Breaking news Man rescued from canal in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire:

9:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

A MAN was rescued from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Blackburn early this morning.

Frustrated disabled man takes own rubbish to tip in specially adapted vehicle

This Is Lancashire: 61-year-old Arthur Drinnan from  Breightmet is wheelchair bound and the council have missed his recycling collections twice now.

Liam thorp
 Picture by Richard Holton Newsquest(Bolton) ltd Copyright. 3rd   October 2014 (11907310)

6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

A WHEELCHAIR-bound former transport boss carried out his own bin round — after refuse collectors failed to pick up his rubbish for more than a month.

Spotlight on gangs at Runshaw College

This Is Lancashire:

6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

RUNSHAW College students were given a rare insight into gang culture and policing strategies in a conference held there.

Postbox set on fire in Harwood

This Is Lancashire: A Royal Mail post box

9:34am Saturday 25th October 2014

A POST box was set on fire in Harwood in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Pupils' wear new pink uniform to help breast cancer charity

This Is Lancashire: Wear It Pink Day - rasining funds for Cancer charities
St Mary's RC Primary School, Horwich.
Bringing their pound coins are friends, Alfie Cardwell, Logan Molyneux and Joseph Rees all aged 5.
Photo by Richard Holton (11914250)

6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

STAFF and pupils at St Mary’s RC Primary School in Horwich have raised £140 for the Breast Cancer Campaign after a Wear It Pink Day on Friday.

Young eco-warriors go green

This Is Lancashire: Teacher Hilary Cregan with nursery pupil Annie Oakley aged three.
St George CE Primary The Hoskers Nursery children celebrated all things green by planting plants in their new garden area.
Reporter. Saiqa.
Picture by Roy Bolton (11902411)

6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

YOUNG eco-warriors went green for the day.

Legendary Hacienda DJ to perform in Bolton

This Is Lancashire: left to right, Graeme park DJ, Tony Cannon DJ, Dr. David Lee Clinical Psychologist and Joyce Carroll Business manager prosperity in mind.
Legendary hacienda DJ Graham Parks  is staging a gig for mental health charity MIND at the Bleachworks, Egerton.
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6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

LEGENDARY Hacienda DJ Graeme Park will be hitting the decks in Bolton to "Break the Silence" over mental health issues.

Councillor wins campaign over 'pothole road'

This Is Lancashire: Cllr Chris Peacock pictured on Tempest Road that will now be resurfaced in Chew Moor, Lostock
Picture by Julian Brown (11897472)

6:03am Saturday 25th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has won his three year campaign to have a pothole-ridden road resurfaced.

Shoppers flock to 'mini food festival' in Bolton

This Is Lancashire: Roy Bibby of Continental cottage on his salami stall.
Victoria Square in Bolton town centre has been transformed into a melting pot of cultures and cuisines  this month when the popular international food, gifts  and crafts market rolled into town. (11866

6:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

TRADERS from across the globe have descended on Bolton for this weekend’s continental market.

Bolton branch of Royal British Legion could fold

6:01am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE Bolton branch of the Royal British Legion could fold �— after the organisation lost its base.

Vandal smashes £200 window at Rivington Barn

This Is Lancashire: CCTV snaps at Rivington of vandal (11897639)

12:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

A HOODED vandal who tried to smash his way into the historic Rivington Barn �— breaking a £200 window in the process.

Dog which attacked tragic Jade 'had also killed parrot', inquest told

This Is Lancashire: Jade Anderson. (11852857)

5:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BULL Mastiff involved in the fatal attack on schoolgirl Jade Lomas-Anderson was one of the most aggressive pets a vet had ever encountered, an inquest heard.

Zoe Milton campaign raises incredible £50,000

This Is Lancashire: Submitted Picture
Pictured: Zoe Milton, her partner rick and Charlie her son (11864844)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A FUNDRAISING campaign for tragic mother-of-two Zoe Milton has reached £50,000 — just two months after it was started.

Wedding shop opens in Darwen for curvier brides

This Is Lancashire:

4:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

CURVIER brides in Darwen no longer need to panic about squeezing into that size 14 wedding dress.

Heartbroken mother of tragic Accrington schoolgirl calls for compulsory flu vaccinations

This Is Lancashire:

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE heartbroken mum of tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond, who died four days after catching the flu, has called for compulsory vaccinations.

Blackburn panto star hoping role in Snow White leads to West End fame

This Is Lancashire:

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

BLACKBURN’S Miranda Myles hopes her performance as Snow White in this year’s King George’s Hall pantomime will be a stepping stone to West End stardom.

20 jobs facing axe as Blackburn College hit by cuts

This Is Lancashire:

9:26am Friday 24th October 2014

TWENTY jobs could be made redundant at Blackburn College.

Blackburn man must pay for shop window after throwing himself through it

This Is Lancashire:

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man threw himself at a glass shop window after police had escorted him out of the Royal Blackburn Hospital and given him a lift into town.

Cat rescued from Blackburn house fire

This Is Lancashire:

4:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HOUSE fire was started in Blackburn after a cigarette was left in a wicker waste bin at a home Langham Road shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Blackburn community activist winding elderlys' clocks back

This Is Lancashire:

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A COMMUNITY activist from Blackburn is helping out the elderly and disabled this weekend by putting their clocks back for them.

Ribble Valley town set to get its very own Christmas festival

This Is Lancashire:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

AN inaugural Clitheroe Christmas Festival is set to be staged in December.

Bolton housing blog wins top writing award

This Is Lancashire: Award-winning blogger Len Grant

3:07pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BLOG which shone a light on Breightmet and the people who live there has won a top award.

Revised Rawtenstall bus station scheme revealed

This Is Lancashire:

2:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

REVISED proposals for Rawtenstall’s new £3.5 million bus station have gone on show — as part of the first phase of the former Valley Centre square redevelopment.

Nelson ‘arts village’ to open in centre

This Is Lancashire:

2:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE former main post office in Nelson is set to be transformed into an ‘arts village’ after lying empty for more than four years.

History project at Market Place

1:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

HISTORY lovers are being invited to share their memories and life stories for an arts project in Bolton Market Place.

Bonfire night worrying for pets

This Is Lancashire: (11853657)

11:20am Friday 24th October 2014

PET owners should play CDs blasting out the sounds of fireworks - to make sure their dog or cat gets used to the frightening bangs before bonfire night.

Plans for Great Lever housing development deferred following residents eco campaign

This Is Lancashire: Picture by Julian Brown for The Bolton News 20/10/14

Pictured left, angry residents, Bherdi Patel, Brenda Matthews, Margaret Jones, Sadaf Lasania and Dorothy and Derek Platt with some of the trees in Clarendon Street, which could be chopped down if a pla

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS campaigning to save much-loved trees from a new housing development in Great Lever have been given a reprieve.

Decision on future of former Green Bengal site in Bromley Cross deferred again

This Is Lancashire: The Green Bengal Restaurant in Bromley Cross, Bolton, being demolished.
Images by Steve Holt, Bolton News, Monday June 2 2014. (11852427)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A DECISION on whether to allow a Sainsbury’s to be built at the former site of the Green Bengal in Bromley Cross have been delayed again after months of wrangling.

Canon Slade schoolgirl wins Horse of the Year competition

This Is Lancashire: Holly Hobson age 11, who has won coveted Horse of Year Competition at NEC Birmingham.Pictured with horse, Murphy.
Images by Steve Holt, (11827809)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A BOLTON schoolgirl has won the coveted Horse of the Year competition.

Tributes paid to "selfless" newsagent who died of mesothelioma

This Is Lancashire: Jack  Burgess      (11872949)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

MOVING tributes were paid to a “sociable and selfless” newsagent who died of asbestos related cancer.

Poetry comes to life for youngsters at Astley Bridge school

This Is Lancashire: Holy Infant and St Anthony in Astley Bridge
 Poet Ian Bland is visiting the school and will be doing poetry workshop . 
With Ian are children Dominique Mottram, Matthew Iddon, Evie Powell, Reegan Morton and Daniel Crosby
Reporter Charlotte.
Picture by Ric

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS shared their creative flare with visiting children’s poet Ian Bland.

Woman labels pavement 'atrocious' after splitting head open on it

This Is Lancashire: Sadie Sedgwick, at the site where she fell recently.Residents of Sandown Road, Harwood, Bolton are complaining about uneven footpaths near their homes
Images by Steve Holt (11852235)

6:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A PENSIONER who split her head open after tripping on an uneven pavement has labelled the state of the pavement "atrocious".

Smithills School exploring plans to open sixth form

This Is Lancashire: Image for Smithills School

6:01am Friday 24th October 2014

SMITHILLS School is exploring plans to open a sixth form on campus.

Lift shaft death man fun day raised £2,000 for nephew and niece

This Is Lancashire: Craig Jones' friends at Pugsley's Family Fun Day at The Brooklyn, Green Lane, Great Lever in aid of Craig Jones' family. The cars were donated by Tony Rocco Photo by Karen Hope (11871366)

12:02am Friday 24th October 2014

A FUN day held in honour of a Bolton man who plunged to his death down a lift shaft has raised more than £2,000 for a trust fund set up for his niece and nephew.

Sister's emotional appeal for missing brother

This Is Lancashire: Nikki Rowland pictured with daughter Leah Slater (5) at their Farnworth home with a picture of Harry Douglas. Nikki Rowland ’s brother Harry went missing 18 years ago, she has found a pic of him and wants to reach out to him to come home.
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12:02am Friday 24th October 2014

A SISTER has made an emotional appeal to her brother — who went missing 18 years ago — to come home.

Masked gang carrying a gun and knife rob Prestwich shop

This Is Lancashire:

3:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG of masked thieves brandishing a handgun and a large hunter's knife robbed a convenience store in Prestwich.

14-year-old Darwen boy first in UK to get 'new ASBO'

This Is Lancashire: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has become the first in the country to be made subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order under new legislation which came into force on Monday.

Thornleigh Salesian College flooded after burst water main

This Is Lancashire: House fire in Halliwell

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SCHOOL flooded yesterday after a water main burst.

Darwen MP in ‘scrap the lights’ plea to council chiefs

This Is Lancashire:

4:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry has renewed calls for the new traffic lights at Hollins Grove to be switched off.

Riot police shock for Darwen entrepreneur's big day

This Is Lancashire:

4:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A YOUNG entrepreneur got a shock when riot police were called to an event she attended for the launch of her online retail site.

Six tonnes of food will feed the needy in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLS and churches collected more than six tonnes of food for the Blackburn Foodbank during their harvest festival campaigns.

Burnley machete man sent to prison after terrifying early hours showdown

This Is Lancashire:

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of two neighbours involved in a terrifying ‘armed’ early hours showdown involving a baseball bat and machete over loud music, was jailed while his opponent kept his freedom.

Darwen firm ordered to pay £60k after worker hospitalised with lead posioning

This Is Lancashire:

9:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SCRAP metal firm has been ordered to pay almost £60,000 for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.

83 per cent of Burnley cafes and restaurants rated four stars or above for hygiene

This Is Lancashire: The purr-fect cup of coffee

2:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAFES and restaurants – among other food retailers in Burnley – are being urged to shout about their clean bills of health from hygiene watchdogs.

Blackburn punk band hook up with former producer of Nirvana

This Is Lancashire:

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUNK band from Blackburn has announced that it will work with the former producer of iconic grunge band Nirvana for its upcoming fourth studio album.

East Lancs 'superschool' deemed ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted

This Is Lancashire: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

10:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BURNLEY ‘superschool’ has been deemed ‘inadequate’ at its latest Ofsted inspection.

The Archbishop of York tours the Macron Stadium

This Is Lancashire: Chaplain of Bolton Wanderers Phil Mason holds a shirt with The ArchBishop of York Dr John Sentamut during a tour of The Macron Stadium. Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Thursday October 23, 2014. (11873758)

7:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Archbishop of York offered his prayers to Bolton Wanderers during a visit to the Macron Stadium.

Tonge Fold community centre re-opens after charity refurbishment

This Is Lancashire: (11823561)

7:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IT WAS fun all the way as a much-loved community centre re-opened after a makeover.

School open as usual after burst water main floods classrooms

This Is Lancashire: Man rescued from flat fire after being trapped

4:23pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAINS pipe burst - flooding a secondary school's sixth form centre and leaving properties in the area without water.

Spirited half term ahead at Blackburn Mall

This Is Lancashire: JINGLE TILLS The Mall in Blackburn reported the best trade in the area

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BLACKBURN’S The Mall shopping centre is promising a full programme of Hallowe’en activities for youngsters over half-term.







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