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Stretched Lancashire Police's rest day crisis revealed amid claims of police shortages across England and Wales.

Police officers across the county are owed thousands of hours in unclaimed rest days, new figures reveal.
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VIDEO: Smile put back on tourist family's faces after their car is nicked from their hotel's car park by high-tech thieves

A family almost had their holiday to Blackpool ruined after high-tech thieves stole their car, as well as a deeply sentimental football shirt inside it.

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Sacked AFC Fylde football coach re-bailed

A football coach at AFC Fylde arrested on suspicion of illicit contact with one of the club’s youth players has been re-bailed to June.

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Harvey's Chicken & Pizza, Poulton St, Kirkham

Boss of takeaway which sold ‘putrefying’ food is jailed for four years

A takeaway boss has been jailed for four years after a court heard about a catalogue of food hygiene offences, including selling rotten food.

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Radina Pondeva, 30, was found on Tuesday, April 10 in the Blackpool area.

Missing woman is found

A Fleetwood woman who went missing from Blackpool Victoria hospital has been found safe and well, say police.

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Nice try, but police officers were not fooled

Police uncover cannabis factory in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester police were not deterred by this sign in the garden of a house in Prestwich today.

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Football coach arrested after sending ‘inappropriate’ messages to a 17-year-old youth player

A football coach at AFC Fylde has been arrested after sending “inappropriate” messages to one of the club’s youth players.

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Residents from Lindsay Court at Blackpool magistrates

Nightmare for residents of Blackpool flats who could end up homeless over repair costs of around £2.8m

A group of 70 pensioners and other residents fear they could be made homeless if a judge rules massive refurbishment costs for their flats are reasonable.

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Police are looking into the case.

Resort police surround house after man stabbed

A man received an injury to his ear after becoming embroiled in a couple’s domestic incident at South Shore in the early hours of this morning.

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Police are investigating

Police appeal after man hit with hammer and cosh

A man was subjected to a terrifying attack with a hammer and a cosh which left him suffering cuts and bruises.

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Police are looking into the case.

Fraud warning after bogus officials target pensioner

Police are investigating a suspected fraud after two bogus council bailiffs targeted an elderly woman and tried to find out her bank details.

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Man injured in 'unprovoked' Easter Monday glass attack

A man suffered a deep cut to his wrist after being attacked in the early hours of Easter Monday.
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Lancashire Police has received a good rating at inspection

Crime reports on rise

Lancashire Police has received a good rating for keeping people safe and preventing crime.

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Edward Hayes' ordeal began when Irish nun Sister Mary Conleth, real name Bessie Veronica Lawler, singled him out for the forbidden trysts

Lytham nun 'raped schoolboy with picture of Virgin Mary on his wall... and only ended abuse when she got PREGNANT'

A grandfather has told how a depraved nun sexually abused him in a care home as a 12-year-old boy – and she went on to become PREGNANT.
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Lancashire Police horse Caton, pictured enjoying a gallop on Blackpool beach

Galloping into retirement for police horse Caton

Lancashire police horse Caton is beginning a well-earned retirement.

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Owen Burns, who has been jailed for 14 years aftrer admitting child rape

Blackpool Child rapist caged for 14 years

A man has been jailed for 14 years after admitting child rape.

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Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
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Police hunt man after car driven at paramedic in Blackpool

Police hunt man after car driven at paramedic in Blackpool

Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was driven at an on-duty paramedic in Blackpool.

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A firefighter sprays the remains of the boat

Arson suspected after boat fire

A blaze which destroyed a small boat moored at Lytham is believed to have been started deliberately.

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The Harbour, in Preston New Road, Marton

Van man sparks security scare at Blackpool mental health unit

A mental health hospital in Blackpool has increased security after a man sparked a major alert by driving menacingly towards the front gate.

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