Burnley MP backs minimum alcohol price

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BURNLEY MP Gordon Birtwistle has called for a ban on cheap booze after shock figures revealed that the effects of alcohol cost every person in Burnley £384 a year.

Burnley pair appear in court on immigration charges

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A BURNLEY man and woman have appeared before magistrates accused of being involved in a false passport and immigration-dodging operation.

Cars torched at Darwen scrapyard

9:14am Saturday 19th April 2014

DOZENS of firefighters were called out when 29 cars at a scrapyard were set on fire.

Bus services set to be cut across Bolton

This Is Lancashire: All change for bus timetables

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE brakes have been put on a number of bus services across Bolton as Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) look to save £7.1 million over the next two years.

£35,000 for new bigger litter bins in Chorley

This Is Lancashire: Coun Adrian Lowe next to one of the new-style bins outside Chorley Town Hall

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Outdoor litter bins are set to be replaced with 150 brand new waste containers with £35,000 being spent on the project.

Husband tried to drown Blackburn wife on honeymoon after arranged marriage

This Is Lancashire: Gulnawaz Khan

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A BRIDE has told how she was beaten up by her husband on her wedding day after entering an arranged marriage.

Council to spend almost £500,000 to combat school places shortage

This Is Lancashire: Coffee time

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

NEARLY half-a-million pounds has been set aside to support schools who have taken in extra children because of a shortage of places.

Thieves steal fence panel from couple's "pride and joy" garden

This Is Lancashire: Thieves steal fence panel from couple's "pride and joy" garden

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THIEVES stole fence panels from a couple’s garden — leaving it exposed to neighbours.

Huge festival set to see families flock to the town centre on Easter Monday

This Is Lancashire: Huge festival set to see families flock to the town centre on Easter Monday

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A HUGE festival for families will take place in Bolton on Easter Monday.

Bolton Council says sorry after wrong name put on Blackrod planning application

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Council says sorry after wrong name put on Blackrod planning application

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BOLTON Council has apologised after a controversial planning application in Blackrod was advertised under the wrong name.

Four-foot snake - found in the back of a van - has been returned to its owner

This Is Lancashire: Four-foot snake - found in the back of a van - has been returned to its owner

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FOUR-FOOT snake has been reunited with its owner after going on the run for three weeks — and turning up 10 miles away.

Dedicated dad takes on challenge for poorly son

This Is Lancashire: Dedicated dad takes on challenge for poorly son

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A DEDICATED dad has embarked on a mission to raise funds and awareness for the disease his son suffers from.

Check out these "eggs-stra" special creations

This Is Lancashire: Check out these "eggs-stra" special creations

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

PUPILS at The Gates Primary School in Westhoughton showed off their egg-septional creations for the annual Wacky Warehouse Easter egg competition.

Excited youngsters head off on bunny hunt

This Is Lancashire: Excited youngsters head off on bunny hunt

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

EXCITED youngsters were on the hunt for treats at the Hall i’ th’ Wood Easter Bunny Hunt on Saturday, April 12.

Mums invited to treat themselves and let their hair down

This Is Lancashire: Mums invited to treat themselves and let their hair down

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

MUMS across Bolton are being invited to let their hair down at a night out with a difference.

Question Time event comes to Bolton

This Is Lancashire: MP Julie Hilling is campaigning for tougher laws

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A MAY Day ‘Question Time’ event will pit political activists from all sides against each other in front of the public.

Battle of Waterloo: Bolton heroes medals up for auction

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

TWO identical medals awarded to two Bolton-born soldiers named Greenhalgh who fought in the same war 200 years ago — but who may never have met —are now set to fetch about £2,000 each within minutes of each other at the same auction.

Historic visit by Queen to Blackburn a huge success

This Is Lancashire: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CHEERS and bells rang out across Blackburn town centre to welcome the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for one of the most important royal occasions of the year.

Teenage girl fights off mugger in Burnley

This Is Lancashire: Detectives have also released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident

7:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGE girl fought off an attacker who tried to steal her mobile phone.

Blackburn man ran up £600 online gambling debts using mum's credit card

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5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SON who used his mother’s debit card to fund his on-line gambling addiction was initially forgiven, a court heard.

Queen in Blackburn: A day for all to remember

This Is Lancashire: Thousands turned out in Blackburn waving Union flags. Left, the Queen inside the cathedral

12:23pm Friday 18th April 2014

MEMORIES – that was the word on everyone’s lips as you squeezed through the throng in Church Street yesterday.

UPDATE: Car crashes into mosque

This Is Lancashire: The car that crashed into Zakariyya Mosque in Daubhill

8:54am Friday 18th April 2014

A DRIVER escaped unhurt after he crashed into the boundary wall of a mosque.

Chorley town centre revamp ready to welcome new superstore

This Is Lancashire: FINISHED: Coun Peter Wilson outside the new retail units on Market Street where work is now complete

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Chorley’s iconic Big Lamp will be moved to a pedestrianised area as the roundabout where it stands is being developed into a traffic light junction.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team experience 'busiest' day for call outs

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Mountain Rescue Team members and ambulance crew carry Rona Clough with the air ambulance on hand

5:50pm Friday 18th April 2014

THREE rescues were carried out at Rivington Pike by volunteers from Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT).

Thousands flock to Rivington Pike for Good Friday walk

This Is Lancashire: Thousands flock to Rivington Pike for Good Friday walk

3:29pm Friday 18th April 2014

RIVINGTON Pike was visited by thousands of people for the annual Good Friday walk.

Man led to safety after food blaze

This Is Lancashire: House fire in Halliwell

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS broke into a flat and led a man to safety after a pan of food left on the cooker sparked a fire.

Woman found unconscious in house fire

This Is Lancashire: Woman found unconscious in house fire

11:50am Friday 18th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a woman found unciousness in a house fire in Bury yesterday evening.

E-cigarette charger could have started blaze

This Is Lancashire: House fire in Halliwell

11:36am Friday 18th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are examining an electronic-cigarette charger as part of their investigations into a kitchen blaze.

Bolton FM presenter enjoys break after six days sleeping in Asda

This Is Lancashire: Matthew Davidge

10:49am Friday 18th April 2014

BOLTON FM presenter Matthew Davidge is having a break from the airwaves after his charity sleepathon at Asda.

Bolton's nominations in Fusion Awards

This Is Lancashire: Dr Mounir Hakimi at work in Syria

10:46am Friday 18th April 2014

A COMMUNITY group and a doctor feature in this year’s Fusion Awards finalists list.

Bishop of Bolton shines shoes in town centre

This Is Lancashire: From left, Jeff Wallwork has his shoes shined by Rev Alan Saunders and Bishop Chris Edmondson

10:35am Friday 18th April 2014

THE Bishop of Bolton got down on his knees — to shine the shoes of shoppers and workers in Bolton town centre.

Phoenix Knights of Harmony sing at Astley Bridge Asda

This Is Lancashire: Christine Baldwin, event organiser, with members of The Phoenix Knights of Harmony barbershop singers

7:39pm Friday 18th April 2014

BARBERSHOP singers crooned their way to nearly £500 in aid of a breast cancer campaign.

Live VIDEO: Queen in Blackburn for Maundy Thursday service

This Is Lancashire: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

9:04am Thursday 17th April 2014

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Blackburn today as the Queen arrived for the traditional Maundy Thursday service.

Revealing insight into private life of Burnley boss Sean Dyche

This Is Lancashire: Revealing insight into private life of Burnley boss Sean Dyche

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SEAN Dyche is solid. He’s a proper bloke who appreciates the simple, valuable things in life and, to use his catchphrase, doesn’t “overthink” issues.

Darwen firm hit by arson attack before opening

This Is Lancashire: The blaze at the former East Lancashire Warehousing building

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A DARWEN company preparing to open to the public tomorrow suffered a setback after being hit by an arson attack.

UK's first 'instant' homes assembled on Blackburn street

This Is Lancashire: UK's first 'instant' homes assembled on Blackburn street

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE UK’s first ‘instant’ homes have been put together in a Blackburn street, officially launching a project being touted as ‘the solution to the housing crisis’.

Venues for new Chorley literary festival announced

This Is Lancashire: PEN PALS: Molly Bell, nine, Henry Ode, seven, Bradley Derbyshire, nine, and Bethany Smith Topping, ten, with headteacher at St Gregory’s Primary School, Ros Wroblewski, with short stories written by the pupils

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The venues for Chorley’s new event celebrating the use of words through reading, writing and listening have been announced.

Cannabis farm found after toddler accidentally dials 999

This Is Lancashire: Cannabis farm discovered after child dials 999

7:19pm Thursday 17th April 2014

POLICE found a cannabis farm after a child accidentally dialled 999.

'Only Phil Gartside had authority to sanction £300,000 payment'

This Is Lancashire: Phil Gartside

6:53pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ONLY Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside had the authority to sanction the £300,000 payment the club made to an agency to represent them in the allegedly hijacked transfer of Gavin McCann, a court heard.

GUILTY: Two men who robbed Pearson Ferrier estate agents

This Is Lancashire: Bolton Crown Court

12:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TWO men have been found guilty of an armed robbery at an estate agents in Bury.

Bolton schools WILL be encouraged to fly union flag and sing national anthem

This Is Lancashire: The Union flag

10:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

SCHOOLS will be encouraged to fly the union flag and ask pupils to sing the national anthem during assemblies, councillors have decided.

Bury law firm closed after 'dishonesty' allegation

This Is Lancashire: Anne Bradley

5:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FLAGSHIP law firm in Bury town centre has been closed after its founder was accused of suspected dishonesty.

Doctors' surgeries to open longer after £2.8 million cash injection

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

5:39pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY 200,000 patients in Bury will benefit from longer surgery hours as part of a £2.8m “tonic” for GPs.

10 domestic abuse cases every day in Bury

This Is Lancashire: We support campaign to end domestic abuse

5:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THERE was an average of 10 incidents of domestic violence in Bury every day last year, a new report has revealed.

How to see a doctor if you are ill over Easter weekend

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

5:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Patients are being reminded of the range of health services available to them while GP practices in Bury are closed over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Horse box injury boy is out of coma

This Is Lancashire: Oliver Hacking

5:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy who had to have his leg amputated after a road collision in Bury has now come out of a coma.

'Outrage' if taxpayers' money helps Lee Rigby killer's appeal

This Is Lancashire: APPEAL: Michael Adebolajo

5:31pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXPAYERS’ cash that could be spent on an appeal bid by one of Lee Rigby’s murderers would be better spent on the soldier’s memorial, says Bury North MP David Nuttall.

Iain Duncan Smith defends controversial welfare reforms in Summerseat visit

This Is Lancashire: Iain Duncan Smith and Bury North MP David Nuttall at Willow Cottage with, from left, team leader Sue Smith and operations manager Gemma Fench

5:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CONTROVERSIAL welfare reforms, including tougher checks for those claiming disability benefits, were defended by a government minister on a visit to a mental health service in Summerseat.

Fond farewell to popular GP

This Is Lancashire: Fond farewell to popular GP

5:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BURY GP has hung up her stethoscope for the final time.

Darwen guides and sport clubs in £4,000 grants boost

This Is Lancashire: Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project

5:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than £4,000 is to be handed out to local groups in the latest round of Crown Paints and Darwen Town Council Community Awards.







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