EAST Lancashire has been highlighted as one of the worst areas in Britain for young people without work and the social skills to get a job, according to a new report.
RENTS across the North West rose significantly in the three months to April, a new survey has revealed.
FIGURES show crime is continuing to fall in Lancashire according to Lancashire Police.
TWO men have been warned they could end up in prison after admitting burglary, at Burnley Crown Court.
TWO young entrepreneurs are grabbing a pizza the action.
ACCRINGTON Stanley have agreed a deal to sign young midfielder Bohan Dixon.
A FIRM which supplies silicone sponge for photocopiers across China and the United States and engine gaskets for the German motor industry is bouncing back despite the recession.
KEVIN Gallacher has starred in the Premier League and played in European Championships and World Cup finals, Laura Massaro is one of the best squash players on the planet while Jay Rodriguez is one of the most sort-after footballers in the country.
FINAL preparations are underway to welcome the Olympic torch to East Lancashire.
Blackburn magistrates accepted that a man found with a loaded air pistol in the back of his car had been ‘silly,’ not dangerous.
A SEVERELY disabled woman has demanded action after a funding blunder means she is a virtual prisoner in her home.
BLACKBURN town centre weekend car parking charges could be cut or scrapped in the wake of Burnley Council’s decision to waive the fees on 12 Saturdays a year to boost trade.
SCAMS cost Lancashire residents £64million a year, new figures have revealed.
JUST after Christmas I bought six skirts on one day.
FORTY workers had to be evacuated after a fire took hold at a factory in Altham.
Ten pairs of tickets to be won!
A landmark pub is being re-opened by a father and son team.
COMMUNITY heroes have been honoured for their tireless work, at the 2012 Fusion Awards.
AN entrepeneur from Colne who runs his own health and fitness consultancy business is launching a weekly summer bootcamp.
TOWNS across East Lancashire are looking blooming beautiful ahead of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
A BEACON will light up the Burnley skyline to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
THE headteacher of a school that specialises in teaching children with autism has won a campaign to expand.
A PUBLIC meeting, where people will get the chance to see the Environment Agency’s plans to restore Jacks Key Reservoir, will take place at St Barnabas Primary School today.
ACCIDENT and emergency departments in Blackburn saw 150 more people needing treatment at the weekend compared to the week before.
EAST Lancashire beauty queen Brittany Hargreaves has reached the semi-finals of Miss Teen Great Britain.
A SCHOOLBOY was subjected to a violent assault before having his mobile phone stolen.
EUROFIGHTER Typhoons are now the sole aircraft of the Italian Air Force, it has been announced.
THE roofs of four empty houses were destroyed after the one was torched and the blaze spread this morning.
ROSSENDALE United owners have been granted another 12 weeks to clear the defunct club’s tax bill.
So Engelbert Humperdink does the Drearyvision Song Flop, aged 76, born in Madras in 1936.
AN international rugby player returned to his former school to officially open a new development.
A WOMAN has spoken of the moment she thought she would die after her partner doused her in lighter fluid and set her on fire.
THIS 10-year-old girl has lots to shout about after winning two prestigious cheerleading competitions.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a “dedicated and much-liked” former Huncoat councillor who has died aged 74.
A SHELTER and drop-in centre is urging people to donate unwanted food.
NEW Mayor of Rossendale Coun Brian Essex has spoken of his pride at taking over the reigns for the 2012/13 term.
AREN’T we a funny lot?
A MAGISTRATE could be facing jail after being ordered to pay more than £360,000 relating to a mortgage fraud.
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy drowned after getting into difficulty while swimming in a lake.
REAL ale enthusiasts will raise their glasses in memory of a Pendle father-of-two who was killed while out walking his dog.
PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed a significant increase in the number of apprenticeship positions.
A COLLECTION of antique swords, worth about £3,000, were stolen from a house in Burnley.