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Community stalwart dies two months after falling at home on Boxing Day

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:32am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A COMMUNITY stalwart who was the leading force in the success of a village hall has died.

Police appeal for help to find missing Bacup teen

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

OFFICERS are appealing for information about a 15-year-old girl missing from home in Bacup.

Car in ditch following crash in Haslingden

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:20pm Saturday 21st February 2015

MOTORISTS are trapped in a car which has veered off the road and into a ditch, firefighters said.

LARGER THAN LIFE: Darwen martial arts teacher dies - aged 86

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:11am Saturday 14th February 2015

A “LARGER-THAN-LIFE” teacher of martial arts has died aged 86.

Blackburn woman stabbed boyfriend to death during argument over affair, court told

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:10am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A WOMAN stabbed her boyfriend to death with a kitchen knife in an angry rage over their relationship, a court heard.

Drivers urged to take care on roads following overnight snowfall

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:59am Friday 30th January 2015

COMMUTERS were urged to take extra care on the roads this morning following more snowfall overnight.

Drivers urged to take care on roads following overnight snowfall

6:53am Friday 30th January 2015

COMMUTERS are being urged to take extra care this morning after snow fell again in East Lancashire overnight.

SNOW GO: Traffic misery across East Lancashire despite gritters battling night and day

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:30am Friday 30th January 2015

MOTORISTS experienced traffic misery yesterday after an articulated lorry overturned on the M65 blocking all three lanes.

UPDATE: Snow showers and icy conditions cause traffic chaos across East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

TRAFFIC ground to a halt on many of the regions major roads and motorways as commuters struggled to cope with the flurries which fell right on the morning rush hour.

Council tax hike to cover gap in police budget

Lancashire Telegraph: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

3:41pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

LANCASHIRE’S police and crime commissioner is to propose a 1.99 per cent increase in the police precept of council tax.

PCSO walks more than 1,000 miles in year to raise cash for Rossendale Hospice

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 26th January 2015

A BOBBY has been walking the beat in his own time to raise money for charity.

PHOTOS: Hundreds of runners complete annual East Lancashire Hospice 10k run

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:26pm Monday 26th January 2015

AFTER a false start due to last weekend’s snowy weather, hundreds of runners donned their trainers for East Lancashire Hospice’s annual 10k run.

DON'T LET ME DIE IN PRISON: Notorious Blackburn killer fighting extradition

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:50am Monday 26th January 2015

A FORMER detective has said it would be an insult to the memory of an East Lancashire man if his killer was allowed to remain abroad.

UPDATE: High-speed chase ends as van crashes into police car

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Monday 26th January 2015

POLICE chased a van around Brierfield for about 20 minutes before it crashed into a patrol car.

Investigation launched after man found dead in Rawtenstall street

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:44am Saturday 24th January 2015

AN INQUIRY has been launched after a man was found dead in a street.

Committee set up to scrutinise actions of Lancashire police officers

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

THE actions of police officers and staff are to come under public scrutiny for the first time.

OUTCRY: Drug addicts use library as den to take illegal substances

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

DRUG addicts using a library as a den to take illegal substances have sparked fury.

JAILED: Illegal immigrant repeatedly molested vulnerable Blackburn teenager

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

AN ILLEGAL immigrant who repeatedly molested a vulnerable teenager ‘used her shamefully’, a court heard.

Balaclava-clad robbers steal gold in ‘targeted’ Blackburn attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:40am Thursday 22nd January 2015

BALACLAVA-CLAD robbers burst into a Blackburn home before demanding cash and gold, police said.

Train cancelled due to 'signalling problems'

Lancashire Telegraph: A Northern Rail train

7:18am Wednesday 21st January 2015

EAST Lancashire commuters are facing delays this morning after a train was cancelled.

UPDATE: Schools closed as snow falls across East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Cwmgarw Road in Upper Brynaman was brought to a standstill by a combination of heavy snow and thunder.

7:20am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A HANDFUL of schools had to close today after snow showers hit East Lancashire.

JAILED: Man torched friend's Darwen home 'for a laugh'

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A MAN who started a fire in a friend’s home “for a laugh” had already been in prison for two other arsons, a court was told.

LET IT GO: Darwen church to hold Frozen-themed worship service

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Friday 9th January 2015

A CHURCH will be calling on the help of Walt Disney on Sunday at its all-age worship service.

TERRIFYING: Violent double rapist jailed for nine years

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 9th January 2015

A VIOLENT and manipulative rapist who subjected three women to terrifying ordeals has been jailed for nine years.

Help needed to renovate Blackburn food bank building

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help renovate Blackburn Foodbank’s new home.

Burnley health worker awarded title of Queen’s Nurse

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 2nd January 2015

A COMMUNITY nurse at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

WANTED: Darwen woman released from prison early due to “clerical error”

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Thursday 1st January 2015

A WOMAN who was convicted of burglary was released from prison five months early due to a “clerical error”.

East Lancashire medics on Ebola alert

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

MEDICAL bosses are reassuring East Lancashire residents that they have contingency plans in place should there be an Ebola outbreak in the area.

Blackburn-based solicitor helping to fight legal battle across the globe

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

1:20pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A SOLICITOR who runs a personal injury claim firm in Blackburn is helping to fight legal battles in other countries.

Driver admits killing two men in Accrington horror crash after jumping red light

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A DRIVER has admitted killing two men in a horror smash.

Big weekend for East Lancashire traders as festive period sees big sales

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:29am Monday 22nd December 2014

THERE were jingle tills across East Lancashire this weekend as Christmas shoppers hit stores for one last weekend of present buying.

’Inadequate’ £6.7m Blackburn sixth form centre with just 19 students set to close

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A £6.7MILLION sixth form centre which was opened just five years ago looks set to close.

UPDATE: Traffic chaos after two crashes on M65

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:08am Tuesday 16th December 2014

MOTORISTS were reporting traffic chaos this morning following two crashes on the M65.

Three East Lancashire primary schools named in country's top 100

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THREE East Lancashire primary schools have been named in the top 100 in the country.

Blackburn with Darwen pubs and clubs FAIL under-age drinking ‘sting’

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:15am Friday 12th December 2014

SEVENTY-FIVE per cent of licensed premises served alcohol to under-18s in a test purchasing operation.

VIDEO: CCTV images released following trouble at Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United clash

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

CCTV images of six men police want to speak to in connection with disorder following the Blackburn v Leeds match have been released by police.

Blackburn coroner: Ava-Jayne dog maul death ‘the most horrendous’ I have seen in 20 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

SUSPECTED cannabis plants were found in the house where an 11-month-old baby was mauled to death by a dog, an inquest has heard.

OUTRAGEOUS: District judge resigns after making racist remark about victim

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

9:17am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A DISTRICT judge has resigned after he allegedly told a court that a victim of crime “won’t be working anywhere important” because her surname was Patel.

MURDER PROBE: Appeal to find taxi driver who could hold key to Darwen death inquiry

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A MYSTERY taxi driver could have vital information in a murder probe after a man was found collapsed at his home.

Private schools to help poorest

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

ALL children should have access to a good local school regardless of parental social class and disposable income, a teaching union representative has said.

Blackburn man drove off after ex-girlfriend jumped on bonnet of car

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A MAN drove off after his ex-partner jumped on the bonnet of his car to stop him when she believed he was under the influence of drugs.

East Lancs teen with rare condition meets Of Mice and Men lead singer

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:13pm Monday 1st December 2014

A 15-YEAR-OLD who lives with a rare debilitating condition has had her dream of meeting her favourite rock star granted.

Tragic display highlights festive drink-drive message

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:36am Monday 1st December 2014

DRIVERS are being urged to think about the consequences of getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol in the run up to Christmas.

Asian couple racially abused in Blackburn park

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt burglary gang who stole jewellery from Bradford house

4:00pm Saturday 29th November 2014

AN ASIAN couple was racially abused and threatened with a knife as they walked in a Blackburn park.

Blackburn students step back in time for a charity tea

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:38pm Friday 28th November 2014

STUDENTS dressed up in 1940s costume as they welcomed veterans and OAPs to tea.

MOST WANTED: Police searching for six East Lancashire men

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:21pm Friday 28th November 2014

POLICE are trying to trace six men from East Lancashire who are wanted for separate offences in the area.

Union says 500 Lancashire Police officers could go in £20m cuts

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:39am Friday 28th November 2014

AROUND 500 frontline officers could be lost from the beat as Lancashire Police looks to save a further £20million from its budget, union bosses said.

Police hunt hooded attacker after schoolgirls grabbed in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 28th November 2014

TWO terrified teenage girls were grabbed by a hooded attacker close to Turf Moor.

Pupils take on challenge to pay tribute to tragic Blackburn pupil

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:33pm Thursday 27th November 2014

SPORTY students took part in a biathlon in memory of Adam Rogers.

Lancashire Christmas shoppers warned to be on alert for stolen mobile phones

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:57pm Thursday 27th November 2014

CHRISTMAS shoppers are being urged to be alert to stolen mobile phones being sold on the black market.

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