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Battle to save Bowland’s skydancers

A fourth Hen Harrier Day takes place in Bowland in August to highlight the plight of this disappearing bird of prey. FIONA FINCH reports on a local campaign to reclaim the AONB for this and other raptors.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan is retiring from Lancashire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

Last day for Lancashire Chief Constable

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan is retiring from Lancashire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

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How Lancashire officers police the internet

How Lancashire officers police the internet

Lancashire Police and the Child Sexual Exploitation Team are working tirelessly to root out people willing to meet and offend against children online.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Leyland Police Station could close its counter service

10 police stations to close to the public

Ten police stations across Lancashire could shut their doors to the public from next January in a fresh round of economies.

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An example of a fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.
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Peter Ward (front) out cycling on the Guild Wheel

Guild Wheel’s Peter in call for ‘respect’

The co-creator of the Guild Wheel has called on cyclists and motorists to show more respect for each other after he was injured in a “road rage” confrontation.

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Retiring Lancashire Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

‘Police cuts have gone too far, we are not safe’

As the UK’s longest-serving Chief Constable, Steve Finnigan’s opinion ought to count.

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Activity at the Franklaw Water Treatment plant on Catterall Lane, Garstang, after news of water contamination

United Utilities to face prosecution over crypto crisis

United Utilities is to be prosecuted for the drinking water crisis that left thousands of Lancashire people without safe water.

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Murder victim 20 year old Janet Murgatroyd

Haunting final pictures of murdered Preston student released in fresh bid to catch killer

The killer of student Janet Murgatroyd has been urged to give himself up, 21 years after the crime. Detectives still looking into the case say new information has come to light since the initial investigation, but not enough to bring anyone to court.

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Police are warning residents to be vigilant

Police warning after attempted break-ins in Garstang and Great Eccleston

Police are warning residents in the Garstang and Great Eccleston areas to be vigilant following a number of attempted break-ins in the area.
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Michelle enjoyed a full life packed with family activities (L-R Dylan, Michelle, Millie, Tony and Elliot)

'She was a guardian angel' - family of Michelle Kiss pay emotional tribute

A Ribble Valley mum  who devoted her life to caring for her family and friends was a "guardian angel" who must have protected her daughter in the Manchester bomb blast, says her devastated husband..

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Michelle enjoyed a full life packed with family activities (L-R Dylan, Michelle, Millie, Tony, Elliot

'She was a guardian angel' - family of Michelle Kiss pay emotional tribute

A Ribble Valley mum  who devoted her life to caring for her family and friends was a "guardian angel" who must have protected her daughter in the Manchester bomb blast, says her devastated husband.
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Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells

Band halts gigs for injured drummer

Bandmates of Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells have cancelled gigs and suspended work on their latest album until the robbery victim is fit to play again.

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Jane and Philip Sherriff

Family’s relief as bottle killer will stay behind bars

“I’m not a bitter person - I just had to let it go.”

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Road closed again at Wigan terror search scene

Road closed again at Wigan terror search scene

Residents are being allowed back to their homes after being evacuated for the second time in five days.

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Northern Rail services will be running in and out of Manchester Victoria from Tuesday

Manchester’s Victoria station set to reopen

Manchester’s Victoria station will reopen from tomorrow, it has been announced.

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Anti-terror measures around Blackpool Tower including training local businesses

Threat level lowered as armed officers patrol Lancashire streets

The threat level for terrorism in the UK has been reduced from critical to severe, the Prime Minister has said.

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Manchester Victoria station is still closed as it is a crime scene

Bank holiday train cancellations as station still closed after terror attack

Northern Rail has announced the latest revised train timetable for the bank holiday weekend.

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One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning and detectives searched a property in St Helens.

Man arrested in connection with Manchester Arena bomb after raid

Counter-terror police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have carried out fresh raids, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside overnight.

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