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WORRY: Shear Brow ward councillor Hussain Akhtar with the pothole in Brookfield Street

UNACCEPTABLE: Blackburn residents forced to wait two months for pot hole to be repaired

British Transport Police released this image

CCTV APPEAL: Three men racially abused on Blackburn train

HOTSPOT: The A56 at Haslingden, where the work will take place

ROAD MISERY: Delays expected over safety work on A56

Former paramedic struck off over ‘drunk’ patient

Former paramedic struck off over ‘drunk’ patient

DERELICT: Darwen Moorland School

'The sooner it's knocked down the better': Arsonists strike again at derelict former Darwen high school

SENTENCE: Feeraz Begum

Boss cheated educational organisation for disabled children in East Lancashire out of £46,000

St Leonards Street, Padiham (Google Maps)

STAND-OFF: Police negotiators called to house after officers threatened with axe

East Lancashire's million pound homes - which one would you spend your Lotto winnings on?

East Lancashire's million pound homes - which one would you spend your Lotto winnings on?

IN PICTURES: 10 of the worst car parking examples in Blackburn

IN PICTURES: 10 of the worst car parking examples in Blackburn and Darwen

INVESTIGATION: Police outside the house in Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, where the body of a woman was found

UPDATED: Man arrested after woman's body found in Oswaldtwistle

TERM: Dominic McKenna was jailed at Burnley Crown Court

Son jailed after running drug dealing operation with his mum in Darwen

PLEA: Parents have been asked to monitor their children

Police called to school four times over sexist and racist posts on social media

The Cascade Building in Blackburn

Former Blackburn pub could be transformed into children’s nursery

Police chiefs had feared that the budget could have slashed by £62.5m

Chancellor George Osborne confirms no cuts to Lancashire Police budget

JAILED: Liam Smith

Paedophile jailed after climbing through girl's bedroom window at night for sex

GREEN LIGHT: Darwen Sainsburys set for petrol station

GREEN LIGHT: Darwen Sainsbury's set for petrol station

New research reveals 30% wouldn’t change their pillows if they had a new partner

EX FACTOR: 30% of people in Lancashire 'sleeping with their ex partner'

PRESENTATION: St Bede’s staff and ex-pupils and guest Kate Hollern, Blackburn MP, centre

Blackburn school's GCSE results ‘perfect way to mark 30 years’

Samantha Dicicco

LOCKED UP: Five East Lancashire offenders jailed in November

Blackburn magistrates

Young mum dragged to the floor by her hair and punched by two women in her own home

SHOCK: Cllr Suleman Khonat with the knife he found during a litter clean-up in Blackburn

Safety concerns raised after knife and 'drugs' found hidden in Blackburn bushes

Blackburn man threw 55g bag of cannabis out of van window while being followed by police

Blackburn man threw 55g bag of cannabis out of van window while being followed by police

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Can you help Lancashire Police find these suspects?

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Can you help Lancashire Police find these suspects?

Pakistani-born Abid Naseer

40-year US jail term for man who plotted to bomb Manchester's Arndale Centre

MASTER MARINER: Christopher Alan Preston spent more than 40 years working in the shipping industry

Tributes paid to ‘devoted family man’ who died after accident on school car park

Preston Crown Court

Lancashire man found not guilty of number of sexual offences

PROUD: Guests at the new memorial garden at Apple Trees

VIDEO: Garden honour for man who lived and breathed Blackburn ice hockey

The site close to the canal and motorway which has been identified for development

M61 site plan could create hundreds of jobs and homes

PARTNERSHIP : From left, head chef of The Highwayman Jason Birkbeck, executive head chef, Northcote Lisa Goodwin-Allen, professional cookery apprentice Nimesh Chauhan and professional cookery apprentice Emily Tyndall-Brown at Northcote

Celebrity chef joins Blackburn College in student apprentice plan

The new office in Bromley will be headed by Rob Wheater

Darwen firm creates 10 new jobs in town after opening Greater London hub

The proposed increases in fees and charges will be discussed by Burnley Council’s executive committee

Bad news for drivers as parking ticket fines set to rise

The announcement has been met with relief by union bosses

East Lancashire MP concerned over £200m Rolls-Royce restructure

Blackburn Central High School

WHISPER: Blackburn school’s new anonymous report system launched

FEAR: Dr David Wrigley

£3.8bn boost for NHS ‘not enough’

GREAT WORK: Jane Clough’s parents, John and Penny, are tireless campaigners

Parents of murdered East Lancashire nurse Jane Clough address conference

ENTERTAINERS: Sid Calderbank and Joy Hunter at Queen Street Mill on Lancashire Day 2014

3,000 back campaign to save Lancashire’s mill museums from closure

HELP: Andy Smith, operations director from The Mall, David Nestor, campaign donor from First 4 Print Finishing, with Sarah De Nurtcheylo, charities co-ordinator at Sams, in The Mall, Blackburn as Sams launches its Christmas Wishes campaign for shoppers to

Blackburn Christmas shoppers urged to buy an extra gift for the needy

LINK: Health and wellbeing Manager, Abby Turner, with George Boyd – the latest Clarets player to back award winning Burnley FC in the Community

Tireless Burnley winger George Boyd takes on role in fitness scheme

SEARCHING QUESTIONS: Youngsters from the college along with pupils from Heathland and St Anne’s and St Joseph’s RC Primary School grilled local councillors, an MP and police on a range of topical issues

Accrington students put politicians in debate hot-seat at Question Time event

BRIGHT IDEA: Astley Hall Chorley in a blaze of colour

Astley Hall looks majestic at show-stopping start to Christmas celebrations

NEW TEAM: Rebecca Rimmington is excited by the prospect of joining Team WNT for the 2016 season

East Lancashire cyclist targets European races after joining Team WNT

CONVIVIAL: Christmas is a time for partying and indulging – so how about taking it easy in January?

Will you be taking part in Dry January? Research suggests it could transform your health...

INSPIRATION: England batsman Jos Buttler celebrates his record-breaking century against Pakistan during the one-day international match last week

Sam Billings on a mission to mirror impact of Lancashire ‘freak’ Jos Buttler

MASTERSTROKE:  Morgan Gilmore in one of his many swimathons

Ribble Valley teen receives national swimming award for contributions to sport

Sebastian Richards and Erin McEwan in the Tempest

Celebration of literary greatness brings standing ovation for superb performances

APPEAL: The man police want to speak to

Police launch manhunt after ‘terrifying’ sexual assaults on schoolgirls in Blackburn park

#1in5Muslims: Twitter mocks The Sun’s shock poll with ridiculous 'facts'

#1in5Muslims: Twitter mocks The Sun’s shock poll with ridiculous 'facts'

PLANS: The site of the proposed H2O bar

Former Darwen furniture store set to be transformed into cocktail bar

SENT DOWN: John Andrew Lewis has been jailed

JAILED: Jealous man stole ex-partner’s Staffordshire bull terrier just days after being released from prison

Could your tumble dryer be a fire risk?

Thousands of tumble dryers are fire risk: is your model affected?

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