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Exchange sale set to kickstart Blackburn with Darwen retail plan

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen council is to buy the neighbouring Exchange Building to boost its chances of luring a flagship upmarket shopping development for the old market site.

East Lancashire MPs’ joy as BAE lands fighter deal

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:10am Friday 21st November 2014

EAST Lancashire MPs Jack Straw and Nigel Evans have welcomed the news that BAE Systems has won a £365 million contract for advanced radar equipment for Eurofighter Typhoon.

Peers full of praise for work of vulnerable adults partnership

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:36pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A NEW partnership to help vulnerable adults in Blackburn and Darwen turn around their lives has been singled out for praise in the Parliament.

East Lancashire Hospitals staff dismissed over breaches of Data Protection Act

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

EAST Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust had 11 cases of 'snooping' staff illegally accessing confidential patient records over three years, two so serious the individuals were dismissed, it has been revealed.

East Lancashire mental health HQ moves step closer after 7-year hitch

Lancashire Telegraph: PICTURE POSED BY MODEL..File photo dated 31/07/14 of a woman showing signs of depression, as a charity warned that local authorities in England are spending "unacceptably low" amounts on mental health prevention services compared to physical hea

11:14am Monday 17th November 2014

EAST Lancashire's new mental health headquarters has moved a step closer.

East Lancs cricket legend in ‘race abuse’ probe

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

LANCASHIRE League record run scorer Mike Ingham is set to quit playing cricket claiming he has been sacked as second team captain of Haslingden Cricket Club after a ‘farce of a disciplinary inquiry’.

East Lancs MPs to vote for EU Arrest Warrant

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jack Straw

3:03pm Friday 14th November 2014

BLACKBURN Labour MP Jack Straw and his Burnley LibDem counterpart Gordon Birtwistle have backed keeping the European Arrest Warrant as vital to bringing to justice East Lancashire criminals who flee abroad.

We must unite in war on child sexual exploitation in East Lancashire, insist leaders

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:35am Thursday 13th November 2014

IT is everybody's responsibility to tackle child sexual exploitation to build on the success of East Lancashire's 'Engage' team in tackling 'gang grooming' was the message of a major conference yesterday.

Former Blackburn bus depot set to house the homeless

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20am Thursday 13th November 2014

THE semi-derelict former Transdev/Lancashire United bus depot in Blackburn town centre could be brought back into life as a charity and recycling centre.

Blackburn road misery set to ease before Christmas

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:14am Thursday 13th November 2014

WORK to ease Blackburn's roadworks misery before Christmas is ahead of schedule.

East Lancs MP embarking on junket throughout region to discuss decisions affecting residents

Lancashire Telegraph: ANDREW STEPHENSON

3:05pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson will today (Wednesday Nov 12) visit the Open Door stall on Burnley Open Market at 10am.

East Lancashire road chiefs all set for big chill

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:39am Wednesday 12th November 2014

EAST Lancashire's road bosses say they are braced for winter with mountains of grit and salt stockpiled.

East Lancashire's specialist 'Engage' team winning war on gang groomers

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 12th November 2014

EAST Lancashire's specialist 'Engage' team is winning the war on gang groomers on our streets, new evidence reveals.

VIDEO: Gunners-fan bishop in pledge to back Clarets

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:53pm Monday 10th November 2014

LIFELONG Arsenal fan Philip North had split loyalties when his team beat the Clarets three-nil last Saturday just six day before being announced as the new Bishop of Burnley.

Lancashire County Council chiefs explore 'combined authority' to save cash

Lancashire Telegraph: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

9:24am Friday 7th November 2014

LANCASHIRE'S council leaders are examining the creation of a single 'combined authority' for the county to save cash.

Stone-paved Blackburn street replaced after 30-year battle by residents

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

ONE of a handful of remaining stone-paved streets in Blackburn is being ripped up and replaced after a 30-year battle by residents.

Blackburn Central Library goes 'back to the future' in facelift

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:35pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

THIS month scaffolding will start to come down outside Blackburn’s landmark Central Library revealing its new frontage in its ‘Back to the Future’ glory.

Archbishop of York vows to help bid for funds to complete Blackburn Cathedral Quarter plans

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:05pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

THE Archbishop of York has promised to pray for the successful completion of Blackburn’s £33 million Cathedral Quarter.

List of £15m in ‘nasty cuts’ for Lancashire County Council chiefs

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:32am Wednesday 5th November 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council bosses will be given a list of ‘nasty’ cuts, including scrapping rural bus subsidies and closing far-flung libraries when they meet tomorrow.

Baroness Massey: Treat the under-18s as children

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

5:20pm Monday 3rd November 2014

EAST Lancashire peer Baroness Massey has war-ned too many children don’t trust the police because they are treated as ‘small adults’.

Royal visit honours Ribble Valley First World War fallen

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN ambitious scheme to plant oak trees in memory of the Ribble Valley’s First World War fallen will be topped off by a Royal visit next month.

Lancashire ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for persecution of birds of prey

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

LANCASHIRE has been named as ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for the persecution of birds of prey and rare species.

Ribble Valley residents warming to home insulation deal

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THIRTY Ribble Valley families in a hard-to-heat village street are now as warm as toast thanks to a pioneering scheme that could be repeated across the borough.

Work starts on new £4.8m Blackburn link road

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PREPARATIONS for a £4.8million link road scheme to speed traffic in and out of Blackburn are well under way for a New Year start to the main works.

Whalley Hydro scheme close to producing first electricity

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:52pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Whalley Hydro project is set to start generating electricity for the first time this week.

East Lancs MPs back superfast rail link

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:10am Tuesday 28th October 2014

RADICAL proposals for a superfast rail link between Manchester and Leeds unveiled yesterday must include major upgrades of services to East Lan-cashire, local MPs have demanded.

£300k reward for Blackburn Cathedral roof repairs

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BLACKBURN Cathedral yesterday was awarded more than £300,000 for roof repairs and improvements to go with its new Clergy Court.

£5million Blackburn bus station on track for New Year opening

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BLACKBURN’S new £5 million bus station is on track for its New Year opening as the steelwork comes close to completion and the special glass frontage is being manuf-actured. These pictures show how the start of the public transport interc-hange is taking shape.

Pendleton Village Hall set for transformation as plans for upgrade approved

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

A VILLAGE hall that was constructed by residents 55 years ago could be transformed if plans are given the green light.

Young East Lancs smokers ‘still not aware of risks’

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:56pm Monday 27th October 2014

YOUNG people in East Lancashire are increasingly experimenting with novel tobacco and nicotine products, new research shows.

Blackburn road closure for Cathedral Quarter work

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

RAILWAY Road in Blackburn town centre closes for a week from tomorrow.

Term-time holiday fine mum calls for change

Lancashire Telegraph: Sally Randall with her family.

1:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A MUM fined for taking her son out of school for a final holiday with his dying grandfather has backed a call to scrap the blanket ban on term-time breaks.

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.

‘Death trap’ Blackburn YMCA to be demolished

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans to knock down the Edinburgh House YMCA in Clarence Street, Shear Brow.

Clash over Blackburn with Darwen Council’s unused £400K

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

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A POLITICAL row has broken out over how to spend £400,000 saved from Blackburn with Darwen Council’s education budget.

‘Disappointment’ at Clitheroe Community Hospital delays

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

WORK to reopen part of the new Clitheroe Community Hospital won’t be completed until late December according to bosses.

Lancashire PCC plans to sack deputy and assistants

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:04am Saturday 18th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has put forward shock plans to restructure his office including dispensing with his deputy and three assistants.

X Factor twins Jedward chosen to switch on Blackburn Christmas lights

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:52am Friday 17th October 2014

X FACTOR twins Jedward will turn on Blackburn’s Christmas lights this year, it has been announced.

VIDEO: Blackburn town centre redevelopment starting to take shape

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE 70ft of steelwork for Blackburn’s new hotel now towers above the town centre as the £33 million Cathedral Quarter starts to rise from the ground.

Lancashire County Council senior job cuts to save £300m

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:34am Thursday 16th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council is scrapping 157 senior posts on salaries from £40,000 to £170,000 as it seeks to save £300 million by 2017.

Local Blackburn celebrities make tracks to 1980s club night

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:17pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO famous old Black-burnians have come together to bring a touch of 1980s club culture to their home town next month.

One in 20 Lancashire calls to 101 go unanswered

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ONE in 20 calls to the 101 non-emergency telephone call service for Lancashire police are still not being answered before callers hang up.

Blackburn e-cigarette company set to expand Mill Hill premises

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BLACKBURN-based e-cigarette company Totally Wicked proposes to expand its Mill Hill premises to meet growing demand for its products.

Darwen MP Jake Berry at loggerheads with Will Straw over independence from Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

3:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry is at loggerheads with his Labour challenger Will Straw over giving the town independence from Blackburn.

440 managers to be axed at BAE

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:51am Friday 10th October 2014

NEWS that almost 300 BAE Systems managerial posts at Samlesbury and Warton are to be axed has ‘dismayed’ Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

William Hague in election battlecry at opening of new £500k East Lancs offices

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:15pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CABINET minister William Hague said the economic recovery in East Lancashire would help Conservative MPs Andrew Stephenson and Jake Berry keep their seats at next year’s General Election.

IPCC will consider alleged misconduct of Lancashire deputy crime chief

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Thursday 9th October 2014

THE Independent Police Complaints Commission has taken charge of the investigation into alleged misconduct by Blackburn politician Ibrahim Master.

Venky’s to make Blackburn Rovers into private company

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers Trust have moved to bring Ewood Park into the community by making the ground an ACV

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers owners Venky’s are to turn the club from a public limited company to a private one.

Controversial Hallowe’en event organisers promise the ‘scariest year yet’

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

RIBBLE Valley’s controversial scream park is back for its sixth year promising a scarier-than-ever experience.


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