The mother of Olympic medallist Sophie Hitchon has revealed she started out as a ballet dancer.
The athlete from Burnley won a bronze medal in the women's hammer throw at the Rio Olympics and became the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in the discipline.
She recorded a distance of 74.54m at the Olympic Stadium on Monday.
The mother of a 10-year-old boy who was left for dead in a hit-and-run in Lancashire says the driver responsible is "callous and cruel."
Joseph Loftus was out riding his bike with his sister in Burnley when he was hit.
Joseph was thrown into the air and left lying in the road.
His quick-thinking sister managed to drag him out of the road to stop him being hit by another car.
He's been telling our correspondent Elaine Willcox how he was hurt:
The teenager who is in a critical condition after falling from a disused school in Burnley has been named as 14-year-old Kieron Simpson. Kieron had fallen approximately 20ft from the roof of the disused Habergham High School in Burnley while playing with friends.
He was taken by ambulance to the Manchester Children’s Hospital suffering from a fractured skull and internal injuries.
Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson, of East CID, said:
This young man has suffered serious injuries and our thoughts are with him and his family and friends. While detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall, at this stage there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident.
Ruth England, the headteacher at Kieron's school, Shuttleworth College, said:
This is a very upsetting incident which has shocked all of us in the school. We have been in touch with Kieron's family to offer our support and let them know that we are all thinking of them and sending our very best wishes for a speedy recovery for Kieron.
A teenage boy is in a critical condition after falling from a building in Burnley.
Police in Lancashire have launched an investigation after the teenager was left with serious injuries after falling from the roof of a school building.
Police were contacted at about 9.45pm on Saturday to a report that a 14-year-old boy had fallen approximately 20ft from the roof of the disused Habergham High School in Burnley while playing with friends.
He was taken by ambulance to the Manchester Children’s Hospital suffering from a fractured skull and internal injuries. He is currently in a critical condition.
Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson, of East CID, said:
This young man has suffered serious injuries and while detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall, at this stage there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident.
Any witnesses should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1549 of June 18th.
Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had £400 snatched from her in Burnley town centre.
It happened at around midday on Monday, June 6 when the 33-year-old woman had just withdrawn the money from the Santander bank on St James Street and put it in a plastic wallet. A short time later, as she was near Barclays bank, a man ran past and snatched the wallet from her hand before running off.
The man is described as white, aged in his 20s, approximately 5ft 6in, medium build with stubble. He is believed to have been wearing a white baseball call with a pattern on the front and a white t-shirt and shorts.
PC Kevin Hadfield of Burnley Police said:
This woman has had a substantial amount of cash stolen from her as she walked through Burnley town centre and we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the description of the man.
I would urge anyone who has any information that could help with our enquiries to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference EF1605766.
A mural of Burnley FC boss Sean Dyche has appeared as a feature piece on the gable end of a house in the town.
The masterpiece was produced to mark the club’s Championship triumph and return to the Premier League by artist Paul Jones.
It took him six hours to spray paint the image which features the club’s claret and blue colours.
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Burnley have been celebrating their promotion back to the Premier League with an open top bus parade through the town.
Around 20,000 of supporters turned out in the evening sunshine to see the players presented with the Championship trophy.
Burnley expect fans to turn out in their thousands for the club's Championship parade.Read the full story ›
Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after an unprovoked attack on two men in a bar in Burnley.
At around 3.40am on Sunday April 17 two men, both aged 23 from Burnley, have been stood at the bar in Macs on Hammerton Street when they have been assaulted.
One of the men has suffered a broken jaw which required an operation and the second was left with bleeding to his eye.
PC Andy Marston from Burnley Police said:
This was a completely out of the blue unprovoked attack on two men who were just trying to enjoy a night out but have instead been left injured.
If you know the man in the pictures, please get in touch. Similarly, if this is you please contact the police to assist us with our enquiries.
Anyone with information can call us on 101 quoting incident reference 550 of April 18th.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.