Cancer-hit former chemical plant employee in workmates plea

Blackburn Citizen:

3:55pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FORMER chemical plant worker is appealing to his ex-workmates for help, following his diagnosis of mesothelioma.

Finale as Great Harwood cinema faces demolition

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER cinema which has fallen into disrepair could be demolished and turned into flats if planning permission is granted.

Double joy for creative Hyndburn gran Sandra

Blackburn Citizen:

5:33pm Friday 12th September 2014

A HUNCOAT woman is using her creative talents to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

Accrington Victoria Hospital ward open after repairs to floors

Blackburn Citizen:

2:35pm Thursday 11th September 2014

HEALTH bosses say they are delighted to see the main ward at Accrington Victoria Hospital reopen after it was closed for six weeks.

Woman’s horror at finding Oswaldtwistle canal body

Blackburn Citizen:

9:22am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A HOLIDAYMAKER who found a dead body floating in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal has said she has been unable to sleep since making the gruesome discovery.

Man seriously injured after being hit by car in Accrington

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a pedestrian was seriously injured following a collision with a car.

Oswaldtwistle pub aiming to keep hospice ale and hearty

Blackburn Citizen:

4:22pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN Oswaldtwistle pub aims to raise enough charity cash to fund 24 hours of care at East Lancashire Hospice.

MYSTERY: ‘Unexplained’ death of man at Oswaldtwistle canal spot

Blackburn Citizen:

8:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

MYSTERY surrounds the identity of a man whose body was found in the canal in Oswaldtwistle, police said.

Accrington bypass reopened following early morning crash

Blackburn Citizen:

7:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

MOTORISITS are experiencing delays this morning following a crash on the Accrington bypass.

MISSING: East Lancs pensioners appeal for return of popular 3ft garden gnome

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A PENSIONER is appealing for thieves to return a beloved outdoor gnome which was stolen from a garden at a sheltered housing complex.

Accrington teen awarded scholarship to help study towards becoming a glaciologist

Blackburn Citizen:

2:10pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TEENAGER Hannah Frost is certainly living up to her name – she’s off to university to study glaciers and all things ice.

Accrington Stanley fend off winding up order

Blackburn Citizen:

1:02pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Accrington Stanley have warded off High Court moves by the taxman to have the club wound up by one of the country’s leading insolvency judges.

Grieving East Lancs widow says yellow lines should be painted on road

Blackburn Citizen:

3:32pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A GRIEVING wife has called for double yellow lines to be painted on the stretch of road where her husband was hit by a car.

Accrington landlord ordered to pay £58k penalty for gas safety snub

Blackburn Citizen: Sedgefield Development Trust has been working alongside the Belgian not-for-profit company iChoosr to introduce a collective switching scheme for gas and electricity ,

3:54pm Monday 8th September 2014

AN Accrington landlord has been ordered to pay nearly £60,000 in fines and costs after he ignored repeated warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a house in the town.

Charity’s Accrington mini-market proposal looks doomed

Blackburn Citizen: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

2:03pm Monday 8th September 2014

PLANS to turn an Accrington bingo hall into a mini-market and auction house look set to be refused.

Accrington car park where five people fell to death could re-open

Blackburn Citizen: There have been four deaths at the Arndale Centre car park

1:30pm Saturday 6th September 2014

THE Arndale Centre’s top car park level will have to reopen before the end of the year, according to a Hyndburn councillor.

Accrington X Factor star's East Lancs gigs

Blackburn Citizen: Teenage kicks for Accrington star Reece Bibby

11:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

X FACTOR sensation Reece Bibby will perform two surprise charity gigs this weekend.

East Lancs soap star Julie takes cancer campaign to Parliament

Blackburn Citizen: Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh

10:30am Saturday 6th September 2014

EAST Lancashire soap star Julie Hesmondhalgh is heading to Westminster on Monday to spearhead the fight against the disease that killed her Coronation Street character.

Sadness at death of East Lancs Muslim elder

Blackburn Citizen:

4:52pm Thursday 4th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Accrington councillor, who died while saying afternoon prayers at his mosque.

Great Harwood teenager named student of the year

Blackburn Citizen:

3:56pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A GREAT Harwood teenager has been named student of the year after turning his life around.

Reward offer over Oswaldtwsitle club blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

5:24pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE owners of a former working men’s club in Oswaldtwistle have appealed for witnesses to come forward after it was destroyed by fire.

Accrington X Factor star in pledge to help music tutors

Blackburn Citizen:

5:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

X FACTOR sensation Reece Bibby has not let his new-found fame go to his head.

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.






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