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Derelict building fire in Padiham

Firefighters from Burnley, Hyndburn and Nelson extinguished a blaze at a derelict building in Padiham this afternoon. Fire crews were called to Byron Street at 1-15pm and found smoke issuing from the first floor of a four floor building. Crews gained...

yesterday, 19:16 in Regional North West
 

This is how much sugar these 9 Christmas food and drink favourites contain

Online pharmacy, Chemist 4 U, as part of their UK dental health study have uncovered some shocking findings. So if you’re planning a guilt-free gobble this December you may want to look away now. 1. Festive hot drinks One of the worst culprits is that...

yesterday, 17:48 in Regional North West
 

REVEALED: The places in Lancashire where drivers have the most points on their licence

New figures have revealed the areas of Britain with the best and worst drivers, according to licences with the most penalty points. The data, from the DVLA, showed motorists from Blaby in Leicestershire were the worst offenders, with 39 per cent...

Saturday, 15:41 in Regional North West
 

Frasier: this is how a Hollywood Emmy-winner was inspired by Lancashire

She’s the TV actress from Burnley who’s rubbed shoulders with Hollywood action-man Sylvester Stallone - AKA Rocky - in a Warburton’s advert. Caroline O’Hara, a former star of Coronation Street, Casualty and The Bill, is among a multitude of famous...

Saturday, 15:41 in Regional North West
 

Investigation into Burnley suspected arson attack

A joint investigation by the fire and police services is underway following a suspected arson attack last night in Burnley. Firefighters from Burnley were called to reports of a fire on New Road at just before 11-40pm on Friday night. A wooden...

Saturday, 15:10 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal after Burnley pensioner dies following collision

Police are appealing for information following an accident in Burnley which has led to the death of an elderly pedestrian. Officers were called at 8-15pm on Thursday to reports of a collision involving a Toyota Rav 4 car and a pedestrian on Glen View...

Saturday, 11:53 in Regional North West
 

Man arrested following early morning burglary at Burnley beauticians

A man has been arrested after a beauticians was burgled in Burnley. Dog units and police were called to Lyndhurst House of Hair and Beauty shop on Lyndhurst Road at 1am this morning. Insp. Chris Valentine, of Burnley Police, said: "We got reports...

Saturday, 09:56 in Regional North West
 

New homes future for 'eyesore' Padiham mill site

A new £6m. housing scheme in Padiham has been officially opened on the site of a former eyesore derelict mill. The Perseverance Mill site had sat derelict for 15 years but has now been transformed into 56 attractive new homes, bungalows and apartments...

Friday, 15:25 in Regional North West
 

Roadworks update North West: All planned works Monday December 17 to December 21

Highways England is lifting more than 200 miles of roadworks in time for the festive getaway leaving more than 97 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads roadworks-free. Officials said where it was safe to do so, roadworks will be lifted or...

Friday, 15:03 in Regional North West
 

Are you ready for an over-indulgent Christmas?

Fitness columnist Dan Donohue writes about the impact socialising over Christmas has on you. We are now moving at a rate of knots towards the most wonderful time of the year. With the arrival of the festive season comes busier-than-ever schedules,...

Friday, 14:45 in Regional North West
 

Gritters out early ahead of weekend snow alert

Lancashire County Council is warning people to watch out for ice, with gritting crews treating roads earlier than usual today ahead of a freezing spell forecast over the weekend. The gritters are already out on the main routes in many parts of the...

Friday, 14:39 in Regional North West
 

Old People's Home for Four-Year-Olds leaves you full of festive spirit, while Doctor Who gets a mixed...

There are no decorations up in my house yet. No baubles on the tree, no paperchains festooning the shelves, no tinsel glinting in pine and cinnamon scented candlelight. I don’t like having Yuletide nick-nacks out too soon, it seems to spoil the fun,...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Gritting lorries out on Lancashire's roads

An army of gritters have taken to Lancashire's roads ahead of the icy spell forecast this weekend Lancashire County Council is warning people to watch out for ice with gritting crews treating roads earlier than usual today ahead of the predicted...

Friday, 14:22 in Regional North West
 

Blackpool actress Hayley Tamaddon supports Blue Cross Medal campaign

Growing up with a dog was like having a personal bodyguard for actress Hayley Tamaddon. The Blackpool-born star is championing pet charity Blue Cross in its celebration of inspirational animals from across the nation as nominations open for the...

Friday, 12:29 in Regional North West
 

Burnley Community Kitchen gets a helping hand

Workers from a Burnley company volunteered their time at the Burnley Community Kitchen. Dedicated employees from the Spencer Hayes team cleared out a room which was filled with chairs, clothes and many other items. It has now been transformed into a...

Friday, 12:03 in Regional North West
 


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