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BE VIGILANT: Blackburn children treated for meningitis

Blackburn Citizen:

4:25pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH chiefs have urgent parents to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after two Blackburn nursery children were taken to hospital with signs of the infection.

More than half of North West residents failing to get eyes tested regularly

Blackburn Citizen: Children's Christmas sight clinic in Taunton

2:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEW research has suggested that more than half of people in the North West are failing to get their eyes tested regularly.

Drug addicts’ syringes dumped in Padiham cemetery

Blackburn Citizen:

10:02am Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS have blasted drug users for leaving their syringes in a Padiham cemetery.

Chemical leak scare closes Accrington town centre

Blackburn Citizen:

9:11am Monday 20th October 2014

FIRE crews cordoned off a large area of Accrington town centre on Saturday as they investigated a possible chemical leak.

Bishop of Blackburn: Churches in East Lancashire must change - or die...

Blackburn Citizen:

9:08am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bishop of Blackburn has warned that churches in East Lancashire need to undergo radical changes to avoid ‘withering away’ like the cotton industry.

Accrington chemical leak victims given the all clear

Blackburn Citizen:

8:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO office workers and two firefighters have been given the all clear after crews investigated a possible chemical leak in Accrington town centre.

East Lancs mum backs new campaign after losing her mum to cancer

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MUM whose family has been devastated by cancer has called for people to back a major fundraising campaign which culminates in a live TV appeal this evening.

UPDATE: M65 closed for four hours after two-lorry smash

Blackburn Citizen:

10:13am Friday 17th October 2014

MAJOR delays were reported on the M65 this morning after a crash between junctions 1 and 2.

Major delays after 4x4 overturns on M6

Blackburn Citizen:

9:04am Friday 17th October 2014

THERE have been major delays on the M6 this morning after an accident between junctions 32 and 31.

Oswaldtwistle mum with rare neurological condition fears for her children

Blackburn Citizen:

2:24pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A MUM is campaigning for more research into an incurable condition that causes her to fall over, in the hope that both her children could be treated for the disease.

Clitheroe cement manufacturer building on success

Blackburn Citizen:

1:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE ‘Castle Cement’ factory in Clitheroe has hired 27 new staff after a surge in demand for building materials.

M65 driver escapes injury after flipping car onto roof

Blackburn Citizen:

2:03pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MOTORWAY driver escaped injury after an accident on the M65 yesterday.

East Lancs admin worker wins 'employee of the month' for going extra mile for patients

Blackburn Citizen:

1:22pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A ‘WARM and friendly’ health care worker has won the newly-launched employee of the month award at East Lancashire’s hospital trust.

Only a handful of East Lancs homes provide best care, says dementia expert

Blackburn Citizen:

12:45pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ONLY a handful of care homes in East Lancashire are providing good quality care for dementia sufferers, according to an expert trainer.

VIDEO: Thousands of East Lancs workers strike in health pay protests

Blackburn Citizen:

9:44am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THOUSANDS of health workers across East Lancashire took part in co-ordinated strike action yesterday in the first national walk-out over pay in more than 30 years.

Blackburn food firm’s taste of success

Blackburn Citizen:

3:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

A HALAL food manufacturer based in Blackburn has won the headline prize at the English Asian Business Awards.

Therapy wait time reduced in Pennine Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

1:36pm Friday 10th October 2014

HEALTH chiefs said they have managed to reduce the average waiting time for ‘talking therapies’ in Pennine Lancashire to about three weeks.

Baby umbilical cord donors plea as son's life saved

Blackburn Citizen:

9:47am Friday 10th October 2014

A DAD is aiming to encourage more parents to donate their babies’ umbilical cords, after his son’s life was saved by a stem cell transplant.

Partially-sighted Blackburn teen competes in UK’s biggest event for visually-impaired youngster

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A TEENAGER from Blackburn competed in the UK’s biggest track and field event for blind and partially sighted children, after being inspired by the Commonwealth Games.

UPDATE: Two-car smash blocks Accrington road

Blackburn Citizen:

1:56pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A TWO car crash blocked Manchester Road in Accrington earlier today.

Health data leak fears as controversial patient records plan to pilot in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: File photo dated 07/12/10 of an NHS logo. Social enterprises are being allowed to take over £900 million of NHS services without safeguards to ensure they save the taxpayer money and will not go bust, a watchdog has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

9:26am Thursday 9th October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to upload millions of patient records to a central NHS database will be piloted in Blackburn with Darwen.

More ultrasound scans could reduce East Lancashire baby deaths

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

EXPECTANT mums in East Lancashire could be offered more ultrasound scans under plans to reduce the number of stillbirths.

East Lancashire trio on shortlist for health ‘Oscars’

Blackburn Citizen:

1:40pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THREE hospital bosses have been recognised as ‘inspirational leaders’ after being shortlisted for a regional NHS award.

YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER: 55 East Lancs councillors fail to pay tax on time

Blackburn Citizen: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

8:56am Tuesday 7th October 2014

DOZENS of councillors in East Lancashire have been accused of ‘double standards’ after failing to pay their council tax on time, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal.

Bid to cut speed limit on ‘dangerous’ Ribble Valley road

Blackburn Citizen:

3:43pm Monday 6th October 2014

A PARISH council has pledged to keep fighting for a reduced speed limit on a ‘dangerous’ road between Ribchester and Knowle Green.

Voiceover actress the new voice of East Lancs hospitals

Blackburn Citizen:

3:08pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A FORMER health manager has been chosen to be the new ‘voice’ of East Lancashire’s hospitals.

MP claims Burnley traveller sites can be ‘axed’

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Friday 3rd October 2014

BURNLEY Council has pledged to axe plans for permanent traveller sites in the borough – as long as the town’s MP can obtain confirmation from government ministers that the sites are not required.

Darwen slimming coach is among country’s most successful

Blackburn Citizen:

4:40pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A GRANDMA from Darwen has been recognised as one of the most successful slimming coaches in the country.

Burnley residents reject all three proposed travellers site locations

Blackburn Citizen:

3:08pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Councillors were at loggerheads last night over proposals to create three traveller sites in Burnley.

£54k North West ambulance campaign backed

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

2:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

HEALTH chiefs have defended a £54k public relations campaign for the North West Ambulance Service – despite the organisation already being one of the largest spenders on press and communications officers in the NHS.

Blackburn with Darwen volunteers given role to monitor the health services

Blackburn Citizen:

2:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

A PATIENT group has pledged to ramp up the scrutiny of NHS services after taking on 16 volunteer ‘inspectors’.

Angry East Lancashire dog owners’ town hall protest

Blackburn Citizen:

2:07pm Friday 26th September 2014

ANGRY dog owners gave councillors a noisy welcome to Nelson town hall last night, as they staged a protest over plans to increase stray dog fines.

Health bosses report reduction in 'superbug' cases at East Lancs hospitals

Blackburn Citizen:

10:27am Friday 26th September 2014

HEALTH bosses are pleased with the progress being made to prevent hospital ‘superbugs’, after reporting a massive reduction in cases since 2009.

Daughter organises charity event in memory brave East Lancs mother

Blackburn Citizen:

2:57pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A DAUGHTER left devast-ated by the death of her 48-year-old mum from leukaemia has organised a fundraiser in her memory.

NHS chief challenges surprise £4m bill for East Lancs ‘empty spaces’

Blackburn Citizen:

2:01pm Thursday 25th September 2014

NHS chiefs have received an unexpected £4million bill for the ‘empty space’ within East Lancashire’s health centres.

£1million will clear East Lancashire hospital surgery backlog

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

10:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals will benefit from a cash injection of almost £1million to help clear a backlog of patients waiting for surgery.

‘Saying goodbye to pills was right for me’ - bipolar sufferer

Blackburn Citizen:

2:08pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

EVER since Gemma Nolan attempted to take her own life by swallowing a handful of her own anti-depressants, she has been questioning the medication that was intended to make her feel better.

East Lancs hospital workers vote for strike in row over pay

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

12:45pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THOUSANDS of health workers in East Lancashire look set to take strike action in a row over pay.

Blackburn resident trapped eight floors up as two lifts fail in high-rise flats

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DOZENS of elderly residents were stuck in their homes over the weekend after the two lifts broke in their high-rise flats in Blackburn.

Four East Lancashire boroughs in England’s ‘top six’ for drug deaths

Blackburn Citizen:

9:49am Monday 22nd September 2014

A FORMER addict has warned of the increasing use of heroin in East Lancashire, after four boroughs appeared in England’s ‘top six’ for drug deaths.

Speak out on contraception

Blackburn Citizen:

2:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE importance of sexual and reproductive health has been highlighted in East Lancashire as part of a nationwide campaign.

Speak out on contraception

Blackburn Citizen:

2:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE importance of sexual and reproductive health has been highlighted in East Lancashire as part of a nationwide campaign.

Sexual health importance highlighted in East Lancs

Blackburn Citizen:

11:53am Friday 19th September 2014

THE importance of sexual and reproductive health has been highlighted in East Lancashire as part of a nationwide campaign.

‘More research’ plea by Chorley thyroid sufferer

Blackburn Citizen:

11:42am Friday 19th September 2014

A TEACHER whose career ambitions were shattered by thyroid disease is urging health chiefs to fund more research into the condition.

Death riddle of East Lancs man who went missing

Blackburn Citizen:

8:51am Friday 19th September 2014

MYSTERY surrounds the death of wildlife lover Trevor Whitehead, whose body was found in a stream as his rucksack hung from a tree 30 feet overhead.

East Lancs patients with Parkinson's to get help from specialist nurse

Blackburn Citizen:

1:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PARKINSON’s disease patients are set to benefit from a specialist nurse for the first time, after years of campaigning to fund the post in East Lancashire.

East Lancs hospital bosses turn down opportunity to settle 10 negligence claims

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

2:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HEALTH bosses have rejected a deal to settle 10 negligence claims against the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals.

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.

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