New homes and shopping hub set to transform Blackburn estate

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to transform an area of the Shadsworth Estate have been unveiled by Twin Valley Homes.

East Lancashire schoolchildren to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations

Blackburn Citizen: Girls in Sussex urged to have cancer vaccination

9:17am Friday 24th October 2014

THOUSANDS of East Lancashire schoolchildren are to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations on the NHS for the first time.

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.

Growing need for traveller sites in Hyndburn, report reveals

Blackburn Citizen:

4:12pm Friday 24th October 2014

THERE is a growing need for traveller sites in Hyndburn, a new report has revealed.

Wedding shop opens in Darwen for curvier brides

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

CURVIER brides in Darwen no longer need to panic about squeezing into that size 14 wedding dress.

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.

Lancashire council planners ask for extra time on fracking decision

Blackburn Citizen: Fracking campaigners’ anger as Government passes bill

2:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council planners have asked for more time to consider two proposed exploration sites for shale gas.

Sand yachting set to return to Lancashire coastline - 12 years after tragic death

Blackburn Citizen:

1:29pm Friday 24th October 2014

SAND yachting is set to return to the Lancashire coastline – 12 years after one of the crafts claimed the life of a Burnley mother-of-two.

East Lancs man refused to pay for broken takeaway window after throwing woman at it

Blackburn Citizen:

1:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BURNLEY worker ended a night out by breaking a takeaway window – by throwing a woman at it, a court was told.

Heartbroken mother of tragic Accrington schoolgirl calls for compulsory flu vaccinations

Blackburn Citizen:

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE heartbroken mum of tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond, who died four days after catching the flu, has called for compulsory vaccinations.

Lancashire Police drive to recruit 220 new special constables

Blackburn Citizen:

1:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Police is launching a drive to recruit 220 new special constables.

Blackburn panto star hoping role in Snow White leads to West End fame

Blackburn Citizen:

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

BLACKBURN’S Miranda Myles hopes her performance as Snow White in this year’s King George’s Hall pantomime will be a stepping stone to West End stardom.

New plans to curb schools ‘extremism’

Blackburn Citizen: Jack Straw

10:42am Friday 24th October 2014

PROPOSALS to tighten the regulation of religious ‘supplementary’ schools without an official new code of practice have been welcomed.

East Lancs drug addict stole £10k from his disabled gran - then blew it on cocaine

Blackburn Citizen: Gang fail in bid to steal cash machine

10:33am Friday 24th October 2014

A MEAN thief who stole almost £10,000 from his 75-year-old disabled grandma and blew it on cocaine, is facing jail.

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.

Deadline close for East Lancashire secondary school admissions

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Friday 24th October 2014

THe deadline for East Lancashire secondary school admissions for September 2015 is next week.

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.

Blackburn man must pay for shop window after throwing himself through it

Blackburn Citizen:

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man threw himself at a glass shop window after police had escorted him out of the Royal Blackburn Hospital and given him a lift into town.

Cat rescued from Blackburn house fire

Blackburn Citizen:

4:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HOUSE fire was started in Blackburn after a cigarette was left in a wicker waste bin at a home Langham Road shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Blackburn community activist winding elderlys' clocks back

Blackburn Citizen:

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A COMMUNITY activist from Blackburn is helping out the elderly and disabled this weekend by putting their clocks back for them.

Third time East Lancs drink driver walks free from court

Blackburn Citizen: Roadside checks will target drivers police suspect of having drunk alcohol or taken drugs.

3:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A THIRD time drink driver involved in a smash while more than twice the limit, has walked free from court.

Lancashire Police 'spy powers' attacked

Blackburn Citizen:

10:45am Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Constabulary has come under fire for using controversial ‘spy powers’.

Police appeal following burglary and Mercedes theft in Whittle-Le-Woods

Blackburn Citizen:

9:46am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE would like to speak to a man in connection with a burglary, theft from a car and the theft of a Mercedes in Whittle-Le-Woods in Chorley.

Energetic East Lancs charity campaigner sky dives to friend's aid

Blackburn Citizen:

2:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN energetic charity campaigner from East Lancashire has performed a sky dive and run a half-marathon in support of a friend diagnosed with cancer.

East Lancs learner driver drove alone to birth emergency

Blackburn Citizen: Should Cornish teenagers have to wait until 18 to drive?

1:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LEARNER driver who took his father’s car and didn’t stop for the police was on his way to an emergency, to assist his friend at a birth, a court was told.

East Lancs schoolchildren's sorrow for missing hen harriers

Blackburn Citizen: People of East Lancashire are being asked to vote for the Skydancer scheme to save hen harriers

2:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS who adopted the two hen harriers who disappeared without a trace in September are said to be devastated.

Firefighters issue fire alarm reminder

Blackburn Citizen: Firefighter fitted smoke alarm saves lives in Downham house fire

2:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house after a halogen heater fell over in a bathroom.

BAFTA hope for TV star Dave Fishwick and his documentary

Blackburn Citizen: Tycoon Dave Fishwick wants to buy the Burnley RBS branch if it goes on the market

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

TV star David Fishwick is hoping to make it two BAFTAs in two years after his latest documentary was nominated for the Scottish version of the awards.

Gawthorpe Hall full of ‘ghoulish goings-on’ for Hallowe’en

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

GAWTHORPE Hall is full of ‘ghoulish goings-on’ for Hallowe’en.

Sacred Heart Primary School after votes for £1k competition

Blackburn Citizen: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

SACRED Heart Primary School in St Silas’s Road is in the running to win £1,000 in a national competition and is seeking votes from the local community.

East Lancs man on historical allegations of sexual abuse

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

1:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

A 50-YEAR-OLD man appeared before Burnley magistrates on historical allegations of sexual abuse.

Optimism over new headteacher at Shuttleworth College

Blackburn Citizen: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

1:23pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE chair of governors at Shuttleworth College said he is confident the school will improve from its latest Ofsted report under the direction of new headteacher Ruth England.

14-year-old Darwen boy first in UK to get 'new ASBO'

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

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has become the first in the country to be made subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order under new legislation which came into force on Monday.

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.

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.

Darwen MP in ‘scrap the lights’ plea to council chiefs

Blackburn Citizen:

4:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry has renewed calls for the new traffic lights at Hollins Grove to be switched off.

Riot police shock for Darwen entrepreneur's big day

Blackburn Citizen:

4:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A YOUNG entrepreneur got a shock when riot police were called to an event she attended for the launch of her online retail site.

£100 stray dog charge ‘could lead to debts’

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR who led the fight against charging £100 for the collection of stray dogs has spoken out ahead of the final decision to be made tonight.

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.

Decision to protect stunning East Lancashire landscape due next month

Blackburn Citizen:

1:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DECISION to designate some of East Lancashire’s most rugged landscapes, from Darwen down to Ramsbottom, as a site of ‘special scientific interest’ is expected next month.

Two East Lancashire councillors in court for not paying council tax

Blackburn Citizen: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

10:43am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO councillors in the Ribble Valley were taken to court for failing to pay their council tax, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal.

'Suicidal' East Lancs dad threatened to blow up estranged partner's flat after wrapping himself in duvet and setting it alight

Blackburn Citizen:

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A ‘SUICIDAL’ dad-of-one broke into his estranged partner's flat, wrapped himself in a duvet, set it alight, threatened to blow the place up when police arrived and barricaded himself in, a court heard.

European Union swoops in to help save hen harrier

Blackburn Citizen: People of East Lancashire are being asked to vote for the Skydancer scheme to save hen harriers

10:41am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE European Union is flying in to help rescue a rare bird in the Trough of Bowland.

East Lancashire health workers in dispute over pay

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

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

Darwen firm ordered to pay £60k after worker hospitalised with lead posioning

Blackburn Citizen:

9:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SCRAP metal firm has been ordered to pay almost £60,000 for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.

Biker badly injured in Hoghton collision

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered serious injuries when he came off his bike following a collision.

Will Straw to shadow East Lancashire 999 crews

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

1:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PARLIAMENTARY hopeful Will Straw will spend time tomorrow shadowing East Lancashire paramedics.

Blackburn punk band hook up with former producer of Nirvana

Blackburn Citizen:

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUNK band from Blackburn has announced that it will work with the former producer of iconic grunge band Nirvana for its upcoming fourth studio album.

98-year-old East Lancs woman died a month after hot water bottle accident

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:53am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 96-YEAR-OLD woman was left with burns and blisters on her body after a hot water bottle burst in her bed, an inquest heard.

Special scalextric event held in Clayton-le-Moors

Blackburn Citizen:

4:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BOYS and their toys.







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