Police appeal after teenager goes missing from home

Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy went missing from home.

A car was set alight in the early hours of the morning in Burnley.

Police appeal after car torched in early hours of morning

Police are appealing for information after arsonists set fire to a car in the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews tackled a house in Colne last night.

One casualty after house fire in Colne

Firefighters had to treat a casualty at the scene, who was suffering from the effects of smoke, after a house blaze in Colne last night.

Some of the class of 1969 from Burnley's St John's RC Primary School are set to be reunited in September.

Nostalgic school photographs reunites classmates for first time in four decades

Old school photographs posted on social media received over 200 comments in one evening.

A microwave oven fire had been put out by the time crews arrived to tackle it at a house in Colne

Oven blaze causes smoke damage at home

A fire in a microwave oven at a house in Colne was out by the time crews arrived.

Some of the knives handed in to Lancashire Police as part of Operation Sceptre.

Final chance to hand in weapons

This weekend is your final chance to offer up knives to Lancashire Police.
After going blind, Chris Tattersall discovered a new lease of life thanks to guide dog Goughy. (s)

Hear Chris’ inspiring tale of strength

A Clitheroe man who went blind aged 40 dreams of sharing his story about how a charity helped him to turn his life around.

Staff at the Burnley branch of the Swinton Group have raised over 3,000 for Pendleside Hospice by taking part in a series of voluntary activities

Bucket collections and bag packing help colleagues smash £3,000 target for hospice

From bucket collections to bag packing, a team of colleagues from a Burnley insurance brokers got stuck into a fundraising challenge with enthusiasm.

John Simm was excellent in ITVs three-part drama Trauma

Trauma - an excellent study of grief, but not so good as a thriller

Grief is a funny thing. Not literally, obviously, but it can affect different people in all sorts of different ways.

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A cleaner,  who stole a charity box from her own bank, put it down to the menopause

Woman blames menopause after stealing charity box from bank, court told

A middle-aged customer, who pinched a charity box containing £24 from her own bank, put it down to the menopause, a court heard.

Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
A mum of two, who cannot look after her children because of an hereditary disease, lashed out at another woman in the street

Court told how tragic mum lashed out after hearing hurtful rumours

A tragic mum-of-two, robbed of looking after her children by a cruel disease, attacked a woman after  " bad mother rumours," a court was told.
Peter Mileham has been appointed as the new chairman of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Man who coined name for cancer foundation appointed as new chairman

The man who came up with the name for a cancer foundation that is celebrating its 20th anniversary has been appointed as its new chairman.

A registered sex offender was told he was "reckless" by magistrates after he failed to tell police he had changed address.

Registered sex offender in court after failing to tell police he had moved house

A registered sex offender moved house in Burnley and didn't tell the police, a court heard.
Rail service investment on the right track

Rail service investment on the right track

Ease of travel and direct routes is the result of a stretch of rail track

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Finsley Gate before emergency works.

A hub for the community

Burnley’s Finsley Gate Wharf could be set for radical transformation after plans were submitted to turn it into a hive of activity for the local community.
A court heard how the defendant had lost his job two days before he committed driving offences.

Learner driver had no insurance and false number plates, court told

An uninsured learner driver was caught using a Vauxhall Viva which had false number plates, a court heard.

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
Striker Sam Vokes has backed the new Kits for Kids campaign.

Clarets star backs BFCitC's Kits for Kids

Clarets striker, Sam Vokes, is backing a Burnley FC in the Community's Kits for Kids campaign to get Burnley FC fans to donate their old football kits for street children living in the community in Ghana.


Burnley pork pie named as one of Lancashire's top five

A Burnley butcher producing some of the county's finest pork pies from their family butchers' in the shadow of Turf Moor has seen their pie selected as one of the top five in the county by the Lancashire Pork Pie Appreciation Society.
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