Man taken to hospital after Blackburn fire

Blackburn Citizen:

10:42pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital this evening after a chip pan caught fire at a property in Blackburn.

Boy dies after falling from motorbike in Whitworth quarry

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

5:23pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has died after falling from a motorbike in a Whitworth quarry.

Blackburn shopkeeper dies aged 25 - four years after family gunned down in Pakistan

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SHOPKEEPER whose parents and sister were gunned down in a Pakistani graveyard has died less than a week after his 25th birthday.

East Lancs medical staff set to stage mass walkout

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

2:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PARAMEDICS, technicians and midwives are planning to take strike action in a row over pay.

UPDATE: Two taken to hospital after car flipped onto roof in Ribchester

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE air ambulance landed in Ribchester this morning after a car crashed in Stonygate Lane.

One in five East Lancashire toddlers have decaying teeth

Blackburn Citizen:

9:23am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ONE in five three-year-olds in Blackburn suffers from tooth decay according to new report on children’s oral health.

Blackburn and Darwen streets turned into 1970s Belfast for new action film

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLACKBURN and Darwen are set to hit the silver screen in a new action film slated for release later this month.

Homeless East Lancs man £180 better off after day in court

Blackburn Citizen: Homeless Young Man Sleeping (9343230)

3:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HOMELESS man who claimed hunger had driven him to steal was punished by a night in a warm police cell and walked out of court £180 better off.

Woman knocked unconscious after serious assault outside Oswaldtwistle pub

Blackburn Citizen:

3:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A COUPLE were seriously assaulted in an attack outside the Black Dog pub in Union Road, Oswadtwistle.

Special Blackburn fair to help jobhunters into work

Blackburn Citizen:

2:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLACKBURN Jobcentre is holding a special event next week to help over-50s get into work.

Ban on smoking in all Lancashire play areas

Blackburn Citizen:

2:36pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council’s health boss Azhar Ali has authorised an extension of its ‘Smokefree Play’ scheme.

Success as East Lancashire sports firm sales top £4.9m

Blackburn Citizen:

2:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN East Lancashire sports firm that supplies some of the world’s top athletes has announced a hike in sales.

East Lancashire MEP calls for an end to ISIS ‘barbarity’

Blackburn Citizen:

12:36pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

NORTH West MEP and vice chair of the European Parliament Security and Defence Committee, Afzal Khan MEP, has called for an end to ISIS ‘barbarity’.

Troubled Polish son hanged himself a year after moving to East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

10:20am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A POLISH man took his own life less than a year after moving to East Lancashire, an inquest heard.

East Lancs crook jailed for suspended sentence breach

Blackburn Citizen:

10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CROOK spared jail for trying to get rid of a dealer's car containing heroin with a potential street value of £170,000 has been locked up after intending to supply cannabis.

Police appeal after teen exposes himself at Blackburn bus stop

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man and woman witnessed a teenager exposing himself at a bus stop in Blackburn.

East Lancs gym owner and dad dies suddenly - aged 50

Blackburn Citizen:

9:36am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GYM owner has died suddenly at home aged 50.

Blackburn ‘eyesore’ Jaguar garage set for new look

Blackburn Citizen:

9:31am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Jaguar dealership which has become an ‘eyesore’ after being closed for years is being lined up to be brought back into use.

£100,000 boost to make Oswaldtwistle refurbishment a reality

Blackburn Citizen:

3:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AMBITIOUS plans for an Oswaldtwistle park have been revealed.

Blackburn landmark hit by vandals may be renovated by Lottery funding

Blackburn Citizen:

3:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK has started on a National Lottery cash bid that could see hundreds of thousands of pounds spent on refurbishing the historic conservatory in Blackburn’s Corporation Park.

Accrington benefits cheat received disability allowance after moving to Spain

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

3:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN Accrington pensioner continued to receive disability living allowance for six years after she moved to Spain for health reasons.

Disabled Blackburn car park attendant loses battle with church bosses to keep business open

Blackburn Citizen:

12:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DISABLED car park attendant has lost his battle with church bosses to keep his business open.

YOU'RE HIRED: Apprentices land BAE jobs

Blackburn Citizen:

2:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than 150 young people have started their careers at the Lancashire bases of defence giant BAE Systems.

East Lancs MEP calls for more involvement in Middle East peace process

Blackburn Citizen:

2:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

NORTH West MEP and Member of the European Foreign Affairs Committee, Afzal Khan MEP, has urged the EU to get more involved in the Middle East peace process.

Treat for Dr Who fans at Blackburn Empire

Blackburn Citizen: My Dalek Has A Puncture

12:15pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EAST Lancashire Doctor Who fans can see one of the stars of BBC One’s cult science fiction series in their local dimension next week.

West End is coming to Darwen!

Blackburn Citizen:

3:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DARWEN is to get its own direct link to the West End when some of the top shows are broadcast live to a town centre theatre.

New leader for East Lancashire Catholics

Blackburn Citizen: STARTING WORK: Pope Francis places flowers on the alter inside St Mary Major Basilica, in Rome

12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EAST Lancashire’s Roman Catholics have a new leader.

Travellers quit Blackburn site - but stay at another

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers has moved on from one Blackburn site – but remain at another.

Two injured in Great Harwood pub attack with mallet

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO men were hurt by an attacker wielding a wooden mallet outside a Great Harwood pub.

Homeless East Lancs man banned from begging after repeatedly causing nuisance

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HOMELESS man has been banned from begging in England and Wales after repeatedly causing a nuisance in Blackburn, Clitheroe and Whalley.

Holiday fears over closure of Blackpool International Airport

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AIRLINES have confirmed that contingency plans are in place after bosses at Lancashire’s only commercial airport said it was ‘likely to close’.

East Lancs man jailed for 20 years of child abuse

Blackburn Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 59-YEAR-OLD man who abused young girls for more than 20 years has been sent to prison.

Missing Darwen man found safe and well

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MISSING Darwen man has been found safe and well.

East Lancs 'super scrounger' featured on TV

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE investigation into an Accrington mum who wrongly claimed almost £100,000 in benefits has been featured on national television.

East Lancs X Factor star makes history as he jets off to Bermuda

Blackburn Citizen:

9:38am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIXTEEN-year-old singing sensation Reece Bibby made X Factor history as he made it through to the next stage of the hit ITV show.

Drive to protect underage East Lancs boozers

Blackburn Citizen:

9:54am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TEN children were taken to safety as part of a night-time operation to keep young people safe in Burnley.

OAP riding mobility scooter is hit by muggers

Blackburn Citizen: The mobility scooter looked something like this...

2:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 71-YEAR-OLD woman was attacked by two thugs as she made he way down a Blackburn street in her mobility scooter.

Cyclist death crash appeal

Blackburn Citizen:

2:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police call on mortorbikers 'in the area' at the time

Appeal for young actors as drama groups restart

Blackburn Citizen:

2:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Action Factory and Darwen Library Theatre are looking for children and young people aged 6-11 and 12-18 years old to join the new Darwen Youth Theatre.

Brave Corey's legacy will help millions of pupils'

Blackburn Citizen:

11:51am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DISABILITY campaigner was the toast of Westminster when a government minister thanked him for helping to mould the biggest special educational needs reforms in a generation.

East Lancashire firms urged to Boost business

Blackburn Citizen:

11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AMBITIOUS East Lancashire firms are being urged to take advantage of a successful business support service before the £7.2m programme comes to an end next summer.

Thug locked up for three attacks

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

11:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VICIOUS thug who mugged an autistic teenager, punched a staff nurse and assaulted a hospital patient in three separate unprovoked attacks, has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Dramatic sculptures launch 16-month celebration of East Lancs countryside

Blackburn Citizen:

11:01am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE beauty of the Forest of Bowland is highlighted by four dramatic new sculptures to launch a 16-month celebration of one of East Lancashire’s most’s breathtaking landscapes.

The West 'is partly to blame for crisis'

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

‘THE West is partly to blame’ for the crisis in the Middle East, an East Lancashire politician has claimed.

Buffet to help fire victim get home

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY buffet event tonight will raise money towards fixing a man’s home after it was ravaged by fire.

Bingo plan will help reduce global abuse

Blackburn Citizen:

2:57pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY set up to help abuse victims around the world has been saved after councillors approved plans to turn a former bingo hall in Accrington into a mini-market and auction house.

Assurance sought over future of Jobcentre

Blackburn Citizen:

2:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DARWEN Town Council deputy chairman Peter Hollings has sought reassurance from the town’s MP Jake Berry that the local Jobcentre is safe.

Greek adventure a triumph for Academy's Soccer School

Blackburn Citizen:

2:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNG footballers from a Darwen school have returned from a successful tour of Greece.

Former staff and pupils final farewell to school

Blackburn Citizen:

2:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER staff and pupils from Darwen Technical School held their final reunion and toured the redeveloped school building.

Private school 'scapegoat' tag is 'unfair'

Blackburn Citizen:

2:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRIVATE schools should be celebrated and not blamed for the ‘social ills’ of the country, an East Lancashire headteacher is warning.







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