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First warnings to beggars issued in Preston city centre crackdown

One of the warning letters and a homeless man on Preston's streets The first warnings have been issued to persistent beggars in Preston city centre. Preston Police were out with officers from Preston City Council in the Off The Streets campaign. They […]

1 month ago
Petrol bombs thrown through windows of Lea home

Flames from the window as one of the men watches Pictures show how a home in Lea was targeted by suspected arsonists. Flames leap from the windows of a property in Blackpool Road after ‘petrol bombs’ were thrown through them. […]

1 month ago
Arrest made on Megabus at Preston Bus Station

The scene at Preston Bus Station on Tuesday afternoon Pic: Paul van de Rooy A man has been arrested after an incident on a coach at Preston Bus Station. Passengers waiting at the grade II listed building saw police surrounding and searching a Megabus. […]

2 months ago
Preston begging crackdown: How do community protection notices work

Police would use the notices in the centre of Preston Pic Tony Worrall As a clampdown on people begging in Preston city centre begins there are two ways the police say they are dealing with it. It involves using new laws which came […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement These are the dognapping figures for Lancashire

The law has changed - make sure your dog is microchipped Dognappers are striking every five hours on average across Britain with certain breeds in particular being targeted. More than 1,800 dogs have been stolen across the country in the last […]

2 months ago
Polish supermarket is banned from selling booze

The Europa is in Ribbleton Lane Pic: Google The licence of Europa Delikatesy, the Polish supermarket on Ribbleton Lane, has been suspended with extra conditions added, following a licensing hearing with Preston City Council’s licensing committee. The off-licence was […]

2 months ago
Pensioner attacked and robbed off Queen Street

Princess Street where the attack took place A pensioner has been forced to the ground and money taken from him during a robbery in Preston city centre. Police are appealing for witnesses after a 78-year-old was attacked […]

2 months ago
This is what hygiene inspectors found inside Preston supermarket

The closed One Stop in Ribbleton A mini-supermarket has been fined after eight dead mice were found scattered across the shop. One Stop Stores Limited was visited by environmental health officers who found the mice on glue […]

2 months ago
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