A MANHUNT has been launched after a teenage girl was the victim of a serious sexual assault near Accrington railway station.
CHURCH booked their place in the Lancashire League T20 final after a comfortable 47-run win over Rishton in their rearranged last four tie on Friday night.
THOUSANDS of people gathered to celebrate an iconic piece of Blackburn’s history at the weekend at a Canal Festival described as “bigger and better” than before.
A “ROLE model” science teacher and assistant head will pass his teaching legacy to his daughter when he retires after 20 years at an East Lancashire school.
POLICE investigating reports of shed break-ins in Accrington caught two men in the process of burgling a day nursery.
A 27-YEAR-OLD man described as an “extremely high risk” sex offender has been jailed for breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.
THOUGHTLESS motorists have been causing problems at a Blackburn GP surgery by parking in the doctors’ spaces.
A 63-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with child pornography offences.
POLICE officers and staff are set to saddle up to raise money in memory of a chef who lost his brave fight against a brain tumour and kidney disease.
A TRIO of headteachers with a combined 38 years at the helm of their nursery schools are set to retire.
NEW Education Secretary Justine Greening has been warned by more than 30 East Lancashire head teachers that the Government’s primary testing regime puts children off learning.
SAM Allardyce has no doubt he is tough enough to deal with the challenges of the England manager's job and declared: "Bring it on."
HUNDREDS of people packed King George’s Hall at the this weekend hoping TV star David Dickinson could do them a “real deal”.
IF Rovers fans must look to the future in the hope that Owen Coyle can give them a shot at getting out of the Championship, it would take a cold heart to deny them the chance to look back and show their appreciation.
IF THE first two pre-season outings were about getting some fitness back into the legs, then Burnley turned on the style for the first time on Saturday as they produced some moments of class to stroll past Bradford City.
GARY Bowyer admitted he had a lump in his throat after an emotional reunion with the fans that used to chant his name from the Ewood Park stands.
MOTORISTS were urged to avoid Manchester Road in Barnoldswick this morning after a car was crashed into a wall.
DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a 33-year-old Burnley woman have urged anyone with information about her death to come forward.
BLACKBURN with Darwen councillors have instructed borough chief executive Harry Catherall to write to the new Home Secretary Amber Rudd over the rise of hate crimes and racism following the Brexit referendum vote.
AN investigation has been launched after reports that a man assaulted a child on a train in Lancashire.
NEW England manager Sam Allardyce has yet to decide if he will retain Wayne Rooney as captain.
THE full line-up for Darwen Gala has been announced with some exciting fun planned for the whole family.
SERVICE at a fast food outlet wasn’t fast enough for a drunken customer.
ADELINE EVANS (nee YARWOOD) Peacefully at home in Colne, on Wednesday 20th July, 2016, aged 79 years, formerly of Wilpshire, Blackburn. The much loved wife of Raymond Evans, mother of Judith and Gillian and mother-in-law of Christopher. Reposing in…
BLACKBURN Rovers Academy boss Eric Kinder says he is 'absolutely delighted' that the club has retained its Category 1 status.
YOU can hear the enthusiasm in Marti Pellow's voice as he talks about Wet Wet Wet's forthcoming open air show in Tatton Park later this week.
THE normally refined surroundings of Ramsbottom Civic Hall were transformed into a sweltering, honky tonk with an audience cheering wildly and a band loving every minute of being up on stage.
A BLACKBURN business is planning an expansion in the new year after recording annual sales of nearly £120million.
POLICE are investigating a suspected arson after a car was set on fire in Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn.
A BURNLEY fan was ejected from a pre-season friendly against Bradford City after making racist comments towards a player.
A 46-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after being attacked by ‘up to five people' in Accrington.
A CAR that crashed into a house in Colne had to be winched out by firefighters.
BURNLEY have had a third bid for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Dale Stephens rejected.
DISGUISED mobile spy-cameras will be deployed this week to catch flytippers as a council ‘declares war’ on illegal rubbish dumpers.
SHANE Duffy is confident of forming another good relationship with whoever plays alongside him in the Rovers defence following the departure of last season’s partner Grant Hanley.
SAM Vokes returns to training with Burnley today after his Euro 2016 heroics for Wales with boss Sean Dyche insisting he is ready for the Premier League.