Two people are jailed for taking part in sham marriages arranged by a Vietnamese nail bar owner – but the ring leader is still at large
A Vietnamese nail bar owner who was the "spider at the centre of a web" of sham marriages is on the run, a court heard today
The family of a Anthony Stubbs, 16, who was found dead in a wooded area of Leyland have paid tribute to a "caring and loving" boy.
Five people have been arrested after the death of a man in Burnley.
So far, Lancashire Police say his death is 'unexplained.'
Police in Lancashire have made 16 arrests during a week-long crack down on rural crime.
The arrests were for a variety of offences, including theft from rural buildings and poaching. Almost £16,000 of property was recovered. More than 55 rural crime suspects were visited and handed warning letters.
A man from Chorley will appear in court this morning after abusive comments were posted online about missing April Jones.
The schoolgirl disappeared a week ago.
Matthew Wood, who is 20, has been charged with making offensive remarks on Facebook
A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: "Matthew Wood, 20, of Eaves Lane, Chorley is charged under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 with sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive.
"He will appear at Chorley Magistrates on Monday"
Poachers and criminal gangs are being targeted in a police operation in Lancashire.
It involves increased patrols and roadside checks stop livestock thefts.
Rural crime costs the UK more than £50m a year.
Police in Lancashire are hunting a man from Chorley who posted "sick" comments about missing schoolgirl April Jones online.
His comments sparked an angry backlash on Facebook.
A vigilante group is reported to have called at the man's parents' house in Chorley.
Lancashire Police confirmed it was investigating the comments and was looking for a man in connection with their inquiry.
Lia Green's coffin arrives at the English Martyrs' Catholic Church in Preston in a horse-drawn carriage.
She is taken inside in a small pink coffin. All those attending the funeral are wearing something pink.
Police investigating a fire that killed four brothers and sisters in January, say they've had a good response to a national TV appeal.
Detectives asked anyone who knew what had happened to come foward, especially if they had started the fire.
Reece Smith, twins Holly and Ella and their two year old brother Jordan all died in the blaze at their mother's home in Freckleton.