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East Lancs postman caught stealing meerkat toys

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A POSTMAN stole almost 80 meerkat toys from packages and sold them on eBay, netting around £1,500, a court was told.

UPDATE: Rawtenstall traffic chaos as crash driver cut from car

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS faced rush-hour chaos yesterday after a serious crash caused a main road to be closed.

Controversial plan to turn former Blackburn bakery into Muslim school gets the nod

Lancashire Telegraph: Positivity needed

9:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL scheme to turn a former bakery into a religious school for Muslim children with learning difficulties is back on the agenda.

East Lancs mother attacked nightclub staff with stilettos after she was caught 'engaging in sexual activity'

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:35am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MOTHER threw her stiletto heel shoes at a bouncer and hit another staff member with her handbag while being thrown out of a bar for an alleged sex session, a court heard.

Woman's anger as Blackburn street 'plagued by rats'

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has spoken of her disgust after rats plagued her street.

Trouble-hit mobile company Phones 4u closes East Lancashire stores

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOBILE phone retailer Phones 4u had closed its four outlets in the area yesterday as a decision over the future of the business was set to be made.

East Lancs teens warned over 'sharing' explicit photos

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:10am Monday 15th September 2014

A WARNING has gone out to young people not to circulate revealing pictures of themselves via text message or social media.

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

A GRANDFATHER smashed his son-in-law’s record to be crowned the World Black Pudding Throwing Champion.

Concern growing for missing Rawtenstall man

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:09am Monday 15th September 2014

A 54-YEAR-old man has gone missing from a nursing home without his medication.

Weekend focuses on East Lancashire's proud heritage

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:10am Monday 15th September 2014

BLACKBURN’S market opened for the first time on a Sunday as East Lancashire embraced its heritage for a series of events celebrating the area’s traditions.

Blackburn dentist cleared of assaulting man

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:41am Monday 15th September 2014

A DENTIST who dragged a man out of his surgery has been acquitted of assault.

Dog walker allegedly attacked with brick at East Lancs beauty spot

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:25am Monday 15th September 2014

A DOG walker was allegedly struck around the head with a brick after asking a fellow pet owner to control his animals.

Six evacuated from Blackburn flats after ‘arson’

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:22am Monday 15th September 2014

SIX people were evacuated from smoke-filled flats when a suspicious fire broke out in Blackburn.

Warnings over malicious emails sent to East Lancs addresses

Lancashire Telegraph: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AN ONLINE scam warning has been issued about malicious emails containing software which can access personal and financial information.

Seven-year-old girl breaks leg in Darwen road accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:43am Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS of a Darwen street are calling for traffic calming measures after a seven-year-old girl suffered a broken leg in a road accident.

21-year-old attacked on Burnley dancefloor

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Monday 15th September 2014

A 21-year-old was allegedly punched, kicked and stamped on by two men in what police said was an unprovoked attack on a nightclub dancefloor.

Lower Darwen man sentenced for making offensive calls to police

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

3:27pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD man who felt ‘hatred’ towards the police after he was Tasered started making offensive phone calls.

Wounded East Lancs soldier powers home in eighth place at Invictus Games

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

A WOUNDED soldier who lost the use of his legs finished a respectable eighth in a road cycling race at the Invictus Games.

Mussurut Zia: I’ll protect the victims of forced marriages

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

Forced marriage, honour violence, Jihadi brides – teacher, trainer, government influencer, Mussurut Zia is the woman who stands as protector for the victims.

East Lancs shop staff terrified by ‘knife’ man

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

A THIEF trashed a shop and terrified staff by claiming to have a knife and threatening to stab them, a court heard.

Prolific East Lancs thief caught caught red-handed stripping lead from roofs

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PROLIFIC thief caught red-handed stripping lead from the roofs of two businesses – once on camera – was trying to fund his £10,000-a-year heroin habit, a court heard.

Higher Croft hospice garden opens

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

NEW gardens at East Lancashire Hospice were officially opened with a garden party for supporters after a grant was awarded to fund the work.

Good neighbour award for Blackburn woman who loves to help

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PENSIONER who offered years of friendship and support to a housebound neighbour has been described as a ‘inspiration and great example’ and been rewarded with a Good Neighbour Award.

Road hold-ups cost Darwen business thousands

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:41pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE boss of a Darwen haulage firm says traffic chaos caused by new lights on the way out of town is damaging his business.

Blackburn fraudster pledges to repay £15k

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

3:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 24-YEAR-old woman claimed benefits as a single parent despite living with her partner.

East Lancs MEP blasts ‘robot’ EU politician

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Nuttall

3:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

A TOP European politician has been described as ‘robotically toeing the company line’ after arguing Britain should stop moaning about problems caused by European immigrants.

East Lancs firm that fits out refrigerated vans to double in size

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FAST-growing business which manufactures insulated linings for refrigerated vehicles is planning to double in size following a £200,000 loan from Lancashire’s Rosebud Finance.

East Lancs pet firm’s products going down a treat!

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN East Lancashire pet food manufacturer has seen sales of its cat treats soar, giving it a share of almost 11 per cent of the booming cat treat market.

Burnley centre offers job advice and skills courses

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

WITH unemployment a major problem in the UK, centres like The Switch in Burnley have seen a huge demand for their services.

East Lancs great-gran marks 100th birthday

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Burnley animal fun day raises £1,500 for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

AN animal- themed fun day attracted hundreds of people and raised more than £1,500.

Finale as Great Harwood cinema faces demolition

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER cinema which has fallen into disrepair could be demolished and turned into flats if planning permission is granted.

East Lancs charity offers chance to turn lives around

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:35pm Monday 15th September 2014

FOR people who are homeless, the thought of living out on the street as winter approaches is a frightening prospect.

Gas pipe work has left Billington roads in a ‘mess’

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley councillor has been left feeling ‘angry’ after Billington’s roads were left a ‘mess’ after a gas pipe installation.

Nelson man ‘at bottom of drug chain’ arrested

Lancashire Telegraph: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

2:15pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 53-YEAR-old Nelson man said to be ‘at the bottom’ of the drugs chain fell foul of a police surveillance operation.

East Lancs victim’s parents call for stalker register

Lancashire Telegraph: VICTIM Nurse Jane Clough

2:14pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE father of a nurse who was stabbed to death by a violent former partner is to petition the government for a special register which would enable police to identify, track, monitor and manage stalkers.

East Lancs MP in the pink for cancer charity

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

1:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has joined the fight against breast cancer by promising to wear pink on October 24.

East Lancs MP blasted over tax vote

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

1:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

IN A vote on a Bill calling for major exemptions to the Bedroom Tax, Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson voted to keep the current policy.

Pick up a bargain composter, Todmorden and Cornholme urged

Lancashire Telegraph: Composter

1:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Todmorden and Cornholme are being urged to save money and help the environment by picking up a bargain composting bin.

All revved up at Rossendale scooterfest

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

ROSSENDALE’S 60s festival revved up with a collection of vintage scooters at Scootfest at Haslingden Cricket Club.

Nelson charity on shortlist for £50k award

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

1:35pm Monday 15th September 2014

NELSON charity, Early Break, has been announced as one of six charities shortlisted for a £50,000 prize after members of the public were invited to nominate their favourite good causes.

Blackburn kitchen fires raise alarm

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:21pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled two incidents started by cooking equipment yesterday.

Barnoldswick school has expansion plans

Lancashire Telegraph: Image for DNA Builders

8:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A CATHOLIC primary school in West Craven has submitted plans to build extra classrooms.

Pendle Council wants parish councils to take over services

Lancashire Telegraph: Councillor Joe Cooney

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs in Pendle want town and parish councils to take over a host of services and facilities to save money.

Helmshore benefits cheat caught working for security firm

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A £21,000 ‘multiple’ benefits cheat claimed he could only walk 10 metres without severe discomfort - while working for a security firm in a near four-year scam, a court heard

Nelson pupil celebrates 'best SATs result'

Lancashire Telegraph: BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

1:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A HARDWORKING pupil is celebrating after he was awarded the highest possible grade in his SATS maths test

Delight as salmon found in Burnley river

Lancashire Telegraph: ‘Salmon industry at risk’

11:50am Sunday 14th September 2014

SALMON have been found in a stretch of the River Calder near Burnley for the first time in almost 55 years.

Inquest opens after Burnley car park fall

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CCTV operator raised the alarm when they spotted a man on the top floor of a town centre car park.

UPDATE: Blackburn woman in court accused of murder of 18-year-old

Lancashire Telegraph: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared at the crown court charged with the murder of a teenager.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after Hoddlesden crash

Lancashire Telegraph: TEEN HURT: The Yorkshire Air Ambulance flew the teenager to hospital.

4:02pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital after a collision with a van.

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