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Fleetwood faker fined £2,500 for car boot sale clothing and accessories

A Fleetwood woman caught selling counterfeit clothing and accessories at a local car boot sale has been sentenced following action by Lancashire's Trading Standards Service.

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Lancashire supports World AIDS Day

Lancashire County Council is supporting World AIDS Day this Friday, December 1.

Pendle Ladies Choir (then known as Nelson Civic Ladies Choir, shown at the finals) were crowned the 2023 winners

Spellbinding performances at the final of the 2023 Choir of the Year contest

The final of the second annual Lancashire Choir of the Year competition saw amazing performances by some of the best singers from across the county, writes Danielle Thompson.

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.

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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.