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Breaking news Boy dies after falling into Burnley canal

Lancashire Telegraph: Man rescued from flat fire after being trapped

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE have confirmed that the boy who fell into a canal in Burnley has died.

Police appeal for missing Blackburn teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Callum Nairn was last seen on Cherry Tree Lane at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 April 2014,

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in Blackburn.

East Lancs chef sentenced to 5 years for raping sleeping teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Anthony Stinson has been sent to prison for five years

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man raped a teenage girl as she slept after a house party.

Rock Legend Paul Weller accuses East Lancs man of selling limited-edition release on eBay

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Weller

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE son of an East Lancashire music shop boss has been caught up in a ‘Record Store Day’ row with rock legend and ‘Modfather’ Paul Weller.

Lancashire Police to recruit 100 new officers

Lancashire Telegraph: The road is partially blocked at the junction of St. Paul's Close following the incident.

9:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ONE hundred new officers are set be taken on by Lancashire Police.

Premier League promotion worth ‘tens of millions’ of pounds to Burnley economy

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley FC v Wigan Athletic LIVE

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURNLEY’S promotion to the Premier League is worth ‘tens of millions’ of pounds to the town’s economy, according to commercial and political leaders.

Council to tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Alan Cottam

9:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COUNCIL officers will tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields after a new car park for 40 to 50 vehicles is built.

Drunken intruder breaks into Accrington cricket club and falls asleep

Lancashire Telegraph: Local cricket

9:33am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DRUNKEN intruder apologised after breaking into a cricket club, drinking lager, and falling asleep.

East Lancs woman left fuming after broken boiler floods home

Lancashire Telegraph: Julie Eastham in her Woodlea Chase home where she has suffered flooding after work on a boiler

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMA June Eastham was left fuming at her energy company after her boiler broke down and flooded a storage room at her house.

Man freed from car after Edenfield accident

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

9:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was freed from his car after being involved in a crash this evening.

VIDEO: Pitch black M65 roundabout must be illuminated to avoid a potential tragedy

Lancashire Telegraph: The M65 unlit at night

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORIST is calling for lights on a roundabout near the M65 to be fixed immediately to avoid a potential crash.

Blackburn woman who ran red light was twice legal drink-drive limit

Lancashire Telegraph: Large fall  in drink drive arrests

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 31-YEAR-old woman who crashed into another car after going through a red light was later found to be nearly double the legal drink drive limit.

Police appeal for missing East Lancs girl

Lancashire Telegraph: Storm Coulton was last seen on Lyons Lane at 1.30pm on Good Friday

5:16pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a 16-year-old girl who has gone missing from her home in Chorley.

Blackburn road closed after two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAJOR road in Blackburn was closed earlier this afternoon after a crash involving two cars.

East Lancs patients’ group starts petition after health commissioners put service out to tender

Lancashire Telegraph: NHS charging proposals slammed

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HEALTH commissioners have come under fire after deciding to invite ‘profit-making’ companies to bid for the GP out-of-hours contract in East Lancashire.

Capital Xtra radio producer sent out naked photos pretending to be 21-year-old Blackburn woman

Lancashire Telegraph: Beckie Livesey

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RADIO producer stole a Blackburn woman’s internet photos to use on a dating website and then sent out naked pictures of other women pretending to be her.

Bacup residents left without water

Lancashire Telegraph: United Utilities said there was a problem with a valve on a large trunk main

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESIDENTS in Bacup have been left with no water and poor supply.

Police issue re-appeal for missing Accrington man on eve of his birthday

Lancashire Telegraph: Trevor Whitehead

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are re-appealing for information about a 50 year old man from Accrington who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Save Whalley Village Action Group vows to fight on

Lancashire Telegraph: Nick Walker

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HOUSING campaign group in the Ribble Valley has vowed to ‘fight on’ against large developments in the borough.

Special discount for Blackburn 'Lynx effect' thief

Lancashire Telegraph: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE reduced the value of the charge after hearing deodorant stolen from a convenience store was on special offer.

Blackburn student to sue Domino’s Pizza over language rule

Lancashire Telegraph: A Domino's delivery man was attacked after delivering a pizza

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A STUDENT is to take one the UK’s biggest firms to court after they warned staff they must speak English.

7.5k parcels given to Blackburn's hungry residents in foodbank 'outrage'

Lancashire Telegraph: BEANS MEANS WELCOME RELIEF: A small selection of the food donated to Worcester foodbank, including five tonnes by generous Tesco customers. (4913466802)

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THOUSANDS of people have received help from East Lancashire’s food-banks in the past 12 months, new figures reveal.

Blackburn shop owner has extended opening hours plan rejected

Lancashire Telegraph: Riaz Hinglotwala’s pharmacy in Shear Brow

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PHARMACIST has failed in his second bid to extend his shop’s opening hours and now faces visits from council officials to ensure he plays by the rules.

‘Weird’ Accrington store is dead stylish

Lancashire Telegraph: Norman Wright with some of them items at his shop

11:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TAG antlers, stuffed crows and baby pigs in jars are big business in Accrington.

Narrowboat gets that 'sinking feeling' after becoming wedged in lock near Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: A narrowboat wedged in a canal lock between Chorley and Wheelton

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NARROWBOAT and its driver got that sinking feeling after a vessel became stuck in a lock for several hours.

Blackburn with Darwen council defends plans to introduce 'spy cars'

Lancashire Telegraph: CCTV camera

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council has defended its plans to introduce a traffic ‘spy car’ in light of criticism from a civil liberties campaign group.

Funeral For a Friend and We Are Scientists to play in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Heading for Sunderland: Funeral For A Friend play the Independent on Wearside

9:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO big names of the music world are coming to King George’s Hall, Blackburn.

Blackburn MP snapped eating banana on the M6

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Straw

9:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN East Lancashire MP has defended claims he was driving while distracted because he was eating a banana.

Blackburn man lunged at pub landlord

Lancashire Telegraph: The bar at Pivní, in Patrick Pool, York

9:26am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 20-YEAR-old man lashed out at a pub landlord after being told to leave the venue.

£5.7m spent on private treatment in Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: One in ten in town have mental health problems

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

HUNDREDS of mental health patients are being referred to private hospitals due to a shortage of NHS beds in Lancashire.

East Lancs Labour candidate Will Straw caught up in Britannia Coconutters twitter storm

Lancashire Telegraph: Will Straw with the photo he posted on twitter, talking to Neville Earnshaw, of the Britannia Coconutters

6:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

LABOUR’S Parliamentary candidate for Rossendale and Darwen Will Straw was embroiled in a twitter storm yesterday after posting a picture of himself with members of the Britannia Coconutters.

East Lancs cancer tot gets life-saving bone marrow transplant

Lancashire Telegraph: Ava-Jai is now recovering from her  life-saving operaton

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A BABY girl has received a life-saving bone marrow transplant thanks to a kind-hearted stranger.

Rishton binge drinker assaulted his partner

Lancashire Telegraph: ALCOHOL TROUBLE: New courses tackle drink-related crime

8:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 23-YEAR-OLD man, who admitted he ‘didn’t know when to stop’, went on a 48-hour drinking binge to celebrate his birthday.

NUT staff vote for new strike

Lancashire Telegraph: National Union of Teachers are holding strikes

2:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MEMBERS of the National Union of Teachers have voted to go on strike again, it has been reported.

Call for end to ‘rushed change’ in East Lancs schools

Lancashire Telegraph: SLIPPING BEHIND: Figures show Asian students are leaving British counterparts behind in standards of maths, reading and science

2:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

EDUCATORS are calling for an end to change ‘for change’s sake’ in East Lancashire’s schools.

Clitheroe continental market hailed a success

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe Castle

1:38pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CLITHEROE’S first continental market has been hailed a success by the town’s mayor.

‘Mascots’ appeal for Gisburn scarecrow festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Snap-happy photographers found themselves in the frame at this year’s Blackrod Scarecrow Festival.

1:34pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE organisers of the inaugural Gisburn Scarecrow Festival are appealing for more volunteers.

Fallen soldiers’ lives to make memorial in Ribchester

Lancashire Telegraph: James Pinder,  is one of the men being researched for the new Ribchester War Memorial

1:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RESEARCH project has been launched to find out about the Ribble Valley soldiers who fell in the world wars ahead of a village’s memorial being unveiled.

Bacup's iconic buildings to be restored in September

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

1:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WORK on 51 of Bacup’s most iconic buildings is set to begin in September, it has been announced.

Bacup quarry must grow to safeguard jobs

Lancashire Telegraph: Cheesewring Quarry

1:22pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BOSSES at a Bacup quarry have warned it must expand, or jobs will be lost.

Colne exhibition’s international view

Lancashire Telegraph: One of the photos exhibited

1:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition focusing on two cities in India and Pakistan is currently on in Colne.

Pendle residents should only leave brown bins for emptying when necessary

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun David

1:05pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PENDLE residents are reminded to only put out their brown bins for emptying when absolutely necessary.

Plea to residents in ‘save Brierfield Town Hall’ bid

Lancashire Telegraph: The town hall in Brierfield

1:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Brierfield Town Hall from closure are urging residents to attend a public meeting tomorrow.

Lancashire County Council receive gold standard for work placements

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire County Council receive gold standard for work placements

12:58pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council has received the highest quality standard for its range of work experience placements and traineeships.

Ribble Valley motorists warned not to leave cars unlocked

Lancashire Telegraph: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

12:53pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MOTORISTS in Ribble Valley are being warned to lock their vehicles after a spate of thefts from insecure cars and vans.

Haslingden and Hyndburn MP marks World Health Day

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Graham Jones

12:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN EAST Lancashire MP has taken part in an event in Parliament to raise awareness of malaria.

Talk on Great War postcards at Gawthorpe Hall

Lancashire Telegraph: Talk on Great War postcards at Gawthorpe Hall

11:58am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A ‘SOMEWHERE In France’ event will take place at Gawthorpe Hall, in Padiham, on Thursday.

Newbuild will bring jobs Helmshore

Lancashire Telegraph: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

11:35am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PLANS to build a house on an end of terrace in Helmshore countryside, which have attracted four letters of objection, were expected to be passed at a meeting today.

Bungalows go-ahead could save Hapton boatyard

Lancashire Telegraph: Homes can be built at this boatyard in Hapton

11:26am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BOSSES at a boatyard near the Leeds and Liverpool Canal have said new housing developments are ‘necessary’ if the business is to survive.

Work to improve Hyndburn park is welcomed

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Paul Cox

11:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HYNDBURN’S oldest community space has been given a £100,000 facelift.

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WHEN it comes to winning TV shows, Joe McElderry is the man to turn to.

Oswaldtwistle Players’ to stage Wyrd Sisters (link) 2:20pm Tue 22 Apr 14

AUDIENCES are being urged to get in the ‘spirit’ for Oswaldtwistle Players’ production.

Katherine Jenkins plans for a perfect summer evening (link) 10:27am Tue 22 Apr 14

OPERA star Katherine Jenkins is doing her bit to encourage youngsters to enjoy classical music.

Loyal fans get acoustic reward from Neil Sedaka at Manchester concert (link) 10:24am Tue 22 Apr 14

PAVAROTTI once told Neil Sedaka that after the age of 70 the voice disappears.

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