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Blackburn shopkeeper dies aged 25 - four years after family gunned down in Pakistan

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SHOPKEEPER whose parents and sister were gunned down in a Pakistani graveyard has died less than a week after his 25th birthday.

East Lancs medical staff set to stage mass walkout

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

2:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PARAMEDICS, technicians and midwives are planning to take strike action in a row over pay.

UPDATE: Two taken to hospital after car flipped onto roof in Ribchester

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE air ambulance landed in Ribchester this morning after a car crashed in Stonygate Lane.

Blackburn and Darwen streets turned into 1970s Belfast for new action film

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLACKBURN and Darwen are set to hit the silver screen in a new action film slated for release later this month.

One in five East Lancashire toddlers have decaying teeth

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ONE in five three-year-olds in Blackburn suffers from tooth decay according to new report on children’s oral health.

Homeless East Lancs man £180 better off after day in court

Lancashire Telegraph: Homeless Young Man Sleeping (9343230)

3:07pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HOMELESS man who claimed hunger had driven him to steal was punished by a night in a warm police cell and walked out of court £180 better off.

Woman knocked unconscious after serious assault outside Oswaldtwistle pub

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A COUPLE were seriously assaulted in an attack outside the Black Dog pub in Union Road, Oswadtwistle.

Special Blackburn fair to help jobhunters into work

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLACKBURN Jobcentre is holding a special event next week to help over-50s get into work.

Ban on smoking in all Lancashire play areas

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:36pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council’s health boss Azhar Ali has authorised an extension of its ‘Smokefree Play’ scheme.

Success as East Lancashire sports firm sales top £4.9m

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN East Lancashire sports firm that supplies some of the world’s top athletes has announced a hike in sales.

East Lancashire MEP calls for an end to ISIS ‘barbarity’

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:36pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

NORTH West MEP and vice chair of the European Parliament Security and Defence Committee, Afzal Khan MEP, has called for an end to ISIS ‘barbarity’.

Burnley thief jumped into canal to escape security officer - then swam straight to police

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:08pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A THIEF who told a shop security officer he had a knife, made off and dived into a canal to escape – but swam into the arms of the law, a court heard.

Troubled Polish son hanged himself a year after moving to East Lancashire

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

10:20am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A POLISH man took his own life less than a year after moving to East Lancashire, an inquest heard.

East Lancs crook jailed for suspended sentence breach

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CROOK spared jail for trying to get rid of a dealer's car containing heroin with a potential street value of £170,000 has been locked up after intending to supply cannabis.

Dozens to protest Burnley travellers’ sites bid

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:17am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOZENS of protesters are expected at a Burnley council meeting tonight to hand over a petition outlining their opposition to three proposed travellers’ sites.

Police appeal after teen exposes himself at Blackburn bus stop

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man and woman witnessed a teenager exposing himself at a bus stop in Blackburn.

East Lancs gym owner and dad dies suddenly - aged 50

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:36am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GYM owner has died suddenly at home aged 50.

Blackburn ‘eyesore’ Jaguar garage set for new look

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:31am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Jaguar dealership which has become an ‘eyesore’ after being closed for years is being lined up to be brought back into use.

Former Clarets star selling second hand luxury cars

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Burnley footballer who was forced to retire due to illness has found a new direction in life – selling second hand luxury cars.

£100,000 boost to make Oswaldtwistle refurbishment a reality

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AMBITIOUS plans for an Oswaldtwistle park have been revealed.

Blackburn landmark hit by vandals may be renovated by Lottery funding

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK has started on a National Lottery cash bid that could see hundreds of thousands of pounds spent on refurbishing the historic conservatory in Blackburn’s Corporation Park.

Accrington benefits cheat received disability allowance after moving to Spain

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

3:12pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN Accrington pensioner continued to receive disability living allowance for six years after she moved to Spain for health reasons.

Disabled Blackburn car park attendant loses battle with church bosses to keep business open

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DISABLED car park attendant has lost his battle with church bosses to keep his business open.

‘Stray dog’ fines will only be for repeat offenders

Lancashire Telegraph: A stray dog

2:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOG owners who persistently allow their animals to stray will be fined £100 – but not first-time offenders, following widespread concerns.

YOU'RE HIRED: Apprentices land BAE jobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than 150 young people have started their careers at the Lancashire bases of defence giant BAE Systems.

East Lancs MEP calls for more involvement in Middle East peace process

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

NORTH West MEP and Member of the European Foreign Affairs Committee, Afzal Khan MEP, has urged the EU to get more involved in the Middle East peace process.

School-age report makes ‘scary reading’ for East Lancs MEP

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A REPORT showing half of children are not ready for school at the age of five makes ‘scary’ reading, according to an East Lancashire MEP.

Fire crews called after TV starts Padiham house blaze

Lancashire Telegraph: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

12:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIRE crews were called to put out a blaze in Padiham after a television overheated.

Treat for Dr Who fans at Blackburn Empire

Lancashire Telegraph: My Dalek Has A Puncture

12:15pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EAST Lancashire Doctor Who fans can see one of the stars of BBC One’s cult science fiction series in their local dimension next week.

Council urged to back bid to refurbish historic Clitheroe monument

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GROUP behind a project to refurbish a pinnacle from the Houses of Parliament has urged the council to get behind its bid.

West End is coming to Darwen!

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DARWEN is to get its own direct link to the West End when some of the top shows are broadcast live to a town centre theatre.

Artists open doors as part of Rossendale Art Trail

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than 20 artists will open the doors of their studios and homes this weekend to give people a chance to view their work as part of the Rossendale Art Trail.

Burnley staff rallying round to help charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:58pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DENIM-clad workers weren’t looking blue when they raised money in support of an 11-year-old girl with a developmental condition.

New leader for East Lancashire Catholics

Lancashire Telegraph: STARTING WORK: Pope Francis places flowers on the alter inside St Mary Major Basilica, in Rome

12:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EAST Lancashire’s Roman Catholics have a new leader.

Young Pendle Tory wins ‘Conservative Party Oscar’

Lancashire Telegraph: Lyle Davy, 18, wins Barnoldswick's Coates ward for the Conservatives

12:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BARNOLDSWICK councillor Lyle Davy has won a national award at a ceremony dubbed ‘the Conservative Oscars’ for his election win in Coates ward in May this year.

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.

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