Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author

Jessica Cree LATEST

Dangerous driver jailed after 'sickening' crash left East Lancs man disabled

Blackburn Citizen:

9:08am Friday 21st November 2014

A DRIVER told not to drive because of a condition that made him fall asleep caused a ‘sickening’ head-on crash that left a motorcyclist with massive brain injuries.

Afghan asylum seeker found guilty of sex with Blackburn schoolgirl

Blackburn Citizen: child

9:16am Thursday 20th November 2014

AN AFGHAN asylum seeker who struck up a sexual relationship with a child has been found guilty.

Delays on M65 after two-car smash

Blackburn Citizen:

9:01am Thursday 20th November 2014

TRAFFIC is easing on the M65 following a crash.

Balaclava-clad robbers in £100k farmhouse jewellery haul

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

BALACLAVA-clad burglars broke into a million pound farmhouse before stealing £100,000 worth of jewellery.

Asbestos safety advice on offer

Blackburn Citizen: Asbestos waste experts wearing protective clothing start work after receiving material from a school

4:32pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

TEACHERS are to be given advice on how they can keep themselves and their pupils safe from asbestos in schools.

Equipment seized from noisy Nelson neighbours

Blackburn Citizen: The house in Castle Street, Nelson which was visited

5:21pm Monday 17th November 2014

NOISY Nelson residents have had stereo equipment and televisions seized from their home.

Burnley roadworks woe set to continue

Blackburn Citizen: Roadworks barriers

5:10pm Monday 17th November 2014

TAILBACKS are set to continue on a major route into Burnley town centre as roadworks run over schedule.

Immigration officers halt wedding of Blackburn man and Californian bride-to-be

Blackburn Citizen:

9:04am Monday 17th November 2014

AN ENGAGED couple were left devastated when immigration officers swooped on their wedding ceremony and told them they couldn't tie the knot.

VIDEO: Accrington mill wrecked by 'suspicious' blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 17th November 2014

AN 'INTENSE' blaze, believed to be arson, caused severe damage at a former factory.

UPDATE: Roof caves in after Burnley 'arson' attack

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 17th November 2014

A SUSPECTED arson attack on a Burnley house caused the roof to collapse as it spread to neighbouring homes.

Motorbike goes up in flames in Burnley

Blackburn Citizen:

11:44am Saturday 15th November 2014

A MOTORBIKE which was believed to have been stolen was found on fire by passing police.

East Lancashire women helped by law scheme

Blackburn Citizen: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

1:11pm Friday 14th November 2014

WOMEN across East Lancashire have been diverted away from the criminal justice system thanks to an innovative new project, police have said.

Asylum seeker accused of sex with Blackburn schoolgirl

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

11:50am Friday 14th November 2014

AN AFGHAN asylum seeker is on trial accused of sexual activity with a schoolgirl.

Former Accrington headteacher cleared of sex assault on pupil

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A FORMER headteacher accused of gross indecency with a pupil was cleared by a jury in just 11 minutes.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after Burnley stabbing

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD man was in a 'serious condition' last night after being stabbed in the leg.

Former Accrington headteacher accused of sex assault on pupil

Blackburn Citizen:

9:03am Tuesday 11th November 2014

A HEADTEACHER has gone on trial accused of gross indecency with a pupil more than a decade ago.

East Lancs GP suspended after convincing patient to share fungal toenail medication

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A GP who convinced a patient to share his fungal toenail medication with him was suspended for a year.

FIREWORKS AMBUSH: Anger as Blackburn yobs pelt fire crews answering 999 calls

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 4th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have come under attack from yobs who threw fireworks at them after calling for help.

MP Jack Straw hails plan to replace cautions with suspended prosecutions

Blackburn Citizen: MP Jack Straw

5:02pm Monday 3rd November 2014

AN EAST Lancashire MP has welcomed plans to scrap police cautions and replace them with a system of suspended prosecutions.

How safe are you in Blackburn town centre?

Blackburn Citizen:

2:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESEARCHERS are asking how safe people in Blackburn are when shopping, studying and spending leisure time in the town centre.

VIDEO: Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Blackburn this morning.

Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

Victims set to be given say in how offenders are dealt with

Blackburn Citizen:

2:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VICTIMS are set to be given a say in how offenders are dealt with after Lancas-hire’s Police and Crime Commissioner unveiled final plans for the co-unty’s community remedy.

Blackburn WW1 servicemen memorial plaques laid in park

Blackburn Citizen:

10:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMORIAL plaques remembering the thousands of Blackburn servicemen killed in the First World War have been laid in a park.

Hit-and-run lorry smashes into cars

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO cars may have to be written off after they were smashed into by a lorry which failed to stop.

UPDATE: Bomb squad called out as suspected Nazi WW2 shell found in Clitheroe

Blackburn Citizen:

9:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE bomb squad was called after a suspected unexploded shell was found at a building site.

Travellers set up camp on road next to council offices in Bacup

Blackburn Citizen:

10:16am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAVELLERS have set up camp on a highway next to council offices in Bacup.

Seriously-ill Blackburn man found after discharging himself from hospital

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SERIOUS-ILL man who went missing has been found safe

Katie Hopkins rapped after comparing Stereo Kicks to ‘teenage boys at an STI clinic’

Blackburn Citizen:

9:57am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE father of singing sensation Reece Bibby has thanked East Lancashire voters for supporting Stereo Kicks through to the next round of the X Factor.

Oscar Pistorius verdict to be challenged by South African prosecutors

Blackburn Citizen: Oscar Pistorius trial

9:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SOUTH African prosecutors will appeal against the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a five-year jail term after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

22-year-old Burnley man dies in Amsterdam

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BURNLEY man has died and his friend is being treated in hospital after they are believed to have taken drugs in Amsterdam.

Burnley nightclub doorman assaulted drunken reveller after he kicked DJ's car

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:38am Monday 27th October 2014

A NIGHTCLUB doorman assaulted a drunken reveller after he kicked a DJ’s car.

East Lancs sex predator snared by 15-year-old girl

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

9:36am Monday 27th October 2014

A JUDGE has praised a ‘savvy’ mother who snared an internet predator after he asked to meet her daughter for sex, even though he knew she was only 15.

Lancashire householders urged to join fight on crime

Blackburn Citizen:

3:19pm Friday 24th October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged not to be left in the dark when it comes to home security.

FIGHTING OBESITY: East Lancs health chief wants no charge at leisure centres

Blackburn Citizen: 'A third of adults across the world are overweight'

2:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

A EAST Lancashire health chief has said NHS England should focus on making entry to leisure centres free to help tackle obesity.

20 jobs facing axe as Blackburn College hit by cuts

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Friday 24th October 2014

TWENTY jobs could be made redundant at Blackburn College.

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.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree