NHS pays out £2.5m to East Lancs private hospitals

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PRIVATE hospitals have received more than £2.5million for treating East Lancashire NHS patients since 2012, compared to just £83,000 in the previous two years.

Blackburn burglary turns Eid joy to heartbreak

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of Asian heritage gold jewellery with huge sentimental value was stolen when burglars ransacked a home as the owners were celebrating Eid.

Blackburn widower to sue hospital for ‘negligence’ after wife’s death

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WIDOWER is to sue Royal Blackburn Hospital following the death of his wife.

East Lancs windfarm opponents cheers as turbine lorry breaks down

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

VILLAGERS cheered as the first delivery of an 110-metre turbine to an East Lancashire windfarm was temporarily halted yesterday.

Hundreds of young Blackburn Rovers fans pack Ewood Park for fun day

Blackburn Citizen:

12:16pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG Rovers fans got the chance to see their heroes up close as the first team trained at Ewood Park yesterday.

East Lancs chef back at work after going head first through car window

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PUB chef returned to work just three days after a nasty crash on his bicycle left him lying unconscious in the road.

Blackburn man linked to Class A drugs factory jailed for five years

Blackburn Citizen:

11:27am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN with links to a Blackburn drug packaging factory, where Class A substances worth £3,000 were discovered, has been jailed for nearly five years and eight months.

Road delays on M65 and A59 near Blackburn after accidents

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

There were delays this morning on the M65 and A59 after accidents.

Man found covered in blood after attack on Blackburn street

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:24am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN was found covered in blood in a Blackburn street after being attacked.

Drink driver crashed after date from hell in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

9:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN got in her car and drove away after an internet date went horribly wrong.

‘Killer’ stun gun found in East Lancs after tip-off

Blackburn Citizen:

9:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TASER gun with enough power to kill has been seized by police.

Microbrewer celebrates 10th year with Darwen themed ales

Blackburn Citizen:

4:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DARWEN’S microbrewery has celebrated a special year by unveiling a number of locally inspired brews.

Caring Blackburn couple set up kinship group

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A COUPLE who took in their grandson have set up a support group to help other Lancashire ‘kinship’ carers.

Sister of terminally ill Accrington dad vows to help him make memories with son

Blackburn Citizen:

4:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE sister of a terminally ill Accrington dad has vowed to help him make precious memories with his son.

MP shocked by number of E Lancs people unregistered for next election

Blackburn Citizen: Ealing defends delay in declaring poll results

3:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THOUSANDS of unregistered voters are being urged to sign up in East Lancashire.

East Lancs sex case man cleared after two-week trial

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

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 53-year-old man has been cleared of a string of historical sex allegations after a two-week trial at Burnley Crown Court.

Convicted murderer found by police in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVICTED murderer who absconded from prison has been found and arrested in Blackburn.

Blackburn Tesco’s targeted in anti-Israel protest

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVOY of more than 40 vehicles which travelled from Blackburn to Bradford to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine has been hailed a success by organisers.

Thieves in cricket dressing room raid

Blackburn Citizen: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CRICKET team fell foul of thieves as they took on a semi-final challenge.

Former Blackburn teacher jailed for sexually assaulting pupils

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE victim of a teacher who indecently assaulted three boys on school trips has criticised his three-year jail term as too ‘lenient’.

Support grows for lights on M65 at night after horror crash

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CALLS for an urgent review of the lighting on East Lancashire’s main motorway have increased after a fatal crash on Saturday.

Coal Clough wind turbine delivery delayed as vehicle breaks down

Blackburn Citizen:

12:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DELIVERY of eight new wind turbines at Coal Clough Windfarm, near Burnley has been delayed after one of the vehicles carrying the components broke down.

Former East Lancs council worker overpaid herself by £12k

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FORMER Padiham Town Council clerk who overpaid herself £12,000 has been warned she could face jail.

Blackburn mum eyeing Miss Beauty UK crown

Blackburn Citizen:

10:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A YUMMY mummy from Blackburn is vying to win a national beauty contest after wowing judges in an online competition.

East Lancs man who flashed at schoolgirls was 'sexually frustrated'

Blackburn Citizen: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man exposed himself to two young girls as they walked in a Clitheroe street.

Celebration and reflection as East Lancs Muslims mark Eid ul Fitr

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUSLIMS across East Lancashire donned their finest clothes and went out to begin their Eid ul Fitr celebrations yesterday.

Licences for East Lancashire fracking up for grabs

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE starting gun was yesterday fired on the licensing process that could bring fracking to East Lancashire residents doorsteps within five years.

Blackburn pupils handed Unicef’s highest award for work as global ambassadors

Blackburn Citizen:

5:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCHOOL has received the highest award Unicef gives to young people for acting as community and global ambassadors.

Family and friends raise cash in memory of Darwen tragedy girl

Blackburn Citizen:

5:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 30 people took part in a walk to raise awareness of suicide in young people.

£1.2m reward for Hyndburn cost cutting

Blackburn Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

4:54pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HYNDBURN Council has been given the second half of a £2.5 million windfall for its work in cutting costs.

Blackburn artist wins place at prestigious London art school

Blackburn Citizen:

4:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BLACKBURN student has been accepted on to her dream degree course at a prestigious London art school.

Two men die in M65 horror crash

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO men died in a three-car-collision on the M65 early on Saturday morning sparking renewed calls for motorway lighting to be switched back on.

Sham marriage action backed after East Lancs trials

Blackburn Citizen: With this ring... how to choose your wedding rings

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PROPOSALS from MPs to step-up action to tackle ‘sham marriages’ have been welcomed following as string of trials in East Lancashire.

20 East Lancashire parks to be awarded 'Green Flag' status

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWENTY of East Lancashire’s best-loved parks have been awarded ‘Green Flag’ status – an accolade reserved only for the best green spaces in the country.

Death warning as drivers park on East Lancs hill

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PARKING issues on a stretch of road where a man was knocked down need to be resolved to stop a ‘potential fatality’, a councillor has warned.

World War One: East Lancashire communities set for 'Lights Out' event

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS across East Lancashire are set to take part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event to commemorate the start of the First World War.

East Lancs telecom firm creates new call centre jobs

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire telecoms company is creating 20 jobs at its call centre to cope with growing demand for its services.

Huge fire at East Lancashire farm house

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIVE fire crews battled a blaze in Haslingden for almost six hours on Saturday morning.

Jealous East Lancs boyfriend altered partner's 'sicknote' - then smashed computer

Blackburn Citizen: Domestic abuse crackdown to be repeated during football tournament

10:27am Monday 28th July 2014

A JEALOUS sales operative changed his partner’s sickness email to her boss, telling him she wasn’t going in work because she was a horrible cheat, a court heard.

Top East Lancs engineer in drink drive shame

Blackburn Citizen: 1 in 6 tested drivers over the limit in district

10:21am Monday 28th July 2014

A TOP engineer caught more than three times the drink drive limit in his Audi TT by police, has been ordered off the road for 28 months.

East Lancs spa makes a £1m splash in first year

Blackburn Citizen:

4:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire spa has notched up sales of more than £1million in its first year of operating.

Woman returns to Darwen from Australia after 50 years - and complains to council

Blackburn Citizen:

4:57pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WOMAN who has returned to Darwen 50 years after emigrating to Australia has written a letter to the council complaining at the state of the town.

Bikers young and old rev up for Blackburn open day

Blackburn Citizen:

4:33pm Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Blackburn’s Rocket Centre for it’s 10th annual open day.

Hapton business park deal to bring 200 jobs

Blackburn Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO hundred jobs look set to be created as a second occupier signs up to the Burnley Bridge business park development in Hapton.

Appeal for safety over Eid festival celebrations

Blackburn Citizen: The fireworks display at Oakleaf Sports Complex in Newton Aycliffe could be brought back as a ticketed event

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police are asking members of the Asian community to celebrate safely during the religious holiday of Eid.

Focus falls on East Lancs elderly patients’ care

Blackburn Citizen: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

NHS chiefs have asked elderly patients to give their views on health and social care, ahead of moves to reduce the number of admissions to East Lancashire’s hospitals.

Guide Dog fundraiser at Blackburn’s Witton Park

Blackburn Citizen:

4:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

THIS is not something you see every day!

Victorian diseases on the rise in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DISEASES that were rife during Victorian times are on the rise in East Lancashire, experts have warned.

Coroner criticised care of child abuse victim

Blackburn Citizen: Police photos of Michael and Kay Brewer

8:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE coroner conducting the inquest into the death of a concert violinist abused by her predatory former choirmaster and his East Lancashire ex-wife has criticised her care by mental health services.

Plaque to be unveiled for late Accrington Pals historian

Blackburn Citizen: Accrington PALS service at St John's Church.

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of a famous Accrington Pals historian is to be unveiled exactly 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.


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