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Road closed as police rush to the scene of serious accident

AN East Lancashire road is currently closed as police deal with a serious incident. 

Emergency services rushed to the scene of a crash on the Pennine Road in bacup at around 6pm this evening. 

The road has now been closed between Sandfield Road and Gladstone

today 18:41
Jessica Duckworth: Best friend pays tribute to 'incredible person'

THE best friend of a 23-year-old woman who died suddenly over the weekend has said she ‘wishes she knew how loved she was.’

Nurse Jessica Duckworth died in the early hours of Sunday morning after falling from the Scammonden Bridge near Ripponden in West Yorkshire.

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Jessica Duckworth: Best friend pays tribute to 'incredible person'

THE best friend of a 23-year-old woman who died suddenly over the weekend has said she ‘wishes she knew how loved she was.’

Nurse Jessica Duckworth died in the early hours of Sunday morning after falling from the Scammonden Bridge near Ripponden in West Yorkshire.

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Accrington Stanley to face Marseille in a pre-season friendly

League One meets Ligue 1 as Stanley will host French giants Marseille in their second pre-season friendly.

Owner Andy Holt has secured the glamour friendly which will take place on Thursday, July 11 (6pm).

Because of pitch improvement works at the Wham Stadium, the game is

today 16:35
Man injured in homophobic attack outside Mode nightclub, Burnley

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a man was attacked outside of a nightclub in an alleged homophobic assault.

The man, who had been in Mode nightclub, Burnley, has said in a public Facebook post that he was having the ‘best night’ with his friends when he was

today 16:35
Body of a man found at Foxhill Bank Nature Reserve, Oswaldtwistle

THE body of a man has been found in a nature reserve.

Police were called to Foxhill Bank Nature Reserve in Oswaldtwistle at 7.35am on Sunday to reports of a sudden death.

A police spokesman said: "We attended and sadly found the body of a man aged in his 20s.

today 15:32
Burnley fans' chance to own piece of Turf Moor history

Clarets supporters are being given the chance to get their hands on a little bit of Turf Moor history. 

Burnley FC in the Community are putting the wooden seats from the Cricket Field Stand on sale to raise money for several good causes as they are replaced by new plastic

today 12:23
Burnley fans' chance to own piece of Turf Moor history

Clarets supporters are being given the chance to get their hands on a little bit of Turf Moor history. 

Burnley FC in the Community are putting the wooden seats from the Cricket Field Stand on sale to raise money for several good causes as they are replaced by new plastic

today 12:23
Holidaymakers heading to Greece warned of mosquitoes carrying virus

HOLIDAYMAKERS heading to Greece this summer are being urged to pack mosquito spray to protect themselves against bugs carrying a virus.

The UK Foreign Office says there were more than 300 cases of West Nile Virus in Greece in 2018 and anyone flying to the country has been told to

today 12:23
Burnley linked with Bolton youngster Harry Brockbank

BURNLEY are being linked with a move for Bolton Wanderers youngster Harry Brockbank. 

The versatile defender is out of contract at the end of month and would be one for the future at Turf Moor. 

Able to play at right back, in central defence or as a holding

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Body of a man found at Foxhill Bank Nature Reserve, Oswaldtwistle

THE body of a man has been found in a nature reserve.

Police were called to Foxhill Bank Nature Reserve in Oswaldtwistle at 7.35am on Sunday to reports of a sudden death.

A police spokesman said: "We attended and sadly found the body of a man aged in his 20s.

today 09:14
Man admits New Year's Day sex assault on teenager outside Charter Walk, Burnley

A MAN has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and robbing a 15-year-old girl outside a shopping centre on New Year’s Day.

Nassar Iqbal appeared before Judge Graham Knowles QC at Preston Crown Court where he also pleaded guilty to a third charge of engaging in sexual activity

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Man admits New Year's Day sex assault on teenager outside Charter Walk, Burnley

A MAN has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and robbing a 15-year-old girl outside a shopping centre on New Year’s Day.

Nassar Iqbal appeared before Judge Graham Knowles QC at Preston Crown Court where he also pleaded guilty to a third charge of engaging in sexual activity

today 05:02
East Lancashire charity brings poverty relief to Pakistan

MORE than 1,000 families living in poverty have benefited from the fundraising efforts of an East Lancashire-based charity.

Community Lighthouse Foundation, which has its headquarters in Nelson, delivered parcels of rice, flour, lentils and other staple food to struggling families

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Tributes paid to Kristian Johnson, 24, from Weir

A GRIEF-STRICKEN mother whose son died after being hit by a car has paid tribute to him saying 'he was my everything'.

Kristian Johnson was hit by a Suzuki Alto in Market Street, Bacup, at around 1am.

Mr Johnson, from Weir, died at the scene.

Several floral

yesterday 18:32
Tributes paid to Kristian Johnson, 24, from Weir

A GRIEF-STRICKEN mother whose son died after being hit by a car has paid tribute to him saying 'he was my everything'.

Kristian Johnson was hit by a Suzuki Alto in Market Street, Bacup, at around 1am.

Mr Johnson, from Weir, died at the scene.

Several floral

yesterday 16:26
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Jeremy Hunt: the self-made millionaire running to be PM

A self-made multi-millionaire, Jeremy Hunt has pitched himself as the entrepreneurial candidate whose background in business can help him secure a better Brexit deal.

The Foreign Secretary, who co-founded the educational listings company Hotcourses, said he is standing to “unleash

today 18:41
Boris Johnson clear favourite to take the Tory crown

Boris Johnson currently enjoys a commanding lead over his rivals, which shows little sign of diminishing.

The former foreign secretary has been tipped as the favourite in the Tory leadership race right from the start, and ended the second round of voting with 126 votes – more support

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Michael Gove takes another stab at Tory game of thrones

It has been said of Michael Gove that he stabbed David Cameron in the front and Boris Johnson in the back.

The Environment Secretary is yet to live down the torrid events of 2016, which saw him help deliver political death to the Downing Street tenure of Mr Cameron and help strangle at

today 18:41
Online fundraiser launched to help cover Farage milkshake attacker’s costs

An online fundraiser has been set up to help the man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage cover his compensation and court costs.

The GoFundMe page was set up to raise the £520 Paul Crowther has been ordered to pay, and within three hours had almost reached its

today 18:41
Live coverage: Boris Johnson out in front as Dominic Raab leaves race for No 10

Boris Johnson has confirmed his status as the favourite to be the next prime minister with a commanding victory in the second round of voting in the Tory leadership race.

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab was eliminated from the race while Home Secretary Sajid Javid survived by a single

today 18:41
Captain Morgan rewrites record books as England dominate Afghanistan

Eoin Morgan unleashed a furious, record-breaking assault as England overpowered Afghanistan by 150 runs at Old Trafford, hitting 17 sixes as his side took over top spot in the World Cup standings.

The England captain was a pre-match injury doubt having been laid low by a painful back

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Sir Alex Ferguson sends message of support to Scotland Women

Scotland have received a message of support from Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Wednesday’s Women’s World Cup clash with Argentina in Paris.

Shelley Kerr’s side need to win their final Group D match to have a chance of making the last 16, following 2-1 losses to England and

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Bosnian city popular with tourists awash with rubbish amid landfill protest

Uncollected rubbish is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar – one of the Balkan nation’s main tourist destinations – since residents began blocking access to the city’s sole landfill.

They claim that it poses serious health and

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Latest news from Blackburn
today 18:41 Jeremy Hunt: the self-made millionaire running to be PM
today 18:41 Boris Johnson clear favourite to take the Tory crown
today 18:41 Michael Gove takes another stab at Tory game of thrones
today 18:41 Online fundraiser launched to help cover Farage milkshake attacker’s costs
today 18:41 Live coverage: Boris Johnson out in front as Dominic Raab leaves race for No 10
today 18:41 Captain Morgan rewrites record books as England dominate Afghanistan
today 18:41 Sir Alex Ferguson sends message of support to Scotland Women
today 18:41 Road closed as police rush to the scene of serious accident
today 17:38 Bosnian city popular with tourists awash with rubbish amid landfill protest
today 17:38 Floating hotel’s crew celebrate top traveller rating
today 17:38 Drugs laws must be changed to allow safe consumption rooms, says minister
today 17:38 Hyponatraemia whistleblower was failed, inquiry says
today 17:38 BBC director-general: We took on over 75s TV licences at height of austerity
today 17:38 Live coverage: Second vote in Tory leadership race
today 17:38 UK set to host key international climate talks
today 17:38 Another Championship managerial change as Monk leaves Blues
today 17:38 Another Championship managerial change as Monk leaves Blues
today 17:38 £123 million Euromillions winner yet to come forward
today 17:38 Jessica Duckworth: Best friend pays tribute to 'incredible person'
today 17:38 Jessica Duckworth: Best friend pays tribute to 'incredible person'
today 16:35 Senior Tories show support for pregnant MP Stella Creasy over maternity rights
today 16:35 Stewart ‘hopeful’ of remaining in Tory leadership race
today 16:35 Scotland making slow progress towards cycling target, MSPs told
today 16:35 Family day out for Queen on first day of Royal Ascot
today 16:35 Nigel Farage milkshake protester ordered to pay compensation
today 16:35 Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells himself as rebel for 2020 re-election bid
today 16:35 Liverpool and Chelsea both allocated just over 5,000 tickets for Super Cup final
today 16:35 Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after crash at Tour de Suisse
today 16:35 Caster Semenya: IAAF used me as ‘human guinea pig’ for testosterone limit
today 16:35 Troops and veterans can get a FREE Toby Carvery this Armed Forces Day
today 16:35 Owners of popular bakery call for double yellow lines on 'dead end' to be scrapped
today 16:35 Holidaymakers warned about £80 'fake airport taxi' scam
today 16:35 Accrington Stanley to face Marseille in a pre-season friendly
today 16:35 Man injured in homophobic attack outside Mode nightclub, Burnley
today 15:32 Convicted child abuser had ‘heart of gold’, inquiry told
today 15:32 Italian woman who was Europe’s oldest person dies aged 116
today 15:32 Murdered schoolgirl was talented teenager who loved to sing and dance
today 15:32 Justice Secretary urged to tear up sectarianism secrecy agreement
today 15:32 Hong Kong protesters reject leader’s apology and demand she quit
today 15:32 Platini questioned by investigators over awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar
today 15:32 Body of a man found at Foxhill Bank Nature Reserve, Oswaldtwistle
today 14:29 Merkel ‘doing very well’ after visibly shaking at Berlin ceremony
today 14:29 Long-term empty homes in Scotland up 5.5% in a year
today 14:29 Retired NHS manager ‘made to feel like a leper’ after contracting Hepatitis C
today 14:29 Stewart and Javid battling to stay in Tory leadership race
today 14:29 Fears for NHS as doctors cut back hours and consider quitting over tax bills
today 14:29 More wet weather to batter parts of the UK as storm warning issued
today 14:29 Juan Mata set to sign new deal at Manchester United
today 14:29 Morgan rewrites record books as England smash 397 against Afghanistan
today 14:29 Owners of popular bakery call for changes to 'dead-end' double yellow lines
Latest news from Great Britain
today 18:32 Boris Johnson wins second ballot of Conservative MPs as Rory Stewart surges to fourth
today 18:29 Sheyi Ojo seals Rangers switch as Liverpool winger signs season-long loan deal
today 18:29 Convicted St Ninian's child abuser had 'heart of gold' says former teacher
today 18:29 Piers Morgan's had his say over Love Island's ‘predatory’ Maura
today 18:29 Euromillions and Thunderball results tonight live: Winning numbers for Tuesday June 18
today 18:29 Live as A15 closed after mobile home falls onto road
today 18:29 The 'boss man' whose masked gang kidnapped victim and told him he'd burn alive in his caravan
today 18:29 Moment ten hooded child thugs unleash shocking daylight attack in Hull street
today 18:23 Most Labour voters and party members are middle class Remainers
today 18:23 Boris Johnson races ahead again in second round of Tory leadership votes
today 18:23 Falafel: What is a falafel? Why is Google putting falafel on its Google Doodle today?
today 18:23 Destiny 2 DOWN: Server status latest, sign-in issues and 'not available' error
today 18:23 Transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang to Man Utd, Liverpool hint, Chelsea bid plan, Arsenal exits
today 18:23 London Bridge attack: 999 bosses took ‘too long’ to send in paramedics
today 18:23 Tory leadership voting system: How next PM will be elected - by 0.2 percent of population
today 18:23 BBC boycott: Campaign to snub Beeb on Friday
today 18:23 NASA snaps asteroid VOLCANO – ‘Like NOTHING humanity has seen before’
today 18:23 eBay: ‘Rare’ Peter Rabbit 50p coin sells for £512 after bidding frenzy - why so expensive?
today 18:23 'Tories going down toilet!' Radio host blasts Ellwood over no deal - 'Get on with it!'
today 18:23 Tory Brexiteer fails to answer Julia Hartley-Brewer's crucial Brexit question on Boris
today 18:23 Tory leadership: When is Round 3 ballot? What happens now?
today 18:23 Boris Johnson health: How Tory leader hopeful was pushed to lose weight by doctors
today 18:23 Joe Garratt: What has the response been to Joe’s behaviour towards Lucie Donlan?
today 18:23 Tory leadership: Round 1 vs Round 2 - Who gained most votes from exiting MPs in Round 2?
today 18:23 Queen bombshell: How Her Majesty stunned US President and BROKE political silence 
today 18:23 Louise Redknapp gives insight into co-parenting life with Jamie Redknapp after split
today 18:23 The Chase cancelled: Bradley Walsh quiz show replaced in major scheduling shake-up
today 18:23 Tory leadership: Dominic Raab ELIMINATED from contest - Where will Brexiteer's votes go?
today 18:23 BBC radio host clashes with Jeremy Hunt supporter over Brexit - 'This is patronising'
today 18:08 EU slammed over migration policy
today 18:08 Social rented housing built drops by 96 per cent
today 18:08 Left wing students hail ‘single biggest rent cut in history’
today 18:08 Jeremy Kyle refuses to give evidence in reality TV inquiry
today 18:08 Unison Conference ’19 Union tells government: call a General Election
today 17:56 WWE star Dana Brooke left gushing blood from head in accident during match
today 17:56 Royal stunner Kitty Spencer wows crowds on first day of Ascot
today 17:56 Nine mystery deaths in tourist hotspot leave holidaymakers terrified
today 17:56 Bloke ‘forced to identify as a woman’ to buy a beer sues Brewdog and wins
today 17:56 Teacher, 25, ‘plied student with booze and had sex with him after school’
today 17:56 Teen Vogue accused of encouraging girls to work as prostitutes after ‘sex work’ tweet
today 17:56 Brothers swapped seats before police pulled them over – but BOTH were drunk
today 17:56 Tory leadership vote LIVE: Dominic Raab eliminated as Rory Stewart survives
today 17:41 Britain to bid to host 2020 U.N. climate talks
today 17:26 EU urges Swiss to move on talks or face sanction
today 17:26 Hull FC's Carlos Tuimavave and Gareth Ellis to miss Catalans Dragons game but key men return
today 17:26 Hull FC's Carlos Tuimavave and Gareth Ellis to miss Catalans Dragons game but key men return
today 17:26 Josh Drinkwater provides update on Hull KR contract negotiations
today 17:26 Josh Drinkwater provides update on Hull KR contract negotiations
today 17:26 Hull's legendary Jack Kaye and his fantastic grocery shop remembered
today 17:26 Hull's legendary Jack Kaye and his fantastic grocery shop remembered
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