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Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire. Demi Pearson, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene in Worsley, Greater Manchester, while her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old...

23 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Children's University heading to Burnley

Children's University heading to Burnley

Children as young as five could soon be going to university in Burnley. The radical idea to create a Children’s University in the town is part of a far-reaching strategy to help more of the borough’s young people achieve their potential. Burnley...

yesterday, 16:21 in Regional North West
 
Turf Moor upgrade for disabled fans but no plans to increase stadium size

Turf Moor upgrade for disabled fans but no plans to increase stadium size

Disabled Clarets fans will soon benefit from Premier League facilities at Turf Moor, which will see two corners in the stadium filled in. Burnley Football Club has finalised plans to develop Turf Moor and provide better facilities for disabled...

yesterday, 16:04 in Regional North West
 
French student's bonjour to Burnley

French student's bonjour to Burnley

A French student has bid au revoir to home and said bonjour to Burnley as he prepares for a new life in England. Jeremy Tousch, who grew up in Strasbourg, came to study at UCLan in 2015 for the final year of his undergraduate degree in international...

yesterday, 15:16 in Regional North West
 
Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman. Now the full county council will assess work being done to increase staffing and improve performance...

yesterday, 14:33 in Regional North West
 

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity. Students plan and prepare for the event months in advance and college Head of Agriculture Craig Thompson, said: “All the students have...

yesterday, 13:22 in Regional North West
 
How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Has your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer? You're not alone - nearly half of parents admit they often struggle to answer their youngster's tricky questions. So what's the solution? Around 50% of parents confess to turning to...

yesterday, 12:02 in Regional North West
 
Burnley sport stars honoured in county awards

Burnley sport stars honoured in county awards

Burnley sports stars were winners this year's county sports awards ceremony. The great and the good of county sport came together for the Lancashire Sports Awards, held at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool, with three winners and three highly commended...

yesterday, 11:46 in Regional North West
 
Padiham Town Hall to reopen

Padiham Town Hall to reopen

Padiham Town Hall is set to reopen following extensive refurbishment carried out in the wake of the Boxing Day flooding two years ago. Today, people and organisations are book onto tours of the ballroom, cellars and kitchen areas, to look at the...

yesterday, 11:46 in Regional North West
 
Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England’s roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said. The figures, published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies on Friday, also show the number of Roads...

yesterday, 11:07 in Regional North West
 
Businessman smashed love rival's Audi with spanners

Businessman smashed love rival's Audi with spanners

A spurned businessman smashed up his Barnoldswick love rival's prized Audi after the victim told him the defendant's two children had started calling him "dad" a court was told. Saul Root (45) was seen walking away from ex-friend Mark...

yesterday, 11:07 in Regional North West
 
Arson probe launched after van blaze

Arson probe launched after van blaze

An arson investigation has been launched after a van was set alight in Sabden. One fire engine from Hyndburn was called to the blaze in in Padiham Road at 7-40pm yesterday. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used two hose reels to...

Sunday, 20:43 in Regional North West
 
Investigation launched after house blaze

Investigation launched after house blaze

An investigation has been launched after fire crews were called out to a house fire in Burnley. Two engines from Burnley attended the fire at a mid-terraced house in Hobart Street, Burnley, at 11-30pm yesterday. The fire involved the curtains in the...

Sunday, 20:14 in Regional North West
 
Fire engines called out to 'suspicious' fire in terraced house

Fire engines called out to 'suspicious' fire in terraced house

Two fire engines were called out to reports of a fire in a mid-terraced house on Saturday night (December 9). Crews from Burnley attended the scene at 11:28pm in Hobart Street, Burnley. The fire itself was said to involve the curtains in the front...

Sunday, 20:14 in Regional North West
 

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched following serious assault on elderly man

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Burnley have released CCTV footage of a man they want to identify in connection with the attack. Between 6pm and 6:15pm on Friday December 1, a 73-year-old man answered the door to his home in Rossetti...

Sunday, 14:17 in Regional North West
 


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