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Voters go to the polls and decision time on elected Mayor

Voters in Burnley and Padiham will go to the polls on Thursday to decide who will represent them at Lancashire County Council. It will be a big day in the borough as the county council elections will be held on the same day as a referendum to decide if B

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional North West

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards. The 24-hour strike which affects services run by Northern began today on April 28 just after midnight and will end

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional North West

Charity football tournament and fund raising day will be in honour of tragic teen Oliver

Hundreds of people are expected to go along to a grand charity football match and fund raising day in honour of  a popular teenager who died in January. Bobby Carter (17) and his cousin Brandon, who is 16, have organised the event on Saturday, May 13th,

yesterday, 11:20 in Regional North West

Burnley keeper Heaton named Community Champion

Clarets keeper Tom Heaton has been named Burnley FC in the Community's PFA Community Champion for the 2016/17 season. The award, facilitated by the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA), is given every season to a player from each club to recognise

yesterday, 11:00 in Regional North West

Dentist cleared of attempted murder

A Pendle dentist has been cleared of attempted murder after he stabbed a man in self defence. Phillip Gale (50) was found not guilty of attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and wounding by a jury after a week-long trial at Preston Crown Court this week

yesterday, 10:45 in Regional North West

Wonder soars at ballet show

Tumble into the wacky world of Wonderland when a ballet show based on Lewis Carroll’s celebrated children's books come to town. Join Alice on her magical adventure as she meets a host of colourful characters, including The Mad Hatter, The Queens of Heart

yesterday, 10:00 in Regional North West

Man arrested after police pursuit through Burnley

A man was arrested after he tried to escape police and crashed his car into a turn left sign, say police. Police began a pursuit of a Vauxhall Corsa in Burnley after it failed to stop for a patrol car at around 1am on April 28. The offender manged to avo

yesterday, 08:52 in Regional North West

Pair convicted over attempt to con the courts

Two men have been convicted after an elaborate scheme to try to get one of them acquitted of an offence of driving without insurance. Luke Craig (27) was stopped by the police on May 10th, 2015 on Accrington Road, Burnley, and had no insurance for the ve

Thursday, 15:57 in Regional North West

Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

A rousing finale is planned for the last concert of the 13th season of Musical Extravaganza in Padiham. The Haslingden Concert Band will perform at Nazareth Unitarian Church on Saturday, May 6th and their set consists of all types of music to suit a wide

Thursday, 13:55 in Regional North West

Pendle sex predator jailed for life

A man who prowled the streets of Pendle has been jailed for the rape of a woman after climbing through a window into her home last October. Hungarian Zsolt Suhaj (26) of Barkerhouse Road, Nelson was handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 11 years

Thursday, 13:20 in Regional North West

Knights of St. Columba present £1,200 charity cheques

After a fundraising campaign defined by the community's generosity, the Burnley Knights of St. Columba have presented their two chosen charities with cheques for £1,200. Having raised much-needed finances for both the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Thursday, 12:04 in Regional North West

Man believed his wife "shopped" him for drink driving on day she left him, court told

A biochemist caught almost four times the drink-drive limit just after his father died was allegedly shopped by his wife, who left him the same day, a court heard. Robin John Scott (52) had been on his way to get more alcohol after finding out the sad ne

Thursday, 10:32 in Regional North West

How to spot an email phishing scam

How do you spot a phishing scam when the email looks entirely legitimate? Every year, millions of people fall victim to email phishing scams – these are emails that attempt to obtain sensitive information by masking as a trustworthy source like the bank.

Thursday, 10:27 in Regional North West

Game of chess led to attack on neighbour

A 55-year-old man, who attacked his next-door neighbour while they were playing chess, could face being locked up. Neil Hannah, who had been drinking, thumped William Shuttleworth for no reason when a happy evening turned into "unprovoked"...

Thursday, 09:34 in Regional North West

Firebugs torch car at side of road in broad daylight

Arsonists set fire to a car in Brierfield this afternoon. The vehicle was set alight in Halifax Road at around 3-30pm and firefighters from Nelson used a hosereel jet to extinguish the flames. There were no casualties and police have been informed.

Wednesday, 17:44 in Regional North West

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