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Visitors’ plea at old Blackburn cemetery before World War One anniversary

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:51pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COUNCIL bosses have come under fire for the state of war graves in Blackburn Old Cemetery just days before Monday’s centenary of the 1914/1918 conflict.

Family of former Blackburn journalist killed in Malaysia Airlines crash ‘hoping and praying’ body can be laid to rest

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Thursday 31st July 2014

FRIENDS and family of one-time Blackburn journalist Glenn Thomas who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash in the Ukraine are ‘hoping and praying’ for the early return of his remains, an ex-colleague said.

Licences for East Lancashire fracking up for grabs

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE starting gun was yesterday fired on the licensing process that could bring fracking to East Lancashire residents doorsteps within five years.

Sham marriage action backed after East Lancs trials

Lancashire Telegraph: With this ring... how to choose your wedding rings

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PROPOSALS from MPs to step-up action to tackle ‘sham marriages’ have been welcomed following as string of trials in East Lancashire.

Residents-only parking move for Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: 1614573907 Paul Jackson 14.04.14 Worcester Cars parking on pavements in the Arboretum. Washington Street. (5399965)

10:32am Monday 28th July 2014

A REVIEW of Blackburn with Darwen’s system for granting residents-only parking orders has been launched.

Blackburn 'beach' attraction to return despite delays

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE return of Blackburn’s ‘beach’ has been delayed after a dispute over which company would provide the attractions.

Blackburn shops on counter attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUSINESSES across Blackburn town centre are using a sophisticated system to accurately count the number of visitors for the first time.

Great Harwood playing fields could be sold to make way for 250 homes and new football club HQ

Lancashire Telegraph: Miles Parkinson says that jobs are Hyndburn’s priority, although boarded-up shops are an issue.

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE sale of the Lyndon House Playing Fields in Great Harwood could lead to a 200 plus property housing estate and a new home for the town’s largest remaining soccer club.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans: Greenbelt is under siege

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

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has urged ministers to offer firms cash incentives to build in Blackburn, Pendle, and Burnley instead of on green fields in his constituency.

Judge issues Lancashire ‘dangerous youngsters’ warning

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

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A JUDGE has warned of a ‘terrible national shortage’ of places in secure units for dangerous youngsters after Lancashire County Council was unable to find one for a teenager with a history of violence.

Blackburn nursery boss demands action over hostel users shouting and swearing

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE deaf and mute manager of a Blackburn nursery has called for action to tackle drunks fighting and swearing outside the nearby Salvation Army hostel.

Planners due to give permission for Blackburn dementia unit

Lancashire Telegraph: Maureen Bateson

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE transformation of Blackburn’s ‘biggest eyesore’ into a £4.8million dementia care home will take a major step towards reality on Thursday.

Latest figures show improvements in dental health across East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

MORE than 1,250 youngsters in East Lancashire had to have decayed teeth pulled out in hospital in 2012/2013, new figures have revealed.

Autistic children ‘were let down’, claims Burnley MP

Lancashire Telegraph: Gordon Birtwistle has been putting his case to MPs

12:15pm Friday 18th July 2014

BURNLEY MP Gordon Birtwistle highlighted three children with autism he claimed had been let down by Lancashire County Council, in a special debate at Westminster.

High honour for departing Bishop of Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: Rt Rev John Goddard

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE BISHOP of Burnley John Goddard has been given a unique honour by the ruling General Synod of the Church of England.

Blackburn Rovers told to get ‘comic gold’ kit launch video back online

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

BLACKBURN design guru Wayne Hemingway has urged Rovers to ignore media mockery and put its kit promotion video back online.

Are our faith schools dividing communities?

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:08am Thursday 17th July 2014

PROFESSOR Ted Cantle, author of reports into community cohesion in both Burnley and Blackburn with Darwen, is certain faith schools add to the problems of segregation in East Lancashire and nationwide.

Blackburn Islamic TV probe school 'cleared' by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

GOVERNMENT inspectors have given Blackburn’s Muslim Olive Primary school a clean bill of health after an undercover TV documentary accused staff of preventing clapping and music in class.

Empty Blackburn lap-dance club faces bulldozer

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PLANS to demolish the former Velvet Lounge, briefly Blackburn’s only naked lap-dancing club, will be debated by councillors on Thursday.

Decision on women bishops welcomed in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE leader of Lancashire’s Anglicans, the Right Reverend Julian Henderson, has hailed yesterday’s vote for women bishops in the Church of England as ‘a historic step’.

TV probe into Islamic Blackburn primary school aired

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE undercover TV documentary featuring Blackburn’s Muslim Olive Primary school was aired last night.

Bury waste plans - affecting Ramsbottom - are rubbished

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:26pm Friday 11th July 2014

PLANS by a borough to collect household rubbish bins once every three weeks have been condemned by MPs.

Child abuse probe ‘must be thorough’, say East Lancs MPs

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

4:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

EAST Lancashire MPs have called for investigations into possible child abuse by senior politicians in the 1980s to be swift and thorough.

STOP THE MADNESS: Young East Lancs Muslims urged not to race cars to celebrate end of Ramadan

Lancashire Telegraph: Hyundai makes an impressive move in sports car market

10:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have united to plead with young Muslim men to ‘stop the madness’ of racing hired, high-performance vehicles to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Delays on key link road set to continue

Lancashire Telegraph: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

3:55pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

DELAYS on the Grane Road are set to continue for up to a month while engineers pursue sewer and road surface repairs.

Strikers to picket outside East Lancashire town halls

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

PICKET lines are expected outside East Lancashire’s town halls as a one-day strike disrupts council services tomorrow.

Lancashire Police commissioner facing new expenses probe

Lancashire Telegraph: Police and crime commissioner for Lancashire Clive Grunshaw

9:16am Tuesday 8th July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw will face a second official investigation into his expenses, it was decided yesterday.

Warning as big Lancashire council strike looms

Lancashire Telegraph: File photo dated 18/09/12 of  general view of some UK pound coins and banknotes, as many members of a leading union are asking for financial help amid a continuing pay freeze for public sector workers..Unison said nurses, home care assistants, school clea

2:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

COUNCIL services across East Lancashire will be disrupted next week when public service workers go on strike over pay.

Pirate DVDs seized in £30k Blackburn raid

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley film shop sold pirate DVDs at £1

9:13am Friday 4th July 2014

POLICE and trading standards officers have seized hundreds of pirate DVDs worth an estimated £30,000 in a raid on a house in Blackburn.

Blackburn and Darwen business network wins national praise

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jack Straw

3:59pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

BLACKBURN and Darwen’s ‘Hive’ network of 193 local business leaders will today be nationally recognised for its role in boosting the borough’s prosperity.

Blackburn halal food firm seals Euro deal

Lancashire Telegraph: Halal meat is being served by Subway and Pizza Express

12:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

EXPANDING Blackburn halal food manufacturer KQF has agreed a series of new deals providing a strong foothold in Europe.

New family guide to enjoying East Lancs attractions for free launched

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:45pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

FAMILIES can now a tried-and-tested guide to free days out in East Lancashire.

Multi-million Lancashire pothole scheme launched

Lancashire Telegraph: Extent of pothole-riddled roads revealed

3:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

A MULTI-MILLION scheme to end Lancashire’s pothole nightmare has been launched by the county council.

Lancashire crime commissioner’s chief executive quits £120k post

Lancashire Telegraph: Ms Carruthers-Watt

5:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

LANCASHIRE police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw’s £122,203-a-year chief executive unexpectedly quit her post yesterday.

Pioneering electronic signs installed at East Lancs motorbike accident hotspots

Lancashire Telegraph: Pioneering new electronic illuminated warnings will flash at motorbike blackspots  in an effort to cut down on tragic loss of life

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

PIONEERING new electronic illuminated signs are being installed at East Lancashire motorbike accident blackspots, the first such use of the technology in Britain.

Tell us of recruits to Islamist group ISIS, East Lancs families told

Lancashire Telegraph: British ISIS recruits

9:12am Friday 27th June 2014

EAST Lancashire families have been urged to tell security authorities of relatives fighting in Iraq and Syria as Islamist group ISIS continues to make ground in the two countries.

Leader accused of not caring about Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Councillor Kate Hollern, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

3:43pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Kate Hollern has been accused of breaking a promise to hold two executive meetings a year in Darwen.

Stretch limos set for new safety shake-up

Lancashire Telegraph: Council look at  bringing ‘novelty vehicles’ into taxi licensing system

3:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

STRETCH ‘party’ limousines could be licensed and checked as taxis under a new shake-up of cab regulations in Blackburn with Darwen.

£50 reward to attract shoppers to Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Major investment key to prevent Blackburn town centre decline

3:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

EAST Lancashire residents who decline to shop in Blackburn are being offered a £50 reward to visit and explain why they don’t.

Fracking will not wreck our East Lancs ales, say Thwaites, Moorhouse’s and Moonstone

Lancashire Telegraph: Moorhouse’s managing director David Grant has no concerns

9:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

BREWERS big and small have moved swiftly to head off fears that fracking could ruin the taste of East Lancashire drinkers’ pints.

Blackburn with Darwen leader accused over MP bid

Lancashire Telegraph: Candidate Kate Hollern.

6:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

BOROUGH boss Kate Hollern has been accused of tinkering with Blackburn with Darwen council’s constitution to suit her own political ambitions.

Bungee daredevils take a giant leap in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Dal Singh

5:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

DOZENS of daredevils took the plunge during a bungee spectacular event in Darwen.

Lancashire pothole fund rises to £5m

Lancashire Telegraph: Extent of pothole-riddled roads revealed

12:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

DAVID Cameron has praised the county council’s efforts to tackle potholes as he doubled a cash boost for road repairs.

£20m East Lancashire rail revolution given green light

Lancashire Telegraph: The Clitheroe to Manchester line, currently single track

5:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

EAST Lancashire’s £20 million rail revolution promising jobs, investment and rising house prices today gets its final green light.

Workmen find human bones in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Workmen find human bones in Blackburn

5:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

TWO shocked building workers told of their horror at finding coffins containing child and adult bones as they excavated the grounds of Blackburn Cathedral.

Protests over plans for Indian restaurant in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Coley curry

11:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

PROPOSALS to renovate a landmark pub and reopen it as an Indian restaurant have angered local residents.

Immigrants to UK should learn English, say East Lancs community leaders

Lancashire Telegraph: A survey shows that 95per cent of people think being British means you must speak the native language well

10:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

EAST Lancashire community and political leaders believe people coming to live in the UK should learn English.

Bus subsidies under review in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Bus stop sign/road markings

3:17pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council has launched a ‘root and branch’ review of bus subsidies after a humiliating U-turn on the issue earlier this year.

PM ‘right’ to demand increase in patriotism, say East Lancs politicians

Lancashire Telegraph: Radio Reverb presenter calls on Prime Ministert to do his verse

5:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

DAVID CAMERON’S call for people to be ‘far more muscular’ about being British has been welcomed by East Lancashire MPs of all parties.

Blackburn Islamic centre looks set to stay in ex-pub

Lancashire Telegraph: The former Dog Inn, Revidge

3:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE controversial transformation of a historic Blackburn pub into an Islamic centre is set to become permanent, despite new objections from neighbours.

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