Man taken to hospital after Darwen house fire

Blackburn Citizen: Fire fighters rescue locked-out resident

10:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a kitchen door caught fire.

East Lancs police highlight 'devastating consequences' of stalking

Blackburn Citizen: HUNTER AND HUNTED: As a result of the Protection of Freedom Act 2012, stalking is now a specific criminal offence.

6:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

POLICE in East Lancashire are raising awareness of the 'devastating consequences' of stalking.

Blackburn man sprayed women with urine-filled water pistol

Blackburn Citizen: Ian Wilson

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A 56-YEAR-OLD man loaded a water pistol with urine and went into Blackburn town centre and sprayed random women with it.

OAP care blast ‘unfair’, say East Lancs health leaders

Blackburn Citizen: Asian families were praised by Simon Hughes for looking after their elderly

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HEALTH champions from East Lancashire have dismissed comments from a government minister who said Britain should follow the example set by Asian immigrants when caring for the elderly.

Police searching for missing Blackburn woman

Blackburn Citizen: Kate White

2:36pm Thursday 24th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a 38-year-old woman from Blackburn who has been missing for more than three weeks.

VIDEO: Huge fire wrecks East Lancashire pub

Blackburn Citizen: Picture by Adrian Ashurst

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SIX fire crews were battling a huge blaze at a pub in Wheelton this morning.

East Lancs toddler dies in bath as mum distracted by siblings

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A TODDLER died in a bath after his mum became distracted by his siblings, an inquest has heard.

The UK is a Christian country, says Blackburn MP Jack Straw

Blackburn Citizen: MP Jack Straw

9:52am Thursday 24th April 2014

DAVID Cameron's statement that the UK is a ‘Christian country’ has been backed by East Lancashire politicians and religious leaders.

Fallen power cables cause M65 delays

Blackburn Citizen: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

12:04pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FALLEN power cables have caused long delays for drivers travelling near Hapton this morning.

Appeal for information after Accrington cash-in-transit robbery

Blackburn Citizen: Gang fail in bid to steal cash machine

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after two security guards were robbed while refilling a cash machine in Accrington.

East Lancs teen allegedly raped ‘pre-pubescent child’, court told

Blackburn Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGER allegedly repeatedly raped a ‘pre-pubescent child’, telling her on one occasion it was ‘just a bit of fun’, a jury heard.

Wait for M65 lights review, coroner told

Blackburn Citizen: The M65 where the lights are switched off

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Highways Agency has written to a coroner who questioned the organisation’s decision to turn off the lights on the M65 motorway.

Rock Legend Paul Weller's wife accuses East Lancs man of selling limited-edition release on eBay

Blackburn Citizen: Paul Weller

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE wife of rock legend Paul Weller has accused a local man of selling a limited edition Record Store Day release on ebay.

Five people taken to hospital after car smash in Blacko

Blackburn Citizen: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

9:41am Thursday 24th April 2014

FIVE people were taken to hospital last night after a car crash in Blacko.

New leader pledges Darwen Tower group future

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2:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A FRIENDS group for Darwen Tower has been reformed thanks to the help of one of the town’s most influential businessmen.

Accrington street name honour for running legend

Blackburn Citizen: Martin Hartley Smith, business development manager at Child Action Northwest

2:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Legendary runner Ron Hill is to have an Accrington street named after him, it can be revealed.

Hyndburn pensioner in fire smoke alert

Blackburn Citizen: Firefighters tackled a blaze in Wormbridge this morning.

12:57pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A PENSIONER was treated for smoke inhalation after his cigarette sparked a small fire at his home.

Blackburn campaign urges car drivers to take bus

Blackburn Citizen: Twickenham town centre bus stop petition handed in

12:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

BUS operator Transdev will launch its ‘Catch The Bus Week’ campaign on Saturday at The Mall in Blackburn.

Eat Lancs ASBO man given third chance

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11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN who breached his anti-social behaviour order for the second time has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

Work to upgrade Weavers’ Triangle

Blackburn Citizen: The Weavers’ Triangle

11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

CIVIL engineering firm North Midland Construction has secured a £1.7 million contract to carry out various road improvements in the Weavers’ Triangle.

East Lancs health scheme aims to give out free vitamins

Blackburn Citizen: In an ideal world, we’d all get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our diets

11:58am Thursday 24th April 2014

HEALTH workers said a new scheme to offer free vitamin D supplements will provide a huge health benefit to East Lancashire.

NHS 111 service to trial doctors

Blackburn Citizen: NHS charging proposals slammed

11:53am Thursday 24th April 2014

DOCTORS will work in the call centre that provides the NHS 111 service for East Lancashire, according to a medical magazine.

Join in Big Collection for Diabetes UK

Blackburn Citizen: Jenna's Easter Walk, raising money for Diabetes UK

11:52am Thursday 24th April 2014

DIABETES UK is looking for energetic volunteers in East Lancashire to support a national collection weekend.

Clitheroe Scouts’ centenary parade cancelled

Blackburn Citizen: Scouts have held parades in Clitheroe for 99 years

11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

ORGANISERS of historic East Lancashire parades are fighting to save their events for future generations because of funding cuts, it has been claimed.

Concern over East Lancs hospital inpatient survey results

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOSPITAL boss Jim Birrell said he was ‘disappointed’ by the results of an inpatient survey at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General.

Police appeal for missing Blackburn teen

Blackburn Citizen: Callum Nairn was last seen on Cherry Tree Lane at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 April 2014,

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in Blackburn.

Queen’s honour for East Lancs companies’ export excellence

Blackburn Citizen: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO East Lancashire businesses have been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (QAE).

‘Blessing from Pope’ hope for Clarets

Blackburn Citizen: Pope Francis delivers his Angelus prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SEAN Dyche’s promotion-winning side could receive a holy blessing ahead of their Premier League campaign – from the Pope.

East Lancashire celebrates St George's Day

Blackburn Citizen: Getting ready for the big day at Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre,  Burnley, is two-year-old Kaysey-Mae Thompson

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARADES, fun days, church services and community activities will be held across East Lancashire to celebrate St George’s Day.

East Lancs man commits suicide using lethal chemical mix

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN found dead in his car at a popular picnic site had mixed chemicals to produce deadly fumes, an inquest heard.

Former Accrington headteacher charged with historic sex offences

Blackburn Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

11:32am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD former head teacher at an Accrington school has appeared in court charged with historic sexual offences involving a pupil.

Blackburn teacher charged with 'sexual offences' involving pupils

Blackburn Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 51-YEAR-OLD teacher at a Blackburn school appeared before the town’s magistrates charged with sexual offences involving pupils.

Lancashire Police to recruit 100 new officers

Blackburn Citizen: The road is partially blocked at the junction of St. Paul's Close following the incident.

9:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ONE hundred new officers are set be taken on by Lancashire Police.

CCTV clue in search for stolen phone in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: The man police want to question

1:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OFFICERS want to speak with this man in connection with the theft of a mobile phone from a DIY store.

Great Harwood politician visits Bosnia to raise awareness of genocide

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Noordad Aziz with the delegation at the residency of the Grand Mufti of Bosnia

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GREAT Harwood councillor said he pondered on the sacrifice soldiers from Hyndburn made while on a recent trip to Bosnia, which he visited as part of a government delegation.

Pupils set for Great Edgworth Bake Off bonanza

Blackburn Citizen: Spiced apple bundt cake with ginger icing

12:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Great Edgworth Bake Off takes place next week at Turton and Edgworth Primary School.

Altham meat trader turns over £3m in first year

Blackburn Citizen: GREAT MEAT ROBBERY: Criminal gang steals £12,000 of meat from East Lancs butchers

11:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN Altham meat wholesaler is on schedule to achieve a turnover in excess of £3m in its first year.

Blackburn charity raises cash for cardiac machine which is first of its kind in state of Gujarat

Blackburn Citizen: Al-Imaad Foundation representatives present the heart machine to the hospital in Gujarat

11:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BLACKBURN-based charity has donated a specialist cardiac machine to a hospital in India.

50,000 views for Turton motorcycle safety video

Blackburn Citizen: A Honda Civic and Suzuki motorcycle crashing by Hewitt's farm yesterday (March 16)

11:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A VIDEO promoting motorcycle safety has had more than 50,000 views on YouTube.

MEP in call for national St George’s holiday

Blackburn Citizen: Paul Nuttall

11:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has called for St George’s Day to be declared a Bank Holiday.

Long-distance walkers invited to join in 248-mile 11-day Alfred Wainwright trek across Pennines

Blackburn Citizen: Alfred Wainwright

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WALK commemorating Alfred Wainwright’s ‘best work’ is to take place in September.

‘Royal’ site homes in Blackburn are selling well

Blackburn Citizen: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

11:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SO far 53 out of the 123 new homes on the new Royals Estate in Blackburn have been completed, including three show houses.

Blackburn motor neurone sufferer takes plunge with fundraiser

Blackburn Citizen: Alan Hedges

11:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MOTOR neurone disease sufferer with a fundraising target of £1million will host a charity swimathon today.

Darwen care home 'target for squatters and addicts'

Blackburn Citizen: Building a target for squatters and addicts say angry neighbours

11:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEIGHBOURS of a boarded-up former care home have called for action after an arson attack left it an eyesore.

QEGs students learn about ex-pupil who won Victoria Cross for Zeebrugge Raid rescue

Blackburn Citizen: Admiral Sir John Kerr and head boy Joe Westwood with the replica VC

10:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PUPILS have been learning of the heroic feats behind a grand painting which was hung in their dinner hall this week.

Council to tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Alan Cottam

9:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COUNCIL officers will tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields after a new car park for 40 to 50 vehicles is built.

Drunken intruder breaks into Accrington cricket club and falls asleep

Blackburn Citizen: Local cricket

9:33am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DRUNKEN intruder apologised after breaking into a cricket club, drinking lager, and falling asleep.

East Lancs woman left fuming after broken boiler floods home

Blackburn Citizen: Julie Eastham in her Woodlea Chase home where she has suffered flooding after work on a boiler

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMA June Eastham was left fuming at her energy company after her boiler broke down and flooded a storage room at her house.

VIDEO: Pitch black M65 roundabout must be illuminated to avoid a potential tragedy

Blackburn Citizen: The M65 unlit at night

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORIST is calling for lights on a roundabout near the M65 to be fixed immediately to avoid a potential crash.

Blackburn woman who ran red light was twice legal drink-drive limit

Blackburn Citizen: Large fall  in drink drive arrests

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 31-YEAR-old woman who crashed into another car after going through a red light was later found to be nearly double the legal drink drive limit.

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