Great Harwood dad-of-three jailed after brutal attack on mother of children

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A DRUNK father of three who carried out a brutal, sustained attack on the petrified mother of his children, has been locked up for a year.

Hyndburn's first ‘doggy detective’ reports owner of fouling dog

Blackburn Citizen: Dog waste bins are to be provided in Bold Venture and Olive Lane parks, following a request by Coun Simon Hugill

5:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HYNDBURN’S first ‘doggy detective’ has felt their first collar.

Hit-and-run lorry smashes into cars

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO cars may have to be written off after they were smashed into by a lorry which failed to stop.

Drunken woman ‘bottled’, scratched and kicked Accrington barman

Blackburn Citizen:

10:18am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DRUNKEN bakery worker who ‘bottled’ a club barman in the face left him suffering torment because of a facial scar, a court heard.

Deadly asbestos waste dumped at side of East Lancs road

Blackburn Citizen:

9:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

DANGEROUS asbestos waste has been left dumped in a lay-by in Hyndburn.

East Lancs MP finds flaw with gas checks

Blackburn Citizen: ENERGY COSTS: Many rural residents have no access to mains gas in North Yorkshire and are among those affected by  fuel poverty

2:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE government does not know how long it takes, or how much it costs to get access to properties to undertake statutory gas safety checks, Hyndburn and Haslingden MP Graham Jones found in Parliament.

’Paranoid’ Acccrington dad tried to ‘strangle’ partner after night out, court told

Blackburn Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

1:57pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A ‘PARANOID’ young dad who assaulted his partner for the second time, was said to have tried to ‘strangle’ her after a night out, court heard.

East Lancs midnight raiders walked into wrong flat - but stole cash anyway

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO men who walked into the wrong Great Harwood flat at midnight helped themselves to a key and some cash before they left, a court heard.

Three motorbikes destroyed in Clayton-le-Moors blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

AN arson attack destroyed a man’s ‘precious’ motorbikes and ‘nearly set fire to an entire street’.

Britain's Got Talent winner to switch on Accrington Christmas lights

Blackburn Citizen:

4:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

HYNDBURN’S Chamber of Trade is to put on two evening events in Accrington centre this Christmas.

Muscial tribute to First World War in Accrington

Blackburn Citizen:

3:59pm Monday 27th October 2014

A MUSICAL tribute to the First World War will be held in Accrington this weekend.

Call for action over derelict Oswaldtwistle working men's club

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Peter Britcliffe

8:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

FEARS have been voiced over the future of a once-popular working men’s club in Oswaldtwistle.

Tributes to former Accrington Navy officer

Blackburn Citizen: UNDER WATER: Flooding at Portrack Marsh left by the tidal surge – good news for waterfowl, but a threat to other parts of the eco-system

4:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Navy officer ahead of his funeral on Wednesday.

Accrington's Reece Bibby and Stereo Kicks impress on X Factor

Blackburn Citizen: Reece Bibby from Accrington sings his heart out at the competition

10:42pm Saturday 25th October 2014

STEREO Kicks remain an eight-piece band and bounced back from last week's disappointment on tonight's X Factor.

Accrington plans Christmas market to boost shopping

Blackburn Citizen: Christmas Craft and Shopping day

7:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

HYNDBURN’S Chamber of Trade is to put on two evening events in Accrington centre this Christmas.

Bookies predict X Factor departures from Reece Bibby's Stereo Kicks band

Blackburn Citizen: Teenage kicks for Accrington star Reece Bibby

11:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE remaining X Factor contestants face the judges - and the public - this weekend with an exit predicted for at least one member of boyband Stereo Kicks.

Growing need for traveller sites in Hyndburn, report reveals

Blackburn Citizen:

4:12pm Friday 24th October 2014

THERE is a growing need for traveller sites in Hyndburn, a new report has revealed.

Heartbroken mother of tragic Accrington schoolgirl calls for compulsory flu vaccinations

Blackburn Citizen:

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE heartbroken mum of tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond, who died four days after catching the flu, has called for compulsory vaccinations.

Special scalextric event held in Clayton-le-Moors

Blackburn Citizen:

4:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BOYS and their toys.

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.

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.

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.

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.






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