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Leaves on grids blamed for motorway closure

Leaves on grids blamed for motorway closure

Lancashire County Council has apologised to East Lancashire motorists disrupted by the closure of the M65 motorway this morning, citing leaves on the grid as the reason for flooding. Hundreds of frustrated commuters across Burnley, Nelson and Colne...

Tuesday, 13:35 in Regional North West
 
Turf's new safety barriers will prevent terrorist-style vehicle ramming attacks

Turf's new safety barriers will prevent terrorist-style vehicle ramming attacks

Burnley Football Club have become the first in the country to install security barriers to protect fans from potential vehicle ramming attacks outside Turf Moor. The club called in events management company StadiumTM, which has been responsible for...

Tuesday, 13:35 in Regional North West
 
Section of M65 closed due to flooding

Section of M65 closed due to flooding

A major section of motorway in Lancashire has been closed after it was affected by flooding. The eastbound carriageway of the M65 has been closed between junctions 10 for Padiham and 14 for the Boundary Mill roundabout after sections of the road...

Tuesday, 07:34 in Regional North West
 
Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries. The Lancashire County Council consultation runs until November 26. Questionnaires, obtainable from libraries, must be returned...

Monday, 17:37 in Regional North West
 
Toy Story 2017, the real cost for parents as the festive season closes in

Toy Story 2017, the real cost for parents as the festive season closes in

As Christmas approaches parents will be gearing themselves up to have their pockets emptied as they fork out for the latest "must have" toys. And if you have children to buy for, expect to shell out £83 per top gift, including one of the top...

Monday, 16:10 in Regional North West
 
'The Reedley Wild Show'

'The Reedley Wild Show'

A rat, a snake and a cockroach invaded a primary school – to the delight of the pupils. Reedley Primary School welcomed Zoo Lab for an educational visit with a difference. Jenny Mackenzie, EYFS lead at the school, said: "Children learned how to...

Monday, 15:06 in Regional North West
 

Pair wanted in connection with shop arson

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two people who are wanted in connection with an arson attack. Shortly after 3-30am on Saturday police were alerted to a fire at Burnley Electrical and DIY in Briercliffe Road, Burnley. Police have...

Monday, 13:43 in Regional North West
 

M65 idiot driver clocked doing 115 mph

A dramatic video of a speeding driver caught doing 115 mph on the M65 has been released by police. The driver was clocked eastbound at junction 7 doing the crazy speed by motorway police on Wednesday evening just after 7.30 pm. The police pulled the...

Monday, 13:43 in Regional North West
 
Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week. Getting to and from work now takes commuters in the...

Monday, 13:42 in Regional North West
 
Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned. The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours of arriving in emergency departments. But analysis by the Health...

Monday, 13:42 in Regional North West
 
Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions. The Public and Commercial Service union (PCS) said up to 2,000 of its members will take part in the walkout,...

Monday, 13:42 in Regional North West
 
Opinion split over new ambulance station location

Opinion split over new ambulance station location

News that Burnley is to have a new ambulance station in a different location has split opinion in the town. The Burnley Express revealed last week that North West Ambulance Service had submitted an application to create a new ambulance station at...

Monday, 13:42 in Regional North West
 
Appeal to find missing boys

Appeal to find missing boys

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace two teenage boys missing from home. Police in Pendle put out an appeal to find 15-year-olds Liam Cowling and Brandon Roberts who were reported as not returning home from school at Pendle Vale on...

Monday, 12:00 in Regional North West
 
Person feared trapped in house fire

Person feared trapped in house fire

A person was initially believed to have been trapped in a house fire in Colne. Fire crews from Nelson and Colne attended a fire at a house in Duke Street at 5pm on Saturday where it was believed there may have been a person trapped. When firefighters...

Monday, 12:00 in Regional North West
 
Axeman on scooter attempted robbery at Burnley store

Axeman on scooter attempted robbery at Burnley store

A man armed with an axe travelling on a motor scooter attempted a robbery on a cash in transit van at a busy Burnley supermarket this morning. The frightening incident took place this morning at around 9-20am at Burnley Tesco. Fortunately the two...

Monday, 12:00 in Regional North West
 
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