Technology update for youngsters at Accrington Academy

Blackburn Citizen: An iPad

2:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HIGH school has implemented a new IT scheme using iPads.

Police searching for missing East Lancs man

Blackburn Citizen: Trevor Whitehead

9:19am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SEARCH has been launched for an Accrington-man after he didn’t turn up to work for three days.

Production follows in steps of Lancashire war poet

Blackburn Citizen: WILFRED OWEN

1:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW production celebrating a famous war hero is coming to Oswaldtwistle.

Bungalow plan for Hyndburn elderly

Blackburn Citizen: Carers are improving the quality of life for dementia sufferers

5:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

PLANS to build a ‘secure, safe development to cater for an aging population’ in Clayton-le-Moors have been revealed.

East Lancs family's Africa trip in jeopardy

Blackburn Citizen: Tegan, dad Bernard, Faith and Danielle

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FATHER could miss out on a dream family trip to Africa – because his passport hasn’t arrived.

Accrington couple escape unhurt after falling asleep with grill left on

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

11:24am Friday 11th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a home in Howard Close in Accrington after a couple fell asleep with the grill left on.

‘Affordable’ homes bid for Great Harwood church site

4:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

AN ‘affordable housing’ development has been earmarked for the site of a Great Harwood church.

Altham firm announces expansion

Blackburn Citizen: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats takes questions from journalists prior to taking to the stage. (5167316)

9:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AN ALTHAM firm has announced expansion plans after it landed a share of a £23million government funding pot.

Accrington teachers go through pain barrier for sick children

Blackburn Citizen: Teachers get ready for their Total Warrior Assault Course for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Jack Walsh shows the rest the way.

2:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TEACHERS from an Accrington school will put themselves through a gruelling assault course to raise money for a hospital which saved their friend’s son’s life.

Vandal tagging Rishton park benches

5:21pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A VANDAL has been tagging park furniture in Hyndburn.

Accrington horse show goes down a storm

Blackburn Citizen: Picture from stock

5:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MORE than 150 competitors took part in a charity horse show in Accrington.

Cancer battler from Oswaldtwistle took his own life after 'struggling with chemotherapy'

6:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A FATHER suffering from terminal lung cancer took his own life, an inquest heard.

Rishton student collects award after hacking into Facebook

Blackburn Citizen: Jamie Woodruff, an ethical hacker

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MAN who hacked into Facebook before bragging about it to officials has been awarded for his efforts.

Jail for drunk Rishton grandmother who set fire to her own bedroom

Blackburn Citizen: Bernadette Meadowcroft, who was jailed for two-and-a-half-years

3:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN ARSONIST grandmother who struck for the fourth time when she torched her bedroom has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Dogs seized in Accrington police could be a banned breed

1:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TWO dogs were seized by police and council officers in Accrington.

Tree planting project in Hyndburn hailed a success

3:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PROJECT in which children plant trees at schools across Hyndburn has been hailed a success.

Great Harwood wine bar in bid to play live music until the early hours of the morning

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A WINE bar in Great Harwood has applied for permission to host live music.

Accrington teacher to hold fundraising event for Indian orphans

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A HIGH school teacher is raising money for an orphanage.

Accrington Lions mascot visits Great Harwood Farmers' Market

Blackburn Citizen: Accrington Lions mascot visits Great Harwood Farmers' Market

3:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Go on then, give us a roar!

Great Harwood bowling club granted thousands for a new roof and shelter

4:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

RUSHTON Street Bowling Club, Great Harwood, has been granted £6,824 by Awards4All. It will pay for a new roof and to extend the outdoor shelter.

Vodafone carry out survey in Great Harwood

4:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MOBILE network provider Vodafone carried out a photographic survey of the area yesterday, using a cherry picker in Balfour Street, Great Harwood.

Dry stone-walling course to be held in Huncoat this weekend

4:02pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A TWO-DAY dry stone walling course will be held at Spout House Woodland, Huncoat, this weekend.

Local band The Wrangling to play in Clayton-le-Moors

3:25pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

LOCAL band The Wrangling will perform on Friday night at The Hare and Hounds in Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors. All are welcome and entry is free.

Clayton-le-Moors man sexually abused frightened schoolgirl

Blackburn Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

7:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A PERVERT who persistently sexually abused a frightened schoolgirl also looked at child porn of youngsters the same age, a court was told.

Man fined over tethered horse in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Citizen: Horses continue to graze in Warndon Villages after two of the animals are impounded

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A LABOURER has been allowed to keep his prized stallion by magistrates after its tether was found wrapped around a tree.

Warning after Accrington landlord fine

Blackburn Citizen: Clare Pritchard

1:04pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN Accrington landlord has been fined for ignoring council bosses who ordered him to improve the state of a garage he owned.

Accrington school is celebrating amazing turnaround

Blackburn Citizen: Maya Ahmed, front, leads the way with the school council, head Mark Proctor and school council leader Aileen Massey

1:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN ACCRINGTON primary school has leap-frogged from ‘failing’ to winning a glowing report from Ofsted.

Clayton-le-Moors benefits cheat must repay thousands

Blackburn Citizen: DAILY SPORT DEBATE: Is there too much money in football?

3:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A WOMAN has been ordered to pay back thousands of pounds of housing benefit she wrongly claimed.

Hyndburn care home worker took more than £1,100 from 90-year-old woman

Blackburn Citizen: A Brighton family have been driven to despair by neighbours from hell

11:00am Monday 7th April 2014

A CARE home worker helped himself to more than £1,100 from a 90-year-old disabled resident, leaving her distraught.

‘£28m’ drugs boss from Accrington faces more jail time

Blackburn Citizen: Martin Day

8:36am Monday 7th April 2014

A ‘£28 million’ drugs boss who made more than £1 million from crime has been warned he faces more time in jail over £11,900 of unpaid ill-gotten gains.

End of term for Hyndburn Mayor

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Judith Addison

3:39pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE mayor of Hyndburn’s time in office is coming to an end.

Inspectors praise for Accrington nursery

Blackburn Citizen: Boost for Hillingdon schools with positive Ofsted reports

3:38pm Monday 7th April 2014

AN Accrington nursery has been praised by inspectors.

Hyndburn MP welcomes new probe into energy prices

Blackburn Citizen: MP Graham Jones

3:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has welcomed an investigation into the energy market.

Promising Accrington pupils have won places at top colleges

Blackburn Citizen: The students with their instruments

3:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

TEACHERS at an Accrington school are celebrating after five of its musical proteges were offered places at some of the country’s most prestigious music colleges.

Appeal for information about WW1 Great Harwood soldier buried in France

Blackburn Citizen: World War One centenary

10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

FRENCH villagers are appealing for information about a Great Harwood soldier who died during the First World War.

Fresh hope offered by Hyndburn eye support group

Blackburn Citizen: EYE LEVEL: The Press business editor Laura Knowlson with the Google Goggles. Pictures: Frank Dwyer

3:31pm Friday 4th April 2014

FRESH hope is being offered to Hyndburn residents suffering from macular degeneration after a new support group was launched.

Accrington band pulling out all the stops to find musical fame

Blackburn Citizen: The band go through their paces in the drive to make the big time

4:53pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AN Accrington band are hoping to take the music world by storm when they release their debut EP later this month.

Accrington boy, 17, who sold ‘high quality’ heroin walks free

Blackburn Citizen: GETTING FIX: A heroin addict prepares to inject himself

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A TEENAGER involved in heroin dealing has kept his freedom, but could have faced three years behind bars if he had been older.

Woman ran for her life when lorry driver smashed into Rishton bus stop

Blackburn Citizen: The shelter in Blackburn Road, Rishton.

8:42am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A WOMAN had to run for her life when a drunk- driver in an articulated lorry tried to do a U-turn on a busy main road and smashed into the bus shelter she was standing in.

Hyndburn MP calls for Warm Home review

Blackburn Citizen: MP Graham Jones

12:54pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has spoken of his hope that a review into a government scheme aimed at helping the poorest heat their homes will help more people.

Hyndburn Council worry over grants loss

Blackburn Citizen: Hyndburn Council’s offices at Scaitcliffe House

12:53pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HYNDBURN Council will lose almost 45 per cent of its government grants by next year, it has claimed.

Walk on in Oswaldtwistle Rotary annual event

Blackburn Citizen: Rotarians organising charity swim

12:52pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

REGISTRATION has opened for an annual charity walk.

New drinking venues to open in Accrington

Blackburn Citizen: Operations director of Bravo Inns, Mark Dean, raises a glass to the new-look Warner Arms

12:49pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TWO new drinking venues are due to open in Accrington town centre tomorrow.

Doctor retires from Oswaldtwistle practice after 23 years

Blackburn Citizen: Dr Bhat looks forward to  retirement

10:49am Tuesday 1st April 2014

AN Oswaldtwistle doctor has retired.

Obelisk to be installed in Peel Park in Accrington

Blackburn Citizen: Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project

10:45am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A SIX-metre-tall obelisk will be installed at the summit of Peel Park in Accrington, and be visible for miles around, it has been revealed.

Jail for East Lancs drug dealer who ignored police

Blackburn Citizen: HASNAIN ASHRAF

1:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

A HEROIN street dealer who carried on delivering drugs after being caught with a £2,000 stash in a police chase, has been jailed for five years.

Fury at memorial stones theft bid in Great Harwood

Blackburn Citizen: Coun Ian Wilkinson surveys the damage at the memorial

4:14pm Monday 31st March 2014

LARGE stone slabs at Great Harwood’s Memorial Park have been removed for safe keeping after they were targeted by thieves.

First tenants at Mill Hill housing development

5:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

THE first tenants of a groundbreaking housing development for people with disabilities will move in this summer.

Accrington mephedrone dealer spared jailed by 'skin of his teeth'

4:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A MEPHEDRONE street dealer who was selling drugs from a car was spared jail ‘by the skin of his teeth’, at Burnley Crown Court.

Oswaldtwistle student's heart-wrenching cancer video

2:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

AN Oswaldtwistle student who filmed a heart-wrenching ‘advert’ based on his own experiences has been approached by MacMillan Cancer Support.

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