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Arsonists blamed for Nelson car blaze

Arsonists struck in Nelson late last night when a car was set on fire.

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Asda launch massive toy sale with up to 50% off big brands

With only 94 days left until Christmas Asda is getting parents prepared for the big day by launching a massive toy sale with up to 50 per cent off toys such as Power Rangers and Paw Patrol.

Business
Police have secured a conviction

Modern slavery conviction

A Nelson man who housed a Polish couple in poor living conditions and forced them to carry out manual labour has been imposed with a Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order (STRO).

Crime
Maisey and Ruairi Dillon (11) and Brodie (nine) and Noah McKane (11)  with the cheque for the money they raised for Pendleside Hospice

Legacy of inspirational Pat is in safe hands

A fundraising drive, launched by a group of neighbours in Barrowford who became lifelong friends, is still going strong after four decades.

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Sainbury's in Colne is hosting an Autism Hour. (s)

Shop in peace during store’s Austism Hour

​Sainsbury’s Colne will be transformed into an autism-friendly space on Monday.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Dad injured in debt dispute

A Barnoldswick dad was injured in front of his fiancée when a gang – one of them weilding a baseball bat – turned up at his home in a dispute over an alleged debt.

Crime
Amanda and Joseph at Turf Moor

Clarets fan praises supporters after partner's epileptic attack

A relieved Clarets fan has thanked fellow supporters and those of Leeds United for their help after his partner suffered an epileptic seizure outside Turf Moor.

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Andrew Smith House is hosting a charity coffee morning. (s)

Andrew Smith House hosts the sweetest of fund-raisers

Get set for treats galore when staff and residents at Andrew Smith House host a charity coffee morning.
Lifestyle
Victoria Morris and Lee Nicholson have created his fantastic dragon sculpture. (s)

Artists on fire after magical project

Setting the town on fire is the aim of the game for this pair of Pendle artists looking for a home for their interactive dragon sculpture.

Arts
Louise Jordan

Roughlee ready for composer's remarkable WWI show

This October, Roughlee Village Centre will welcome the critically acclaimed composer, musician, and singer Louise Jordan to perform her collection of original songs about inspirational women from WWI.

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Historian and writer Geoff Crambie poses next to a tree on the site where Colne's former courthouse once stood.

Walk into the past looks set to be thing of the future

A tour of some of Colne’s most notable landmarks was so popular it is set to become a regular event.

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Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Health
Brave mum Sarah Reed, who has lost her two year battle against cancer, with her daughter, Chloe

Devoted mum and wife loses cancer battle

A devoted mum, whose battle against terminal cancer inspired hundreds of people across East Lancashire to raise money for revolutionary treatment that would save her life, has died.

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Four out of 10 admitted to running the shower for at least a minute before getting in

Most people do not worry about how much water they use

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.
Business
Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

Health
Ian Brady

Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Crime
"Everybody's a learner" at Reedley Primary School

"Everybody's a learner" at Reedley Primary School

Having been named as 'Primary School of the Year' at the East Lancashire Education Awards just months after earning a 'Good' rating in their latest Ofsted report, "everybody's a learner" at Reedley Primary School, according to the Head Teacher.

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Officers found a gruesome-looking bloody hand

Severed hand in central reservation leads to road closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

Transport
Arsonists are being blamed for a blaze at an allotment building in Nelson

Firebugs blamed for Nelson blaze

Arsonists are thought to be responsible for starting a fire at an allotment building in Nelson.

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There will be a chance to try your hand at BMX at the festival.

Pedal Pendle Fest rolls on round

The Pedal Pendle Festival is back, offering a range of races, events, and attractions for complete beginners, young racing cyclists, and spectators alike.
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