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Turf Moor upgrade for disabled fans but no plans to increase stadium size

Disabled Clarets fans will soon benefit from Premier League facilities at Turf Moor, which will see two corners in the stadium filled in.

Guests Fern Harrison and Jackie Spencer enjoying a fabulous night of fund-raising fun. (s)

Nelson company's charity bid came up roses

With the help of a TV star, a Nelson company's charity mission finished with a bang at a fabulous auction and curry night.

The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

Christmas calf show at Myerscough College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

What's the most difficult question you've been asked by your child?

How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Has your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer? You're not alone - nearly half of parents admit they often struggle to answer their youngster's tricky questions.

Barbara is pictured (second left) with club member Pat Ormerod, a volunteer and a shopper, from left to right.

Pendle couple’s festive cancer charity mission

A Pendle couple boosted their charity mission - inspired by a cancer diagnosis in the family - with a Christmas fund-raiser.
Lancashire has fewer roads officers, says a report

Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England’s roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Businessman smashed love rival's Audi with spanners

A spurned businessman smashed up his Barnoldswick love rival's prized Audi after the victim told him the defendant's two children had started calling him "dad" a court was told.

Beverley Saville

Police appeal for missing woman

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down a missing Burnley woman.
Football has come in as the cheapest sport to watch on satellite TV

What a save! Football is best value for money sport on satelllite TV

Footy fans who moan about the cost of having to pay extra to watch a match on satellite TV, can breath a sigh of relief they aren't followers of greyhound racing.

Mayor of Burnley Coun. Howard Baker, ELHT Chairman Professor Eileen Fairhurst, Mrs Rokiya Layer, Senior Sister Vikki McLoughlin and Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr Rob Salaman at the opening of the new Lancashire Elective Centre (s)

New hospital unit gets mayor's seal of approval

The state-of the-art Lancashire Elective Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital has been officially opened.
Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

New buses will help transform travel in many rural areas

Improved bus routes on their way

New bus routes starting in Lancashire next week will see public transport restored to a number of villages, and more frequent services across Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley.

Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes.

Former travel agent and magician, Paul Willers, has died at the age of 78

Death of well known former travel agent and magician

A well known former travel agent and magician has died at the age of 78.

The former Keirby Hotel has been closed down by fire and council chiefs amid concerns about fire safety.

Former landmark hotel is shutdown by fire chiefs

The former Keirby Hotel in Burnley has closed down today after being served with a series of legal notices.

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