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.

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

9:19am 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.

Darwen firm fined £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.

Blackburn road delays ‘set to ease’ before Christmas rush

Blackburn Citizen: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

9:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BLACKBURN’S roadworks misery is set to ease before the Christmas shopping rush.

1 in 3 East Lancashire children ‘live in poverty’

Blackburn Citizen: The number of children living in poverty is set to rise by 41 per cent over the next six years, according to Save The Childen

9:41am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE in three youngsters in Blackburn and Burnley are living in poverty, according to new research.

VOTE FOR SHARNI: East Lancs beauty in Miss England contest

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN East Lancashire woman who won a ‘bonny baby’ competition as a toddler is now hoping to become Miss England.

Former Blackburn police inspector vows to take legal action after string of sexual assault allegations

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER police inspector who was cleared of a string of sexual assault allegations has vowed to take legal action against the police and Crown Prosecution Service.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp's East Lancs mum feels sense of justice

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE East Lancashire mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, has said his five-year jail sentence represents justice.

Online ‘trolls’ facing prison

Blackburn Citizen:

2:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PROPOSALS to introduce new laws meaning internet trolls will face up to two years in jail have been welcomed in East Lancashire.

Warning after spate of East Lancashire break-ins and car raids

Blackburn Citizen:

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

OFFICERS in East Lancashire are reminding residents to be vigilant after a spate of break-ins and thefts from vehicles.

Halibut all round at Blackburn restaurant as 45kg fish lands

Blackburn Citizen:

1:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN restaurant is serving up a culinary treat for its customers after buying a 45kg halibut.

Police appeal after sex attack on 13-year-old East Lancs girl

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl was sexually assaulted in Great Harwood.

Alcoholic East Lancs pensioner left neighbours in fear with death threats and abuse

Blackburn Citizen:

12:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PENSIONER terrorised his next-door-neighbours after waging a campaign of repeated death threats and abuse, a court heard.

East Lancashire firm gears up to build Olympic-sized velodrome

Blackburn Citizen:

12:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CYCLING parts manufacturer with plans to build a £2.5million velodrome has announced it will now be Olympic sized.

Former East Lancs nurse who looked at child porn blamed behaviour on alcohol

Blackburn Citizen: Pervert jailed for stash of child-porn pictures

9:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN ex-nurse who looked at internet child porn for 18 months, blamed his perverted behaviour on drink, a court was told.

TV entrepreneur leading £494m consortium bid for East Lancashire firm

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TV entrepreneur has confirmed he is taking back the reins of a £494m East Lancashire private sector business.

VIDEO: Reece Bibby's dad rubbishes X Factor exit rumours

Blackburn Citizen:

9:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TABLOID rumours that Reece Bibby could be axed from eight-member boy band Stereo Kicks have been branded ‘utter rubbish’.

Blackburn snapchat artist becomes internet sensation

Blackburn Citizen:

9:37am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN man has become an internet sensation after his creative Snapchat drawings gained him hundreds of followers from all over the world.

Accrington teen faces jail for headbutting university student outside takeaway

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGER who left a university student seriously injured after headbutting him outside an Accrington takeaway, could be facing jail.

Brierfield bird feeder attracts very exotic visitor

Blackburn Citizen:

1:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHEN David Lewis installed a bird feeder in his garden, an exotic Indian parakeet was the last thing he expected to see visiting it.

Mother of three takes on inaugural position at Blackburn university

Blackburn Citizen:

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STUDENTS in Blackburn have elected a full-time students’ union president for the first time in the university’s history.

'This is your Life' party honours East Lancs firefighter for 30 years service

Blackburn Citizen:

12:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FIREFIGHTER was astonished to find a training session turn into a surprise bash to mark his 30 years of service.

East Lancs MP slams 15p charge to call police

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has slammed phone charges to the police non-emergency number.

Plans go in for three 74-metre turbines near Hoddlesden

Blackburn Citizen: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

2:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THREE 74-metre tall wind turbines could be erected on land near Hoddlesden after a planning application was submitted.

Banned Blackburn diabetic drove to get insulin

Blackburn Citizen:

12:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD diabetic risked driving despite being banned when he ran out of insulin and needles.

East Lancs drug dealer caught with £800 of cannabis

Blackburn Citizen: GUILTY PLEA: Imran Ali admitted possessing 1.5 grammes of cannabis.

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CANNABIS dealer found to have £800 of drugs – much of it in 68 bags ready to sell – walked free from court.

Darwen teenager bricked police car window to get himself locked up

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGER put a brick through the windscreen of a police car to get himself locked up.

Blackburn charity providing 100 hot dinners every week

Blackburn Citizen:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN charity that delivers hot meals to people in need is going from strength to strength.

Anniversary time capsule project will create memories for future generations

Blackburn Citizen:

2:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUTCH theatre group is set to work with young people for a special one-off project in the Forest of Bowland.

East Lancs pair appear in court after police chase

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

1:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man and a teenager have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged in connection with an incident in July in which police vehicles were rammed several times during a pursuit which started in Burnley and ended in Clayton-le-Moors.

Colne Muni panto shaping up to be a real Beauty!

Blackburn Citizen:

12:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TIMELESS magic is being sprinkled over Colne, as the Muni presents The Sleeping Beauty pantomime.

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.

Burglars make off with designer watches after smashing into East Lancs jewellery shop

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BURGLARS armed with a wrench smashed their way into a jewellery shop before making off with designer watches.

DIY DETECTIVE: East Lancs tool theft victim confronts eBay criminal on doorstep

Blackburn Citizen:

1:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CROOK selling a haul of stolen power tools on eBay was caught after the victim bought some of them and turned up at his door to collect them – with the police.

Car flipped onto roof in M65 accident

Blackburn Citizen:

12:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR is reported to be on its roof following an incident on the M65.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OSCAR Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

‘Death trap’ Blackburn YMCA to be demolished

Blackburn Citizen:

4:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans to knock down the Edinburgh House YMCA in Clarence Street, Shear Brow.

East Lancs has ‘adequate support’ for drug addicts

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DRUGS’ charity said there is ‘no need’ to increase support for drug addicts in East Lancashire, despite official statistics showing death rates for the misuse of drugs have doubled in Burnley and Hyndburn since 2005.

Police probing cyber-bullying at a Ramsbottom high school

Blackburn Citizen: CYBER BULLYING: The internet is a force for good but, sadly, can also be a breeding ground for bullies Picture posed by model

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A STRING of ‘obscene and offensive’ social media messages were sent to students at a Ramsbottom high school – allegedly by a fellow pupil.

Mourners gather in pink for tragic Oswaldtwistle baby's funeral

Blackburn Citizen:

2:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE shattered family of tragic Oswaldtwistle baby Ava-Jai McInerney said their final farewells yesterday.

East Lancashire stargazers in for astronomical treat

Blackburn Citizen:

1:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STARGAZERS in East Lancashire are due to be in for an astronomical treat tonight and tomorrow as the Orionid meteor shower is set to light up the sky.

Campaigners call for extra safety measures for cyclists in Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

10:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have called for increased safety measures to curb a steep increase in the number of injuries suffered by cyclists in Lancashire.

VIDEO: Get behind local lad Reece Bibby in bid for X Factor success

Blackburn Citizen:

10:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE dad of Accrington’s X Factor hopeful has called for more people to show their support for a local lad.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film may have led to East Lancs turtles raid

Blackburn Citizen:

10:27am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN’S beloved pet turtles may have been stolen due to a surge in their popularity caused by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, an expert has claimed.

Fond farewell to tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond

Blackburn Citizen:

10:23am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Devastated family and friends gathered to say their last goodbyes to tragic Olivia Diamond yesterday.

Dangerous dog owners face fines up to £20K

Blackburn Citizen:

9:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOG owners could be fined up to £20,000 if they fail to take action to prevent an attack under new rules.

Police appeal to help catch Blackburn Tesco knifeman

Blackburn Citizen:

9:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN challenged while trying to steal booze from a supermarket brandished a knife.

VIDEO: Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo batter East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

EAST Lancashire is expected to be battered by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo over the next two days.

Darwen dad-of-two earns outstanding achivement award

Blackburn Citizen:

4:31pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DAD-of-two from Darwen who thought he had missed out at school was singled out for his achievements at a lavish graduation ceremony.

Former policeman’s story of a close encounter with a UFO pulls in crowds

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT may not be light years but people travelled from across the UK to hear a former policeman reveal his close encounter with a UFO.


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