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Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

KEEP YOUR WINDOWS CLOSED: Warning issued as firefighters tackle huge blaze

The scene in Rising Bridge where three men with machetes stormed a Post Office

UPDATE: Machete-wielding thieves hunted by police after stealing ‘substantial amount of cash’ from post office

ASSAULTS: Karl Dearn

Thug fractured girl's jaw and kicked her as she lay on the ground outside Darwen nightclub

JAILED: David Hodgson-Smith

Father-of-two caught burglar asleep on his couch - and called police when he couldn't wake him

Bank Top police team executed a warrant on Revidge Road, Blackburn

Come and get your cannabis - Blackburn police ask drug dealer to ‘retrieve’ his 100-plant crop

Entwistle, who taught at Ladybridge High School, was suspended and later resigned

Darwen teacher 'who loved 15-year-old pupil' banned from the classroom after 'sexually motivated relationship'

The plane landed safely at Heathrow

American Airlines Flight AA241 declares mid-air emergency - lands at Heathrow

WANTED: Do you recognise this man?

Blackburn and Burnley's 5 most wanted - July 3

An investigation is now being led by the RSPCA

Dead dog found stuffed inside suitcase by horrified walker

She was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorism

Teenage girl arrested on suspicion of terrorism offence bailed

SPECTACULAR: Forked lightning over East Lancashire

East Lancashire residents warned as more spectacular thunderstorms expected

Blackburn man pleads not quilty to assaulting 16-year-old girl

Blackburn man pleads not quilty to assaulting 16-year-old girl

ON SONG: No Teef

7 things to do this weekend across East Lancashire

The emergency services were called after an explosion in Great Harwood. Pic: Lee Sherrington

UPDATE: Industrial power cabinet explodes causing lengthy power cut

SCENE: Bowen Street, Blackburn

Blackburn man punched in the face and has car vandalised with scaffolding pole


Craig Conway, pictured battling for the ball with Stoke's former Rovers striker Mame Biram Diouf last season, wants to extend his stay at Ewood Park

Craig Conway expresses his desire to stay at Blackburn Rovers for years to come

Kevin Davies (second left) celebrates Preston's play-off win at Wembley

Blackburn Rovers not interested in Kevin Davies and Sandro Wagner

Rovers players and staff pay their tributes

VIDEO: Blackburn Rovers players fall silent for Tunisia terror attack victims

Striker Jelle Vossen

Burnley in talks over possible £3m move for striker Jelle Vossen

Michael Duff

Veteran Clarets defender Duff signs new one-year deal

PRE-SEASON TRAINING: Matt Lowton, Matt Taylor and Lukas Jutkiewicz among the Burnley players put through their paces at Gawthorpe yesterday

Clarets boss Dyche hoping to add two new signings before pre-season training camp

DEAL: Tom Heaton

Dyche: New Heaton contract was never in doubt

Chris Taylor, pictured scoring in the FA Cup last season, has signed a new Rovers contract

Gary Bowyer delighted after Chris Taylor signs new Blackburn Rovers deal

Gary Bowyer

Simon Garner column: I admire job Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has done in difficult circumstances

ON YOUR MARKS: Burnley players put through their paces at Gawthorpe

Clarets players take to Gawthorpe pitches ahead of new season

BIG CHANCE: Mark Young has qualified for the Open at St Andrew’s

Ribble Valley ace Mark Young will play at Open Championship

KEY MAN: Rishton professional Kelly Smuts, pictured appealing for a wicket against Enfield on Sunday, will hope to star

Rishton ready for new East Lancs T20 event

Garry Flitcroft

Matt Jansen takes over at Chorley after Garry Flitcroft stands down

Chris Taylor

Midfielder Chris Taylor signs new Blackburn Rovers contract

National Sport

McLaren Honda's Jenson Button cut a frustrated figure on Friday's practice day at Silverstone

Button rules out Silverstone points

James Faulkner has been dropped for the Natwest T20 Blast contest against Roses rivals Yorkshire

Drink-driving charge for Faulkner

Nick Kyrgios came through in four sets

Kyrgios takes advice from spectator

New Chelsea loan signing Radamel Falcao spent last season on loan at Manchester United

Falcao heads to Chelsea on loan

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