Mourners gather in pink for tragic Oswaldtwistle baby's funeral

Blackburn Citizen:

2:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE shattered family of tragic Oswaldtwistle baby Ava-Jai McInerney said their final farewells yesterday.

Fond farewell to tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond

Blackburn Citizen:

10:23am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Devastated family and friends gathered to say their last goodbyes to tragic Olivia Diamond yesterday.

Comedian Jason Manford praises Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre staff

Blackburn Citizen:

4:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COMEDIAN and TV presenter Jason Manford has praised staff at the Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle.

UPDATE: Man and four children hurt in Accrington crash

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN and four children were taken to hospital following a crash in Accrington.

Chemical leak scare closes Accrington town centre

Blackburn Citizen:

9:11am Monday 20th October 2014

FIRE crews cordoned off a large area of Accrington town centre on Saturday as they investigated a possible chemical leak.

Accrington schoolgirl missed out on a life-saving vaccination by less than two weeks

Blackburn Citizen:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

ACCRINGTON schoolgirl Olivia Diamond missed out on a life-saving vaccination by less than two weeks, it has emerged.

Police appeal after 13-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Great Harwood

Blackburn Citizen:

4:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Great Harwood.

Accrington chemical leak victims given the all clear

Blackburn Citizen:

8:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO office workers and two firefighters have been given the all clear after crews investigated a possible chemical leak in Accrington town centre.

Police cordon off part off Accrington town centre

Blackburn Citizen:

6:41pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TEN fire crews have been called to Accrington town centre this afternoon after reports of a possible chemical leak in a town centre estate agent.

Electric car charging points coming to Accrington

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

6:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

HYNDBURN is to get its first charging point for electric cars, it can be revealed.

East Lancashire police hunt for stolen vaccines

Blackburn Citizen:

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

MORE than £10,000-worth of flu and child vaccinations have been stolen from a delivery van.

Man charged in connection with Accrington double fatal crash

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

11:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

A 24 year old man has appeared in court on death by dangerous driving charges following the fatal two car crash in Hyndburn Road, Accrington, last week.

Oswaldtwistle baby who beat Leukaemia dies of mystery illness

Blackburn Citizen:

9:12am Friday 17th October 2014

A BABY girl who had beaten leukaemia died in her parents’ arms after succumbing to a mystery illness.

Controversial Accrington bus station plans get go ahead

Blackburn Citizen:

3:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to move Accrington bus station to speed up public transport in East Lancashire, have been passed.

Haworth Art Gallery building conversions will create attraction

Blackburn Citizen:

3:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

HALF-a-million pound plans to further develop the jewel in Hyndburn’s cultural crown moved one step closer after planners gave the green light.

Accrington man kicked down mum's door after she refused to cook for him

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man kicked out at the door to his mother’s flat when she refused to make him something to eat.

Oswaldtwistle mum with rare neurological condition fears for her children

Blackburn Citizen:

2:24pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A MUM is campaigning for more research into an incurable condition that causes her to fall over, in the hope that both her children could be treated for the disease.

Grieving East Lancs mum’s tribute to 'happy girl' who died after falling ill with flu

Blackburn Citizen:

9:17am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE grieving mum of an Accrington schoolgirl has paid tribute to her ‘smiley, happy girl’ ahead of her funeral on Monday.

Tributes are paid to ex-Hyndburn mayoress, ‘a loving person’

Blackburn Citizen:

2:32pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to former Hyndburn mayoress Margaret Cowell ahead of her funeral today.

Classic Ghostbusters hit movie will be shown in churchyard as part of Accrington film festival

Blackburn Citizen:

1:52pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE 1980s hit movie Ghostbusters will be screened in an Accrington churchyard as part of a film festival next year.

Tributes paid to men killed in Accrington horror crash

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to two men killed in a horror crash in Accrington.

Author Stuart Haines inspired to pen Accrington Pals book after death of his wife

Blackburn Citizen:

12:55pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE history of the Accrington Pals has been retold in a new book.

Rishton singers to remember fallen heroes

Blackburn Citizen:

12:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Rishton-based A Cappella Singers will perform at St Mary’s Church in Burnley on Sunday, November 16.

UPDATE: Two men killed in Accrington smash

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

TWO people were killed and four others seriously injured after a two-car crash in Accrington.

Eyesore hedges are still out of control in Accrington

Blackburn Citizen:

3:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN Accrington pensioner has slammed the council for allowing hedges on his street to overgrow.

Fund set up in memory of runner pledges support for disabled Accrington swimmer

Blackburn Citizen:

4:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

A CHARITY trust set up in memory of a runner who died during a race in Hong Kong has pledged its support for disabled swimmer Ethan Naisbitt.

Concerns about rats in Oswaldtwistle park

Blackburn Citizen: Image for Kidderminster Pest Control

6:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

EXTERMINATORS were called to a Hyndburn park after complaints it was infested with rats.

Great Harwood residents voice anger at homes plan

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

10:54am Sunday 12th October 2014

ANGRY residents voiced their concerns at an extraordinary meeting called to discuss plans to sell the Lyndon House Playing Fields in Great Harwood.

Accrington X-Factor star wows judges

Blackburn Citizen:

10:40am Sunday 12th October 2014

REECE Bibby and his bandmates have decided on a name — after more than 46,000 suggestions.

Friends' grief over sudden death of 12-year-old Accrington schoolgirl

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A ‘CHARMING, popular and clever’ schoolgirl has died suddenly at the age of 12.

'Despicable Me' Minion appears in Oswaldtwistle farmer’s field

Blackburn Citizen:

3:43pm Friday 10th October 2014

A STRAW bale statue of a Minion character from the Despicable Me movies has appeared in a farmer’s field in Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle.

More than 30 ales will be served up at 'Rishtoberfest'

Blackburn Citizen: Oktoberfest

3:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

PREPARATIONS are under way for a beer festival in Rishton modelled on the famous Oktoberfest.

UPDATE: Two-car smash blocks Accrington road

Blackburn Citizen:

1:56pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A TWO car crash blocked Manchester Road in Accrington earlier today.

Oswaldtwistle residents meet to discuss future of Bury Wood - with ideas put forward

Blackburn Citizen:

3:05pm Thursday 9th October 2014

COUNTRY park land in Oswaldtwistle could soon be controlled by the local community.

Call-in-and-take foodbank opens for Hyndburn residents

Blackburn Citizen: Foodbank shelves constantly need refilling

2:54pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A FOODBANK to serve Rishton, Great Harwood, Clayton-le-Moors and Altham will launch next week and – unlike other food banks – residents can call directly and request food.

Drunken man was abusive to Accrington stallholders

Blackburn Citizen: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

1:30pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A DRUNKEN man arrested after causing problems for stall holders setting up at Accrington outdoor market at 7.30am failed to turn up at court to answer a charge of being drunk and disorderly because he had gone to Pakistan because of a family bereavement.

Ethical East Lancashire hacker given cash award by Facebook

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Monday 6th October 2014

AN ethical hacker from Rishton won £1,000 after finding a vulnerability in Facebook’s website.

Milnshaw residents eye move after homes passed

Blackburn Citizen:

3:53pm Monday 6th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Milnshaw will ‘sell up and move’ after controversial plans for a large housing development were passed, a local councillor has claimed.

Oswaldtwistle couple knocked unconscious in brutal attack outside pub

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Saturday 4th October 2014

A HUSBAND and wife were left unconscious in a brutal and unprovoked assault in a town centre.

Great Harwood man hit mum-in-law with dumbbell for 'interfering'

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley Crown Court

12:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

AN alcoholic hit his ‘interfering’ mother-in-law on the head with a dumbbell after getting angry over what he claimed were her meddling ways.

Possible move for Huncoat war memorial

Blackburn Citizen: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (9853659)

4:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

HUNCOAT’S war dead could soon be remembered in a different location.

Anger at plans for Oswaldtwistle farm wind turbine

Blackburn Citizen: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

3:57pm Friday 3rd October 2014

PLANS to build a wind turbine at an Oswaldtwistle farm have been met with anger.

Great Harwood councillor caught up in Pakistan disaster launches appeal

Blackburn Citizen:

3:23pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

GREAT Harwood councillor Noordad Aziz has pledged to raise money to help people displaced by devastating floods in Pakistan — after getting caught up in them.

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.

£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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Burnt out car found in Accrington park

Blackburn Citizen:

3:21pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BURNT out car was discovered in Milnshaw Park in Accrington on Saturday morning.


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