NIGHTMARE: Traveller cleared of rape outside Blackburn club speaks out

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAVELLER cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’.

East Lancs cocaine car wash gang jailed for 20 years

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GANG who used a hand car wash to run a crack cocaine and cannabis operation in East Lancashire have been jailed for almost 20 years.

CCTV action to ease Darwen lights chaos

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAFFIC on a busy road plunged into chaos by new lights should be eased by the introduction of monitored CCTV cameras.

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.

East Lancs postman caught stealing 'compare the market' 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.

Police seek four men over Blackburn bar attack

Blackburn Citizen:

3:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have released CCTV images of four men they believe could have vital information about an attack on two men in a Blackburn bar.

Huge delays on M6 after crash

Blackburn Citizen:

1:46pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS are reporting huge delays on the M6 this afternoon.

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.

E-cigarettes set to be banned from taxis

Blackburn Citizen: VAPERS: Save E-Cigs has launched a petition urging the Welsh Government to scrap plans to ban electronic cigarettes in public places

3:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SMOKING electronic cigarettes in taxis in the Ribble Valley could be banned under plans to be discussed today.

East Lancs firm charged with ‘corporate manslaughter’ over death of crane driver

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

1:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CRANE hire firm has been charged with ‘corporate manslaughter’ over the death of a driver at Scout Moor wind farm three years ago.

Dog dies after getting into difficulty while swimming in East Lancashire quarry

Blackburn Citizen:

12:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DOG died after getting into difficulty while swimming in an East Lancashire quarry.

East Lancs Muslims ‘angry’ over jihadist kidnap

Blackburn Citizen:

10:46am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORSHIPPERS at East Lancashire mosques who gave money to the aid convoy to Syria, one of whose workers now faces beheading, will be ‘angry’ and ‘gutted’ by his seizure by the jihadists.

New tribute to fallen war heroes takes pride of place at Ewood Park

Blackburn Citizen:

10:58am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MEMORIAL to some of Blackburn’s fallen war heroes has been replaced.

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.

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.

Eyewitnesses tell how tiger 'pounced' on 24-year-old zoo keeper - inquest hears

Blackburn Citizen:

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN eyewitness has told how a Sumatran tiger 'pounced' on a zoo keeper, an inquest heard today.

'Our care system is in crisis', says charity alliance

Blackburn Citizen:

2:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN alliance of charities said ‘chronic underfunding’ has left the care system in crisis.

Lucky East Lancs council worker wins £25k in People’s Postcode Lottery

Blackburn Citizen:

10:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A COUNCIL worker is a winner in more ways than one after scooping £25,000 on the postcode lottery – as a resident of Wynotham Street!

Free runners entertain Blackburn shoppers

Blackburn Citizen:

3:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FREE runners have been stunning shoppers by turning Blackburn town centre into an urban assault course.

East Lancs hospital bosses turn down opportunity to settle 10 negligence claims

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

2:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HEALTH bosses have rejected a deal to settle 10 negligence claims against the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals.

Unlicensed Darwen landlords pay penalty for breaching law

Blackburn Citizen:

3:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO unlicensed Darwen landlords have been ordered to pay more than £6,000 after being prosecuted by the council.

Cancer-hit former chemical plant employee in workmates plea

Blackburn Citizen:

3:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER chemical plant worker is appealing to his ex-workmates for help, following his diagnosis of mesothelioma.

New Darwen Tower friends’ first public meeting

Blackburn Citizen: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3158505

3:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE newly-formed Friends of Darwen Tower group will host its first public meeting tonight.

YOUR CHANCE to quiz local health chiefs

Blackburn Citizen: It’s not just books that are on offer at Blackburn Central Library, as health trainers are dropping in to offer advice every month

3:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HEALTH chiefs have invited residents to the first annual general meeting of Blackburn and Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group.

Ofsted inspectors give Blackburn special school ‘good’ report card

Blackburn Citizen: Ofsted logo

3:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SPECIAL school has maintained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Trainee Blackburn teachers go back to school

Blackburn Citizen:

3:33pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TRAINEE teachers will benefit from ‘on-the-job’ training under a revolutionary new way of studying during their PGCE year.

Plumbing student with five children wins top awards at Blackburn College

Blackburn Citizen:

3:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE red carpet was rolled out at Blackburn College to celebrate a record year of achievement at the 19th Further Education Awards.

Reorganising rehab service to save £5.2m

Blackburn Citizen:

2:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MORE than £5million worth of savings can be made through reorganising a rehab service for those recovering from a medical crisis, county councillors have been told.

Couples find inspiration at North West Wedding and Venue Exhibition

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COUPLES found inspiration at one of the biggest wedding fairs in the region.

Bishop who aided Blackburn royal visit lands new role

Blackburn Citizen:

2:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Bishop who helped with the Queen’s visit to Blackburn on Maundy Thursday has been put in charge of England’s Cathedrals and church buildings.

Four new schools opened across East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

1:44pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FOUR new primary schools have opened across East Lancashire this term and two more are nearing completion, Lancashire County Council has revealed as online applications for places in 2015 gather pace.

Northern Rail awarded platinum rating

Blackburn Citizen: hhhf

1:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FIRM commitment to saving the planet has seen East Lancashire’s train operator move from providing a silver service to being given a platinum rating.

East Lancs veteran returns to scene of battle - 70 years on...

Blackburn Citizen:

1:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AT just 18 Dennis Cramp was the youngest Allied soldier when he was dropped into occupied Holland on September 17, 1944.

Silentnight Group chairman awarded honorary doctorate

Blackburn Citizen: SNUGGLED UP  Silentnight’s sleep campaigners in the capital

1:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A LEADING light of one of Pendle’s major employers has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Birmingham City University.

More than 400 knives surrendered in East Lancs amnesty

Blackburn Citizen: The knife used in the attack

1:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A KNIFE amnesty is continuing in East Lancashire.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.







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