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Electric shock kills 24-year-old father-of-three

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:01am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MARRIED dad-of-three has died after he was electrocuted at a primary school.

17 cars hit by vandals on Burnley street

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:03am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

VANDALS scratched 17 cars on the same street causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Widow’s tribute to East Lancs RAF veteran killed in crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:45am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE widow of an RAF veteran killed in a motorbike crash has paid tribute to him as “a marvellous man who brought everything to life.”

Rovers and Clarets legends battle it out on the golf course

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:38am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ROVERS and Clarets legends played out a score draw on the golf course in the name of charity.

JACK STRAW: How we can stop the jihad recruits

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:51am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AS Britain’s security services wrestle with the problem of 500 young UK Muslim men joining the Islamic State army in Syria and Iraq, Blackburn MP and former Home Secretary Jack Straw looks at the attraction of jihad and how to ensure its recruits do not come from East Lancashire.

Roadworks misery for Burnley traders

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:48am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BUSINESSES say they are losing out on passing trade after one of Burnley’s busiest roads has closed for two weeks due to roadworks.

Tributes as East Lancs accident victim loses nine-week battle for survival

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:37am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PEDESTRIAN has lost his nine-week battle for survival after an accident in Clayton-le-Moors, despite showing signs that he might recover.

Fears for missing East Lancs man

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:41am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD man with connections to Pendle has gone missing from home.

Burnley crook slammed for ‘mean’ raid on sports pavilion

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:52am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PROLIFIC crook who raided Burnley’s Towneley Sports Pavilion was slammed by the town’s resident judge, who said the community had to foot the bill.

East Lancashire health trust and boss face legal battles

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:48am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A HEALTH trust in East Lancashire is embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with a former chief executive who left after just 13 months at the helm.

Blackburn man flees home after washer dryer malfunction

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:39am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A BLACKBURN man fled his home after smoke began pouring out his washer dryer.

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.

Blackburn group seals deal with London backers

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN asset valuation and recovery group in Blackburn has received backing from a London-based investment firm.

Special concert will honour Accrington Pals

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington Pals leave Salisbury Plain for active service

9:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE heroics of the Accrington Pals will be marked with a special concert exactly 100 years to the day after the battalion marched through the town to show their support for the war effort.

Whalley community stalwart Mel in line for national award

Lancashire Telegraph: Mel Diack

8:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart has been tipped for a national award in recognition of his work over the last 20 years.

Gig of lifetime for Ramsbottom musician, 14

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A YOUNG musician from Ramsbottom has been chosen from hundreds of entries to perform at the opening ceremony of a school games tournament.

Darwen bridegroom soothes pre-wedding jitters with 5k run

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

WHEN a bridegroom wears running shoes on the morning of a wedding, that is usually a cause for concern.

East Lancashire anti-social behaviour victims to be given new rights

Lancashire Telegraph: Redbridge council will hold a anti-social behaviour surgery at South Woodford Library

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

VICTIMS of anti-social behaviour in East Lancashire will soon be given the right to demand persistent troublemaking is dealt with.

Clitheroe artist drew his way back from heartache

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

It took 30 years for Tony Begolo to rediscover his creative gift. Now he’s making up for lost time as an acclaimed artist, as TONY DEWHURST discovered

Whalley Live hailed a success

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

PUBS, clubs and churches pulled together to make a Ribble Valley festival a rip-roaring success.

Burnley man breached ASBO

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Magistrates Court. Picture from Google Maps.

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A BURNLEY man banned from tormenting his neighbours has admitted shouting abuse and threats, a court heard.

Blackburn life coach's grief at death of his sister

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GRIEVING brother and life coach has spoken out about the dangers of alcoholism and drugs after tragically losing his sister.

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.

Thief on bike snatched woman's purse in Oswaldtwistle

5:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

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

Business meetings back on in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) has announced that monthly breakfast meetings return to Liz 'n' Lil's on Thursday, with an update on progress in the first year after a short break over the holiday period.

Protest over future of Blackburn former hospital site

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:59pm Monday 1st September 2014

AROUND a dozen protesters camped outside the former Blackburn Royal Infirmary building to oppose its demolition.

Highlighting plight of MS sufferers

4:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE latest information and developments in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will be highlighted to people affected by the condition on Thursday, September 11, when the Blackburn with Darwen and Hyndburn branch of the MS Society hosts two special guests.

Blackburn workshop on making most of mobiles

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

AGE UK Blackburn with Darwen is working with the EE shop in Blackburn, offering a free session for the over 50s on how to make the most of their mobile phone or tablet. Older people are invited to bring along their own equipment, and staff from EE will be available to show them how to make best use of their devices, including using them for keeping in touch with friends or family.

Blackburn with Darwen health chiefs invite public to meeting

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:55pm Monday 1st September 2014

HEALTH chiefs have invited members of the public to attend their next public meeting at Blackburn Central Library.

Hyndburn names priority for lottery cash projects

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:54pm Monday 1st September 2014

HYNDBURN has been named a ‘priority development area’ by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Clitheroe man set fire to ex-partner's clothes

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

4:53pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 49-year-old man filmed himself burning clothes belonging to his ex-partner and then posted the clip on Facebook.

Myths surround family planning

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW survey has shown that a number of myths and misperceptions continue to exist around family planning.

County health chief challenges Pendle MP on NHS

Lancashire Telegraph: County Coun Azhar Ali

4:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

HEALTH chief Azhar Ali has challenged Pendle’s MP to a public debate on the NHS.

Accrington shoplifter jailed for six months

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

4:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 52-year-old persistent shoplifter has been jailed for six months after admitting she deliberately set out to steal to fund a drug habit.

Clitheroe Concerts Society reveals new dates

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

CLITHEROE Concerts Society has announced details of its new season.

Ribble Valley war planting scheme under way

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:46pm Monday 1st September 2014

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

Nelson care home gets good report

Lancashire Telegraph: Festival boasts 40 walks

4:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CARE home in Nelson was given the thumbs up after a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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