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Arriva North West staff were set to stage a series of walkouts in the run-up to Christmas.

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The move will help safeguard thousands of jobs at BAE Systems, mainly at Warton in Lancashire.

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Burnley FC in the Community says Hameldon College would benefit from a positive association with the club.

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Bradley Wiggins finishes in 21st place on his competitive rowing debut at the British Rowing Indoor Championships.

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Scott Arfield's first-half goal takes Burnley within a point of the Champions League places as they defeat 10-man Watford.

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Two paramedics needed hospital treatment after being punched and spat at by a man they were helping.

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Lancashire County Council approves budget cuts of 7m to deal with "serious financial challenges".

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Burnley go fourth in the Premier League as Ashley Barnes' late winner gives them victory over determined Stoke at Turf Moor.

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Will Grigg scores two late goals as Wigan book an FA Cup third-round trip to Premier League side Bournemouth by beating AFC Fylde.

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Former world champion Laura Massaro loses to Welsh 16th seed Tesni Evans in the last 16 of this year's event.

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Crewe's FA Cup second-round replay against Blackburn is put back 24 hours to Wednesday because of adverse weather conditions.

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England bowler James Anderson says Ben Duckett pouring a drink over him in a Perth bar was "not malicious" and a "bit of a non-event".

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Community News

Cost of Living Rising!

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 12th March 2013

COSTING US OUR LIVELIHOOD? It is estimated that the cost of living looks expected to continue to rise this year with stable incomes versus increasing costs of everyday household items. In recent years the cost of living has been as high as 5 times more than wage rises.

Avoid Your Home Flooding

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

BE PREPARED OR AT LEAST HAVE YOUR ARM BANDS READY. Flooding can be devastating for home owners but some simple tips could prevent heartbreaking and costly repairs. It is important that you understand about your property and local areas, so you can be aware of any potential flooding problems in the future.


Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Our High Streets Still Suffering

Posted by Administrator : Monday 4th March 2013

ARE WE WAVING GOODBYE TO OUR LOCAL HIGHSTREET? Our local High Streets have been suffering in the consumer downturn. Customers have been watching their pennies amid concerns about high inflation and job security. Recently we have lost many large retailers that have been hit by the economic climate and the increasing online competition.

What Is Next For Our Local Public House

Posted by Administrator : Saturday 2nd March 2013

THERE IS NOTHING WORNG WITH A GOOD LOCAL. It is no secret that our local pubs have suffered in the last decade due to numerous factors such changing nightlife trends (Bars and Clubs), the recession (meaning people have less to spend), alcohol awareness campaigns, the general costs of ale and rent and increases in government tax’s on alcoholic beverages.

Dealing With Stress At Work

Posted by Administrator : Monday 25th February 2013

ARE WE GETTING TOO STRESSED AT WORK? While some workplace stress is completely normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. This means your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure.

Local Weather

Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F), Minimum Temperature: 1C (34F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 19mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 990mb, Humidity: 86%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:20 GMT, Sunset: 15:50 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 6C (43F), Minimum Temperature: -1C (30F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 13mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 985mb, Humidity: 83%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:21 GMT, Sunset: 15:50 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 5C (41F), Minimum Temperature: -2C (28F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 9mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1003mb, Humidity: 82%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:22 GMT, Sunset: 15:50 GMT

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