Former Blackburn police inspector vows to take legal action after string of sexual assault allegations

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER police inspector who was cleared of a string of sexual assault allegations has vowed to take legal action against the police and Crown Prosecution Service.

BE VIGILANT: Blackburn children treated for meningitis

Blackburn Citizen:

4:25pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH chiefs have urgent parents to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after two Blackburn nursery children were taken to hospital with signs of the infection.

Burglars make off with designer watches after smashing into East Lancs jewellery shop

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BURGLARS armed with a wrench smashed their way into a jewellery shop before making off with designer watches.

DIY DETECTIVE: East Lancs tool theft victim confronts eBay criminal on doorstep

Blackburn Citizen:

1:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CROOK selling a haul of stolen power tools on eBay was caught after the victim bought some of them and turned up at his door to collect them – with the police.

Car flipped onto roof in M65 accident

Blackburn Citizen:

12:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR is reported to be on its roof following an incident on the M65.

East Lancs beauty in Miss England contest

Blackburn Citizen:

10:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN East Lancashire woman who won a ‘bonny baby’ competition as a toddler is now hoping to become Miss England.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OSCAR Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

‘Death trap’ Blackburn YMCA to be demolished

Blackburn Citizen:

4:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans to knock down the Edinburgh House YMCA in Clarence Street, Shear Brow.

East Lancs has ‘adequate support’ for drug addicts

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DRUGS’ charity said there is ‘no need’ to increase support for drug addicts in East Lancashire, despite official statistics showing death rates for the misuse of drugs have doubled in Burnley and Hyndburn since 2005.

Police probing cyber-bullying at a Ramsbottom high school

Blackburn Citizen: CYBER BULLYING: The internet is a force for good but, sadly, can also be a breeding ground for bullies Picture posed by model

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A STRING of ‘obscene and offensive’ social media messages were sent to students at a Ramsbottom high school – allegedly by a fellow pupil.

Mourners gather in pink for tragic Oswaldtwistle baby's funeral

Blackburn Citizen:

2:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE shattered family of tragic Oswaldtwistle baby Ava-Jai McInerney said their final farewells yesterday.

East Lancashire stargazers in for astronomical treat

Blackburn Citizen:

1:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STARGAZERS in East Lancashire are due to be in for an astronomical treat tonight and tomorrow as the Orionid meteor shower is set to light up the sky.

Campaigners call for extra safety measures for cyclists in Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

10:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have called for increased safety measures to curb a steep increase in the number of injuries suffered by cyclists in Lancashire.

VIDEO: Get behind local lad Reece Bibby in bid for X Factor success

Blackburn Citizen:

10:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE dad of Accrington’s X Factor hopeful has called for more people to show their support for a local lad.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film may have led to East Lancs turtles raid

Blackburn Citizen:

10:27am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN’S beloved pet turtles may have been stolen due to a surge in their popularity caused by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, an expert has claimed.

Fond farewell to tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond

Blackburn Citizen:

10:23am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Devastated family and friends gathered to say their last goodbyes to tragic Olivia Diamond yesterday.

Police appeal to help catch Blackburn Tesco knifeman

Blackburn Citizen:

9:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN challenged while trying to steal booze from a supermarket brandished a knife.

Dangerous dog owners face fines up to £20K

Blackburn Citizen:

9:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOG owners could be fined up to £20,000 if they fail to take action to prevent an attack under new rules.

VIDEO: Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo batter East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

EAST Lancashire is expected to be battered by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo over the next two days.

Darwen dad-of-two earns outstanding achivement award

Blackburn Citizen:

4:31pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DAD-of-two from Darwen who thought he had missed out at school was singled out for his achievements at a lavish graduation ceremony.

Former policeman’s story of a close encounter with a UFO pulls in crowds

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT may not be light years but people travelled from across the UK to hear a former policeman reveal his close encounter with a UFO.

Comedian Jason Manford praises Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre staff

Blackburn Citizen:

4:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COMEDIAN and TV presenter Jason Manford has praised staff at the Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle.

Blackburn motor neurone disease sufferer's family vow to honour dying wish

Blackburn Citizen: Alan Hedges

4:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE family of a Blackburn man who spent his final days fundraising for a cure for motor neurone disease has vowed to carry on the fight in his memory.

East Lancs residents urged to protect their eyes at bonfires

Blackburn Citizen: Bradford Council has teamed up with other organisations to put a warning out ahead of bonfire night

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE in East Lancashire planning to enjoy a bonfire this Guy Fawkes Night have been urged to look after their eyes.

Lancashire mental health cash gets thumbs up

Blackburn Citizen: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LANCASHIRE health chief has welcomed extra funding for mental health services, saying it recognises the challenges faced by NHS Trusts.

Have your say on effects of recession in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen: One-third of workers who stayed in the same post following the recession suffered a cut or freeze in their wages in cash terms in 2010-11, according to the report.

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

OLDER people from across East Lancashire have been invited to have their say on how the recession has affected their lives at a meeting in Lancaster.

East Lancs MP welcomes record adoption figures

Blackburn Citizen: ANDREW STEPHENSON

2:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN East Lancashire MP has welcomed record adoption figures which have revealed that more children in the region are getting a secure and loving start in life.

Burnley car raid spree crook jailed for 18 weeks

Blackburn Citizen:

2:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PROLIFIC crook who went on a car raiding spree to fund his amphetamine and alcohol addictions has been jailed for 18 weeks.

UPDATE: Man and four children hurt in Accrington crash

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN and four children were taken to hospital following a crash in Accrington.

East Lancashire hospital chiefs look at plans to call in army

Blackburn Citizen:

10:04am Monday 20th October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses are drawing up plans in which army medics could help plug gaps in their workforce.

New headteacher for troubled Blackburn school

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AFTER being put into special measures earlier this year following concerns of racism, bullying and poor teaching standards, a Blackburn high school has a new head teacher.

Chemical leak scare closes Accrington town centre

Blackburn Citizen:

9:11am Monday 20th October 2014

FIRE crews cordoned off a large area of Accrington town centre on Saturday as they investigated a possible chemical leak.

Accrington schoolgirl missed out on a life-saving vaccination by less than two weeks

Blackburn Citizen:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

ACCRINGTON schoolgirl Olivia Diamond missed out on a life-saving vaccination by less than two weeks, it has emerged.

Legendary rockers Status Quo set summer date at Hoghton Tower

Blackburn Citizen:

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

STATUS Quo will be ‘rockin’ all over’ the surroundings of Hoghton Tower next year in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn set to blossom next month

Blackburn Citizen:

5:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn is expected to blossom at a school next month.

East Lancashire residents warned over late tax returns

Blackburn Citizen: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

HM Revenue and Customs is warning people in East Lancashire who have to complete a 2013/14 tax return that paper returns received after the October 31 deadline will result in a £100 penalty.

Bus saver fares to continue across East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen: Bus stop sign/road markings

4:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

BUS bosses have announced that a trial cut-price travel deal – for evening passengers in East Lancashire – is set to continue.

Police appeal after 13-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Great Harwood

Blackburn Citizen:

4:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Great Harwood.

Hollywood blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver to be filmed in Ramsbottom

Blackburn Citizen:

1:38pm Monday 20th October 2014

A HOLLYWOOD film starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver will be filming in Ramsbottom next weekend.

East Lancashire hospital staff briefed on what to do in the event of Ebola outbreak

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses said they have briefed staff about what they should do in the event of an outbreak of Ebola in East Lancashire.

WATCH HERE: ‘Rapping’ East Lancashire teachers’ video an online hit

Blackburn Citizen:

11:10am Monday 20th October 2014

TEACHERS at a secondary school in Hyndburn have recorded a rap song in the hope it will attract BBC Radio One.

LET IT GO! Lessons in how to be an East Lancashire princess

Blackburn Citizen:

10:12am Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW business launched by a Blackburn performer is offering a chance to budding performing arts graduates struggling to get their big break.

Tailbacks on M65 after car flipped onto roof

Blackburn Citizen:

9:36am Monday 20th October 2014

TAILBACKS on the M65 this morning followed a crash in which a vehicle is said to have flipped onto its roof.

Decision to axe M65 lights final - despite widespread safety fears

Blackburn Citizen:

9:14am Monday 20th October 2014

DEMOLITION work on the M65’s last major stretch of lights has been rubberstamped by the county council’s highways boss – despite widespread safety fears.

£28k East Lancs benefit fraud mum spared jail

Blackburn Citizen:

9:12am Monday 20th October 2014

A BENEFITS cheat who illegally obtained over £28,000 in handouts has been spared jail.

Bishop of Blackburn: Churches in East Lancashire must change - or die...

Blackburn Citizen:

9:08am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bishop of Blackburn has warned that churches in East Lancashire need to undergo radical changes to avoid ‘withering away’ like the cotton industry.

Joy as historic Blackburn pub sign saved - and it could go on display

Blackburn Citizen:

9:16am Monday 20th October 2014

WHAT is believed to be the last remaining sign from a brewery that closed two decades ago has been saved and could go on display.

Darwen e-cigarette firm helping to turn back the clock

Blackburn Citizen:

5:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

DRINKS such as dandelion and burdock, blood tonic and sarsaparilla reached the height of popularity during the Temperance Movement of the mid-19th century.

East Lancs sex assault man gets cut in jail sentence

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

1:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CRACK cocaine-fuelled thug who ‘destroyed’ a teenage girl’s life when he sexually assaulted and robbed her on a remote path has won a cut in his sentence.

Appeal for wedding gowns for East Lancs charity shop

Blackburn Citizen:

1:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

AFTER the wedding bells have died down and the last bit of confetti plucked from out of your hair, what do you do with all the dresses, accessories and left over wedding favours?







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