World Cup joy turns sour as minority are branded a 'total disgrace' - and Lancashire police deals with 2,200 calls in just 24 hours

Police in Lancashire have dealt with a record number of calls in the past 24 hours - some 2,200 - with a 'surge in demand' after England's World Cup quarter final victory over Sweden yesterday.

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Own your business? Police want you to keep an eye out for 'modern slavery'

Lancashire Police is asking businesses in the construction and food processing industries to be on the lookout for employees who may have been trafficked into forced labour.
The alleged text message being sent to residents in an attempt to steal their personal details (Picture: Action Fraud)

Why you should watch out for THIS Argos text offering you a refund

Conmen are sending fake texts to residents in Lancashire, offering refunds from retail giant Argos.

Sir Alex Ferguson has had emergency surgery, Man Utd said (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson has emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage, his former club Manchester United have announced.

The country is set to bask under the glorious sunshine this weekend

Off work on Monday? You could be about to enjoy a record-breaking day of sun!

Sun worshippers are set to sizzle in the spring heatwave, with Bank Holiday Monday forecast to be the hottest since records began.

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An ex GP with a seriously ill wife explains why we should all cherish the NHS

Dr Peter Curtis spend his working life in the NHS, but when he  retired he saw the service from the other side, as his wife developed a serious illness  and he became her carer.

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Tower Circus a Blackpool tradition

Nothing is more Blackpool than the Tower Circus, writes Michael Holmes.

Derek Cartwright is 'retiring' from his role, the ambulance service has confirmed

Ambulance chief to retire - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed.
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'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently.

The yellow weather warning means residents should 'be aware'. Picture: Met Office

Warning as forecasters say snow storm could knock out mobile phone service

A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, with forecasters predicting snow of up to 15cm.

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No injuries after Leyland takeaway fryer sets alight - sparking call out involving four fire engines

Nobody was hurt when a Leyland takeaway's fryer caught fire earlier this evening, fire officials said.

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Tailbacks on the M6 after crash involving multiple vehicles

There are long delays on the M6 motorway after a crash involving a number of vehicles, police said.

VIDEO: Thousands brave weather to pay a touching tribute to Saffie

Touching tributes were paid to Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack, as thousands turned out to Leyland’s Christmas lights switch-on.
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