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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.

World’s first conference to mark East Lancs hate-crime victim’s birthday

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A MOTHER whose teenage daughter was killed just for dressing likes a Goth has marked what would have been her 28th birthday by speaking at a hate-crime conference.

East Lancs headteacher warns parents after two ‘near misses involving pupils’

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:05pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A HEAD teacher is urging parents not to park on the yellow lines outside of school following two ‘near misses involving pupils’.

UPDATE: Woman found dead at Blackburn house

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

AN investigation has been launched after an elderly woman was found dead at home.

Domestic violence victims given chance to receive confidential advice

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:35pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

VICTIMS of domestic violence are being given the chance to get confidential advice – without the knowledge of their abusive partner.

East Lancashire MPs back anti-terrorism bill

Lancashire Telegraph: South West police forces team up to tackle terrorism

12:23pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

EAST Lancashire MPs have welcomed plans to give police powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles.

UPDATE: BT worker left with serious head injuries after being knocked down in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A BT worker was left with serious head injuries when he was knocked down while on a job.

Blackburn man admits raping 14-year-old girl near primary school

Lancashire Telegraph: child

12:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A MAN has admitted raping a teenage girl on playing fields near a school.

Youngsters take over Blackburn with Darwen Council's budget

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:48am Monday 24th November 2014

YOUNGSTERS have got to work on the budget of Blackburn with Darwen Council, prioritising areas that matter to them.

Blackburn murderer to face UK justice after extradition

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Monday 24th November 2014

AN East Lancashire murderer who escaped from prison is to be sent back to the UK after Dublin’s High Court ordered his extradition.

Charity donates life-saving defibrillator to East Lancashire town

Lancashire Telegraph: Settle College pupil Kate Beresford launches an appeal to raise money for three defibrillator units which will be sited around Settle

9:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

A DEFIBRILLATOR is to be placed in a town centre after it was donated by a charity.

Dangerous driver jailed after 'sickening' crash left East Lancs man disabled

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:08am Friday 21st November 2014

A DRIVER told not to drive because of a condition that made him fall asleep caused a ‘sickening’ head-on crash that left a motorcyclist with massive brain injuries.

Afghan asylum seeker found guilty of sex with Blackburn schoolgirl

Lancashire Telegraph: child

9:16am Thursday 20th November 2014

AN AFGHAN asylum seeker who struck up a sexual relationship with a child has been found guilty.

Delays on M65 after two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:01am Thursday 20th November 2014

TRAFFIC is easing on the M65 following a crash.

Balaclava-clad robbers in £100k farmhouse jewellery haul

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

BALACLAVA-clad burglars broke into a million pound farmhouse before stealing £100,000 worth of jewellery.

Asbestos safety advice on offer

Lancashire Telegraph: Asbestos waste experts wearing protective clothing start work after receiving material from a school

4:32pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

TEACHERS are to be given advice on how they can keep themselves and their pupils safe from asbestos in schools.

Equipment seized from noisy Nelson neighbours

Lancashire Telegraph: The house in Castle Street, Nelson which was visited

5:21pm Monday 17th November 2014

NOISY Nelson residents have had stereo equipment and televisions seized from their home.

Burnley roadworks woe set to continue

Lancashire Telegraph: Roadworks barriers

5:10pm Monday 17th November 2014

TAILBACKS are set to continue on a major route into Burnley town centre as roadworks run over schedule.

Immigration officers halt wedding of Blackburn man and Californian bride-to-be

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:04am Monday 17th November 2014

AN ENGAGED couple were left devastated when immigration officers swooped on their wedding ceremony and told them they couldn't tie the knot.

VIDEO: Accrington mill wrecked by 'suspicious' blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 17th November 2014

AN 'INTENSE' blaze, believed to be arson, caused severe damage at a former factory.

UPDATE: Roof caves in after Burnley 'arson' attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 17th November 2014

A SUSPECTED arson attack on a Burnley house caused the roof to collapse as it spread to neighbouring homes.

Motorbike goes up in flames in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:44am Saturday 15th November 2014

A MOTORBIKE which was believed to have been stolen was found on fire by passing police.

East Lancashire women helped by law scheme

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

1:11pm Friday 14th November 2014

WOMEN across East Lancashire have been diverted away from the criminal justice system thanks to an innovative new project, police have said.

Asylum seeker accused of sex with Blackburn schoolgirl

Lancashire Telegraph: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

11:50am Friday 14th November 2014

AN AFGHAN asylum seeker is on trial accused of sexual activity with a schoolgirl.

Former Accrington headteacher cleared of sex assault on pupil

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A FORMER headteacher accused of gross indecency with a pupil was cleared by a jury in just 11 minutes.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after Burnley stabbing

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD man was in a 'serious condition' last night after being stabbed in the leg.

Former Accrington headteacher accused of sex assault on pupil

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:03am Tuesday 11th November 2014

A HEADTEACHER has gone on trial accused of gross indecency with a pupil more than a decade ago.

East Lancs GP suspended after convincing patient to share fungal toenail medication

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A GP who convinced a patient to share his fungal toenail medication with him was suspended for a year.

FIREWORKS AMBUSH: Anger as Blackburn yobs pelt fire crews answering 999 calls

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Tuesday 4th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have come under attack from yobs who threw fireworks at them after calling for help.

MP Jack Straw hails plan to replace cautions with suspended prosecutions

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jack Straw

5:02pm Monday 3rd November 2014

AN EAST Lancashire MP has welcomed plans to scrap police cautions and replace them with a system of suspended prosecutions.

How safe are you in Blackburn town centre?

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESEARCHERS are asking how safe people in Blackburn are when shopping, studying and spending leisure time in the town centre.

VIDEO: Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Blackburn this morning.

Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

Victims set to be given say in how offenders are dealt with

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VICTIMS are set to be given a say in how offenders are dealt with after Lancas-hire’s Police and Crime Commissioner unveiled final plans for the co-unty’s community remedy.

Blackburn WW1 servicemen memorial plaques laid in park

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMORIAL plaques remembering the thousands of Blackburn servicemen killed in the First World War have been laid in a park.

Hit-and-run lorry smashes into cars

Lancashire Telegraph:

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.

UPDATE: Bomb squad called out as suspected Nazi WW2 shell found in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE bomb squad was called after a suspected unexploded shell was found at a building site.

Travellers set up camp on road next to council offices in Bacup

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:16am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAVELLERS have set up camp on a highway next to council offices in Bacup.

Seriously-ill Blackburn man found after discharging himself from hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SERIOUS-ILL man who went missing has been found safe

Katie Hopkins rapped after comparing Stereo Kicks to ‘teenage boys at an STI clinic’

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:57am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE father of singing sensation Reece Bibby has thanked East Lancashire voters for supporting Stereo Kicks through to the next round of the X Factor.

Oscar Pistorius verdict to be challenged by South African prosecutors

Lancashire Telegraph: Oscar Pistorius trial

9:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SOUTH African prosecutors will appeal against the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a five-year jail term after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

22-year-old Burnley man dies in Amsterdam

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BURNLEY man has died and his friend is being treated in hospital after they are believed to have taken drugs in Amsterdam.

Burnley nightclub doorman assaulted drunken reveller after he kicked DJ's car

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:38am Monday 27th October 2014

A NIGHTCLUB doorman assaulted a drunken reveller after he kicked a DJ’s car.

East Lancs sex predator snared by 15-year-old girl

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

9:36am Monday 27th October 2014

A JUDGE has praised a ‘savvy’ mother who snared an internet predator after he asked to meet her daughter for sex, even though he knew she was only 15.

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.


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