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REPORT: Child abuse and neglect investigations 'plagued by delay'

Child abuse and neglect investigations 'plagued by delay', report finds

SCENE: Police at the Aldi Supermarket, Trinity Street, Bolton.

Armed robbers stole close to £100,000 in machete raid at Aldi

HOME: From the left, Nathan Chapman. Katie Spencer, Mark Turner and Matty Newton have returned from Tunisia

Blackburn holidaymakers offered 'no support' by Jet2holidays after Tunisia terror attack

Firefighters from Blackburn released them before they were treated by paramedics

Man and woman injured after two-car smash in Blackburn

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‘Disgusting lowlifes’ are hunted after booze theft

Most wanted: 1, July 2015

LANCASHIRE'S MOST WANTED: Can you help the police with the following appeals?

Ma Kelly's Bar

Accrington birthday girl knocked out after being punched outside Blackpool bar

A cyclist from Lancashire is preparing to cycle 150 miles in one day - that's two miles for every year of his life, for two children's hospices.

Leigh Wilson, 75, will cycle from Leyland to Southport via Tarleton and Banks on 19th July to raise money for

Cyclist, 75, saddles up for charity

HEATWAVE: How hot does it really have to be before we can go home?

HEATWAVE: How hot does it really have to be before we can go home?

Sheila Parker

How Chorley's Sheila Parker paved the way for England's women players

Rings snatched from the hand of an invalid 90-year-old grandma

Rings snatched from the hand of an invalid 90-year-old grandma

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Chorley Council to fight calls to double traveller pitches

HAVING A SPLASHING TIME: Daisy Mason cools off in the paddling pool in Burnley’s Thompson Park yesterday

Met Office issues rain warning for Blackburn, Burnley and Darwen after heatwave

COLLISION: The lorry in Bark Street

PICTURED: Lorry stuck after crashing into bridge in Bolton town centre

SCORCHER: Hot under the collar

'How hot does it really have to be before we can go home?'

Adam Lee, Matty Bodkin, George Greenhalgh, Jake Wright, Alex Mee and John Davidson arrive for their prom

Teens' mobility scooter prom stunt becomes internet sensation

Reece Entwistle used his position to foster a "sexually motivated relationship" with a 15-year-old pupil

Darwen teacher banned from classroom after 'sexually motivated relationship' with 15-year-old pupil

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Man arrested for wielding axe in Chorley

Stagecoach Chorley (30406928)

Chorley bus depot closure puts 21 jobs at risk

UPDATED: Baby escapes unharmed after being locked inside car in 29C heat

UPDATED: Baby escapes unharmed after being locked inside car in 29C heat

Helen Flanagan with her baby girl Matilda Jessica

Helen Flanagan introduces baby Matilda in adorable first snap of newborn

Helen Flanagan with her new baby girl Matilda Jessica Sinclair

Helen Flanagan introduces baby Matilda in adorable first snap of newborn

East Lancastrians making a trip to the seaside in the warm weather could be lucky enough to see bottlenose dolphins

VIDEO: Pod of dolphins spotted swimming off the coast of Blackpool

MIX-UP: Bill Parkinson

Darwen man left red-faced after unwittingly joining ‘women only’ Blackburn race

Jonathan Adams

VIDEO: Blackburn Hawks players make emotional plea to missing former team-mate

GOOD WORK: Elliott Mounsey, James Walmsley, Elliott Grierson, Ryan Smith and Harry Chadwick.

Piece of history which has looked down on Darwen for more than 100 years restored

TRANSFORMATION: Andrew Broughton, from Deane, lost 14 stone, found love and completed his first marathon in just 18 months

30-stone engineer could drink 20 pints watching the match — now he's ditched the booze, lost half his body weight and got himself a girlfriend

Luke Fox, 26, of Hertford Street, Blackburn, was sent on bail

Blackburn man charged with GBH

BEER WE GO: Members of Save The Napier met on Wednesday to try to reopen the Sir Charles Napier pub

Fans of Blackburn’s last heavy metal pub backing campaign to reopen live music venue

YOU’RE ALL STARS: Cheerleaders at Brunshaw Primary School, Burnley, in action at their school.

Burnley cheerleading troupe take gold at Manchester Velodrome

SUCCESS: Gary Russell, chair of Moss Bank Community Sports Club, with former Whites skipper Kevin Davies

Community groups get £150,000 for projects to help save council cash

WARNING: The car swerving into the other side of the road before it crashes and flips onto its roof

Shocking footage of drink driver swerving through traffic before flipping on roof

LEARNING: Jamie Ferrie, Joe Hesketh and Aimee Ward pictured in a typical travellers caravan

Caravan and carousel brought into Farnworth school to teach youngsters about travellers' way of life

DRINK: Cooling down is Banarsa Gupta

Bolton basks in the sun as temperatures soar to 29C

POLICE: Patrols

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy defends decision to axe Friday night town centre patrol

Coronation Street star to attend Adlington carnival

Inspired youngsters can sign up to summer school

Nissan Note: 'Just like the celebrated time machine'

Nissan Note: 'Just like the celebrated time machine'

More than 100 people tied yellow ribbons to "unsightly and dangerous" railings which have blighted a beautiful Lancashire village for more than half a century.And the villagers, including a large number of children who have lived in the shadow o

Campaigners protest against 'railings of shame'

Walk on wild side for Chorley in Bloom

Walk on wild side for Chorley in Bloom

FINAL plans for a controversial wedding reception venue and multi-use function room at East Lancashire 'Blue Lagoon' beauty spot have been revealed. (30319152)

Plans unveiled for new venue at East Lancashire Blue Lagoon

Exhibition showcases the creative work of students

Exhibition showcases the creative work of students

Chorley Borough Council Picnic in the Park Alex from CBeebies and Mr Yipadee (30321907)

Family fun and games in Chorley's Astley park

Coronation Street star to attend Adlington carnival

Author gives pupils writing inspiration

Hoghton Tower, Hoghton.

ROBIN Hood to make an appearance at Hoghton Tower

Coronation Street star to attend Adlington carnival

Coronation Street star to attend Adlington carnival

The Smiler ride at Alton

Second Alton Towers crash victim has leg amputated

Artists and photographers can enter 'Beautiful Brandlesholme' competition with the chance of having winning entry exhibited

Yorkshire Building Society staff, from left, Matt Hall, Julie Rawlings and Shannen Robson who hosted a free tea party for customers and the public to raise money for Marie Curie. (29991845)

Tea party at town centre building society

PROJECT: Smithills Hall

Smithills Hall to be used as pilot project to open up historic buildings to youngsters with special needs

Abingdon Road, in Tonge Fold

Driver trapped in car after Tonge Fold crash

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