East Lancashire police to wear body cameras

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

POLICE are to be kitted out with video cameras attached to their uniforms when they respond to 999 calls.

Mother and three children missing - thought to be in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

5:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A WOMAN and three children who have gone missing from home in Scotland could be in Blackburn.

Electric shock kills Blackburn worker

Blackburn Citizen:

9:01am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MARRIED dad-of-two has died after he was electrocuted at a primary school.

'Rubbish' parking causes Blackburn bin chaos

Blackburn Citizen:

5:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BLACKBURN councillor has called on drivers to ‘end their ignorance’ after bin collections were aband-oned because of badly-parked cars.

Blackburn Royal Mail Delivery Office to open on Sundays

Blackburn Citizen: A Royal Mail post box

5:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BLACKBURN’S Royal Mail Delivery Office will be opening on Sundays from this week as part of a pilot scheme.

Reward offer over Oswaldtwsitle club blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

5:24pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE owners of a former working men’s club in Oswaldtwistle have appealed for witnesses to come forward after it was destroyed by fire.

East Lancs private school hails new influx of pupils

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PRESTIGIOUS private school in the Ribble Valley has hailed the biggest influx of new students in the last 20 years.

East Lancs NHS administrator waits over a year for GP surgery complaint response

Blackburn Citizen:

4:59pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MORE than a year after lodging a formal complaint about her GP surgery, exasperated patient Clare Molyneux is still awaiting a response.

Sex toy waved at Sky Sports News presenter - as Burnley signings confirmed below

Blackburn Citizen:

1:55pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COMMUNICATIONS watchdog Ofcom could launch an investigation into Sky Sports News coverage of football transfer deadline day after viewers complained about fans swearing on camera.

Widow’s tribute to East Lancs RAF veteran killed in crash

Blackburn Citizen:

10:45am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE widow of an RAF veteran killed in a motorbike crash has paid tribute to him as “a marvellous man who brought everything to life.”

Rovers and Clarets legends battle it out on the golf course

Blackburn Citizen:

10:38am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ROVERS and Clarets legends played out a score draw on the golf course in the name of charity.

JACK STRAW: How we can stop the jihad recruits

Blackburn Citizen:

9:51am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AS Britain’s security services wrestle with the problem of 500 young UK Muslim men joining the Islamic State army in Syria and Iraq, Blackburn MP and former Home Secretary Jack Straw looks at the attraction of jihad and how to ensure its recruits do not come from East Lancashire.

Tributes as East Lancs accident victim loses nine-week battle for survival

Blackburn Citizen:

9:37am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has lost his nine-week battle for survival after an accident in Clayton-le-Moors, despite showing signs that he might recover.

Accrington X Factor star in pledge to help music tutors

Blackburn Citizen:

5:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

X FACTOR sensation Reece Bibby has not let his new-found fame go to his head.

East Lancashire health trust and boss face legal battles

Blackburn Citizen:

10:48am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A HEALTH trust in East Lancashire is embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with a former chief executive who left after just 13 months at the helm.

Fears for missing East Lancs man

Blackburn Citizen:

10:41am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD man with connections to Pendle has gone missing from home.

Blackburn man flees home after washer dryer malfunction

Blackburn Citizen:

9:39am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BLACKBURN man fled his home after smoke began pouring out his washer dryer.

New play to premiere in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

5:13pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NEW play will premiere in Blackburn this week.

East Lancs drug addict carried samurai sword through Nelson

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

4:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CAREER criminal walked through the middle of Nelson with a samurai sword on a busy Saturday afternoon, a court heard.

Bid to protect health workers introduced

Blackburn Citizen:

4:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN agreement to help protect nurses, doctors, ambulance crews and other NHS staff from assault and abuse in the North West has been introduced.

£1million earmarked for making East Lancs roads safer

Blackburn Citizen: County councillor John Fillis

4:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COUNTY council highways bosses have confirmed that East Lancashire is set to share in a £1million fund to improve road safety over the next two years.

Police probe arson attack on Darwen home

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A LORRY driver was left distraught after a suspected arson attack gutted his home.

Accrington teen an X Factor hit

Blackburn Citizen:

9:36am Monday 1st September 2014

TEENAGER Reece Bibby made it through to the next round of The X Factor – after persuading Simon Cowell he could ditch his guitar.

Royal Blackburn Hospital 'responding well' in sepsis fight

Blackburn Citizen:

10:05am Monday 1st September 2014

A TOP consultant said hospital staff have responded well to changes that were imposed after the death of a patient.

Former Blackburn Rugby Club president and solicitor dies, aged 77

Blackburn Citizen:

9:58am Monday 1st September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rugby Club president and long-standing East Lancashire solicitor John ‘Willie’ Parker has passed away.

Special Sunday opening for Blackburn Market on heritage weekend

Blackburn Citizen:

9:46am Monday 1st September 2014

BLACKBURN Market will hold a rare Sunday opening this month for the town’s Heritage Festival.

Great Harwood attacker apologised via Facebook

Blackburn Citizen: Figures released following freedom of information request

9:33am Monday 1st September 2014

A MARTIAL art fan who attacked a teenager, leaving him with a smashed jaw in two places, was caught by police after he admitted the offence on Facebook.

Residents evacuated after fire at Accrington nursing home

Blackburn Citizen:

8:43am Monday 1st September 2014

A NURSING home was evacuated last night after a resident’s bedroom caught fire.

Blackburn group seals deal with London backers

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN asset valuation and recovery group in Blackburn has received backing from a London-based investment firm.

Special concert will honour Accrington Pals

Blackburn Citizen: Accrington Pals leave Salisbury Plain for active service

9:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE heroics of the Accrington Pals will be marked with a special concert exactly 100 years to the day after the battalion marched through the town to show their support for the war effort.

Darwen bridegroom soothes pre-wedding jitters with 5k run

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

WHEN a bridegroom wears running shoes on the morning of a wedding, that is usually a cause for concern.

East Lancashire anti-social behaviour victims to be given new rights

Blackburn Citizen: Redbridge council will hold a anti-social behaviour surgery at South Woodford Library

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

VICTIMS of anti-social behaviour in East Lancashire will soon be given the right to demand persistent troublemaking is dealt with.

Blackburn life coach's grief at death of his sister

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GRIEVING brother and life coach has spoken out about the dangers of alcoholism and drugs after tragically losing his sister.

Thief on bike snatched woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

5:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN who snatched a purse from a woman’s hand in Oswaldtwistle is being hunted by police.

Business meetings back on in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) has announced that monthly breakfast meetings return to Liz 'n' Lil's on Thursday, with an update on progress in the first year after a short break over the holiday period.

Protest over future of Blackburn former hospital site

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

AROUND a dozen protesters camped outside the former Blackburn Royal Infirmary building to oppose its demolition.

Highlighting plight of MS sufferers

4:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE latest information and developments in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will be highlighted to people affected by the condition on Thursday, September 11, when the Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn branch of the MS Society hosts two special guests.

Blackburn workshop on making most of mobiles

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

AGE UK Blackburn with Darwen is working with the EE shop in Blackburn, offering a free session for the over 50s on how to make the most of their mobile phone or tablet. Older people are invited to bring along their own equipment, and staff from EE will be available to show them how to make best use of their devices, including using them for keeping in touch with friends or family.

Blackburn with Darwen health chiefs invite public to meeting

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:55pm Monday 1st September 2014

HEALTH chiefs have invited members of the public to attend their next public meeting at Blackburn Central Library.

Hyndburn names priority for lottery cash projects

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

HYNDBURN has been named a ‘priority development area’ by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Clitheroe man set fire to ex-partner's clothes

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

4:53pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 49-year-old man filmed himself burning clothes belonging to his ex-partner and then posted the clip on Facebook.

Myths surround family planning

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW survey has shown that a number of myths and misperceptions continue to exist around family planning.

Accrington shoplifter jailed for six months

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

4:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 52-year-old persistent shoplifter has been jailed for six months after admitting she deliberately set out to steal to fund a drug habit.

Demand for better wages for women

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:41pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CALL has been made for more women in Lancashire to be paid the living wage.

Women in dark on cancer symptoms

Blackburn Citizen: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEARLY a third of female survey respondents in the North West could not name a single correct symptom of any of the five gynaecological cancers, according to a women’s cancer research charity.

Boy, 13, injured in Blackburn roof fall

Blackburn Citizen: Figures released following freedom of information request

8:22pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A TEENAGER is in hospital tonight after he fell from the roof of an industrial unit in Blackburn.

Tributes paid to former Blackburn teacher killed in boating accident

Blackburn Citizen:

6:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Blackburn teacher who died after his boat capsized off the Irish coast.

East Lancs man who performed painful surgery on pet without anaesthetic banned from keeping dogs

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN who performed painful surgery without anaesthetic on his lurcher after it ripped open its chest on a barbed wire has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years.

Thief takes woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN who snatched a purse from a woman’s hand in Oswaldtwistle is being hunted by police.

Accrington park in line for revamp

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Ken Moss

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S park in Accrington will be refurbished after funding worth £55,000 was secured.







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