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Teenager loses both legs after being struck down with life threatening illness

A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital unaware that doctors had to amputate both his legs after he was struck down with a life threatening illness. Ethan Hunt (16), a student at Burnley's Blessed Trinity RC College, is in the intensive...

today, 16:05 in Regional North West

Shock as Burnley Half Marathon cancelled

Runners preparing to compete in Burnley's hugely anticipated half marathon will not get past the start line after Burnley Council withdrew permission to stage the race. Independent company, Blitzrun, which was organising the race to be held on Sunday,...

today, 14:57 in Regional North West

Warnings over Amazon toy after girl ends up in hospital

A mother has issued a warning on social media about the dangers of a new kid’s toy after her daughter was rushed to an hospital with alleged arsenic poisoning. Frances Kelly claimed, magnetic putty - which contains a bag of putty and a small cube...

today, 14:57 in Regional North West

Students generosity helps Third World families

Generous students from Burnley's Blessed Trinity RC College have been 'buying' goats, chickens and more to help Third World families. The pupils have been buying the gifts for the charity CAFOD, which stands for Catholic Aid for Overseas Development....

today, 13:53 in Regional North West

New rules for Burnley street traders

New rules for street traders are set to be introduced in Burnley. Burnley Council’s licensing committee will debate proposed amendments to existing street trading consent regulations when it meets later this month, February 22nd. The committee is...

today, 13:43 in Regional North West

Clitheroe is the unluckiest place in the UK

There must be a lot of black cats and broken mirrors in Clitheroe - for the village has been named the unluckiest place in the UK. Good fortune wasn't on the side of residents last year, with only 10% of bets being won, according to Lottoland. The...

today, 13:37 in Regional North West

Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our comgested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.” READ MORE: The £500m new trains heading to the North West Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard was reacting to the news...

today, 13:19 in Regional North West

Teachers walked from Burnley to Brussels

They may not have managed their planned mammoth walk to Beijing, but a group of teachers still clocked up an amazing 90,000 steps in a fitness challenge. Staff at Sir John Thursby Community College had planned to clock up steps equalling the 5,000...

today, 12:19 in Regional North West

Burnley is one Lancashire's 10 unluckiest towns

It seems Lady Luck isn't a Claret - for Burnley has been named one of the ten unluckiest towns in Lancashire. Good fortune wasn't on the side of Burnley residents last year, with only 15% of bets being won, according to Lottoland. The company, which...

today, 12:04 in Regional North West

Council partnership yields jobs in Burnley

Burnley Council’s strategic partnership with Liberata is helping create new jobs. The council has just started its third year of its partnership with Liberata with the announcement that the private contractor is ahead of schedule in locating new jobs...

today, 11:59 in Regional North West

Church set to welcome old friends and new

A Burnley church will host one of its regular community coffee mornings this weekend. The event will be held at Greenbrook Methodist Church on Saturday from 10am to 11-30am. Visitors will be served coffee or tea with biscuits for £1 with free re-fills...

today, 11:10 in Regional North West

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions. Here is a shortlist of golf clubs and courses in Lancashire. Vote for your favourite one here. Voting closes noon on Wednesday. The top ones for each readership area features in our shared Lancashire...

today, 10:50 in Regional North West

Broadband service boost to Lancashire's rural areas

EE has unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect around 8,000 homes in Lancashire – especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps. The service will provide customers with...

today, 09:11 in Regional North West

WATCH: An open-armed welcome as City Mosque Preston opens its doors to all

People of all faiths and no faith at all descended upon City Mosque Preston as mosque’s across Lancashire opened their doors to the wider community. The open day on Sunday (February 18) - styled as #VisitMyMosque - saw the mosque in North Road...

yesterday, 18:58 in Regional North West

Concern for missing teenager

Police are concerned for missing teenager Blake Martin (17) who was last seen four days ago. Blake has connections to both Burnley and Darwen. He is described as a white male with ginger hair and hazel eyes. He is around 6 ft tall and slimly built. He...

yesterday, 14:26 in Regional North West

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