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Police appeal after Nelson woman goes missing

Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a Nelson woman.

Taxi driver drops drunk teenager off at police station.

Drunk teenager arrested for being abusive at police station

A teenager has been arrested for being drunk and disorderly at the front desk of Burnley Police Station.

The late Trevor Dawson.

East Lancashire property boss and magician dies

The founder of one of East Lancashire’s largest commercial property companies has died aged 82.

Students explore life in a Lancashire mill through dance, music and clogging.

Students take centre stage in new production Cotton

Four outstanding dancers who are studying at Burnley College’s Sixth Form Centre will be helping to explore Lancashire’s proud cotton history in an exciting new project this month.

Several businesses have scored top marks in the food hygiene rating awards

Burnley scores tops marks in food hygiene awards

Several businesses across Burnley are celebrating after receiving top marks for their food hygiene.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Crook returned CCTV camera to market

A prolific crook who stole a £188 CCTV camera from Burnley Market will not have to pay compensation – as he has given it back.

Nick Barrett, Debbie Bradley (Wellbeing Co-ordinator), Karen Alty and Deputy Head Eve Taylor (s)

Head praises staff after glowing Ofsted

A Burnley headteacher diagnosed with cancer seven months ago has praised her “amazing” staff and pupils after their school secured an Outstanding Ofsted result.

Sonia with her fiance Arron Machin

Talented young actress doing her hometown proud in nation's best loved soap

Top soap Coronation Street is tackling one of its most hard hitting and controversial storylines in its 57 year history.

The earthwuake has claimed the lives of two people on the Greek island of Kos.

Nelson man: Turkey earthquake a "surreal" experience

A Nelson man has described how images of recent tragedies flashed through his mind as he was caught in the recent earthquake that struck Turkey and Greece, killing two people.
Magistrates have dealt with a thief who walked out of a store with necklaces he had not paid for,

Shoplifter helped himself to necklaces in store

A thief who helped himself to necklaces worth £67.96 has landed himself with a " bill" for more than £500.

Burnley Pickleballers between games at Spirit of Sport, Blessed Trinity.

One of the US' fastest-growing sports finds UK home in Burnley

Embracing a sport that has taken off in North America, Burnley is fast becoming the UK's go-to destination for a ball game combining tennis, badminton, and table tennis which is sweeping the country.

Firefighters dealt with a cooker blaze at a house in Moorland Road, Burnley

Fire crews race to Burnley house blaze

Two fire engines were called out yesterday tea-time when a cooker set alight at a house in Burnley.

Three men have been charged in relation to the death of a 50-year-old man in Colne

Three men charged after 50-year-old dies after Colne assault

Three men have been charged in relation to the death of a 50-year-old man in Colne.
Police are appealing for witnesses - specifically the two pictured - to come forward to help with the murder investigation.

Police release images of witnesses in murder investigation

Lancashire police are appealing for specific witnesses in connection to the murder investigation launched after a 50-year-old Colne man died after an assault on July 18th.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police hunt flasher exposing himself to children

Police are appealing for information after a man was seen exposing himself and taking photographs of children in Burnley.

A cafe setting is littered with rubble following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos

Lancashire man describes building 'shaking like a jelly' in Greek earthquake

Two people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey,
Unity College pupils at the Boat Race Challenge Selection Day. (s)

Pupils sail their way to success in university challenge

This wave of 12 high school pupils took on the twist, turns and rapids of a university Boat Race Challenge.
New Era Nursery staff Nasima Begum, Christina Lawrence, Sarah Durkin, Emma Birch and Elaine Sharples. (s)

Award-winning nursery is a trailblazer in safety

A Burnley nursery has set the mark for safety sky-high, becoming the first in town to win this top award.

Liam Cavanagh front, and Lewis Pugh (just seen) during dress rehearsal. (s)

Teens on vintage form at retro show

Memory lane was the catwalk last fortnight for these fashionistas strutting their creative talents for a good cause.
A proud moment for Carol Paton as she is presented with her Certficate of Merit award from Lord Shuttleworth.

Top flight award for dedicated Carol

An air cadets volunteer from Burnley, who quadrupled the members of a flagging unit, has been honoured with a top award.

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