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Turf Moor upgrade for disabled fans but no plans to increase stadium size

Turf Moor upgrade for disabled fans but no plans to increase stadium size

Disabled Clarets fans will soon benefit from Premier League facilities at Turf Moor, which will see two corners in the stadium filled in. Burnley Football Club has finalised plans to develop Turf Moor and provide better facilities for disabled...

today, 15:59 in Regional North West
 
Nelson company's charity bid came up roses

Nelson company's charity bid came up roses

With the help of a TV star, a Nelson company's charity mission finished with a bang at a fabulous auction and curry night. ITV Granada’s Paul "Croney" Crone was the special celebrity guest helping Farnworth Rose to raise £2,034 for...

today, 15:00 in Regional North West
 
Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman. Now the full county council will assess work being done to increase staffing and improve performance...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity. Students plan and prepare for the event months in advance and college Head of Agriculture Craig Thompson, said: “All the students have...

today, 13:26 in Regional North West
 
How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Has your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer? You're not alone - nearly half of parents admit they often struggle to answer their youngster's tricky questions. So what's the solution? Around 50% of parents confess to turning to...

today, 12:06 in Regional North West
 
Pendle couple’s festive cancer charity mission

Pendle couple’s festive cancer charity mission

A Pendle couple boosted their charity mission - inspired by a cancer diagnosis in the family - with a Christmas fund-raiser. Barbara and Keith Ratcliffe raised £270 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK through a stall at the Christmas demonstration of Pendle...

today, 11:49 in Regional North West
 
Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England’s roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said. The figures, published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies on Friday, also show the number of Roads...

today, 11:23 in Regional North West
 
Businessman smashed love rival's Audi with spanners

Businessman smashed love rival's Audi with spanners

A spurned businessman smashed up his Barnoldswick love rival's prized Audi after the victim told him the defendant's two children had started calling him "dad" a court was told. Saul Root (45) was seen walking away from ex-friend Mark...

today, 11:23 in Regional North West
 
Beggar was trying to get himself a home

Beggar was trying to get himself a home

A beggar sat on St James Street, Burnley, had nowhere to live and was trying to get himself a home, a court heard. The town's magistrates were told ex-convict Wayne Nix had a board in front of him, hoping it might catch the eye of a landlord who could...

yesterday, 09:02 in Regional North West
 
Police appeal for missing woman

Police appeal for missing woman

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down a missing Burnley woman. Beverley Saville (59), from the Todmorden Road area of Burnley, was last seen at her home address at 11-20am. She is described as wearing dark blue denim jeans, black...

Saturday, 15:37 in Regional North West
 
What a save! Football is best value for money sport on satelllite TV

What a save! Football is best value for money sport on satelllite TV

Footy fans who moan about the cost of having to pay extra to watch a match on satellite TV, can breath a sigh of relief they aren't followers of greyhound racing. Because new research has revealed that, dDespite higher costs for rights, football comes...

Saturday, 14:51 in Regional North West
 
New hospital unit gets mayor's seal of approval

New hospital unit gets mayor's seal of approval

The state-of the-art Lancashire Elective Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital has been officially opened. The Mayor and the Mayoress of Burnley, Coun. Howard Baker and Ms Tracey Rhodes, were joined by the Elective Centre’s first patient, Mrs...

Friday, 14:57 in Regional North West
 
Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year. The TUC said following recent revelations in politics and showbiz it was more important than ever that festive drinks went ahead...

Friday, 14:07 in Regional North West
 
Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said. ThThe figures, published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies on Friday, also show the number of Roads...

Friday, 14:03 in Regional North West
 
Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said. GSir Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office (NAO), said...

Friday, 13:58 in Regional North West
 
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