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Six tonnes of food will feed the needy in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLS and churches collected more than six tonnes of food for the Blackburn Foodbank during their harvest festival campaigns.

Online ‘trolls’ facing prison

Blackburn Citizen:

2:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PROPOSALS to introduce new laws meaning internet trolls will face up to two years in jail have been welcomed in East Lancashire.

TV entrepreneur leading £494m consortium bid for East Lancashire firm

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TV entrepreneur has confirmed he is taking back the reins of a £494m East Lancashire private sector business.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp's East Lancs mum feels sense of justice

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE East Lancashire mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, has said his five-year jail sentence represents justice.

Car flipped onto roof in M65 accident

Blackburn Citizen:

12:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR is reported to be on its roof following an incident on the M65.

Dangerous dog owners face fines up to £20K

Blackburn Citizen:

9:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOG owners could be fined up to £20,000 if they fail to take action to prevent an attack under new rules.

Burglars make off with designer watches after smashing into East Lancs jewellery shop

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BURGLARS armed with a wrench smashed their way into a jewellery shop before making off with designer watches.

Tailbacks on M65 after car flipped onto roof

Blackburn Citizen:

9:36am Monday 20th October 2014

TAILBACKS on the M65 this morning followed a crash in which a vehicle is said to have flipped onto its roof.

New headteacher for troubled Blackburn school

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AFTER being put into special measures earlier this year following concerns of racism, bullying and poor teaching standards, a Blackburn high school has a new head teacher.

Burnley sexual predator jailed after attacking teen at party

Blackburn Citizen:

1:43pm Friday 17th October 2014

A SEXUAL predator who attacked a 16-year-old girl has been put behind bars.

East Lancs man lunged at friend with carving knife after night out bowling

Blackburn Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

10:31am Thursday 16th October 2014

A 26-YEAR-OLD man attacked a close friend with a carving knife during a row broke.

VIDEO: East Lancs drug raids lead to football manager arrest

Blackburn Citizen:

9:14am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds worth of suspected drugs have been seized during dawn raids at 17 homes.

Reeva Steenkamp’s parents offered £21,000 by Oscar Pistorius

Blackburn Citizen:

9:11am Thursday 16th October 2014

OSCAR Pistorius offered 375,000 South African rand (£21,000) to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but they rejected it because they did not want ‘blood money’, the double-amputee athlete's sentencing hearing has been told.

Critical care nurse found guilty of headbutting seriously-ill Blackburn patient

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse has been found guilty of headbutting a seriously-ill patient.

Blackburn dog grooming parlour gun raider jailed

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GUNMAN terrified neighbours when he pushed his way into their dog grooming shop and brandished the weapon.

Labour’s education spokesman wants vow made on qualification

Blackburn Citizen:

2:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

TEACHERS should make a promise similar to the Hippocratic oath taken by doctors, committing themselves to the value of their profession, the shadow education secretary has announced.

Burnley community centre bounces back after refurbishment

Blackburn Citizen:

3:01pm Monday 13th October 2014

A REFURBISHED community centre in Burnley has been officially opened.

Lancashire Police to carry out spot checks on gun owners

Blackburn Citizen:

9:57am Monday 13th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Police is to carry out unannounced home visits to gun owners.

STEREO KICKS: East Lancs singer Reece Bibby kicks off bid for X Factor stardom

Blackburn Citizen:

9:51am Monday 13th October 2014

EAST Lancashire’s singing sensation Reece Bibby wowed the judges and the audience at the X Factor live shows with his newly-named band Stereo Kicks.

Man seriously injured after assault in Padiham

Blackburn Citizen:

9:42am Monday 13th October 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD man suffered serious head injuries when he was assaulted in Padiham.

East Lancashire police in fight against modern slavery

Blackburn Citizen:

9:39am Monday 13th October 2014

A POLICE crackdown is being launched to stamp out modern slavery in East Lancashire.

Friends' grief over sudden death of 12-year-old Accrington schoolgirl

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A ‘CHARMING, popular and clever’ schoolgirl has died suddenly at the age of 12.

Driver was ‘high’ on drugs while reversing 300 yards down busy Blackburn road

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

A 41-YEAR-OLD man under the influence of drugs reversed more than 300 yards down a busy Blackburn road in the middle of the day.

Blackburn nurse ‘headbutted’ 72-year-old seriously ill patient - court told

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse ‘headbutted’ a seriously ill patient he was meant to be caring for, a court heard.

Crackdown as fake £20 notes hit Blackburn stores

Blackburn Citizen:

10:16am Monday 6th October 2014

SHOPPING centre crime busters are cracking down on fake cash being used to buy goods.

M65 driver escapes with minor injuries after car flips onto roof and catches fire

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Monday 6th October 2014

A DRIVER escaped with minor injuries when the car he was driving flipped onto its roof, landed in a field and caught fire.

Oswaldtwistle couple knocked unconscious in brutal attack outside pub

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Saturday 4th October 2014

A HUSBAND and wife were left unconscious in a brutal and unprovoked assault in a town centre.

Part of M65 closed after concerns over man sitting on bridge

Blackburn Citizen:

2:35pm Friday 3rd October 2014

PART of the M65 had to be shut this afternoon after a driver raised concerns about a man sitting on a bridge.

East Lancs teenager’s death blamed on drugs

Blackburn Citizen: A minister rejects proposals for drugs rooms for heroin addicts in Brighton and Hove

1:25pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A CORONER has said he has ‘immense suspicions’ about the circumstances that led to a teenager’s death.

Concern over achievement of pupils at Blackburn primary school

Blackburn Citizen: Ofsted carried out the follow-up inspection

9:08am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE achievement of pupils at a Blackburn primary school is continuing to cause concern, inspectors said.

Former Blackburn police inspector cleared of double rape

Blackburn Citizen: Former St Ambrose teacher accused of historic sexual abuse appears in court

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A FORMER Blackburn police inspector who was accused of raping two women has been cleared of all charges.

Dog that attacked Blackburn postmen must be muzzled

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

CONDITIONS have been placed on the owner of a dog that attacked two postmen.

‘Stray dog’ fines will only be for repeat offenders

Blackburn Citizen: A stray dog

2:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOG owners who persistently allow their animals to stray will be fined £100 – but not first-time offenders, following widespread concerns.

Troubled Polish son hanged himself a year after moving to East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

10:20am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A POLISH man took his own life less than a year after moving to East Lancashire, an inquest heard.

East Lancs man jailed for 20 years of child abuse

Blackburn Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 59-YEAR-OLD man who abused young girls for more than 20 years has been sent to prison.

Blackburn heritage festival could be made annual event

Blackburn Citizen: Former X Factor star Stacey Solomon

3:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A HERITAGE festival could become an annual event following its first year success.

More powers for Lancashire police support officers welcomed

Blackburn Citizen: PATROL FORCE: The University of Worcester is planning to fund the salaries of two PCSOs to patrol its campuses.

1:59pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE community support officers have been given extra powers allowing them to hand out penalty notices.

Morning delays after M65 van fire

Blackburn Citizen:

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

TRAFFIC was queuing on the M65 this morning because of a van fire.

COOL BRAND: East Lancashire wallpaper firm right up there with Aston Martin

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

BOSSES at a designer wallpaper company in East Lancashire are celebrating after being named one of the country’s ‘coolest’ brands for the fifth year in a row.

VIDEO: Blackburn punch victim’s parents spread word at school

Blackburn Citizen:

1:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE parents of a man killed by one punch in Blackburn town centre are hoping his story will help primary pupils consider their actions.

Do you recognise this Clitheroe flasher?

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

DETECTIVES hunting a man who indecently exposed himself in front of a group of girls have released an Evofit image.

'Lunatic' drivers slammed after M65 motorway chaos

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have called for an end to ‘lunatic’ driving near roadworks on the M65.

Blackburn dog owner whose pet attacked two postmen taken to court

Blackburn Citizen:

2:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A DOG owner whose pet has attacked two postmen is being taken to court by her housing association.

Accrington woman's miraculous recovery from childhood cancer gives encouragement to others

Blackburn Citizen:

2:31pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A WOMAN who was given just three weeks to live when she was a baby is celebrating her ‘miracle’ recovery.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS: East Lancs headteacher wants to hold classes in the woods

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A HEADTEACHER is considering converting her new primary into a ‘forest school’.

Two arrested after man kidnapped and thrown into Blackburn canal - before being stoned

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a man was dragged off the street, assaulted and thrown into a canal.

Seven-year-old boy attacked by dog in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Sussex posties deliver plea over problem pets with attack nearly once a week

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy needed hospital treatment for facial injuries after he was bitten by a dog in Blackburn.

Lancashire 'Titanic' museum finds new HQ

Blackburn Citizen:

3:01pm Monday 22nd September 2014

LANCASHIRE’S Titanic Museum has docked at its new home.

Blackburn abuser who raped girl jailed for 17 years

Blackburn Citizen:

9:57am Monday 22nd September 2014

A RAPIST who sexually abused a young girl has been put behind bars for 17 years.

LUCKY ESCAPE: Blackburn family flee from bedroom blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

9:53am Monday 22nd September 2014

A FAMILY had to flee their home when a blaze broke out in a upstairs bedroom.

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