PLANS to convert a secondary school into an academy have been put on hold after fears were raised the move would make it ‘financially worse off’.
A NURSERY is to close down after it was labelled ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted.
A TWO-car crash caused delays on the M65 this morning.
AN ALLEGED 120mph chase ended with a driver being stopped by a police dog.
SEVEN medical practices in East Lancashire are set to continue to offer extended access to patients until September.
MEDICAL receptionists in East Lancashire are set to be trained to signpost services to patients more effectively.
A TEAM of Forces friends have raised more than £5,000 for East Lancashire Hospice after taking on a challenge to help a mum-of-two in her ‘last battle’ against cancer.
A SERIES of history walks around Burnley’s Weavers’ Triangle are set to restart this Sunday.
THE shadow Brexit minister Sir Keir Starmer will speak at Monday’s Burnley May Day festival.
SALESBURY skipper Chris Riley wants his side to play with more patience after they were beaten by Earby in their Ribblesdale League season opener.
A SECOND major pollution incident on the River Irwell appears to have originated in East Lancashire, according to conservationists.
A STRIKE by train staff is set to cause disruption to passengers on Friday.
A SCHOOL has received a number of complaints about pupils dropping litter and anti-social behaviour.
FIREFIGHTERS are investigating after a moorland fire in Hoddlesden.
A 92-YEAR-OLD man has praised hospital staff after becoming one of the oldest people in the county to have pioneering heart surgery.
SHAYNE Singleton admits he needs his British welterweight title shot against Bradley Skeete 'so badly' after the showdown was rearranged for the FIFTH time.
ELTON John's eagerly anticipated show at Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park ground in June will go ahead.
A BLAST of late winter weather has brought snow flurries to many parts of the North of England and the Midlands.
A CHARITY in memory of a young boy who was killed by a single punch will be taking part in a 10k walk to raise money in his memory.
ONE of scouting’s highest honours has been presented to East Lancashire’s county commissioner at Windsor Castle.
SCOTT Arfield is expecting a battle to get his place back in the Burnley side as he eyes a return from a knee problem this week.
A COUNCILLOR has hit out at dog owners who have been hanging mess bags on a fence near a developing ecology site.
FEARS have been raised about the amount of asbestos present in schools.
THE decision to stop selling tickets at Darwen Library for the town’s theatre in the same building has been condemned.
THE Ribble Valley's Michelin-starred Northcote Hotel and Restaurant has won another major award.
BARNOLDSWICK Town play their third fixture in four days when Barnton visit tonight and Danny Craig's side will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of wins.
A WARNING has been issued about several scams targeting the elderly and vulnerable.
BLACKBURN Rovers Under-23s boss Damien Johnson expressed mixed emotions as his side missed out on the Premier League 2 play-offs by a single point, writes SAM JONES.
PLANS for a £60million replacement for the former Calderstones Hospital site and related units are set to be given the backing of NHS chiefs tomorrow.
THE Fence May Ball is returning to help raise funds to repair a church hall.
A FIFTEENTH draw of the season for Rovers at Wolves was not ideal given the position they are in, writes Simon Garner.
PEOPLE are being sought after to play a part in a film depicting one of the most ‘defining moments’ in Lancashire's history.
WEEKLY inspections of a community centre roof are set to take place.
YOUTH theatre supporters in Burnley are taking their turn in the spotlight after being nominated for five arts awards.
Accrington based national safeguarding specialists, Personnel Checks have secured a contract with South Northamptonshire Council to deliver pioneering safeguarding training to hundreds of taxi drivers across the county.
TWO sisters are set to tackle an extreme obstacle course in honour of their mum who died two months ago.
A 24-YEAR-OLD man who was thrown out after punching a pub landlord in the eye responded by smashing a window.
SEAN Dyche was pleased with the impact teenage striker Dan Agyei made as he came off the bench for his Turf Moor debut against Manchester United.
TONY Mowbray felt Rovers’ best chance of winning at Wolves was to keep things and tight and look to nick a winning goal, just as they did at Nottingham Forest eight days earlier.
A ‘CALLOUS’ murderer who left his defenceless victim to die has been jailed for life.
THREE MPs have called on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to look again at her department’s decision to refuse Lancashire police extra cash for dealing with anti-fracking protests.
A COLNE school is planning to extend the length of its day.
A SECOND cat has been found shot in the head in two weeks in Hyndburn.
COLNE boss Steve Cunningham has told the travelling Red Army his side will play 'fearless football' as they go head-to-head with free-scoring Farsley Celtic tonight in the Evo-Stik First Division North play-off semi-final.
A ‘COMMUNITY champion’ for Accrington has had thousands of messages left in her memory after she died.
RIDING clubs have raised concerns about the dangers off-roading and motorbikes are creating for horseriders.
A MOTORCYCLIST, who died after crashing into a 4x4 vehicle on a 'deadly' road on the outskirts of Burnley, has been named.
BLACKBURN Rovers must control what they can in the final two games of the season by collecting six points and taking their fate in to the final match at Brentford.
JOHANN Berg Gudmundsson is looking to finish the season on a high after admitting his first campaign at Turf Moor had been a frustrating one.
MORNA ELIZABETH KAY 19th April On Wednesday 19th April peacefully in hospital, Morna, much love wife of Ian. Treasured Mum, Nanny, Sister and Aunty. Service at Pleasington Crematorium Thursday 27th April, 11.30am. Enquiries to Blackburn Funeral Services…