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LATEST: Major inquiry after attempted sexual assault on Burnley schoolgirl

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAJOR inquiry has been launched after a man tried to sexually assault a 13-year-old girl in Burnley.

East Lancs cocaine car wash gang jailed for 20 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GANG who used a hand car wash to run a crack cocaine and cannabis operation in East Lancashire have been jailed for almost 20 years.

NIGHTMARE: Traveller cleared of rape outside Blackburn club speaks out

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAVELLER cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’.

CCTV IMAGES: Crimewatch appeal for Blackburn pickpocket suspects

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE are hoping CCTV footage from a pickpocket incident in Blackburn that featured on last night’s Crimewatch programme will help them trace those responsible.

VIDEO: Blackburn salsa club desperate for male dancers

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SALSA club is pleading for men to come and strut their stuff at its weekly classes.

VIDEO: Clarets mad valeting boss celebrates Premier League promotion in style

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:49pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CAR valeting boss is hoping to give Burnley FC some 'va va vroom' with his freshly painted claret and blue Reliant Robin.

Who can remember the Rolling Stones at Nelson Imperial?

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT’S 50 years ago this year since the Rolling Stones played a show at the Imperial Ballroom, Nelson.

East Lancs woman accused of falsely imprisoning couple

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:07pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 39-year-old woman appeared at Burnley Crown Court accused of falsely imprisoning a couple at Nelson.

Drunk Burnley fan arrested after swearing in front of woman and small child

Lancashire Telegraph: Groundwork this year at Turf Moor – and in previous years – will stand the Clarets in good stead

1:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A DRUNKEN man arrested before a match at Turf Moor had sworn in front of a woman and small child, a court heard.

Police seek four men over Blackburn bar attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have released CCTV images of four men they believe could have vital information about an attack on two men in a Blackburn bar.

Man taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling down embankment

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

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN suffered suspected neck and shoulder injuries when he fell 10ft down an embankment.

Scottish independence would be bad for business in East Lancashire, company bosses believe

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SCOTTISH independence and the uncertainty it will cause would be bad for business and jobs in East Lancashire, company bosses believe.

East Lancs student locked up after 110mph crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A ‘SHOW-OFF’ student who left two friends seriously injured when he smashed into a wall driving at speeds of up to 110mph on a 30mph road has been locked up.

CCTV action to ease Darwen lights chaos

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAFFIC on a busy road plunged into chaos by new lights should be eased by the introduction of monitored CCTV cameras.

Burnley woman hanged herself after losing job and splitting with partner

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

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BURNLEY woman hanged herself after ‘a number of significant knocks’ in the last weeks of her life, an inquest heard.

Public meeting to look at Darwen turbine plans

Lancashire Telegraph: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

3:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 77-metre-high wind turbine could be installed in Darwen.

Cocaine found at East Lancs drug dealer’s home

Lancashire Telegraph: Cocaine

3:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN involved in cocaine street dealing was jailed for 21 months after a drugs stash was found at his home.

Drunk Blackburn driver arrested after hitting car and lamp post

Lancashire Telegraph: 1 in 6 tested drivers over the limit in district

1:59pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 37-YEAR-OLD man who drove off after crashing into a parked car in Whalley was later arrested after hitting a lamp post in Sabden.

East Lancs parents pay tribute after 5-year-old dies of rare cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE family of a five-year-old girl who died after suffering with a rare form of childhood cancer have paid tribute to their lovely, happy girl.

East Lancs thug who smashed victim's cheekbone in New Year's Day attack jailed

Lancashire Telegraph: Paedophile's jail sentence has been cut after ruling that he got get enough credit for pleading guilty

9:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A THUG who thumped a peacemaker and smashed his cheekbone after the victim intervened in a New Year’s Day drunken row was jailed for eight months.

Blackburn school plan for troubled pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHOOL for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) could be built in Blackburn.

Haslingden resident left with £260 fly-tipping legal bill

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A HASLINGDEN resident was left with a £260 legal bill for fly-tipping after claiming she trusted a friend to dump nine bags of rubbish.

Accrington Cricket Club’s scorer bowls out after 20 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CRICKET stalwart who has kept score in Acc-rington since 1994 is putting down his pencil for the final time.

Scottish-born residents in East Lancashire want to stay united

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Gallacher

1:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE campaign for a ‘Yes’ vote has little support among Scots-born residents of East Lancashire.

Power cut affecting Burnley homes

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

9:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Burnley are reporting being without electricity this morning.

Lancashire grave detectives help US man find plot of relative

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A RELATIVE of a former Calderstones hospital patient has flown more than 5,000 miles to visit a long-lost family grave.

Emmaus launches a new Arndale Centre shop to support their rehousing work

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:05pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A HOMELESS charity based in Burnley is branching out across East Lancashire after opening up a new retail store in Accrington.

New restaurants ready to spice up Rawtenstall life

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO new restaurant ventures could spice up life for visitors to Rawtenstall – and revive the fortunes of two of the town’s best-known venues.

Controversial Whalley homes plan back on the table

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PLAN for a large housing estate in Whalley, which led to the setting up of a residents’ action group in 2010, has been resubmitted.

Hipp-hooray! Colne theatre venue is 100 years old

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SUPPORTERS of a Colne theatre which has taken on many different roles itself are putting the finishing touches to their centenary gala dinner this weekend.

Concern at North West Ambulance staff ages

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

2:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BOSSES at North West Ambulance Service have raised concerns about the average age of staff within the non-urgent patient transport service in Lancashire.

Fifty properties to be constructed on overgrown Burnley site

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW ‘affordable’ housing estate could be about to take shape on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal behind a Burnley college complex.

Rossendale Labour candidate set to face UKIP challenge in by-election

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ROSSENDALE councillor Liz McInnes will fight a key by-election for Labour next month.

East Lancs engineer banned from driving after being caught almost twice the limit

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

1:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A maintenance engineer has been banned from driving for 17 months after being caught almost twice the limit.

East Lancs invitation to tea and cake for Macmillan

Lancashire Telegraph: Lally's Macmillan Coffee Morning

2:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

EAST Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting people to call in for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, as part of a national day of fundraising.

Glowing report for Burnley 'superschool' after spell in special measures

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BURNLEY ‘superschool’ which was put in special measures has been given a glowing report by inspectors.

East Lancs MPs show support for dementia campaign

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

1:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO East Lancashire MPs have backed a new initiative which aims to enhance the lives of people living with dementia in Rossendale.

Burnley ‘attack dog’ woman told to get alcohol-related help

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:45pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A DRUNK whose dog savaged a police officer was told by a judge to see her GP after she was back in court for another alcohol-fuelled offence.

East Lancs-based Crown Paints reports rise in profits to £19.3 million

Lancashire Telegraph: £500k spend for new paints plant in Darwen

1:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PROFITS at East Lancashire-based Crown Paints went up by £5million in the last financial year.

Big light goes back on at Towneley Hall

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:35pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ornate chandelier has been returned to take pride of place in the Great Hall at Towneley Hall – after it had a little accident.

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.

East Lancs postman caught stealing 'compare the market' 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.

Huge delays on M6 after crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:46pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS are reporting huge delays on the M6 this afternoon.

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.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and friends beg Scotland to vote ‘no’

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has teamed up with an ex-Coronation Street star and the mayor of Clitheroe to send a ‘love message to the people of Scotland’.

E-cigarettes set to be banned from taxis

Lancashire Telegraph: VAPERS: Save E-Cigs has launched a petition urging the Welsh Government to scrap plans to ban electronic cigarettes in public places

3:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SMOKING electronic cigarettes in taxis in the Ribble Valley could be banned under plans to be discussed today.

Council denies travellers sites will halt Burnley regeneration work

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COUNCIL bosses have denied claims that regeneration work in Burnley could grind to a halt over controversial potential sites for travellers.

East Lancs firm charged with ‘corporate manslaughter’ over death of crane driver

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

1:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CRANE hire firm has been charged with ‘corporate manslaughter’ over the death of a driver at Scout Moor wind farm three years ago.

Burnley couple escape house blaze with pet dogs

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A COUPLE and their two bull terriers had to escape their home when a fire started in the kitchen.

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