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North West Motorway Police ‏was forced to turn on its Matrix signs

Police warning after fitness freak spotted jogging on motorway

TRIPS: Tracy Mullins

£32k benefits cheat mum holidayed in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Tenerife

SCENE: Mayfield Flats, Darwen, where the man fell ill over the weekend

Men bailed after 'LSD' overdose leaves Darwen man in critical condition

Community bobby Nigel Keates led the exercise to crack down on alcohol sales to under-18s

Four pubs face losing licence in under-age alcohol crackdown

‘STAY AWAY’: The vicar at St James’ Church has objected to artificial grass and plastic flowers on graves, laid by Alan Taylor

Market trader barred from Blackburn churchyard over ‘tacky’ grave restorations

The Dog Inn

Facebook campaign set up to save one of area’s most historic pubs

CONTRACT: Paula Vasco Knight was employed by East Lancashire Hospitals Trust which runs Royal Blackburn Hospital

Management consultant’s £1,000 a day ‘slap in face’ for Lancashire NHS staff

Kevin Anthony Duxbury, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to stealing cheese from the One Stop Shop

Man jailed for 28 days after stealing £2 pack of cheese slices

THOROUGHFARE: A policeman directs traffic in King William Street in August 1949

IN PICTURES: Looking back at the history of Blackburn's King William Street

AFTERMATH: A demolition team move into Roe Lee Mill, Blackburn, which was gutted in a huge blaze on Sunday

Landmark Blackburn mill pulled down following ‘arson’

ALERT: Belgrave Road at the junction with Equity Street. This driver obeys the one-way signs but it is said others are going the wrong way, causing a danger to pedestrians

Darwen drivers ‘putting lives at risk’ by driving through ‘no entry’ signs and up one-way streets

Are you a fan of gravy on your chips?

Twenty things you only know when you were born in the 'North'

OPEN: The Masjid-e-Noor in Saunders Road, Blackburn

Blackburn Mosque throws open doors to dispel Muslim myths

Jason Steele is tested

Blackburn Rovers players celebrate one year partnership with youth project

Isaac Cox

UPDATE: Missing East Lancs man found

ROLE: Ian McShane

Blackburn-born film and TV star set to join cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik

Celeb news: Perrie Edwards left heartbroken after splitting from One Direction's Zayn Malik

DIVISIVE: Belgian expert Goedele Liekens has some controversial methods when it comes to sex education

School slammed over ‘inappropriate’ role with explicit Channel 4 show discussing hard-core porn and sexual pleasure

Gornall, 39, of Brownhill Drive, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol

Blackburn man celebrating promotion failed breathalyser after driving back to pay bar tab - then lost his job...

ANGER: Michael Hackett, workshop manager at Bailey’s

Raiders steal six cars and equipment worth £60,000 from garage

The Home Office contracts out the job of accommodating asylum seekers to private companies

Asylum seekers smuggled through Calais housed in Lancashire at taxpayer’s expense

Kevin Coates

POLICE APPEAL: Have you seen this man who could be in Blackburn or Darwen?

STOLEN: A sat nav

BEEN ROBBED? Police discover hoard of stolen goods in Blackburn arrest

Foulridge reservoir

Did you drop your Saturday night treat? Police's message to fisherman who left drugs in tent

FIERCE: The intense flames at the height of the fire

FIREBALL: Man held on suspicion of arson after huge blaze devastates historic Blackburn mill

ANGUISH: James’ dad Pete and mum Mel with the ‘J’ mosaic at the opening of the garden before the damage

Mum devastated after thieves trash garden created in memory of son who died while swimming in reservoir

FINE: Dog owners may be banned on health grounds

HEFTY FINE: Dogs set to be banned from sports pitches

NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to date with the latest news?

NEWS QUIZ: Are you up to date with the latest stories?

GIG: Cilla Black at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, in 1981

Blackburn band knocked off number one spot by Cilla Black pay tribute to singer

The offender used a brick to smash a window to gain entry

POLICE APPEAL: Witnesses sought after Blackburn house break-in

Good Morning Britain forced to evacuate studio

Good Morning Britain forced to evacuate studio

Thieves struck twice in Manchester Road in just 12 hours on Saturday

Two homes in same street hit in 12-hour weekend theft spree

Police arrest three men after gang spotted lurking in back gardens

Police arrest three men after gang spotted lurking in back gardens

MISSED: Former headteacher Kenneth Bretherton

Tributes paid to popular Blackburn headteacher and police officer

SCENE: Mayfield Flats

Police seize ‘LSD’ following accidental overdose of Darwen man

MISSED: Daniel Nicholls

Walk in memory of Blackburn Rovers fan who died suddenly raises £726

The children’s charity received a “significant rise” in calls last year in Lancashire

NSPCC speaks out over working parents allowing kids to be left on their own

Blackburn magistrates ordered David Kerr Davidson to pay a total of £295 in penalties

Burnley man left with hefty bill after stealing CDs from skip

Detectives are asking the public to hand over the identities of the teenagers

NUISANCE: Police hunting balaclava-clad gang of bikers on estate

ALERT: Workers at Rolls Royce remain confident about their future despite the largest share holder demanding cuts

Workers at East Lancashire Rolls-Royce factories remain confident about their futures

The Force has issued guidelines for requests for information under the Child Sex Offenders’ Disclosure Scheme

SARAH'S LAW: Members of the public can now ask Lancashire Police if someone is a paedophile

ATTRACTION: The Singing Ringing Tree has been named as a top landmark, on a list that includes the London Eye

Burnley's Singing Ringing Tree named one of the UK’s top landmarks

BOUNCING BOMB: Tributes paid to last surviving Dambuster

BOUNCING BOMB: Tributes paid to last surviving Dambuster

Rural crime cost Lancashire businesses £1.4 million last year, according to survey

Rural crime cost Lancashire businesses £1.4 million last year, according to survey

INSPIRATION: Rosanna Ogden who was born with a tumour on her heart led an array of athletes at a swimming event in Chorley.

Five-year-old born with heart issues in swim for charity

Mr Passmore’s body was found by police in Howarth’s blood-stained flat

Men accused of stabbing Burnley man to death face retrial next year

Firefighters called out to strong chemical smell find cleaning fluid poured down drain

Firefighters called out to strong chemical smell find cleaning fluid poured down drain

HAPPY: Kayleigh Haycroft and Stacey Nelson

Music event at Clitheroe Castle raises thousands for Cancer Research

Tyler Twist, Jack Bradley and Benjamin Allott

Barnoldswick’s Golden Mile takes over Town Square

Peter Dubens

Former chairman of East Lancashire telecoms group snaps up slice of company

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