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Rave reviews for Ribble Valley author's first fictional novel

Author and traveller Jenny Palmer has published her first fictional novel and it is winning rave reviews. Keepsake and Other Stories is an anthology of short stories set in her native Lancashire and also London. Some of the stories are contemporary...

58 min. ago in Regional North West

Warm weather hurting North West farmers, says agricultural expert

An agricultural expert has expressed concerns at the impact the recent lack of rainfall could have on local farming, with this summer's arid weather having forced authorities into imposing a hosepipe ban across the North West. While scorching...

today, 10:03 in Regional North West

Police investigation after shocking video of attack on homeless man in Burnley shared hundreds of times on...

Police have released a statement after a video, which allegedly shows a homeless man being attacked in Burnley, was shared hundreds of times on social media. Officers say they have identified a man involved and they have asked people not to name any...

today, 10:03 in Regional North West

Two fire engines called to caravan blaze in Burnley

Fire crews spent half an hour tackling a caravan blaze yesterday. The fire broke out at 2-45pm in the caravan in Robin House Lane, Briercliffe. Fire engines from Burnley and Nelson attended and used a hosereel to extinguish the flames.

yesterday, 21:59 in Regional North West

Children's play equipment covered in glass after mindless vandals dump doors and windows on popular Burnley...

Residents woke this morning to discover vandals had dumped doors and windows on a popular playground, leaving equipment covered in glass. The items were dumped on the Queen Street play area in Briercliffe and these photographs were taken by a dog...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North West

City of Culture bid plans underway in Lancashire

Lancashire could be putting together a City of Culture bid, it has been revealed. Bosses at Marketing Lancashire have revealed that they are in the early stages of putting a big for the title UK City of Culture - which can bring in a major economic...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional North West

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September. Here are the affected routes: All services between Blackpool and Manchester Airport - via Preston - will be reintroduced on July 30. Ten of...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional North West

Burnley mum jailed for killing baby has murder conviction quashed

A Burnley woman convicted of killing her newborn baby has had her conviction quashed. Rachel Tunstill (26), of Wellington Court, Burnley, was sentenced to life for killing her baby girl in January, last year. She had denied murder due to diminished...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West

Sail the seven seas for Sinbad at Gawthorpe

Take a voyage on the seven seas to Gawthorpe Hall for a tale of swashbuckling and romance in an outdoor theatre performance of ‘Sinbad’. The famous tale from the Arabian Nights will be recreated in the stunning grounds of Gawthorpe, courtesy of the...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West

Competition: Win tickets to Burnley's Reel Cinema

East Lancashire Newspapers has once again teamed up with Burnley's Reel Cinema to offer readers the chance to win a pair of film tickets. We have one pair of tickets to give away this week for Mission Impossible: Fallout featuring Tom Cruise, Henry...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West

No rain stops play on Burnley and Pendle stretch of canal

Stretches of the popular Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which runs through Burnley and Pendle, are to be closed due to the country's recent heatwave - potentially putting the Burnley Canal Festival at risk. Local boaters had already seen restricted...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West

Burnley's burglary rate one of the highest in the country as statistics show spike in crime

Burnley has one of the highest rates of burglary in England and Wales, according to the latest police recorded crime figures. There were 860 household break-ins between April 2017 and March 2018, data from the Office for National Statistics shows....

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West

More illegal tobacco seized from shops

Action against illegal tobacco in central Nelson has resulted in a further seizure in under a week at one shop, and a manufacturing operation being uncovered at another. An inspection by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards and Lancashire...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West

Burnley's huge Local Plan finally set to be adopted

The Burnley Local Plan – a huge document encompassing new housing, industry and heritage sites across the borough – could finally be adopted at the end of this month. The final decision to approve the plan will be made at a meeting of the full Burnley...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West

'Current and next generation Eurofighter will dominate for decades'

​The Lancashire-built Eurofighter will ​dominate the European skies for decades, air chiefs have predicted. The boost of confidence comes as the next generation Tempest was unveiled as the successor to the Eurofighter Typhoon at the Farnborough...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West

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