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Police arrest sex offender

A sex offender with links to Lancashire wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.

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Police warning after serious crash.

Motorists warned to avoid Burnley road following serious crash

Motorists are being warned to avoid a major road in Burnley as emergency services deal with a serious crash.

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Keith Russell, also known as Trevor Byrne.

Police appeal for sex offender's whereabouts

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a sex offender with links to Lancashire who is wanted on recall to prison.

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Police are still at the scene of the attempted break-in.

Attempted break in at Burnley Tesco Express store

Police officers are still at the scene of an attempted break in that took place in the early hours of this morning at a Tesco Express store in Burnley.

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The fake notes have a very faint image of HM TheQueen's head.

Police warning about fake £20 notes

Police are asking Pendle residents to check their £20 notes.

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Planned North West roadworks

Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Transport
The young members of Springs BEST Club

Burnley karate hosts sweep up in national contest

Junior members from a local Karate club topped the medals table at a national development championship.

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Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
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Oakhill School pupils with their poems.

Young Ribble Valley poets enter Premier League competition

Year Five pupils at Oakhill School in Whalley have been busy writing poems for the Premier League Primary Stars KS2 Poetry Competition.

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60% are incorrectly planning to recycle shiny or glittery wrapping paper

Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

Environment
Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Transport
Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

Health
West Bradford bridge.

Pedestrians told to stay off West Bradford bridge

Walkers are having to cope with traffic diversions during the festive period after a bridge over the River Ribble was declared unsafe.

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Chemo boost for Burnley General Hospital

Cancer patients in Burnley and beyond have been given a huge boost with the opening of a specialist unit at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.
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Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

Transport
Ben Blackburn with the VR headsets

Nominations still being taken for generous gift giveaway

Anybody wishing to nominate a child for a special Christmas gift courtesy of a kind Pendle firm has until Monday.

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Police are warning motorists about the danger to pets that anti-freeze can pose.

Police issue warning after cats poisoned by anti-freeze

Two cats have died after being poisoned by anti-freeze in the Ribble Valley prompting the police to issue a warning to pet owners and motorists.

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Cast of Aladdin at Preston Charter Theatre to January 3

REVIEW: Aladdin Preston Charter Theatre

With a puff of smoke, a boo, a cheer, sparkle and glitz, a technical glitch and some musical magic, mix it altogether in a rusty old lamp and oh yes, it could only be opening night of Preston’s 2017 pantomime Aladdin.

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"ATM deserts" could be created

Link says it is 'committed to maintaining geographical coverage of free ATMs'

ATM network Link has moved to offer assurances following concerns over the future availability of free-to-use cash machines.

Business
Some 1,727 motorists were questioned by the RAC.

Drivers admit getting behind wheel when they may have been over drink limit

Around five million drivers believe they have got behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit at least once in the past year, according to new research.

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