• Burnley dad's 'card skimming' warning

    A DAD-of-two has warned people to beware of card-skimming gangs amid fears sophisticated scammers stole holiday money from his savings account. Andrew Jackson, 48, of Pheasantford Street, Burnley, said he contacted his bank, Halifax, after

  • Burnley drug dealer jailed for over two years

    A BURNLEY drug dealer arrested after the deaths of three East Lancashire men within 45 minutes has been jailed. Kathleen Norwood, 41, was one of 12 people arrested after the deaths of Robin Ferguson, 53, Emlyn Hodgkinson, 36 and Zaheer Chaudhry

  • 39 knives seized in East Lancashire court searches

    HUNDREDS of knives, tools, cameras and alcoholic drinks were seized by security staff at East Lancashire courts in just one year, it has been revealed. The items were confiscated from people entering magistrates’ courts in Blackburn, Accrington

  • Pendle Council gives help to homebuyers

    HOUSEHUNTERS will be given help to buy properties as part of an innovative scheme to cut the number of empty homes in Pendle. By September Pendle Council will have 60 empty properties in and around Nelson, Colne, Brierfield and West Craven. Under

  • Incredible Edible scheme launched in Rawtenstall

    VISITORS to a Rawtenstall park are now able to pick fruit, vegetables and herbs from a communal garden planted as part of a healthy eating project. The garden next to Rossendale Museum has been created by Incredible Edible Rossendale (IER),

  • Man loses tops of his ears in Accrington attack

    A MAN has lost the top parts of both his ears after a vicious attack in Accrington this morning. Police said the 18-year-old, from Church, was pulled into a side street off Eastgate at 1.30am and assaulted. Detectives were speaking to the victim

  • Padiham father and son in 300-mile charity cycle ride

    A FATHER and son are gearing up to cycle more than 300 miles through three countries to raise money for charity. Brian Johnson, 62, and his son Gareth, 36, are just two of 13 East Lancashire cyclists who will ride 317 miles from the Olympic Velodrome

  • Car crashes onto roof in Ribble Valley field

    A 41-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital this morning after the car he was travelling in crashed onto its roof in a Ribble Valley field. Firefighters attended the incident in Longridge Road, Hurst Green, at around 3am, where the car was found

  • Blackburn Market officially opened

    CELEBRITY chef Nigel Haworth cooked up a storm at the official opening of Blackburn Market yesterday. The Michelin star chef and regular on BBC's Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen was joined by Blackburn MP, Jack Straw, and Mayor of Blackburn

  • Lancashire League Sunday previews

    THE Lancashire League’s joint leaders look to make the most of home advantage this afternoon as the season hits the halfway point and continues to shape up towards a thrilling conclusion. Accrington and Lowerhouse are locked together at the