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Police appeal for missing Burnley teenager

Police are appealing for information to help find a missing Burnley teenager Shannon Baker left her family home in Burnley at 5-30pm on Wednesday with plans to visit her boyfriend, but never arrived. Family are growing increasingly concerned for her...

41 min. ago in Regional North West
 

End of the road for troubled Burnley school as last ditch attempt to save it fails

The battle to save a troubled Burnley high school has finally ended with news that it will definitely close. Campaigners, who fought to the bitter end to save Hameldon Community College, were thrown a lifeline last week when the decision to close it,...

yesterday, 15:47 in Regional North West
 

Share your local memories of the NHS at 70

Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley folk are being asked to share their memories of the NHS to celebrate the service's 70th birthday. One of the nation’s most loved institutions, the NHS will mark its 70th milestone on July 5th this year, and the East...

yesterday, 14:37 in Regional North West
 

Sunflower appeal will see Pendleside Hospice gardens blooming

An appeal that will see the gardens of Pendleside Hospice blooming with sunflowers plaques dedicated to lost loves ones has been launched. Planted in the hospice grounds, the sunflowers will provide a colourful display to welcome in summer, with each...

yesterday, 14:07 in Regional North West
 

The importance of immunisation highlighted

European Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The slogan – Prevent. Protect. Immunise. – carries this message across the region. The goal of EIW is to increase...

yesterday, 11:45 in Regional North West
 

Paedophile began relationship with mum-of-three

A convicted paedophile started a relationship with a mother-of-three using a different name and flouting the Sex Offenders' Register, a court heard. Gary Plant (31) was jailed for 32 months in 2014 after he sent a 15-year-old girl a Facebook message...

yesterday, 10:43 in Regional North West
 

Funeral date announced for well known businessman

The funeral of well known businessman Mr Bill Oddie will be held on Tuesday, May 8th. The service will take place at St Peter's Church in Burnley at 1pm. Hundreds of people are expected to pay their last respects to Bill who was 76 and at the helm of...

yesterday, 10:03 in Regional North West
 

Credit Union moving to Burnley town centre

Pennine Community Credit Union has today been awarded a £50,000 grant to help buy a property in Burnley town centre to support its growth. Pennine Community Credit Union offers savings accounts and affordable loans to those living or working in...

yesterday, 09:17 in Regional North West
 

Marathon runner June conquers iconic race in honour of her brave friend

The courage of her friend, who battled cancer with bravery and dignity, was the spur for June Darley to take part in one of the world's most iconic races. And she achieved what she set out to do by finishing the London Marathon in six hours, 19...

Wednesday, 16:36 in Regional North West
 

Fun for all the family in village playground

Fun for all the family can now be enjoyed in a vilage playground after a slide for children – and adults – was installed. The new inclusive slide was introduced to Sough Park following a series of grant applications and fundraising efforts by Coun....

Wednesday, 16:01 in Regional North West
 

Angry horse owner threatened police and RSPCA officers with plank of wood, court told

An irate horse owner threatened police with a piece of wood with rusty nails sticking out when they turned up at an allotment with the RSPCA to take the animal, a court heard. Carl Watson (45) yelled: " Get off my land, you can't take my...

Wednesday, 15:41 in Regional North West
 

Why you could face a HUGE fine if you wear sunglasses while driving

0 Have your say Why you could face a HUGE fine if you wear sunglasses while driving It has been perfect sunbathing weather with many people spending the last few days in the park or even in their local beer gardens. As a result, sunglasses have been...

Wednesday, 15:08 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire Police warning about child grooming in theatre show

Lancashire Police is using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming. Joining forces with a team of thespians, officers are funding a new project which reveals the heartache endured by victims of sexual exploitation. The...

Wednesday, 14:53 in Regional North West
 

Burnley students' dance showcase spectacular had audience on their feet

A glittering evening of dance received a standing ovation from a cheering audience at Burnley College. Dance and Performing Arts students staged their annual Dance Showcase which marks the culmination of around six months work. And for many of the...

Wednesday, 12:06 in Regional North West
 

'Am I Stoned' app to highlight effects of cannabis

A new app could make cannabis use safer by helping those who take it understand how the drug is affecting them. Developed by researchers at the University of Chicago in the US, ‘Am I Stoned’ uses a series of tasks designed to test memory, reaction...

Wednesday, 12:06 in Regional North West
 
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