East Lancs postman caught stealing comparethemarket.com meerkat toys

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A POSTMAN stole almost 80 meerkat toys from packages and sold them on eBay, netting around £1,500, a court was told.

Controversial plan to turn former Blackburn bakery into Muslim school gets the nod

Blackburn Citizen: Positivity needed

9:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL scheme to turn a former bakery into a religious school for Muslim children with learning difficulties is back on the agenda.

East Lancs mother attacked nightclub staff with stilettos after she was caught 'engaging in sexual activity'

Blackburn Citizen:

9:35am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MOTHER threw her stiletto heel shoes at a bouncer and hit another staff member with her handbag while being thrown out of a bar for an alleged sex session, a court heard.

Woman's anger as Blackburn street 'plagued by rats'

Blackburn Citizen:

9:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has spoken of her disgust after rats plagued her street.

Trouble-hit mobile company Phones 4u closes East Lancashire stores

Blackburn Citizen:

9:25am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOBILE phone retailer Phones 4u had closed its four outlets in the area yesterday as a decision over the future of the business was set to be made.

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.

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

Blackburn Citizen:

10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

A GRANDFATHER smashed his son-in-law’s record to be crowned the World Black Pudding Throwing Champion.

Warnings over malicious emails sent to East Lancs addresses

Blackburn Citizen: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AN ONLINE scam warning has been issued about malicious emails containing software which can access personal and financial information.

Blackburn dentist cleared of assaulting man

Blackburn Citizen:

9:41am Monday 15th September 2014

A DENTIST who dragged a man out of his surgery has been acquitted of assault.

Seven-year-old girl breaks leg in Darwen road accident

Blackburn Citizen:

9:43am Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS of a Darwen street are calling for traffic calming measures after a seven-year-old girl suffered a broken leg in a road accident.

Six evacuated from Blackburn flats after ‘arson’

Blackburn Citizen:

9:22am Monday 15th September 2014

SIX people were evacuated from smoke-filled flats when a suspicious fire broke out in Blackburn.

Weekend focuses on East Lancashire's proud heritage

Blackburn Citizen:

11:10am Monday 15th September 2014

BLACKBURN’S market opened for the first time on a Sunday as East Lancashire embraced its heritage for a series of events celebrating the area’s traditions.

Dog walker allegedly attacked with brick at East Lancs beauty spot

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:25am Monday 15th September 2014

A DOG walker was allegedly struck around the head with a brick after asking a fellow pet owner to control his animals.

Lower Darwen man sentenced for making offensive calls to police

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

3:27pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD man who felt ‘hatred’ towards the police after he was Tasered started making offensive phone calls.

Wounded East Lancs soldier powers home in eighth place at Invictus Games

Blackburn Citizen:

1:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

A WOUNDED soldier who lost the use of his legs finished a respectable eighth in a road cycling race at the Invictus Games.

Mussurut Zia: I’ll protect the victims of forced marriages

Blackburn Citizen:

2:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

Forced marriage, honour violence, Jihadi brides – teacher, trainer, government influencer, Mussurut Zia is the woman who stands as protector for the victims.

East Lancs shop staff terrified by ‘knife’ man

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

A THIEF trashed a shop and terrified staff by claiming to have a knife and threatening to stab them, a court heard.

Higher Croft hospice garden opens

Blackburn Citizen:

3:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

NEW gardens at East Lancashire Hospice were officially opened with a garden party for supporters after a grant was awarded to fund the work.

Road hold-ups cost Darwen business thousands

Blackburn Citizen:

3:41pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE boss of a Darwen haulage firm says traffic chaos caused by new lights on the way out of town is damaging his business.

Good neighbour award for Blackburn woman who loves to help

Blackburn Citizen:

3:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PENSIONER who offered years of friendship and support to a housebound neighbour has been described as a ‘inspiration and great example’ and been rewarded with a Good Neighbour Award.

Blackburn fraudster pledges to repay £15k

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

3:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 24-YEAR-old woman claimed benefits as a single parent despite living with her partner.

East Lancs MEP blasts ‘robot’ EU politician

Blackburn Citizen: Paul Nuttall

3:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

A TOP European politician has been described as ‘robotically toeing the company line’ after arguing Britain should stop moaning about problems caused by European immigrants.

East Lancs pet firm’s products going down a treat!

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN East Lancashire pet food manufacturer has seen sales of its cat treats soar, giving it a share of almost 11 per cent of the booming cat treat market.

Finale as Great Harwood cinema faces demolition

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER cinema which has fallen into disrepair could be demolished and turned into flats if planning permission is granted.

East Lancs victim’s parents call for stalker register

Blackburn Citizen: VICTIM Nurse Jane Clough

2:14pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE father of a nurse who was stabbed to death by a violent former partner is to petition the government for a special register which would enable police to identify, track, monitor and manage stalkers.

East Lancs MP in the pink for cancer charity

Blackburn Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

1:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has joined the fight against breast cancer by promising to wear pink on October 24.

East Lancs MP blasted over tax vote

Blackburn Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

1:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

IN A vote on a Bill calling for major exemptions to the Bedroom Tax, Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson voted to keep the current policy.

Pick up a bargain composter, Todmorden and Cornholme urged

Blackburn Citizen: Composter

1:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Todmorden and Cornholme are being urged to save money and help the environment by picking up a bargain composting bin.

Blackburn kitchen fires raise alarm

Blackburn Citizen:

12:21pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled two incidents started by cooking equipment yesterday.

UPDATE: Blackburn woman in court accused of murder of 18-year-old

Blackburn Citizen: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared at the crown court charged with the murder of a teenager.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after Hoddlesden crash

Blackburn Citizen: TEEN HURT: The Yorkshire Air Ambulance flew the teenager to hospital.

4:02pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital after a collision with a van.

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.

Six evacuated as suspicious fire hits Blackburn flats

Blackburn Citizen:

9:14am Saturday 13th September 2014

SIX people were evacuated when a suspicious fire broke out at a block of flats in Blackburn this morning.

Man survives after spending 15 minutes unconscious in Blackburn pool

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A MAN who was unconscious in a swimming pool for 15 minutes after suffering a fit has thanked his friend and lifeguards who ‘without a doubt saved my life’.

Attacker laughed after Blackburn robbery

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD man was left with serious injuries when he was robbed in Blackburn.

Blackburn school first in country to win literacy award

Blackburn Citizen: BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

8:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A BLACKBURN primary school has been named as the first in the country to win a prestigious education award.

East Lancs primary children get lessons in hate crime

Blackburn Citizen: Sylvia Lancaster

7:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A HATE crime awareness charity is spreading its message to primary school children.

Darwen studio school moves into new home

Blackburn Citizen: Principal Ruth Bradbury

6:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE principal of a Darwen secondary school has said she is confident its pupils will ‘thrive’ after it moved into a revamped £4.1m building.

UPDATE: Woman tells of moment man was hit by Blackburn train

Blackburn Citizen: British Transport Police

4:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A WOMAN has spoken off her horror at seeing a fellow commuter hit by a train.

Blackburn schoolgirl is 'first football mascot to wear headscarf'

Blackburn Citizen: Yaya Toure apparently feels unloved by his Manchester City employers

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL became an internet sensation after she escorted Manchester City’s Yaya Toure on to the pitch wearing her headscarf - in the club’s sky blue colours.

East Lancashire dog lovers rally for fire-hit kennels

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

ANIMAL lovers in East Lancashire have rallied round in support of a dogs’ home that was burnt to the ground in a suspected arson attack.

East Lancs MP's quest for 100 apprentices

Blackburn Citizen: MP Jake Berry

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

JAKE Berry, Rossendale and Darwen’s MP, has launched his 100 Apprentices in 100 Days campaign.

East Lancs celebrates its heritage this weekend

Blackburn Citizen: The new £8m Blackburn Market opened its doors at 9am today.

12:30pm Saturday 13th September 2014

HISTORIC homes and landmarks across East Lancashire are set to throw open their doors this weekend to share the secrets of their longevity.

Blackburn killer to fight extradition

Blackburn Citizen: Corporation Park, Blackburn

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CONVICTED murderer from Blackburn is to appeal to the Supreme Court in Ireland to reverse a decision to extradite him back to the UK.

Blackburn mother of Reeva Steenkamp 'cannot believe' Pistorius verdict

Blackburn Citizen: June Steenkamp

11:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by her paralympic athlete boyfriend has said she 'cannot believe' the judge believed his story.

Girl, seven, injured in Darwen collision

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

A SEVEN-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she collided with a car in a Darwen street

Heart attack kills 53-year-old Blackburn dad

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A FATHER-of-two has died suddenly at his home in Blackburn.

Man hit by train 'was sitting on edge of platform at Entwistle station'

Blackburn Citizen:

3:26pm Friday 12th September 2014

A MAN left seriously injured after he was hit by a train is thought to have been dangling his legs over a platform edge before it struck.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Blackburn Citizen: Oscar Pistorius

9:29am Friday 12th September 2014

PARALYMPIC athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide.

East Lancs care home boss found guilty of health and safety failings after resident's death

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

THE boss of a care home has been sentenced to community service after a resident fell off a stair lift and died due to health and safety failings.







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