VIDEO: East Lancashire GCSE students collect results

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS across East Lancashire were finding out their GCSE results today.

MURDER PROBE: Blackburn man died of single stab wound, police reveal

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who died after suffering fatal injuries at a house in Blackburn was stabbed, murder probe police have confirmed.

Phenomenal range of attractions lined up for bank holiday in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

EAST Lancashire is braced for a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend with events staged throughout the three days.

CCTV images released after Blackburn buildings vandalised

Blackburn Citizen:

5:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE officers in Blackburn have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a number of buildings were daubed with 'free Palestine’ graffiti in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Blackburn e-cigarette firm fuming over new EU rules

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BLACKBURN company Totally Wicked is mounting a legal challenge to proposed European Union restrictions on electronic cigarettes.

Blackburn school set to demolish old nursery

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN school is to demolish an old nursery to make way for a play area.

'FREE PALESTINE' painted on historic Blackburn landmarks

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have condemned a gang who painted ‘Free Palestine’ on historic Blackburn landmarks.

Accrington Stanley players’ boots stolen before game

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley have contacted police after thieves stole boots from several players – a day before a 4-0 defeat that saw them slip to the bottom of the Football League.

Campaigners win fight to reduce speed limits on Wilpshire roads

Blackburn Citizen: 20mph speed limit to be introduced

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE speed limit on two Wilpshire ‘rat run’ roads is set to be lowered following a long running campaign.

LUCKY LYNDA: Blackburn bingo enthusiast wins dream holiday

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A LUCKY bingo enthusiast has won a dream holiday for two after winning a national competition through her local club.

Blackburn Mall spending up - but fewer visiting

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Mall

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

VISITOR numbers fell at Blackburn’s main town centre shopping hub last year - but bosses believe spending has gone up.

Complex £4million roadworks get underway in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

MAJOR works starting this week to improve one of Blackburn’s most complex road systems will be well worth any disruption, borough transport boss Maureen Bateson has promised.

Police renew plea for witnesses after Belmont crash

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE have renewed an appeal for witnesses to a crash in Belmont that left two women in hospital.

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A666 out of Darwen last night.

Blackburn bakery fury at rubbish tippers

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN bakery has called for greater help from the council after litterbugs dumped bags of rubbish outside their store.

East Lancs sex offender given curfew for moving home without telling police

Blackburn Citizen: Michael Smith is described as white, of skinny build, and around 6’ 1” tall

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MISSING sex offender who handed himself into police after an appeal on the Lancashire Telegraph website has been ordered to stay indoors at night.

‘Steely’ Blackburn landlady dies at 92

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an East Lancashire landlady, who died at the age of 92.

Stolen East Lancs puppy never found

Blackburn Citizen: Zippy, two, Staffordshire bull terrier

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DRUNK sneak thief stole a treasured Staffordshire bull terrier puppy when he crept into an unlocked house in the middle of the night, a court heard.

East Lancs dogs become blood donors in national drive to boost supplies

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THEY say dogs are a man’s best friend – but they can be pretty kind to each other as well.

East Lancs politicians and faith leaders call for end to Gaza conflict

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLITICIANS and faith leaders have come together in both Blackburn and Burnley to call for peace in Gaza and around the world.

VIDEO: Watch moment large road sweeper collides with parked car in Blackburn - then drives off

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS is the moment a road sweeper collided with a car parked at the side of the road.

Migrant to be deported after Home Office immigration swoop in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Immigration officials have been questioning the couple

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man is to be deported after being found to be in the country illegally.

£1million boost for cancer care in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

10:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHARITY bosses have announced a new £1 million fund to boost cancer care in East Lancashire, in a bid to tackle some of the worst ‘death rates’ for the condition in England.

Criticism as rail travel looks to increase by 3.5%

Blackburn Citizen: A train service bound for Leeds departs from Bradford Interchange

3:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

EAST Lancashire politicians and rail campaigners yesterday demanded better rolling stock and extra investment as train passengers were braced for fare increases of 3.5 to 4.5 per cent next year.

Community united in grief after shock Blackburn death

Blackburn Citizen:

1:25pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOURNERS gathered at Jamia Ghosia Mosque in Chester Street, Audley, near Bilal Saddique’s family home, to offer up prayers yesterday.

Social media praised in Hyndburn dog return

Blackburn Citizen: MP Graham Jones

4:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HYNDBURN’S MP Graham Jones praised the power of social media after the owner of a lost dog he was caring for came forward.

Darwen community groups get Crown awards

Blackburn Citizen:

3:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE than £4,000 has been handed out to three community groups in Darwen.

No charges over expenses for former East Lancs MEP

Blackburn Citizen: Den Dover MEP

3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

FORMER East Lancs MEP Den Dover will not face criminal charges over allegations of expenses misconduct while representing the Tory party at Brussels and Strasbourg.

Acrington post office closes for major revamp

Blackburn Citizen:

3:33pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ACCRINGTON Post Office will close for two weeks while it undergoes an extensive renovation.

Furnishing rooms to help elderly in homes dismissed as a total gimmick

Blackburn Citizen:

2:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CARE homes have been told to furnish residents’ rooms with their own bedsheets, curtains and furniture in a bid to make them less “austere and alien”.

Online game shows how East Lancs ambulance staff deal with ‘unusual’ emergencies

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AMBULANCE chiefs have created a ‘humorous’ computer game, including animated shark attacks and alien invasions, in a bid to raise awareness about 999 services.

US envoy among star Turf Moor guests

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A STAR-STUDDED list of guests enjoyed Burnley’s return to the Premier League at Turf Moor on Monday night.

Accused East Lancs nursing home employee was angry at theft

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NURSING home employee who reported a colleague for allegedly putting a plastic bag over a dementia sufferer’s head had earlier told her co-worker she could have knocked her head off for taking some sunglasses, a jury was told.

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: Our favourites from across the web...

Blackburn Citizen:

5:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral with celebrities such as David Beckham, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears all dumping ice cold water on themselves in the name of charity. Here are a few of our favourites...

Female students still avoiding maths and physics

Blackburn Citizen: Parents invited to see how maths is taught at Thornhill Primary School, Southampton

5:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FIGURES show girls are still in the minority in physics and maths in spite of the subjects becoming more popular.

Blackburn estate to get £3.5m ‘community hub’

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A NEW £3.5million community hub is to be built at Blackburn’s Shadsworth Estate.

Lancashire police officers investigated for social media breaches

Blackburn Citizen: social media

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

LANCASHIRE bobbies were among hundreds of police staff reported for breaching social media guidelines in the last five years, a new report has revealed.

East Lancs hospital bosses in bed sores clampdown

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HOSPITAL bosses have begun a clamp down on bed sores as part of a bid to deliver ‘harm free care’.

'Erratic' East Lancs dad brandished foot-long carving knife at mother of his child

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

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A DAD who brandished a foot-long carving knife at the mother of his child has been spared jail.

Knife amnesty in bid to take danger weapons off streets of East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

KNIVES will be handed in to police across East Lancashire when an amnesty is launched on Monday.

East Lancashire sees rise in violent crime

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE people fell victim to violent crime in East Lancashire last year, new figures revealed.

Woman injured after being hit by firework in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious harm after being hit by a firework thrown by a gang of youths.

East Lancashire's oldest man dies at 107

Blackburn Citizen:

9:45am Tuesday 19th August 2014

EAST Lancashire’s oldest man — who could recall Burnley’s 1914 FA Cup triumph — has died at the age of 107.

East Lancs drink-drive mother drove 35 miles with children in car

Blackburn Citizen:

9:36am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A DRUNKEN mother who drove 35 miles with her young children in the car has escaped an immediate prison sentence.

Shock as gang smash into Blackburn nurseries stealing thousands of pounds

Blackburn Citizen:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GANG smashed their way into five children’s nurseries to steal thousands of pounds in cash and laptop computers.

Rats scare behind Darwen superstores

Blackburn Citizen:

4:06pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GINNEL that runs close to two national supermarket chains in Darwen town centre has been labelled a ‘health risk’ after a resident saw a rat nearby.

Blackburn teen's sights on flying

Blackburn Citizen:

3:58pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TEENAGER is reaching for the skies with her ambition to become a pilot – and has already clocked up hours at the controls of several planes.

Lancashire farmers’ gruelling bike ride challenge

Blackburn Citizen:

3:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MEMBERS of the Lancashire Young Farmers group cycled a 300 mile round tip to visit all 18 club rooms in the county in three days.

Dementia care plan for Blackburn care home

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

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BLACKBURN’S Linden House Care Home is set to almost double in size if councillors approve a major extension on Thursday.

East Lancashire's first 'death cafe' to show people how crematoriums operate

Blackburn Citizen:

3:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

EAST Lancashire’s first death cafe has organised a trip to a crematorium for people who want to know more about how they work.


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