Canal helped to transform Burnley into world’s greatest textile centre

Enthusiasts of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal took a trip back in time on Tuesday – exactly 200 years to the day since the first barge sailed through Burnley.
Tributes left at the scene where a 16-year-old boy has died after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree. The teenager was driving a blue BMW 318 SE in Burnley, Lancashire, when he tried to overtake another vehicle and lost control, police said. He suffered multiple injuries in the crash in Ridge Avenue at about 9.40pm on Thursday and died later at the Royal Blackburn hospital. 8 April 2016.

Teen boy too young to drive killed after he crashed BMW into tree

A teenage boy, said to be “obsessed with cars”, died after he crashed a BMW into a tree.

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Motorway lane closure causes rush hour delays

Lane two of the M61 northbound between junction 9 and the M6 has been closed following an accident between an Audi A6 and a Mini.

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Hundreds attend funeral of popular Ribchester man Dean

Hundreds attended the funeral today of much-loved and popular Ribchester man Dean Dewhurst who was tragically killed in a car crash.
Dean Dewhurst

Funeral date set for tragic car crash victim Dean (28)

A funeral service will be held on Friday for a much-loved and popular Ribchester man tragically killed in a car crash.

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Dean Dewhurst (s)

Investigations continue after crash claims life of Ribchester man

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a popular Ribchester man who was killed in a tragic car crash this week.

Dean Dewhurst

Car crash tragedy for family

A popular Ribchester man who “left a lasting impression on everyone he met” was killed in a car crash – four miles from where his parents died in a tragic accident 19 years ago.

Tributes to Dean Dewhurst

Tragic twist of fate for Ribchester crash victim (28)

An eight-year-old boy orphaned in a car accident 19 years ago has had his life taken only a mile from the tragic scene.
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The scene of the fatal crash in Clitheroe

Community in shock after Ribchester man (28) dies in crash

Shock and sadness has been expressed at the untimely death of Dean Dewhurst.
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The road was closed this morning causing traffic chaos and gridlock.

Road is reopened following fatal crash

Whalley Road in Clitheroe has been reopened following a fatal crash in the early hours of this morning.
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The scene of the accident

Police appeal after fatal road crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 28-year-old man died following a collision in Pendleton last night (Sunday).
BA pilot Ian Walker (centre) with fellow cabin crew who flew the GB paralympians home from Rio

Burnley born Pilot Ian flies GB athletes home to victory

A son of Burnley, who achieved a childhood dream to become a pilot, was at the helm of the British Airways 777 that flew the the Paralympic GB athletes home from Rio.

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Appeal for witnesses after cyclist (55) dies in Colne collision

A 55-year-old woman has died following a collision with a lorry in Colne.
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Boy injured in collision outside college

A boy has been injured in a collision outside Burnley College.
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County Coun. Tony Martin

Transport for the disabled shake-up

Lancashire County Council has announced a shake-up of transport services for vulnerable adults.

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Burnley pensioner Elizabeth James

Cuts to elderly lifeline minibus service

Vulnerable pensioners have revealed their fear that a “lifeline” minibus service is being scaled back in response to government cuts.

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Burnley Police Station

Police appeal to trace Audi driver involved in Burnley collision

Police are trying to trace the driver of a car involved in a collision with a cyclist in Burnley and are appealing for the public's help.

Long serving bus drivers (from l-r) Frank Atkinson, Munir Hussain, Michael Boyes, M. Z. Hussain and Alex Pomponi (s)

Burnley bus drivers celebrate over 100 years of service

Three bus drivers from Burnley and Pendle have picked up special long service awards having been behind the wheel for a combined 120 years.

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Greater delays on the roads

Average road journey delay time increases

Motorists experienced greater delays on the roads as journey times increased during the second quarter of 2016, according to data from the Department For Transport.

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UPDATED: M6 reopens in Lancashire after pedestrian hit by vehicle

The M6 southbound was blocked in Lancashire this afternoon after a “serious” traffic accident in which a teenage male was hit by a vehicle.

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