Five teens arrested after Accrington Stanley burglary

Blackburn Citizen:

11:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following to break-ins at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Accrington schoolgirl reaches final of national writing competition

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

CHARLOTTE Corrigan may only be 10 but she could one day be challenging for the coveted Pullitzer Prize.

Missing teens found in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Citizen: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

7:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THREE brothers who went missing from Sunderland four days ago were found in Oswaldtwistle.

Care agency operating in Hyndburn rapped by watchdog

Blackburn Citizen: Care Quality Commission

7:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A CARE agency which operates in Rishton and Great Harwood has rebutted allegations of abuse made against its staff.

Famous Accrington brickworks set to reopen

Blackburn Citizen: Above, miniature NORI bricks

3:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE famous ‘Nori’ brickworks are set to re-open seven years after the site was mothballed. Hanson Building Products have ditched plans to sell their Huncoat site after a surge in demand for building materials since last summer.

Takeover of Churchfield House sealed by society

Blackburn Citizen:

3:55pm Thursday 14th August 2014

NEXT week’s centuries-old traditional ‘Crying’ of the Great Harwood Fair will have added significance after the sealing of the take-over of the historic Churchfield House by the town’s Civic Society.

Brave Oswaldtwsitle teen in head shave for charity

Blackburn Citizen:

3:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TEENAGER has raised almost £1,000 in memory of her grandmother after having her beloved locks chopped off for charity.

Accrington gardener’s cannabis discovered

Blackburn Citizen:

1:32pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A GARDENER was caught with a £1,200 stash of cannabis after he and friends clubbed together to buy drugs for a festival, a court heard.

Rooftop review follows Accrington Arndale death

Blackburn Citizen: Lauren Johnson fell to her death from the top of the Arndale Centre’s car park

1:23pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

BOSSES at a shopping centre are carrying out a review into its rooftop car park safety following the death of teenager.

Investigation under way after derelict building fire in Accrington

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

5:13pm Sunday 10th August 2014

AN investigation is under way after a derelict building caught fire in Accrington.

Undercover police catch Accrington taxi driver plying for hire

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Joan Smith

7:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A PRIVATE hire taxi driver from Accrington was caught plying for hire after picking up two undercover police officers without a pre-booking.

Plea to Accrington Arndale after girl’s fatal fall

Blackburn Citizen: The Arndale Centre

9:23am Friday 8th August 2014

A CORONER has called on a shopping centre to consider its rooftop car park safety following the death of a teenager.

Former Accrington Stanley MD in charity bid

Blackburn Citizen:

4:40pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FORMER Accrington Stanley managing director Rob Heys is to ride more than 150 miles for charity.

Road blocked after two-car smash in Church

Blackburn Citizen:

2:21pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A ROAD in Church was blocked following a two-car smash earlier today.

Man rescued from blaze at Accrington house

Blackburn Citizen:

3:10pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A MAN was rescued from his home in Accrington after a fridge freezer caught fire in his kitchen.

Out-of-school Accrington club told ‘to improve’

Blackburn Citizen: Ofsted logo

2:50pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN out-of-school club in Accrington has been told it needs ‘significant improvement’ after being given the lowest possible score by Ofsted.

Pipers lead the way for street parade

Blackburn Citizen:

3:39pm Monday 4th August 2014

PEOPLE solemnly marched through the streets of Colne this weekend to honour the lives lost in the First World War.

'Investment' hope for housing plans

Blackburn Citizen: Miles Parkinson says that jobs are Hyndburn’s priority, although boarded-up shops are an issue.

11:54am Monday 4th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after preventing a housing development from being created in the grounds of a bungalow.

Pregnant mum had drug farm

Blackburn Citizen: ENCOURAGING: Dramatic fall in teenage pregnancies recorded since 1998

2:52pm Friday 1st August 2014

A HEAVILY-pregnant mum had a large cannabis factory with a potential value of £16,000 hidden in the attic of her Oswaldtwistle family home.

Carer wins praise for motivating children to progress

Blackburn Citizen:

11:16am Friday 1st August 2014

A CHILDMINDER has been praised by Ofsted for ‘motivating children to make good progress’.

Drink drive East Lancs mum drove 35 miles with children in back

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN with two young children in the back of her car drove more than 35 miles along busy motorways while three times over the drink-drive limit.

Vandals attack Rishton Christmas tree

Blackburn Citizen:

4:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ONE of Rishton’s new living Christmas trees has been damaged in an attack by vandals.

Sister of terminally ill Accrington dad vows to help him make memories with son

Blackburn Citizen:

4:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE sister of a terminally ill Accrington dad has vowed to help him make precious memories with his son.

£1.2m reward for Hyndburn cost cutting

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

4:54pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HYNDBURN Council has been given the second half of a £2.5 million windfall for its work in cutting costs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Club stalwart's grandson back at Stanley 92 years on

Blackburn Citizen:

3:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley’s first mascot, the grandson of a club stalwart, has been welcomed back as a VIP.

Great Harwood playing fields could be sold to make way for 250 homes and new football club HQ

Blackburn Citizen: Miles Parkinson says that jobs are Hyndburn’s priority, although boarded-up shops are an issue.

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE sale of the Lyndon House Playing Fields in Great Harwood could lead to a 200 plus property housing estate and a new home for the town’s largest remaining soccer club.

Bacup war hospital to be revived

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER military hospital which treated hundreds of soldiers during the First World War is to be brought back to life.

UPDATED: Man arrested after Church house siege

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN armed man suffered injuries during a two-hour siege at a house last night.

Man, 70, in hospital after Accrington crash

Blackburn Citizen: Royal Blackburn Hospital

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN in his 70s was taken to hospital today after being involved in a car crash.

Invite to Tramp Accrington countryside

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NATURE reserve is to become more accessible to those with mobility issues who will be able to use all-terrain vehicle to explore Woodnook Vale Willow Trail.

Accrington and Rossendale College celebrates success of partner Huddersfield University

Blackburn Citizen: Accrington and Rossendale College sports hall set for green light

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COLLEGE is celebrating the success of its partner university.

Rishton community happy after surgery given reprieve

Blackburn Citizen:

2:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DOCTOR’S surgery has been given a reprieve by a local health centre.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

Blackburn Citizen: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Missing Great Harwood girl found safe and well

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TEENAGER from Great Harwood who went missing last week has been found.

Hat-trick of success for Accrington nursery school

Blackburn Citizen:

5:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at an Accrington nursery school are celebrating after Ofsted labelled it ‘outstanding’ for the third time in a row.

Councillor blasts bid for four more Oswaldtwistle wind turbines

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE developer of Oswaldtwistle Moor’s controversial wind farm has applied for planning permission to extend it by a third.

East Lancs decorative painter wins trophy in pal’s name

Blackburn Citizen:

2:22pm Friday 18th July 2014

A GREAT Harwood decorative painter drew on all his knowledge and experience to win a trophy dedicated to a late friend and colleague.

Action call over vandal-hit Accrington Cricket Club

Blackburn Citizen: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CRICKET club members fear it is becoming a magnet for crime after being targeted by thieves and vandals.

East Lancs teen threw brick to stop vicious dog attack on woman

Blackburn Citizen: Sussex posties deliver plea over problem pets with attack nearly once a week

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A TEENAGER has spoken of the moment he tried to stop a dog’s vicious attack in a quiet Accrington street.

Pair sought after Baxenden man injures his spine in fall

Blackburn Citizen:

1:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DOG walker is thought to have fractured his spine when he was pushed down an embankment.

Dirty dogs land Accrington owner with court bill for £500

Blackburn Citizen: Plans to double the size of Wirral's dog poo squad

3:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN ACCRINGTON dog owner who let his pets foul outside the council’s main office building has been told to pay more than £500.








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