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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.
Police are warning motorists about the danger to pets that anti-freeze can pose.

Police issue warning after cats poisoned by anti-freeze

Two cats have died after being poisoned by anti-freeze in the Ribble Valley prompting the police to issue a warning to pet owners and motorists.

Police have arrested a man in connection with a serious assault

Hammer attack suspect arrested

Detectives investigating a hammer attack on a Burnley pensioner have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.

(From left) Frank Dinsdale, practice administrator, Julie Platt; hygienist, Bridget Doherty, practice manager, Dawn Greenwood; dental nurse, Claire Smith; and dentist Dr Mike Powell.

Briercliffe Road Dental Practice's £2,000 Rosemere Cancer Foundation donation

With toothy grins all around, staff at Burnley’s Briercliffe Road Dental Practice have made their final presentation of the money they have raised for Rosemere Cancer Foundation over the last 12 months.

"ATM deserts" could be created

Link says it is 'committed to maintaining geographical coverage of free ATMs'

ATM network Link has moved to offer assurances following concerns over the future availability of free-to-use cash machines.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Burnley teen faces imitation firearm charges

A teenager appeared in court, accused of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Some 1,727 motorists were questioned by the RAC.

Drivers admit getting behind wheel when they may have been over drink limit

Around five million drivers believe they have got behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit at least once in the past year, according to new research.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Win tickets to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The latest film in the Star Wars saga has finally landed at cinemas and you could be going to watch it for free.
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Pedestrian trapped under car of drink drug driver

A teenage drug, drink and dangerous driver who hit a pedestrian and trapped him under his car, could be facing jail.

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