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This category relates to all things to do with crime in Preston.

Disability support group sues County Council over care cuts

A disability support group is so unhappy with Lancashire County Council’s cuts they are planning to sue them. Last month the council announced their budget which included £179m worth of […]

10 years ago
20 mph road plans are ‘ludicrous’, says councillor

Lewis Balyckyi Plans to reduce Lancashire’s residential roads to 20mph have been branded ‘ludicrous’ by a city councillor. Councillor Drew Gale made the comment after deaths and serious injuries in the county […]

10 years ago
Drugs dog and body scanner used at Preston station

A scheme designed to crackdown on anti-social behaviour led to an arrest at Preston train station. Operation Valentine, run by British Transport Police, used airport-style metal detectors and a drugs […]

10 years ago
Preston people being scammed ‘left, right and centre’

Preston gets more scam mail than any other region in Lancashire, according to the county council – but a month-long campaign aims to stop people falling prey to cons that […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston woman conned out of £9,000

A woman who was conned out of £9,000 by a con artist on a dating website has spoken of her ordeal. The 50-year-old woman, known as Sarah, was tricked into […]

10 years ago
Councillor to leave role with a heavy heart after 20 years

Preston is to lose one of its most revered councillors, after Frank De Molfetta revealed he was stepping down. Councillor De Molfetta, 68, will not stand for re-election in May, […]

10 years ago
Tragic Lewis died doing what he loved

The tragic death of rising cycling star Lewis Balyckyi is one of many young people who die on Lancashire’s roads each year. Lewis, just 18 when he died in January, was […]

10 years ago
Preston to play part in LGBT history month

Shocking historical records that show gay men being imprisoned and hanged for their sexuality will be unveiled in Preston later this month. Lancashire Record Office will open its doors on […]

10 years ago
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