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Kind hearted town gets behind cancer mum's battle for lifesaving treatment

The true spirit of generosity is alive and well in Pendle thanks to kind hearted residents who have raised the fabulous total of £1,500 in just two weeks. The cash has been raised towards helping mum Sarah Reed, who is battling cancer, to get to Germany

yesterday, 15:53 in Regional North West
 

Retired head gets on her bike in memory of Georgia

A retired headteacher got on her bike to help her former special needs school’s charity. Mrs Sue Kitto cycled the length of a marathon without leaving the confines of Burnley’s Tesco superstore, to raise money in memory of a former pupil. Mrs Kitto (60)

yesterday, 15:49 in Regional North West
 

Ex soldier in court for benefit fraud

An ex-soldier who claimed he was unfit to work received almost £3,000 in handouts he wasn’t entitled to when he got a job, a court heard. Raymond Button had been getting employment and support allowance when he carried out the fraud. Burnley magistrates

yesterday, 13:43 in Regional North West
 

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer. Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - has received reports of the scam, which aims to gather personal det

yesterday, 12:57 in Regional North West
 

Burnley firm's generous Pendleside Hospice donation

A Burnley company has donated almost £4,000 to Pendleside Hospice in their campaign to support a local charity of particular value to the community. VEKA, a local manufacturing company, donated £3,880 to the hospice after raising funds at their Independe

yesterday, 12:45 in Regional North West
 

Police warning after man offers sweets to child outside primary school

Police have issued a warning about a man offering sweets to children outside a primary school. Police said that a man asked a child outside Higham Primary School if he would like some sweets in the back of his small white van. Officers said the child did

yesterday, 11:53 in Regional North West
 

Pendle MP is new Government whip

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson will be playing a prominent role in ensuring every vote counts in the new Parliament now that he has been promoted to join the Government Whips’ Office. Mr Stephenson, who was re-elected to his Pendle seat for a third time in

yesterday, 11:17 in Regional North West
 

"Curb your road rage," says Burnley cyclist after early-morning assault

After being assaulted whilst cycling to work in a random and unprovoked attack, a Burnley strongman has appealed to motorists to think twice when road rage strikes. Wayne Fulton (34) was commuting to work on Thursday, June 22nd, when two men assaulted hi

yesterday, 10:12 in Regional North West
 

Car fire on motorway

Police have closed one lane of the M65 motorway after a car caught fire. The incident took place this morning (Monday) as commuters made their way to work during the rush hour. Motorway police officers closed one lane, just after Junction 8 on the eastbo

yesterday, 09:54 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal after car thief arrested

Residents in the Brunshaw area of Burnley have been advised to check their cars after a man was arrested earlier today with a haul of items. The culprit was found with a variety of items police believe he stole from cars in the area. Anyone who thinks th

Sunday, 11:32 in Regional North West
 

Students' showstopping performance was a lot to sing and dance about

Talented students showcased their skills at singing, dancing and acting. A packed audience enjoyed the performance at Padiham's Shuttleworth Community College. The variety show included a clarinet solo, a guitar rock performance, a brass band, choir and

Sunday, 08:08 in Regional North West
 

Man charged after dishing out threats in a "childish outburst"

A man who threatened to damage a woman's window in what the court were told was a "childish outburst" has been given a 12-month conditional discharge. Burnley magistrates were told how Jonathan Stanworth (28) was sorry for what he did and...

Sunday, 07:55 in Regional North West
 

Complex-needs recovery refuge centre opens in Burnley

The North's first complex-needs recovery refuge centre has opened in Burnley, offering safe temporary accommodation for those at risk of domestic abuse. Named Jane’s Place in memory of Jane Clough, who was brutally killed by her ex-partner in 2010, the S

Saturday, 12:15 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal for suspected burglar

Do you recognise this man? Police are keen to trace him in relation to an aggravated burglary on Barden Lane, Burnley, on Thursday, June 8th. The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning and anyone with information is asked to contact PC 498 D

Saturday, 11:07 in Regional North West
 

No tears for boohoo staff as they go all yellow for good cause

A Burnley company has devoted a day to the I Love Manchester charity. boohoo.com which was founded in Manchester, held a Wear It Yellow day to help raise cash for the families affected by the terror attack. Staff at the Burnley warehouse wore a selection

Saturday, 08:23 in Regional North West
 
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