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East Lancs Muslims warned over bogus pilgrim travel packages

Lancashire Telegraph: File photo dated 08/10/10 of a passport as a union has warned of industrial action over a passport backlog it says has been caused by job cuts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 9, 2014. The Public and Commercial Services union said job cut

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THOUSANDS of East Lancashire Muslims planning pilgrimages to the Mecca have been warned about bogus packages.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Blackburn's 'Free Palestine' paint pest

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEW images have been released of a man police want to speak to after buildings in Blackburn were sprayed with ‘Free Palestine’ graffiti.

Patience of Venky's may run out, warns Rovers Trust finance officer

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE finance officer of Rovers Trust described his feeling as ‘cautious’ after examining the accounts of the holding company behind Blackburn Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers' parent company lose £36million

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE company which owns Blackburn Rovers’ lost £36million last year making a New Year transfer embargo on the club likely.

SAVAGES: Police hunt East Lancs gang after sheep slaughtered

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GANG of youths whose dogs have killed 12 sheep on a disused farm are being hunted by police and animal welfare officers.

Man airlifted to hospital with 'serious leg injury' after being hit by car in Shawforth

Lancashire Telegraph: An air ambulance over East Lancashire

5:46pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN 81-year-old man was been airlifted to hospital with a 'serious leg injury' after being struck by a car.

East Lancs students taught how to recognise depression following spate of suicides

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN EAST Lancashire college will be teaching pupils to recognise the signs of depression and other mental health issues in the coming academic year.

Firefighters free 8-year-old boy from Darwen park railings

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:32pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN eight-year-old boy had to be freed by firefighters after getting his foot stuck in railings at a Darwen park.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans called to support sexual offences anonymity campaign

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Evans MP receives a warm welcome from the residents of Ribble Valley

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LAWYER has called on Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans to support his campaign for people accused of sexual offences to remain anonymous during trials.

Blackpool illuminations pay tribute to East Lancs cyclist killed in hit and run

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A VISUAL tribute has been paid to a former Blackburn with Darwen Council boss at one of the North West’s biggest tourism events.

APPLY NOW: Gannett Foundation's grants for East Lancs charities

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHARITIES across East Lancashire can apply for thousands of pounds from a pot of money from a major grant-giver.

Shadow minister’s shock at Lancashire police cuts

Lancashire Telegraph: Police officers on patrol

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SHADOW home office minister visited Burnley to discuss concerns over cuts to frontline policing.

Hospital bosses told to slash cost of parking

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HOSPITAL bosses have been told to slash the cost of parking for certain groups of patients, under new government guidelines.

HISTORY: Catholic East Lancs school appoints first Muslim head boy

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

JAMAAL Iqbal is only 15 but he’s set to make history when he returns to his school in September – as its first ever Muslim head boy.

VIDEO: Blackburn Hawks take on incredible ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

PEOPLE in East Lancashire have been dumping buckets of iced water over their heads — all in the name of charity.

Controversial Blackburn school plans new £5m centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BLACKBURN’S controversial Islamic Olive Primary School is to get a new, purpose-built home cost over five million pounds The Tauheedul Trust has applied for planning permission to construct a two storey complex on Meins Road in Beardwood next to its high-flying girls academy.

Clarets star Ings kicks off new season with spectacular set of tattoos

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:12am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TATT who? Here's Clarets hitman Danny Ings as you've never seen him before.

UPDATE: Hunt for man who punched 18-year-old woman at Blackburn service station

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOMAN was left with a fractured cheekbone after being punched in the face during a row over who was getting in a taxi.

Hackers target East Lancs cycling supremo's email account

Lancashire Telegraph: Brian Cookson

10:17am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HACKERS have targeted the email account of East Lancashire cycling supremo Brian Cookson, claiming he had been mugged and needed money to pay his hotel bills.

Kendal parked car tyres slashed

Lancashire Telegraph: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:55pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TYRES were slashed on a Kendal car on Monday (August 25).

Hyndburn charity groups’ free home offer

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHARITIES and community groups have been offered a free home in Hyndburn.

Firm offers to cut Darwen cemetery’s grass

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE owner of a specialised machinery firm has offered to cut grass in Darwen Cemetery for a day free of charge.

Charity walk in memory of Darwen mum who died of cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

FRIENDS and family of a Darwen mum who died after a four-year battle with cancer are to take part in a cross-county walk in her memory.

Bid to build 105 Longridge homes rejected

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in the Ribble Valley are celebrating after the council’s planning committee unanimously rejected an application to build more than 100 new homes in Longridge.

East Lancs ambulance worker retires after 42 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN ambulance worker who gave up a managerial role to return to frontline care has finally retired from the service after 42 years.

Project aims to answer demand for allotments in Ribble Valley village

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GARDEN-share project in Sabden is calling on residents who have a spare patch to come forward to create mini-allotments.

Clitheroe priest in plea to grant Christians safe asylum

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CATHOLIC priest in Clitheroe is rallying support for the plight of christians in Iraq — who are suffering at the hands of terrorists in the war torn country.

Celebration of Bacup centre’s success

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COMMUNITY centre that provides support workers for families and schools is celebrating its 10th anniversary after going from strength to strength.

999 scheme taking the strain off A&E staff

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

3:01pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NORTH West Ambulance Service is pleased with the number of 999 call-outs which are now being dealt with through its ‘See and Treat’ initiative.

Burnley charity loads up truckful of gifts for its seventh country

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BURNLEY charity which sends furniture to impoverished schools across the world has sent out a container to its seventh different country.

Back campaign to restrict East Lancs wind turbines, horse riders urged

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HORSE-riding enthusiasts are being urged to back a campaign to restrict more wind turbines which they claim would overshadow a nationally-renowned trail.

UCLan welcomes new chief executive

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW group chief executive has taken up his post at the University of Central Lancashire.

£1m Burnley improvement scheme flowing smoothly

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:44pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORK to transform the outlook of one of the best-known stretches of the River Brun through Burnley town centre should be completed by October.

East Lancs MP hits at Euro bid to for ban on e-cigs

Lancashire Telegraph: As smokers go digital, what should employers do?

2:42pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BAN on using e-cigarettes indoors being proposed by the World Health Organisation could hinder smokers’ attempts to quit, according to an East Lancashire MEP.

East Lancs drug gang behind bars for 25 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DRUGS gang which recruited members from those who owed debts to its leader has been sent to prison for a total of almost 25 years.

'Shocking' new figures show babies and toddlers taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with alcohol poisoning

Lancashire Telegraph: COMMENT - Boy 10, admits headbutting teacher - but we can't tell you where

9:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

DOZENS of babies and toddlers have been taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with alcohol poisoning, according to ‘shocking’ new figures.

Baby-faced East Lancs teen gets ASBO for ‘making innocent lives a misery’

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:12am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BABY-faced teenage criminal who was ‘making innocent people’s lives a misery’ has been issued with an ASBO and a two-year ban from Brierfield town centre.

East Lancs girl whose heart beat too fast loses her five-year battle

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:07am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE mum of a teenager who died following a lengthy battle against a heart problem has spoken of her pride in her ‘unique’ daughter.

VIDEO: Probe launched after fire at Nelson flat

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN investigation is under way after flames and smoke were seen shooting out of the window and roof of a Nelson flat.

Moorland horror crash victims treated in hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:16am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THREE people remain in hospital after a horror smash that killed a man on one of East Lancashire’s most notorious roads.

Ribble Valley river ready for £200k giant power surge

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MASSIVE screw that will transform the power of the Calder River in Whalley into electricity is to be winched into place this week.

Coronation Street star set to be given Freedom of Hyndburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Julie Hesmondhalgh as Hayley Cropper

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ACCRINGTON soap star Julie Hesmondhalgh will be given the Freedom of Hyndburn.

Burnley 'Britain's Got Talent' star home for special show

Lancashire Telegraph: Andrew Derbyshire

2:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BURNLEY singer who made national headlines after reaching the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent is returning to the town for a special performance.

£500,000 plan for Rossendale ski slope revealed

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THIS is the first look at a £500,000 overhaul which supporters hope will transform Ski Rossendale into a ‘centre of excellence’ for the north-west.

Blackburn charity launches national poster to help brave East Lancs girl

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLACKBURN charity has launched a national poster campaign to help a Feniscowles girl who suffers from a rare disorder.

VIDEO: Crazy East Lancs gravy wrestling event attracts crowds of spectators

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STACKSTEADS got saucy in aid of East Lancashire Hospice as hundreds of people packed into the Rose ‘N’ Bowl to watch the World Gravy Wrestling Championships.

'Deep concerns' over East Lancs ambulance response times

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

10:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

‘SERIOUS concerns’ have again been raised about the poor ambulance response times in rural parts of East Lancashire.

VIDEO: Carl Fogarty swaps two wheels for four at Blackburn College opening

Lancashire Telegraph: Carl Fogarty

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SUPERBIKE champion Carl Fogarty swapped two wheels for four at the opening of a new multi-million pound Blackburn College building.

Six directors disqualified over East Lancs 'land bank' scandal

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

10:15am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SIX directors who operated a 'land bank' involving prime land near Burnley have been disqualified as company directors after a major probe by the Official Receiver.

Darwen textile factory set to take on 30 new staff

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DARWEN factory which makes textile products for top chain John Lewis is recruiting up to 30 new staff.

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