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New homes and shopping hub set to transform Blackburn estate

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to transform an area of the Shadsworth Estate have been unveiled by Twin Valley Homes.

East Lancashire schoolchildren to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations

Lancashire Telegraph: Girls in Sussex urged to have cancer vaccination

9:17am Friday 24th October 2014

THOUSANDS of East Lancashire schoolchildren are to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations on the NHS for the first time.

FIGHTING OBESITY: East Lancs health chief wants no charge at leisure centres

Lancashire Telegraph: 'A third of adults across the world are overweight'

2:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

A EAST Lancashire health chief has said NHS England should focus on making entry to leisure centres free to help tackle obesity.

Wedding shop opens in Darwen for curvier brides

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

CURVIER brides in Darwen no longer need to panic about squeezing into that size 14 wedding dress.

Growing need for traveller sites in Hyndburn, report reveals

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Friday 24th October 2014

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

Lancashire householders urged to join fight on crime

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:19pm Friday 24th October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged not to be left in the dark when it comes to home security.

Lancashire council planners ask for extra time on fracking decision

Lancashire Telegraph: Fracking campaigners’ anger as Government passes bill

2:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council planners have asked for more time to consider two proposed exploration sites for shale gas.

Sand yachting set to return to Lancashire coastline - 12 years after tragic death

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:29pm Friday 24th October 2014

SAND yachting is set to return to the Lancashire coastline – 12 years after one of the crafts claimed the life of a Burnley mother-of-two.

East Lancs man refused to pay for broken takeaway window after throwing woman at it

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BURNLEY worker ended a night out by breaking a takeaway window – by throwing a woman at it, a court was told.

Lancashire Police drive to recruit 220 new special constables

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Police is launching a drive to recruit 220 new special constables.

Heartbroken mother of tragic Accrington schoolgirl calls for compulsory flu vaccinations

Lancashire Telegraph:

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.

Blackburn panto star hoping role in Snow White leads to West End fame

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

BLACKBURN’S Miranda Myles hopes her performance as Snow White in this year’s King George’s Hall pantomime will be a stepping stone to West End stardom.

New plans to curb schools ‘extremism’

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Straw

10:42am Friday 24th October 2014

PROPOSALS to tighten the regulation of religious ‘supplementary’ schools without an official new code of practice have been welcomed.

East Lancs drug addict stole £10k from his disabled gran - then blew it on cocaine

Lancashire Telegraph: Gang fail in bid to steal cash machine

10:33am Friday 24th October 2014

A MEAN thief who stole almost £10,000 from his 75-year-old disabled grandma and blew it on cocaine, is facing jail.

East Lancashire hospitals failing to hit targets

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:23am Friday 24th October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that several cancer services at East Lancashire’s hospitals appear to be falling short of the quality standards set by the NHS.

Deadline close for East Lancashire secondary school admissions

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:21am Friday 24th October 2014

THe deadline for East Lancashire secondary school admissions for September 2015 is next week.

20 jobs facing axe as Blackburn College hit by cuts

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Friday 24th October 2014

TWENTY jobs could be made redundant at Blackburn College.

Blackburn man must pay for shop window after throwing himself through it

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man threw himself at a glass shop window after police had escorted him out of the Royal Blackburn Hospital and given him a lift into town.

Cat rescued from Blackburn house fire

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HOUSE fire was started in Blackburn after a cigarette was left in a wicker waste bin at a home Langham Road shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Blackburn community activist winding elderlys' clocks back

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A COMMUNITY activist from Blackburn is helping out the elderly and disabled this weekend by putting their clocks back for them.

Third time East Lancs drink driver walks free from court

Lancashire Telegraph: Roadside checks will target drivers police suspect of having drunk alcohol or taken drugs.

3:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A THIRD time drink driver involved in a smash while more than twice the limit, has walked free from court.

Lancashire Police 'spy powers' attacked

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:45am Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Constabulary has come under fire for using controversial ‘spy powers’.

Ribble Valley town set to get its very own Christmas festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

AN inaugural Clitheroe Christmas Festival is set to be staged in December.

Police appeal following burglary and Mercedes theft in Whittle-Le-Woods

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:46am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE would like to speak to a man in connection with a burglary, theft from a car and the theft of a Mercedes in Whittle-Le-Woods in Chorley.

Blackburn breast cancer survivor to appear in charity calendar

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BLACKBURN woman who survived breast cancer has been chosen to appear in a charity calendar.

Energetic East Lancs charity campaigner sky dives to friend's aid

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN energetic charity campaigner from East Lancashire has performed a sky dive and run a half-marathon in support of a friend diagnosed with cancer.

New fears over noise from Padiham business park

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS fear they will suffer noise disturbance from a Padiham business park if an expansion plan is given the green light.

East Lancs learner driver drove alone to birth emergency

Lancashire Telegraph: Should Cornish teenagers have to wait until 18 to drive?

1:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LEARNER driver who took his father’s car and didn’t stop for the police was on his way to an emergency, to assist his friend at a birth, a court was told.

Have you heard about the only floating Christmas Markets in Europe?

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

DETAILS have been announced for what is thought to be the only floating Christmas Markets in Europe – the Crafty Vintage Christmas Markets at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

Strategy launched to help support Ribble Valley families ‘in trouble’

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Horkin

2:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

AROUND 200 ‘troubled’ families in the Ribble Valley are to receive extra support from the borough council, a new scheme has revealed.

Ribble Valley parishes set for cash share

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than £4,000 worth of grants could be approved for three parish councils on Tuesday.

Ribble Valley playgroup still rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

2:56pm Friday 24th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley playgroup has been rated as ‘good’ by the education watchdog Ofsted.

Revised Rawtenstall bus station scheme revealed

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

REVISED proposals for Rawtenstall’s new £3.5 million bus station have gone on show — as part of the first phase of the former Valley Centre square redevelopment.

MP triggers second Rossendale by-election

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SECOND by-election is set to be staged in Rossendale after it was confirmed that the new Heywood and Middleton MP, Liz McInnes, has resigned from the borough council.

Nelson ‘arts village’ to open in centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE former main post office in Nelson is set to be transformed into an ‘arts village’ after lying empty for more than four years.

East Lancs schoolchildren's sorrow for missing hen harriers

Lancashire Telegraph: People of East Lancashire are being asked to vote for the Skydancer scheme to save hen harriers

2:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS who adopted the two hen harriers who disappeared without a trace in September are said to be devastated.

Gawthorpe Hall full of ‘ghoulish goings-on’ for Hallowe’en

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

GAWTHORPE Hall is full of ‘ghoulish goings-on’ for Hallowe’en.

Sacred Heart Primary School after votes for £1k competition

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

SACRED Heart Primary School in St Silas’s Road is in the running to win £1,000 in a national competition and is seeking votes from the local community.

Firefighters issue fire alarm reminder

Lancashire Telegraph: Firefighter fitted smoke alarm saves lives in Downham house fire

2:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house after a halogen heater fell over in a bathroom.

BAFTA hope for TV star Dave Fishwick and his documentary

Lancashire Telegraph: Tycoon Dave Fishwick wants to buy the Burnley RBS branch if it goes on the market

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

TV star David Fishwick is hoping to make it two BAFTAs in two years after his latest documentary was nominated for the Scottish version of the awards.

East Lancs man on historical allegations of sexual abuse

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

1:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

A 50-YEAR-OLD man appeared before Burnley magistrates on historical allegations of sexual abuse.

Haslingden High School offers taste of life as a teacher

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SCHOOL direct experience day is to take place at Haslingden High School.

MP Eric Pickles visiting key regeneration projects in Pendle

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Eric Pickles

1:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is visiting key regeneration projects in Pendle today.

Optimism over new headteacher at Shuttleworth College

Lancashire Telegraph: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

1:23pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE chair of governors at Shuttleworth College said he is confident the school will improve from its latest Ofsted report under the direction of new headteacher Ruth England.

14-year-old Darwen boy first in UK to get 'new ASBO'

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

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has become the first in the country to be made subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order under new legislation which came into force on Monday.

Recruitment of temporary East Lancs health chief cost £21k

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

9:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A RECRUITMENT agency was paid £21,000 for the appointment of the temporary chief executive at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals, in what one campaigner has called a ‘slap in the face’ for frontline staff.

Darwen MP in ‘scrap the lights’ plea to council chiefs

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry has renewed calls for the new traffic lights at Hollins Grove to be switched off.

Riot police shock for Darwen entrepreneur's big day

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A YOUNG entrepreneur got a shock when riot police were called to an event she attended for the launch of her online retail site.

Six tonnes of food will feed the needy in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLS and churches collected more than six tonnes of food for the Blackburn Foodbank during their harvest festival campaigns.

Blackburn with Darwen car thefts warning by police

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE in Blackburn and Darwen have issued advice to residents following a spate of thefts and attempted break-ins from cars.

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