Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

The new lock

New lock in Rectella's safe hands

Patlock – the fitted French door lock – has secured new listings with two prominent national retailers following its appearance on Dragons’ Den.

County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

Charter Walk

Exciting plans to be unveiled for Burnley shopping centre

The public will have a chance to view and comment on proposals to modernise Burnley’s Charter Walk Shopping Centre.

Burnley Town Hall

New rules for Burnley street traders

New rules for street traders are set to be introduced in Burnley.


Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

Fortune doesn't favour a Claret - for Burnley residents wononly15% of the town's bets last year.

Burnley is one Lancashire's 10 unluckiest towns

It seems Lady Luck isn't a Claret - for Burnley has been named one of the ten unluckiest towns in Lancashire.
An EE engineer in a rural area

Broadband service boost to Lancashire's rural areas

EE has unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect around 8,000 homes in Lancashire – especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps.
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.

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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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

Asda representative Annette McGowan-Doe  presents the cheque to St Stephen's Primary School with headteacher Mrs Cornwell, teacher Mrs Hargreaves and pupils Ruben Law and Isobelle Barlow.

The Breakfast Club gang celebrate cash donation for new toys

Youngsters, who attend a breakfast club at a Burnley primary school, can look forward to playing with some brand new toys after the half term break.


Multi-million pound investment for Burnley firm

One of Burnley’s biggest employers looks set for further growth after announcing huge investment plans.
Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

The flooding on Reedyford Road in Nelson has caused Ali Ahmed serious problems.

'I'm thinking of packing it in': Nightmare roads costing Nelson cabbie thousands

The owner of a Nelson taxi firm has admitted he is considering cutting his losses and “packing it in” due to the poor state of the roads which have cost him thousands in repairs.
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.


The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Men spend more than women when it comes to gifts on Valentine's Day, a survey has revealed.

How much will you be spending on YOUR loved one on Valentine's Day?

When it comes to Valentine's Day men don't mind forking out to treat their other half.

Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.


Pothole hell driving Burnley motorists around the bend

Countless potholes have left Burnley’s roads in a “third world condition” according to the town’s MP.

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