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Pothole repair money will not slip through the cracks, council says

A backlog of road repairs caused by harsh winter weather will be cleared, the leader of Lancashire County Council has promised. Geoff Driver told a meeting of the full council: “The money is there and it will be done.” He was responding to a question...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Council denies it has lost its way over footpath signs

Lancashire County Council has rejected a claim that it can take up to three years to replace missing signs identifying public footpaths. Independent councillor Paul Greenall told a meeting of the full council that the absence of a Rights of Way...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Inspirational Burnley duo are sparkling success after shedding five stone each

Two super slimmers from Burnley have been awarded the title of Diamond Member of the Year for setting a sparkling example of long-term weight loss. Susanne Green and Julie Cowgill both joined the 1882 Lounge Burnley Football Club Slimming World group...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Over 500 pay their last respects to former Burnley pub landlord Peter

One of Burnley's best known and loved former pub landlords has died at the age of 76. Around 500 people, many who had travelled from across the UK and abroad, gathered at St Mary's Church in Burnley to say goodbye to Peter Scaife who ran a number of...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Brave Burnley boy is star of the show at VIP treat for children fighting cancer

A courageous youngster from Burnley who is fighting cancer, attended a fun-filled party honouring the strength of all youngsters diagnosed with the disease. Rayaan Zafran, who is just five-years-old, was a guest of honour at the Cancer Research UK...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire recommends... the best children's play parks in Lancashire

Wondering where to take your children over the summer holidays? Here is a list of the best play parks, as voted by readers. To view the vote click here /vote-where-are-the-best-children-s-play-parks-in-lancashire-1-9252829

yesterday, 14:55 in Regional North West
 

NHS boss wants Lancashire learning disability unit closed

The head of NHS England is taking a personal interest in the progress being made to close a facility housing adults with learning disabilities in Lancashire. The unit, formerly known as Calderstones, is based at Whalley near Clitheroe. It is due to...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West
 

Special investigation: Hidden epidemic of military suicides

Andrea Tierney, whose ex-army partner Simon McGovern took his own life, tells Aasma Day why she believes suicide among veterans is a huge and hidden issue Former soldier Simon McGovern was a “funny, witty guy who could light up a room” and was in a...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Burnley ultra-marathon man set for 3,000-mile charity challenge

A Burnley fitness fanatic is taking on the challenge of a lifetime as he attempts to raise £10,000 for charity by running from Turf Moor to every Premier League stadium during the course of the upcoming season. Having already tackled several...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Burnley Dave back on TV to help you 'get rich quick'

Colourful self-made millionaire Dave Fishwick will be helping the nation “get rich quick” in his new series which starts this Monday on Channel Four. The ebullient owner of Bank of Dave, whose colourful persona has helped him win a clutch of awards...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Clitheroe death not suspicious say police

The death of a 48-year-old woman in Clitheroe on Wednesday is not being treated as suspicious. There was a heavy police presence in the town in the early hours of yesterday morning after a woman, named locally as Sharon White, dropped dead on Monk...

yesterday, 10:43 in Regional North West
 

Urgent call for comments on Dog Inn's music licence application

Longridge councillor Ken Hind is urging residents to have their say about a music licence application for a well-known pub. Coun Hind, who represents Dilworth ward and is also leader of Ribble Valley Council, said residents have until Friday to give...

Wednesday, 17:17 in Regional North West
 

Reform of special educational needs service will be "a long haul"

The service being provided to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) across Lancashire is currently operating on “amber”. The service being provided to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) across...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Regional North West
 

Beat-Herder shines once again as thousands herd 'em up

On Saturday afternoon, in front of Beat-Herder’s main stage, an army of festival goers do battle with multi-coloured powder paint. It says everything you need to know about Beat-Herder that when the dust (and paint) settles come Monday morning, this...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Regional North West
 

Special investigation: The hidden cost of war

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicide rates among military veterans are spiralling. A Johnston Press investigation has found no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Regional North West
 
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