Judge issues Lancashire ‘dangerous youngsters’ warning

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

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A JUDGE has warned of a ‘terrible national shortage’ of places in secure units for dangerous youngsters after Lancashire County Council was unable to find one for a teenager with a history of violence.

Prosecution threat for parents who allow female genital mutilation

Blackburn Citizen: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a debate in the House of Commons.

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PARENTS who allow ‘female circumcision’ to happen to their daughters will face prosecution under new measures.

VIDEO FUNNIES: 10 epic athlete fails

Blackburn Citizen:

5:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Commonwealth Games are upon us so when better to watch a video compilation of epic athlete fails that features funny and toe-curling moments of athletics, gymnastics and swimming gone wrong.

Blackburn police officer who admitted having sex on duty found not guilty of misconduct

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A POLICE officer who admitted having sex while on duty has been found not guilty of misconduct in a public office.

New police report highlights use of Tasers

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EACH time police use a Taser it should be robustly justified, according to a new Independ-ent Police Complaints Comm-ission (IPCC) report.

East Lancs village has towering role in top BBC show

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN East Lancashire village was turned into a TV set when stars including Sir Derek Jacobi and Sarah Lancashire rolled into town.

Plans to slash East Lancs weekend paramedic cover suspended

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

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to slash weekend paramedic cover in Blackburn, Burnley and Nelson have been suspended, after concerns ‘lives could be lost’.

Blackburn schools’ build work to end after years of disruption

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YEARS of building work at schools across Blackburn is coming to an end.

Ex-Rover Flitcroft launches eco-friendly homes firm - Flitcraft

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AS Chorley FC prepares for life in the Skrill North division next season, Garry Flitcroft could be forgiven for ploughing all of his energies into football.

Watch out as East Lancs temperatures soar, say health bosses

Blackburn Citizen:

9:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TODAY could be the hottest day of the year in East Lancashire.

Pizza Hut toilet row terror for Blackburn waitress

Blackburn Citizen:

9:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DRUNKEN yob intimidated a teenage Pizza Hut waitress so much, she had a panic attack and collapsed.

SHOCK: East Lancs couple receive £500m electricity bill

Blackburn Citizen:

9:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLUNDERING electricity chiefs estimated shocked grandparents Nigel and Linda Brotherton had run up a massive electric bill of more than £500million.

East Lancs care home blasted for a second time

Blackburn Citizen: Care Quality Commission logo

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CARE home has been rapped by a watchdog for the second time this year after failing to make improvements.

Residents’ petition over Darwen factory noise

Blackburn Citizen:

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS close to a factory in Darwen have launched a petition complaining about its operating hours, noise and traffic.

Rishton community happy after surgery given reprieve

Blackburn Citizen:

2:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DOCTOR’S surgery has been given a reprieve by a local health centre.

East Lancs soldier’s war story goes to print at last

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE memoirs of a Nelson soldier who fought in the First World War has been published thanks to the efforts of his long-admiring great-grandson.

More children finding permanent homes across Lancashire, figures show

Blackburn Citizen:

2:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GROWING numbers of children in care are finding permanent homes, thanks to an increase in adoptions across Lancashire.

Lancashire baby invited to help celebrate Prince George’s first birthday

Blackburn Citizen:

2:22pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LITTLE boy who shares his birthday with Prince George was one of just 12 children to be given a special coin to mark the day.

East Lancs cancer battler Sam Shaw takes it to the max, says mum

Blackburn Citizen: He started chemotherapy immediately after his diagnosis last January and had been receiving intense treatment ever since.

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HODDLESDEN youngster Sam Shaw is enjoying life after being given the all-clear from cancer.

Award for East Lancs group’s ‘incredible’ fundraising efforts

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FUNDRAISING group that has raised more than £2million in half a century has received a national award from Cancer Research UK.

Giant turbines on way to Coal Clough Wind Farm

Blackburn Citizen: GREEN LIGHT: Carmarthenshire's planning committee approved an application to erect a wind turbine on land off Heol Ddu on the outskirts of Ammanford.

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE first delivery of eight enormous wind turbines to Coal Clough Wind Farm will take place later this week.

East Lancs teenager punched police officer

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A VIOLENT teenager who attacked three Nelson police officers on July 4 is facing sentence by Burnley magistrates.

East Lancs entrepreneurs offered free space

Blackburn Citizen: Positivity needed

2:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LANCASHIRE’S bright spark entrepreneurs can get six months’ rent-free office space in Blackburn, Nelson or Chorley for thinking up the best business idea.

East Lancs dangerous dog owners urged to attend police ‘surgery’

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DOG owners who think their pets may be potentially ‘dangerous’ are being encouraged to attend a police ‘surgery’.

Blackburn nursery boss demands action over hostel users shouting and swearing

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE deaf and mute manager of a Blackburn nursery has called for action to tackle drunks fighting and swearing outside the nearby Salvation Army hostel.

Mum-of-two suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by banned Blackburn driver

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTHER suffered life-changing injuries after a disqualified driver crashed into her car as she was waiting to pull away from outside a post office.

Jayden Parkinson trial to resume later this week

Blackburn Citizen: Jayden Parkinson

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering ex-Pendle schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson was sent home yesterday and will resume deliberations on Thursday.

Tributes pour in for Burnley teen who died in road crash

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEENAGER who died in a road crash in Hapton has left a huge hole in the lives of everyone who knew her, according to her family.

Lancashire police force gives value for money, according to report

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REVIEW of the county’s policing has concluded that despite £54m of cuts and the loss of more than 600 officers, the force gives ‘outstanding’ value for money.

I regret my actions, says sex case police officer

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A POLICE officer who allegedly ignored calls because he was having sex on duty has admitted ‘my career has come to an end’.

East Lancs youngsters risking lives in open water after reservoir death

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS are risking their lives diving into open water just weeks after an East Lancashire teenager died in a reservoir.

QUIZ: How well do you know your town?

Blackburn Citizen: Major investment key to prevent Blackburn town centre decline

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in Blackburn have a degree? What proportion of people in Accrington are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Extra training bid to help end female genital mutilation

Blackburn Citizen: Experts estimate around 1000 girls in Waltham Forest are at risk of mutilation

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEACHERS, doctors and social workers will be given extra training to help spot victims of female genital mutilation.

NOISE NUISANCE: Council seizes music system from East Lancs woman

Blackburn Citizen:

9:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 23-YEAR-old woman’s sound system has been confiscated after complaints from a neighbour.

East Lancs GBH slab man jailed for six years

Blackburn Citizen:

9:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE victim of a ‘ferocious’ revenge attack thought he was going to die when a Burnley man threatened to bring a paving slab crashing down on his head, a court heard.

Litter worry as Sudell bins cut down to size

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has slammed the decision to replace large bins with smaller ones on streets in his area.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

Blackburn Citizen: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Cautious welcome for Milnshaw 100-homes bid

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Paul Cox

4:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to create almost 100 homes on former warehousing land in Milnshaw has been cautiously received by residents.

East Lancs Asda stores to get lifesaving heart machines

Blackburn Citizen:

4:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SUPERMARKETS will be kitted out with lifesaving cardiac machines for shoppers and staff to use in emergencies.

East Lancs cadet’s royal honour

Blackburn Citizen:

4:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MARINE cadet was chosen by royal appointment for a special parade at Buckingham Palace.

Plane enthusiasts given chance to fly fighter jet - on their phone

Blackburn Citizen:

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTHUSIASTS have been given the chance to climb aboard a 1,500mph fighter jet built in East Lancashire - via an app on their phones.

East Lancashire set to bathe in sunshine

Blackburn Citizen:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EAST Lancashire is expected to be bathed in warm sunshine this week.

East Lancs foodbanks to provide a summer holiday lifeline

Blackburn Citizen:

4:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SCHOOL summer holidays will leave many families across East Lancashire relying on foodbanks to feed their children, according to experts.

Peace scarf set to go on display for Burnley vigil

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PEACE scarf is set to go on public display as anti-nuclear campaigners stage their annual vigil in Burnley town centre.

Lancashire police in action over bad driving

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police has started a ‘week of action’ to combat anti-social driving in the Ribble Valley.

Caring Blackburn father-of-two loses lifelong illness battle

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FATHER-of-two, described by his family as funny and caring, has lost his fight against bowel cancer, aged 31.

Call for register to help protect stalkers’ victims

Blackburn Citizen: VICTIM Nurse Jane Clough

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A CAMPAIGNER whose daughter was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend has called for a stalkers’ register where potential victims can check their partner’s history.

Lancashire special constable sets up Polish Facebook group

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POLISH special constable has set up a police Facebook page aimed at people from his native country who live in Lancashire.

Missing Great Harwood girl found safe and well

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TEENAGER from Great Harwood who went missing last week has been found.

Thousands enjoy Beatherder’s unique vibe

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

IF you’re able to catch a pagan wedding, witness bright young things dancing on old cars, and a Manchester icon belting out his version of Madonna’s Like A Virgin, Beatherder must be here again.









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