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Police appeal to find missing teenager

A teenage girl from Burnley has gone missing. Courtney Johnstone (16) was last seen on Wednesday at approximately 9am in the Padiham Road area of Burnley. Courtney is described as a white female with shoulder length brown hair and is of slim build....

yesterday, 19:54 in Regional North West
 

Arrest made after suspected stolen car is stopped in Preston

One person was 'detained' by police after a suspected stolen car was stopped in Preston earlier today. Officers from the Road Policing Unit said the black Mini was nicked two weeks ago from St Helens. After it was stopped in the city, the owner has...

yesterday, 17:54 in Regional North West
 

Could your child be a 90s pop star?

A successful theatre company is looking for younger members to tread their first steps on the boards. Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company is searching for children over the age of 10 to join them for their exciting production of "Popstars - The...

yesterday, 16:06 in Regional North West
 

Mosque to open its doors this weekend

A Nelson mosque is to open its doors to the public as part of the “Visit My Mosque” campaign. The Jamia Masjid Minhaj-ul-Quran based in Brunswick Street will hold an open day this Sunday for members of the public from 2pm to 4-15pm. The event will be...

yesterday, 14:12 in Regional North West
 

Competition: Win tickets to Burnley's Reel Cinema

East Lancashire Newspapers has once again teamed up with Burnley's Reel Cinema to offer readers the chance to win a pair of film tickets. We have one pair of tickets to give away this week for Red Sparrow starring To be in with a chance of winning,...

yesterday, 13:37 in Regional North West
 

Paul’s bid to stop child gambling addiction

Members of a Fence club were moved by the devastating yet uplifting tale of gambling addiction. Gamblers Anonymous member Paul Isherwood took audiences at St Anne’s Church on a journey from crisis to crisis as he spoke about the development of...

yesterday, 13:00 in Regional North West
 

Pendle in bid to breakaway from Lancashire County Council

Pendle Borough Council members have voted unanimously to kick off the process to break away from Lancashire County Council. The proposal was tabled by the Conservatives, but received support from the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups. The council...

yesterday, 12:40 in Regional North West
 

Farnworth Rose staff ace bumper birthday charity challenge

It’s a double celebration for a group of kind-hearted Nelson colleagues marking both 10 years in business and 10 completed charity fund-raisers. Staff at Farnworth Rose couldn’t ask for a better anniversary present than the chance to give £6,053 to...

yesterday, 11:27 in Regional North West
 

From Burnley to BT Sport, Accrington to America: the Rachel Brown-Finnis story

It was in the playground as an 11-year-old that Rachel Brown-Finnis first found her feet - and hands - in football. But little did the boys who ushered her into playing in goal know, the girl playing football whom they saw as a "novelty" was...

yesterday, 11:27 in Regional North West
 

Thief must pay back value of iron

A thief who stole a £90 Russell Hobbs iron from Sainsbury's in Colne, must pay its worth back. Burnley magistrates heard how Adam Hargreaves (29) had been to prison since the offence, last September 14th. The defendant, who was released on January...

yesterday, 09:42 in Regional North West
 

Staff snapped shoplifter as police were 'too busy to attend'

Store staff took a picture of a prolific shoplifter when police couldn't attend "because of the weather", a court heard. Drug addict Tracy Lyon later told officers she went thieving in Poundworld, Burnley, as she was hungry. She said she...

yesterday, 09:42 in Regional North West
 

IKEA recalls popular sweets over fears of rodent infestation

A food recall notice has been issued for a popular packet of IKEA sweets over fears of a mouse infestation, says the Food Standards Agency. IKEA issued the notice for the Godis Paskkyckling marshmallow candy after mice were discovered at a production...

yesterday, 09:42 in Regional North West
 

The best golf courses in Lancashire

If you fancy becoming the next golfing champion, why not try these courses? Even Rory McIlroy has ventured on these greens. To view the vote click here /where-are-the-best-golf-clubs-and-courses-in-lancashire-1-9023466 NEXT WEEK: Where are the best...

yesterday, 09:42 in Regional North West
 

Flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits coming to Colne

A musical version of a Monty Python classic is coming to a stage in Colne. Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company is preparing to put on smash hit musical "Spamalot", inspired by the classic comedy film "Monty Python and the Holy...

Thursday, 16:12 in Regional North West
 

Petrol station and coffee shop plans could bring jobs boost to Burnley

A prominent Burnley site could be the location for a new petrol station, shop and drive-through coffee shop. Euro Garages are seeking planning permission from Burnley Council to develop land currently occupied by the former St Teresa’s RC Church and...

Thursday, 14:51 in Regional North West
 
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