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Delivery driver escapes jail after being caught commiting benefit fraud

A man from Lancaster who claimed 35 thousand pounds in disability benefits and said he needed round-the-clock care has been given a four month suspended prison sentence after investigators caught him at work as a delivery driver.

59-year-old Andrew Mitchell was caught on camera carrying thousands of heavy parcels around despite telling the Department for Work and Pensions that he could not leave the house alone.


Instant homes built in Blackburn

An instant home at Blackburn company Easy Base Home Credit: Together Housing Group

Four 'instant' homes are being put up in Blackburn today.

The homes were built off-site and transported in two pieces, to Monmouth Road where they wil be put together on-site .

Each unit weigh 25 tonnes and is fully decorated with a kitchen and bathroom already installed.

Unit being lifted by a crane Credit: Together Housing Group

The houses were built by Blackburn company Easy Base Home.

The homes are a pilot project that will run for three years.

The home is transported to the site Credit: Together Housing Group
The home in loaded off the transporter in Blackburn Credit: Together Housing Group

Police CCTV appeal over Preston assault

CCTV of suspect Credit: Lancashire Police

Police have released CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault in Preston city centre.

On Wednesday 26 March, a 28-year-old man was attacked outside a takeaway on Church Street around 3.20am.

The man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries to his face and shoulder.


Nigel Evans vows to win back the trust of his constituents

by Daniel Hewitt

Lancashire MP Nigel Evans, who has been cleared of nine sexual offences, has told ITV News that the support of his constituents helped him get through his '11 months of hell'

Mr Evans likened the trial to being hit by a truck every day, but said the faith of people in the Ribble Valley had kept him 'solid'.

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