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Callous raiders ransack fire station while crews answer emergency call

Firefighters, who spent four hours battling a house blaze last night, returned to their station to find it had been broken into.

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Clitheroe woman Susan Ashworth will be sentenced next month

Ex-school bursar admits stealing £100k

A former bursar from Clitheroe has admitted she stole around £100,000 from a primary school.

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The defendent has a long record of similar alcohol-related incidents dating back to 2001.

Nelson drink-driver banned for three years

A Nelson man with a long record of drink-driving has been banned from getting behind the wheel for three years by magistrates after his latest incident in which he was more than double the limit.
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The defendant has a previous conviction for excess alcohol.

Driver caught behind wheel after "seven or eight pints and four or five G&Ts" in Colne

A drink-driver almost twice the limit left his number plate after crashing his works van in Colne, a court heard.

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Have you seen Aaliyah who has been missing for two days?

Police appeal for missing teenage girl

Police have put out an appeal to find a teenage girl who has not been since Monday.
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New instant roadside breathalysers will not give drink-drivers time to sober up

Moves to introduce new roadside breathalysers that will allow police to gather on-the-spot proof of drink-driving have been welcomed in Lancashire.

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Burnley Magistrate's Court

Mum attacked police outside Burnley pub

A mum could be facing jail for her third attack on police in about 12 months - and blamed the latest outburst on missing her children's school sports day.
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Anni Smith

Police search for missing girl

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing girl.
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Police appeal

Police hunting man with Burnley and Pendle links for prison recall

Police are appealing for information about a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

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The Samaritans charity bookstall, that was targeted by raiders, and (inset) branch director Victoria Haworth.

Colne charity workers' thanks to customers who rallied support after book stall theft

Charity workers have been touched by the outpouring of sympathy, support and help following a shocking theft at their bookstall.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Refuse collector struck partner's work colleague

A refuse collector who attacked a Booths supervisor at the Barrowford store alleged the victim had been "harassing" his partner, a court heard.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Colne taxi firm boss disqualified

A taxi firm boss was caught at the wheel of a minibus carrying five passengers when he was banned, a court heard.

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The defendant was spoken to by police on the car park at Colne McDonalds at 1am.

Colne man behind the wheel whilst over the limit

A 22-year-old man at the wheel over the limit has put paid to his career as a driver, a court heard.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Police caught 'drunk' man climbing back through Burnley pub door

A reveller thrown out of a pub at New Year smashed a hole in the door and tried to climb back in, a court heard.
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Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

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HGV mechanic Aaron Tschernija was caught in the early hours in Colne.

Colne drug-driver caught with cocaine and cannabis in his system

A drug-driver was found with three substances in his system and was 16 times the legal limit of the main metabolite of cocaine, a court heard.

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Police and Trading Standards conducted the raids

Cash and illegal tobacco seized in raids on shop and house

Around £100,000 of unaccounted-for cash plus a stash of illegal tobacco has been seized in joint Trading Standards and police raids.
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Can you help the police with their investigations?

Police appeal after Sabden burglary

Police are asking local residents for their help in identifying a man who is wanted in connection with a local burglary.
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Have you seen Stephen?

Police appeal to locate man wanted for prison recall

Police are urging members of the public to report any sightings of a man wanted for recall to prison.

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Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Lancs Police and Crime Commissioner hits out at lack of Home Office funding

New data has revealed that Lancashire Constabulary are the biggest losers in a Home Office funding process designed to meet unexpected policing costs, with the county's Police and Crime Commissioner calling for a review.

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