Three "cruel" care workers have been found guilty of ill-treating elderly dementia sufferers at a nursing home "for laughs".
The coroner in the inquest of a mother found dead in a maternity unit says he has grave concerns about the quality of her care.
Lancashire Police are offering £25,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of a man after a security van was robbed in Preston.
The latest version of BAe's Typhoon fighter jet - manufactured and built in Lancashire - has begun flight tests.
The combat aircraft, known as Tranche 3, is built at Warton with parts manufactured at nearby Samlesbury.
The first Tranche 3 has been produced for the RAF by the Eurofighter consortium and assembled by BAE Systems.
British Single Seat aircraft no.116took to the skies for the first time with pilot Nat Makepeace in the cockpit.
Protestors will face representatives of fracking company Cuadrilla when they meet Hyndburn Council later.
Its over its plans to carry out tests for gas drilling.
Councillors have expressed concerns over the safety and environmental impact of the controversial technique.
Pupils at a school in Lancaster will find out today if it's to be closed by the council.
Skerton Community High School was described by inspectors as 'inadequate.'
Campaigners say it's closure will have a devastating impact
A paraglider from Lancashire was killed after a fatal "spiral dive", an inquest has heard.
Kenneth Ebbrell, an experienced paraglider and hang glider, died after crashing on to rocks at Buckstones Edge, near Huddersfield in Novermber last year.
The 54-year-old, from Unsworth, near Bury, was estimated to be between 50ft and 100ft high when he appeared to get into difficulties, the jury at the inquest at Bradford Coroner's Court heard.
Detective Inspector Andy Hulme from Lancashire Police said: “I am pleased with the verdicts today.
These victims represent some of the most vulnerable members of our community who have been subjected to ill treatment at the hands of people who were entrusted to care for them and improve their quality of life.
Instead Smith, Moore, Cairns and Pearson showed a total disregard for their wellbeing, displaying contemptible behaviour that should never be tolerated.
I would like to take this opportunity to commend those members of staff who had the courage and decency to speak out against this despicable behaviour.
If it wasn’t for their brave actions we may not be where we are today."
A couple from Blackpool who have just won a national award for their homeless charity.
It means even more to them as they themselves were once forced to sleep rough.
Carol and Len Fowler had settled in the seaside resort in the 1980s with hopes of running a guest house.
But as visitor numbers dropped so too did their income and they ended up living on the streets.
Now they run a charity called The Well project, which provides food and support for homeless people.
Amy Welch reports.
Three care workers have been found guilty of neglecting and ill-treating elderly residents at a North Lancashire care home.
Carol Moore, 54, Katie Cairns, 27, and Gemma Pearson, 28, were all convicted of being a carer involved in the ill treatment and wilful neglect of a person with lack of capacity contrary to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 at Preston Crown Court.
Cairns of Riverview Court, Morecambe was found guilty of three offences, Pearson of Hill Street, Carnforth and Moore of Ripon Avenue, Lancaster were both convicted of one offence.
Moore, who was initially charged with three offences, was found not guilty of the two other offences.
Earlier this year, a fourth person, Darren Smith, 35, of Howgill Avenue, Lancaster pleaded guilty to eight offences of being a carer involved in the ill treatment and wilful neglect of a person with lack of capacity contrary to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
The charges related to the mistreatment of seven men and one woman between May 2010 and September 2011.
All the victims had been diagnosed as suffering from dementia.
The group were found to have abused residents in their care in a number of ways: they mocked them, bullied them and on occasions deliberately assaulted them.
Most of the neglect and ill treatment related to instances of throwing bean bags and balls deliberately at the residents.
All four will be sentenced on Friday 10th January at Preston Crown Court.
Two men who from Lancashire who were accused of threatening to blow up a plane that was diverted to Stansted Airport, have been cleared.
Tayyab Subhani and Mohammed Safdar were found to not be guilty of endangering the aircraft at Chelmsford Crown Court.