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Firefighters deal with blazes a stone's throw away from each other

Firefighters have been visiting local residents in Burnley offering them fire safety advice after dealing with two blazes at homes in the town a stone's throw away from each other. Two fire engines from Burnley were called to a kitchen fire on...

today, 12:13 in Regional North West
 

Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today. Operator Northern has admitted that there will be 'severe disruption' on lines between Preston, Blackpool, Wigan and Lancaster. The operator, which has struggled in...

today, 11:18 in Regional North West
 

Police primed to deal with any underage drinkers

Underage drinkers are being warned they could end up in a police cell this weekend as a family-fun weekend gets underway. Bands on the Square (BOTS) takes place in Barnoldswick this afternoon and officers are priming themselves to ensure that the...

yesterday, 14:57 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal after man seriously injured in motorway crash

Police are appealing for information after a serious accident on the M6 in the early hours of this morning. Officers were called to the scene of the crash between Junction 32 and Junction 33 at around 3-25am. During the crash a Renault Scenic car...

yesterday, 12:30 in Regional North West
 

Man jailed for selling sick puppies then going on run

A man has been jailed for selling sick puppies after going on the run for almost two years Patrick Ward was importing puppies and selling them. But the RSPCA began an investigation after buyers complained that the animals they bought were sick. RSPCA...

yesterday, 10:45 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal after Nelson road rage assault

Police are appealing for information after a driver was assaulted during a road rage incident in Nelson. The assault happened at around 9am yesterday (Thursday) after a black Volkswagen Golf went on to the hard shoulder and had undertaken a silver...

Friday, 18:29 in Regional North West
 

Work due to start next week to fix Whalley traffic lights

Work is due to take place next week to repair a fault to a set of traffic signals on Accrington Road near Whalley. The fault developed at the end of last week on the lights at the junction of the A671 Accrington Road, the main road between Whalley and...

Friday, 14:59 in Regional North West
 

Help Charlotte to make a difference

A former pupil of St Augustine’s RC High School at Billington is travelling to Fiji next month to inspire children living in hardship. Charlotte Leach (19), of Clitheroe, who works part-time in Apricot Meringue cafe in the town, is volunteering on a...

Friday, 14:39 in Regional North West
 

Former mayor's duo of bumper cheques for caring charities

The former Mayor of Clitheroe has presented two caring and supportive charities with cheques for more than £1,000. Coun. Maureen Fenton presented two cheques for £1,200 to Marie Curie and their fundraising Ribble Valley group, and Home-Start Pendle...

Friday, 14:28 in Regional North West
 

School's sponsored silence raises £1k for vital charity

You could hear a pin drop at a Ribble Valley primary school recently when all of its pupils took part in a sponsored silence in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Local MND sufferer Tony Plant came into Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School...

Friday, 13:54 in Regional North West
 

Get in step for 1940s weekend with dance lessons

Dance lessons will be held in the run up to the popular Padiham on Parade weekend. Two instructors have agreed to give free lessons to anyone wishing to learn some of the steps ahead of the 1940s weekend which the town will host on Saturday and...

Friday, 11:59 in Regional North West
 

Clitheroe to host prestigious Royal College of Music trio

The Clitheroe Concerts’ Summer Concert is set to welcome one of the country's most prestigious wind groups this year, with the London-based Thorne Trio bringing their movingly tuneful sounds to the Ribble Valley. Formed in 1999 and comprising of...

Friday, 11:09 in Regional North West
 

Gravetalk was far from all doom and gloom

An informal event gave those living at a local care home the chance to talk about death and dying in an informal, unthreatening way, over cream scones and cups of tea. The second Gravetalk event was staged at the Manor House nursing home in Chatburn...

Friday, 10:55 in Regional North West
 

Higham rose queen raises right royal amount for charity

A caring young village rose queen raised a right royal amount for charity. Fran Gilbert (13) has spent her reign as Higham rose queen fund-raising for North-West based charity Together Trust, wrapping up her campaign by cycling 80 miles to Blackpool...

Friday, 10:41 in Regional North West
 

Can you help this couple?

A couple from Leigh are hoping local residents will be able to help them find a Clitheroe man that they recently met in Manchester. Mary Halliwell was out in Manchester on Easter Sunday afternoon when they met a man called Ben with connections to...

Friday, 10:41 in Regional North West
 


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