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Police probe arson attack on Darwen home

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A LORRY driver was left distraught after a suspected arson attack gutted his home.

Parents pay tribute to Padiham 'cheeky smiling boy'

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Monday 1st September 2014

THE parents of a three-year-old boy who died during an emergency operation have paid tribute to their ‘cheeky, smiling boy’.

'Speculation' over 450 job losses at BAE Systems

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:39am Monday 1st September 2014

BAE Systems has moved to reassure employees after claims that up to 450 management jobs could be axed.

Accrington teen an X Factor hit

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:36am Monday 1st September 2014

TEENAGER Reece Bibby made it through to the next round of The X Factor – after persuading Simon Cowell he could ditch his guitar.

Royal Blackburn Hospital 'responding well' in sepsis fight

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:05am Monday 1st September 2014

A TOP consultant said hospital staff have responded well to changes that were imposed after the death of a patient.

First public baptisms take place in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:02am Monday 1st September 2014

BURNLEY’S first public baptisms saw young and old alike proclaim their faith last night.

Former Blackburn Rugby Club president and solicitor dies, aged 77

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:58am Monday 1st September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rugby Club president and long-standing East Lancashire solicitor John ‘Willie’ Parker has passed away.

Woman jailed over death of Boundary Mill founder

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:54am Monday 1st September 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for three years after causing the death of Tom Bannister, whose family founded the Boundary Mill retail chain in Colne.

Burnley delivery driver terrorised village shop assistant

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

9:51am Monday 1st September 2014

A DRUNKEN delivery driver terrorised a lone young assistant in a village shop, a court heard Nathan Chambers, 25, repeatedly went into the premises and was rowdy and swearing.

Special Sunday opening for Blackburn Market on heritage weekend

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:46am Monday 1st September 2014

BLACKBURN Market will hold a rare Sunday opening this month for the town’s Heritage Festival.

Great Harwood attacker apologised via Facebook

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

9:33am Monday 1st September 2014

A MARTIAL art fan who attacked a teenager, leaving him with a smashed jaw in two places, was caught by police after he admitted the offence on Facebook.

Residents evacuated after fire at Accrington nursing home

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:43am Monday 1st September 2014

A NURSING home was evacuated last night after a resident’s bedroom caught fire.

Briercliffe nursery told to improve

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:15am Monday 1st September 2014

A BRIERCLIFFE nursery has been given a warning notice after it was rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted for the second time this year.

Mellor Brook 'race track' concerns

Lancashire Telegraph: Newport landlord's speeding dodge so ‘foolish’

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A MAIN road through a Ribble Valley village has been branded a ‘race track’ following a spate of crashes and near misses.

Former Burnley Labour councillor passes away

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:10am Monday 1st September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Labour councillor and former miner who has died at his home in Burnley at the age of 77.

Boy, 13, injured in Blackburn roof fall

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

8:22pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A TEENAGER is in hospital tonight after he fell from the roof of an industrial unit in Blackburn.

Memories of Rolling Stones' Pendle gigs rekindled

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rolling Stones when they performed in Bradford in 1964 at the Gaumont Theatre

9:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A LIFELONG Rolling Stones fan is appealing for information about the band's two gigs in Pendle to ensure memories will 'not fade away'.

Public baptisms to take place in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: 'Jesus did not just want to impart information but to bring about transformation'

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

YOUNG worshippers are set to be publicly ‘baptised’ in a Burnley town centre ceremony to proclaim their faith tonight.

Big Lottery cash for Helmshore walking route

Lancashire Telegraph: A man tends to his allotment

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A SUSTAINABLE food-growing group have been awarded £10,000 to create an ‘edible’ health and well-being walking route in Helmshore.

Ex-servicemen take on coast-to-coast walk for Burnley charity

Lancashire Telegraph: The man was with a friend, paragliding off Pendle Hill

2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THREE army veterans are to walk 192 miles from coast to coast to raise money for a Burnley charity.

Tributes to former Burnley headteacher

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:41pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A FORMER headteacher who taught at Burnley schools for 36 years has died.

Tributes paid to former Blackburn teacher killed in boating accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Blackburn teacher who died after his boat capsized off the Irish coast.

East Lancs man who performed painful surgery on pet without anaesthetic banned from keeping dogs

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN who performed painful surgery without anaesthetic on his lurcher after it ripped open its chest on a barbed wire has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years.

Burnley road closure for resurfacing

Lancashire Telegraph: PLANS Kay Group has lodged a planning application for new retail and commercial units at Trafalgar Street, Burnley

8:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TRAFALGAR Street in Burnley will be closed for two weeks from tomorrow as Lancashire County Council carries out resurfacing connected with the Weavers Triangle regeneration project.

Thief takes woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN who snatched a purse from a woman’s hand in Oswaldtwistle is being hunted by police.

Lavender Ladies of Whalley hoping for more success

Lancashire Telegraph: Lordington Lavender field

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

WHALLEY’S ‘Lavender Ladies’ founded three years ago are growing, blooming and blossoming in the village and its historic abbey grounds.

Accrington park in line for revamp

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Ken Moss

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S park in Accrington will be refurbished after funding worth £55,000 was secured.

East Lancs hospital food defended

Lancashire Telegraph: Hospital food doesn’t agree with everyone

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A PATIENT champion has defended the hospital food served up to patients in East Lancashire, after it received poor ratings in a newly published report.

Strictly too skimpy say East Lancs dance experts

Lancashire Telegraph: Actress pledges to defy pain to continue dance show triumph

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

HIT BBC show Strictly Come Dancing has one again come under fire for asking female dancers to wear outfits that are too revealing.

Lost WW1 tribute reinstated in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: World War One poppies to be planted across Bushey

11:01am Saturday 30th August 2014

A LOST First World War memorial to factory workers at a Waterside ceramics firm has been put back on display.

UPDATED: Man suffers punctured lung after Great Harwood stabbing

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN was stabbed and left with a punctured lung and several cuts to his leg after an incident in Great Harwood.

Blackburn father-of-12 found hanged after splitting with partner

Lancashire Telegraph: UNDER WATER: Flooding at Portrack Marsh left by the tidal surge – good news for waterfowl, but a threat to other parts of the eco-system

10:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

A FATHER-OF-12 from Blackburn killed himself after he split up with his partner, an inquest has heard.

East Lancs restaurant owner says police should be more considerate when closing Grane Road

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A RESTAURATEUR has called on police to be more considerate of local businesses when dealing with incidents on one of East Lancashire’s most notorious roads.

Police searching for missing Darwen sex offender

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender.

VIDEO: Man arrested following Blackburn drugs raid

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:04am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN was arrested following a drugs raid in Blackburn this morning.

East Lancs taxi driver attempted sexual assault on undercover police officer after waving vibrator at her

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:24am Friday 29th August 2014

A TAXI driver has admitted attempted sexual assault on an undercover police officer 11 months after he was cleared of sexually assaulting a teenager.

Thieves in £35k East Lancs wedding dress raid

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THIEVES escaped with £35,000 of wedding dresses after raiding a van in East Lancashire.

Police probe Oswaldtwistle club blaze

Lancashire Telegraph: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

8:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SUSPICIOUS fire ripped through a former working men’s club.

Man, 69, dies from injuries after Clayton-le-Moors collision

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead body discovered in quarry

6:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has died almost four weeks after colliding with a car.

East Lancs paedophile fails in appeal to overturn potentially lifelong sentence

Lancashire Telegraph: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A CLITHEROE paedophile who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl and took vile photographs of her will stay in prison indefinitely after failing in an Appeal Court bid to overturn his potentially lifelong sentence.

East Lancs heart disease teen backs national campaign

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A BARNOLDSWICK teenager born with congenital heart disease is backing a national campaign.

Ex-police chief in bid to fight Blackburn seat for Conservative Party

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

FORMER police chief Bob Eastwood has thrown his hat into the ring to become the Tory candidate for Blackburn MP at next year’s general election.

East Lancs metal theft figures plummet - but stone thefts on the rise

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

METAL theft in East Lancashire has tumbled dramatically, new figures revealed.

Paper road tax discs set to be abolished

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:08am Friday 29th August 2014

THE paper tax disc will be relegated to the depths of history at the end of next month, after being a feature of British motoring for almost 100 years.

Police call for calm as Clarets prepare to face Manchester United

Lancashire Telegraph: Fans are hoping to cheer Burnley all the way to the Premier League

9:27am Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE have called on fans attending Burnley’s crunch game against Manchester United tomorrow to enjoy the occasion, and not get into trouble.

VIDEO: Blackburn punters take on mass ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:29am Friday 29th August 2014

MORE than 30 punters at a Blackburn pub took on liquid refreshments in more ways than one this week.

Ribble Valley restaurant takes delivery of HUGE 286lb halibut

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Friday 29th August 2014

THIS catch of the day is no small fry!

Tributes for Blackburn poet who died after realising lifelong dream

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A POET who earlier this year realised a lifelong dream of having his work published has died, aged 91.

Tragic East Lancs teen’s grandad petitions for change

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE grandfather of a teenager who died in an accident in Hapton has handed over a petition to highways bosses calling for safety improvements at a dangerous bridge.

Ribble Valley river ready for £200k giant power surge

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MASSIVE screw that will transform the power of the Calder River in Whalley into electricity is to be winched into place next week.

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