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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, 10:04 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, 10:04 in Regional North West
 

County to defend fracking planning powers

Lancashire County Council will tell the government that future decisions about fracking should be taken locally. At a meeting of the full council, members voted how to respond to a consultation which proposes ministers having the first and final say....

Friday, 21:52 in Regional North West
 

Fast food limits could be coming to your corner of Lancashire

A councillor’s call to restrict the number of takeaways in areas with high childhood obesity and deprivation has won unanimous support. Charles Edwards put his proposal to a meeting of Lancashire County Council. WATCH: the councillor who wants...

Friday, 21:52 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, 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
 

Adventures in Naples: Claret remembers Burnley's last Euro campaign in '67

When Burnley walk out at Pittodrie, it will have been 18,727 days since they last graced continental competition. From Northern France to Southern Germany, the Clarets have travelled far and wide, but for one fan, one trip stands out... Twenty-two...

Friday, 14:30 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, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

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...

Friday, 14:30 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, 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...

Friday, 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...

Friday, 14:30 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, 14:30 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, 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...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
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