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Children's social work cases to be assessed in-house

The standard of help provided to children receiving social care in Lancashire will still be subject to scrutiny - in spite of an end to external audits of the service. That was the message from the head of Lancashire County Council’s safeguarding...

today, 00:06 in Regional North West
 

Family has new hope for Lucy's future

The family of a brave nine-year-old girl with a rare form of cancer are calling on generous Ribble Valley people to donate money for life-saving treatment in the USA. Lucy Wright was eight years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 high risk...

yesterday, 15:56 in Regional North West
 

Burnley's Batch gin now proving to be a popular tipple in North America

Burnley gin distiller Batch Brew has broken into the North American spirits market after securing two new export contracts with suppliers in the US and Canada. Last month, the business shipped its first order of 4,000 bottles to fulfil an exclusive US...

yesterday, 15:19 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire gets the least nursery school funding in England

Nursery schools in Lancashire receive the lowest level of government funding  anywhere in the country, a committee of councillors has heard. All local authority-run nurseries - as well as private or voluntary operators - are handed £4.30 for every...

yesterday, 13:08 in Regional North West
 

Pensioner dies after serious car crash in Clitheroe

A 93-year-old woman who suffered serious injuries after a car collision in Clitheroe has died. Around 2-30pm on December 3rd, a blue Honda Jazz car and a white Ford Transit van were involved in a collision on Whalley Road. The driver of the Honda, a...

yesterday, 12:37 in Regional North West
 

Fond memories of charismatic Burnley hairdresser Philippe

Tributes have been paid to popular and charismatic hairdresser Philippe Toubart who has died aged 78. Originally from France, Philippe, who had hairdressing salons in both Burnley and Clitheroe, was born in Le Mans, France, to Roland and Suzanne on...

yesterday, 10:59 in Regional North West
 

Talented Burnley College dancers earn places with top up-and-coming professional group

Three dedicated Burnley College Sixth Form Centre dancers are travelling the country with one of the UK’s top emerging professional dance companies. Olivia Walsh and Mollie Moorby, both 19, earned outstanding results in their A-Level Performing Arts...

yesterday, 08:24 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire Police target drink and drug drivers in countdown to Christmas

Lancashire Police have announced a tough drink drive campaign across the county in the countdown to Christmas. Officers are actively targeting drink and drug drivers 24 hours a day but in December the campaign is stepped up as more people may be...

Monday, 16:52 in Regional North West
 

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

Monday, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

Monday, 14:16 in Regional North West
 

Ribble Valley father and child hospitalised after head on crash with Burnley pensioner

A 46-year-old man from the Ribble Valley has suffered serious injuries after a head on crash in Sawley. The man was travelling with his seven-year-old daughter when their Volvo V60 collided with a Mitsubishi at 10.10am on Saturday December 8....

Monday, 11:17 in Regional North West
 

Further arrest over murder of 'loving' father-of-four and Burnley shopkeeper

A sixth person has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Nelson resident Yasir Hussain. Detectives arrested the 40-year-old man yesterday morning (Sunday) and he’s been taken into police custody for questioning. Mr Hussain (34),...

Monday, 10:07 in Regional North West
 

Chorley and Lancashire rugby ace hurt in nightclub attack is allowed home from hospital

A Lancashire rugby ace who was hospitalised after an assault outside a nightclub has been allowed to return home. Joe Sharratt suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to hospital after an incident in Manchester last weekend. Read...

Sunday, 14:36 in Regional North West
 

'Every shot he took was an oil painting': The best of Monument Valley

Columnist Jimmy Cricket writes about his coach trip through Arizona in the USA. Myself and Mrs Cricket were on a coach trip travelling through the great state of Arizona in the USA. Our guide is encouraging everyone to sing, and the French people at...

Sunday, 11:23 in Regional North West
 

Man, pensioner and seven-year-old child injured in 'serious' Ribble Valley crash

A 46-year-old man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a collision on the A59 Sawley, near Clitheroe, this morning (Saturday). The incident happened at about 10-10am when a Volvo V60 travelling South West lost control and was in...

Saturday, 17:11 in Regional North West
 
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