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Mountain rescue called to help injured cyclist in Gisburn

Members of the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team were called out this afternoon after a cyclist dislocated his knee cap while on a popular bike track. The incident happened just after 1pm at the Gisburn Forest Bike Trails and the cyclist was taken...

Sunday, 19:43 in Regional North West
 

Police release CCTV image of man after Colne supermarket incident

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify in relation to an incident at Lidl supermarket in Colne at 8-30pm on Friday. A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "Anyone with information please contact PC Eyre on...

Sunday, 10:19 in Regional North West
 

Burnley College students receive Duke of Edinburgh awards at Buckingham Palace

Outstanding former students from Burnley College Sixth Form Centre headed to Buckingham Palace to receive their prestigious Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The students, who displayed physical and emotional strength, commitment and determination to...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

'My dad’s story of surviving Second World War'

In a week when the bravery of those in the First World War is especially remembered, I remember this unremarkable man who survived the Second World War. He was taken from his two-year -old son and pregnant wife, who he never saw again. Deemed to be...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Burnley aerospace company honours longest-serving employees with events at Turf Moor

A Burnley aerospace company has celebrated the longevity of its workers with two Long Service awards ceremonies at Turf Moor, with the 40 honoured employees' combined service amounting to more than 1,000 years. With various employees each marking 25,...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

The North Poll election podcast: how will a Brexit Party electoral pact affect the North?

The North Poll is the podcast that gets to the heart of issues impacting the North of England in the build-up to the general election. Join political journalists from across the North as they debate the issues, unpack the campaign trail twists and...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

General election 2019: The North Poll podcast - how will a Brexit Party electoral pact affect the North?

The North Poll is the podcast that gets to the heart of issues impacting the North of England in the build-up to the general election. Join political journalists from across the North as they debate the issues, unpack the campaign trail twists and...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Motorists urged to avoid busy Burnley road after two-car crash

Police are at the scene of a two-car accident in Colne Road, Burnley, this evening. It it believed there has been a collision between a Range Rover and VW Golf. Emergency services are on the scene and parts of Colne Road have been cordoned off to...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Independent candidate in Burnley 'passionate about health and education'

The independent candidate attempting to become Burnley's next MP has said she will fight her campaign on health and education. Karen Helsby Entwistle, who is the only candidate in Burnley not representing a party, said she had campaigned at local and...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Government stats show Burnley falling behind UK on installing electric car charging points

Burnley is falling behind on installing electric car charging points according to a new government league table, with Transport Minister Grant Shapps calling on councils to make electric cares the "new normal". With figures revealing gaps in...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Illicit cigarettes and tobacco worth £13,000 found hidden in Nelson shop

Trading Standards officers from Lancashire County Council have seized a large haul of illicit cigarettes and tobacco from a shop in Nelson this week. The illicit products, which would be worth around £13,000 if sold as genuine, were found in a number...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Unemployed Colne dad given lifeline by next door building site

A long term unemployed father of three was given a lucky break whilst on the school run. James Hawkes (27) from Colne, had not worked for three years when the manager of the building site next to his house handed him a lifeline. After a couple of...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Here is how spices can keep us healthy this winter

Faced with wintery weather, I enjoy turning to food to give me some comfort. Faced with wintery weather, I enjoy turning to food to give me some comfort. I like big stew pots, steaming bowls of soup and anything seasoned with spices to warm me up....

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Burnley pupils mark Armistice Day in church grounds

Children at St Peter's Primary School in Burnley marked Armistice Day with a service lead by Year 6 pupils in the neighbouring church grounds. Prior to the service, the children made poppies from recycled plastic bottles to decorate the trees in the...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 

Calico's Gateway service wins national award for work with homeless people in Burnley

The Calico Group's Gateway service has been named ‘Best Homelessness Scheme’ award at the national 24 Housing Awards 2019 having helped almost 150 people in just 12 months. Commissioned by Lancashire County Council to improve the health and well-being...

Sunday, 08:45 in Regional North West
 


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