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SMASHED: The entrance to the Mall

'Blackburn has changed. People can’t leave their doors open' - community reacts to Mall break-in

FUGITIVE: Andrew Moran leapt from the dock at Burnley Crown Court in 2009 and went on the run before police in Spain caught up with him in 2013

NO ESCAPE: One of Lancashire's most wanted men faces judge he fled from after life on ‘Costa del Crime’

BEAUTY: Louise Warren-Beck

IN PICTURES: Beautiful Lancashire mum-of-two shortlisted as finalist for Miss British Isles

Chester Street, Accrington

Stun gun 160 times more powerful than those used by police seized during drug raid

CASE: Preston court

'It’s disgusting. She should have gone to jail' - parents appalled as Blackburn carer who mistreated son spared jail

Temporary traffic lights are in place on Accrington Road and Furthergate

Blackburn commuters to face rush-hour traffic problems for further six weeks

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FEELING: People at a public meeting in 2014 to discuss the original application

Traveller and businessman in bid to overturn council's decision to refuse caravans on site

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RECOVERY: He was taken to Burnley General Hospital

Biker left bleeding from nose and mouth after 'jumping red light' and hitting car

CONSTRUCTION: Eric Wright will build Burnley High School

IN PICTURES: Burnley High School's new multi-million pound building set to be finished next year

Blackburn station

'Terrifying' incident on Blackburn to Manchester train as man tells passengers he wants to 'sacrifice them to God'

DRAMA: Police at the scene of the attack

PICTURES/VIDEO: Manhunt after woman dragged into alleyway and gang raped in ‘extremely traumatic’ attack

Royal Blackburn Hospital

Man dies at Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling over on bus

SCENE: The Safestyle UK base in Rising Bridge where raiders struck and made off with £10,000 in wages

UPDATE: Manhunt launched after £10,000 worth of wages stolen from Safestyle UK staff

PAEDOPHILE: James Blackie

Convicted paedophile faces long prison sentence after abducting and sexually assaulting boy

Blackburn man charged with administering noxious substance to wife and putting video equipment in her bedroom

Blackburn man charged with administering noxious substance to wife and putting video equipment in her bedroom

Blackburn magistrates

IN THE DOCK: 4 people who have appeared at Blackburn magistrates this week

Officers were called to an address in Throstle Street

Police investigation launched after two cars set on fire in Blackburn

EYE-CATCHING: Ciara

IN PICTURES: Art student brightens up abandoned buildings in Blackburn town centre

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CHEERS: Jayne and Ray Copeland raise a glass on their wedding anniversary

Couple celebrate anniversary by recreating first date and engagement at pub - with original £21 receipt

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Preston Crown Court

Blackburn pair charged with child neglect after baby suffers fractured legs and ribs

Blackburn magistrates

Drink-driver hit elderly woman while his young children sat in the back of car

She was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital

Woman's knee cap shattered after being hit by car in Blackburn

Sarah Jane Aspinall

UPDATE: Missing Accrington woman found safe and well

The market has been earmarked for closure

MARKET BOMBSHELL: Anger over plan to bulldoze ‘beating heart’ of Darwen town centre

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PASSED: A clean bill of health has been given to staff at Calderstones Hospital

Calderstones Hospital rated 'good' - just 14 months after trust blasted for series of failings

Jilted Darwen man bombarded ex-girlfriend with 27 calls and over 123 texts

Jilted Darwen man bombarded ex-girlfriend with 27 calls and over 123 texts

Anthony competing in the Great North Run (55249540)

Wheelchair athlete’s bid for world record

CHALLENGE: From left, Liam Eaton, Anthony Angel and Cameron Hay

Create your own version of Space Invaders - gaming project launched at Darwen school

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Holmes Mill ..Ribble Valley. (50301260)

Jobs-creating mill plan set to be turned down

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An anti-fracking protest outide County Hall. (55247784)

‘No fracking’ probe begins

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Cub Scouts attend 'Wildest Beach party Ever' at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Ton of fun as Scouts celebrate 100 years

Protest over bus cuts in East Lancashire

Quadruple marathon-distance runner Susan Wolstenholme is raising funds For Macmillan. Susan warms up in Witton Park.  (54878105)

Marathons to the four for running fundraiser

The helicopter was called to Walverden Park

UPDATE: Man airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling in park

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IN PICTURES: Memories live on as Blackburn waves goodbye to iconic leisure centre

IN PICTURES: Memories live on as Blackburn waves goodbye to iconic leisure centre

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Police want to speak to the driver

Police appeal for driver who allegedly left woman with shattered kneecap

Todmorden Road was closed

Major road closed after accident involving car and motorbike

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LITTLE MIRACLE: Felix Kershaw

'It was horrible to see his little lifeless body' - Baby boy survives heart attack just two days before first birthday

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Chinese New Year in East Lancashire 2016

Chinese New Year in East Lancashire 2016

OUCH: PC Keates’ hand

Police officer bitten by man he was trying to arrest after fight outside pub

FIRE: Initial reports of people trapped in the house proved false

Firefighters called to tackle serious house fire in Blackburn thought to have been started by candle

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JAILED: Samuel Fielden

JAILED: 'Sofa surfing' teen raided home of ‘vulnerable’ 86-year-old woman

Police believe the offenders tried to flee over waste ground

UPDATE: Darwen man suffers fractured jaw after being attacked by five men armed with weapon

A CCTV image of the man police want to speak to about the incident

VIDEO: CCTV appeal after man allegedly caught stealing cash from children's charity box

We want East Lancashire's Valentine's Day love stories

We want East Lancashire's Valentine's Day love stories

The Flying Scotsman at Blackburn Railway Station (55093952)

Crowds line the tracks to see Flying Scotsman return

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Brian Barnes Wilkinson , a former special constable, from Accrington has died. (55109247)

Tributes paid to Special Police officer

WALK ON: Hajaifah is cheered on by, from left, Anthony Buckmaster, Frederick Ogbonna, Daniel Wyatt and Will Smith

Heart boy’s big walk challenge to raise money for hospital

Blackburn Magistrates (55200875)

Heroin addict’s shoplifting spree

Save Haslingden baths (55122306)

Roof leak delays historic swimming bath’s opening

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