Burnley skipper out to make his mark

Dan Pickup is determined to put his stamp on the Lancashire League derby after admitting that there is no better feeling than beating arch rivals Lowerhouse.


Broadcaster Katie Hopkins to leave LBC immediately

Controversial broadcaster Katie Hopkins and LBC have agreed that she will leave the radio station "immediately", LBC has said.

Offbeat 1
The Met Office are predicting that it will remain warm although thundery showers are expected across the north west

Yellow warning for rain in north west over Bank Holiday weekend - but it's not all bad news

A yellow weather warning for rain in the north west has been issued by weather experts just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.
ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Police called to motorcycle crash in Gisburn

Motorcyclists taken to hospital with 'serious' injuries after crash

Two Barnoldswick men were taken to hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crash in Gisburn.
Police swoop on a terror suspect in Wigan

Police release list of terror suspects in custody

Police have released a list of suspects they have arrested in connection with the Manchester Arena bombing with eight out of the 10 arrested still in custody.

North West
Burnley manager Sean Dyche  before kick off

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Garlick hopes boss will enjoy extended Turf stay

Clarets chairman Mike Garlick believes Sean Dyche is up there as one of the best managers in the club’s history.

One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning and detectives searched a property in St Helens.

Man arrested in connection with Manchester Arena bomb after raid

Counter-terror police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have carried out fresh raids, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside overnight.

North West

Whalley vigil in honour of bomb blast victim Michelle

A vigil was held in Whalley this evening by the family of terrorist attack victim Michelle Kiss.

Police investigate serious accident in Gisburn

Part of A59 closed as police investigate serious accident

Police are at the scene of a major road traffic accident in Gisburn.
Storks strengthen squad in bid for promotion push

Storks strengthen squad in bid for promotion push

Padiham have announced the return of two former players as they bid for promotion to the Evo-Stik First Division North.

Non League
A vigil will be held at St Luke's Church

Multi-faith vigil to be held in Brierfield

A prayer vigil is to be held in Brierfield tonight to remember the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Gold standard: Annie Geoghegan (left) and Olivia Metcalfe.

Nine-year-old back in Manchester to claim gold days after escaping arena attack

A nine-year-old Burnley student who was at the Manchester Arena during last week's terror attack has refused to be cowed after bravely travelling back to Manchester to win gold at an Independent School's Association athletics event.


Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

Eating Out
Game Of Thrones George RR Martin

Game Of Thrones trailer leaves fans 'crying with excitement'

Game Of Thrones fans were left “crying with excitement” after the trailer for the upcoming seventh series of the show was unveiled.
TV and Film

Your pig-ugly pugs and grotesque guinea pigs could be TV stars

Do you have a pet that’s, well, not the prettiest?  Have you got a cock-eyed cat or a hideous hamster?

Emergency services at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig

Police warning over fraudulent fundraising websites

Police have warned people to be aware of fraudulent fundraising websites in the wake of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.

Former TV weatherman FredTalbot

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot found guilty of sex offences

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of a string of historical sex offences against schoolboys in his care during trips to Scotland.
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Tom Heaton

Heaton in England squad, but no Keane

Clarets skipper Tom Heaton is one of four goalkeepers in the England squad named at lunchtime by Gareth Southgate.

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