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Traffic at a standstill this morning on the M65 (PIC: Hanna Rawsthorne)

UPDATE: Man taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after two-car M65 smash

Thomas Cook, Blackburn

Blackburn man found with 20-inch machete after talking about killing ISIS terrorists in Thomas Cook shop

Their hourly rate should rise on April 1 from £7.65 to £7.85

Low-paid Blackburn with Darwen Council workers set to receive pay rise

BATTLER: Despite her illness Nicole Derbyshire is described as ‘full of joy and happiness’

Family of severely disabled Blackburn teen twice forced to leave specially adapted homes due to bedroom tax

Blackburn magistrates

IN THE DOCK: 8 people who have appeared in Blackburn/Burnley courts this week

WANTED: The two men

Police searching for men after cutting equipment used to steal mobile phones

SMASH: Firefighters attending collision on M65

Flood warning for Lancashire as more rain and severe winds forecast

Late night McDonalds drive-thru burger earns 20-year-old woman driving ban

Late night McDonald's drive-thru burger earns 20-year-old woman driving ban

TRAGEDY: The crane after the accident which killed 49-year-old Lindsay Easton at Scout Moor wind farm in Edenfield

GUILTY: Company convicted of corporate manslaughter following crane crash which killed 49-year-old driver

POTHOLE: New roadworks aim to smooth the way, providing better surfaces for drivers

Eighty-two streets set for repair as Blackburn and Darwen's famous potholes to be eliminated

SPARED: The Alsatians have been given a stay of execution

Alsatians which attacked rambler while running wild given stay of execution

CLEARED: Chris Cairns leaves court following his acquittal yesterday

Former New Zealand cricket captain and Lancashire League professional cleared of perjury

OVERHAUL: An artist’s image of the fish warehouse

Landmark former town centre warehouse could be set for 21st century look

INSPECTION: Safety testing of gravestones at Colne Cemetery will start next year

Controversial ‘topple’ safety testing of gravestones at cemetery to start next year

Man, 63, charged with indecently assaulting 13-year-old girl

Man, 63, charged with indecently assaulting 13-year-old girl

Burnley Crown Court

Accrington woman faces heroin and crack cocaine supply charge

Lomax, of Washington Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to breaching a non-molestation order

Accrington man jailed after being found stumbling around in ex-partner's back garden

DRAMA: Two cars caused rush-hour queues yesterday morning

UPDATE: Blackburn road blocked after two-car smash

Olive Brown cheers Rovers on against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday

VIDEO: Blackburn Rovers deliver Christmas surprise to 88-year-old supporter

CAMPAIGN: A roadside drug driving test kit. The equipment will be used as part of the police’s annual drink and drug driving checks

Roadside drugs tests a first in festive crackdown

EXPANSION: From left, directors Dave Hoy, Tim Poskitt and Jon Harvey outside the Accrington-based company

Accrington firm to pump £400k into expansion plans - creating 7 new jobs

THE RIGHT NOTE: Paul Davies, right, played a major part in the rise to fame of Reece Bibby

Town lends its name to musical success in Darwen

FAMILY: Neave Evans with parents Jan and Maxine Evans, and cousin Saul Wiggan

Neave's Star Wars charity bid feeling the force

Barratt Homes have been donating hi-visibility jackets to help children walking home from school in the dark months

New jackets help to keep children safer in Ribble Valley

LAUNCH: Every Action Has Consequences’ primary school pack unveiled by, from left, Dave and Pat Rogers, Rachel Brown Finnis, patron of the campaign, Dominic Harrison, director of public health, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Angela Harrison, chief execu

East Lancashire pupils to learn about alcohol’s dangers

A flood alert was put in place today

Flood warnings issued across East Lancashire

The fire service confirmed there was no one trapped in the car

Man taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after M65 crash

The A56 junction on Grane Road

Three injured after collision on Grane Road

CRASH: The blue Volkswagen Golf

UPDATE: Man suffers broken neck and four others injured after crash in Blackburn

Train operators Northern Rail are advising that there may be delays of up to 40 minutes

DELAYS: More chaos for Blackburn and Clitheroe commuters

The road was closed for a number of hours

UPDATE: Armed police surround house after stand-off with officers

STORM-LASHED: East Lancashire was hit by high winds

UPDATE: Weather warning for snow as bad weather hits East Lancashire

Kevin King-Yates

Accrington man with links to Blackburn wanted on prison recall

Blackburn magistrates

Blackburn offender praised for drug control after stealing from Debenhams

MONITOR: A GATSO speed camera

NEW CAMERAS: Drivers face heavy fines if they contravene major lanes

Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College students suspended after smoking cannabis

Shadsworth Leisure Centre

Council-run swimming pools in Blackburn could be saved from closure

An online appeal via Facebook saw footage of Haliwell being watched more than a million times

Burglar whose break-in ‘went viral’ on Facebook jailed for three years

TRIBUTE: Martin McMulkin and his fellow walkers prepare to set off on the Memorial Walk from Holcombe Village.

Tributes to woman 'strangled and killed by husband' on hills surrounding East Lancashire

Blackburn Magistrates

IN THE DOCK: 5 people who appeared in Blackburn/Burnley courts last week

ABLAZE: Two members of a fire crew at the scene as the former Darwen Moorland High School goes up in smoke

Arsonists attack former Darwen high school for third time in a month

Christmas In Blobby Land

REVEALED: The nation’s most loathed and loved Christmas songs...

BATTLE WON: Ramsbottom residents protesting about proposals. They have now claimed victory in their long-running fight

Campaigners claim victory in fight over food waste site

POPULAR: Driving range

New multi-million pound sports village has ‘had a fantastic response’

‘Laughing gas’ canisters

'Legal highs' warning after stash of empty ‘laughing gas’ canisters discovered

Kerry Marie Yates pleaded guilty to stealing beef from Iceland

Darwen woman stole beef from Iceland to pay back rent to landlord

The severe weather caused chaos across Lancashire

Planned maintenance in Lancashire cancelled to focus on repairing storm damage

VICTORY: A drug that could prolong the life of Enola Halleron is to be made available on the NHS

GIFT OF LIFE: Blackburn mum ‘over the moon’ as crucial drug is made available on NHS

A56 lane closures for safety works put in place this week

A56 lane closures for safety works put in place this week

STAR: Will Young will be a Hoghton Tower headliner

Pop star Will Young set to headline 2016 ‘Symphony at the Tower’

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