Hunt for Robert Hart's killer ramps up as photos of 12 witnesses released by police

This Is Lancashire:

9:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PHOTOGRAPHS of twelve potential witnesses have been released by police in a bid to track down the killer of a reveller attacked at Parklife Festival.

Blackburn nursery boss demands action over hostel users shouting and swearing

This Is Lancashire:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE deaf and mute manager of a Blackburn nursery has called for action to tackle drunks fighting and swearing outside the nearby Salvation Army hostel.

Mum-of-two suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by banned Blackburn driver

This Is Lancashire:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTHER suffered life-changing injuries after a disqualified driver crashed into her car as she was waiting to pull away from outside a post office.

Cause of Clarendon Primary School fire unknown - but arson not ruled out

This Is Lancashire:

4:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE results of an investigation into the cause of a massive fire which destroyed a 128-year-old primary school building are "inconclusive" - but investigators are not ruling out arson.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

This Is Lancashire: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Nelson school ‘is answering demand to improve’

This Is Lancashire: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

4:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OFSTED have found that a Nelson primary school is rapidly improving after the watchdog told them to improve earlier in the year.

Plea for £15.5m to transform eye care at Burnley General Hospital

This Is Lancashire: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW eye care unit at Burnley General Hospital would help avoid overcrowded waiting rooms and ‘poor’ out-of-hours facilities, government ministers are being told.

Burnley dental practice staff scoop honours in industry’s ‘Oscars’

This Is Lancashire:

4:14pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STAFF at a dental practice in Burnley are all smiles after it scooped a national award.

Farnworth couple prove you're never too old to find love

This Is Lancashire:

1:14pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THEY say it is never too late to find love — and for pensioners John Walkden and Joan Williams it was well worth the wait.

Halliwell Post Office closed for 3 weeks due to 'technical problem'

This Is Lancashire:

12:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENGINEERS will try to resolve a long standing “technical problem" at Halliwell Post Office which has forced the closure of the shop for three weeks.

Jailed: Trio who masterminded massive drugs operation from quiet Radcliffe street

This Is Lancashire:

11:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THREE men have been jailed for a total of 20 years after police smashed a massive drug operation based on a quiet Radcliffe street.

Former Clarendon Primary School will be demolished after huge fire

This Is Lancashire:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THEm 129-year-old former Clarendon Primary School building in Great Lever will be demolished after it was wrecked by a huge fire.

Award presentation for Ironman victors

This Is Lancashire:

10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AS victorious Ironmen flocked to the Macron Stadium for a special awards event — councillors and business owners hailed it a bumper weekend for Bolton.

Mission to trace 1930s Canon Slade football team

This Is Lancashire:

9:59am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN historian is making a plea to Bolton families to help him discover what happened to the pupils who made up a 1930s school football team.

Little Lever teenager follows his dad into Royal Navy

This Is Lancashire:

9:34am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEENAGER from Bolton is celebrating becoming a Royal Navy sailor.

Children Today celebrates 20th anniversary

This Is Lancashire:

9:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SPECIAL charity has celebrated a special anniversary.

Was your little prince born on the same day as Prince George? The Bolton tots who are also celebrating their first birthday today

This Is Lancashire:

9:09am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE future King – bonnie Prince George – is not the only tot celebrating his first birthday today. Princes and princesses across Bolton share their big day with the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate.

Tree hit by lightning

This Is Lancashire:

6:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TREE has been badly damaged by freak storms that hit Bolton on Friday night.

VIDEO: Huge fire at former Clarendon Primary School in Great Lever

This Is Lancashire:

7:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a huge blaze at a derelict primary school building in Great Lever.

Caring Blackburn father-of-two loses lifelong illness battle

This Is Lancashire:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FATHER-of-two, described by his family as funny and caring, has lost his fight against bowel cancer, aged 31.

Unconscious man rescued from Burnley flat blaze

This Is Lancashire:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE rescued an unconscious man from a burning flat, carrying him out of a window and down a ladder.

Man found dead in Blackburn house

This Is Lancashire: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:27am Monday 21st July 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been found dead in a house in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Police concerns over missing four-year-old Blackburn boy

This Is Lancashire:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are concerned about the safety of a four-year-old Blackburn boy, believed to be with his parents.

Thugs attack man with hammer in Hollins while two children are in the house

This Is Lancashire:

8:18am Monday 21st July 2014

A PAIR of robbers broke into a Bury home and attacked a man with a hammer.

UPDATED: Hunt for fleeing driver after car crashes head-on into ambulance

This Is Lancashire:

8:10am Monday 21st July 2014

A DRIVER is being hunted by police after a head-on crash with an ambulance in Astley Bridge.

Scheme helps people cut energy bills

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A scheme to help people to cut their energy bills has led to people being better off by an average of over £150 on their annual bills.

Cash boost to help in winter ‘bug battle’

This Is Lancashire: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

5:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

HEALTH chiefs in Bury have been given a six-figure cash boost for the fight against winter bugs.

£70,741 has been spent on pothole repairs

This Is Lancashire: £286k to spend on potholes

5:48pm Monday 21st July 2014

BURY Council has confirmed that 37 per cent of Government funding for potholes has been spent.

East Lancashire Railway running photography courses

This Is Lancashire:

5:45pm Monday 21st July 2014

PUT on some sturdy boots and have your camera poised.

New benefits system 'will have no adverse effect' in Bury, say councillors

This Is Lancashire: Bryant is alleged to have made false statements to the Department for Work and Pensions

5:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

RESIDENTS worried about the shake up of the benefit system and the introduction of universal credit have been reassured by councillors.

Councillors 'turned down chance to talk to government about cuts', it is claimed

This Is Lancashire: Bury Times news

5:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

BURY'S ruling Labour group has turned down the chance to meet a government minister to discuss how cuts are affecting the town, Conservative councillors claim. 

Hat-trick of success for Accrington nursery school

This Is Lancashire:

5:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at an Accrington nursery school are celebrating after Ofsted labelled it ‘outstanding’ for the third time in a row.

Right Rev John Goddard packs them in at Blackburn Cathedral to end 14-year ministry

This Is Lancashire:

5:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE RETIRING Bishop of Burnley – the Right Rev John Goddard – urged worshippers to ‘take the moment, take the day’ as hundreds gave thanks for his near 14-year ministry in East Lancashire.

How well do you know your local area? Take this quiz...

This Is Lancashire: Bury Times news

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

How many people in Bury have a degree? What proportion of people in Ramsbottom are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

How well do you know your local area? Take this quiz...

This Is Lancashire: Coffee time

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

How many people in Halliwell have a degree? What proportion of people in Astley Bridge are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

In pictures: Ironman swim at Pennington Flash

This Is Lancashire:

12:03pm Monday 21st July 2014

DAWN had barely broken when more than 2,000 competitors lined up on the banks of Pennington Flash for the start of one of the world’s toughest competitions — the 10th Ironman UK.

Dale Haslam's train blog: New ideas are needed to benefit passengers

This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author

9:04am Monday 21st July 2014

THERE must be a general election around the corner as politicians seem to be coming up with ideas that might appeal to voters.

Tonge Moor animal lover celebrates 50th birthday by walking from coast-to-coast

This Is Lancashire:

9:02am Monday 21st July 2014

A BIRTHDAY girl put her best foot forward as she completed a coast-to-coast challenge for charity.

Schoolkids interview England Commonwealth Games wrestler

This Is Lancashire:

12:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG journalists had a chance to interview a Bolton wrestler who will be representing England in the Commonwealth Games.

Bolton's Ironman declared 'best ever'

This Is Lancashire:

7:28pm Sunday 20th July 2014

IT has been declared the best Ironman yet.

Family fun to mark Burnley river clean-up

This Is Lancashire: Music for a Summer's Evening

7:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAJOR celebration of ongoing efforts to clean up Burnley’s town centre waterways will take place next weekend.

PC dragged Pendle colleague to safety during shooting, jury told

This Is Lancashire: Serving police officer cleared of raping a schoolgirl

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A POLICE officer who dragged his colleague to safety after she was blasted with a sawn-off shotgun told a jury he thought the gunman had come back to kill them both.

‘Animals in the Park’ return to Chorley

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Visitors to Astley Park, Chorley, can expect to see more than just dogs being walked on Saturday as ‘Animals in the Park’ makes a return.

Bolton Ironman 2014

This Is Lancashire: IRONMAN: A huge banner has been hung on Bolton Town Hall

11:05pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Live updates from the Bolton Ironman triathlon.

Bolton brainbox features in Child Genius programme

This Is Lancashire:

10:17pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A YOUNG Bolton brainbox featured in the opening episode of a national television programme about the country's cleverest children.

Elderly woman trapped in lift

This Is Lancashire: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

7:56pm Sunday 20th July 2014

AN elderly woman was freed from a lift after a mechanical fault caused her to become trapped.

Pregnant Danish cow rescued from River Irwell

This Is Lancashire:

4:04pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A PREGNANT cow was rescued by firefighters after it got stuck in the River Irwell near Burrs Country Park.

Darwen school gets 'good' Ofsted after difficult times

This Is Lancashire: Vicky Weddle is the new head of St Peter’s Primary School

8:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A DARWEN school that has been through a rocky patch has been told it is ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Scared paramedics locked themselves in ambulance during Blackburn violence

This Is Lancashire:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A 36-YEAR-OLD man assaulted a paramedic who had attended because he had passed out after drinking excessively.

Police believe missing Blackburn man has EDL links

This Is Lancashire:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A FAR-right sympathiser from Blackburn, who was part of a group that ambushed people going to an anti-fascist benefit gig, is being hunted by police.

Lancashire newspapers


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