Police appeal for missing Blackburn teen

This Is Lancashire: Callum Nairn was last seen on Cherry Tree Lane at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 April 2014,

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in Blackburn.

LATEST: Boy dies after falling into Burnley canal

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

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN 11-year-old boy has died after falling into a canal in Burnley.

Former Accrington headteacher charged with historic sex offences

This Is Lancashire: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

11:32am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD former head teacher at an Accrington school has appeared in court charged with historic sexual offences involving a pupil.

Blackburn teacher charged with 'sexual offences' involving pupils

This Is Lancashire: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 51-YEAR-OLD teacher at a Blackburn school appeared before the town’s magistrates charged with sexual offences involving pupils.

East Lancs chef sentenced to 5 years for raping sleeping teen

This Is Lancashire: Anthony Stinson has been sent to prison for five years

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man raped a teenage girl as she slept after a house party.

Premier League promotion worth ‘tens of millions’ of pounds to Burnley economy

This Is Lancashire: Burnley FC v Wigan Athletic LIVE

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURNLEY’S promotion to the Premier League is worth ‘tens of millions’ of pounds to the town’s economy, according to commercial and political leaders.

Bolton Wanderers were fined £1.8 million for wrongly claiming VAT

This Is Lancashire: Phil Gartside, centre, entering court with Frank McParland, right.

11:13am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOLTON Wanderers were fined £1.8 million by HMRC for wrongly reclaiming VAT on agents’ fees, it has emerged in court.

Blackburn charity raises cash for cardiac machine which is first of its kind in state of Gujarat

This Is Lancashire: Al-Imaad Foundation representatives present the heart machine to the hospital in Gujarat

11:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BLACKBURN-based charity has donated a specialist cardiac machine to a hospital in India.

Phil Gartside 'received string of abusive text messages'

This Is Lancashire: Tony McGill on the way into court

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PHIL Gartside said the first time he heard of the agent suing him for cutting him out of a transfer was when he received a spate of “abusive” text messages.

‘Royal’ site homes in Blackburn are selling well

This Is Lancashire: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

11:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SO far 53 out of the 123 new homes on the new Royals Estate in Blackburn have been completed, including three show houses.

Bolton Wanderers used agent who took ‘bungs’

This Is Lancashire: Gary Megson 10.JPG

11:19am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WANDERERS used an agent featured on Panorama for accepting “bungs” to help in the search for a new manager, a court heard.

Chance to take a peek inside space-age All Souls church

This Is Lancashire: Inayat Omarji, of All Souls Church, left, and MP David Crausby inside the church

11:08am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE group at the centre of the conversion of a historic Bolton church into a space- age community centre is inviting the whole town to a family fun day to celebrate the progress of its transformation.

Blackburn motor neurone sufferer takes plunge with fundraiser

This Is Lancashire: Alan Hedges

11:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MOTOR neurone disease sufferer with a fundraising target of £1million will host a charity swimathon today.

Darwen care home 'target for squatters and addicts'

This Is Lancashire: Building a target for squatters and addicts say angry neighbours

11:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEIGHBOURS of a boarded-up former care home have called for action after an arson attack left it an eyesore.

Ladybridge pupils resotre plaque that was damaged by vandals

This Is Lancashire: From left, community fundraiser Anne-Marie Wynne, Bolton Fundraising Group chairman Peter Ward, Iola Hart, Sheila Marland, Roselle Gorman, Gillian Gregory, Ann Elliott Clark. Front is Stephen Bush, maintainance man at Westhoughton High

11:05am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A plaque damaged last year has been restored by school pupils.

Little Lever makeover moves a step closer

This Is Lancashire: Cllrs Anthony and Maureen Connell at the new crossing

10:02am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE makeover of Little Lever is now a step closer to completion.

QEGs students learn about ex-pupil who won Victoria Cross for Zeebrugge Raid rescue

This Is Lancashire: Admiral Sir John Kerr and head boy Joe Westwood with the replica VC

10:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PUPILS have been learning of the heroic feats behind a grand painting which was hung in their dinner hall this week.

Police cadets get £2,000 windfall

This Is Lancashire: The cadets with police commissioner Tony Lloyd, Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable, Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton Cllr Colin Shaw and Dee Shaw, Ch Supt Shaun Donnellan, Bolton divisional commander, and Jim Battle, deputy police commissioner

9:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PASSING out parade watched by hundreds became a double celebration for police cadets who learned that the group would receive a £2,000 windfall.

Help for Breightmet people who have lost loved ones

This Is Lancashire: Reverend Alan Pierce

9:37am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HELP is at hand for anyone who has suffered bereavement or loss, thanks to a new support group.

12 homes named after toddler with rare illness

This Is Lancashire: Paul Callaghan, left, receives the cheque from John Pearson of Prospect Homes watched by Matilda and Rebecca Callaghan

9:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TODDLER born with a rare neurological condition and skin disorder has inspired a building firm to name homes after her.

Drunken intruder breaks into Accrington cricket club and falls asleep

This Is Lancashire: Local cricket

9:33am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DRUNKEN intruder apologised after breaking into a cricket club, drinking lager, and falling asleep.

Former Bolton Evening News reporter dies in France

This Is Lancashire: Neil Marr

9:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER Bolton Evening News reporter has lost his battle against throat cancer.

UPDATED: Suspected medical emergency causes delays for tram commuters

This Is Lancashire: The Twitter feed has gone live on Metrolink services

9:04am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TRAMS in and out of Bury are delayed this morning due to a medical emergency on board a Metrolink service.

Phil Gartside 'lied about duping Manchester City on live radio'

This Is Lancashire: Phil Gartside

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PHIL Gartside told a court that he lied on live radio about duping Manchester City over a transfer to make a "light-hearted" show "more interesting".

In pictures: table tennis day at Market Place

This Is Lancashire: With Lofty the lion are sisters, Bethany, aged nine and Debbie Giles aged eight

11:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Market Place shopping centre ‘served’ up a treat when it held a table tennis fun day to raise funds for charity.

Ladies ready for Bolton Hospice's pink lunch

This Is Lancashire: Here’s to pink lunch success. From left, Joanne Crompton, director of George Grundy Estates, Maria Passarello, events manager, Bolton Hospice and Judith Bromley,  chairman of the hospice and partner at Russell and Russell Solicitors

9:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LADIES raised a toast to The Ladies Pink Lunch, Bolton Hospice’s forthcoming fundraising day at Rivington Hall Barn.

Blackburn woman who ran red light was twice legal drink-drive limit

This Is Lancashire: Large fall  in drink drive arrests

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 31-YEAR-old woman who crashed into another car after going through a red light was later found to be nearly double the legal drink drive limit.

Blackburn road closed after two-car smash

This Is Lancashire: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAJOR road in Blackburn was closed earlier this afternoon after a crash involving two cars.

Capital Xtra radio producer sent out naked photos pretending to be 21-year-old Blackburn woman

This Is Lancashire: Beckie Livesey

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RADIO producer stole a Blackburn woman’s internet photos to use on a dating website and then sent out naked pictures of other women pretending to be her.

Police issue re-appeal for missing Accrington man on eve of his birthday

This Is Lancashire: Trevor Whitehead

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are re-appealing for information about a 50 year old man from Accrington who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Special discount for Blackburn 'Lynx effect' thief

This Is Lancashire: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE reduced the value of the charge after hearing deodorant stolen from a convenience store was on special offer.

Blackburn student to sue Domino’s Pizza over language rule

This Is Lancashire: A Domino's delivery man was attacked after delivering a pizza

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A STUDENT is to take one the UK’s biggest firms to court after they warned staff they must speak English.

Blackburn shop owner has extended opening hours plan rejected

This Is Lancashire: Riaz Hinglotwala’s pharmacy in Shear Brow

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PHARMACIST has failed in his second bid to extend his shop’s opening hours and now faces visits from council officials to ensure he plays by the rules.

‘Weird’ Accrington store is dead stylish

This Is Lancashire: Norman Wright with some of them items at his shop

11:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TAG antlers, stuffed crows and baby pigs in jars are big business in Accrington.

Blackburn with Darwen council defends plans to introduce 'spy cars'

This Is Lancashire: CCTV camera

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council has defended its plans to introduce a traffic ‘spy car’ in light of criticism from a civil liberties campaign group.

Funeral For a Friend and We Are Scientists to play in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire: Heading for Sunderland: Funeral For A Friend play the Independent on Wearside

9:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO big names of the music world are coming to King George’s Hall, Blackburn.

Blackburn MP snapped eating banana on the M6

This Is Lancashire: Jack Straw

9:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN East Lancashire MP has defended claims he was driving while distracted because he was eating a banana.

Blackburn man lunged at pub landlord

This Is Lancashire: The bar at Pivní, in Patrick Pool, York

9:26am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 20-YEAR-old man lashed out at a pub landlord after being told to leave the venue.

UPDATED: Horses killed in stable arson attack

This Is Lancashire: The stables, off Hathaway Drive, Astley Bridge, where two horses were killed in an arson attack.

8:28am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO horses have been killed in a fire that engulfed a stable block in Astley Bridge this morning.

Chorley children are full of the joys of spring

This Is Lancashire: St James School pupils and staff heading out on their spring watch walk to Healey Nab with Janet Howarth from Friends of Healey Nab

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A group which encourages families to enjoy one of Chorley’s rural treasures has received a financial boost for their activities.

Faryal Khan's Twitter account deactivated

This Is Lancashire: Amir Khan and his wife Faryal

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

FARYAL Khan’s Twitter account has been deactivated.

15-year-old girl still seriously ill after Bromley Cross crash

This Is Lancashire: The scene of the accident in Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross

5:45pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl is still in a serious condition in hospital after she was hit by a car while she was walking with her family.

Bury wasteland to become fire service training centre

This Is Lancashire: The derelict site in Wellington Street is set for a ravamp

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A DERELICT 10-acre site in Bury is poised to be transformed into a state-of-the-art firefighting training centre and community hub.

'Bedroom tax' has been 'handled well in Bury'

This Is Lancashire: 'Bedroom Tax': social housing tenants face uncertain future

4:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL changes to the benefit system have been handled well in Bury, according to a new report.

Volunteers could get council tax discount

This Is Lancashire: IMPROVEMENT The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall, one of the borough’s four civic venues

4:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOVE to give volunteers discount on their council tax bills is being considered under an scheme supported by all three main political parties in Bury.

Bury Croquet Club holds annual open day

This Is Lancashire: Members of the croquet club with Chairman Paul Kenworthy, front

4:37pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT was “game on” for Bury Croquet Club which opened its lawns to the public for its annual open day.

Your chance to take part in this year's Bury carnival

This Is Lancashire: Carnival queens and a young guest at last year’s Bury Carnival

4:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BURY Lions have launched a renewed appeal for groups, organisations and businesses to support the town’s annual carnival.

More passengers use new Bury line Metrolink stops

This Is Lancashire: At the Queens Road stop opening are Cllr Naeem ul Hassan, left, and Cllr Andrew Fender

4:29pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORE people are travelling on Metrolink’s Bury line since two new stations opened.

Clitheroe continental market hailed a success

This Is Lancashire: Clitheroe Castle

1:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CLITHEROE’S first continental market has been hailed a success by the town’s mayor.

In pictures: baby boom at Smithills Open Farm

This Is Lancashire: Daisy Bruce, aged five, meets Daisy the duck at Smithills Open Farm

11:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SPRING is in the air at Smithills Open Farm.

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