A woman from Blackpool has been jailed for committing a burglary on a disabled man while he was at home in bed.
Police in Blackpool are investigating after thieves stole from a dressing room being used by stars of Strictly Come Dancing.
Police say they're determined to find out what happened to Blackpool teenager Charlene down who vanished 10 years ago.
Assistant Chief Constable Andy Rhodes speaks to Granada 10 years on from the disappearance of Charlene Downes. Police think she may have been the victim of grooming before she was murdered.
Police urge people to 'remember Charlene' ten years after her disappearance and murder. This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Blackpool teen, Charlene Downes. Lancashire police are hoping to jog people's memories about what happened to her.
"This tenth anniversary of Charlene's disappearance gives us a good opportunity for a new appeal for information to try to jog people's memories about what happened to Charlene and who is responsible. This will be a difficult time for her family and friends and our thoughts are with them, as they always have been.
– ACC Andy Rhodes
"Whilst we have never given up our search for information about what happened to Charlene, we are reviewing all aspects of the investigation again in the hope that we can uncover some new leads or revisit some old ones again."
"There will be people who know what happened to Charlene. She was just 14 years old when she went missing and was murdered, her body has never been found and I would appeal to anyone who has any information to come forward. It's not too late to make a difference."
This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Blackpool teenager, Charlene Downes. The 14 year old vanished on the 1st November 2003 after leaving her home in Blackpool and hasn't been seen since.
Lancashire police say they've never given up its search for information about Charlene, who is believed to have been murdered, and are using this poignant anniversary to refresh their appeal.
Despite an on-going investigation and numerous appeals, those responsible have never been brought to justice and her body has never been found.
Four councils in the North West are "inadequate" at caring for some of the most vulnerable children in society, a report has found.
The standard of child protection at Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cumbria and Rochdale councils is "unacceptably poor", Ofsted has warned.
The watchdog which inspects children's social care including child protective services, said more needs to be done to address "incompetent and ineffective" leadership in children's services.
It said some managers do not have a "firm understanding" of what constitutes good practice.
A film made by doctors, designed to encourage health staff to get the flu jab, has caused outrage among trade unions.
Blackpool Victoria Hospital says the video, which the staff who made it have called "Reservoir Docs", has been a success and led to more staff getting the vaccine.
But one of the hospital's leading unions is accusing the trust of being insensitive about violence against NHS employees.
Our correspondent Rachel Townsend has the story:-
Staff at Blackpool Victoria hospital have come under fire for their 'Reservoir Docs' video to encourage staff to get vaccinated against flu.
Sean Gibson from Unison told us:
"The video actually depicts acts of violence against NHS staff. We appreciate what the message was meant to be and Unison supports the vaccination of staff."
He went on to say: "There has been over 50,000 attacks on NHS staff over the last year alone by the general public. Whether this is tongue in cheek or not the depiction of violence against staff on trust property we have problems with.
See the video here.
Staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have come up with a unique way to urge staff to get the flu jab.
They've used the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film 'Reservoir Dogs,' to highlight the importance of getting immunised, including the infamous, ear cutting scene.
The video has come in for criticism from some groups because it's connection to the super violent film.