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.
Police are appealing for information about a 21 year old man who is missing from his home in Upholland.
Thomas Orsman was last seen around 7.15am by his mum on the morning of Tuesday 26th November at their home address on Parsonage Close getting ready for work.
He texted his mum after work at around 7.15pm to say he was on the bus home but failed to return.
Police and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and are appealing for anyone with any information about his whereabouts to contact them.
He is described as white; 5 feet 10 inches tall and large build. He has short dark brown hair, brown eyes, a tanned complexion and a beard.
He wears glasses and was last seen dressed in a black quilted waist length coat, black suit trousers and a shirt with a purple and pink tie.
Thomas travels to work daily in Warrington on a bus and a train.
PC Jessica Spencer said: “Thomas has recently been suffering from depression and his disappearance is completely out of character.
His family are understandably very concerned and we’d urge anybody that has been in contact with him or thinks they may have seen him since Monday or knows where he could be to contact police immediately on 101.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an armed robbery on a bank in Lytham.
It took place around 8.20pm on Tuesday 26th November.
Three men wearing high-visibility vests and balaclavas attacked the Santander Bank on Clifton Street whilst a G4S van was making a cash delivery.
The offenders used sledgehammers and axes to smash the glass in the front door to force their way in.
They made off with cassettes from a cash machine inside the bank containing an undisclosed sum of money.
The men escaped in a Silver Ford Focus which has been recovered from Talbot Road, near to the junction with Norfolk Avenue.
The car is being forensically examined.
An investigation is underway and anyone and police are urging witnesses to come forward.
A study has found more men in the North West are reporting domestic violence than anywhere else in the country.
Researchers at the University of Lancashire say a recent Coronation Street plotline involving the character of Tyrone Dobbs has encouraged more men to break their silence.
Adam McClean reports.
Police in Lancaster are asking the public for information after nine chickens were killed during a break in at a school.
Police say the offenders broke into the school between the evening of Friday 8th November and the following morning at Rylands School on Torrisholme Road.
The chickens were found with their necks snapped on Saturday morning by a member of staff.
PC Dave Pinnington said:
“The offenders clearly knew where these chickens were kept and I would encourage anyone that may have information about this incident to come forward.
“The children at the school have been left very upset and anybody that could assist with our investigation is urged to contact Lancaster Police on 101.”
A schoolgirl from Lancashire, woken from a coma by an Adele song, is trying to make life more bearable for children in hospital. Charlotte Neve, who's nine, suffered brain damage after a blood vessel burst. Doctors didn't think she'd recover.
But her Mum sang her favourite song to her - Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' - and the youngster came round. She's now making Lottie boxes, boxes full of gifts and treats to cheer up those who'd otherwise suffer a not-so festive season.
You can find out more at lottiebox.co.uk
Men in the North West are more likely to be victims of domestic violence than anywhere else in the country.
More than 6% of men in the region suffered domestic violence, compared to around 4% in the South East.
The University of Central Lancashire is holding a conference on the issue today.
RECORD numbers of visitors have flocked to Lancaster City Museum to see one of the largest collections of Viking silver ever found in Britain.
More than 5,000 people went to see the Silverdale Hoard exhibition when it opened during the school half-term, and the museum is still welcoming around 300 visitors a day.
Visitor figures are nearly 300% up on the same period last year, the museum said.
The pieces include beautifully crafted jewellery, coins and 141 silver fragments and ingots. These are known as hacksilver, which the Vikings used as money.
The Hoard had been buried in a pouch under a field in Silverdale, where it lay for more than 1,000 years before being discovered in September 2011.
Councillor Ron Sands, Lancaster City Council's cabinet member with responsibility for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “It is inspiring to see so many people taking pride in their local heritage and culture by seizing the opportunity to view this fabulous collection."
The exhibition runs until Saturday 21 December before moving to its permanent home at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston.