Blackburn and Darwen streets turned into 1970s Belfast for new action film

This Is Lancashire:

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLACKBURN and Darwen are set to hit the silver screen in a new action film slated for release later this month.

Burnley thief jumped into canal to escape security officer - then swam straight to police

This Is Lancashire:

12:08pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A THIEF who told a shop security officer he had a knife, made off and dived into a canal to escape – but swam into the arms of the law, a court heard.

Dozens to protest Burnley travellers’ sites bid

This Is Lancashire:

10:17am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOZENS of protesters are expected at a Burnley council meeting tonight to hand over a petition outlining their opposition to three proposed travellers’ sites.

Police appeal after teen exposes himself at Blackburn bus stop

This Is Lancashire: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man and woman witnessed a teenager exposing himself at a bus stop in Blackburn.

Blackburn ‘eyesore’ Jaguar garage set for new look

This Is Lancashire:

9:31am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Jaguar dealership which has become an ‘eyesore’ after being closed for years is being lined up to be brought back into use.

Former Clarets star selling second hand luxury cars

This Is Lancashire:

9:34am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Burnley footballer who was forced to retire due to illness has found a new direction in life – selling second hand luxury cars.

Disabled Blackburn car park attendant loses battle with church bosses to keep business open

This Is Lancashire:

12:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DISABLED car park attendant has lost his battle with church bosses to keep his business open.

Preparations underway for fourth annual Bury Light Night

This Is Lancashire: Bury Light Night 2013

12:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BURY is set to shine when the town’s fourth annual Light Night a week on Friday.

Pick-up truck gets upended by heavy skip

This Is Lancashire:

12:44pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A TRUCK driver inadvertently went above and beyond the call of duty this morning while working at Victoria Mill in Atherton.

Mourners gather to bid farewell to Pugzley after lift shaft death

This Is Lancashire:

9:06am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOZENS of mourners brought Halliwell to a halt as they gathered to pay their respects to a “caring, loyal and precious” man who died after falling down a lift shaft.

Wife of kidnapped aid worker Alan Henning pleads with Islamic State to release him

This Is Lancashire:

7:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE wife of kidnapped Bolton-convoy aid worker Alan Henning has issued a tearful television appeal begging his Islamic State captors to release him.

Travellers quit Blackburn site - but stay at another

This Is Lancashire:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers has moved on from one Blackburn site – but remain at another.

Chorley dog owners - you have BIN warned

This Is Lancashire:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Dog owners who fail to pick up after their pet are being targeted as the Don’t Mess With Chorley campaign tackles the problem of dog fouling.

Burnley clothes trader ordered to pay £700k in tax

This Is Lancashire: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CLOTHES trader who ran a short-lived store in Burnley has been told he must pay the taxman nearly £700,000.

Missing Darwen man found safe and well

This Is Lancashire:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MISSING Darwen man has been found safe and well.

OAP riding mobility scooter is hit by muggers

This Is Lancashire: The mobility scooter looked something like this...

2:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 71-YEAR-OLD woman was attacked by two thugs as she made he way down a Blackburn street in her mobility scooter.

Burglar who helps charity is spared jail

This Is Lancashire: Burnley Crown Court

2:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A REFORMED burglar who has been put on the straight and narrow by working with an East Lancashire homeless charity was spared jail by a judge.

Work underway for improved access in town centre

This Is Lancashire:

11:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORK has started on 10 new parking spaces in Scotland Road in Nelson town centre.

£8k of tools stolen after van break-in

This Is Lancashire:

4:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MORE than £8,000 of power tools have been stolen from a van in Clitheroe.

Neil's shrine to Northern Soul

This Is Lancashire:

3:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER plumber is hoping to score a hit after opening East Lancashire’s first dedicated Northern Soul shop.

Buffet to help fire victim get home

This Is Lancashire:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY buffet event tonight will raise money towards fixing a man’s home after it was ravaged by fire.

Bingo plan will help reduce global abuse

This Is Lancashire:

2:57pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY set up to help abuse victims around the world has been saved after councillors approved plans to turn a former bingo hall in Accrington into a mini-market and auction house.

Assurance sought over future of Jobcentre

This Is Lancashire:

2:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DARWEN Town Council deputy chairman Peter Hollings has sought reassurance from the town’s MP Jake Berry that the local Jobcentre is safe.

Greek adventure a triumph for Academy's Soccer School

This Is Lancashire:

2:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNG footballers from a Darwen school have returned from a successful tour of Greece.

Former staff and pupils final farewell to school

This Is Lancashire:

2:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER staff and pupils from Darwen Technical School held their final reunion and toured the redeveloped school building.

Foal rescued from canal

This Is Lancashire:

9:43am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to rescue a foal who had stumbled into the Radcliffe canal in the early hours on this morning.

Car overturns in Sharples crash

This Is Lancashire:

9:04am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WOMAN was pulled to safety after she lost control of her car.

Wanderers fans warned not to swear or invade pitch - no matter how bad they are

This Is Lancashire:

8:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WANDERERS fans have been warned to keep their protests on the terraces – after two Whites supporters went on to the pitch at the Macron Stadium on Saturday.

Kids in 12-hour boxing marathon

This Is Lancashire:

8:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS boxed their socks off during a 12-hour charity “sparathon.”

Children's World War One poppies bloom

This Is Lancashire:

8:09am Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNG people are reaping the rewards of the seeds they have sown.

Police helicopter in five-hour operation to find Blackburn couple lost after Darwen Tower climb

This Is Lancashire:

9:07am Monday 29th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter and mountain rescue team embarked on a five hour ‘major search operation’ after a couple walked up to Darwen Tower in the early hours.

Big Chorley lights switch-on date fixed

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Familes from across Chorley are being urged to mark Saturday, November 15 in their diaries as the date when the town will officially switch on its Christmas lights.

Witness tells of head stamp horror as two jailed for Burnley attack

This Is Lancashire:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN eyewitness who saw a man’s head being stamped on in a Burnley street feared he might be dead, a court heard.

Child airlifted to hospital after serious collision with motorcycle in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire:

9:48am Monday 29th September 2014

A CHILD was seriously injured in a collision with a motorcycle in Blackburn.

Burnt out car found in Accrington park

This Is Lancashire:

3:21pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BURNT out car was discovered in Milnshaw Park in Accrington on Saturday morning.

‘Hundreds’ of bodies to be dug up in £4m Blackburn project

This Is Lancashire:

3:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

REGENERATION boss Maureen Bateson has admitted Blackburn with Darwen council will not know how many bodies will need to be dug up and reburied for a new £4 million highway until excavations start.

Football club raises funds for Burnley brothers' life-changing machine

This Is Lancashire:

2:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

A LIFE changing piece of equipment has been bought for two young Burnley brothers with a chronic condition after a community fundraiser.

Storage Hunters TV star falls short in Accrington Stanley goal challenge

This Is Lancashire:

9:11am Monday 29th September 2014

TV AUCTION king Jesse McClure brought the hard sell to Accrington when he launched a new online site for the town’s historic market hall.

Tributes paid to former head of a Blackburn college

This Is Lancashire:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the influential former head teacher of a Blackburn college.

Call for action over fire-hit Franky’s Bar in Darwen

This Is Lancashire:

3:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE owners of a town centre bar left an eyesore after a fire are to be urged to either knock it down or renovate it.

Blackburn heritage festival could be made annual event

This Is Lancashire: Former X Factor star Stacey Solomon

3:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A HERITAGE festival could become an annual event following its first year success.

Burnley school gets recognition for ‘excellent’ GCSE results

This Is Lancashire:

2:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BURNLEY school has been recognised by a national education charity following ‘excellent’ GCSE results.

No work-related deaths in Bury last year

This Is Lancashire: Danger of death sign

4:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

BURY has been held up as an example of how health and safety legislation has been successfully applied, following the news there were no work-related deaths in the town last year.

Hundreds of bikers turn out for Reg Harris sportive

This Is Lancashire:

4:01pm Monday 29th September 2014

RECORDS were broken at a charity bike ride in memory of a world champion cyclist from Bury.

Lanway kits out Clarets with latest technology

This Is Lancashire:

3:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

IT specialists Lanway have won ‘goalden’ praise from the Premier League after kitting out the Clarets for their top-flight campaign.

Clitheroe police officer off the beat after 20 years

This Is Lancashire:

3:01pm Monday 29th September 2014

A DECORATED Ribble Valley police officer is set to walk the beat for the final time tomorrow after more than 20 years.

‘Peace mission’ bid for former Burnley church

This Is Lancashire:

1:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER church in Burnley with a chequered history may be about to take on a new role as a base for the homeless and ‘excluded’.

Why Alan Henning went to Syria

This Is Lancashire:

12:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FRIEND of kidnapped aid worker Alan Henning has spoken about what inspired the cabbie to go to Syria.

Breightmet blog shortlisted for top award

This Is Lancashire:

9:52am Monday 29th September 2014

A BLOG created for Bolton at Home’s Ucan centre in Breightmet has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Bolton gearing up to celebrate black history month

This Is Lancashire:

9:22am Monday 29th September 2014

BLACK history month – an event to celebrate the achievements of the African community across the town – is being launched this Thursday.







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