M65 closed in both directions as police deal with 'distressed' woman on bridge

The M65 has been closed in both directions as police deal with a 'distressed' woman on an over bridge.
Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton is helping Boohoo to boom

World famous American socialite Paris Hilton is the inspiration for’s latest line, the Burnley online clothing brand that is seeing its sales booming.

The Samaritans charity bookstall, that was targeted by raiders, and (inset) branch director Victoria Haworth.

Colne charity workers' thanks to customers who rallied support after book stall theft

Charity workers have been touched by the outpouring of sympathy, support and help following a shocking theft at their bookstall.
Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
A champion bull at last year's Todmorden Agricultural Show.

Burnley village set to host popular agricultural show

A popular show will be held in Cliviger this weekend.

Senior auctioneer Wilf Mould.

Free antiques valuation event in Clitheroe

A team of experts from leading auction house, Silverwoods, will be at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe on Friday.


Legoland bins Northern Rail attractions to get behind furious rail passengers

The Northern Rail models at the heart of Legoland’s popular attraction have been binned in a bold move to back millions of rail commuters.
Burnley DJ Matty Robinson has been tipped for the top by music experts

Burnley DJ tipped for the top by music experts

A student from Burnley has been tipped for future stardom after winning a prestigious competition to find the best DJ talent.


Lancashire passengers entitled to compensation following rail chaos

Passengers who have been affected by delays and cancellations from the chaos on the railways will be entitled to compensation to the value of up to a month’s rail travel.

High street giant announces its new Charity of the Year for 2018

High street giant announces its new Charity of the Year for 2018

The Burnley branch of Marks and Spencer has announced its new Charity of the Year which it has already started raising money for.
Poundworld has announced it has gone into administration today

Fears for future of popular Burnley town centre store

A popular Burnley store is under threat after it was announced this morning that administrators have been called in.

Poundworld has stores across Lancashire

Lancashire jobs at risk as Poundworld goes into administration

Daniel Butters and Clare Boardman, restructuring partners at Deloitte, have today been appointed as joint administrators to Poundworld Retail Limited.
A series of adult courses are being launched at Burnley College.

Launch of college courses show it is never too late to go back to the classroom

If you ever regretted not working harder at school Burnley College is offering the chance to roll back the years.

Anita Armstrong, Liz Horrocks, Reala Ahmed, Abi Smith and Janine Thoburn celebrating the opening of the new store. (s)

New Burnley opticians at Tesco warns of dangers of driving with poor vision

A new Burnley opticians has opened at Tescos following reports that bad eyesight is the cause of almost 3,000 road casualties a year.
Burnley Manchester Road station

Burnley MP demands answers from Northern Rail boss

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has met with under-fire Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and chief executive of Northern Rail David Brown to demand action over the ongoing rail chaos.

Pendleside Hospice fundraiser Leah Hutchinson from Pendleside receives the cheque at Brierfield Working Men's Club from Luke Hamilton, Phil Schofield and other club members.

Music festival opened by legendary 60s pop star raises thousands for hospice

A music festival, that was opened by Bobby Elliott of the legendary band The Hollies, raised almost £4,000.
Around  a quarter of people in the North West are forking out thousands of pounds for fake electrical goods online.

Ruthless "conline" sellers tempting a quarter of North West into buying fake electrical goods

Shocking statistics released today reveal that a quarter of people in the North West are falling victim to buying counterfeit electrical goods online.

Were you caught up in last week's Visa card payment problems?

Visa chief could be quizzed over card payment chaos

Visa’s European chief executive Charlotte Hogg faces the prospect of being hauled in front of MPs over a systems failure that caused card payment “chaos” last week.
Plans have been submitted

Office future for historic Burnley mill

A prominent mill in Burnley’s historic Weavers’ Triangle could be transformed into new office space.

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