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Samlesbury man critically injured in Clayton-le-Dale accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Saturday 20th December 2014

A MAN was critically injured when his car smashed into a lamppost during treacherous driving conditions.

Blackburn man died after sudden and unexpected seizure

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

8:00am Friday 19th December 2014

A BLACKBURN man died following a sudden and unexpected seizure, an inquest heard.

UPDATE: Vicious attack as woman punched in face and robbed of bag in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A WOMAN was punched in the face and had her handbag stolen during a vicious attack in Blackburn.

World record-breaking former soldier plans sky-high feat

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Monday 15th December 2014

A WORLD record-breaking former soldier could be able to take on his biggest challenge yet, 36,000ft in the air.

UPDATE: Woman airlifted to hospital after M65 smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Saturday 13th December 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital yesterday after being involved in a two-vehicle collision.

KING OF THE JUNGLE: Blackburn's Carl Fogarty smashed I'm A Celebrity votes - every night...

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:13am Friday 12th December 2014

KING of the jungle Carl Fogarty has once again proved that he is the nation’s favourite after the voting figures for the hit show were released.

Fresh bid launched to open Ofsted-registered nursery in Sabden

Lancashire Telegraph: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

4:34pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A FRESH bid has been launched to open an Ofsted-registered nursery for a maximum of 80 children in Sabden.

Giant £10m Burnley factory project promises 350 more jobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:15pm Thursday 11th December 2014

CONSTRUCTION has started on a £10million project that is set to create hundreds of new jobs in Burnley.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal drained for lock gate replacement

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:42pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A SECTION of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal has been drained as part of refurbishment work on the locks.

Blackburn with Darwen school leadership branded 'weak'

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

SCHOOL leadership in Blackburn with Darwen has been branded as weak according to a new report.

TORCHED: Pendle factory gutted in arson attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:38am Wednesday 10th December 2014

AN arson attack saw flames rip through a business causing £200,000 worth of damage Bosses at AquaSpira in Colne said their entire finished stock of industrial pipes had been destroyed in the blaze.

Blackburn business aiming to get former Armed Forces personnel into the classroom

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:17am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A BLACKBURN business has been chosen by the government to run a training scheme aimed at getting former Armed Forces personnel into the classroom.

Blackburn Rovers stars surprise youngsters at Royal Blackburn Hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:35am Tuesday 9th December 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers stars surprised youngsters on the children’s ward at Royal Blackburn Hospital as they played Santa.

VIDEO: Can you beat Blackburn's latest Man v Food challenge?

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 9th December 2014

THE people of Blackburn have been invited to try their hand at a series of new Man v Food-style challenges.

New £1m sports hall in Whalley to be announced in the new year

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 5th December 2014

A MILLION pound-project to build a sports hall in Whalley is set to be officially announced in the New Year.

East Lancs haulage companies call for action after shortage of drivers

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Friday 5th December 2014

HAULIERS are calling for action over a crisis in the number of eligible drivers which could hamper Christmas deliveries.

East Lancashire charities to benefit from tax refunds

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 5th December 2014

HOSPICE charities, search and rescue teams and the North West Air Ambulance are celebrating after the government announced that they would receive tax breaks.

BE ALERT: Lancashire Police in bogus parcel scam warning

Lancashire Telegraph: police officer rear

3:30pm Thursday 4th December 2014

POLICE in Nelson have taken to Facebook to warn residents about a scam in the town.

Ribble Valley declared Lancashire capital of love after wedding partnership launched

Lancashire Telegraph: THE engagement and wedding ring which was stolen.

2:41pm Thursday 4th December 2014

THE Ribble Valley has been proclaimed the capital of love in Lancashire after a weddings partnership was launched.

Ribble Valley vicar steps down to enjoy her retirement

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:41pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A RIBBLE Valley vicar who is in charge of three churches is set to retire in the New Year.

Celebrity chef teams up with Blackburn students to launch new scholarship programme

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:16pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

AN EAST Lancashire celebrity chef has teamed up with Blackburn College to launch a new scholarship programme in his award-winning restaurants.

Relatives of East Lancashire youngster who survived leukaemia in bid to support others

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:03pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

THE family of a courageous youngster is calling on people in East Lancashire to clear out their cupboards to help save lives like hers.

Volunteer needed so blind football fan can return to beloved Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Monday 1st December 2014

A BLACKBURN Rovers fan who lost his sight more than 20 years ago is appealing for a volunteer to help him keep supporting the team he has loved since his teens.

Prayers answered as much-anticipated Burnley church building finally opened

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:57pm Monday 1st December 2014

MORE than 500 people helped to usher in a new chapter in the life of a Burnley church after the opening of its multi-million pound building.

Burnley yob subjects council dog warden to the most frightening confrontation of her entire career

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

10:54am Sunday 30th November 2014

A YOB terrorised a Burnley Council dog warden in the most frightening confrontation of her entire career, a court heard.

Helicopter launched after reports of a knife being brandished in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: LIFT OFF: A police helicopter demonstration took place at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station's open day. Buy picture, BCR401406_13, at

4:21pm Saturday 29th November 2014

THE Police helicopter was deployed in Darwen on Saturday morning after a car failed to stop for officers.

Ribble Valley students sculpt 3D celebration

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Friday 28th November 2014

PUPILS from five rural Ribble Valley schools have created artwork for a new exhibition celebrating the golden anniversary of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Final preparations put in place for Whalley Pickwick Night

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:03pm Thursday 27th November 2014

THE final plans are being put in place for this year’s Whalley Pickwick Night.

Rossendale butcher teams up with food bank charity over Christmas

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A ROSSENDALE butcher has teamed up with a food bank charity to help make sure people in crisis have a proper meal on Christmas Day.

Ribble Valley war commemorations given royal seal of approval

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:56am Thursday 27th November 2014

THE Ribble Valley’s war commemorations were given a royal seal of approval yesterday when The Duke of Kent unveiled a new plaque at Clitheroe Castle.

New plans to revamp Victorian ‘eyesore’

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:57pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A CLOSED Victorian pub which has been branded an eyesore in a Ribble Valley village could be saved for future use if plans are approved in the New Year.

‘No hope’ for youngsters with mental health issues in East Lancashire, says charity worker

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:55pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THERE is ‘no hope’ for youngsters with mental health issues in East Lancashire, a charity worker has said.

Thousands expected to enjoy annual 'Lancashire Day' events and activities

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:33pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THOUSANDS of people across the county are set to celebrate all things Lancastrian later this week as part of the annual Lancashire Day.

East Lancs war veteran wins Premier Cup - with one of his 24 rabbits...

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:06pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A DECORATED war veteran has got a “hop” in his step after his rabbit bounced his way to a prestigious national prize.

WE DON'T WANT YOU: Lower Darwen residents pack meeting to oppose travellers' site

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

HUNDREDS of residents packed a meeting and dozens were left outside as a campaign was mounted against a travellers’ site plan.

Ribble Valley sailing star nominated for national award

Lancashire Telegraph: NOMINATION: Chris Pickles is in the running for glory in The Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Awards.

4:11pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A SAILING star from the Ribble Valley has received recognition for a successful year on the water after being nominated for a national award.

WANTED: Police hunt four East Lancashire suspects

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:22am Tuesday 25th November 2014

POLICE need help to trace four men from East Lancashire wanted for separate alleged offences.

Whalley community centre no longer in danger

Lancashire Telegraph: Foundation members l-r Derek Pickup, Cllr Terry Hill, Jo-Ann Murphy, Parish Cllr Eric Ronnan, Martin Fewster.

4:38pm Monday 24th November 2014

A COMMUNITY centre that was in danger of folding 12 months ago has had its future secured after a successful year.

UPDATE: Lengthy delays in Blackburn after two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:16am Friday 21st November 2014

MOROTISTS were facing long delays in Blackburn after two cars were involved in a collision this morning.

Have YOU got what it takes to impress Simon Cowell?

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon Cowell calls Mel B 'a revelation' as an X Factor judge

10:14am Friday 21st November 2014

BUDDING stars from across East Lancashire are being encouraged to attend open auditions organised by producers working for Simon Cowell.

Clitheroe mum found baby dead after breathing dificulties

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Thursday 20th November 2014

A FOUR-month-old baby who suffered from Cerebral Palsy died after contracting bronchopneumonia, an inquest has heard.

Ribble Valley visitor information service gets some VIP treatment

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:32pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

A TROUPE of top VIPs are set to come to the Ribble Valley after the borough council launched its latest tourism initiative.

Service planned for WW2 Ribble Valley crash victims

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE lives of 11 pilots who died after crashing in the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland during the Second World War are due to be marked at the end of the month.

Electricity to flow as Whalley hydro site starts up

Lancashire Telegraph: Tim  Ashworth checking the readings as the generator gets to work

12:14pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

THE Whalley Community Hydro Project has started generating electricity for the first time.

Ribble Valley venue named Club of the Year

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:42am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A RIBBLE Valley venue has been named 'Club of the Year' by the local Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch.

Saved Ribble Valley GP practice up for national award

Lancashire Telegraph: Dr Karen Massey says Slaidburn County Practice is ‘absolutely vital’ for the area and is at the heart of the community

3:30pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

STAFF at a rural GP practice have been nominated for a national award following their successful campaign to save their surgery.

Plans to remove endangered Lancashire hen harrier chicks rejected

Lancashire Telegraph: An adult hen harrier which has become endangered in England

3:10pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A PLAN to remove endangered hen harrier chicks from the wild in Lancashire has been rejected by the RSPB.

Footpath won't be open to public, insist owners

Lancashire Telegraph: The Grade II-listed Martholme Viaduct lies between Great Harwood and Read

2:04pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

THE owners of a contested stretch of land by a 19th Century viaduct have said that a petition to open the site to the public will not make any difference.

‘Frozen’ fans in for a treat at Clitheroe event

Lancashire Telegraph: On her coronation day, Elsa reveals her ability to create ice and snow from her fingers and is branded a witch. She flees to the snowy mountains and her younger sister Anna gives chase.

2:03pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

DISNEY's smash hit Frozen will take over Clitheroe on Thursday, December 13, as Elsa, The Queen of Arandelle and her sister Princess Anna spend the day with fun filled activities.

Plan for 132 new Ribble Valley homes thrown out

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:56pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A PROPOSAL to build up to 132 homes which was objected to by half of the Ribble Valley village has been rejected.


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