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Sweet celebration for food festival cupcake winner

A fabulous time was had by a new generation of mini Bake Off stars as they decorated cupcakes for a competition held during Nelson Food and Drink Festival. First prize was presented this week to the winner of the “Cakelicious” children’s cake decorating

31 min. ago in Regional North West

Plans could see over 60 new homes built

Nine new homes could be built on the former ambulance station site in Barnoldswick. If approved, alongside two resubmitted applications which have been put to Pendle Council again, it could mean an additional 63 homes built in the West Craven area. Graha

today, 11:19 in Regional North West

Hendrick is just the tonic for health talk

A group of lucky Barnoldswick schoolchildren were treated to a VIP visit when Burnley FC’s star midfielder Jeff Hendrick stopped by. Jeff was dropping in on the pupils at St Joseph’s RC Primary School to present them with certificates and to congratulate

today, 10:05 in Regional North West

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend. FREE: Lightpool Festival, Blackpool, October 29 to November 2 Families are invited to enjoy a walking tour of more than 20 art works inspired by Blackpool’s history and iconic building works. The festi

today, 10:05 in Regional North West

Choir a-chords landmark honour on Morris

Tenor Morris Horsfield has notched up 50 years of being in fine voice with the Colne Orpheus Male Voice Choir. Members gathered to celebrate his accomplishment which has seen him perform many duties over the years including secretary, chairman, press off

today, 09:31 in Regional North West

‘Idiotic’ youths throw fireworks at cars in Brierfield

Police are investigating the actions of a group of “idiotic” youths who were seen throwing fireworks into the road and passing vehicles in Brierfield earlier this evening. Sgt Shaun Pearson, of Nelson, Brierfield and Barrowford Police, said reports had c

today, 08:13 in Regional North West

Nelson house fire update: Man arrested on suspicion of arson

Police are treating a house fire that happened earlier today as arson. A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and arson following a blaze at a Nelson mid-terraced house in the early hours of this morning. He is still in custo

yesterday, 20:17 in Regional North West

Dorothy wins award for a lifetime of work

A community stalwart in Earby has won a prestigious prize for a lifetime of service to the town. Dorothy Bullock has been announced as the winner of the Rev. Malcolm King Award 2016. Although presented by the Earby and District Churches Together group, i

yesterday, 17:11 in Regional North West

Clarets fan rides horse into pub

A horse walks into a bar. No punchline, just a video of a Burnley fan casually riding his horse into a rocking Princess Royal following yesterday's dramatic 2-1 win over Everton. Scott Arfield's 90th minute winner no doubt left many inside Turf Moor feel

yesterday, 16:14 in Regional North West

Former mayor hands over charity cheques

Three Pendle charities got a boost as Pendle’s Mayor and Mayoress for May 2015 – May 2016 handed over cheques to their chosen causes. The three charities chosen by Pendle’s former Mayor and Mayoresses, Coun. Nawaz Ahmed, his wife Mrs Azmat Ahmed and daug

yesterday, 14:46 in Regional North West

Halloween events across Lancashire

BEWARE! A weekend of ghoulish fun is ahead - take part at your peril. The aptly named Boo Fest takes place at Botany Bay on Friday October 28 until Monday October 31, inviting children to join in spooky activities, including a pumpkin hunt and a carving

yesterday, 12:51 in Regional North West

Woman escapes from mid-terrace house blaze in Nelson

A woman climbed through the back window of her house to escape a blaze that started in her Nelson home in the early hours of this morning. The woman alerted firefighters to the incident at around 2-30 am and they subsequently spent two and a half hours f

yesterday, 12:27 in Regional North West

Thief stole £125 coat to pay for new benefits card

A one-time career crook whose offending is said to be “slowing down” stole a £125 coat from Boundary Mill in Colne – where he was barred from. Burnley Magistrates’ Court was told how ex-drug addict Axis Robertson (41) was last before the court for shopli

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional North West

Car damaged in 'random act of stupidity'

A man who attacked a car after a night of drink and drugs caused £800 damage, Burnley magistrates heard. The court was told how Stephen Craig (22) who had mental health issues, did not know the victim Jeremy Bradshaw and his actions were described by his

yesterday, 08:11 in Regional North West

Empire Theatre set to strike back after plans for auction shelved

Campaigners who feared that a gem of a Lancashire theatre had seen its last curtain call were celebrating after plans to auction it off were scrapped. News that the Empire Theatre in Cow Lane, Burnley, had been given a reprieve from the auctioneer's hamm

Saturday, 17:20 in Regional North West

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