Blackburn taxi drivers call for compensation

This Is Lancashire: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

11:12am Sunday 21st September 2014

BLACKBURN taxi drivers are calling for compensation because the rebuilding of the railway station taxi rank is running weeks behind schedule.

Drug dealers taken off Chorley streets

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A GANG of 19 criminals, including two from the Chorley area, responsible for distributing cocaine to the value of around £1m in south Lancashire have been sentenced to more than 150 years imprisonment between them.

Family flee blaze at Blackburn house

This Is Lancashire:

1:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A FAMILY had to flee their home when a blaze broke out in a upstairs bedroom.

Mower stolen from Blackburn football club

This Is Lancashire:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A GRASS mower worth around £2,600 has been stolen from a Blackburn football club.

Burnley car park chaos

This Is Lancashire:

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

PARKING chaos at council offices in Burnley has prompted bosses to tell hundreds of workers to park elsewhere.

Riding horses is 'like therapy' for disabled youngsters

This Is Lancashire:

11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

RIDING is a common hobby for horse-mad youngsters — but for one group at a Westhoughton stables it is proving more a source of therapy.

Three clubbers rushed to hospital

This Is Lancashire:

10:52am Sunday 21st September 2014

THREE people were taken ill at a Bolton nightclub following a suspected drugs binge.

Builders save fellow workers life

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

QUICK-THINKING construction workers who saved the life of a colleague at a Little Hulton building site have been awarded a top honour.

Grieving couple receive invite for pregnancy scan weeks after losing baby boy

This Is Lancashire:

9:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

A GRIEVING couple were stunned when they received a letter inviting them for a hospital pregnancy scan just weeks after their baby son’s death.

Rail incident: Police appeal after attack on worker

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

IMAGES of two men police wish to speak to after an attack on a railway station worker have been released.

Major roadworks beginning in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

7:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

WORK on the two-pronged £3 million improvement scheme to Blackburn’s Haslingden Road corridor and M65 Guide roundabout has begun.

Man honoured for bravery admits possessing indecent images

This Is Lancashire: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

4:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAN who was given numerous bravery awards after coming to the aid of a 14-year-old who had been stabbed more than 20 times has pleaded guilty to the possession of extreme child pornography.

Concerns continue to grow over missing Rawtenstall man

This Is Lancashire:

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

CONCERNS are continuing to grow for a schizophrenia sufferer who has been missing for more than a week without his medication.

Spot the difference! Workmen replace memorial flagstone wrong way round

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

EAGLE eyed shoppers “flagged up” a problem — after workmen replaced a memorial paving slab the wrong way round.

Ramsbottom Festival 2014: Spellbinding performance by The Levellers a perfect start

This Is Lancashire:

12:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A RAUCOUS, high-energy set from The Levellers was the perfect ending to the first day of Ramsbottom Festival.

Should number of councillors be cut from 60 to 40?

This Is Lancashire: Bolton town hall

6:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE number of councillors in Bolton could be radically cut as part of cost-saving plans put forward by the town’s Liberal Democrat group.

Police draw a blank looking for parents of tragic little Alia - the baby found dumped in a plastic bag

This Is Lancashire: TRAGIC SCENE Forensic officers at the site in Ox Hey Lane where the baby’s body was found

6:18pm Friday 19th September 2014

POLICE admit they have drawn a blank in their search for the parents of a newborn baby found abandoned in a plastic bag, a court heard.

Gang pose as police officers and tie up brothers before stealing jewellery and cash

This Is Lancashire:

1:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

FOUR men posing as police officers tied up two brothers in their own home before fleeing with jewellery and cash.

VIDEO: Firefighters tackle huge blaze after suspected Blackburn arson attack

This Is Lancashire:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have battled through the night to control a suspected arson attack in Ewood.

UPDATED: How Bolton could benefit from Scottish 'no' vote

This Is Lancashire:

6:15am Friday 19th September 2014

CALLS have been made for Greater Manchester to be granted more powers to manage its own affairs in light of the Scottish people voting against independence.

'Do you have a dog?' Wife left distraught as 111 call centre staff ask 'inane questions' while her husband fights for his life

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A DISTRAUGHT wife who dialled 999 was tranferred to the NHS’s non-emergency service — as she watched her husband fighting for his life.

Blackburn Rovers fan proposes on pitch at half-time – before his bride-to-be breaks her wrist

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

IT might not have been the scoreline he was hoping for, but a Blackburn man ensured it was a match made in heaven when he proposed to his girlfriend in front of a 13,000-strong Ewood crowd.

Blackburn man who invented Vimto to be remembered with new plaque

This Is Lancashire:

11:08am Friday 19th September 2014

THE man who invented Vimto will be remembered with a new granite plaque to be installed on the house he grew up in.

Worried residents speak out after alleged sex attack bid on terrified Burnley schoolgirl

This Is Lancashire:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A COMMUNITY is calling for extra security measures at a subway following an alleged attempted sex attack on a schoolgirl.

Funding for problem Burnley and Pendle families faces chop

This Is Lancashire: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

A DECISION to possibly axe a well-established scheme for problem families in Burnley and Pendle has come under fire from council bosses.

New Blackburn mental health unit plans unveiled

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS for the new head-quarters for mental health care in East Lancashire have been unveilled by an NHS foundation trust.

Roadworks are driving trade away, says Blackburn shop owner

This Is Lancashire:

12:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SHOP owner has declared it is ‘business as usual’ after a major roadworks project caused customer numbers to plummet.

Drunk Accrington man’s racist rant in taxi office

This Is Lancashire: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

11:41am Friday 19th September 2014

A DRUNKEN man who walked into an Accrington taxi office drinking from a bottle of vodka used vile racist abuse towards people inside.

Police search for men after girl intimidated at Burnley bus stop

This Is Lancashire: Police warning after thefts in car parks

11:02am Friday 19th September 2014

POLICE have released a description of men they want to speak to after a 16-year-old girl was intimidated at a bus stop.

‘More research’ plea by Chorley thyroid sufferer

This Is Lancashire:

11:42am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEACHER whose career ambitions were shattered by thyroid disease is urging health chiefs to fund more research into the condition.

Convoy pal pleads for return of hostage Alan Henning

This Is Lancashire:

8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FRIEND of hostage Alan Henning who travelled with him to Syria said the aid worker was captured by Islamic State (IS) jihadists because they thought he was a spy.

Caring sister helps big bro with rare gene disorder

This Is Lancashire:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

SMILING Mark Peacock looks like he does not have a care in the world — thanks to sister Amy Jorja who helps care for her big brother who has a rare gene disorder.

Blackburn businesswoman and opera singer nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year awards

This Is Lancashire:

12:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BUSINESSWOMAN and opera singer from Blackburn has been nominated for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Darwen residents: Dangerous alley should be made into road

This Is Lancashire:

12:44pm Friday 19th September 2014

RESIDENTS in a busy Darwen cul-de-sac have urged the council to convert an alley into a road to stop drivers having to turn round at the end.

Burnley Buddhist worshippers to raise cash for equipment

This Is Lancashire: Buddhist service in Malvern

11:30am Friday 19th September 2014

WORSHIPPERS at Burnley’s new Buddhist temple are preparing to put themselves at other people’s mercies as they bid to equip their new home.

Burnley community worker hailed for sterling service

This Is Lancashire:

11:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A NEIGHBOURHOOD champion in Burnley has been given a rare honour – by the people she serves day in, day out.

Clarets scheme will help to improve fitness of men

This Is Lancashire:

11:15am Friday 19th September 2014

PROMOTION to the Premier League is set to give Clarets fans a healthy dose of inspiration - both on and off the pitch – as part of a £90,000 initiative.

Dinnerlady ditches her apron to take on Tough Mudder challenge

This Is Lancashire:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A DINNERLADY swapped her apron for a pair of trainers on Sunday as she took part in the gruelling Tough Mudder challange.

'Global market' set to come to Bolton

This Is Lancashire: MARKET FORCES A little taste of what Victoria Square can expect at the Global Village Market

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

BOLTON town centre will be awash with the tantalising tastes and smells of fine food from around the world next month.

Bolton's alcohol-related A&E admissions 'more than double national average'

This Is Lancashire:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

ALCOHOL-related A&E admissions in Bolton are more than double the national average, shock statistics show.

Model pupil died from 'misadventure' - inquest

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A MODEL pupil, who was found hanged at a local beauty spot, had a history of pranks and “swinging from trees”, an inquest heard.

Child sexual exploitation 'is still a hidden problem', say police

This Is Lancashire: Police commissioner Tony Lloyd

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A GROUNDBREAKING campaign to protect children from the “hidden problem” of sexual exploitation is being launched by police today.

Tributes to 'popular' great-grandmother who has died aged 100

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘popular’, ‘supportive’ and ‘independent’ great-grandmother, who has died at the age of 100.

Horwich set to celebrate World Zombie Day

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

DOZENS of ghosts and ghouls are to descend on Horwich in a scene out of the Michael Jackson Thriller video to celebrate World Zombie Day.

Horwich residents back Chorley independence move

This Is Lancashire:

3:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A POLL of Horwich residents shows the majority want to join Chorley and seek independence from Bolton.

Bolton MP Yasmin Qureshi leads pleas for Islamic State militants to release hostage aid worker Alan Henning

This Is Lancashire:

12:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MILITANT terrorists have been told to “show mercy” and release the Bolton convoy aid worker they are threatening to behead.

UPDATED: Police make progress in Robert Hart murder investigation

This Is Lancashire:

11:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE investigating the death of Robert Hart at Parklife have been contacted by more potential witnesses.

Bolton's £1 billion masterplan is 'almost complete'

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SEVEN years ago, in the back rooms of Bolton Town Hall, council officers drew up an ambitious plan to transform the borough. The 15-year strategic plan aimed to bring jobs, investment and opportunities to Bolton — with schemes such as the impressive Church Wharf project at the centre of the plan. Nick Jackson reports.

Police officer who shot dead Burnley colleague found guilty of gross misconduct - but keeps his job

This Is Lancashire: PC Ian Terry was shot and killed during a ‘cops and robbers’-style training exercise, in June 2008.

9:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

A POLICE officer who shot dead a colleague has been given a reprimand but will keep his job despite being found guilty of gross misconduct.

Hundred of jobs and homes to be created as Burnley mill plans given green light

This Is Lancashire:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

NEW homes and around 250 jobs are set to be created in Burnley after plans to transform a derelict mill were given the green light.







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