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East Lancs dangerous dog owners urged to attend police ‘surgery’

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DOG owners who think their pets may be potentially ‘dangerous’ are being encouraged to attend a police ‘surgery’.

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.

Hundreds left without power in Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 500 people in the Ribble Valley have been left without power this afternoon following a fault.

Mum-of-two suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by banned Blackburn driver

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTHER suffered life-changing injuries after a disqualified driver crashed into her car as she was waiting to pull away from outside a post office.

Jayden Parkinson trial to resume later this week

Lancashire Telegraph: Jayden Parkinson

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering ex-Pendle schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson was sent home yesterday and will resume deliberations on Thursday.

Tributes pour in for Burnley teen who died in road crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEENAGER who died in a road crash in Hapton has left a huge hole in the lives of everyone who knew her, according to her family.

East Lancs benefits cheat facing being made homeless

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PENSIONER from Padiham is facing being made homeless after being convicted of a 10-year housing benefit scam – for a property he part-owned.

Lancashire police force gives value for money, according to report

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REVIEW of the county’s policing has concluded that despite £54m of cuts and the loss of more than 600 officers, the force gives ‘outstanding’ value for money.

I regret my actions, says sex case police officer

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A POLICE officer who allegedly ignored calls because he was having sex on duty has admitted ‘my career has come to an end’.

East Lancs youngsters risking lives in open water after reservoir death

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS are risking their lives diving into open water just weeks after an East Lancashire teenager died in a reservoir.

QUIZ: How well do you know your town?

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

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in Blackburn have a degree? What proportion of people in Accrington are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Extra training bid to help end female genital mutilation

Lancashire Telegraph: Experts estimate around 1000 girls in Waltham Forest are at risk of mutilation

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEACHERS, doctors and social workers will be given extra training to help spot victims of female genital mutilation.

100-year-old East Lancashire cricket derby prank revived thanks to Facebook

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:12am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CENTURY-old cricketing tradition was brought back to life after the result of a match between two of the sport’s oldest rivals was painted for all to see.

NOISE NUISANCE: Council seizes music system from East Lancs woman

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 23-YEAR-old woman’s sound system has been confiscated after complaints from a neighbour.

East Lancs GBH slab man jailed for six years

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE victim of a ‘ferocious’ revenge attack thought he was going to die when a Burnley man threatened to bring a paving slab crashing down on his head, a court heard.

Cautious welcome for Milnshaw 100-homes bid

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Paul Cox

4:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to create almost 100 homes on former warehousing land in Milnshaw has been cautiously received by residents.

Warning over pupil numbers boom

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A UNION leader believes the ‘fragmentation’ of schools will make it difficult to plan for a boom in pupil numbers.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Daring Ribble Valley pensioner aims to raise £5,000 with charity jump

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PENSIONER is set to throw himself out of a plane at 13,000 feet, all in the name of charity.

Drink: Rossendale youngsters show the safe side

Lancashire Telegraph: Age UK County Durham warns against the risks of alcohol

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 60 young people took part in a Dragon’s Den-style competition to raise awareness around the issues of alcohol.

Pendle MP urges households to get energy savings

Lancashire Telegraph: Andrew Stephenson

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson wants residents to take up energy-efficiency improvements on their home with the Green Deal.

Litter worry as Sudell bins cut down to size

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has slammed the decision to replace large bins with smaller ones on streets in his area.

East Lancs Asda stores to get lifesaving heart machines

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SUPERMARKETS will be kitted out with lifesaving cardiac machines for shoppers and staff to use in emergencies.

East Lancs cadet’s royal honour

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MARINE cadet was chosen by royal appointment for a special parade at Buckingham Palace.

Nelson school ‘is answering demand to improve’

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

4:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OFSTED have found that a Nelson primary school is rapidly improving after the watchdog told them to improve earlier in the year.

Plane enthusiasts given chance to fly fighter jet - on their phone

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTHUSIASTS have been given the chance to climb aboard a 1,500mph fighter jet built in East Lancashire - via an app on their phones.

East Lancashire set to bathe in sunshine

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EAST Lancashire is expected to be bathed in warm sunshine this week.

Plea for £15.5m to transform eye care at Burnley General Hospital

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW eye care unit at Burnley General Hospital would help avoid overcrowded waiting rooms and ‘poor’ out-of-hours facilities, government ministers are being told.

Lancashire police in action over bad driving

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police has started a ‘week of action’ to combat anti-social driving in the Ribble Valley.

Burnley dental practice staff scoop honours in industry’s ‘Oscars’

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:14pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STAFF at a dental practice in Burnley are all smiles after it scooped a national award.

Drop in the jobless total welcomed by Pendle MP

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed new unemployment figures for June 2014 that show the number of unemployed people in Pendle is falling.

East Lancs foodbanks to provide a summer holiday lifeline

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SCHOOL summer holidays will leave many families across East Lancashire relying on foodbanks to feed their children, according to experts.

Peace scarf set to go on display for Burnley vigil

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PEACE scarf is set to go on public display as anti-nuclear campaigners stage their annual vigil in Burnley town centre.

‘No plans’ to extend popular Pendle faith school

Lancashire Telegraph: Lyle Davy, 18, wins Barnoldswick's Coates ward for the Conservatives

4:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DESPITE requests from the Pendle MP, a local councillor and headteacher, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Barnoldswick will not be allowed to expand.

Caring Blackburn father-of-two loses lifelong illness battle

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FATHER-of-two, described by his family as funny and caring, has lost his fight against bowel cancer, aged 31.

UPDATED: East Lancs teen dies on her birthday in tragic crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A 17-YEAR-old girl died on her birthday when the car she was travelling in hit a stone wall.

Call for register to help protect stalkers’ victims

Lancashire Telegraph: VICTIM Nurse Jane Clough

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A CAMPAIGNER whose daughter was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend has called for a stalkers’ register where potential victims can check their partner’s history.

Lancashire special constable sets up Polish Facebook group

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POLISH special constable has set up a police Facebook page aimed at people from his native country who live in Lancashire.

Missing Great Harwood girl found safe and well

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TEENAGER from Great Harwood who went missing last week has been found.

Thousands enjoy Beatherder’s unique vibe

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

IF you’re able to catch a pagan wedding, witness bright young things dancing on old cars, and a Manchester icon belting out his version of Madonna’s Like A Virgin, Beatherder must be here again.

New-look Todmorden tip closed after JCB digger causes damage

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A RUBBISH tip which underwent a major refurbishment earlier this year had to be closed when a digger caused a large amount of damage.

East Lancs man threatened taxi driver with plank of wood over fare

Lancashire Telegraph: Heathrow Airport Taxis Morden, 02082543388, Morden Airport Cabs Taxi

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BUILDER who threatened a taxi driver with a piece of wood in a dispute over a fare could be facing jail.

Traffic chaos expected on M65

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TRAFFIC chaos is expected on the M65 this week as work to improve safety barriers gets underway.

Drunken lout spoils tragic Colne teenager's vigil

Lancashire Telegraph: James Goodship

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DRUNKEN lout caused a disturbance and made threats at a reservoir vigil for a Colne teenager who had drowned there days before, a court heard.

Unconscious man rescued from Burnley flat blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE rescued an unconscious man from a burning flat, carrying him out of a window and down a ladder.

Police hunting man who jumped into Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Lancashire Telegraph: The spot on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, Blackburn, where the body of lecturer Gary Forkasiewicz was found

9:22am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who jumped into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to escape arrest.

Man found dead in Blackburn house

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:27am Monday 21st July 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been found dead in a house in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Police concerns over missing four-year-old Blackburn boy

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are concerned about the safety of a four-year-old Blackburn boy, believed to be with his parents.

ONLINE CONDOLENCES: Leave your messages for Estelle Thompson

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

LEAVE your messages for Estelle Thompson and her family.

Car overturns after two-car M65 smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:10am Monday 21st July 2014

A LANE was blocked on the M65 after two cars were involved in a collision.

East Lancashire what's on

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