How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

Mehdi Aitsilarbi, 16 and Destiny Ema, 13,were last seen around 8pm on Saturday, August 19in the Square Lane area.

APPEAL: Two boys missing from Catforth

Two teenage boys have been missing from Catforth for several days, say police.


NATIONAL: Family of boy killed in Barcelona attack say they were 'blessed to have him'

More than £34,000 has been raised for the family of a "much-loved" seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack.
The CPS says it will p rosecute complaints of hate crime online "with the same robust and proactive approach used with offline offending

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as "offline" offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.
Abid Hussain

Drugs gang who flooded north west with cocaine and heroin jailed

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years, say police.
Chris Parker

'Homeless hero' denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack victims

"Homeless hero" Chris Parker said "I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing" after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

Tablet computers are among banned items discovered behind bars

Computer tablets thrown into grounds of jail

Computer tablets have been thrown into prison grounds in the latest example of contraband smuggling to hit the jail estate.

261 cats were reported stolen in 2016

40% rise in number of cats stolen over two years, study shows

The number of cats stolen in the UK jumped by 40% in two years, a new study has revealed.

The cost of rural crime to businesses in Lancashire fell by more than 40 per cent in a year.

Huge drop in cost to county of rural crime

The cost of rural crime to businesses in Lancashire fell by more than 40 per cent in a year.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

Action Fraud

Royal Mail warn of fake 'missed delivery' cards

Royal Mail and Action Fraud are warning households not to duped by fake missed delivery cards.

People are being urged not to give personal details over the phone

Wyre Council chiefs warning over cold-calling tax scam

Council chiefs have urged people not to give personal details over the phone after reports of scammers claiming to be tax officials.

Tony Blair

High court rejects Iraq general's bid for Blair war prosecution

The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.

Manchester Airport

Man accused of hiding pipe bomb in hand luggage at Manchester Airport

A man will go on trial today accused of having a pipe bomb in his hand luggage at Manchester Airport.
Charlie Gard's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates

'Sorry we couldn't save you' says Charlie Gard's mum as court fight ends

Charlie Gard's parents have ended their legal fight over treatment for their terminally-ill baby son, saying: "We are sorry we could not save you."


496% surge in cybercrime in Lancashire

Cybercrime is rapidly rising as criminals use the Internet to commit a multitude of criminal activities using the Internet and law enforcement agencies are struggling to cope with the huge growth of the problem, an investigation has revealed.

More than eight crews attended the blaze on Moss lane in Garstang. Pic: Andrew Moreland

Building 'substantially damaged' after blaze in Garstang

An investigation has been launched after a 'suspicious' fire started at a disused building in Garstang, say fire services.
Car fire in Preesall

Car found on fire by the side of the road in Preesall

A car was found on fire at the side of the road tonight.

Janet Murgatroyd

Fresh leads in Janet cold case appeal

Detectives are chasing up a number of new leads following a fresh appeal to catch the brutal murderer of Preston law student Janet Murgatroyd in 1996.

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