Breaking news Four Bury drug dealers start long jail sentences for their role in massive heroin-dealing empire

This Is Lancashire:

12:28pm Friday 31st October 2014

FOUR Bury men are among a gang of nine drug dealers have been handed lengthy jail sentences.

VIDEO: Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Blackburn this morning.

Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

This Is Lancashire:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

Burnley Council's £25k chief executive recruitment drive branded ‘disgraceful’

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

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BURNLEY Council’s decision to earmark £25,000 for consultants to recruit a new chief executive has been branded ‘disgraceful’ by the town’s MP.

How safe are you in Blackburn town centre?

This Is Lancashire:

2:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESEARCHERS are asking how safe people in Blackburn are when shopping, studying and spending leisure time in the town centre.

School reunion to bring together former pupils after more than 30 years

This Is Lancashire:

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SCHOOL reunion is set to bring together former pupils who haven’t seen each other for more than 30 years.

Tributes paid to Clarets legend Joe Brown

This Is Lancashire:

10:03am Friday 31st October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to former Burnley boss and Manchester United scout Joe Brown.

Eight charged after £108k Blackburn gem thefts

This Is Lancashire:

9:43am Friday 31st October 2014

SEVEN men and a teenage boy have appeared before the courts charged in connection with a spate of burglaries.

Teenage Burnley trouble-makers given ASBO

This Is Lancashire:

9:54am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO troublemakers who have persistently caused problems for people living in the Duke Bar area of Burnley have each been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Burnley students inspired by former footballer Fabrice Muamba

This Is Lancashire:

1:59pm Friday 31st October 2014

THIRTY youngsters were inspired by a talk given by footballer Fabrice Muamba yesterday.

Free gifts as new fragrance shop to open in Blackburn mall

This Is Lancashire: Blackburn Mall

10:06am Friday 31st October 2014

SHOPPERS will be in for a sweet treat when new retailer, The Fragrance Shop, opens its doors in The Mall Blackburn on Saturday, November 8.

Miss Universe's curves are in all the right places

This Is Lancashire: Charlotte MacGill has been crowned Miss Universe in the toned figure category at the National Amateur Body Building Association  competition  at Southport Theatre.

6:04am Friday 31st October 2014

BODY builder Charlotte MacGill’s feminine toned curves have earned her the title of Miss Universe.

Science festival has "special effect" on excited youngsters

This Is Lancashire: Susa Al-Malahi aged 11  tries on a prosthetic mask.
The University of Bolton ran a prosthetics and Sci-Fi course as part of Manchester Science festival.  Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Monday October 27, 2014. (11981669)

3:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

FROM screaming jelly babies in the fire labs to open heart surgery on the lawns — this University of Bolton has been entertaining youngsters all week as part of Manchester Science Festival.

Blackburn jewellers in £2,800 boost for hospice

This Is Lancashire:

2:34pm Friday 31st October 2014

BLACKBURN’S Peter Jackson the jeweller’s store has raised £2,800 for Chorley’s Derian House children’s hospice.

Edgworth singer Redd jumps 15,000ft in memory of James Bulger

This Is Lancashire: Singer Redd raised £500 jumping out of a plane in a tandem skydive

2:05pm Friday 31st October 2014

FORMER X Factor singer Amy Louise Aldred threw caution to the wind as to raise money for the James Bulger Memorial Trust.

Burnley gym set for new hi-tech equipment

This Is Lancashire: Circuit Training

1:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BURNLEY gym is to invest £500,000 in new hi-tech equipment not yet available anywhere else in Lancashire.

The Civic Trust - more than just a blue plaque

This Is Lancashire: W F Tillotson. Photo by Bolton Evening News.

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12:05pm Friday 31st October 2014

FOR 50 years Bolton and District Civic Trust has played a major part in conserving some of the borough's finest buildings and raising awareness about the town's heritage.

Seven people in Bolton use groundbreaking Clare's Law

This Is Lancashire: Caption:
Tony Lloyd,Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, pictured at offices in Swinton,Manchester.
Pictures by Steve Holt, Bolton News, Thursday April 18 2013.
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10:05am Friday 31st October 2014

GROUNDBREAKING domestic violence legislation that allows people to check their partner's past has seen seven applications for disclosure in Bolton since March.

Breaking news UPDATED: Historic mayoral chains stolen during shocking violent robbery in Radcliffe

This Is Lancashire:

8:58am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE are hunting two men who stole the Mayor of Bury's ceremonial chains during a violent robbery in Radcliffe.

A campaign to help residents recyle correctly wins top award

This Is Lancashire: (from left to right )Trevor Howarth, Corporate Culture; Alex Bone  Corporate Culture; Belinda Miller ,Corporate Culture; Sheridan Hilton of Rochdale Council; Jennifer Baker of Recycle for Greater Manchester; Karen Hall Recycle for Greater Manchester; Elai

8:03am Friday 31st October 2014

EDUCATING people about the right stuff in the right bins has netted Recycle for Greater Manchester a green campaign of the year award.

Petition to see Bolton recognised as part of Lancashire attracts 800 signatures

This Is Lancashire: Red Rose of Lancashire (12145176)

9:09pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PETITION calling for Bolton's rightful place in Lancashire to be restored has amassed hundreds of signatures.

UPDATED: Driver arrested after car ploughs into town centre pub

This Is Lancashire:

6:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DRIVER has been arrested after his car ploughed into a pub in Bolton town centre.

UPDATE: Bomb squad called out as suspected Nazi WW2 shell found in Clitheroe

This Is Lancashire:

9:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE bomb squad was called after a suspected unexploded shell was found at a building site.

Child sex cases up 21 per cent but problem being dealt with

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Pic by David Gaskell posted on our Facebook page showing Bolton town centre as a ghost town "last Saturday"
From: Julian Thorpe 
Date: 09-07-13 (12101214)

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE number of children being groomed for sex in the town soared last year — and hundreds of youngsters were reported missing.

Landlord "lucky to be alive" after Land Rover smashes into Dog and Partridge pub

This Is Lancashire:

12:25pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE LANDLORD of the Dog and Partridge pub said he was seconds away from being killed after a Land Rover smashed into the building last night.

12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after Darwen Moors accident

This Is Lancashire:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOUNTAIN bikers have been urged to take care on slippery gravel track on Darwen Moors after a 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital.

Eight sets of twins causing headache at Burnley school

This Is Lancashire:

10:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

TEACHERS at a Burnley school could be forgiven for doing a double-take after four sets of identical twins enrolled to begin lessons.

VIDEO: Blackburn Rovers stars meet fans at Ewood Park

This Is Lancashire:

9:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROVERS duo Ben Marshall and Jason Steele were on hand at the club’s half-term signing session at Ewood yesterday.

Blackburn WW1 servicemen memorial plaques laid in park

This Is Lancashire:

10:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMORIAL plaques remembering the thousands of Blackburn servicemen killed in the First World War have been laid in a park.

PICTURE GALLERY: Fans queue for hours to meet Clarets stars

This Is Lancashire:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of Clarets fans queued around the block to meet their heroes.

Winter safety from the experts

This Is Lancashire: Public Services demo in Victoria Sqaure, Bolton.Kian Pasquill -Morton age two and coppers hat.
Images by Steve Holt,Bolton News, Thursday October 30 2014. (12144849)

9:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WINTER is coming — and experts were out in full force yesterday to help Bolton families get ready for extreme weather.

New Horwich Co-op store opens its doors to the public

This Is Lancashire: Opening of refurbished Co-operative Food Store on Winter Hey Lane, Horwich by children from Horwich Playcare. Pictured are from left at the back Cole Carvalho-Raggett 4, Ruby Holden 8 and Diane Horan member of staff. Front Jacob Brobby-Griffith 4 and Luke

9:22pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW co-op store in Horwich has opened its doors to the public after a £340,000 makeover.

Children learn about Fairtrade food at school festival

This Is Lancashire: From the left are Lucy Somerville aged seven, Gabriella Giambattista-Hunt aged seven and Nadiya Tahier aged eight with Tilly Crabtree aged seven at the front.
Pupils at Clevelands Prep School Bolton held a fairtrade Harvest Festival. Photo by Nigel Taggar

8:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PUPILS learnt about Fairtrade food as they took part in their school's Harvest Festival.

Taxi driver fined for knocking down man

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

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TAXI driver who knocked down a pedestrian who had just used a bank machine in Haslingden has been fined £150 by magistrates.

Action to rectify problems at Rawtenstall school

This Is Lancashire: Ofsted logo

3:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SENIOR leaders and governors at a Rawtenstall school are taking ‘effective action’ to tackle the areas requiring improvement, Ofsted inspectors have found.

Lancashire songbird sanctuary finalist for award

This Is Lancashire: The threatened Pennine finch, also known as a twite

2:55pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PROJECT which has created more habitats for Burnley’s favourite songbird and established rural mountain bike trails has been shortlisted for a major award.

Youngsters invited to Burnley Bonfire Night celebrations

This Is Lancashire:

2:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG PEOPLE are being invited to an evening of food, music and other fun activities in Burnley to celebrate Bonfire Night.

Burnley Knowledge Quarter site sold for scrap

This Is Lancashire:

2:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DECISION has been made which could lead to the sale of a portion of land within Burnley’s Knowledge Quarter for the possible expansion of a scrap metal business.

Ofsted inspectors rate Burnley nursery 'outstanding'

This Is Lancashire: Ofsted logo

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TOP leadership, high quality teaching and meticulous care secure excellent achievement for all children at a Burnley nursery, Ofsted has found.

Chorley floral features scoop more awards

This Is Lancashire: Councillor Adrian Lowe, pictured centre with the North West in Bloom gold award certificate, and many those who pulled out all the stops to make Chorley bloom for the North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions

2:17pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CHORLEY’S fabulous floral features this summer have scooped more awards for the town.

Former Blackrod Mayor warns of dangers of anti-anxiety drug reliance

This Is Lancashire: Cllr Stephen Laycock and Pat Senior

2:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FORMER mayor has warned about the risks of becoming reliant on anti-anxiety drugs after she said they left her feeling paralysed and “like a vegetable”.

Charity helps more than 300 adults with skills and training

This Is Lancashire:

1:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CHARITY training centre has helped more than 300 unemployed adults in the past 15 months.

Youngsters get royal seal of approval from William and Kate for their Great British tea party

This Is Lancashire: ANYONE for cake. Year 2 pupils left to right, Charlotte Darbyshire and Reece Gray  both aged six, and Oliver Griffiths and Jessica Kelsall both aged seven.

12:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CHILDREN from St James Daisy Hill Primary School in Westhoughton hosted an afternoon of tea and cakes for parents to cap off a class project about London.

Justin Moorhouse praises community book created by Daubhill residents

This Is Lancashire: Susan and Barry McMullen with Jackie Roach from Procure Plus, a sponsor of the event

10:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

FAMILIES from a street in Daubhill have become the stars of a new book which won a prestigious award presented by Phoenix Nights star Justin Moorhouse.

Football teams not heeding council warning over litter

10:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

FOOTBALL teams are still not cleaning up their litter after playing on a Farnworth park, despite warnings from Bolton Council.

Reformed criminal helpingother ex-cons turn lives round

9:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

A REFORMED criminal has launched a training enterprise centre to give other ex-offenders and the homeless the chance to turn their lives round.

Jewellery owners reunited with property after Bolton News appeal

This Is Lancashire: Over £1000 worth of stolen jewellery was recovered from Bolton Market Place on 30/09/14 by Police. 
Officers were alerted to a large stash of stolen jewellery at a shop in Bolton Town 
Burglary or theft must have taken place before 1st Oct 2014.  (1

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUPLE were subjected to a terrifying burglary �— as they sat watching evening television.

Snappers 'capture' top prize in Blackrod scarecrow contest

This Is Lancashire: Adam Howard's winning picture in the junior section

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE winners of this year’s Blackrod Scarecrow Festival photograph competition have been announced.

Residents angered as recycling crew leaves broken glass and yellow liquid in street

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6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

RECYCLING crews left broken glass and yellow liquid in the street outside a family home in Deane.

A song of ice and fire at the Flashes and Bangs workshop

This Is Lancashire: Youngsters watch Dr John Milnes conduct an experiment in the fume cupboard at The University of Bolton during part of Manchester Science Festival. Photo by Nigel Taggart, Newsquest (Bolton) Ltd, Monday October 27, 2014.

Story: Vickie Scullard (11969262)

6:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

THEY say there is no smoke without fire — but for youngsters at a special workshop at the University of Bolton they were taught that ice was just as important.







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