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Fire crews tackle Earby house blaze

Two fire engines were called to a kitchen blaze at a house in Earby yesterday lunchtime. Appliances from Nelson and Colne were called to the fire at School Fields just before 12.30pm. Firefighters wearing four sets of breathing apparatus tackled the...

Monday, 13:06 in Regional North West

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed. There are real, long-term challenges facing our industry – not least the role of the role of the...

Monday, 11:16 in Regional North West

Where are the best dog friendly hotels in Lancashire?

If you feel like a night away in another Lancashire area but don't want to leave your dog at home, there are plenty of hotels who will invite them as guests too. Vote here for your favourite one. Voting closes noon on Wednesday. The best ones on each...

Monday, 11:16 in Regional North West

Drunk mum took child to pub

A Nelson mum on the drink all day took her little girl to the pub, where the woman was falling over drunk, a court heard. Burnley magistrates were told how the house the pair shared smelled of urine, there was food on the floor, a budgie was flying...

Monday, 10:05 in Regional North West

Teachers plan to walk from Burnley to Beijing

From Burnley to Beijing...that is the distance teachers from a high school intend to walk. But staff at Sir John Thursby Community College won't be leaving the premises in Eastern Avenue as the walk is part of a challenge to promote health and...

Monday, 09:30 in Regional North West

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission. They want to tempt commuters out of their cars and onto their trains. And they are investing nearly £500m in new state-of-the-art trains and extra carriages for the congested North West rail...

Monday, 09:24 in Regional North West

Drivers warned over poor road conditions in Lancashire

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning after icy, snowy conditions led to difficult driving conditions across parts of Lancashire. Traffic has been stopped on the northbound M6 between junction 31 for Smalesbury and 32...

Monday, 07:15 in Regional North West

Avoid Burnley roads unless necessary warn police

Police are urging motorists to only use roads around Burnley is absolutely necessary. Several road closures are in place following heavy snowfall today and emergency gritters have been contacted. North-West motorway police are also warning drivers to...

Sunday, 21:59 in Regional North West

Uninsured learner driver gave friend's details when stopped by police

A teenage driver panicked and gave an old school friend's details when stopped by the police, as he was a learner and wasn't insured, a court heard. Isa Shabir was caught after officers posted some documents through the door of the address they had...

Sunday, 17:29 in Regional North West

Love cheat plagued by guilt planned to take his own life, court told

A love-cheat, who planned to kill himself in a motorway smash because he couldn't live with the guilt, was caught over the drink- drive limit after he changed his mind, a court heard. Joel Whitley was found, distraught, on the M65 at Brierfield,...

Sunday, 12:40 in Regional North West

Bright new look for hospital room haven for cancer patients

New furniture to replace a donated sofa and chairs in the quiet room within the gynaecology outpatients department at Burnley General Teaching Hospital is being funded by Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The charity has awarded £1,235.80 to the unit, which...

Sunday, 07:53 in Regional North West

How much will you be spending on YOUR loved one on Valentine's Day?

When it comes to Valentine's Day men don't mind forking out to treat their other half. For a new survey has revealed that men spend up to 56 % more on a present than women do. And while Brits have been found to do many things in the name of love the...

10 February 2018 in Regional North West

Police appeal to find missing boy (15)

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old boy missing from Clayton-Le-Moors. Josh Wilson was last seen at his home address at around 4-30pm yesterday (Thursday). He's described as white, around 5ft 9ins. tall and of a...

9 February 2018 in Regional North West

Nelson Muslim charity claims named UK's best charity at national awards

A Muslim charity based in Nelson has been named the UK’s Best Charity of 2018 at the sixth Annual British Muslim Awards, which celebrate the positive impact of British Muslims. Muslim Global Relief claimed the award at the ceremony in Bradford on the...

9 February 2018 in Regional North West

Newsagents' joy after councillors throw out supermarket's bid to sell newspapers

The owner of the last remaining newsagents and post office in Barrowford was celebrating today after councillors turned down an application to sell newspapers across the road from her shop. Members of the Barrowford and Western Parishes Area Committee...

9 February 2018 in Regional North West

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