Lancashire News

MailOnline editor and CEO resigns

MailOnline editor and managing director Martin Clarke has announced his resignation. His departure is the latest in a series of changes among senior executives at Daily Mail’s parent company, the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT). Mr Clarke, who relaunched MailOnline in 2008 and helped make it a major news …

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Start of work on the site of the old Darwen mill which “poisons the village”

A DEVELOPER acquired a large abandoned mill in the moors to transform it into an estate of 79 houses in what has been described as a “big blow in the arm” for a pretty suburban village. Earlier this year, councilors unanimously approved the redevelopment of the former Vernon Crus Mill …

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Gang bombs fire crews with missiles in shocking CCTV footage

Alarming footage was shared of a group attacking emergency services with fireworks on Bonfire Night. Lancashire Constabulary released the CCTV footage in an attempt to locate the offenders, who launched the assault on the fire trucks on November 5. In the video, a group can be seen throwing numerous fireworks …

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Elbow and Simply Red added to Lytham Festival headliners

UK music icons Elbow and Simply Red will headlining two of the additional five nights at the Lytham Festival next summer, as it has been revealed. Simply Red will take the stage on Wednesday July 6th with Bury’s best Elbow headlining the following Thursday July 7th. Festival director Peter Taylor …

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Moorehouse’s Brewery launches Lancashire Day beer with East Lancs Railway

A BREWERY has teamed up with one of the region’s most iconic historic railways to create a new beer for Lancashire Day. Burnley-based Moorhouse’s Brewery is hoping to celebrate the county with a new 4.5% lager, The Flying Hopsman, created in partnership with East Lancashire Railway. The company has also …

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A memorial service for babies and children will be held at West Lancashire Crematorium

The chaplaincy team and mourning midwives at Ormskirk hospital hold a memorial service each December Submitted by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust The chaplaincy team and grieving midwives at Ormskirk Hospital hold a memorial service every December for anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby or child. …

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Baby Nelson “Has His Life Shaken” By His Parents

A NINE-day-old baby who “literally had her life shaken” suffered catastrophic and ultimately fatal injuries at the hands of her own parents, a jury said. Ava Grace Nolan was only home a few days before being rushed to Royal Blackburn Hospital with fatal brain damage. Preston Crown Court learned that …

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What the Newspaper Say – November 22

Clashes in Europe over restrictions on coronaviruses, vaccinations and the prime minister are splashed in the papers at the start of the work week. The I is leading the roll-out of booster jabs to all over 18s in a bid to quell any further spread of coronavirus cases during the …

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Seven things Lancashire doesn’t have, but many would like

Have you ever been to another town or village, impressed with the shops, facilities and restaurants they have and find yourself thinking, ‘I wish Lancashire had one’? While Lancashire as a whole is blessed with some great places to eat, shop, and explore, there are still many of those places …

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Lancashire Police report driver ran out of petrol on M61

A van driver has been reported for running out of fuel on a motorway in Lancashire. Police were called to the scene after receiving a call about a van that had run out of gasoline on the M61. Lancashire Police Tactical Operations said officers subsequently flagged the motorist for careless …

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Plans to extend Manchester connection to Rossendale Metrolink are in doubt as East Lancs Railway bosses slam proposals

The plan to link the Metrolink network from Manchester to Rossendale has been heavily criticized by the chairman of the East Lancs Railway (ELR). Proposals for a tram-train link between the two areas – via Bury – would see old London Underground trains running along the historic ELR line to …

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Former Burnley FC captain suffers from motor neuron disease

The family of a Burnley football legend is appealing for donations following John Pender’s devastating motor neuron diagnosis. Pender was captain of the Burnley football team between 1990 and 1994 and was also known as “Captain Fantastic”. He twice skipped Burnley for promotion in the 1990s and has made over …

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Lee Chambers Wins Rising Star at 2021 Hive Awards

Awards LBV Center health and wellbeing Lee chambers Lee Chambers, psychologist and founder of Essentialize Workplace Wellbeing, won the Rising Star category at the HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards. He has been recognized for his continued work ethic, local impact and how he weathered adversity to build a sustainable …

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What the Newspaper Say – October 3

More fallout from the Sarah Everard affair and increased post-pandemic freedoms are among a range of stories on the front pages of Sunday. The Sunday Telegraph leads on ‘vacation freedom’ for the British as the list of countries on the red list is reduced, while also signaling that the country’s …

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Lancashire Constabulary – A woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison today for her role in the murder of law student Aya Hachem in Blackburn. Judy Chapman (pictured above right), 27, is the latest person to be sentenced for her role. Seven people were jailed in August for a total of over 200 years for their involvement in Aya’s murder and the attempted murder of the intended target, Pasha Khan.

A woman has now been jailed for 15 years for her role in the murder of law student Aya Hachem in Blackburn. Judy Chapman (pictured above right), 27, is the latest person to be sentenced for her role. Seven people were jailed in August for a total of over 200 …

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7 of the best independent cafes in East Lancashire

It’s International Coffee Day, a time to celebrate drink and the hard work that goes into sourcing, picking and roasting every bean. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up 10 of East Lancashire’s top rated cafes, according to Google reviews. We have also only included the independent chains so you can support …

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Inside the vast Preston estate everyone is watching

The 16.9-acre residence has become one of the most viewed properties on RightMove A “phenomenal property” which can be found in an unpretentious location at the end of Brierley Lane, Preston, has become one of the UK’s most viewed properties. The seven-bedroom property is currently listed as a ‘POA’, which …

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Prepare for the motorcycle chaos in Lancashire

Get ready for motorcycle action at Leighton Hall After the 2020 hiatus, fans were gearing up for 2021 when news broke that organizer Ian Sherrard, a mainstay of such events for many years, was retiring for health reasons. Thankfully, Marshals North West secretary Michael Clear, who was Ian’s right-hand man …

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Neos Networks extends dark fiber across Lancashire UK

Neos Networks, which operates a huge fiber optic network of more than 24,480 km via 477 Presence points (PoP) that ISPs and businesses can operate across the UK, today announced that they are expanding their high capacity connectivity across Lancashire in England. The operator is currently in the process of …

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Burnley: Cops remember a hectic night shift

A POLICE team handled a busy night shift involving a drunk driver, arresting three suspected burglars and preventing a woman from self-harming. Officers were on duty at Burnley on a ten hour night shift on Friday August 27 and the early hours of Saturday August 28. Beside them were a …

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What the Newspaper Say – August 25

Joe Biden’s refusal to extend his August 31 deadline for the United States to oversee Kabul evacuations dominates the front pages, as do tributes after the death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Metro and The independent say Boris Johnson failed to persuade Mr Biden to extend his deadline to …

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Slow Storm Henri floods northeastern United States

Tropical Storm Henri rocked the northeastern United States with high winds and rain as it made landfall on the Rhode Island coast on Sunday. Henri sent heavy rain bands westward, cutting power to more than 140,000 homes and causing downpours that closed bridges, flooded roads and left people stranded in …

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Police are looking for Chorley’s missing woman

Police say they are becoming “increasingly worried” about Eleanor Worthington, who was last seen around 11:30 am yesterday (Tuesday August 10). She is described as 5ft 9in tall with a slim build, long blonde hair and brown eyes. She might be wearing a silver necklace with a shamrock on it …

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What the Newspaper Say – August 7

The front pages feature contempt for key public figures on quarantine issues mixed with optimistic news about the pandemic and the Olympics. The Guardian says there is growing anger at Boris Johnson for refusing to self-isolate after an assistant tested positive for Covid-19. Guardian front page, Saturday August 7, 2021: …

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Send a Kindness Advocacy Nursing Home Card

Holidaymakers from EST Lancashire heading to ‘stays’ in the UK are encouraged to pick up a postcard and send it to a resident in a care home. And several local stages – including the Darwen Tower – are available on the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria website. The call is …

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Online sales push Studio to 33% revenue growth

The shift from catalogs to online retail has helped Accrington-based Studio grow its customer base and generate additional sales throughout the pandemic year. Total revenue for the 52-week period ended March 26, 2021 was £ 578.6million, up a third from the previous year. The group also sold Findel Education for …

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