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VIDEO: Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Blackburn this morning.

Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

Burnley Council's £25k chief executive recruitment drive branded ‘disgraceful’

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

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BURNLEY Council’s decision to earmark £25,000 for consultants to recruit a new chief executive has been branded ‘disgraceful’ by the town’s MP.

Convicted Blackburn rapist disappeared without notifying police of his whereabouts

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CONVICTED rapist failed to register his address with police after being released from a prison sentence imposed for another offence.

Lancashire bus pass price hike may be reviewed

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

MINISTERS said they may reconsider rules around school transport after Ribble Valley’s MP claimed new charges imposed by Lancashire County Council were ‘discriminatory’.

Witnesses plea after cyclist found unconscious loses memory of accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CYCLIST found unconscious after falling from his bike suffered head injuries so severe he can no longer remember the incident.

Great Harwood dad-of-three jailed after brutal attack on mother of children

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A DRUNK father of three who carried out a brutal, sustained attack on the petrified mother of his children, has been locked up for a year.

How safe are you in Blackburn town centre?

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESEARCHERS are asking how safe people in Blackburn are when shopping, studying and spending leisure time in the town centre.

Lancashire firefighters urging residents to 'stay safe and stick to organised firework displays'

Lancashire Telegraph: Five Valleys fireworks (12000317)

2:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

LANCASHIRE’S firefighters are encouraging people to stay safe during the Bonfire Night period by attending a properly organised bonfire party.

Ebola plans in place at East Lancs hospitals

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

2:13pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEALTH boss Kevin McGee said the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals know ‘exactly what to do’ in the event of an ebola outbreak.

Soldier pull-out welcomed by mother of soldier killed in Afghanistan

Lancashire Telegraph: Sergeant Gareth Thursby

2:04pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE mother of a soldier shot dead in Afghanistan has welcomed the news that the last British combat troops have been pulled out of the country — so more soldiers do not have to die.

Blackburn youngsters call for plain packaging on cigarettes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Friday 31st October 2014

TEENAGERS from Blackburn with Darwen have called for the Government to follow through with a ban on ‘glitzy’ packaging for cigarettes.

Britain experiences warmest Hallowe'en on record

Lancashire Telegraph: Sales Manager Stuart Gibson, from KJ Curson Growers in Upwell Cambridgeshire looks over a field of pumpkins before they are harvested for halloween, the farm will grow and sell over a million pumpkins over the season. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date

12:56pm Friday 31st October 2014

Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record.

Tributes paid to Clarets legend Joe Brown

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:03am Friday 31st October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to former Burnley boss and Manchester United scout Joe Brown.

£2.2m for extra beds at East Lancashire's hospitals

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

EAST Lancashire’s hospitals will receive an extra £2.2 million to help cope with an expected surge of urgent and emergency patients this winter.

Armed raid terror for East Lancashire IT firm’s staff

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:01am Friday 31st October 2014

AN armed gang brandishing knives and metal bars threatened terrified staff at an East Lancashire IT retail firm before making off with two pallets full of goods.

SPOOKY: Darwen pub leads way in frightening Hallowe’en celebrations

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:59am Friday 31st October 2014

IT’S set to be a ‘frightening’ Friday in East Lancashire, with ghoulish goings-on across the country to mark Hallowe’en.

Teenage Burnley trouble-makers given ASBO

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:54am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO troublemakers who have persistently caused problems for people living in the Duke Bar area of Burnley have each been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

East Lancs man banned from driving after crashing car into tree

Lancashire Telegraph: Don't drink and drive

9:47am Friday 31st October 2014

AN account manager from Clitheroe who crashed his car into a tree after flying in to Stansted Airport in Essex has been banned from driving and fined.

Eight charged after £108k Blackburn gem thefts

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:43am Friday 31st October 2014

SEVEN men and a teenage boy have appeared before the courts charged in connection with a spate of burglaries.

Hoddlesden pub landlord steps down in cancer battle

Lancashire Telegraph: Beer Festival

3:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

A HODDLESDEN pub, which underwent a £100,000 refurbishment earlier this year, is to change hands as its landlord battles cancer.

Pregant women urged to get vaccinated for flu before winter

Lancashire Telegraph: 'At risk' Bradford patients are urged to get flu jab

2:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

HOSPITAL doctors have urged pregnant women and people with long-term conditions to get vaccinated for flu before the winter starts.

Blackburn and Burnley students sample the Army life

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

FORTY college students got a taste of Army life during an action-packed day at Weeton Barracks.

1,712 troubled families ‘now have better future’ in Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: TROUBLED FAMILIES: Criminality, school truancy and unemployment are among the problems faced by troubled families

2:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE lives of 1,721 troubled families in Lancashire have been turned around, according to the latest government figures.

Burnley students inspired by former footballer Fabrice Muamba

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:59pm Friday 31st October 2014

THIRTY youngsters were inspired by a talk given by footballer Fabrice Muamba yesterday.

Firefighters condemn Government ministers' ‘hypocrisy’

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have condemned the ‘hypocrisy’ of Government ministers in their row over pensions.

East Lancs company hopeful of winning lucrative Middle East contracts

Lancashire Telegraph: The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building

1:37pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN award-winning firm will shine a light on the Middle East market in the hope of winning more contracts.

Free gifts as new fragrance shop to open in Blackburn mall

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Mall

10:06am Friday 31st October 2014

SHOPPERS will be in for a sweet treat when new retailer, The Fragrance Shop, opens its doors in The Mall Blackburn on Saturday, November 8.

Handed-in knives to be melted down and turned into memorial for victims

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:09am Friday 31st October 2014

MORE than 900 knives which were handed into police as part of an amnesty across East Lancashire will be melted down and turned into a sculpture.

’Part mortgage, part rent’ scheme opens up Ribble Valley property market

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW three-bedroom home in the picturesque Ribble Valley for less than £70,000 might sound far-fetched, but that is exactly what is up for grabs thanks to a new shared ownership scheme.

Colne man 'clearly on something' assaulted ex-partner in front of children

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 39-year-old man who was clearly “on something” when he went to his ex-partner’s home assaulted her in front of children.

Blackburn service to help families grieve

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE Royal Blackburn Hospital has boosted its support for grieving families by holding its first memorial service to remember patients who died in the critical care unit.

Blackburn jewellers in £2,800 boost for hospice

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:34pm Friday 31st October 2014

BLACKBURN’S Peter Jackson the jeweller’s store has raised £2,800 for Chorley’s Derian House children’s hospice.

Simonstone school gets second ‘good’ Ofsted verdict

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

A PRIMARY school in Simonstone has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted for the second successive time.

East Lancs women hoping to smash pain barrier for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:22pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TEAM of East Lancashire women, led by the wife of the ex-Lancashire cricketer Gary Keedy, are hoping to smash the pain barrier to raise vital funds for charity.

Deadline looms for East Lancs entrepreneurs to secure place on business programme

Lancashire Telegraph: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

2:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

TIME is running out for East Lancashire entrepreneurs to secure a place on a fully funded university business growth programme, which is boosting turnover and profits for participating firms.

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa bids for honour

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE cream of the county’s tourism businesses are counting down to the prestigious Lancashire Tourism Awards.

Burnley gym set for new hi-tech equipment

Lancashire Telegraph: Circuit Training

1:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BURNLEY gym is to invest £500,000 in new hi-tech equipment not yet available anywhere else in Lancashire.

Rossendale youngsters nominated for Prince’s Trust awards

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

TWO Rossendale youngsters have been nominated for Prince’s Trust awards after the charity helped ‘turn their lives around’.

Haslingden painter and decorator accused of day-time burglary

Lancashire Telegraph: Former St Ambrose teacher accused of historic sexual abuse appears in court

1:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 31-year-old painter and decorator has appeared before Pennine magistrates, accused of the day-time burglary of an occupied house in Haslingden.

Colne man breached court order

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

1:41pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN banned from going near a house in Colne flouted a court order when he set off to go to a friend’s house, a court heard.

Full steam ahead for Haslingden model railway show

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

IT’S full steam ahead for a model railway show in Haslingden this weekend.

UPDATE: Bomb squad called out as suspected Nazi WW2 shell found in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE bomb squad was called after a suspected unexploded shell was found at a building site.

VIDEO: Watch moment banned driver filmed message during 60mph police chase

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BANNED driver being pursued by officers after being spotted on the motorway, videoed the last 33 seconds on his phone, saying his goodbyes to his love, with: “As you can see, I am being chased by police."

Police helicopter and six police cars in major hunt for Pendle burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: LIFT OFF: A police helicopter demonstration took place at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station's open day. Buy picture, BCR401406_13, at

9:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

A HELICOPTER, six police cars and patrol dogs were involved in a major hunt for two burglars who broke into a shed in Pendle.

12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after Darwen Moors accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOUNTAIN bikers have been urged to take care on slippery gravel track on Darwen Moors after a 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital.

East Lancs politicians agree to look into single cost-saving authority

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Straw

5:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW campaign to give local government a distinct East Lancashire identity independent of the county council has been launched.

Hyndburn's first ‘doggy detective’ reports owner of fouling dog

Lancashire Telegraph: Dog waste bins are to be provided in Bold Venture and Olive Lane parks, following a request by Coun Simon Hugill

5:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HYNDBURN’S first ‘doggy detective’ has felt their first collar.

Lancashire ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for persecution of birds of prey

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

LANCASHIRE has been named as ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for the persecution of birds of prey and rare species.

Families in North West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FAMILIES in the North-West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs, new research reveals.

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