History made as viaduct opens for first time in 20 years

Campaigners, who fought to have part of a historic viaduct opened for the first time in 20 years, are already looking ahead to the next stage of their scheme.


In pictures: Burnley Christmas lights switch on

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Burnley town centre.
Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

Dancing on Ice Live Tour

Skating fans have a double dose of good news as following the return of Dancing in Ice comes its live UK tour next spring.
The Nimes Roman ampitheatre

TRAVEL: Underground and overground in beautiful southern France

Smell. Taste. Think.
Friday Night Launch Event starts at 6pm

Southport Airshow this weekend: What to see and when

Eyes to the skies this weekend as historical aircraft and fast noisy jets perform thrilling and daring aerobatics over the beach in Southport.


In pictures: Higham Scarecrow Festival 2017

The Bank Holiday sun shone down on the annual Higham Scarecrow Festival.


The Pendle Way celebrates its 30th anniversary

For decades people have converged on the Pendle countryside to enjoy hundreds of miles of beautiful walks.

A hound show is one of the main attractions at The Lowther Show, being held at the Lowther Estate, near Penrith

Become one of the country set

There’s a real taste of countryside life coming to the north west next month, and you could win one of five pairs of adult day tickets.

Whats on

In pictures: Bands in the Park makes triumphant return to Burnley

Not even the rain could put a dampener on a riveting day of live music as Bands in the Park made a triumphant return to the town.
Brian Parker with his wife Jane are moving to the Ighten Leigh Social Club

Popular Burnley landlord moving to pastures new

Well-known Burnley landlord Brian Parker leaves the Commercial in Harle Syke this weekend...but he isn’t going very far.

In pictures: Blessed Trinity Prom 2017

It was time for the girls to put on their prom frocks and the boys to get suited and booted as pupils at Blessed Trinity RC College held their end-of-year prom evening.

Hoghton Tower

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These youngsters from Holy Trinity Primary School, Burnley, rounded off the end of half term with an outward bound trip to Shrewsbury.

Youngsters had a high old time on activity holiday adventure

Zip wiring, survival training, raft building, archery and climbing walls were the new things that children from a Burnley primary school got the chance to try on an activity holiday.

HorseHeard coaching

Overcoming challenges with HorseHeard

The use of animals to soothe people in distress can be traced back thousands of years.

Lynsey Cotton and her daughter Katie

Mum's hospital walk for neonatal units

A mum will be walking from Blackburn to Preston in aid of the hospital which helped to save her daughter’s life.
Rotary Club of Burnley Pendleside 2017 Pendle Pub Walk organisers

New Pendle Pub walk route unveiled

The ever-popular Pendle Pub walk returns next month with over 1,000 walkers expected to take on the 10 mile route through Pendleside and Barrowford.
David Walsh and John Richmond will be riding their motorbikes across Europe for Derian House

Two bikers raise smiles with their Derian House challenge

Two big-hearted bikers are planning the trip of a lifetime to mark their 50th birthdays, raising funds for a children’s hospice.
With interest in joining the Scouts skyrocketing, more volunteers are needed.

Bear Grylls support sees Lancs Scouts figures soar

With a wave a new support spearheaded by double Paralympic medallist Tom Hamer and survival expert Bear Grylls, the Scouts in Burnley and Pendle have reported the highest number of adult members on record in their latest annual membership figures.

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