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Mum calls for investigation after girl breaks both wrists at Darwen Leisure Centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A MUM-of-five is calling for a “second investigation” into who is accountable for her daughter breaking both of her wrists at a summer activity day.

Lancashire youngsters celebrate after schools across the area report record GCSE exam results

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Friday 21st August 2015

EAST Lancashire students are celebrating after many achieved record GCSE grades.

Darwen principal criticises ‘direction’ of current education

Lancashire Telegraph: PROBE Darwen Aldridge Community

12:35pm Thursday 20th August 2015

AN EAST Lancashire principal has hit out at the education system because it places less value on vocational qualifications.

Friends of dad-of-three who died suddenly bidding to raise money to cover his mother's funeral

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

FRIENDS of a dad-of-three who died suddenly on the eve of going on holiday are bidding to raise enough money to cover the funeral costs of his mum who died in May.

Blackburn students will improve their employability skills thanks to scholarship

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:33pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

A LANCASHIRE motor dealer has teamed up with Blackburn College to launch a new scholarship programme at its new £5.5m Regional Automotive Technology Hub.

Bacup Cricket Club revamp to inspire generation

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:31pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

BACUP Cricket Club is celebrating ahead of unveiling its new training facilities for its ‘thriving’ youth section.

Ashes heroes of 2005 and 2015 draw doodles of each other to raise cash for charities

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:26pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

BURNLEY’S Ashes-winning hero James Anderson has joined his teammates in swapping bats and balls for pens and pencils to raise funds for the Cricket United charity appeal.

Darwen singer strikes up unlikely friendship with wife of Motown legend Marvin Gaye

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:09pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

A DARWEN singer is set to do a show in the town with the wife of Motown legend Marvin Gaye after he struck up an unlikely friendship with her.

Blackburn College pledges ‘high quality’ apprentices amid fears over leavers

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:50pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

AN EAST Lancashire College is bucking a national trend by making sure it is helping to produce ‘quality apprentices’.

Memorial to pay tribute to soldiers as project to restore graves ends

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:02am Tuesday 18th August 2015

A SPECIAL ceremony will take place at Bacup Cemetery next month to mark the completion of a project to mark First World War graves.

VIDEO: Tribute to Lancashire farmer sees magnificent procession along country lanes

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:33pm Monday 17th August 2015

YOUNG farmers and older hands turned out in style to pay tribute to one of their own in a near 150-strong convoy of tractors.

Rossendale school honoured for outdoor activities

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:24pm Monday 17th August 2015

GREEN-FINGERED staff, pupils and parents at a Rossendale school have been recognised for their efforts with a prestigious award.

Major grant awarded to residents group for new heritage project

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:20am Monday 17th August 2015

A MAJOR grant has been awarded to a residents group for a new heritage project.

Young dad-of-three dies suddenly just hours before he was set to go on holiday

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Saturday 15th August 2015

A DAD-of-three died suddenly in his sleep just hours before he was set to go on holiday.

East Lancashire students buck national trend by posting record A-Level results

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Friday 14th August 2015

STUDENTS across East Lancashire are jumping for joy after being part of a record-breaking A-level results day.

Organisers of Whalley in Bloom feeling positive after judges visit village

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:17pm Thursday 13th August 2015

ORGANISERS of Whalley in Bloom said they are feeling positive after judges visited the village yesterday.

Blackburn brewer Thwaites put move to Ribble Valley site 'on hold'

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Saturday 8th August 2015

BOSSES at Daniel Thwaites have announced the firm’s proposed move to a new site in the Ribble Valley is now ‘on hold’.

East Lancs parents issued with 'home alone' advice

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:11pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

THE NSPCC has spoken out about the issue of parents leaving their children home alone during the summer holidays.

Pupils get top honours for showing their environmental initiatives

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:23pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

GREEN-MINDED pupils proved they are the eco-warriors of the future by scooping top awards in an environmental competition.

NSPCC speaks out over working parents allowing kids to be left on their own

Lancashire Telegraph: child

3:10pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

THE NSPCC has spoken out about the issue of parents leaving their children home alone during the summer holidays.

Residents group voices concern over Clitheroe houses ahead of consultation

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Friday 31st July 2015

A CONSULTATION meeting for plans to build the first 220 homes on the former Standen Estate in Clitheroe will be held on Monday.

Accrington man charged with class-A drugs offences after raid

Lancashire Telegraph: Charged with possession and intent to supply heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis

8:40am Friday 31st July 2015

A MAN from Accrington has been charged with conspiracy to supply class-A drugs.

I thought he would kill me: Terrified Blackburn mum speaks out about horrific experiences

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:15am Friday 31st July 2015

A MUM who feared for her life after being the victim of domestic violence has spoken out for the first time about her horrific experiences.

CLAWS OUT: Headteacher denies cats are trapped at East Lancs school

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Friday 31st July 2015

A RIBBLE Valley headteacher has stressed that no cats have been trapped at her school after rumours and threats towards her circulated on Facebook.

POLICE APPEAL: Gang of ‘armed’ men wearing bandanas rob teenagers in Blackburn park

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

A GANG of ‘armed’ men with bandanas across their mouths robbed two teenagers in a Blackburn park, police said.

Incident blocks A56 near Hapton

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:50pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

TRAFFIC was blocked on the A56 after a collision.

Headteacher suspended after 'incident' cleared of any wrongdoing

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 27th July 2015

A HEADTEACHER who was suspended after allegations were made against him has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Ribble Valley village outrage over ‘unlawful’ plan move

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:15pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in a rural village against an “unlawful” planning ruling by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

National competition aiming to stoke youngsters’ imaginations

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:20am Tuesday 21st July 2015

A NATIONAL competition is aiming to stoke youngsters’ imaginations to raise vital funds for Rossendale Hospice.

EURO STARS: Blackburn brothers' petrol station empire to double after major takeover deal

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A FORECOURT giant started by two Blackburn brothers is set to double its presence across the UK after securing a ‘major deal’.

VIDEO: Thousands take to the fields for 10th annual Beat-Herder Festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:21am Monday 20th July 2015

MORE than 10,000 music lovers took to a collection of fields in the Ribble Valley to celebrate a decade of a popular music festival this weekend.

Splash of colour illuminates Blackburn as first colour run comes to town

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 20th July 2015

A SPLASH of colour illuminated East Lancashire as the first colour run came to town.

UPDATE: Man dies as he is struck by train close to station

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Saturday 18th July 2015

A MAN died when he was struck by a train in Brierfield.

Clitheroe student set to climb Kilimanjaro

Lancashire Telegraph: Friends scale Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

11:23am Friday 17th July 2015

A CLITHEROE student is preparing to lead a group of gritty fundraisers to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of charity.

Academy students celebrate revamp which upgrades gym and changing rooms

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Thursday 16th July 2015

BURNLEY FC mascot Bertie Bee delighted primary and secondary school students as he joined them in celebrating the launch of £715,000 facilities at Colne Primet Academy.

Lancashire bird-flu control zone ‘to stay for fortnight’

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Wednesday 15th July 2015

A CONTROL zone containing an outbreak of bird flu in Lancashire is likely to be imposed for at least two weeks, an MP said.

Hunt still on to find woman who crashed into new £25k Audi in Blackburn car park

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Wednesday 15th July 2015

THE story of a driver whose ‘pride and joy’ was hit in a car park is a familiar tale according to the RAC.

Water cut off to around 2,000 Blackburn homes after water main bursts

Lancashire Telegraph: File photo dated 12/08/08 of a dripping tap as hard-pressed households could be given help to cope with water bills, Downing Street has indicated in the latest political row about the rising cost of living. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday Nove

5:07pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

A WATER main burst in Blackburn cut off water to around 2,000 home today.

Blackburn Canal Festival to be ‘biggest yet’ as boats travel from across the country

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Wednesday 15th July 2015

THIS weekend’s Blackburn Canal Festival will see boats travel from across the country to join in the celebrations for the first time.

Successful primary schools face new assessment challenges

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:43pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

CONCERNS have been raised over whether East Lancashire’s primary schools can maintain their improving SATs results.

Improving Burnley school has ‘bright future’

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted carried out the follow-up inspection

2:04pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

THE headteacher of Burnley’s Hameldon Community College has hailed the school’s latest Ofsted inspection as a ‘step in the right direction’.

VIDEO: Armed Blackburn jewellers gang threatened family with axe as three-month-old baby sat in car

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

SHOPPERS ran for cover when masked men stormed a Blackburn town centre jewellers.

Beat-Herder festival has special party lined up as it celebrates first decade

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:34pm Monday 13th July 2015

THE 10th annual event of a Ribble Valley music festival has been hailed as the biggest to date by the organisers.

Preview time for design of multi-million pound school

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Monday 13th July 2015

ARTIST’S impressions of a multi-million pound school campus have been revealed.

Appeal launched to turn spinning mill into hotel, cricket club and houses

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Sunday 12th July 2015

AN appeal has been submitted against a decision to reject a plan to convert one of the oldest surviving spinning mills into a hotel.

Residents oppose new 500-home plan

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:50pm Sunday 12th July 2015

DEVELOPERS want to construct 500 homes on the outskirts of a Pendle village.

Stand-in headteacher believes Blackburn school will be rated ‘outstanding’ in two years

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Saturday 11th July 2015

OUR Lady and St John Catholic College has made the first step towards being graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted according to the acting head teacher.

WARNING: Serial cat killer could be behind anti-freeze deaths of six pets

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Friday 10th July 2015

A SERIAL cat killer could be behind the deaths of six pets.

Call for volunteers to help at popular Clitheroe Food Festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:57pm Thursday 9th July 2015

ORGANISERS of the Ribble Valley’s biggest celebration of local meat and vegetables are appealing for volunteers.

UPDATE: Blackburn pensioner accused of stabbing wife to death dies in hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Thursday 9th July 2015

A PENSIONER accused of stabbing his wife to death has died in hospital.

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