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Blackburn widower to sue hospital for ‘negligence’ after wife’s death

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WIDOWER is to sue Royal Blackburn Hospital following the death of his wife.

East Lancs sex case man cleared after two-week trial

Lancashire Telegraph: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 53-year-old man has been cleared of a string of historical sex allegations after a two-week trial at Burnley Crown Court.

Convicted murderer found by police in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVICTED murderer who absconded from prison has been found and arrested in Blackburn.

Blackburn Tesco’s targeted in anti-Israel protest

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVOY of more than 40 vehicles which travelled from Blackburn to Bradford to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine has been hailed a success by organisers.

Thieves in cricket dressing room raid

Lancashire Telegraph: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CRICKET team fell foul of thieves as they took on a semi-final challenge.

New scheme will speed up adoption in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PEOPLE approved to adopt in Blackburn with Darwen will be allowed to trawl the National Adoption Register under a new scheme.

Former Blackburn teacher jailed for sexually assaulting pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE victim of a teacher who indecently assaulted three boys on school trips has criticised his three-year jail term as too ‘lenient’.

Drunk East Lancs woman knocked police officer's teeth out

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DRUNKEN woman is facing jail after she knocked out a police officer’s teeth as she tried to calm down a rowdy gang.

Support grows for lights on M65 at night after horror crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CALLS for an urgent review of the lighting on East Lancashire’s main motorway have increased after a fatal crash on Saturday.

Coal Clough wind turbine delivery delayed as vehicle breaks down

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DELIVERY of eight new wind turbines at Coal Clough Windfarm, near Burnley has been delayed after one of the vehicles carrying the components broke down.

Former East Lancs council worker overpaid herself by £12k

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FORMER Padiham Town Council clerk who overpaid herself £12,000 has been warned she could face jail.

Blackburn mum eyeing Miss Beauty UK crown

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A YUMMY mummy from Blackburn is vying to win a national beauty contest after wowing judges in an online competition.

Savage dog attacks its East Lancs foster carer

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:12am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN has been left using crutches after taking in a dog that was about to be put down.

Licences for East Lancashire fracking up for grabs

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE starting gun was yesterday fired on the licensing process that could bring fracking to East Lancashire residents doorsteps within five years.

East Lancs man who flashed at schoolgirls was 'sexually frustrated'

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man exposed himself to two young girls as they walked in a Clitheroe street.

Celebration and reflection as East Lancs Muslims mark Eid ul Fitr

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUSLIMS across East Lancashire donned their finest clothes and went out to begin their Eid ul Fitr celebrations yesterday.

Blackburn pupils handed Unicef’s highest award for work as global ambassadors

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCHOOL has received the highest award Unicef gives to young people for acting as community and global ambassadors.

Family and friends raise cash in memory of Darwen tragedy girl

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 30 people took part in a walk to raise awareness of suicide in young people.

Hot weather brings out Billington burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: Ged Mirfin

4:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS in Billington have been warned to be on their guard after a spate of burglaries at the weekend.

£1.2m reward for Hyndburn cost cutting

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

4:54pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HYNDBURN Council has been given the second half of a £2.5 million windfall for its work in cutting costs.

Pendle protesters’ joy after homes plan refused

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PLANS to build 29 homes on land off Long Ing Lane in Barnoldswick have suffered a severe blow after a scheme was rejected for the second time.

Rawtenstall veteran bids to cycle 100 miles

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A RETIRED lieutenant colonel is seeking a support corps as he aims to cycle 100 miles to fire up centenary commemorations for the start of the First World War in Rawtenstall.

Temperatures at Colne Health Centre reaching dangerous levels in heatwave, claim visitors

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PATIENTS at the new Colne Health Centre have raised concerns about the temperature of the building during the recent heatwave.

Blackburn artist wins place at prestigious London art school

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BLACKBURN student has been accepted on to her dream degree course at a prestigious London art school.

Burnley street looking blooming marvelous

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:34pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PARLIAMENT Street in Burnley is looking blooming lovely as wildflower seeds spread by the council earlier in the year have grown into a colourful wildflower meadow.

Two men die in M65 horror crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO men died in a three-car-collision on the M65 early on Saturday morning sparking renewed calls for motorway lighting to be switched back on.

Sham marriage action backed after East Lancs trials

Lancashire Telegraph: With this ring... how to choose your wedding rings

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PROPOSALS from MPs to step-up action to tackle ‘sham marriages’ have been welcomed following as string of trials in East Lancashire.

20 East Lancashire parks to be awarded 'Green Flag' status

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWENTY of East Lancashire’s best-loved parks have been awarded ‘Green Flag’ status – an accolade reserved only for the best green spaces in the country.

Death warning as drivers park on East Lancs hill

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PARKING issues on a stretch of road where a man was knocked down need to be resolved to stop a ‘potential fatality’, a councillor has warned.

World War One: East Lancashire communities set for 'Lights Out' event

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS across East Lancashire are set to take part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event to commemorate the start of the First World War.

East Lancs telecom firm creates new call centre jobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire telecoms company is creating 20 jobs at its call centre to cope with growing demand for its services.

Huge fire at East Lancashire farm house

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIVE fire crews battled a blaze in Haslingden for almost six hours on Saturday morning.

Residents-only parking move for Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: 1614573907 Paul Jackson 14.04.14 Worcester Cars parking on pavements in the Arboretum. Washington Street. (5399965)

10:32am Monday 28th July 2014

A REVIEW of Blackburn with Darwen’s system for granting residents-only parking orders has been launched.

Pendle set to become first part of Lancashire to install free WiFi

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

PENDLE is set to become the first borough in Lancashire to install free WiFi in its town centres.

Jealous East Lancs boyfriend altered partner's 'sicknote' - then smashed computer

Lancashire Telegraph: Domestic abuse crackdown to be repeated during football tournament

10:27am Monday 28th July 2014

A JEALOUS sales operative changed his partner’s sickness email to her boss, telling him she wasn’t going in work because she was a horrible cheat, a court heard.

Top East Lancs engineer in drink drive shame

Lancashire Telegraph: 1 in 6 tested drivers over the limit in district

10:21am Monday 28th July 2014

A TOP engineer caught more than three times the drink drive limit in his Audi TT by police, has been ordered off the road for 28 months.

Woman returns to Darwen from Australia after 50 years - and complains to council

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:57pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WOMAN who has returned to Darwen 50 years after emigrating to Australia has written a letter to the council complaining at the state of the town.

Clitheroe school youngsters in appeal for old cycles and parts

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:52pm Monday 28th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Clitheroe school are appealing for donations of old bikes and parts as they gear up to launch a new social enterprise.

East Lancs spa makes a £1m splash in first year

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire spa has notched up sales of more than £1million in its first year of operating.

Ribble Valley danger road just like ‘a motorway’

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENT’S have spoken out over a dangerous road that has been described as ‘Sabden’s motorway’.

Rossendale school celebrating praise from Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

A SCHOOL in Stacksteads has started its summer holidays with good news from Ofsted.

Bikers young and old rev up for Blackburn open day

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:33pm Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Blackburn’s Rocket Centre for it’s 10th annual open day.

Hapton business park deal to bring 200 jobs

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

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO hundred jobs look set to be created as a second occupier signs up to the Burnley Bridge business park development in Hapton.

Appeal for safety over Eid festival celebrations

Lancashire Telegraph: The fireworks display at Oakleaf Sports Complex in Newton Aycliffe could be brought back as a ticketed event

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police are asking members of the Asian community to celebrate safely during the religious holiday of Eid.

Focus falls on East Lancs elderly patients’ care

Lancashire Telegraph: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

NHS chiefs have asked elderly patients to give their views on health and social care, ahead of moves to reduce the number of admissions to East Lancashire’s hospitals.

Guide Dog fundraiser at Blackburn’s Witton Park

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

THIS is not something you see every day!

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Lancashire Telegraph: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ramsbottom youngster will walk with help of specialised equipment

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A SIMPLE piece of specialist equipment will allow a seven-year-old boy from Ramsbottom to maintain his independence and stay active.

Discount business rates scheme to help in Burnley, Padiham and Hapton

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Howard Baker

6:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A DISCOUNT business rates scheme has been drawn up to help traders and businesses in Burnley, Padiham and Hapton to pull away from the recession.

Pendle MP raises concerns on impact of M65 road works

Lancashire Telegraph: Andrew Stephenson

4:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has raised concerns about the impact road works to the M65 are having on local businesses, after hearing how trade is down just days after work begun.

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