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Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

What's the most difficult question you've been asked by your child?

How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Has your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer? You're not alone - nearly half of parents admit they often struggle to answer their youngster's tricky questions.

Jo Baldwin

Burnley sport stars honoured in county awards

Burnley sports stars were winners this year's county sports awards ceremony.

The newly refurbished Padiham Town Hall

Padiham Town Hall to reopen

Padiham Town Hall is set to reopen following extensive refurbishment carried out in the wake of the Boxing Day flooding two years ago.
Lancashire has fewer roads officers, says a report

Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England’s roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Businessman smashed love rival's Audi with spanners

A spurned businessman smashed up his Barnoldswick love rival's prized Audi after the victim told him the defendant's two children had started calling him "dad" a court was told.

An investigation has been launched

Arson probe launched after van blaze

An arson investigation has been launched after a van was set alight in Sabden.

Two fire engines were called to the scene

Investigation launched after house blaze

An investigation has been launched after fire crews were called out to a house fire in Burnley.
Two fire engines were on the scene.

Fire engines called out to 'suspicious' fire in terraced house

Two fire engines were called out to reports of a fire in a mid-terraced house on Saturday night (December 9).


VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched following serious assault on elderly man

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Burnley have released CCTV footage of a man they want to identify in connection with the attack.

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Lancashire Police are appealing for help in finding missing woman

Lancashire Police are searching for a woman in her 50s.

Beverley Saville

Police appeal for missing woman

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down a missing Burnley woman.
Football has come in as the cheapest sport to watch on satellite TV

What a save! Football is best value for money sport on satelllite TV

Footy fans who moan about the cost of having to pay extra to watch a match on satellite TV, can breath a sigh of relief they aren't followers of greyhound racing.

The stolen trailer

Appeal after pickup and trailer stolen

Police are appealing for information after a pickup truck was stolen.

Mayor of Burnley Coun. Howard Baker, ELHT Chairman Professor Eileen Fairhurst, Mrs Rokiya Layer, Senior Sister Vikki McLoughlin and Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr Rob Salaman at the opening of the new Lancashire Elective Centre (s)

New hospital unit gets mayor's seal of approval

The state-of the-art Lancashire Elective Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital has been officially opened.
Julie Cooper MP has called the branch closure a "flawed decision."

Julie Cooper MP slams Santander Padiham branch closure

The MP for Burnley, Julie Cooper, has written to the Regional Director of Santander to appeal against the retail banking company's decision to close down their branch in Padiham, expressing "grave concern" at the impact it will have on the community.

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Burnley artist lands place at prestigious exhibition

Pipping a field of 500 applicants to exhibit his work at the FLUX Exhibition in London, a Burnley-born visual artist is gearing up to display his work at one of contemporary art's most anticipated events.

Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

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