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East Lancashire set to be battered by remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:42pm Monday 20th October 2014

EAST Lancashire is expected to be battered by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo over the next two days.

UPDATE: Man and four children hurt in Accrington crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN and four children were taken to hospital following a crash in Accrington.

East Lancashire hospital chiefs look at plans to call in army

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:04am Monday 20th October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses are drawing up plans in which army medics could help plug gaps in their workforce.

Chemical leak scare closes Accrington town centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:11am Monday 20th October 2014

FIRE crews cordoned off a large area of Accrington town centre on Saturday as they investigated a possible chemical leak.

Accrington schoolgirl missed out on a life-saving vaccination by less than two weeks

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

ACCRINGTON schoolgirl Olivia Diamond missed out on a life-saving vaccination by less than two weeks, it has emerged.

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.

Legendary rockers Status Quo set summer date at Hoghton Tower

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

STATUS Quo will be ‘rockin’ all over’ the surroundings of Hoghton Tower next year in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn set to blossom next month

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn is expected to blossom at a school next month.

Bus saver fares to continue across East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Bus stop sign/road markings

4:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

BUS bosses have announced that a trial cut-price travel deal – for evening passengers in East Lancashire – is set to continue.

Travellers descend on Colne Sports Centre car park

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

GYPSY travellers have descended on Colne Sports Centre car park and set up camp.

East Lancashire residents warned over late tax returns

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

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

HM Revenue and Customs is warning people in East Lancashire who have to complete a 2013/14 tax return that paper returns received after the October 31 deadline will result in a £100 penalty.

Police appeal after 13-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Great Harwood

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Great Harwood.

Hollywood blockbuster starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver to be filmed in Ramsbottom

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:38pm Monday 20th October 2014

A HOLLYWOOD film starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver will be filming in Ramsbottom next weekend.

Ribble Valley restaurants named among top 100 in country

Lancashire Telegraph: COMMENDED Chef patron Steven Smith at the Freemasons

1:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO Ribble Valley restaurants have been named among the top 100 in the country.

East Lancashire hospital staff briefed on what to do in the event of Ebola outbreak

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

HOSPITAL bosses said they have briefed staff about what they should do in the event of an outbreak of Ebola in East Lancashire.

WATCH HERE: ‘Rapping’ East Lancashire teachers’ video an online hit

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:10am Monday 20th October 2014

TEACHERS at a secondary school in Hyndburn have recorded a rap song in the hope it will attract BBC Radio One.

Drug addicts’ syringes dumped in Padiham cemetery

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:02am Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS have blasted drug users for leaving their syringes in a Padiham cemetery.

LET IT GO! Lessons in how to be an East Lancashire princess

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:12am Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW business launched by a Blackburn performer is offering a chance to budding performing arts graduates struggling to get their big break.

Tailbacks on M65 after car flipped onto roof

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:36am Monday 20th October 2014

TAILBACKS on the M65 this morning followed a crash in which a vehicle is said to have flipped onto its roof.

Decision to axe M65 lights final - despite widespread safety fears

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:14am Monday 20th October 2014

DEMOLITION work on the M65’s last major stretch of lights has been rubberstamped by the county council’s highways boss – despite widespread safety fears.

£28k East Lancs benefit fraud mum spared jail

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:12am Monday 20th October 2014

A BENEFITS cheat who illegally obtained over £28,000 in handouts has been spared jail.

Bishop of Blackburn: Churches in East Lancashire must change - or die...

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:08am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Bishop of Blackburn has warned that churches in East Lancashire need to undergo radical changes to avoid ‘withering away’ like the cotton industry.

Joy as historic Blackburn pub sign saved - and it could go on display

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:16am Monday 20th October 2014

WHAT is believed to be the last remaining sign from a brewery that closed two decades ago has been saved and could go on display.

Darwen e-cigarette firm helping to turn back the clock

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

DRINKS such as dandelion and burdock, blood tonic and sarsaparilla reached the height of popularity during the Temperance Movement of the mid-19th century.

Storm-hit Ramsbottom church poised to re-open

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

LEADERS of a storm-damaged church in Ramsbottom are getting ready to re-open their doors.

Riibble Valley councillor: I'm lucky to be alive after collision with car

Lancashire Telegraph: Ged Mirfin

1:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley councillor who was involved in a collision with a car has said that he feels lucky to be alive.

East Lancs sex assault man gets cut in jail sentence

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

1:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CRACK cocaine-fuelled thug who ‘destroyed’ a teenage girl’s life when he sexually assaulted and robbed her on a remote path has won a cut in his sentence.

‘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.

Nelson FC sign fan as official club poet

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOOTBALL fan Sharon Marshall has always believed that there was something poetic about the beautiful game.

Appeal for wedding gowns for East Lancs charity shop

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

AFTER the wedding bells have died down and the last bit of confetti plucked from out of your hair, what do you do with all the dresses, accessories and left over wedding favours?

2012 Grand National horse immortalised by Clitheroe artist

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RACEHORSE put down after suffering a broken leg in the 2012 Grand National has been immortalised by a Clitheroe artist.

Drunk East Lancs man ripped up neighbour's flags in garden

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WAREHOUSEMAN at bed firm Silentnight who ripped up his neighbour’s back yard at midnight after a drinking session claimed he knew nothing about it, a court heard.

Accrington company in driving seat with £260,000 spending

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MANUFACTURER of axles in Accrington is set to create six jobs after securing a massive grant.

Help triggered for East Lancs victims of anti-social behaviour

Lancashire Telegraph: Parts of East Lancashire are among the country's worst areas for anti-social behaviour

1:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

VICTIMS of anti-social behaviour in East Lancashire have been told to use new powers to demand persistent troublemaking is dealt with.

Winter’s early arrival in the Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUMPER range of winter crafts are on show in the Ribble Valley until into the New Year.

Barrowford residents get 20mph limit after rethink

Lancashire Telegraph: Generic 20mph

1:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A STREET in Barrowford will have 20mph signs from April next year, it has been announced.

Anger over Barnoldswick Police Station closures

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

WEST Craven councillors have hit out at frequent closures of Barnoldswick Police Station.

Hallowe’en horrors at historic Gawthorpe Hall

Lancashire Telegraph: Alex Black with William Lincoln, Scarlett and Amelia Burgess

1:35pm Monday 20th October 2014

HORRID Hallowe’en fun will be on offer during October half term at Gawthorpe Hall.

Clarets legend Jimmy McIlroy is the toast of Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

CLARETS legend Jimmy McIlroy is the toast of Burnley after receiving one of football's highest honours.

Motorcyclist in hospital after serious crash near Hoghton Tower

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:56pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital following a serious crash near Hoghton Tower.

Competition set up in memory of an East Lancashire singer

Lancashire Telegraph: HELP PANEL Coun Margaret Foxley, right,  is helping advise police on how to deal with victims of crime. Her laptop containing pictures of her late daughter Jessica was stolen in a burglary

4:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CHORAL composer competition set up in memory of an East Lancashire singer is set to take place.

Accrington Pals get their own cheese

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A CHEESE named after the Accrington Pals will commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

DARWEN town crier is looking for a new bell

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DARWEN’S town crier Anthony Meleady is looking for a bell to hit the right note to go with his new uniform.

Blackburn woman told her dog could be destroyed if it attacks postman again

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:31am Sunday 19th October 2014

A FAMILY pet could be destroyed after it attacked a postman.

Rogue landlord crackdown in Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

AN investigation into rogue landlords across Rossendale has come up with a six-point plan to seek some redress for private tenants.

Drugged up Rossendale thug who 'destroyed' a girl's life gets sentence cut

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

8:30am Sunday 19th October 2014

A CRACK cocaine-fuelled thug who 'destroyed' a teenage girl's life when he sexually assaulted and robbed her on a remote path has won a cut in his sentence.

Ear biting Burnley thug jailed

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

7:20am Sunday 19th October 2014

A THUG who bit off part of his ex-lover's husband's ear in a vicious pub attack, has been jailed for four-and -a -half years.

Accrington chemical leak victims given the all clear

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TWO office workers and two firefighters have been given the all clear after crews investigated a possible chemical leak in Accrington town centre.

Police cordon off part off Accrington town centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:41pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TEN fire crews have been called to Accrington town centre this afternoon after reports of a possible chemical leak in a town centre estate agent.

Electric car charging points coming to Accrington

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

6:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

HYNDBURN is to get its first charging point for electric cars, it can be revealed.




East Lancashire what's on

It’ll be all White on the night! Snooker Legends in Blackburn (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 11:19am Mon 21 Jul 14

Cue star Jimmy opens up to Diane Cooke ahead of the ‘Snooker Legends’ show at King George’s Hall

Show brings Bill Oddie back to roots (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:25pm Thu 10 Jul 14

BRITAIN’S most favourite ‘twitcher’ Bill Oddie will be making a flying visit to the Ribble Valley this autumn…

Gunn’s a big shot in theatre (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:12pm Thu 10 Jul 14

RIBBLE VALLEY crooner Nicholas James Gunn is shooting for the stars after collecting a top am-dram gong.

Britpop veteran still going strong (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:00pm Thu 10 Jul 14

OCEAN Colour Scene founder Steve Cradock is rock and roll’s man for all seasons.

Telly hit man’s musical nostalgia (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 2:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

THE Cottontown Sound Corporation, with former Stiffs guitarist Strang in their ranks, have released their latest…

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