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Girl (16) airlifted to hospital after suffering fit

A teenage girl was airlifted to hospital after she had a fit while out in Burnley.

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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EOD unit

Bomb squad called to Burnley street

Specialist bomb disposals officers have been called out to Burnley this afternoon.

Burnley Magistrates Court

Outburst at police was ‘due to his illness’

A troubled young man “ranted” at police from his bedroom window and threatened to climb onto the roof when officers turned up on a welfare check, a court has heard.

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.

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.
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.

Bishop Philip speaks before the minutes silence.

Bishop of Burnley decries 'attack on childhood'

Leading an event at Blackburn Cathedral, the Bishop of Burnley has condemned the recent Manchester terrorist attack, branding it not only an attack on a city, but an "attack on childhood itself."

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.

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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.

Courtney Boyle, 19, was studying criminology and psychology at Leeds Beckett University

Mother pays tribute to 'angels' after daughter and partner are killed in Manchester Arena bomb blast

A woman who lost her partner and daughter in the Manchester terror attack said they were "both my angels flying high in the sky".
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Langho singer/songwriter Ella Shaw.

Singer Ella Shaw dedicates song to Manchester and the bomb attack victims

Britain's Got Talent star Ella Shaw has dedicated one of her songs to Manchester and anyone who lost their lives in Monday's devastating bomb attack.

Police are currently attending the incident

Bomb squad called to incident in Hulme

The army bomb squad have been called to a road in Hulme.
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Michelle Kiss who died in Monday's bomb blast.

Funds raised for Whalley bomb blast mother's family

Hundreds have already been raised to support the family of a Whalley mother who died in Monday's devastating bomb attack at Manchester's MEN Arena.
A vigil is to be held at Padiham Town Hall for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing

Vigil in Padiham for Manchester bomb victims

The people of Padiham are being invited to pay their respects to the victims of the Manchester bomb blast at a vigil tomorrow evening.

Towneley Hall and Park

New parking for Towneley Park?

Plans have been submitted to create an over-spill car park at Towneley Park.

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