Burglars smash club’s machines

Raiders smashed their way into a private members’ club on the Fylde coast and went on the rampage causing more than £500 of damage.
 The burglars struck at Ansdell Institute, on Woodlands Road in Ansdell, where they forced their way through five doors, destroying locks and damaging woodwork.

Some 1,727 motorists were questioned by the RAC.

Drivers admit getting behind wheel when they may have been over drink limit

Around five million drivers believe they have got behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit at least once in the past year, according to new research.

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REGIONAL NEWS: Woman who has faced 'unimaginable trauma' to have daughter taken from her care

A woman who suffered the "unimaginable trauma" of seeing two children die when they were babies must have an 18-month-old daughter taken from her care and placed for adoption even though she has caused the youngster no harm, a family court judge has ruled.
Demi Pearson, 14, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie died in the blaze in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Two charged with murder over house fire that killed three children

Two people have been charged with murder after a house fire left three children dead.

Crews were called out to reports of a car fire on Whitegate Drive at around 4am on Tuesday December 12.

Investigation launched into suspicious car fire in Blackpool

An investigation has been launched into a suspicious car fire in Blackpool, say fire services.
Greater Manchester Police said three men, aged 23, 20 and 18, and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire.


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.
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