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Police investigation after man dies at engineering factory.

Police have launched an investigation after a man died while working at a Nelson engineering company yesterday. Police, fire crews and paramedics were called to Graham Engineering Ltd in Edward Street on the Whitewalls Industrial estate at around...

22 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Burnley MP slams £1m. waste of county compensation payouts

More than £1m. has been paid out in compensation by Lancashire County Council over the past year as a result of people falling and injuring themselves on the country’s pavements. The figure was revealed after Burnley MP Julie Cooper made a Freedom of...

22 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Home Bargains offers £1,000 reward for info on plant thief

Home Bargains are offering a reward of up to £1,000 for anyone with information that leads to a successful prosecution following a theft at its Colne Road store. The discount retailer, which has over 450 stores across the country, is calling on...

today, 15:16 in Regional North West
 

Padiham pupils' mini royal wedding is fit for a prince

Forget Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - this group of primary school pupils clinched the title of the cutest bridal party last Thursday. The Reception Class at St Leonard's CE Primary School, Padiham, hosted their own mock wedding in honour of the...

today, 15:16 in Regional North West
 

Burnley park to host Bank Holiday family fun weekend

Archery and tomahawk throwing and owls are just two of the attractions on offer this Bank Holiday weekend. A family fun weekend is being held at Burnley's Thompson Park from Saturday to Monday (May 26th to 28th) Running from 11am to 4pm each day there...

today, 14:54 in Regional North West
 

Police hunt Burnley town centre bike thief

Police have released an image of a man they believe is responsible for the theft of a bicycle from Burnley town centre. The pedal cycle was taken from outside CEX in the Charter Walk centre on Friday, April 27th at 10-15am. The bike is described as a...

today, 14:49 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal after Burnley man goes missing

Police have launched an appeal to find a man who has been missing from his home in Burnley for five days. It is out of character for Andrew Fowles to go missing and any sightings should be reported to Burnley Police on 101 and quote...

today, 14:40 in Regional North West
 

Bench unveiled in memory of "caring, thoughtful and witty" Molly

Family and friends of a popular young Burnley woman, who took her own life at the age of 20, gathered to remember her in a touching ceremony. Molly Carter's life was remembered at Nelson and Colne College, where she was a student for two years, during...

today, 11:23 in Regional North West
 

'We had Danny Ings in recently': new Burnley Italian taking town by storm

From shelling out for an authentic Neapolitan pizza oven to welcoming the likes to Danny Ings, it's been a whirlwind first few weeks for a new Italian restaurant in Burnely promising a dining experience like nothing else in the town. Bringing a slice...

today, 11:00 in Regional North West
 

Tributes to respected businessman

A well-respected retired Pendle businessman has died at the age of 94. Mr Robert Hargreaves Reed was a well-known figure throughout the area, primarily through his role as managing director of family business William Reed Weaving, which is still...

today, 11:00 in Regional North West
 

Burnley Youth Theatre's triple dose of social activism

A group of young actors are out to help change the world with three brand-new shows known collectively as Switch. Theatre groups After The Rain, Pieces Of Me and INDRA are joining forces to raise awareness of social problems. Worlds Apart explores...

today, 10:37 in Regional North West
 

Family rebuilding their lives a year on from Manchester Arena bomb attack

A year after the Manchester Arena bomb attack during which 22 people were killed and more than 800 injured, a Ribble Valley family continue to rebuild their lives. Ruth and Emily Murrell, of Copster Green, were both seriously injured when suicide...

today, 10:37 in Regional North West
 

Swinging Sixties night in Ethan's memory to raise cash for vital equipment

The Swinging Sixties came to Burnley on Friday evening at a special fund-raising evening held in memory of popular Burnley teenager Ethan Hunt. Sixteen-year-old Ethan died in March after contracting sepsis and his family are raising funds to buy...

today, 10:17 in Regional North West
 

Pet Python snake on the loose

A pet Python snake is still missing in Clitheroe despite a local pet store posting a message on social media alerting residents. A customer of Pets at Home in Clitheroe recently reported that her pet snake had escaped and could be in the Henthorn area...

today, 10:05 in Regional North West
 

Fun Run: Lancashire charity helping bereaved parents raises £8,000

A local charity supporting bereaved parents has raised almost £8,000 with a sponsored, one-mile fun run, leaving the organiser - who herself lost her son - "overwhelmed" as over 350 runner took part. Set up by Joanne Edwards in memory of her...

today, 09:24 in Regional North West
 


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