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East Lancs teens warned over 'sharing' explicit photos

Blackburn Citizen:

9:10am Monday 15th September 2014

A WARNING has gone out to young people not to circulate revealing pictures of themselves via text message or social media.

Tribunal says standard of work by East Lancs doctor 'unacceptable'

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE standard of the work of a doctor at East Lancashire hospitals was ‘unacceptable’, a tribunal has found.

Clitheroe cricketers teaming up for tribute

Blackburn Citizen:

3:21pm Friday 12th September 2014

A CRICKET match will take place this weekend in memory of one of the Ribble Valley’s best-known sporting stalwarts.

East Lancs hospital chief: Staff need TLC

Blackburn Citizen:

2:02pm Friday 12th September 2014

ONE of Kevin McGee’s priorities will be ‘putting an arm around’ beleaguered staff at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, after what has been the most difficult year in the organisation’s history.

Accrington Victoria Hospital ward open after repairs to floors

Blackburn Citizen:

2:35pm Thursday 11th September 2014

HEALTH bosses say they are delighted to see the main ward at Accrington Victoria Hospital reopen after it was closed for six weeks.

East Lancs mum sets up support group for fibromyalgia sufferers

Blackburn Citizen:

1:20pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A MUM-of-three has set up a new support group for people who suffer from a long-term condition which causes excruciating pain all over the body.

Troubled Blackburn dental firm ‘starting to improve’

Blackburn Citizen: Free mouth cancer checks on offer at Evesham dentist

4:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A TROUBLED dental surgery in Blackburn has made several improvements over the summer, according to a regulator.

SUPER SIZE: 5XL school uniforms hit East Lancashire shelves

Blackburn Citizen:

9:36am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SUPER-SIZE school uniforms have hit the shelves as nearly one in five children in East Lancashire are now classed as obese.

STRETCHED: Fire engines forced to take East Lancs patients to hospital

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AMBULANCE resources have become so stretched that fire engines have been forced to take some patients to hospital.

East Lancs patients forced to wait too long at Royal Blackburn Hospital

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

10:15am Tuesday 9th September 2014

HUNDREDS of patients arriving at hospital in ambulances are being forced to wait far longer than the recommended 15 minutes to be handed over to emergency staff at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Workmen making good progress at Blackburn Cathedral Quarter

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WORKMEN have begun laying thousands of fresh paving stones as work progresses on Blackburn’s new Cathedral Quarter.

MYSTERY: ‘Unexplained’ death of man at Oswaldtwistle canal spot

Blackburn Citizen:

8:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

MYSTERY surrounds the identity of a man whose body was found in the canal in Oswaldtwistle, police said.

East Lancs child obesity at crisis proportion

Blackburn Citizen:

3:51pm Friday 5th September 2014

DOCTORS have called for an emergency ‘Cobra-style’ taskforce to tackle an imminent childhood obesity crisis.

Concerns over attitude of staff at Whalley care home

Blackburn Citizen:

5:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FAMILIES raised concerns about the attitude of staff at a care home in Whalley during an inspection.

Reward offer over Oswaldtwsitle club blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

5:24pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE owners of a former working men’s club in Oswaldtwistle have appealed for witnesses to come forward after it was destroyed by fire.

East Lancs NHS administrator waits over a year for GP surgery complaint response

Blackburn Citizen:

4:59pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MORE than a year after lodging a formal complaint about her GP surgery, exasperated patient Clare Molyneux is still awaiting a response.

Padiham Practice to upgrade its services and add junior doctor

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MAJOR refurbishment work is set to begin at an award-winning doctors’ surgery in Padiham next week, which should make it easier for patients to make an appointment.

Tributes as East Lancs accident victim loses nine-week battle for survival

Blackburn Citizen:

9:37am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has lost his nine-week battle for survival after an accident in Clayton-le-Moors, despite showing signs that he might recover.

Woman jailed over death of Boundary Mill founder

Blackburn Citizen:

9:54am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for three years after causing the death of Tom Bannister, whose family founded the Boundary Mill retail chain in Colne.

'Speculation' over 450 job losses at BAE Systems

Blackburn Citizen:

9:39am Monday 1st September 2014

BAE Systems has moved to reassure employees after claims that up to 450 management jobs could be axed.

Police probe arson attack on Darwen home

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A LORRY driver was left distraught after a suspected arson attack gutted his home.

Police probe Oswaldtwistle club blaze

Blackburn Citizen: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

8:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SUSPICIOUS fire ripped through a former working men’s club.

East Lancs heart disease teen backs national campaign

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A BARNOLDSWICK teenager born with congenital heart disease is backing a national campaign.

GOOD NEIGHBOURS AWARDS: Heart-warming ceremony recognises inspiring champions of our community

Blackburn Citizen:

9:44am Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE were tears, cheers and an ice bucket challenge laid down to the leader of the council, as eight unsung heroes were recognised at Blackburn with Darwen’s Good Neighbours Awards.

Concern as East Lancs Asian women fail to take up sessions after heart attacks

Blackburn Citizen: Monday morning is said to be the time when people are most likely to have a heart attack

9:39am Thursday 28th August 2014

EAST Lancashire health chiefs have raised concerns about the apparent reluctance of Asian women to attend rehab sessions after suffering a heart attack.

1,000 operations cancelled in a year at East Lancs hospitals

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Thursday 28th August 2014

MORE than 1,000 operations were cancelled by the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals in 2013/14, an increase of nearly 30 per cent on the previous year.

Hospital bosses told to slash cost of parking

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HOSPITAL bosses have been told to slash the cost of parking for certain groups of patients, under new government guidelines.

'Deep concerns' over East Lancs ambulance response times

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

10:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

‘SERIOUS concerns’ have again been raised about the poor ambulance response times in rural parts of East Lancashire.

'Shocking' new figures show babies and toddlers taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with alcohol poisoning

Blackburn Citizen: COMMENT - Boy 10, admits headbutting teacher - but we can't tell you where

9:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

DOZENS of babies and toddlers have been taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with alcohol poisoning, according to ‘shocking’ new figures.

Concern over plans to increase number of lesser qualified doctors in East Lancashire hospitals

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

CONCERNS have been raised over plans to expand the number of lesser qualified doctors working in the NHS.

Faulty floor closes part of Clitheroe hospital just three months after £7.8million building opened

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

PART of the new Clitheroe Community Hospital has been closed due to a fault with the flooring – just three months after the £7.8 million building opened.

Blackburn medics could fly to conflict zones

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL medics at the Royal Blackburn Hospital could soon be drafted into conflict zones around the world after offering their services to the Army reserve unit.

Shock at East Lancs cot-death statistics

Blackburn Citizen: ROCK-A-BYE: It is important that new parents are aware of guidelines for reducing the risk of cot death

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

East Lancashire has some of the highest rates of cot death in England.

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A666 out of Darwen last night.

Furnishing rooms to help elderly in homes dismissed as a total gimmick

Blackburn Citizen:

2:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CARE homes have been told to furnish residents’ rooms with their own bedsheets, curtains and furniture in a bid to make them less “austere and alien”.

Online game shows how East Lancs ambulance staff deal with ‘unusual’ emergencies

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AMBULANCE chiefs have created a ‘humorous’ computer game, including animated shark attacks and alien invasions, in a bid to raise awareness about 999 services.

£1million boost for cancer care in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

10:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHARITY bosses have announced a new £1 million fund to boost cancer care in East Lancashire, in a bid to tackle some of the worst ‘death rates’ for the condition in England.

East Lancs hospital bosses in bed sores clampdown

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HOSPITAL bosses have begun a clamp down on bed sores as part of a bid to deliver ‘harm free care’.

Lancashire health boss defends NHS record

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Azhar Ali

8:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

LANCASHIRE health boss Azhar Ali has defended his ‘NHS record’ in response to recent attacks in the media.

Care agency operating in Hyndburn rapped by watchdog

Blackburn Citizen: Care Quality Commission

7:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A CARE agency which operates in Rishton and Great Harwood has rebutted allegations of abuse made against its staff.

New East Lancs mental health unit ‘due by 2017’

Blackburn Citizen: One in ten in town have mental health problems

3:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

NHS chiefs are to launch formal plans for a new 72-bed mental health unit for East Lancashire patients.

Medal for ‘healthy’ E Lancs gran who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 50 years ago

Blackburn Citizen:

2:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE nation’s growing problem with diabetes has again been highlighted this week, with new figures revealing that a staggering £2.2 million is now spent every day on insulin and other related prescriptions.

NHS cuts blamed for rise in staff stress

Blackburn Citizen: UNDER PRESSURE: The majority of violence against NHS staff occurs in A&E departments.

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NHS cuts have been blamed for a large increase in staff suffering from stress at a major health trust.

East Lancs patient diaries scheme to give the real picture

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:53pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOME ambulance patients will be asked to fill out diaries during their trip to hospital, in a bid to capture comprehensive information about NHS services in East Lancashire.

East Lancashire hospitals’ poor deal on supplies

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEWLY-published ‘efficiency data’ has suggested the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals are paying over the odds for various medical and surgical items.

Blackburn patient in agonising two-year wait for new hips

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A DAD-of-three said he had suffered a ‘horrendous’ two years after fighting for the NHS to give him two new hips.

Lancashire council bosses in call for alcohol warning labels

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

COUNCIL bosses have backed calls to introduce health warnings on alcoholic drinks - and even want a minimum price on booze.

Hospital bosses forced to apologise over treatment of East Lancs pensioner

Blackburn Citizen:

9:17am Monday 11th August 2014

HEALTH bosses have been forced to apologise after a three-year dispute with a campaigner whose elderly mum died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

East Lancs foodbanks sees demand rocket over school holidays

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Foodbank manager Ros Duerden

2:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

FOODBANKS have seen a huge spike in referrals since the start of the shool holidays.

Darwen taxi driver in road safety plea

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

A TAXI driver wants to re-ignite a campaign to install safety barriers along a ‘dangerous’ section of road through Darwen after seeing a pedestrian injured in the same spot where her father suffered fatal injuries while crossing the road.

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