Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after Darwen Moors accident

Blackburn Citizen:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOUNTAIN bikers have been urged to take care on slippery gravel track on Darwen Moors after a 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital.

VIDEO: Watch moment banned driver filmed message during 60mph police chase

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BANNED driver being pursued by officers after being spotted on the motorway, videoed the last 33 seconds on his phone, saying his goodbyes to his love, with: “As you can see, I am being chased by police."

East Lancs politicians agree to look into single cost-saving authority

Blackburn Citizen: Jack Straw

5:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW campaign to give local government a distinct East Lancashire identity independent of the county council has been launched.

Hyndburn's first ‘doggy detective’ reports owner of fouling dog

Blackburn Citizen: Dog waste bins are to be provided in Bold Venture and Olive Lane parks, following a request by Coun Simon Hugill

5:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HYNDBURN’S first ‘doggy detective’ has felt their first collar.

Lancashire ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for persecution of birds of prey

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

LANCASHIRE has been named as ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for the persecution of birds of prey and rare species.

Families in North West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs

Blackburn Citizen:

3:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FAMILIES in the North-West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs, new research reveals.

East Lancs cancer battler Sam Shaw passes another milestone on road to recovery

Blackburn Citizen:

3:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRAVE East Lancashire cancer battler Sam Shaw has passed another milestone on his road to recovery.

East Lancs man headbutted ‘while he watched thunderstorm’ outside Asda

Blackburn Citizen:

2:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MECHANIC watching a thunderstorm was headbutted by a man who got out of a taxi, walked over and attacked him, a court heard.

Hallowe’en warning to East Lancashire parents

Blackburn Citizen:

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PARENTS in East Lancashire have been urged to accompany their children when they are out ‘trick or treating’ this Hallowe’en.

Forecasters predicting hottest Hallowe'en on record

Blackburn Citizen:

10:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORECASTERS are predicting this Hallowe’en could be the hottest on record, with temperatures rising to 21 degrees in some areas.

Hit-and-run lorry smashes into cars

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO cars may have to be written off after they were smashed into by a lorry which failed to stop.

VIDEO: Blackburn Rovers stars meet fans at Ewood Park

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROVERS duo Ben Marshall and Jason Steele were on hand at the club’s half-term signing session at Ewood yesterday.

East Lancs MP backs extremism banning orders

Blackburn Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson helps resolve safety concern

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EAST Lancashire MP Andrew Stephenson has backed Home Secretary Theresa May’s new strategy to tackle the rising threats of extremism.

Victims set to be given say in how offenders are dealt with

Blackburn Citizen:

2:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VICTIMS are set to be given a say in how offenders are dealt with after Lancas-hire’s Police and Crime Commissioner unveiled final plans for the co-unty’s community remedy.

East Lancs breweries included as exports of British beer reach all-time high

Blackburn Citizen:

10:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than a billion pints of British beer were pulled in a record number of countries last year, it has been revealed.

Blackburn WW1 servicemen memorial plaques laid in park

Blackburn Citizen:

10:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMORIAL plaques remembering the thousands of Blackburn servicemen killed in the First World War have been laid in a park.

Charity status aim for East Lancs homeless group

Blackburn Citizen:

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SOCIAL enterprise launched to help the homeless in East Lancashire could soon become a bonafide charity.

Care nurse allowed to work after shouting at dementia patient

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

5:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse has been allowed to continue working after admitting she ‘let herself down’ by shouting at a dementia patient.

Final call to have say on inequality

Blackburn Citizen: The Dean of Blackburn, the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong

3:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CHAIR of Lancashire's independent Fairness Commission, Dean of Blackburn Christopher Armstrong, has made a last call for evidence before work starts on its report.

Views wanted on new Chorley travellers’ site

Blackburn Citizen:

3:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to submit their comments on the proposed site for a gypsy and traveller site in the Chorley area.

Lancashire employees helped by £6.5million of training

Blackburn Citizen: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ALMOST 1,000 employees in Lancashire have benefited from a £5.6m workforce training programme in just a month.

Ghostly tours at Hoghton Tower

Blackburn Citizen: Hoghton Tower

3:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOSTLY evenings at Hoghton Tower take place tomorrow and on Saturday, and on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 at 7.15pm.

Ramsbottom green waste scheme delight

Blackburn Citizen: COUN IAN BEVAN

3:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has welcomed changes to planning policy that advises developers seeking to build waste facilities to look at brownfield sites before considering applying for permission for green belt areas.

Major recruitment campaign as East Lancs hospitals employ ‘more nurses than ever before’

Blackburn Citizen: SUPPORT: A dedicated cancer nurse will be on hand to answer question from cancer patients no matter how small.

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAJOR recruitment campaign has ensured the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals are now employing ‘more nurses than ever before’.

Neglected East Lancs child lived in filthy home - with flies swarming around rotting food

Blackburn Citizen: child

10:09am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A LITTLE girl lived in horrific squalor with her single mother in a filthy and stinking house in East Lancashire, where the cupboards were bare, a court heard.

UPDATE: Wanted sex offender hands himself in at Blackburn Police Station

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A REGISTERED sex offender who went missing has handed himself in at Blackburn Police Station.

Work starts on new £4.8m Blackburn link road

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PREPARATIONS for a £4.8million link road scheme to speed traffic in and out of Blackburn are well under way for a New Year start to the main works.

Plea to help keep adopted Lancashire siblings together

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNTY chiefs have appealed for prospective adopters to help keep brothers and sisters together by taking in more than one child.

Jedward join Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Blackburn lights switch-on

Blackburn Citizen:

3:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TURTLE power is set to take over Blackburn town centre next month.

Lots of spooky activities on offer for East Lancashire Hallowe'en fans

Blackburn Citizen:

3:23pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HALLOWE’EN fans looking to take part in some spooky activities in East Lancashire this week won’t be left at a ‘dead end’.

Lancashire firefighters walking out again in ongoing dispute

Blackburn Citizen:

2:44pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Lancashire will be walking out again as part of an ongoing dispute.

East Lancs amphetamine dealer walks free from court day after becoming father

Blackburn Citizen: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

2:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN amphetamine dealer who kept his £660 stash in his then-partner’s freezer, walked free from court the day after becoming a dad.

Drunken woman ‘bottled’, scratched and kicked Accrington barman

Blackburn Citizen:

10:18am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DRUNKEN bakery worker who ‘bottled’ a club barman in the face left him suffering torment because of a facial scar, a court heard.

Unpaid council tax costing East Lancs households up to £150 each

Blackburn Citizen: Pay your council tax by direct debit and you could win £25,000

10:23am Wednesday 29th October 2014

UNPAID council tax is costing households in East Lancashire up to £150 each.

Gated areas to keep East Lancashire criminals at bay

Blackburn Citizen:

10:21am Wednesday 29th October 2014

COMMUNITIES across East Lancashire are set to benefit from the installation of new alley gates.

VIDEO: East Lancs singer-songwriter takes on iTunes with debut single

Blackburn Citizen:

10:14am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN UP-AND-COMING singer-songwriter is set to release her debut single.

Seriously-ill Blackburn man found after discharging himself from hospital

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SERIOUS-ILL man who went missing has been found safe

Deadly asbestos waste dumped at side of East Lancs road

Blackburn Citizen:

9:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DANGEROUS asbestos waste has been left dumped in a lay-by in Hyndburn.

Third of staff being laid off at Darwen town centre store

Blackburn Citizen:

3:44pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DARWEN councillor has slammed a town centre store after it emerged it is making a third of its staff redundant.

Whitworth quarry accident boy airlifted to hospital - following death earlier this month

Blackburn Citizen:

3:21pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YOUNGSTER was airlifted to hospital following an accident at an East Lancashire quarry.

Lancashire fundraisers fly to India to oversee aid

Blackburn Citizen:

3:14pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DIRECTORS of a Lancashire-based charity have paid a visit to India to see how donations collected locally are being spent on the ground.

Lower Darwen community stalwart dies - aged 67

Blackburn Citizen:

3:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart who was instrumental in setting up a village association has died, aged 67.

Council bosses to spend £5m on Preston Youth Zone - £1m more than combined cost of 5 in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen: The Youth Zone, on Jubilee Street, is for all young people in the borough of Blackburn with Darwen

2:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNTY council bosses are set to spend £5million on a new youth zone for Preston - £1million more than the combined cost of five similar facilities in East Lancashire.

Transdev driver Roy Cropper cleared as case dismissed

Blackburn Citizen: COMPANY A Transdev bus in Blackburn,

1:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TRANSDEV bus driver has been cleared over an alleged incident in which a 76-year-old passenger was said to have suffered serious injury.

Blackburn students step back in time to WW1

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS were given a taste of what it would have been like to serve in the forces during the First World War.

Archbishop of York to visit East Lancashire next month

Blackburn Citizen: MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

2:46pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu will visit East Lancashire next month.

Bedroom tax leads to clash between Labour leader Jenny Mein and MP Nigel Evans

Blackburn Citizen: Nigel Evans MP receives a warm welcome from the residents of Ribble Valley

3:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council’s Labour leader Jenny Mein has clashed with Tory MPs Nigel Evans and Andrew Stephenson over a letter from the authority’s chief executive Jo Turton on the ‘bedroom tax’.

East Lancs residents urged to access range of free health courses

Blackburn Citizen: FIVE-A-DAY: Free fruit smoothies will be on offer at a healthy living event in Darlington tomorrow (Thursday, July 24)

2:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS in East Lancashire are being encouraged to access a range of free courses to help improve their health and wellbeing.

Lancashire highways boss welcomes progress on Blackburn and Accrington bus stations

Blackburn Citizen: County councillor John Fillis

2:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council highways boss John Fillis has welcomed progress on Blackburn and Accrington bus stations.







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