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Steve rises to challenge in heart-warming mission

Steve rises to challenge in heart-warming mission

A Nelson manager is running to the beat of his heart. Steve Robinson Head Of Lending for Nelson’s Marsden Building Society, raised more than £500 for British Heart Foundation by taking on the 26.2 mile Chester Marathon. The 62 year-old (pictured...

today, 15:42 in Regional North West
 

Sweet news for Quality Street fans as Toffee Deluxe returns for Christmas

Nestle's Toffee Deluxe chocolate is returning to Quality Street tubs in time for Christmas after its removal last year caused uproar among confectionery fans. The confectionery giant replaced Toffee Deluxe with the Honeycomb Crunch for Quality...

today, 14:27 in Regional North West
 
Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year. New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips, compared to the year before. In total, 9.4% of primary and secondary...

today, 14:15 in Regional North West
 
Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days to avoid spreading it to others, experts have warned. Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice on the highly contagious bug, which tends to peak in the winter...

today, 14:15 in Regional North West
 
Let’s sing the praises of these charity champions

Let’s sing the praises of these charity champions

You could sing the praises of Blackburn Diocese Mothers’ Union all day long - for the charity has now served the community for an incredible 90 years. And the Parish of Nelson Little Marsden was there to celebrate at an anniversary service at a...

today, 11:30 in Regional North West
 
Brave nurse back on duty weeks after groundbreaking cancer treatment

Brave nurse back on duty weeks after groundbreaking cancer treatment

A courageous nurse is back at work just 12 weeks after undergoing ground breaking treatment for cancer in America. Barbara Green, who is 56, was sent by the Christie Hospital in Manchester for the pioneering proton beam therapy, known as PBT,after she...

today, 09:35 in Regional North West
 
Ribble Rivers Trust's new walk route

Ribble Rivers Trust's new walk route

The Ribble Rivers Trust are leading a free circular walk around Burnley’s rivers - the Calder and the Brun - to celebrate the newly-created river walk route. Taking place this Sunday, October 22nd, the 7.7-mile walk will follow the new route, which...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional North West
 

Drunk woman kicked police officer

A drunken woman booted an officer when she and a friend were separated by police after an early hours fall-out in Colne, a court heard. Burnley magistrates were told how Jemma Samuels caused her victim to lose his balance and was PAVA sprayed when she...

yesterday, 15:30 in Regional North West
 

Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

A photojournalist's image of a black rhino with its horns hacked off has seen him named Wildlife Photographer of Year. Brent Stirton won the award for his image Memorial to a Species, taken at a game reserve in South Africa. He was revealed as the...

yesterday, 15:19 in Regional North West
 
Colne mother's £7,000 fraud

Colne mother's £7,000 fraud

A single Colne mother receiving housing benefit got £7,000 more than she should have after she kept quiet about the fact her work earnings had increased, a court heard. Burnley magistrates were told how Wendy McCullough, who carried out the fraud for...

yesterday, 15:10 in Regional North West
 
Autistic chef attacks police officer with a baseball bat after being fired

Autistic chef attacks police officer with a baseball bat after being fired

An autistic chef drank almost a litre of vodka, armed himself with a baseball bat, and hit a police officer after his boss got rid of him "out of the blue," a court heard. Burnley magistrates were told how upset Alexander Smith, who also has...

yesterday, 15:10 in Regional North West
 
Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Four out of five people would back tougher penalties for all road users, including cyclists, who break the rules of the road, a new study shows. A survey of more than 2,000 adults by Halfords also found that a similar number would like to see tougher...

yesterday, 13:51 in Regional North West
 
Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month, new figures show. Analysis of queues during the 12 months to August found that November 2016 was the worst with almost 170,000 hold-ups - some 50% above average. The analysis by...

yesterday, 12:58 in Regional North West
 
Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said. The Centre for Policy Studies said raising...

yesterday, 12:49 in Regional North West
 
Drink-driver was not insured

Drink-driver was not insured

A Padiham drink-driver was caught because he wasn’t insured and police behind him carried out a check, a court heard. Plasterer Robert Fothergill (34) was pulled up just before midnight when officers were following his Fiat Punto on Milton Street in...

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West
 
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