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Bank-you and goodnight: Colne bank axed

The Colne branch of NatWest is set to close this September as the company looks to adapt to an ever-changing demographic of customers and subsequent changes to how people use their services.
Inside the new look McDonald's in St James's Street

New McDonald's customers are loving it!

Ten new jobs have been created in Burnley town centre's newly-refurbished McDonald's restaurant.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Drunk was abusive to police

An alcoholic drunk in the street was abusive to the police who were called to a disturbance, a court heard.


Spectacular turnout to motorist’s paradise

The sun was shining as people from all over the North West flocked to Pendle Powerfest’s Cars and Coffee event.

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Fresh appeal after lambs and sheep killed in horror attack

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Fresh appeal after lambs and sheep killed in horror attack

A farmer has renewed her appeal for information following a horrific dog attack which left £1,000 worth of livestock, including two baby lambs, dead.

Zsolt Suhaj(25) will be sentenced on Thursday, 27th April.

Man convicted of rape following four-month horror spree

A man has been convicted of the rape of a woman in Colne after climbing through a window into her home last October during a four-month trespassing spree across Nelson and Barrowford.

Marsden Heights are building on parallels between Shakespearean literature and the Muslim faith.

Shakespeare & Islam: Marsden Heights' intercultural learning initiative

Spotting parallels between Shakespearean literature and the Muslim faith, a Nelson teacher has suggested an educational initiative to engage pupils in a more astute style.
The future of the highly popular establishment has been thrown into doubt.

Community gathers to save Roughlee pub

Roughlee residents are fighting to save a cherished pub from developers eyeing up the site for housing, despite the establishment having been closed for six months.

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Michael Cooper (27) was celebrating the upcoming birth of his child.

Burglar rings mum during destructive celebration of his child's impending birth

A father-to-be celebrating the imminent birth of his child has been charged after smashing a petrol station window in Barnoldswick and stealing alcohol from a store shed in Foulridge, a court has heard.
Karate kids at BEST

Karate kids have a belting good time

A globally renowned 8th Dan black belt kicked off a skills workshop for the area's karate kids.


Angel art was heaven sent for charity

A collection of unique artwork designed by pupils at a Padiham primary school was used to raise money for seven different charities.

TIGHS pupils with Christine Hughes, and David Herdman from Masimo Europe

Kind donation to help the most fragile

Generous students are helping East Lancashire’s youngest and most fragile hospital patients by donating lifesaving medical equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

Afzal Khan (58) moved to Brierfield at the age of 12.

Brierfield MEP named Labour candidate for by-election

A former Lord Mayor of Manchester and current North West MEP from Brierfield has been selected to be Labour’s candidate for the Manchester Gorton by-election, which will take place on May 4th.

Launch of project to help breathe new life into town

Launch of project to help breathe new life into town

Enterprising and community minded people who want to improve the area where they live are being given the opportunity to put their ideas into action.
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Police officer dragged along street by car

Detectives have launched an investigation after a police officer was injured attempting to stop a vehicle in Brierfield.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse leading a charity street collection. (s)

Mickey leads fight against inequality

Mickey and Minnie Mouse led a troop of volunteers in the fight against inequality last month.

Rodney Greenwood with his celebratory cake.

Earby organist bring up his half century

A church organist who has completed an impressive half century of service at All Saints Parish Church in Earby has been recognised in a commemorative presentation as a thank-you for his years of hard work.

Last year's duck race.

Kelbrook duck race kicks off Springtime

With Spring just around the corner and the weather beginning to brighten up once more, Kelbrook Village Hall is set to duck any lingering winter gloominess as it gears up to hold the annual duck race.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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