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Police arrest sex offender

A sex offender with links to Lancashire wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.

Police warning after serious crash.

Motorists warned to avoid Burnley road following serious crash

Motorists are being warned to avoid a major road in Burnley as emergency services deal with a serious crash.

Keith Russell, also known as Trevor Byrne.

Police appeal for sex offender's whereabouts

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a sex offender with links to Lancashire who is wanted on recall to prison.

Police are still at the scene of the attempted break-in.

Attempted break in at Burnley Tesco Express store

Police officers are still at the scene of an attempted break in that took place in the early hours of this morning at a Tesco Express store in Burnley.

The fake notes have a very faint image of HM TheQueen's head.

Police warning about fake £20 notes

Police are asking Pendle residents to check their £20 notes.

Planned North West roadworks

Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Jay Rodriguez helps out at Marks and Spencer in Burnley

West Brom's Jay Rod is a top Baggie for the hospice

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez showed he’s a top "Baggie" when he came to support a Christmas bag packing operation in aid of Pendleside Hospice.

The young members of Springs BEST Club

Burnley karate hosts sweep up in national contest

Junior members from a local Karate club topped the medals table at a national development championship.


Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
The Christmas Fair in full swing.

Padiham school Christmas Fair raises £800

With the festive period in full swing, parents and pupils alike enjoyed a "superb day" at St Leonard's Church of England Primary School's Christmas Fair.

60% are incorrectly planning to recycle shiny or glittery wrapping paper

Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

Frank Baker and Wendy Johnson.

Tesco Burnley bakers ready for charity Christmas Day 10k

For the second year running a pair of hot-heeled Tesco Burnley employees will be donning their trainers for a Christmas Day 10k to raise money for Pendleside Hospice.

Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

The Gynaecology Outpatients Department at the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre with their donations for the Women's Refuge.

Burnley General workers' touching Women's Refuge donation

In lieu of the traditional Secret Santa, nurses and healthcare assistants in the Gynaecology Outpatients Department at the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Hospital have taken a more charitable approach to the festive period this year.


Chemo boost for Burnley General Hospital

Cancer patients in Burnley and beyond have been given a huge boost with the opening of a specialist unit at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.
Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

Primary school staff at Northlight

Improving young lives in Burnley

Lancashire Adult Learning has hosted a primary school partnership event to support a Burnley Council initiative aiming to improve the lives of the borough’s youngest citizens.

Ben Blackburn with the VR headsets

Nominations still being taken for generous gift giveaway

Anybody wishing to nominate a child for a special Christmas gift courtesy of a kind Pendle firm has until Monday.

Eat Out

Man who obtained personal data of 165,000 Just Eat customers pleads guilty to hacking

A cybercriminal has admitted hacking the websites of companies including Uber, Sainsbury's and Argos in a bid to obtain customers' details to sell on the dark web.
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