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Bogus caller warning after senior citizens robbed in Carnforth and Slyne

9/2/16: Detectives are urging homeowners to be vigilant following several reports of bogus callers. who appear to be targeting senior citizens and stealing money. Around 1.00pm on Monday 1st February, a man approached an address in Carnforth claiming he was owed money for work he carried out on the property’s chimney.

Green Party's Chris Coates runs for Carnforth city councillor post

14/11/15: Long standing member of the Green Party and former city and county councillor Chris Coates is standing for the Party in the Carnforth and Millhead by-election on 26th November 2015.

Laura's Leisure Soft Play for Under-5s.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Carnforth, LA5 9LR. Every Monday 10 - 11.30am. A full range of soft play equipment for under 5's, music, activities and a toddler bouncy castle. £2.50 per child includes juice and biscuits (£1 for siblings, under 6 months free). Tel. 0752 897 3299  

Appeal after £70,000 of alcohol stolen from Carnforth haulage firm

8/11/13: Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a haulage firm in Carnforth where £70,000 worth of alcohol was stolen. The burglary took place sometime between 6.30pm on Friday 1st November and 9am on Sunday 3rd November at the small family run haulage company in Tewitfield.

Appeal after pedestrian is seriously injured in Carnforth accident

2/10/13: Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Carnforth last week. The collision occurred at around 10.05pm on Friday 27th September on Scotland Road in Carnforth when a silver Ford Mondeo, which was travelling towards Lancaster from Carnforth, collided with the man, who was stood in the road.

Motorway accident victim named

4/6/13: Following the fatal road traffic collision on the M6 last week, the man who died has now been named as 34-year-old Mark Wilson from Kendal. "Mark was an amazing, genuine man," said his family in a statement, "and anyone who knew him would speak kindly of him.

Have your say on Carnforth and Cannon Hill conservation areas

27/2/13: Lancaster City Council is inviting members of the public to have their say on the Carnforth and Cannon Hill, Lancaster conservation area appraisals. Both Carnforth and Cannon Hill have areas that are designated as conservation areas.

Jewellery and gold stolen in Carnforth

14/11/12: Detectives are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of jewellery, gold bullion and platinum was stolen from a jewellery shop in Carnforth. Macmillan-Clare Designer Goldsmiths at Greenlands Farm Village, Tewitfield was targeted around 8.30pm on Wednesday 7th November 2012. At this stage, it is not known whether one person was involved or whether it was a group of people.

Woodland improvement scheme seeks local backers

9/10/12: Lancashire County Council is appealing to landowners and businesses in Lancaster to join a woodland scheme which has already helped to boost tree cover at a local caravan park. The Lancashire Woodlands Project helps landowners access funds to plant new woods and look after existing ones to improve wildlife, timber production, and people's enjoyment of the countryside.

Police release CCTV image in hunt for shoplifting suspect

18/7/12: Police appealing for information following a shoplifting incident in Carnforth have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace. The offender entered the Tesco store in Lodge Quarry, Carnforth, at 2.50pm on 18th June as a prospective customer and filled the trolley with goods before leaving the store without making any payment.

Thousands of valium tablets seized in Carnforth raid

16/7/12: Police seized several thousand valium tablets after carrying out a raid at a Carnforth home. Support unit officers executed a drugs warrant at West View, Carnforth, shortly after 11.30am on Thursday 12th July. The tablets were found inside the property. A 34-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class C drugs.

Police investigate kayak theft in Carnforth

16/7/12: Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after thieves stole a kayak from a secluded canal bank in Carnforth. The distinctive, 9ft by 2ft, kayak was left tied to the bank by the owner in Towpath Walk, Carnforth, between 2pm and 2.30pm on Sunday, July 8. When the owner returned 15 minutes later, the kayak had been stolen and its paddle left neatly stacked on a remaining boat.

Police welcome sentence given to Carnforth sex offender

22/3/12: Police have welcomed the sentence given to a Carnforth man who was jailed for eight years for sexual activity with a child. Alan Spragg, 25, of Pond Street, Carnforth appeared at Preston Crown Court yesterday (21 March) after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted grooming; causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Police appeal for missing Silverdale man

17/3/12: Lancashire police are appealing for help to try to find a man who has gone missing. Keith Smith, 64, of Challan Hall Mews, Silverdale was last seen at the Wheatsheaf pub in Beetham at about 2.15pm on Tuesday 13th March. Mr Smith’s black VW Polo car was found abandoned on a car park on Shore Road, Carnforth this morning (Friday, March 16th) by a member of the public.

Charity Box Thefts: New CCTV Released

6/2/12: Police are again appealing for help tracing a man they want to interview in connection with a number of charity box thefts - relasing new CCTV images. Police would like the public's help identifying an elderly man they need identify after at least a dozen charity boxes were stolen from shops across Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

Seriously ill man robbed in Carnforth home

15/1/12: Detectives are appealing for information after a seriously ill man was subjected to a terrifying armed robbery in his own home in Carnforth on Friday (13th January).

Attempted ATM theft in Carnforth prompts police appeal

27/10/11: Police are appealing for information after the attempted theft of a cash machine in Carnforth. Between 12.30am and 1am last Friday morning (21st October) police received reports that four men had attempted to break into the ATM at the Co-op store on Market Street.

Yorkshire terrier stolen in Carnforth burglary

24/8/11: Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Carnforth in which a Yorkshire terrier was stolen. Although the dog has now been found, items stolen in the raid are still being sought. Between 10.30am and 1.15pm on Friday 19th August, somebody broke into a house on Main Street in Whittington.

Youngsters reel in prizes at Carnforth police fishing competition

5/8/11: From left to right: David Lewthwaite, Nathan Stretch, Chief Inspector O'Gara, Carnforth Town Mayor, Councillor Pat Woofe, Lewis Nolan (3rd place), David Taylor from Bardon Aggregates, Matt Dent from The Environment Agency, Rhys Douglas (2nd place), Steve Griffiths from Borwickfishing and John Blowes from Carnforth RotaryPC Marc Saycell (off duty) helping a young personOver 50 youngsters took part...

Holiday Watch launched to keep local holiday visitors safe

2/8/11: The police have launched a special text messaging crime prevention scheme has been launched to keep holiday makers safe. The Holiday Watch scheme allows those staying at the South Lakes Leisure Village, Carnforth, to receive up-to-date information on suspicious and criminal activity in the area, along with tips to protect their property, via their mobiles.

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