Two men die in M65 horror crash

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO men died in a three-car-collision on the M65 early on Saturday morning sparking renewed calls for motorway lighting to be switched back on.

Sham marriage action backed after East Lancs trials

Blackburn Citizen: With this ring... how to choose your wedding rings

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PROPOSALS from MPs to step-up action to tackle ‘sham marriages’ have been welcomed following as string of trials in East Lancashire.

20 East Lancashire parks to be awarded 'Green Flag' status

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWENTY of East Lancashire’s best-loved parks have been awarded ‘Green Flag’ status – an accolade reserved only for the best green spaces in the country.

Death warning as drivers park on East Lancs hill

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PARKING issues on a stretch of road where a man was knocked down need to be resolved to stop a ‘potential fatality’, a councillor has warned.

World War One: East Lancashire communities set for 'Lights Out' event

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS across East Lancashire are set to take part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event to commemorate the start of the First World War.

East Lancs telecom firm creates new call centre jobs

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire telecoms company is creating 20 jobs at its call centre to cope with growing demand for its services.

Huge fire at East Lancashire farm house

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIVE fire crews battled a blaze in Haslingden for almost six hours on Saturday morning.

Jealous East Lancs boyfriend altered partner's 'sicknote' - then smashed computer

Blackburn Citizen: Domestic abuse crackdown to be repeated during football tournament

10:27am Monday 28th July 2014

A JEALOUS sales operative changed his partner’s sickness email to her boss, telling him she wasn’t going in work because she was a horrible cheat, a court heard.

Top East Lancs engineer in drink drive shame

Blackburn Citizen: 1 in 6 tested drivers over the limit in district

10:21am Monday 28th July 2014

A TOP engineer caught more than three times the drink drive limit in his Audi TT by police, has been ordered off the road for 28 months.

Woman returns to Darwen from Australia after 50 years - and complains to council

Blackburn Citizen:

4:57pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WOMAN who has returned to Darwen 50 years after emigrating to Australia has written a letter to the council complaining at the state of the town.

East Lancs spa makes a £1m splash in first year

Blackburn Citizen:

4:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire spa has notched up sales of more than £1million in its first year of operating.

Bikers young and old rev up for Blackburn open day

Blackburn Citizen:

4:33pm Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Blackburn’s Rocket Centre for it’s 10th annual open day.

Appeal for safety over Eid festival celebrations

Blackburn Citizen: The fireworks display at Oakleaf Sports Complex in Newton Aycliffe could be brought back as a ticketed event

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police are asking members of the Asian community to celebrate safely during the religious holiday of Eid.

Focus falls on East Lancs elderly patients’ care

Blackburn Citizen: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

NHS chiefs have asked elderly patients to give their views on health and social care, ahead of moves to reduce the number of admissions to East Lancashire’s hospitals.

Hapton business park deal to bring 200 jobs

Blackburn Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO hundred jobs look set to be created as a second occupier signs up to the Burnley Bridge business park development in Hapton.

Guide Dog fundraiser at Blackburn’s Witton Park

Blackburn Citizen:

4:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

THIS is not something you see every day!

Victorian diseases on the rise in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DISEASES that were rife during Victorian times are on the rise in East Lancashire, experts have warned.

Coroner criticised care of child abuse victim

Blackburn Citizen: Police photos of Michael and Kay Brewer

8:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE coroner conducting the inquest into the death of a concert violinist abused by her predatory former choirmaster and his East Lancashire ex-wife has criticised her care by mental health services.

Plaque to be unveiled for late Accrington Pals historian

Blackburn Citizen: Accrington PALS service at St John's Church.

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of a famous Accrington Pals historian is to be unveiled exactly 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

Police to investigate alleged cover ups linked to Sir Cyril Smith child abuse claims

Blackburn Citizen: Figures released following freedom of information request

6:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A CRIMINAL investigation, sparked by Hapton-born MP Simon Danczuk, is to be launched into an alleged cover-up of child abuse at a school in Rochdale linked to Sir Cyril Smith.

Two dogs destroyed after killing 11 sheep in Rishton

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

6:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TWO rampaging dogs which left a trail of death as they attacked sheep in farmer’s fields in Rishton had to be destroyed by police marksmen, a court heard.

Blackburn-born Waltons star to attend fan convention

Blackburn Citizen: In Brief

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Blackburn-born star of the timeless and successful television series The Waltons is to be guest of honour at the first ever event of a fan club.

Anger as bins fester in front of Darwen homes

Blackburn Citizen: REPORT: A whistleblower sparked the inquiry into Malvern's refuse and recycling depot.

3:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A STREET where bins have to be left to fester in front of homes has been likened to the ‘Third World’.

Eight East Lancashire locations to benefit from £1M road safety fund

Blackburn Citizen: A car passes a speed camera

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NO fewer than eight locations in East Lancashire could benefit from a £million road safety fund, it has been announced.

Six 20mph speed zones to be scrapped

Blackburn Citizen: There isn’t a need for this 20mph limit

2:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SIX mandatory 20mph zones outside schools in East Lancashire are set to be scrapped after problems emerged with the electronic signs used to promote the restriction.

East Lancashire victims of domestic violence set to receive greater protection

Blackburn Citizen: Police prepare for increase in domestic violence as World Cup kicks off

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

VICTIMS of domestic abuse in Lancashire are set to receive more protection than ever before.

Blackburn nurse wins special award

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NURSE who helps people stub out their smoking habits has won a coveted award.

East Lancashire residents urged to be vigilant during Eid

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

EAST Lancashire residents have been warned to be extra vigilant when giving to charity during the remainder of Ramadan, and at Eid.

East Lancashire ambulance staff vote for industrial action

Blackburn Citizen:

10:13am Saturday 26th July 2014

AMBULANCE staff in East Lancashire have joined colleagues across the region in voting for industrial action, as part of a dispute over allowances and staffing cover.

Summer a 'death sentence' for East Lancashire dogs

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE summer is like a ‘death sentence’ for increasing number of dogs that are being abandoned when their owners go away on holiday, animal charities claim.

East Lancashire residents gear up for Eid

Blackburn Citizen: Faz Patel, of Kingfisher Close, Blackburn, celebrates with, from left, Khadijah Sesay, seven, Ebrahim Jangaria, his son Mohammad, 19 months, Jahira Jangria and six-year-old Hawwa Sesay.

1:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

EID Al-Fitr is expected to be fall on Monday, but depending when the crescent moon starts to show, it may be celebrated on Tuesday.

WANTED: Can you help police find these men?

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are asking for your help to trace two men they need to speak to.

REVEALED: First images of Blackburn's new swimming pool complex

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

LEISURE chiefs have revealed for the first time images of Blackburn’s new swimming pool complex, which is currently under construction and due to open next year.

Drunk East Lancs dad attacked woman after Father's Day meal

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

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DRUNK dad hurled a pan of broccoli at his ‘ex-partner’ on Father’s Day and repeatedly kicked her when she slipped in it and fell, a court heard.

Lancashire doctors in GP workforce 'crisis' call

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

LANCASHIRE doctors have called for urgent action to tackle a workforce ‘crisis’, after a new report highlighted the dwindling number of GPs in training.

Blackburn driver leaves five-year-old boy with broken leg

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FIVE-year-old boy was left screaming in pain in the street after being hit by a car.

Police appeal after man knocked off bike in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Citizen:

2:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a cyclist was knocked off his bike.

VIDEO: Luxury orangutan house opens at Blackpool Zoo

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE doors have swung open on a new luxury pad for four special orangutans.

Blackburn teen lands record deal as debut single rides high in download charts

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLACKBURN teenager is hoping to take the music industry by storm with his debut single after landing a record deal by posting videos of him singing in his bathroom on the internet.

Blackburn 'beach' attraction to return despite delays

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE return of Blackburn’s ‘beach’ has been delayed after a dispute over which company would provide the attractions.

East Lancs man headbutted female neighbour and threw her husband over gate

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A ROADS boss who headbutted his neighbour and threw her husband over a gate after trying to gouge his eyes out has been convicted of assault.

UPDATE: Ex-boyfriend guilty of murdering Jayden Parkinson

Blackburn Citizen:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A VIOLENT and controlling man has been found guilty of murdering former Pendle schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson.

Accrington barman dragged into alleyway and stabbed

Blackburn Citizen:

9:09am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN was dragged into an alleyway and stabbed in an unprovoked assault in Accrington town centre, police said.

Teen sexually assaulted at Blackburn cinema

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEENAGER was sexually assaulted during a trip to the cinema, police said.

Former homeless East Lancs teen wins place at top university

Blackburn Citizen:

3:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FORMER homeless teenager is set to ‘realise a life-long dream’ after being accepted to study to become a vet at a prestigious London university.

Burnley groundsman wins award for keeping Turf Moor in order

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN apprentice groundsman who keeps the hallowed pitch at Turf Moor in top condition has won an award for his work.

Darwen nursery improves its rating by two levels after second inspection

Blackburn Citizen:

4:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NURSERY has risen two grades to become ‘good’ after an Ofsted inspection.

Darwen dentist wins prestigious award

Blackburn Citizen:

4:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DARWEN dental practice is looking to expand and take on up to 30 new people after winning a prestigious award for the 10th year in a row.

Accrington composer who is ‘a national treasure’ given a Honorary Doctorate

Blackburn Citizen:

3:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN Accrington composer described as a ‘national treasure’ has been made a Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by Edge Hill University.

Auditor warns East Lancs hospital chiefs

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

3:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NATIONAL auditor has raised concern about the state of the finances at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals.


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