East Lancs dangerous dog owners urged to attend police ‘surgery’

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DOG owners who think their pets may be potentially ‘dangerous’ are being encouraged to attend a police ‘surgery’.

Blackburn nursery boss demands action over hostel users shouting and swearing

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE deaf and mute manager of a Blackburn nursery has called for action to tackle drunks fighting and swearing outside the nearby Salvation Army hostel.

Mum-of-two suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by banned Blackburn driver

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTHER suffered life-changing injuries after a disqualified driver crashed into her car as she was waiting to pull away from outside a post office.

Jayden Parkinson trial to resume later this week

Blackburn Citizen: Jayden Parkinson

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering ex-Pendle schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson was sent home yesterday and will resume deliberations on Thursday.

Tributes pour in for Burnley teen who died in road crash

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEENAGER who died in a road crash in Hapton has left a huge hole in the lives of everyone who knew her, according to her family.

Lancashire police force gives value for money, according to report

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REVIEW of the county’s policing has concluded that despite £54m of cuts and the loss of more than 600 officers, the force gives ‘outstanding’ value for money.

I regret my actions, says sex case police officer

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A POLICE officer who allegedly ignored calls because he was having sex on duty has admitted ‘my career has come to an end’.

East Lancs youngsters risking lives in open water after reservoir death

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS are risking their lives diving into open water just weeks after an East Lancashire teenager died in a reservoir.

QUIZ: How well do you know your town?

Blackburn Citizen: Major investment key to prevent Blackburn town centre decline

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in Blackburn have a degree? What proportion of people in Accrington are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Extra training bid to help end female genital mutilation

Blackburn Citizen: Experts estimate around 1000 girls in Waltham Forest are at risk of mutilation

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEACHERS, doctors and social workers will be given extra training to help spot victims of female genital mutilation.

100-year-old East Lancashire cricket derby prank revived thanks to Facebook

Blackburn Citizen:

9:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CENTURY-old cricketing tradition was brought back to life after the result of a match between two of the sport’s oldest rivals was painted for all to see.

East Lancs GBH slab man jailed for six years

Blackburn Citizen:

9:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE victim of a ‘ferocious’ revenge attack thought he was going to die when a Burnley man threatened to bring a paving slab crashing down on his head, a court heard.

NOISE NUISANCE: Council seizes music system from East Lancs woman

Blackburn Citizen:

9:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 23-YEAR-old woman’s sound system has been confiscated after complaints from a neighbour.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

Blackburn Citizen: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Cautious welcome for Milnshaw 100-homes bid

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Paul Cox

4:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to create almost 100 homes on former warehousing land in Milnshaw has been cautiously received by residents.

Litter worry as Sudell bins cut down to size

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has slammed the decision to replace large bins with smaller ones on streets in his area.

East Lancs Asda stores to get lifesaving heart machines

Blackburn Citizen:

4:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SUPERMARKETS will be kitted out with lifesaving cardiac machines for shoppers and staff to use in emergencies.

East Lancs cadet’s royal honour

Blackburn Citizen:

4:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MARINE cadet was chosen by royal appointment for a special parade at Buckingham Palace.

Plane enthusiasts given chance to fly fighter jet - on their phone

Blackburn Citizen:

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTHUSIASTS have been given the chance to climb aboard a 1,500mph fighter jet built in East Lancashire - via an app on their phones.

East Lancashire set to bathe in sunshine

Blackburn Citizen:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EAST Lancashire is expected to be bathed in warm sunshine this week.

East Lancs foodbanks to provide a summer holiday lifeline

Blackburn Citizen:

4:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SCHOOL summer holidays will leave many families across East Lancashire relying on foodbanks to feed their children, according to experts.

Peace scarf set to go on display for Burnley vigil

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PEACE scarf is set to go on public display as anti-nuclear campaigners stage their annual vigil in Burnley town centre.

Lancashire police in action over bad driving

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police has started a ‘week of action’ to combat anti-social driving in the Ribble Valley.

Caring Blackburn father-of-two loses lifelong illness battle

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FATHER-of-two, described by his family as funny and caring, has lost his fight against bowel cancer, aged 31.

Call for register to help protect stalkers’ victims

Blackburn Citizen: VICTIM Nurse Jane Clough

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A CAMPAIGNER whose daughter was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend has called for a stalkers’ register where potential victims can check their partner’s history.

Lancashire special constable sets up Polish Facebook group

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POLISH special constable has set up a police Facebook page aimed at people from his native country who live in Lancashire.

Missing Great Harwood girl found safe and well

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TEENAGER from Great Harwood who went missing last week has been found.

Thousands enjoy Beatherder’s unique vibe

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

IF you’re able to catch a pagan wedding, witness bright young things dancing on old cars, and a Manchester icon belting out his version of Madonna’s Like A Virgin, Beatherder must be here again.

New-look Todmorden tip closed after JCB digger causes damage

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A RUBBISH tip which underwent a major refurbishment earlier this year had to be closed when a digger caused a large amount of damage.

East Lancs man threatened taxi driver with plank of wood over fare

Blackburn Citizen: Heathrow Airport Taxis Morden, 02082543388, Morden Airport Cabs Taxi

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BUILDER who threatened a taxi driver with a piece of wood in a dispute over a fare could be facing jail.

Traffic chaos expected on M65

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TRAFFIC chaos is expected on the M65 this week as work to improve safety barriers gets underway.

Drunken lout spoils tragic Colne teenager's vigil

Blackburn Citizen: James Goodship

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DRUNKEN lout caused a disturbance and made threats at a reservoir vigil for a Colne teenager who had drowned there days before, a court heard.

Police hunting man who jumped into Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Blackburn Citizen: The spot on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, Blackburn, where the body of lecturer Gary Forkasiewicz was found

9:22am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who jumped into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to escape arrest.

Man found dead in Blackburn house

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

9:27am Monday 21st July 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been found dead in a house in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Police concerns over missing four-year-old Blackburn boy

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are concerned about the safety of a four-year-old Blackburn boy, believed to be with his parents.

ONLINE CONDOLENCES: Leave your messages for Estelle Thompson

Blackburn Citizen:

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

LEAVE your messages for Estelle Thompson and her family.

Former Blackburn school pupil bringing comfort to families hit by war

Blackburn Citizen:

11:35am Monday 21st July 2014

IN September 2011 Royal Marine Andrew Mills received a chilling phone call in the early hours of the morning, informing him that his services were needed to support a Blackburn mother whose only son had been killed in Afghanistan.

Car overturns after two-car M65 smash

Blackburn Citizen:

10:10am Monday 21st July 2014

A LANE was blocked on the M65 after two cars were involved in a collision.

Hat-trick of success for Accrington nursery school

Blackburn Citizen:

5:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at an Accrington nursery school are celebrating after Ofsted labelled it ‘outstanding’ for the third time in a row.

£5k loom band aid rolling into Palestine

Blackburn Citizen:

4:58pm Monday 21st July 2014

A CHARITABLE initiative started by an East Lancashire schoolgirl has raised more than £5,000 for Palestinian children.

East Lancs fundraisers launch new onesie charity walk

Blackburn Citizen:

4:56pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT was a case of ‘onesie for the money, two for the show’ when hundreds of walkers paraded across East Lancashire in their favourite leisurewear.

Darwen school gets 'good' Ofsted after difficult times

Blackburn Citizen: Vicky Weddle is the new head of St Peter’s Primary School

8:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A DARWEN school that has been through a rocky patch has been told it is ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Food donations to Accrington community to mark end of Ramadhan

Blackburn Citizen: Foods from around the world were cooked as Muslims in Harrow celebrated the end of Ramadan.

7:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people of all faiths are expected to come together to mark the end of Ramadhan in Accrington as local restaurants and takeaways donate food to the community.

Nurse cautioned for threatening to 'floor' patient at Blackburn A&E

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A NURSE who yelled 'If you cause a scene, I'll floor you' at a patient in a busy hospital waiting area has been let off with a caution.

Scared paramedics locked themselves in ambulance during Blackburn violence

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A 36-YEAR-OLD man assaulted a paramedic who had attended because he had passed out after drinking excessively.

Police believe missing Blackburn man has EDL links

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A FAR-right sympathiser from Blackburn, who was part of a group that ambushed people going to an anti-fascist benefit gig, is being hunted by police.

Police action over summer damage to East Lancs schools

Blackburn Citizen: Serving police officer cleared of raping a schoolgirl

2:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

'ROBUST action’ will be taken against anybody found breaking into schools over the summer holidays, police have warned.

East Lancs student helps others on way to first class degree

Blackburn Citizen: Strike call blow for UCLan chief

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A STUDENT who has been honoured for hundreds of hours of volunteer work is hoping to help autism sufferers.

Floods warning over heatwave storms

Blackburn Citizen: Stock pictures of Wet Weather Rain Floods Lightning (8344445)

12:54pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Torrential downpours are set to batter Britain today, bringing the risk of flash flooding across the country.

Doomed Malaysia flight victim was former East Lancs-based journalist

Blackburn Citizen: FANS' TRIBUTES: A friend of Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who both lost their lives of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday takes a moment to look at tributes left at the Sir Bobby Robson statue outside St James' Park.

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PASSENGER killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine used to work in Blackburn.









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