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Children's play equipment covered in glass after mindless vandals dump doors and windows on popular Burnley park

Residents woke this morning to discover vandals had dumped doors and windows on a popular playground, leaving equipment covered in glass.

Disruption on some routes are set to continue

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
Happy Mount Park

Lancashire recommends... the best children's play parks in Lancashire

Wondering where to take your children over the summer holidays?
Year five pupils Archie Kay and Olivia Longley with their university scrolls.

Burnley's own mini graduates presented with their caps and gowns

A group of children from Burnley have graduated from university...before they have even left primary school!

Macey Munro as Ferrero Rocher and Lydia Uttley as Karen Konka with Oliver Harrington is one of the narrators.

Burnley youngsters hoping for Golden Ticket with their end of term show

Everyone knows the classic tale of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory...but what about Karen Konka and the Nut Factory?

The award winning parents proudly show off their certificates after completing the course.

"Oscar" ceremony for award winning parents in Burnley and Pendle

These parents are Oscar winners when it comes to parenting!
Toni Carroll with his daughter Aurora

Dad dies 14 years after tragic death of his wife and unborn son

Close friends of a former Burnley youth worker, who has died suddenly 14 years after the death of his wife and unborn son, are rallying to help his devastated daughter.


New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

TV and Film
Play area

VOTE: Where are the best children's play parks in Lancashire?

Finding a play park to keep the young ones entertained is one step closer to a quieter life.
Doreen's friend, Danny, with the offending trumpet.

Adventures in Naples: Claret remembers Burnley's last Euro campaign in '67

When Burnley walk out at Pittodrie, it will have been 18,727 days since they last graced continental competition. From Northern France to Southern Germany, the Clarets have travelled far and wide, but for one fan, one trip stands out...

Burnley Mechanics is hosting fun classes for children this summer in a range of creative topics.

Creative workshop fun for children at Burnley Mechanics

Your children’s creative talents will blossom this summer thanks to two new workshops.

Theatre and Comedy
Venture out for a homemade picnic

10 cheap family hacks for fun in the sun

With the summer holidays just a week away penny-saving mums are compiling their top tips to help families save their cash on days out.

The amazing re-appearance of this Italian garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, has prompted calls for it to be restored to its former glory.

Calls for "lost garden" to be restored at Padiham's "Downton of the North" historic hall

The appearance of a "lost" historic garden at Padiham's Gawthorpe Hall has prompted calls for it to be restored to its former glory.
Teacher Jamie Robinson was happy to volunteer for the stocks much to the delight of  Emily Farrow and Charlie Hacking

Summer fair fun at Burnley primary school raises £1,000

The "Throw the Sponge at a Teacher" game proved to be very popular at a Burnley primary school's summer fair.

Parents have issued a warning after a man attempted to lure a teenage girl into a car at the weekend.

Parents' warning after stranger attempts to lure teenage girl into car in Burnley

A warning has gone out to parents in Burnley to be on their guard after a teenage girl was approached by a man and told to get in a car.

Great Mitton Hall owner Jean Kay (centre) with friends and helpers at the open garden event.

Open gardens at stunning Ribble Valley home was a blooming great success

The owners of one of the Ribble Valley’s most stunning homes opened their gardens to the public.
Sajda at the Palace with her MBE

MBE honour for Burnley woman Sajda who achieved her dream to make a difference in the world

Sometimes you meet people in life who you will never forget.

Blackpool Wake Park

Top five outdoor activities in Lancashire to enjoy during a heatwave

You don't want to be stuck indoors in this weather.

Catherine Smith of Trust House and Lee Pritchard, BNI Diamond chapter president, director of Preston-based Clear Sky ADR

BNI Lancashire raise thousands at charity ball for Trust House Lancashire

A Preston business group has raised more than £14,800 in support of Trust House Lancashire with a charity ball.

Nursery hosts summer fun event at Nelson park

Nursery hosts summer fun event at Nelson park

The sun will have his hat on this weekend when a nursery hosts a summer fun event.
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