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Test seizures during Operation Sceptre

One in five shops sold knives to underage testers

Underage test purchasers were able to buy knives at one in five shops tested during a week-long sting operation across Lancashire.

Cigarette stock photo-2

Lancashire secures £1.6m to bolster efforts to help more people quit smoking

Lancashire County Council has been successful in securing £1.6 million in new funding to bolster its efforts in combating smoking and enhancing smoking cessation services in the region.

Header - White Ribbon Day 2022 Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

Lancashire County Council raises awareness in support of White Ribbon Day 2023

Lancashire County Council is again supporting the annual White Ribbon Campaign, an international campaign established by men to end all forms of male violence against women and girls.

Pippa with the seized goods

Sniffer dog helps Trading Standards to uncover £18,500 of hidden illicit goods

Trading Standards officers booked a Wagtail sniffer dog team, whose amazing canines are trained to sniff out hidden compartments of tobacco, vapes and money.

Packets of drugs piled up on a desk. Some are in blister packs, some are loose. Pink and white round pills, blue/white and yellow liquid filled oblong pills.

Lancashire to benefit from £8.4m scheme tackling drug and alcohol abuse

Addicts across Lancashire are set to benefit from a new £8.4million scheme which aims to reduce drug and alcohol abuse and reduce crime.

John Hartnett, Tom Bailey, County Councillor Aidy Riggott, Phoebe Graham, Mark Chilton

Work starts on pioneering cricket facility in central Lancashire

Construction has started on a high-quality professional and community cricket facility in central Lancashire, which will be the first of its kind.

Vaping products can be targeted at children

Shop assistant fined £900 for selling disposable e-cigarette to a child

A Preston shop assistant has been ordered to pay fines and costs after failing an underage shopper test sting by Trading Standards officers.

Officers discovered a number of illegal vapes

Illegal sales crackdown ahead of Bonfire Night

Lancashire Country Council's Trading Standards team have joined forces with Lancashire Constabulary to crack down on illegal sales by retailers, including fireworks, in the run-up to Bonfire Night on Sunday, November 5.

Councillor Peter Buckley with service manager Liam Hartley and area service lead Isabel Mactague-2

Men urged to access domestic abuse support

A man being supported at the first male refuge in Lancashire has spoken out to encourage others to come forward to access support.

Burnley Library

Warm spaces funding to be agreed to protect the most vulnerable this winter

Councillors are set to agree a revitalised package of measures to support residents this winter, which will see a return of warm hubs across Lancashire.

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Mums urged to make 'informed choices' around breastfeeding

Mums are being urged to breastfeed their babies for the first six months and supported with informed choices by a families and babies charity.