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Travellers quit Blackburn site - but stay at another

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers has moved on from one Blackburn site – but remain at another.

Two injured in Great Harwood pub attack with mallet

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TWO men were hurt by an attacker wielding a wooden mallet outside a Great Harwood pub.

Homeless East Lancs man banned from begging after repeatedly causing nuisance

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HOMELESS man has been banned from begging in England and Wales after repeatedly causing a nuisance in Blackburn, Clitheroe and Whalley.

Burnley clothes trader ordered to pay £700k in tax

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

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CLOTHES trader who ran a short-lived store in Burnley has been told he must pay the taxman nearly £700,000.

Holiday fears over closure of Blackpool International Airport

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AIRLINES have confirmed that contingency plans are in place after bosses at Lancashire’s only commercial airport said it was ‘likely to close’.

East Lancs man jailed for 20 years of child abuse

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

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 59-YEAR-OLD man who abused young girls for more than 20 years has been sent to prison.

Missing Darwen man found safe and well

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MISSING Darwen man has been found safe and well.

Drive to protect underage East Lancs boozers

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:54am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TEN children were taken to safety as part of a night-time operation to keep young people safe in Burnley.

East Lancs 'super scrounger' featured on TV

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE investigation into an Accrington mum who wrongly claimed almost £100,000 in benefits has been featured on national television.

East Lancs X Factor star makes history as he jets off to Bermuda

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:38am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIXTEEN-year-old singing sensation Reece Bibby made X Factor history as he made it through to the next stage of the hit ITV show.

Violent Rossendale crook jailed after knife attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PROLIFIC and violent Rossendale crook has been jailed for three years and three months after knifing a man in Stacksteads.

OAP riding mobility scooter is hit by muggers

Lancashire Telegraph: The mobility scooter looked something like this...

2:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 71-YEAR-OLD woman was attacked by two thugs as she made he way down a Blackburn street in her mobility scooter.

Cyclist death crash appeal

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police call on mortorbikers 'in the area' at the time

Appeal for young actors as drama groups restart

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Action Factory and Darwen Library Theatre are looking for children and young people aged 6-11 and 12-18 years old to join the new Darwen Youth Theatre.

Burglar who helps charity is spared jail

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

2:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A REFORMED burglar who has been put on the straight and narrow by working with an East Lancashire homeless charity was spared jail by a judge.

Brave Corey's legacy will help millions of pupils'

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:51am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DISABILITY campaigner was the toast of Westminster when a government minister thanked him for helping to mould the biggest special educational needs reforms in a generation.

Work underway for improved access in town centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORK has started on 10 new parking spaces in Scotland Road in Nelson town centre.

East Lancashire firms urged to Boost business

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AMBITIOUS East Lancashire firms are being urged to take advantage of a successful business support service before the £7.2m programme comes to an end next summer.

'Incompetent' trail bike thief is jailed

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Defendant tried to squeeze bicycle into boot of Fiat Punto

End of the line for Brierfield signal box

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:16am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE historic Brierfield signal box has been removed as part of work by Network Rail to rebuild the level crossing in the area.

Thug locked up for three attacks

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

11:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VICIOUS thug who mugged an autistic teenager, punched a staff nurse and assaulted a hospital patient in three separate unprovoked attacks, has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Dramatic sculptures launch 16-month celebration of East Lancs countryside

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:01am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE beauty of the Forest of Bowland is highlighted by four dramatic new sculptures to launch a 16-month celebration of one of East Lancashire’s most’s breathtaking landscapes.

Health chiefs warn of £840,000 overspend

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEALTH care commissioners for Blackburn with Darwen have warned that they are already facing an £840,000 overspend for 2014-15.

£8k of tools stolen after van break-in

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MORE than £8,000 of power tools have been stolen from a van in Clitheroe.

The West 'is partly to blame for crisis'

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

‘THE West is partly to blame’ for the crisis in the Middle East, an East Lancashire politician has claimed.

Give up cigarettes? No promises...

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen council leader Kate Hollern, left, has declined to make a pledge to give up smoking next month.

Neil's shrine to Northern Soul

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER plumber is hoping to score a hit after opening East Lancashire’s first dedicated Northern Soul shop.

Buffet to help fire victim get home

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY buffet event tonight will raise money towards fixing a man’s home after it was ravaged by fire.

Bingo plan will help reduce global abuse

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:57pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY set up to help abuse victims around the world has been saved after councillors approved plans to turn a former bingo hall in Accrington into a mini-market and auction house.

Assurance sought over future of Jobcentre

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DARWEN Town Council deputy chairman Peter Hollings has sought reassurance from the town’s MP Jake Berry that the local Jobcentre is safe.

Greek adventure a triumph for Academy's Soccer School

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNG footballers from a Darwen school have returned from a successful tour of Greece.

Services for children to be protected

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHILDREN’S Services boss Frank Connor has pledged cash for key agencies protecting Blackburn with Darwen youngsters has been ring-fenced from cuts.

Former staff and pupils final farewell to school

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER staff and pupils from Darwen Technical School held their final reunion and toured the redeveloped school building.

Private school 'scapegoat' tag is 'unfair'

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRIVATE schools should be celebrated and not blamed for the ‘social ills’ of the country, an East Lancashire headteacher is warning.

Lawnmower test 'nonsense

Lancashire Telegraph: Give your lawn a spring boost

2:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MOTOR vehicle-style exhaust tests for householders’ petrol-driven lawnmowers are Brussels ‘nonsense’, claims East Lancashire Euro-MP Paul Nuttall.

Tree planting scheme for fallen heroes taking root

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SCHEME to plant trees in the Ribble Valley's 35 parishes in memory of the borough's First World War fallen is nearing completion.

Pendle to receive £46k to encourage 'right to build'

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:09am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Pendle who want to build their own home could see their dreams turned into reality under a new Government initiative.

Police helicopter in five-hour operation to find Blackburn couple lost after Darwen Tower climb

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:07am Monday 29th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter and mountain rescue team embarked on a five hour ‘major search operation’ after a couple walked up to Darwen Tower in the early hours.

Morning delays after M65 van fire

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

TRAFFIC was queuing on the M65 this morning because of a van fire.

INSPIRATION: East Lancs youngster winning fight against one-in-50,000 condition

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:03am Monday 29th September 2014

A FOUR-month-old baby girl who has been diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic condition has been highlighting the plight of youngsters on both sides of the Atlantic.

FIND YOUR NEAREST STATION: Sainsbury's cuts 5p off petrol

Lancashire Telegraph: Sainsbury Petrol Station at Bishop's Waltham

4:33pm Monday 29th September 2014

SAINSBURY'S has sparked a likely supermarket fuel-price war by slashing up to 5p a litre off the cost of its petrol and diesel.

£54k North West ambulance campaign backed

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

2:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

HEALTH chiefs have defended a £54k public relations campaign for the North West Ambulance Service – despite the organisation already being one of the largest spenders on press and communications officers in the NHS.

Witness tells of head stamp horror as two jailed for Burnley attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN eyewitness who saw a man’s head being stamped on in a Burnley street feared he might be dead, a court heard.

Child airlifted to hospital after serious collision with motorcycle in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:48am Monday 29th September 2014

A CHILD was seriously injured in a collision with a motorcycle in Blackburn.

East Lancs owner banned from having pets for 10 years as neglected Alsation put down

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:22am Monday 29th September 2014

AN Alsatian left to suffer from a flesh eating skin condition without treatment had to be put to sleep immediately after being seen by a vet, a court heard.

Blackburn with Darwen Council supplying all councillors with tablet computers - except one

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council is spending thousands of pounds supplying tablet computers to all but one of its 64 councillors.

Burnt out car found in Accrington park

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:21pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BURNT out car was discovered in Milnshaw Park in Accrington on Saturday morning.

‘Hundreds’ of bodies to be dug up in £4m Blackburn project

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

REGENERATION boss Maureen Bateson has admitted Blackburn with Darwen council will not know how many bodies will need to be dug up and reburied for a new £4 million highway until excavations start.

Football club raises funds for Burnley brothers' life-changing machine

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

A LIFE changing piece of equipment has been bought for two young Burnley brothers with a chronic condition after a community fundraiser.

East Lancashire's finest establishments vie for tourism awards

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

SEVERAL of East Lancashire’s finest establishments will be jostling for supremacy as the county’s top tourism attractions do battle early next month.

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