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East Lancs woman Guiding her way to top honour

Blackburn Citizen: Helen Lockwood has been recognised as one of the top Guides in the country after setting up her own group in Clayton-le-Moors.

3:58pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

HELEN Lockwood has been recognised as one of the top Guides in the country after setting up her own group in Clayton-le-Moors.

Hospice tribute for much-missed boss

Blackburn Citizen: Melanie Ashworth (Peter Ashworth’s daughter), Susan Ashworth (Peter’s widow), Kaye Bartle (Fundraising Manager, Pendleside Hospice) and Chris Gribben (General Manager, Charter Walk Shopping Centre).

4:39pm Monday 24th November 2014

PENDLESIDE Hospice has receive a huge donation in memory of a former retail boss.

Parents with premature babies return to Burnley unit for day of celebration

Blackburn Citizen: Katy Bowmer, Amanda Gilpin and Angela, Ruqsana Patel, Stacey and Wendy Stevenson, Clare Harrison and Nicolle Egan

11:54am Wednesday 19th November 2014

DOZENS of mums who gave birth to premature babies gathered to share their experiences and celebrate the 'wonderful staff' at Burnley General Hospital.

Grieving widow sues Royal Blackburn Hospital over failings

Blackburn Citizen:

9:33am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A GRIEVING widow has launched a legal claim against the Royal Blackburn Hospital after her late husband suffered a 'catalogue of mistreatment'.

Lancashire nurses win award for research works

Blackburn Citizen: A team of nine nurses attended a glamorous ceremony in London to collect a Nursing Times Award, which recognises their 'outstanding' work to improve dementia care and treatment.

3:18pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

CLINICAL research nurses at Lancashire's mental health trust have scooped a national prize.

Lancashire farmers on alert after bird flu found in Yorkshire

Blackburn Citizen:

9:09am Tuesday 18th November 2014

LANCASHIRE farmers have been put on alert after an outbreak of 'bird flu' in Yorkshire.

Fewer patients dying in crisis-hit East Lancashire hospitals

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

9:22am Friday 14th November 2014

NEW ‘death rate’ figures for the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Hospitals suggest two fewer patients are dying unnecessarily each week.

East Lancashire health plan on despite Bolton ‘snub’

Blackburn Citizen:

2:40pm Thursday 13th November 2014

HEALTH chiefs are forging ahead with plans to create a 'centre of excellence' for vascular services - despite surgeons from Bolton refusing to move their to work to East Lancashire.

Darwen student shortlisted for amateur rally photographer award

Blackburn Citizen:

1:35pm Thursday 13th November 2014

RALLY driving fanatic Robin Ellison has once again been shortlisted in a national amateur photography contest.

Fears raised over East Lancashire GPs’ firm shares

Blackburn Citizen: MP Graham Jones

3:20pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

CONCERNS have been raised about 'potential conflicts of interest' that could arise after 30 GP practices in East Lancashire bought shares in a newly-formed private healthcare company.

Pendle cafe will provide a trip down memory lane for East Lancs pensioners

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

PENSIONERS from across East Lancashire could soon be taking trips to a 'reminiscence cafe' - full of items from the 1950s and 60s.

East Lancs hospitals receive record number of clinical negligence complaints

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Wednesday 12th November 2014

THE Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals received a record number of clinical negligence claims last year, resulting in pay-outs totalling £7.3million.

East Lancs hospitals management ‘go back to the floor’ for plan

Blackburn Citizen: Kevin McGee

3:10pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

THE chief executive of East Lancashire's hospitals was put through the wringer as part of a 'Back to the Floor' initiative.

VIDEO: Olympic medallist on hand to unveil new Ribble Valley school sports hall

Blackburn Citizen: Headteacher Mrs Judith Child with Olympic medalist Jon Schofield, chair of governors Dr Andrew Clayton and pupils

1:51pm Monday 10th November 2014

AN OLYMPIC medallist was on hand to unveil the 'astounding' new sports hall at his old school in the Ribble Valley.

East Lancs Muslims’ shock at flu ‘pig vaccine’

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 11th November 2014

PUBLIC health bosses have been slammed for failing to offer a 'suitable' vaccine to Muslim children as part of a major new flu immunisation programme.

Skip hire boss furious as six years worth of paperwork lost in 'arson'

Blackburn Citizen: Offices in the portacabins at TCS (Waste) Ltd, Heys St, Great Harwood, which were gutted after being set on fire last night. Pictured is John Gribbins, who works on the site.

2:57pm Friday 7th November 2014

A SKIP hire firm has lost six years' worth of paperwork after a suspected arson attack on its office cabins.

Dentists hit by fee increase

Blackburn Citizen:

10:02am Friday 7th November 2014

DENTISTS have claimed a hike in their fees will make it more difficult for patients to get appointments on the NHS.

Blackburn fire crews busiest in county on Bonfire Night

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Friday 7th November 2014

FIRE crews have issued a safety warning after they were called to dozens of dangerous bonfires across East Lancashire.

Burnley grandma left terrified after firework smashes through window and lands on her bed

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 7th November 2014

A BURNLEY grandma was left terrified after a large firework smashed through the double-glazed window in her bedroom.

Award for Burnley pram rescue hero ‘Dino’

Blackburn Citizen:

5:01pm Thursday 6th November 2014

A MAINTENANCE worker who came to the rescue of a woman whose pram had broken has been named employee of the month at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Weekend GP appointments to ease pressure on East Lancashire hospitals

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

1:54pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

WEEKEND and evening appointments are set to be offered by some GP practices in Pennine Lancashire this winter, in a bid to ease pressure on the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Hospitals.

‘Catch-up’ jabs stop measles outbreaks

Blackburn Citizen: MMR rates rise - but Sussex still at risk of measles outbreak

1:15pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

DOZENS of children in East Lancashire have contracted measles in recent years, but there have been no confirmed cases since January following a successful vaccination programme.

Royal Blackburn Hospital police scheme hailed

Blackburn Citizen:

9:49am Monday 3rd November 2014

HEALTH bosses are pleased with the progress being made by specially-trained police permanently stationed at Blackburn’s emergency department.

Blackburn service to help families grieve

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE Royal Blackburn Hospital has boosted its support for grieving families by holding its first memorial service to remember patients who died in the critical care unit.

Lancashire bus pass price hike may be reviewed

Blackburn Citizen:

2:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

MINISTERS said they may reconsider rules around school transport after Ribble Valley’s MP claimed new charges imposed by Lancashire County Council were ‘discriminatory’.

£2.2m for extra beds at East Lancashire's hospitals

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

EAST Lancashire’s hospitals will receive an extra £2.2 million to help cope with an expected surge of urgent and emergency patients this winter.

12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after Darwen Moors accident

Blackburn Citizen:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOUNTAIN bikers have been urged to take care on slippery gravel track on Darwen Moors after a 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital.

Plea to help keep adopted Lancashire siblings together

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNTY chiefs have appealed for prospective adopters to help keep brothers and sisters together by taking in more than one child.

Knitted East Lancs poppies to appear in First World War memorial

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

HUNDREDS of knitted poppies made by East Lancashire residents will be part of a public art display to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Former Blackburn doctor accused of 'fiddling' prescription

Blackburn Citizen: Young people in Bexley encouraged to get tested for chlamydia

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A DOCTOR has been accused of increasing the length of a patient’s prescription ‘for personal gain’.

East Lancashire hospitals failing to hit targets

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:23am Friday 24th October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that several cancer services at East Lancashire’s hospitals appear to be falling short of the quality standards set by the NHS.

Criticism of government plan to pay £55 to GPs for each person identified with dementia

Blackburn Citizen:

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PAYING family doctors £55 a time to identify cases of dementia will be a prescription for misdiagnosis, East Lancashire’s patients’ champion Russ McLean has warned.

Recruitment of temporary East Lancs health chief cost £21k

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

9:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A RECRUITMENT agency was paid £21,000 for the appointment of the temporary chief executive at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals, in what one campaigner has called a ‘slap in the face’ for frontline staff.

No incidents caused by 999 crews’ overtime ban

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

1:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AMBULANCE chiefs said there were no ‘adverse incidents’ in East Lancashire due to crews refusing to take on overtime shifts last week as part of a national pay dispute.

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.

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