Former Accrington headteacher charged with historic sex offences

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

11:32am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD former head teacher at an Accrington school has appeared in court charged with historic sexual offences involving a pupil.

Great Harwood politician visits Bosnia to raise awareness of genocide

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Noordad Aziz with the delegation at the residency of the Grand Mufti of Bosnia

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GREAT Harwood councillor said he pondered on the sacrifice soldiers from Hyndburn made while on a recent trip to Bosnia, which he visited as part of a government delegation.

Altham meat trader turns over £3m in first year

Blackburn Citizen: GREAT MEAT ROBBERY: Criminal gang steals £12,000 of meat from East Lancs butchers

11:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN Altham meat wholesaler is on schedule to achieve a turnover in excess of £3m in its first year.

Drunken intruder breaks into Accrington cricket club and falls asleep

Blackburn Citizen: Local cricket

9:33am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DRUNKEN intruder apologised after breaking into a cricket club, drinking lager, and falling asleep.

Police issue re-appeal for missing Accrington man on eve of his birthday

Blackburn Citizen: Trevor Whitehead

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are re-appealing for information about a 50 year old man from Accrington who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

‘Weird’ Accrington store is dead stylish

Blackburn Citizen: Norman Wright with some of them items at his shop

11:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TAG antlers, stuffed crows and baby pigs in jars are big business in Accrington.

Rishton binge drinker assaulted his partner

Blackburn Citizen: ALCOHOL TROUBLE: New courses tackle drink-related crime

8:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 23-YEAR-OLD man, who admitted he ‘didn’t know when to stop’, went on a 48-hour drinking binge to celebrate his birthday.

Work to improve Hyndburn park is welcomed

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Paul Cox

11:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HYNDBURN’S oldest community space has been given a £100,000 facelift.

Old cinema faces the final curtain

Blackburn Citizen: The derelict former Grand Social Club, in Great Harwood

11:14am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN old cinema and social club will be demolished and replaced with an apartment complex if planners give the green light.

East Lancashire teachers could strike again

Blackburn Citizen: East Lancashire teachers could strike again

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

TEACHERS could be set to walk out of schools in June over a long-running dispute over teachers' pay and workload.

Number of East Lancashire motorists fined for using mobiles halves

Blackburn Citizen: SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES: More than 5,000 people in Gwent currently have licence points for driving while using a mobile phone

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THE number of motorists in East Lancashire fined for using their mobile phone behind the wheel has plummeted, according to new figures.

Oswaldtwistle baby receives life-saving bone marrow transplant

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A BABY girl has received a life-saving bone marrow transplant thanks to a kind-hearted stranger.

Great Harwood man told to pay for repairs

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

7:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A GREAT HARWOOD man will be forced to pay for damage to his home because he tried to repair the damage himself.

Great Harwood horses taken into the care of RSPCA

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

HORSES were taken away from land in Great Harwood over concerns for their welfare.

Hyndburn MP accuses Government over Royal Mail sell off

9:46am Saturday 19th April 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has accused the government of ‘short changing’ the public by privatising the Royal Mail.

East Lancs taxi drivers face ‘scrap car’ threat

Blackburn Citizen: taxi-limit.jpg

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXI drivers in Hyndburn will be forced to scrap cars that don’t meet emissions targets, it was revealed.

£50 reward for Hyndburn 'pooper snoopers'

Blackburn Citizen: BIN IT: Reader Alan Grubb refers to people not picking up dog waste bags, not dog mess itself.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

REWARDS of £50 are being offered to ‘dog detectives’ who catch irresponsible owners not clearing up their pet’s mess.

Technology update for youngsters at Accrington Academy

Blackburn Citizen: An iPad

2:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HIGH school has implemented a new IT scheme using iPads.

Police searching for missing East Lancs man

Blackburn Citizen: Trevor Whitehead

9:19am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SEARCH has been launched for an Accrington-man after he didn’t turn up to work for three days.

Production follows in steps of Lancashire war poet

Blackburn Citizen: WILFRED OWEN

1:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW production celebrating a famous war hero is coming to Oswaldtwistle.

Bungalow plan for Hyndburn elderly

Blackburn Citizen: Carers are improving the quality of life for dementia sufferers

5:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

PLANS to build a ‘secure, safe development to cater for an aging population’ in Clayton-le-Moors have been revealed.

East Lancs family's Africa trip in jeopardy

Blackburn Citizen: Tegan, dad Bernard, Faith and Danielle

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FATHER could miss out on a dream family trip to Africa – because his passport hasn’t arrived.

Accrington couple escape unhurt after falling asleep with grill left on

Blackburn Citizen: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

11:24am Friday 11th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a home in Howard Close in Accrington after a couple fell asleep with the grill left on.

‘Affordable’ homes bid for Great Harwood church site

4:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

AN ‘affordable housing’ development has been earmarked for the site of a Great Harwood church.

Altham firm announces expansion

Blackburn Citizen: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats takes questions from journalists prior to taking to the stage. (5167316)

9:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AN ALTHAM firm has announced expansion plans after it landed a share of a £23million government funding pot.

Accrington teachers go through pain barrier for sick children

Blackburn Citizen: Teachers get ready for their Total Warrior Assault Course for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Jack Walsh shows the rest the way.

2:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TEACHERS from an Accrington school will put themselves through a gruelling assault course to raise money for a hospital which saved their friend’s son’s life.

Vandal tagging Rishton park benches

5:21pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A VANDAL has been tagging park furniture in Hyndburn.

Accrington horse show goes down a storm

Blackburn Citizen: Picture from stock

5:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MORE than 150 competitors took part in a charity horse show in Accrington.

Cancer battler from Oswaldtwistle took his own life after 'struggling with chemotherapy'

6:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A FATHER suffering from terminal lung cancer took his own life, an inquest heard.

Rishton student collects award after hacking into Facebook

Blackburn Citizen: Jamie Woodruff, an ethical hacker

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MAN who hacked into Facebook before bragging about it to officials has been awarded for his efforts.

Jail for drunk Rishton grandmother who set fire to her own bedroom

Blackburn Citizen: Bernadette Meadowcroft, who was jailed for two-and-a-half-years

3:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN ARSONIST grandmother who struck for the fourth time when she torched her bedroom has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Dogs seized in Accrington police could be a banned breed

1:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TWO dogs were seized by police and council officers in Accrington.

Tree planting project in Hyndburn hailed a success

3:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PROJECT in which children plant trees at schools across Hyndburn has been hailed a success.

Great Harwood wine bar in bid to play live music until the early hours of the morning

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A WINE bar in Great Harwood has applied for permission to host live music.

Accrington teacher to hold fundraising event for Indian orphans

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A HIGH school teacher is raising money for an orphanage.

Accrington Lions mascot visits Great Harwood Farmers' Market

Blackburn Citizen: Accrington Lions mascot visits Great Harwood Farmers' Market

3:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Go on then, give us a roar!

Great Harwood bowling club granted thousands for a new roof and shelter

4:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

RUSHTON Street Bowling Club, Great Harwood, has been granted £6,824 by Awards4All. It will pay for a new roof and to extend the outdoor shelter.

Vodafone carry out survey in Great Harwood

4:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MOBILE network provider Vodafone carried out a photographic survey of the area yesterday, using a cherry picker in Balfour Street, Great Harwood.

Dry stone-walling course to be held in Huncoat this weekend

4:02pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A TWO-DAY dry stone walling course will be held at Spout House Woodland, Huncoat, this weekend.

Local band The Wrangling to play in Clayton-le-Moors

3:25pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

LOCAL band The Wrangling will perform on Friday night at The Hare and Hounds in Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors. All are welcome and entry is free.

Clayton-le-Moors man sexually abused frightened schoolgirl

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

7:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A PERVERT who persistently sexually abused a frightened schoolgirl also looked at child porn of youngsters the same age, a court was told.

Man fined over tethered horse in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Citizen: Horses continue to graze in Warndon Villages after two of the animals are impounded

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A LABOURER has been allowed to keep his prized stallion by magistrates after its tether was found wrapped around a tree.

Warning after Accrington landlord fine

Blackburn Citizen: Clare Pritchard

1:04pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN Accrington landlord has been fined for ignoring council bosses who ordered him to improve the state of a garage he owned.

Accrington school is celebrating amazing turnaround

Blackburn Citizen: Maya Ahmed, front, leads the way with the school council, head Mark Proctor and school council leader Aileen Massey

1:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN ACCRINGTON primary school has leap-frogged from ‘failing’ to winning a glowing report from Ofsted.

Clayton-le-Moors benefits cheat must repay thousands

Blackburn Citizen: DAILY SPORT DEBATE: Is there too much money in football?

3:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A WOMAN has been ordered to pay back thousands of pounds of housing benefit she wrongly claimed.

Hyndburn care home worker took more than £1,100 from 90-year-old woman

Blackburn Citizen: A Brighton family have been driven to despair by neighbours from hell

11:00am Monday 7th April 2014

A CARE home worker helped himself to more than £1,100 from a 90-year-old disabled resident, leaving her distraught.

‘£28m’ drugs boss from Accrington faces more jail time

Blackburn Citizen: Martin Day

8:36am Monday 7th April 2014

A ‘£28 million’ drugs boss who made more than £1 million from crime has been warned he faces more time in jail over £11,900 of unpaid ill-gotten gains.

End of term for Hyndburn Mayor

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Judith Addison

3:39pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE mayor of Hyndburn’s time in office is coming to an end.

Inspectors praise for Accrington nursery

Blackburn Citizen: Boost for Hillingdon schools with positive Ofsted reports

3:38pm Monday 7th April 2014

AN Accrington nursery has been praised by inspectors.

Hyndburn MP welcomes new probe into energy prices

Blackburn Citizen: MP Graham Jones

3:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has welcomed an investigation into the energy market.

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