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South Ribble councillors reject ban on them boozing

The motion is triggered by two colleagues allegedly turning up "smelling of alcohol" in December.

Burnley man held after rhino horns and elephant tusks seized

Rhino horns, elephant tusks and whale teeth were among items seized by police at properties in Burnley.

Man, 63, charged over death in Blackpool

A man died after being found with head injuries at a house in Blackpool, police say.

Accrington food bank has 1,000 tins of spaghetti hoops stolen

A volunteer group is "devastated" after thieves steal 1,000 tins of spaghetti hoops from a food bank.

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.