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'Notorious' East Lancs cocaine kingpin's life of luxury

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 'NOTORIOUS' drug dealer was living a luxury lifestyle while peddling thousands of pounds of cocaine and cannabis.

Emergency services called after man spotted in Nelson canal

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN has been held ‘for his own safety’ after entering the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Nelson.

Shock at East Lancs cot-death statistics

Lancashire Telegraph: ROCK-A-BYE: It is important that new parents are aware of guidelines for reducing the risk of cot death

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

East Lancashire has some of the highest rates of cot death in England.

Woman charged with murder of Blackburn man

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with the murder of Blackburn man Bilal Saddique.

Tributes paid to Blackburn Master Butcher

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Blackburn Master Butcher who has died at the age of 91.

Blackburn medics could fly to conflict zones

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL medics at the Royal Blackburn Hospital could soon be drafted into conflict zones around the world after offering their services to the Army reserve unit.

Police appeal after serious M65 accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an accident on the M65 Eastbound left a 5-year-old passenger with serious head injuries.

Hunt for owner of mystery pet that sleeps on Barnoldswick 'beach'

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AN appeal has been made to find the owner of a black cat found living on a 'beach' in Barnoldswick town centre.

LIVING NIGHTMARE: Burnley carer cleared of placing incontinence bag over head of dementia sufferer

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A CARER from Burnley cleared of placing an incontinence bag over the head of a dementia sufferer as she sat on the toilet has spoken of her 16-month ‘living nightmare’.

Man left with broken cheek after East Lancs hotel jukebox row

Lancashire Telegraph: Merseyside men on firearms charges

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A DRUNKEN attacker who left an HGV driver with a broken cheek after a row over a pub jukebox has been spared jail.

SPENDING CUTS: Two hundred Blackburn with Darwen council staff axed since 2010

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO hundred Blackburn with Darwen council workers have been made compulsorily redundant since 2010 because of spending cuts, it was revealed last night.

Five teens arrested after Accrington Stanley burglary

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following to break-ins at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

Man left with serious head injuries after Haslingden truncheon attack

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN was left with severe head injuries after being attacked in a Haslingden street.

GCSE RESULTS: Passes from East Lancashire schools and colleges

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:11am Friday 22nd August 2014

SCHOOLS across East Lancashire were showing rises in the top grades for GCSE’s yesterday.

East Lancs RAF war hero killed in motorbike smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A WAR veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has died after his motorbike was involved in a head-on collision on a country road.

Lancashire Council of Mosques chairman: Beheading repulses Muslim community

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

EAST Lancashire political and community leaders believe the barbarism of the ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq is more likely to repulse than radicalise local young Muslims.

CCTV images released after Blackburn buildings vandalised

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a group of possible witnesses they would like to speak to after a number of buildings across Blackburn were daubed with graffiti.

East Lancs farmer's plea after sheep mauled to death

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

A FARMER has pleaded with walkers to keep their dogs on a lead after five of his sheep were mauled inside three weeks.

LET IT GO! Best man's hilarious 'Frozen' speech goes viral

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

A WEDDING video captured by an East Lancashire cameraman has gone viral after it attracted more than 50,000 hits on YouTube.

Leisure boss urges residents to attend Blackburn music festivals

Lancashire Telegraph: Ella Shaw won a public vote to start the Key 103 Live concert, ahead of performers including Olly Murs

12:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BOROUGH leisure boss Damian Talbot has urged residents to attend its two big music celebrations which kick off this weekend.

Owner’s £200,000 plan for the Blackburn pub he helped save

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A PUB that was on the brink of closure before being deemed a ‘community asset’ is looking to expand.

CAB to move into Bacup hall after deal done

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FRESH home has been found for the Valley’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau – after a deal was struck with the borough council for Bacup’s Stubbylee Hall.

VIDEO: East Lancashire GCSE students collect results

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS across East Lancashire were finding out their GCSE results today.

Phenomenal range of attractions lined up for bank holiday in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

EAST Lancashire is braced for a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend with events staged throughout the three days.

MURDER PROBE: Blackburn man died of single stab wound, police reveal

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who died after suffering fatal injuries at a house in Blackburn was stabbed, murder probe police have confirmed.

Blackburn e-cigarette firm fuming over new EU rules

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BLACKBURN company Totally Wicked is mounting a legal challenge to proposed European Union restrictions on electronic cigarettes.

Community shocked at sudden closure of Burnley Spar

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

CUSTOMERS were left in shock after a popular central Burnley store suddenly closed without warning this week.

Burnley market’s future in the spotlight

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE future of Burnley’s indoor market will become clearer after councillors consider the findings of an external review, say town hall leaders.

Burnley mum’s anguish at £14,000 gold raid

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BURNLEY mother has been left devastated after thieves stole thousands of pounds-worth of Asian gold from her home.

Blackburn school set to demolish old nursery

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN school is to demolish an old nursery to make way for a play area.

'FREE PALESTINE' painted on historic Blackburn landmarks

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have condemned a gang who painted ‘Free Palestine’ on historic Blackburn landmarks.

Accrington Stanley players’ boots stolen before game

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley have contacted police after thieves stole boots from several players – a day before a 4-0 defeat that saw them slip to the bottom of the Football League.

Police appeal after teen robbed in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:50pm Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a 15-year-old boy had his mobile phone taken whilst walking home last night.

Campaigners win fight to reduce speed limits on Wilpshire roads

Lancashire Telegraph: 20mph speed limit to be introduced

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE speed limit on two Wilpshire ‘rat run’ roads is set to be lowered following a long running campaign.

LUCKY LYNDA: Blackburn bingo enthusiast wins dream holiday

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A LUCKY bingo enthusiast has won a dream holiday for two after winning a national competition through her local club.

VIDEO: Clarets fan takes on 'Ice Bucket Challenge' in New York

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CLARETS fan living in New York has joined an internet celebrity craze where people pour buckets of ice cold water over themselves for charity.

Blackburn Mall spending up - but fewer visiting

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Mall

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

VISITOR numbers fell at Blackburn’s main town centre shopping hub last year - but bosses believe spending has gone up.

Complex £4million roadworks get underway in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

MAJOR works starting this week to improve one of Blackburn’s most complex road systems will be well worth any disruption, borough transport boss Maureen Bateson has promised.

Police renew plea for witnesses after Belmont crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE have renewed an appeal for witnesses to a crash in Belmont that left two women in hospital.

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A666 out of Darwen last night.

New Burnley free school set to open next month - but it could only be a third full

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A NEW free school is set to open in Burnley next month but will only be around a third full, according to the charity behind it.

Blackburn bakery fury at rubbish tippers

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN bakery has called for greater help from the council after litterbugs dumped bags of rubbish outside their store.

East Lancs sex offender given curfew for moving home without telling police

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Smith is described as white, of skinny build, and around 6’ 1” tall

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MISSING sex offender who handed himself into police after an appeal on the Lancashire Telegraph website has been ordered to stay indoors at night.

‘Steely’ Blackburn landlady dies at 92

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an East Lancashire landlady, who died at the age of 92.

Stolen East Lancs puppy never found

Lancashire Telegraph: Zippy, two, Staffordshire bull terrier

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DRUNK sneak thief stole a treasured Staffordshire bull terrier puppy when he crept into an unlocked house in the middle of the night, a court heard.

Clarets legend Jimmy McIlroy gets 1958 World Cup cap

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CLARETS legend Jimmy McIlroy has finally been recognised for his role in one of his country’s greatest football achievements – more than half a century on.

West Indian cricket legend returns to East Lancashire after 56 years away

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:03pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CRICKETING great who played in the Lancashire League for nearly a decade in its heyday will be returning to East Lancashire for the first time in 56 years tonight.

East Lancs dogs become blood donors in national drive to boost supplies

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THEY say dogs are a man’s best friend – but they can be pretty kind to each other as well.

East Lancs politicians and faith leaders call for end to Gaza conflict

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLITICIANS and faith leaders have come together in both Blackburn and Burnley to call for peace in Gaza and around the world.

VIDEO: Watch moment large road sweeper collides with parked car in Blackburn - then drives off

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS is the moment a road sweeper collided with a car parked at the side of the road.




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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