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Clarets legend Leighton James to snub Swans clash after grandchildren row

A FORMER footballer has slammed his old club and rejected an invitation to guest star at today’s game between Burnley and Swansea City.

Leighton James, 64, who played 399 games for the Clarets in three spells at Turf Moor, was due to be the half-time guest at the Premier League

today 16:31
Clarets legend Leighton James to snub Swans clash after grandchildren row

A FORMER footballer has slammed his old club and rejected an invitation to guest star at today’s game between Burnley and Swansea City.

Leighton James, 64, who played 399 games for the Clarets in three spells at Turf Moor, was due to be the half-time guest at the Premier League

today 16:31
Parents of an 11-year-old boy have hit out at a school for expelling their son for carrying a 'plastic gun' in his bag

THE parents of an 11-year-old boy have hit out at a school for expelling their son for carrying a 'plastic gun' in his bag.

Krystian Weber, from Monmouth Road, Blackburn, had been returning a BB gun to his school friend who had left it during a visit to his house.

But when

today 07:13
Parents of an 11-year-old boy have hit out at a school for expelling their son for carrying a 'plastic gun' in his bag

THE parents of an 11-year-old boy have hit out at a school for expelling their son for carrying a 'plastic gun' in his bag.

Krystian Weber, from Monmouth Road, Blackburn, had been returning a BB gun to his school friend who had left it during a visit to his house.

But when

today 07:13
Shoe firm's 'sexist' ad campaign BANNED after being described as degrading to women

A LONG-ESTABLISHED footwear firm’s attempts to modernise its image using topless models have been banned by a watchdog.

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the company’s marketing campaign, featuring female nudity alongside the phrase ‘fancy a pair?’, was

yesterday 17:35
Shoe firm's 'sexist' ad campaign BANNED after being described as degrading to women

A LONG-ESTABLISHED footwear firm’s attempts to modernise its image using topless models have been banned by a watchdog.

The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the company’s marketing campaign, featuring female nudity alongside the phrase ‘fancy a pair?’, was

yesterday 17:35
WATCH the censored version of a shoe firm's 'sexist' ad campaign which has been banned after being described as 'degrading' to women

A shoe firm's "sexist" ad campaign - featuring female nudity alongside the phrase "fancy a pair?" - has been banned for being "degrading" to women.

Watchdogs ruled that the multimedia adverts for Goodwin Smith Shoes - accompanied by an image of three models wearing just knickers -

yesterday 15:31
WATCH the censored version of a shoe firm's 'sexist' ad campaign which has been banned after being described as 'degrading' to women

A shoe firm's "sexist" ad campaign - featuring female nudity alongside the phrase "fancy a pair?" - has been banned for being "degrading" to women.

Watchdogs ruled that the multimedia adverts for Goodwin Smith Shoes - accompanied by an image of three models wearing just knickers -

yesterday 15:31
BANNED: Shoe firm's 'sexist' ad campaign described as 'degrading' to women

A shoe firm's "sexist" ad campaign - featuring female nudity alongside the phrase "fancy a pair?" - has been banned for being "degrading" to women.

Watchdogs ruled that the multimedia adverts for Goodwin Smith Shoes - accompanied by an image of three models wearing just knickers -

yesterday 14:29
BANNED: Shoe firm's 'sexist' ad campaign described as 'degrading' to women

A shoe firm's "sexist" ad campaign - featuring female nudity alongside the phrase "fancy a pair?" - has been banned for being "degrading" to women.

Watchdogs ruled that the multimedia adverts for Goodwin Smith Shoes - accompanied by an image of three models wearing just knickers -

yesterday 13:27
IN PICTURES: Lancashire's most wanted criminals

POLICE are asking for the public’s help tracking down several wanted individuals as part of an operation launched this week.

Operation Montford is a force wide operation that focuses on locating and arresting outstanding wanted individuals.  

The operation is running

yesterday 12:25
Man and woman arrested after allegedly attacking police who were called to reports of a fight after a funeral

A MAN and woman who allegedly attacked police called to intervene in a fight that had broken out after a funeral have been arrested.

Officers were called to Rosegrove Lane Burnley shortly before midnight following reports of a group of males fighting.

The officers were met

yesterday 09:19
Man and woman arrested after allegedly attacking police who were called to reports of a fight after a funeral

A MAN and woman who allegedly attacked police called to intervene in a fight that had broken out after a funeral have been arrested.

Officers were called to Rosegrove Lane Burnley shortly before midnight following reports of a group of males fighting.

The officers were met

yesterday 09:19
Judge tells 'sexual predator' who targeted and groomed two underage girls for sex he posed a 'serious danger to young

A ‘SEXUAL predator’ who targeted and groomed two underage girls for sex has been jailed after a judge deemed he posed a ‘serious danger to young girls’.

Burnley Crown Court heard how 25-year-old Jack Corteen targeted his 15-year-old victims, lied about his age and asked them

yesterday 07:15
Major delays following multiple vehicle crash on the M65

THE M65 has been partially closed following a multiple vehicle accident.

The incident has happened eastbound between the Guide and Blackburn North turn-offs at 5.50pm.

It is believed at least one person has been injured.

Up to seven vehicles are involved.

2017-11-15 21:39
Police appeal after deliberate fire at industrial site

POLICE are appealing for information following a deliberate fire at a Blackburn plastics factory after the fourth blaze in 10 weeks.

The latest incident happened at sometime between 4am and 5am on Monday (November 13th), at the disused V10 Polymers site on Paterson Street.

2017-11-15 19:35
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Police force to introduce spit guards as assault cases soar

A police force is to introduce spit guards after the number of assaults against officers doubled.

Avon and Somerset Police will roll out spit guards to all operational officers from January next year, following training.

Four officers were spat at last week, while 79

today 17:33
'I'm the Buddy of my family' says Christmas-loving Liz McClarnon, star of Elf the Musical, as show heads to the Lowry

LIZ McClarnon is surrounded by Christmas trees, lights twinkling like a night-time sky full of stars. Brightly wrapped boxes and sticks of candy cane form small piles at her feet.

We are in the unlikely setting of the back room of Hamley’s toy shop in Manchester’s Trafford

today 17:33
Pep Guardiola challenges Manchester City to improve

Pep Guardiola is demanding yet more improvement from Manchester City as he prepares to return to the scene of one of last season’s low points.

City are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League, with a goal difference of plus 31, after dropping just two points in their

today 17:33
Mike Blair encourages Scotland to embrace All Blacks challenge

Scotland skills coach Mike Blair is relishing the challenge of proving themselves when they take on a strong New Zealand side this weekend.

The All Blacks selected a near-full strength side to travel to BT Murrayfield on Saturday to the delight of the Scottish coaching setup.

today 17:33
Harry Fry seeking Cheltenham Gold with new recruit Kylemore Lough

Harry Fry is a hoping a long-term plan comes to fruition when Kylemore Lough makes his first appearance for the Dorset trainer in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Fry has had this valuable prize in mind ever since he was sent the Grade One-winning eight-year-old

today 17:33
Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill ‘free to hold talks with Scotland’

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is free to hold talks over the Scotland job in the coming days, Press Association Sport understands.

Irish Football Association board members gathered for a scheduled meeting on Friday afternoon but a long-standing agreement with O’Neill

today 17:33
Bury v Rovers: VIDEO PREVIEW

ROVERS are back in league action tomorrow as they travel to Bury.

They will be backed by a sold out allocation of 3,750 and will be looking to get back to winning ways againt League One's bottom side.

Rovers reporter Rich Sharpe weighs up the options that Tony Mowbray has

today 17:33
Children in Need special - Just grin and bear it!

SCHOOLS across East Lancashire have been dressing up and doing all kinds of fundraising events for Children in Need.

People dressed up as Pudsey Bear, got the chance to dress down or do fun events to raise money for the fantastic cause.

At Padiham Primary, the school held

today 17:33
Latest news from Blackburn
today 17:33 Police force to introduce spit guards as assault cases soar
today 17:33 'I'm the Buddy of my family' says Christmas-loving Liz McClarnon, star of Elf the Musical, as show heads to the Lowry
today 17:33 Pep Guardiola challenges Manchester City to improve
today 17:33 Mike Blair encourages Scotland to embrace All Blacks challenge
today 17:33 Harry Fry seeking Cheltenham Gold with new recruit Kylemore Lough
today 17:33 Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill ‘free to hold talks with Scotland’
today 17:33 Bury v Rovers: VIDEO PREVIEW
today 17:33 Children in Need special - Just grin and bear it!
today 17:33 Controversial North Blackburn housing scheme gets the go-ahead
today 16:31 Irish premier demands commitment over ‘hard border’ issue
today 16:31 Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress
today 16:31 Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress
today 16:31 Missing teen Gaia Pope’s father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder
today 16:31 Best seabird breeding season for Outer Hebrides island since 2000
today 16:31 Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in ‘number of casualties’
today 16:31 Blackburn stroke survivor left struggling to talk hopes to raise awareness of the communication difficulties the condition can cau
today 16:31 Wales’ young players urged to seize chance to impress against Georgia
today 16:31 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game
today 16:31 Swansea boss Paul Clement insists he has 'no regrets' over selling Jack Cork to Burnley
today 16:31 Man from Oswaldtwistle to appear in court over 'complex and sophisticated' chop shop discovered by police in Accrington
today 16:31 Man from Oswaldtwistle to appear in court over 'complex and sophisticated' chop shop discovered by police in Accrington
today 16:31 Burglars used a remembrance stone to smash their way into a veterans’ charity centre and steal cash
today 16:31 Burglars used a remembrance stone to smash their way into a veterans’ charity centre and steal cash
today 16:31 Clarets legend Leighton James to snub Swans clash after grandchildren row
today 16:31 Clarets legend Leighton James to snub Swans clash after grandchildren row
today 15:29 EU chiefs push Theresa May to say clearly how much UK will pay in ‘divorce bill’
today 15:29 Robert Mugabe makes public appearance as pressure to quit builds
today 15:29 Irish premier demands commitment over ‘hard border’ issue
today 15:29 Helicopter and aircraft in mid-air collision over Buckinghamshire
today 15:29 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba ready to return for Manchester United
today 15:29 Eddie Jones: Michael Cheika should take up issues with referee rather than media
today 14:27 Let me eat cake, says hungry Duke of Cambridge at charity cook-off
today 14:27 Relocated bankers face pay cut in EU – but could enjoy better work-life balance
today 14:27 Voting closed in Scottish Labour leader contest
today 14:27 HS2 contractor Carillion sees shares hit historic lows on profits warning
today 14:27 EU chiefs push Theresa May to say clearly how much UK will pay in ‘divorce bill’
today 14:27 Jurgen Klopp ‘feeling good’ after returning to work at Liverpool
today 14:27 Joey Carbery backed to show Ireland the way forward
today 14:27 Swansea boss Paul Clement insists he has 'no regrets' over selling Jack Cork to Burnley
today 14:27 Sean Dyche has no issue with New Zealand over Chris Wood as he seeks to lift Irish spirits as well
today 14:27 IN PICTURES: Children In Need 2017
today 13:25 Taxi driver found guilty of murdering his two children
today 13:25 Explorer Benedict Allen airlifted after trek to find world’s most remote tribe
today 13:25 Senior Chinese envoy arrives in North Korea in bid to ease relations
today 13:25 First female Black Rod appointed in House of Lords after 650 years
today 13:25 Figures show significant pay increases for top academy leaders
today 13:25 Majority of diabetes sufferers in North West experience emotional or mental health problems due to their condition, new research r
today 13:25 People with breathing difficulties in East Lancashire urged to access support and advice to help them with their condition
today 13:25 Accrington and Rossendale College brings home three awards for plastering success
today 13:25 Premier League talking points
Latest news from Great Britain
today 17:27 EU agencies and eastern neighbours This WEEK
today 17:25 Spectacular fireworks and light display - Hull will kick off Christmas in style
today 17:25 Spectacular fireworks and light display - Hull will kick off Christmas in style
today 17:23 The refugee crisis yet to come: climate talks in Germany fail to provide for the most vulnerable
today 17:23 Among green-faced witches and Corpse Brides, I felt the love of a family
today 17:23 Star Wars: Princes William and Harry are stormtroopers in The Last Jedi
today 17:17 VW reveal £8.9 billion electric car plan for China - 40 new cars planned for release
today 17:17 Overwatch free weekend countdown: Start, end time for trial, as Moira joins PS4, Xbox One
today 17:17 Hold money back! Brexit bill strategy revealed to keep lid on £20bn offer
today 17:17 'A bit crackpot' Expert mocks claim 'Russian bots' swung democratic will of Brexit Britain
today 17:17 WATCH: New NASA footage shows 2017’s most ferocious Hurricanes sweep across the globe
today 17:17 Having a dog can help you live LONGER by slashing risk of premature death
today 17:17 JAILED: Crooked social worker who stole almost £38,000 from elderly men in her care
today 17:17 Big game hunting documentary SLAMMED by wildlife campaigners: 'NOT informative'
today 17:17 'We REJECTED EU' Nigel Farage blasts 'CRACKPOT' conspiracists for refusing Brexit
today 17:17 Queen Elizabeth has THIS many locations named after her - can you guess them all?
today 17:17 Waddesdon Manor crash: First photos of Buckinghamshire flight disaster
today 17:17 One of Britain's last gas-powered homes sells for £370,000 at auction
today 17:17 Smacking children for naughtiness 'makes them behave even MORE badly'
today 17:17 When did the Queen and Prince Philip get married? Britain celebrates wedding anniversary
today 17:17 France in Brexit BOAST: Paris claims to have snatched 4,000 jobs from London
today 17:17 Waddesdon Manor plane crash: Shock chart shows aircraft drop 1,000 ft in 45 seconds
today 17:17 Macron rival demands FRENCH referendum on EU as he blasts president’s federalism mistake
today 17:15 Royal troopers: Prince William and Prince Harry's Star Wars cameos confirmed
today 17:15 Argentinian military submarine ARA San Juan missing at sea for two days
today 17:11 Teenager, 16, stabbed in broad daylight at Westminster college
today 17:11 Blind man forced to sit on Virgin train floor as no one gave up disabled seats
today 17:11 Customer found wire from scouring pad in chicken shawarma
today 17:07 SEAT release special Leon Cupra R
today 17:07 Manchester United boost as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba get set to return against Newcastle
today 17:07 Tesla Motors reveal the all-electric truck - and the roadster inside
today 17:07 Hearts set noon deadline on Saturday for final Tynecastle safety inspection to determine fate of Partick Thistle clash
today 17:07 Diamond celebrations for loving couple
today 17:07 People are baffled trying to tell which one of these women is the age-defying 40 year-old mum
today 17:07 People are baffled trying to tell which one of these women is the age-defying 40 year-old mum
today 16:59 Aliens could contact humans in just 24 YEARS after probe sent to Super Earth
today 16:59 Dominos 2.0: Sainsbury's to launch takeaway pizza service at THESE stores
today 16:59 Driver gets ticket because clocks went back – WHILE he was in car park
today 16:59 ‘They’ll be killing us soon’ Viewers' HORROR as robot does backflips BETTER than humans
today 16:59 Black Death plague could make shaving cut FATAL as antibiotics fail GLOBALLY, expert warns
today 16:59 Ex-Man United star gets ‘BORED with money, nightclubs and women’...and becomes PRIEST
today 16:59 Chilling last words of teacher stabbed to DEATH by pupil in classroom REVEALED
today 16:59 Is this the world's HOTTEST cosplay star? Model’s sexy snaps send comic fans WILD
today 16:59 'How dare you' Liverpool fan's fury at Hillsborough memorial 'promotion'
today 16:59 Enormous 20ft SEA MONSTER found for first time ever
today 16:59 BREAKING: Stabbing at Westminster college sparks evacuation
today 16:59 High as a cat: Woman shocked to find pets passed out in home after eating CANNABIS
today 16:59 Killer robot ARMS RACE: US, Britain and Russia 'on brink of AI war'
today 16:59 When is Black Friday 2017: Date, deals and latest offers
today 16:59 Moon landing FAKED? Video of astronaut's visor 'PROVES' NASA staged Apollo 17 mission