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East Lancs teen allegedly raped ‘pre-pubescent child’, court told

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

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGER allegedly repeatedly raped a ‘pre-pubescent child’, telling her on one occasion it was ‘just a bit of fun’, a jury heard.

Wait for M65 lights review, coroner told

Lancashire Telegraph: The M65 where the lights are switched off

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Highways Agency has written to a coroner who questioned the organisation’s decision to turn off the lights on the M65 motorway.

LATEST: Boy dies after falling into Burnley canal

Lancashire Telegraph: Boy rescued from Burnley canal

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN 11-year-old boy has died after falling into a canal in Burnley.

Teenager meets hero Ings again as Burnley promoted to Premier League

Lancashire Telegraph: Danny Ings with Joseph Skinner

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CLARETS star Danny Ings was reunited with his biggest fan after the final whistle on Monday.

Concern over East Lancs hospital inpatient survey results

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOSPITAL boss Jim Birrell said he was ‘disappointed’ by the results of an inpatient survey at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General.

Police appeal for missing Blackburn teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Callum Nairn was last seen on Cherry Tree Lane at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 April 2014,

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in Blackburn.

Queen’s honour for East Lancs companies’ export excellence

Lancashire Telegraph: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO East Lancashire businesses have been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (QAE).

‘Blessing from Pope’ hope for Clarets

Lancashire Telegraph: Pope Francis delivers his Angelus prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SEAN Dyche’s promotion-winning side could receive a holy blessing ahead of their Premier League campaign – from the Pope.

East Lancashire celebrates St George's Day

Lancashire Telegraph: Getting ready for the big day at Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre,  Burnley, is two-year-old Kaysey-Mae Thompson

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARADES, fun days, church services and community activities will be held across East Lancashire to celebrate St George’s Day.

East Lancs man commits suicide using lethal chemical mix

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN found dead in his car at a popular picnic site had mixed chemicals to produce deadly fumes, an inquest heard.

Former Accrington headteacher charged with historic sex offences

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

11:32am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD former head teacher at an Accrington school has appeared in court charged with historic sexual offences involving a pupil.

Blackburn teacher charged with 'sexual offences' involving pupils

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

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 51-YEAR-OLD teacher at a Blackburn school appeared before the town’s magistrates charged with sexual offences involving pupils.

East Lancs chef sentenced to 5 years for raping sleeping teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Anthony Stinson has been sent to prison for five years

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man raped a teenage girl as she slept after a house party.

Rock Legend Paul Weller accuses East Lancs man of selling limited-edition release on eBay

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Weller

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE son of an East Lancashire music shop boss has been caught up in a ‘Record Store Day’ row with rock legend and ‘Modfather’ Paul Weller.

Lancashire Police to recruit 100 new officers

Lancashire Telegraph: The road is partially blocked at the junction of St. Paul's Close following the incident.

9:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ONE hundred new officers are set be taken on by Lancashire Police.

Premier League promotion worth ‘tens of millions’ of pounds to Burnley economy

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley FC v Wigan Athletic LIVE

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURNLEY’S promotion to the Premier League is worth ‘tens of millions’ of pounds to the town’s economy, according to commercial and political leaders.

SUZANNE GELDARD looks back at an historic season for the Clarets

Lancashire Telegraph: SUZANNE GELDARD looks back at an historic season for the Clarets

2:47pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PRETIUMQUE et Causa Laboris: The prize and the cause of our labour.

Rush hour speeders caught in Billington

Lancashire Telegraph: PC Sean Gifford aims the speed gun at motorists 	n123735

2:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE officers and Community Road Watch volunteers in Billington caught five people speeding through the Ribble Valley village yesterday.

Art works on show to help fund church repair plans in Mellor

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rev Sue Williams outside St Mary's Church

2:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PAINTING exhibition will be held in the Ribble Valley at the end of the week.

Take dog along for free micro-chipping in Rawtenstall

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter my guide dog

2:05pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FREE dog micro chipping will be available in Rawtenstall on Sunday.

Refurbishment hopes for ‘dilapidated’ park in Rossendale

Lancashire Telegraph: Proffitts has been working with the Friends of Fallbarn, residents, and Rossendale Council, to come up with designs for an improved, Fallbarn Park

2:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COMMUNITY group is calling on the public to come forward with ideas on how to give a ‘dilapidated’ park a major revamp.

Second heritage film night planned in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Patrons enjoy the plush new seating at the Station cinema

1:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE second in a series of big-screen heritage film nights will take place at the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre in June.

Feel free to spend a penny at cafes and bars in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: No news yet on loo rescue in four Herefordshire towns

1:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BARS and cafes in Colne could open their toilets to the public as part of a town council scheme.

Air ambulance called to Bowling Green Cafe at Clitheroe Castle as boy breaks wrist

Lancashire Telegraph: The medics’ chopper lands near Clitheroe Castle

1:46pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 12-YEAR-OLD was airlifted to hospital after falling off a rope swing in Clitheroe.

CCTV clue in search for stolen phone in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The man police want to question

1:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OFFICERS want to speak with this man in connection with the theft of a mobile phone from a DIY store.

Advice on tackling dampness in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: The damp in our house!

1:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ADVICE on how to prevent damp and save money on fuel bills will be provided by a Burnley social landlord at a ‘roadshow’ next month.

Clarets promotion inspires Obama-hit band to make tribute song for heroes

Lancashire Telegraph: Irish folk band The Corrigan Brothers

1:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Clarets’ promotion success has been immortalised in song by an Irish folk band.

Clarets legend Leighton James home from hospital after mild stroke

Lancashire Telegraph: Clarets hero Leighton James

1:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CLARETS legend Leighton James is back home after suffering a mild stroke.

Great Harwood politician visits Bosnia to raise awareness of genocide

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Noordad Aziz with the delegation at the residency of the Grand Mufti of Bosnia

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GREAT Harwood councillor said he pondered on the sacrifice soldiers from Hyndburn made while on a recent trip to Bosnia, which he visited as part of a government delegation.

Altham meat trader turns over £3m in first year

Lancashire Telegraph: GREAT MEAT ROBBERY: Criminal gang steals £12,000 of meat from East Lancs butchers

11:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN Altham meat wholesaler is on schedule to achieve a turnover in excess of £3m in its first year.

Blackburn charity raises cash for cardiac machine which is first of its kind in state of Gujarat

Lancashire Telegraph: Al-Imaad Foundation representatives present the heart machine to the hospital in Gujarat

11:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BLACKBURN-based charity has donated a specialist cardiac machine to a hospital in India.

MEP in call for national St George’s holiday

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Nuttall

11:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has called for St George’s Day to be declared a Bank Holiday.

Long-distance walkers invited to join in 248-mile 11-day Alfred Wainwright trek across Pennines

Lancashire Telegraph: Alfred Wainwright

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WALK commemorating Alfred Wainwright’s ‘best work’ is to take place in September.

‘Royal’ site homes in Blackburn are selling well

Lancashire Telegraph: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

11:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SO far 53 out of the 123 new homes on the new Royals Estate in Blackburn have been completed, including three show houses.

£50k worth of VWs stolen after break-in at Barrow house

Lancashire Telegraph: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

11:13am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CARS worth almost £50,000 have been stolen from a driveway of a Ribble Valley home.

Blackburn motor neurone sufferer takes plunge with fundraiser

Lancashire Telegraph: Alan Hedges

11:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MOTOR neurone disease sufferer with a fundraising target of £1million will host a charity swimathon today.

Darwen care home 'target for squatters and addicts'

Lancashire Telegraph: Building a target for squatters and addicts say angry neighbours

11:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEIGHBOURS of a boarded-up former care home have called for action after an arson attack left it an eyesore.

QEGs students learn about ex-pupil who won Victoria Cross for Zeebrugge Raid rescue

Lancashire Telegraph: Admiral Sir John Kerr and head boy Joe Westwood with the replica VC

10:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PUPILS have been learning of the heroic feats behind a grand painting which was hung in their dinner hall this week.

Council to tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Alan Cottam

9:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COUNCIL officers will tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields after a new car park for 40 to 50 vehicles is built.

Drunken intruder breaks into Accrington cricket club and falls asleep

Lancashire Telegraph: Local cricket

9:33am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DRUNKEN intruder apologised after breaking into a cricket club, drinking lager, and falling asleep.

East Lancs woman left fuming after broken boiler floods home

Lancashire Telegraph: Julie Eastham in her Woodlea Chase home where she has suffered flooding after work on a boiler

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMA June Eastham was left fuming at her energy company after her boiler broke down and flooded a storage room at her house.

Man freed from car after Edenfield accident

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

9:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAN was freed from his car after being involved in a crash this evening.

VIDEO: Pitch black M65 roundabout must be illuminated to avoid a potential tragedy

Lancashire Telegraph: The M65 unlit at night

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORIST is calling for lights on a roundabout near the M65 to be fixed immediately to avoid a potential crash.

Blackburn woman who ran red light was twice legal drink-drive limit

Lancashire Telegraph: Large fall  in drink drive arrests

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 31-YEAR-old woman who crashed into another car after going through a red light was later found to be nearly double the legal drink drive limit.

Blackburn road closed after two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAJOR road in Blackburn was closed earlier this afternoon after a crash involving two cars.

East Lancs patients’ group starts petition after health commissioners put service out to tender

Lancashire Telegraph: NHS charging proposals slammed

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HEALTH commissioners have come under fire after deciding to invite ‘profit-making’ companies to bid for the GP out-of-hours contract in East Lancashire.

Bacup residents left without water

Lancashire Telegraph: United Utilities said there was a problem with a valve on a large trunk main

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RESIDENTS in Bacup have been left with no water and poor supply.

Capital Xtra radio producer sent out naked photos pretending to be 21-year-old Blackburn woman

Lancashire Telegraph: Beckie Livesey

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RADIO producer stole a Blackburn woman’s internet photos to use on a dating website and then sent out naked pictures of other women pretending to be her.

Police issue re-appeal for missing Accrington man on eve of his birthday

Lancashire Telegraph: Trevor Whitehead

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are re-appealing for information about a 50 year old man from Accrington who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Save Whalley Village Action Group vows to fight on

Lancashire Telegraph: Nick Walker

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HOUSING campaign group in the Ribble Valley has vowed to ‘fight on’ against large developments in the borough.

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WHEN it comes to winning TV shows, Joe McElderry is the man to turn to.

Oswaldtwistle Players’ to stage Wyrd Sisters (link) 2:20pm Tue 22 Apr 14

AUDIENCES are being urged to get in the ‘spirit’ for Oswaldtwistle Players’ production.

Katherine Jenkins plans for a perfect summer evening (link) 10:27am Tue 22 Apr 14

OPERA star Katherine Jenkins is doing her bit to encourage youngsters to enjoy classical music.

Loyal fans get acoustic reward from Neil Sedaka at Manchester concert (link) 10:24am Tue 22 Apr 14

PAVAROTTI once told Neil Sedaka that after the age of 70 the voice disappears.

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