• Second man charged over suspicious package

    A second man has been charged in connection with a dangerous package allegedly sent to a Blackburn councillor. Wayne Cook, 45, of Robert Street, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, is charged with two offences under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security

  • Man stabbed eight times after row over bottle of pop

    A MAN was left fighting for his life after he was repeatedly stabbed during a row over a bottle of pop. Shopkeeper Rizwan Ali, 36, and his nephew Zumir Khan, 19, are now facing jail for the Brierfield attack after being found guilty of wounding Ishtiaq

  • Racecourse by-pass plea

    RESIDENTS have demanded that a bypass road be built to cope with the thousands of visitors to East Lancashire's planned "super racecourse". At a public meeting last night local people raised concerns about the £100million project, which is set for land

  • Police spend 1.4m hours on paperwork

    POLICE officers in Lancashire spend 1.4million hours a year doing their paperwork, according to new figures. The stats equate to each of the force's 3,500-plus officers spending one day a week filling out forms. An MEP has branded the siutation a "scandalous

  • 10 minutes from death

    A COUPLE have described the terrifying moment their 32ft yacht sank in mud off the Lytham coast and how a dramatic rescue operation saved their lives. Michael Ginty, 60, of Sandringham Close, Roe Lee, Blackburn, said he was almost crushed by the yacht