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Flames leap from the main warehouse at TCS Waste Ltd in Heys Lane, Great Harwoode of the fire

VIDEO: Watch as huge fire causes explosion and thousands of pounds of uninsured damage at skip hire firm

‘Pathetic’ thief stole two bouncy castles to help fund heroin habit

‘Pathetic’ thief stole two bouncy castles to help fund heroin habit

SCENE: Mayfield Flats in Darwen

Darwen man in coma at Royal Blackburn Hospital after accidental LSD overdose

JAILED: Rizwan Arshad was kingpin of the heroin ring

Henchmen for blind drugs baron jailed after heroin, cash and pistol found in raid

Colin Hendry

Former Blackburn Rovers defender on trial accused of harassing and assaulting ex-girlfriend

Ex-debt collector Samantha Weldon told police there was ‘no chance’ she was going to submit to a test

GET MY SOLICITOR: Ex-debt collector who ‘arrogantly’ refused to have full breath test spared jail

Mr Whitehead’s body was discovered in the canteen at Pendle Skips

VIDEO: Man charged with murder after body found on industrial estate

JAIL: Gail Talbot

Drug addict pair jailed after amateurish post office raid with imitation gun and police-style baton

Blackburn Beach

Blackburn Beach set to attract fun seekers

Accrington man pleads guilty to assaulting nine-year-old girl

Accrington man pleads guilty to assaulting nine-year-old girl

CAUGHT: Carol Pounder had fake goods at her home

Online trader and prisons campaigner caught with stash of fake clothes

Coral is still betting on 2015 being the hottest year in UK history

Bookies slash odds on August being the hottest on record in the UK

Barrie Wearing, of Miller Close, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty at Blackburn magistrates to driving with excess alcohol

Man seen driving Jaguar X-Type erratically was two and a half times legal limit

Sophie Hitchon (Pictures courtesy of Women’s Health/ John Wright)

Lancashire Olympians bare all for naked Women’s Health photoshoot

SMILES: Carol with her medal

Mum who weighed 20 stone completes first triathlon after losing nearly quarter of her bodyweight

PAN-TASTIC: Alicia Hulme gets help on her stall from mum Carmen Perez, who flew in from Madrid

Thousands gather to attend delicious Darwen food festival

Tributes pour in for 'national treasure' Cilla Black after sudden death

Tributes pour in for 'national treasure' Cilla Black after sudden death

£80k plan to protect homes from flooding

£80k plan to protect homes from flooding

Security cameras to protect Gawthorpe Hall from vandals

Security cameras to protect Gawthorpe Hall from vandals

Police refute claims about sexual offenders

Police refute claims about sexual offenders

Clive Grunshaw

Youngsters pitch their idea to Lancashire police chief

Firefighters take on 168-mile station walk for charity

Firefighters take on 168-mile station walk for charity

Anson Bolton

Popular chef patron to leave pub

Blackburn Hawks to cater for 5XL fans

Blackburn Hawks to cater for 5XL fans

Man, 20, charged with murder

Man, 20, charged with murder

Police believe the unnamed 20-year-old took LSD, pictured

20-year-old man fighting for life after 'accidental LSD drugs overdose'

Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers drop disabled fans' club

James Leslie

Gunman who shot policewoman is jailed for life

TRAGEDY: Chris Wilcock and fiancee Heather Thompson

TRAGIC: Coroner issues warning after Blackburn fitness fanatic killed by diet tablets

Muslim burial ground petition attracts 2K signatures

Muslim burial ground petition attracts 2K signatures

HAT TRICK: Drink driver pleads guilty to trio of offences

HAT TRICK: Drink driver pleads guilty to trio of offences

Burnley tot inspires team to raise cash for heart charity

Burnley tot inspires team to raise cash for heart charity

Fracking plans facing two-year delay

Fracking plans facing two-year delay

Eurofighter Typhoon

Government to promote East Lancs-made Typhoon worldwide

Mum praises nursery after meningitis shock

Mum praises nursery after meningitis shock

Arson probe launched as firefighters face busy night of suspicious blazes in Blackburn

Arson probe launched as firefighters face busy night of suspicious blazes in Blackburn

5,000 children given money and debt advice

5,000 children given money and debt advice

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Deadline looms for views on canal plan

Blackburn based charity Al-imdaad begins work on ‘Village of Hope’ for the refugees of Rohingya

Blackburn based charity Al-imdaad begins work on ‘Village of Hope’ for the refugees of Rohingya

KNOW YOUR ONIONS: Cooking teacher volunteer Bob Gower with Mickie Bristow and mum Dara McCann

Blackburn food bank supports struggling families during summer holidays

MAJOR ROUTE: Grimshaw Park, Blackburn

GRIDLOCK: New roadworks to add to Blackburn drivers' woes

Flashback to last year's event

More drugs casualties at Kendal Calling music festival

Long-standing chef at Millstone at Mellor gets ready for last orders

Long-standing chef at Millstone at Mellor gets ready for last orders

STRONGMAN: East Lancs man to take part in national event

STRONGMAN: East Lancs man to take part in national event

SLOGANS: Brad Henderson in the doorway of the empty takeaway premises opposite King Georges hall

Legal loophole means homeless have place to sleep in Blackburn

Picture for illustrative purposes only

TRAVELLER SITE: East Lancs residents voice anger at new proposals

Dog desperately tries to get into moving cars after reportedly being dumped on East Lancs road

Dog desperately tries to get into moving cars after reportedly being dumped on East Lancs road

MURDER VICTIM: Stephen Whitehead

BURNLEY MURDER: Two arrested in connection with Stephen Whitehead murder investigation

CLAWS OUT: Headteacher denies cats are in danger after Facebook storm over animals

CLAWS OUT: Headteacher denies cats are trapped at East Lancs school

SNARL-UP: Solid traffic along North Valley Road, Colne, which can cause great delays. Now the county council has pledged a long-term solution

NO BYPASS: Council bosses promise alternative solution to East Lancs traffic jams

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