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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UPDATED: Man suffers punctured lung after Great Harwood stabbing

Blackburn Citizen:

10:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN was stabbed and left with a punctured lung and several cuts to his leg after an incident in Great Harwood.

Police probe Oswaldtwistle club blaze

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

8:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SUSPICIOUS fire ripped through a former working men’s club.

Man, 69, dies from injuries after Clayton-le-Moors collision

Blackburn Citizen: Dead body discovered in quarry

6:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has died almost four weeks after colliding with a car.

Ex-footballer’s wife in Rishton charity fundraisers

Blackburn Citizen:

2:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE wife of a retired professional footballer and former Rishton pub landlord raised more than £1,000 for a dementia charity.

Hyndburn charity groups’ free home offer

Blackburn Citizen:

4:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHARITIES and community groups have been offered a free home in Hyndburn.

Coronation Street star set to be given Freedom of Hyndburn

Blackburn Citizen: Julie Hesmondhalgh as Hayley Cropper

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ACCRINGTON soap star Julie Hesmondhalgh will be given the Freedom of Hyndburn.

Accrington man attacked woman after drinking vodka

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

5:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

A MAN reacted badly when his amorous advances towards a neighbour were rejected.

Rally legend guest at Accrington ball

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

RALLY legend Paddy Hopkirk will attend this year’s Rally Drivers’ Ball, which will see Accrington town centre transformed into Monte Carlo early next month.

Accrington Stanley players' stolen boots replaced by league sponsors Sky Bet

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE main sponsors of the Football League have stepped in to buy Accrington Stanley players new boots.

Speed bumps for Accrington estate

Blackburn Citizen: New speed humps for Beaconsfield hotspot

10:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CALLS for traffic calming measures on an Accrington estate will be answered after a child was nearly knocked over by a speeding car.

Rishton thugs jailed after attack on man

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley Crown Court

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO thugs attacked a man and left him with a smashed eye and temporarily half-blinded after turning up at the home of the ‘local drug dealer’ in the early hours, a court heard.

Barn fire in Rishton

Blackburn Citizen:

10:56am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BARN packed with hay and straw bales went up in flames in Rishton on Friday night.

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.








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