Police probe arson attack on Darwen home

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A LORRY driver was left distraught after a suspected arson attack gutted his home.

Accrington teen an X Factor hit

Blackburn Citizen:

9:36am Monday 1st September 2014

TEENAGER Reece Bibby made it through to the next round of The X Factor – after persuading Simon Cowell he could ditch his guitar.

Royal Blackburn Hospital 'responding well' in sepsis fight

Blackburn Citizen:

10:05am Monday 1st September 2014

A TOP consultant said hospital staff have responded well to changes that were imposed after the death of a patient.

Former Blackburn Rugby Club president and solicitor dies, aged 77

Blackburn Citizen:

9:58am Monday 1st September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rugby Club president and long-standing East Lancashire solicitor John ‘Willie’ Parker has passed away.

Special Sunday opening for Blackburn Market on heritage weekend

Blackburn Citizen:

9:46am Monday 1st September 2014

BLACKBURN Market will hold a rare Sunday opening this month for the town’s Heritage Festival.

Great Harwood attacker apologised via Facebook

Blackburn Citizen: Figures released following freedom of information request

9:33am Monday 1st September 2014

A MARTIAL art fan who attacked a teenager, leaving him with a smashed jaw in two places, was caught by police after he admitted the offence on Facebook.

Residents evacuated after fire at Accrington nursing home

Blackburn Citizen:

8:43am Monday 1st September 2014

A NURSING home was evacuated last night after a resident’s bedroom caught fire.

Special concert will honour Accrington Pals

Blackburn Citizen: Accrington Pals leave Salisbury Plain for active service

9:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE heroics of the Accrington Pals will be marked with a special concert exactly 100 years to the day after the battalion marched through the town to show their support for the war effort.

Darwen bridegroom soothes pre-wedding jitters with 5k run

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

WHEN a bridegroom wears running shoes on the morning of a wedding, that is usually a cause for concern.

East Lancashire anti-social behaviour victims to be given new rights

Blackburn Citizen: Redbridge council will hold a anti-social behaviour surgery at South Woodford Library

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

VICTIMS of anti-social behaviour in East Lancashire will soon be given the right to demand persistent troublemaking is dealt with.

Blackburn life coach's grief at death of his sister

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GRIEVING brother and life coach has spoken out about the dangers of alcoholism and drugs after tragically losing his sister.

Thief on bike snatched woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

5:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN who snatched a purse from a woman’s hand in Oswaldtwistle is being hunted by police.

Business meetings back on in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) has announced that monthly breakfast meetings return to Liz 'n' Lil's on Thursday, with an update on progress in the first year after a short break over the holiday period.

Protest over future of Blackburn former hospital site

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

AROUND a dozen protesters camped outside the former Blackburn Royal Infirmary building to oppose its demolition.

Highlighting plight of MS sufferers

4:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE latest information and developments in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will be highlighted to people affected by the condition on Thursday, September 11, when the Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn branch of the MS Society hosts two special guests.

Blackburn workshop on making most of mobiles

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

AGE UK Blackburn with Darwen is working with the EE shop in Blackburn, offering a free session for the over 50s on how to make the most of their mobile phone or tablet. Older people are invited to bring along their own equipment, and staff from EE will be available to show them how to make best use of their devices, including using them for keeping in touch with friends or family.

Blackburn with Darwen health chiefs invite public to meeting

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:55pm Monday 1st September 2014

HEALTH chiefs have invited members of the public to attend their next public meeting at Blackburn Central Library.

Hyndburn names priority for lottery cash projects

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

HYNDBURN has been named a ‘priority development area’ by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Clitheroe man set fire to ex-partner's clothes

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

4:53pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 49-year-old man filmed himself burning clothes belonging to his ex-partner and then posted the clip on Facebook.

Myths surround family planning

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW survey has shown that a number of myths and misperceptions continue to exist around family planning.

Accrington shoplifter jailed for six months

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

4:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 52-year-old persistent shoplifter has been jailed for six months after admitting she deliberately set out to steal to fund a drug habit.

Demand for better wages for women

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CALL has been made for more women in Lancashire to be paid the living wage.

Women in dark on cancer symptoms

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEARLY a third of female survey respondents in the North West could not name a single correct symptom of any of the five gynaecological cancers, according to a women’s cancer research charity.

Boy, 13, injured in Blackburn roof fall

Blackburn Citizen: Figures released following freedom of information request

8:22pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A TEENAGER is in hospital tonight after he fell from the roof of an industrial unit in Blackburn.

Tributes paid to former Blackburn teacher killed in boating accident

Blackburn Citizen:

6:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Blackburn teacher who died after his boat capsized off the Irish coast.

East Lancs man who performed painful surgery on pet without anaesthetic banned from keeping dogs

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN who performed painful surgery without anaesthetic on his lurcher after it ripped open its chest on a barbed wire has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years.

Thief takes woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN who snatched a purse from a woman’s hand in Oswaldtwistle is being hunted by police.

Accrington park in line for revamp

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Ken Moss

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S park in Accrington will be refurbished after funding worth £55,000 was secured.

East Lancs hospital food defended

Blackburn Citizen: Hospital food doesn’t agree with everyone

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A PATIENT champion has defended the hospital food served up to patients in East Lancashire, after it received poor ratings in a newly published report.

Strictly too skimpy say East Lancs dance experts

Blackburn Citizen: Actress pledges to defy pain to continue dance show triumph

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

HIT BBC show Strictly Come Dancing has one again come under fire for asking female dancers to wear outfits that are too revealing.

Lost WW1 tribute reinstated in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen: World War One poppies to be planted across Bushey

11:01am Saturday 30th August 2014

A LOST First World War memorial to factory workers at a Waterside ceramics firm has been put back on display.

UPDATED: Man suffers punctured lung after Great Harwood stabbing

Blackburn Citizen:

10:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN was stabbed and left with a punctured lung and several cuts to his leg after an incident in Great Harwood.

Blackburn father-of-12 found hanged after splitting with partner

Blackburn Citizen: UNDER WATER: Flooding at Portrack Marsh left by the tidal surge – good news for waterfowl, but a threat to other parts of the eco-system

10:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

A FATHER-OF-12 from Blackburn killed himself after he split up with his partner, an inquest has heard.

East Lancs restaurant owner says police should be more considerate when closing Grane Road

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A RESTAURATEUR has called on police to be more considerate of local businesses when dealing with incidents on one of East Lancashire’s most notorious roads.

Police searching for missing Darwen sex offender

Blackburn Citizen:

3:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender.

VIDEO: Man arrested following Blackburn drugs raid

Blackburn Citizen:

11:04am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN was arrested following a drugs raid in Blackburn this morning.

East Lancs taxi driver attempted sexual assault on undercover police officer after waving vibrator at her

Blackburn Citizen:

9:24am Friday 29th August 2014

A TAXI driver has admitted attempted sexual assault on an undercover police officer 11 months after he was cleared of sexually assaulting a teenager.

Thieves in £35k East Lancs wedding dress raid

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THIEVES escaped with £35,000 of wedding dresses after raiding a van in East Lancashire.

Police probe Oswaldtwistle club blaze

Blackburn Citizen: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

8:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SUSPICIOUS fire ripped through a former working men’s club.

Man, 69, dies from injuries after Clayton-le-Moors collision

Blackburn Citizen: Dead body discovered in quarry

6:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has died almost four weeks after colliding with a car.

East Lancs heart disease teen backs national campaign

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A BARNOLDSWICK teenager born with congenital heart disease is backing a national campaign.

Ex-police chief in bid to fight Blackburn seat for Conservative Party

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

FORMER police chief Bob Eastwood has thrown his hat into the ring to become the Tory candidate for Blackburn MP at next year’s general election.

East Lancs metal theft figures plummet - but stone thefts on the rise

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

METAL theft in East Lancashire has tumbled dramatically, new figures revealed.

Paper road tax discs set to be abolished

Blackburn Citizen:

10:08am Friday 29th August 2014

THE paper tax disc will be relegated to the depths of history at the end of next month, after being a feature of British motoring for almost 100 years.

VIDEO: Blackburn punters take on mass ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Blackburn Citizen:

9:29am Friday 29th August 2014

MORE than 30 punters at a Blackburn pub took on liquid refreshments in more ways than one this week.

Tributes for Blackburn poet who died after realising lifelong dream

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A POET who earlier this year realised a lifelong dream of having his work published has died, aged 91.

Tragic East Lancs teen’s grandad petitions for change

Blackburn Citizen:

1:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE grandfather of a teenager who died in an accident in Hapton has handed over a petition to highways bosses calling for safety improvements at a dangerous bridge.

Darwen training academy up for regional award

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE training academy at Darwen metal fabrication firm WEC has been shortlisted in the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Volunteers land £10,000 to fund community events

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PARKS group that prides itself on bringing a community together has secured a grant of almost £10,000 to continue its work.

Ex-footballer’s wife in Rishton charity fundraisers

Blackburn Citizen:

2:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE wife of a retired professional footballer and former Rishton pub landlord raised more than £1,000 for a dementia charity.









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