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Investigation into sex abuse by bishop

Police have launched an investigation into sexual abuse by a former bishop who retired to Lancashire
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Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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The new measures form part of efforts to bring down re-offending rates

Probation officers could bar offenders from drinking alcohol or gambling

Criminals could be barred from drinking alcohol or gambling after they are freed from prison under a new drive to tackle re-offending.

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Police forces recorded 110 hate crimes directed at mosques between March and July this year

Lancashire police force figures show fall in hate crimes targeting mosques

Hate crimes targeting mosques across the UK more than doubled in 2017, up from 47 between March and June 2016 to 110 over the same period in 2017.

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Elderly residents reported receiving calls  from con artists claiming to be from the HMRC

SCAM ALERT: Con artists target elderly in Garstang

Police have issued a warning after residents in Garstang were targeted in a scam.
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The IPCC subsequently issued new guidance earlier this year

Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Scores of allegations that police officers and staff abused their position for sex have been reported to a watchdog in the last six months, it has emerged.

Politics
Pictured right: Lancashires Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says 101 system is being 'overwhelmed'

Cuts to the police force mean officers can no longer get to some calls they used to be able to, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said.

News
A warning has been issued after several Preston students reacted badly to these pills

Students taken ill after taking drug linked to deaths

Preston students have been taken ill after taking a drug that has been linked to deaths.
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A group photo of the Lancashire Police team at the top of the Khardung La Pass after their motorcycle challenge for the AWARE charity

Lancashire Police take on dangerous Indian trail for disadvantaged youngsters

A team of Lancashire police officers past and present took on a very different kind of shift with a gruelling motorcycling challenge, riding across two of the world’s highest routes for charity.

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Police at the scene in Greymist Avenue, Woolston, following a police counter-terrorism raid where a 31-year-old man was arrested as part of raids this morning by officers following an investigation into the banned extreme right-wing group National Action (Pic: Andy Hampson/PA Wire)

Lancashire man among 11 arrested by counter terrorism police

A Lancashire man is among 11 men arrested by counter terrorism police following an investigation into banned extreme right-wing group National Action.

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Investigation after 'suspicious' van fire in Garstang

A fire which fire services described as "suspicious" started in a van on a street in Garstang.
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Pictured left, Jamie Parkinson, right,  pensioner Jimmy Booth

Hit and run driver jailed after leaving Clayton Brook grandad for dead

These are the sickening injuries a 79-year-old great-grandad suffered after a disqualified, uninsured hit and run driver ploughed into him as he crossed the road.
News

Motorway madness lands driver in hot water

If you ever want a lesson in how not to join a motorway, this is it
Transport
Ian Brady

Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

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Biker jailed for 'hair-raising' wheelie-pulling, selfie-taking motorway stunts

A biker who took selfies and pulled wheelies on a motorway before speeding at up to 117mph has been jailed for eight months and given a 28-month driving ban.

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The UK's lead police officer on child protection has said forces will "potentially" have to look at working with so-called paedophile hunters (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Police forces may have to consider working with ‘paedophile hunters’

The UK's lead police officer on child protection has said forces will "potentially" have to look at working with so-calledpaedophile hunters.

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Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink driving

Footballer Wayne Rooney has pleaded guilty to drink driving on a night out while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.
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Hunt for jogger who pushed woman in front of a bus: new image of suspect released

Detectives investigating the assault of a woman who was pushed in front of a London bus by a jogger have released a further CCTV image of the suspect.
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Aeryon Skyranger drone

Drones could be used by police to fight terror attacks

Drone technology could be used to respond to terror attacks, support armed operations and assist searches for suspects under a trial launched by Scotland Yard.

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Picture of  Carl Siddall posted by the Cheshire Police Twitter account

Cheshire Police search for 'violent' convict who absconded from open prison

Police are hunting a convict who has absconded from prison this weekend. Carl Siddall, aged 33, is wanted after fleeing on Saturday, from HMP Thorn Cross, an open prison near Warrington, Cheshire.
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