Fylde coast and Fleetwood festive refuge in 21st year

An annual festive appeal which helps less fortunate families on the Fylde coast and in Fleetwood has been officially launched for this Christmas.

Lancashire has fewer roads officers, says a report

Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England’s roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

The stopped car. Photo: Lancashire Road Police.

Suspected drink and drug drivers caught travelling wrong way down a one way street

Police in Blackpool have arrested two people after stopping a car travelling the wrong way down a one way street.
The words 'Ban fracking' were spray painted onto the windows of Barclays in Clifton Street. Photo: Michael Sayward.

Bank vandalised with anti-fracking gesture

A high-street bank has had its front windows vandalised in what appears to be an anti-fracking protest.
Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

Preston Crown Court

‘I set him up to get slapped’

Three men and a woman have denied stabbing a Blackpool dad on a residential road in the resort.


Man on sex video charge

A man has been charged with sex crimes after an explicit video of two children was shared online.


WARNING: Strong language - McDonald's employee headbutts customer after row over chicken nuggets

This is the shocking moment a McDonald's customer is headbutted by an employee after an argument broke out - over CHICKEN NUGGETS.
The woman was walking along Mason Close at around 6pm on Tuesday, December 5

Pensioner targeted by bag snatcher

A 79-year-old woman was left  extremely "shaken" after she had her bag snatched in Freckleton, say police.
The woman was walking near toFairhaven Lake on Tuesday, November 21 at around 12.30pm when a man approached her.

Man 'flashed' lone female dog walker

A man flashed at a woman while she was out walking her dog in Fairhaven, say police.
Illegal dentist Lynda Collins

Woman ran illegal dentist practice from ‘dirty’ B&B kitchen

A woman who operated as an illegal dentist from the kitchen of a Blackpool B&B has been fined after leaving a patient traumatised and in pain.

Hodgson Academy, where a warning was sent to parents and guardians about the video

Poulton school warning as ‘highly sexual’ video of children is shared

Parents have been warned to keep their children safe online after a ‘highly sexual’ video of two children was shared on social media.

National Police Air Service Warton, Lancashire.

Questions over deal for police helicopter

The decision to close the Fylde coast’s police helicopter base was made using flawed information, a new report has said.

Top tips to avoid a Christmas burglary

Top tips to avoid a Christmas burglary

Christmas may traditionally be the time for goodwill - but 'Grinch-like' criminals don't subscribe to that view.

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

As appeal was launched after Mary-Kate Morrison went missing from home

Missing teen is found in Blackpool

A teenager who went missing from her home in Lytham has been found, say police.

Can you help police find missing 15-year-old Mary-Kate Morrison?

Police search for missing girl, 15, from Lytham

Police are appealing for information to find a teenage girl who has gone missing from her home in Lytham.

Lancashire Road Police mount their drink driving campaign and are seen here on Preston New Road, Marton.

Police mount drink drive checks today

Lancashire Road Police are mounting drink drive checkpoints over the festive period and have made a start across Blackpool and Wyre today.

Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.

The body of Lisa Chadderton, 44, was found in a flat in Topping Street, above Gillespie's Bar at 10.15am by emergency services on Monday morning.

Man accused of Blackpool mum's murder appears in court

A man accused of murdering a Blackpool mum has appeared in court.

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