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Tragic motorcyclist named

The young motorcyclist killed in Burnley on Sunday has been named by police. Sam Gelder (28) from Todmorden was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital where he was pronounced dead following an accident on the Long Causeway, near Cliviger. M

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional North West
 

Aleena’s Garden; Burnley Arts Centre

Adventure will sprout up all over the place when this interactive new show comes to town. Aleena’s Garden is a sensory production sowing the seeds for great minds and vivid imaginations through swirls of vibrant character. Coloured with lights, sound, to

yesterday, 15:03 in Regional North West
 

Hero police officers praised

Four hero police officers have been praised after their quick-thinking actions helped save a motorist’s life in Burnley. PC Graham Leyland, PC Steve Worsley, PC Mike McMahon and PC Helen Blackburn were thanked by Alan Wood at Burnley Police Station after

yesterday, 10:59 in Regional North West
 

Be My Baby; Colne Dramatic Society

A pendulum of musical theatre conjuring tears and laughter, Be My Baby will swing audiences back to the sixties next week. Colne Dramatic Society’s latest offering is a social commentary by Amanda Whittington on the young mothers who fell between the cra

Monday, 12:42 in Regional North West
 

Burnley hotel backs coast-to-coast canoe trip

Ahead of an epic coast-to-coast charity canoe trip, a pair of rowers have been given the support of a Burnley hotel to aid them on their mammoth challenge. The intrepid duo of Andrew Wellock and Andrew Lambert - also known as Two Men One Boat - are to be

Monday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Motorcyclist dies on country road in Burnley

A motorcyclist has died following an accident involving two cars, despite the best efforts of passers-by to save him. The 28-year-old man from the Todmorden area collided with a Toyota Landcruiser before hitting a Ford Fiesta in Long Causeway on Sunday a

Monday, 11:23 in Regional North West
 

Drink-driver also tested positive for cocaine

A driver stopped just after midnight on Christmas Eve was over the alcohol limit and also had nearly twice the limit of a cocaine by-product in his system. Burnley magistrates were told how Mohammed Umar (26) was pulled up by police on Haslingden by-pass

Monday, 10:39 in Regional North West
 

St. Paul's Year 1s feeling sheepish

The lucky Year 1 children at St. Paul's Church of England Primary School in Nelson have had some very special woolly visitors this week, spending time with a group of three-week-old lambs. As expected, the lambs proved a massive hit with the youngsters,

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal for missing teen

Police are appealing for help finding a missing teeenager. Carla O'Connell, 13 years old from Cow Ark, Clitheroe, was last seen in Berry Lane, Longridge, at 3-30pm on Saturday, April 22nd. She is described as white, very long dark brown hair wearing blac

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional North West
 

Binge-drinking tenant smashed landlord's window

An upset tenant who got evicted over parties at his home, “lost it” and smashed his landlord’s window, a court heard. Binge drinker Wayne Lord struck while the victim was sitting in his house. He heard a loud bang and saw Lord walking away. The victim fo

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional North West
 

Man exposes himself to young girl

Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl in Burnley. The incident happened at around 11-35am on Thursday when a man exposed himself to the victim in a wooded area on Kiddrow Lane. The man is descri

Saturday, 13:17 in Regional North West
 

Police warning after alleged car break-ins

Police have arrested three men this morning on suspicion of breaking into cars in Padiham. Officers are urging residents around Albert Street, Church Street and Calder Green Approach to check their vehicles for anything that may be missing. A police spok

Saturday, 13:17 in Regional North West
 

Animal crackers Audrey is a real charity champ

What does a caring grandmother from Burnley have in common with celebrities Joanna Lumley, Bryan Adams, John Cleese, Amanda Holden and Peter Andre? They are all supporters of the Born Free Foundation, an international charity that campaigns to stop suffe

Saturday, 13:17 in Regional North West
 

Kind heart Ian clocks up almost 50 years as devoted poppy seller

Some people are just born to help others in life and Ian White is one of them. He has been a poppy seller in Colne for an incredible 47 years, raising funds for ex servicemen, and he has no intention of giving up anytime soon. Ian (71) said: "I...

Saturday, 10:08 in Regional North West
 

Police investigate car fire

Police have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into a car being set on fire in Brierfield in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday). The arson happened at around 3am when two men have approached a Blue Vauxhall Mokka parked outside

Saturday, 09:27 in Regional North West
 
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