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Axeman on scooter attempted robbery at Burnley store

A man armed with an axe travelling on a motor scooter attempted a robbery on a cash in transit van at a busy Burnley supermarket this morning.

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Police have closed the road

Busy main road closed

Police are warning motorists to stay away from a busy main road following an accident.

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PCCU Credit Controller Julie at the new branch in SPE Furnishings, Burnley.

Credit Union gives out 30,000th loan

Pennine Community Credit Union is showing its worth to the people of Burnley and Pendle following another set of successful year-end results.

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Lidl joins fellow budget supermarket Aldi in jumping on the Black Friday tradition

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

Business
The Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Howard Baker and Fr Christmas with participants of Burnley's Princes Trust branch in the Santa's Grotto at Coldwell Activity Centre. (s)

Charity champs create winter wonderland

Burnley and Pendle community champs have created a winter wonderland for young carers and other vulnerable groups.

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Pupils at their school in Pokhara waiting to start their lessons. (s)

Cyclist Brenda inspires with her world adventure

A cycling enthusiast wheeled into Fence to give an inspiring talk to raise money for a school in Nepal.

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East Lancashire's most wanted

East Lancashire's most wanted

Police are asking for the public’s help tracking down several wanted individuals as part of an operation launched this week.

Crime
Listening to soothing ASMR sounds

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
Health
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

Transport
The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Transport

Pair wanted in connection with shop arson

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two people who are wanted in connection with an arson attack.

Crime
The jubilant Roughlee villagers.

Overcoming all odds: Roughlee pub ready for grand reopening

A much-loved local pub is gearing up for its grand reopening after overcoming a severe kitchen fire, fighting off a potential sale to housing developers, fundraising £500,000, and being threatened with legal action for using the word 'village'.

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Coun. Mohamed Iqbal and County Coun. Azhar Ali at Lomeshaye Industrial Estate

Massive jobs boost after cash injection

More than 500 new jobs could be created in Pendle with the news that a prominent industrial estate has received a twin cash boost to expand.
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The 'Rock 'n Rail'.

Model railway society's centrepiece ready for annual exhibition

With only days to go ahead of this year's annual exhibition, Pendle Forest Model Railway Society members are working hard to add the finishing touches to all the exhibits.

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Overall, men get a bigger buzz from secret spending

Men will spend £12,663 in their lives on purchases their partner knows nothing about

The average male will spend £12,663 over the course of his lifetime, on purchases his partner knows absolutely nothing about, according to new research.

Business
Millions are facing a fuel poverty crisis this year

Three in ten Brits are too scared to put their heating on due to crippling costs

More than three in ten Brits say they are simply too scared to put their heating on through fear about CRIPPLING fuel bills, according to a new study.

Business
The Helen Green dancers with their well-earned trophies.

Colne dance school wins amazing 113 trophies at national event

A Colne dance academy has swept its way to an astonishing 113 trophies at a national championships event, with every single one of the school's representatives coming home with a trophy.
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M65 idiot driver clocked doing 115 mph

A dramatic video of a speeding driver caught doing 115 mph on the M65 has been released by police.
Crime
The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.
Health
Here's Henry: still blowing strong

10 million Henrys and counting..

Over the last 40 years, Numatic International has made more than 10 million Henrys and most of them are still in service.

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