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Boy dies after falling from motorbike in Whitworth quarry

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

5:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has died after falling from a motorbike in a Whitworth quarry.

‘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.

Blackburn postman attack dog strikes again

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Monday 22nd September 2014

A MOTHER-OF-TWO said she fears losing her home after her dog attacked a postman for the second time.

Burnley pupils and staff celebrate ‘exceptional’ start to academic year

Blackburn Citizen:

1:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF and students at a Burnley high school are celebrating an ‘exceptional’ start to the academic year.

East Lancs violence ‘hot spots’ to be targeted in binge drinking crackdown

Blackburn Citizen:

9:38am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE dangers of irresponsible drinking are being highlighted as part of a week-long police campaign.

VIDEO: Lancashire Police hail knife amnesty a success

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

‘POTENTIALLY lethal wea-pons’ have been handed into police as part of a knife amnesty.

Glowing report for Burnley 'superschool' after spell in special measures

Blackburn Citizen:

1:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BURNLEY ‘superschool’ which was put in special measures has been given a glowing report by inspectors.

UPDATE: Crimewatch appeal for Blackburn pickpocket suspects

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OFFICERS are hoping CCTV footage from three pickpocket thefts in Blackburn featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme will help them trace those responsible.

Man taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling down embankment

Blackburn Citizen: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN suffered suspected neck and shoulder injuries when he fell 10ft down an embankment.

Power cut affecting Burnley homes

Blackburn Citizen: power cut switching off a fuse box

9:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Burnley are reporting being without electricity this morning.

NIGHTMARE: Traveller cleared of rape outside Blackburn club speaks out

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAVELLER cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’.

Police seek four men over Blackburn bar attack

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have released CCTV images of four men they believe could have vital information about an attack on two men in a Blackburn bar.

Huge delays on M6 after crash

Blackburn Citizen:

1:46pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS are reporting huge delays on the M6 this afternoon.

Dog dies after getting into difficulty while swimming in East Lancashire quarry

Blackburn Citizen:

12:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DOG died after getting into difficulty while swimming in an East Lancashire quarry.

Burnley couple escape house blaze with pet dogs

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A COUPLE and their two bull terriers had to escape their home when a fire started in the kitchen.

Woman's anger as Blackburn street 'plagued by rats'

Blackburn Citizen:

9:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has spoken of her disgust after rats plagued her street.

Finale as Great Harwood cinema faces demolition

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER cinema which has fallen into disrepair could be demolished and turned into flats if planning permission is granted.

Gas pipe work has left Billington roads in a ‘mess’

Blackburn Citizen:

2:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley councillor has been left feeling ‘angry’ after Billington’s roads were left a ‘mess’ after a gas pipe installation.

UPDATE: Rawtenstall traffic chaos as crash driver cut from car

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS faced rush-hour chaos yesterday after a serious crash caused a main road to be closed.

East Lancs primary children get lessons in hate crime

Blackburn Citizen: Sylvia Lancaster

7:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A HATE crime awareness charity is spreading its message to primary school children.

UPDATE: Blackburn woman in court accused of murder of 18-year-old

Blackburn Citizen: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared at the crown court charged with the murder of a teenager.

Blackburn mother of Reeva Steenkamp 'cannot believe' Pistorius verdict

Blackburn Citizen: June Steenkamp

11:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by her paralympic athlete boyfriend has said she 'cannot believe' the judge believed his story.

AUDIO: Listen to Blackburn thief trying to sell stolen phone

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

5:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who turned detective managed to record a 10-minute conversation of a man trying to sell his phone which had been stolen during a robbery.

Blackburn postman stole money in first month on job

Blackburn Citizen: A Royal Mail post box

5:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

A POSTMAN has admitted stealing cash from mail that he was meant to be delivering.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Blackburn Citizen: Oscar Pistorius

9:29am Friday 12th September 2014

PARALYMPIC athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide.

Burnley couple ‘lucky to be alive’ after Turkey holiday crash

Blackburn Citizen:

9:22am Thursday 11th September 2014

A BURNLEY couple were seriously injured in a car crash as they travelled from the airport to their holiday apartment in Turkey.

Death crash inquiry of Blackburn man moves to Algeria

Blackburn Citizen:

9:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

FRENCH police have said they have closed their investigation into the death of a former East Lancashire council boss.

East Lancs lecturer escapes child porn case jail term

Blackburn Citizen:

9:07am Thursday 11th September 2014

A COLLEGE lecturer who downloaded hundreds of pornographic images and videos of young children has avoided being sent to jail.

East Lancashire's 'most wanted' man in South Africa

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

AN international manhunt has been launched to trace East Lancashire’s ‘most wanted man’.

Lancashire couple run up cash for Alzheimer’s cause

Blackburn Citizen:

2:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DEPUTY headteacher and his wife have been praised by a charity chair for their dedicated fundraising efforts.

Tributes pour in for Blackburn teenager as woman charged with murder

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TRIBUTES are pouring in for a teenager who was stabbed to death in Blackburn.

Woman’s horror at finding Oswaldtwistle canal body

Blackburn Citizen:

9:22am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A HOLIDAYMAKER who found a dead body floating in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal has said she has been unable to sleep since making the gruesome discovery.

Drunk robber threatens Blackburn Tesco workers with knife over bottle of Lambrini

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THIS is the moment terrified supermarket staff were threatened by a ‘drunk’ robber with a bread knife after they refused to sell him alcohol.

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