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Jury finds Barrow man guilty of sexual assaults against two women

Jeffery Ronald Richardson, 37, of Severn Road, denied two charges of sexual assault and one assault by penetration, from October 6 in Barrow, when he appeared at Preston Crown Court last week. After hearing the evidence, jurors found him guilty of all...

 

WATCH: An open-armed welcome as City Mosque Preston opens its doors to all

People of all faiths and no faith at all descended upon City Mosque Preston as mosque’s across Lancashire opened their doors to the wider community. The open day on Sunday (February 18) - styled as #VisitMyMosque - saw the mosque in North Road...

 
Driving instructors in relationships with young pupils could be struck off

Driving instructors in relationships with young pupils could be struck off

Driving instructors who have relationships with their young students risk being struck off the register. Jacqui Turland, registrar for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), said she will treat sexual relationships between instructors and...

News & Star, 53 min. ago
 

WATCH: An open-armed welcome as City Mosque Preston opens its doors to all

People of all faiths and no faith at all descended upon City Mosque Preston as mosque’s across Lancashire opened their doors to the wider community. The open day on Sunday (February 18) - styled as #VisitMyMosque - saw the mosque in North Road...

Burnley Express, today, 18:58
 

Police on the scene of 'suspicious' field fire near Adlington

Police have attended the scene of a fire just outside Adlington. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon (February 18) near to Waterford Close in Heath Charnock. In a statement on Facebook, Chorley Police said: "There is a large plume of smoke...

Chorley Guardian, today, 18:54
 

Cultural diversity celebrated in Carlisle

Flags from around the world were flying in Carlisle for a celebration of cultural diversity. Hundreds of people gathered at Richard Rose Central Academy for the return of Culture Bazaar, which took place again today for the first time in five years....

News & Star, today, 18:53
 

Hero PC who saved man in dramatic River Irwell rescue: 'I thought he was gone at one point'

THE COURAGEOUS police officer who leapt into the freezing water of the River Irwell to save a distressed man from drowning has spoken of his pride. Mohammed Nadeem, a student police constable, dove in to help a man who had fallen into the river in...

Bury Times, today, 18:50
 

Police on the scene of 'suspicious' field fire near Adlington

Police have attended the scene of a fire just outside Adlington. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon (February 18) near to Waterford Close in Heath Charnock. In a statement on Facebook, Chorley Police said: "There is a large plume of smoke...

 
Man and woman with toddler carry out race hate attack in town centre

Man and woman with toddler carry out race hate attack in town centre

A man and woman who had a toddler with them assaulted and racially abused a man in a Cumbrian town centre. The pair - who had a child in a pushchair with them - carried out the hate crime in Workington. Police, who are investigating, said the man and...

News & Star, today, 18:37
 

New chief constable for Cumbria set to be confirmed

Crime commissioner Peter McCall has recommended Michelle Skeer, the current deputy chief constable, for the county force's top job. His choice of preferred candidate follows a two-day selection process. Current chief Jerry Graham will retire from his...

 

'Horrible' fight of Barrow two-year-old to be celebrated at family fundraiser

Jason Andrews and his wife Sheree have spoken of the "horrible" fight after hearing their daughter wouldn't make it through the night. Daisy Brooke Andrews, who turned two in September last year, will be guest of honour on the night. Mr...

 
New chief constable for Cumbria set to be confirmed

New chief constable for Cumbria set to be confirmed

Cumbria's next chief constable is set to be confirmed in the post this week. Crime commissioner Peter McCall has recommended Michelle Skeer, the current deputy chief constable, for the county force's top job. His choice of preferred candidate follows...

News & Star, today, 18:07
 
Man and woman with toddler carry out race hate attack on street

Man and woman with toddler carry out race hate attack on street

A man and woman who had a toddler with them assaulted and racially abused a man in a Cumbrian town centre. The pair - who had a child in a pushchair with them - carried out the hate crime in Workington. Police, who are investigating, said the man and...

News & Star, today, 18:07
 
Man assaulted and called names in west Cumbria hate incident

Man assaulted and called names in west Cumbria hate incident

A man was assaulted and called names in a racially aggravated hate incident in Workington. He was attacked and racially abused by a man and woman in their 20s in at about 2pm yesterday. The woman is described as having dark hair and was wearing a...

News & Star, today, 17:36
 

Specialist school presented with much-needed funds

A cheque for £300 was presented to staff and pupils from a specialist school after its brand new bus was stolen. Staff and pupils from Broadfield Specialist School at Oswaldtwistle were presented with the cheque at the Swan with Two Necks at...

Clitheroe Advertiser, today, 17:02
 


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