A showery and chilly night but mainly frost free. Sunshine and wintry showers Saturday morning, easing a little by afternoonRead the full story ›
Councillors at a parish council meeting in Lancashire who were debating allotments in the village of Briercliffe near Burnley. All did not go to plan as tempers flared and the meeting erupted into a huge foulmouthed brawl.
Although we're not looking at a widespread snow event, confidence is rising that a cold, showery theme will develop by Christmas Day......Read the full story ›
A blustery wind may continue to feed in a few showers on Saturday, but there will be some sunshine too. All change for Sunday - wet & windy!Read the full story ›
A colder feel to end the week, with sunshine and blustery showers - some of these falling wintry over hills towards eveningRead the full story ›
This is the moment a parish council meeting turned into a punch up - all over where sheep were allowed to graze. The allotments committee meeting of Briercliffe Parish Council, near Burnley, descended into a brawl on Monday night when talks broke down.
It's believed to have started over a year long dispute concerning former parish councillor Sarah Seed and the grazing rights of her sheep Millie. Mrs Seed has been involved in protracted negotiations, along with fellow councillor Colin Meeks, who has a nine-strong flock. It's reported after they were told they can no longer use the village site Coun Seed stood down.
Discussions became heated over the issue and the meeting was adjourned when things turned physical. Lancashire Constabulary is now investigating possible public order offences and reviewing video footage.
Friday will be quite a different day to Thursday but will still be windy. It should however be brighter with scattered showersRead the full story ›
A man has been arrested following a five-hour armed siege in Blackpool.
The 43-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, at around 9pm this evening in South Shore.
Armed police surrounded the flat on Alexandra Road and specialist officers had been negotiating with the man inside, who reportedly had a weapon.
He handed himself in after the stand off and is currently in custody.
A woman was taken to hospital with a minor head injury. A teenager and a toddler were also taken to hospital but were uninjured.
A heart transplant patient, from Widnes, says there is "nothing" to hold onto in life after discovering she needs another transplant.
Jade Carr became a world-beating athlete after getting a new heart at age 3. Now, at age 21, she is on dialysis after anti-rejection drugs damaged her kidneys.
She is among 854 people, across the North West, waiting for donor organs to be found.
Rob Smith reports.
There's anger after police were cleared of misconduct in the way they investigated claims of sexual and physical abuse at a boarding school.
Allegations from a number of pupils were made to Cumbria Police in 1996 and 1997 about mistreatment at Underley Hall near Kirkby Lonsdale.
The Cumbria force carried out an internal investigation this year but reported back today, saying the claims had been investigated properly.
Ex-pupils say they have been let down.
Ashley Derricott reports.