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Blackburn road delays ‘set to ease’ before Christmas rush

Lancashire Telegraph: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

9:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BLACKBURN’S roadworks misery is set to ease before the Christmas shopping rush.

1 in 3 East Lancashire children ‘live in poverty’

Lancashire Telegraph: The number of children living in poverty is set to rise by 41 per cent over the next six years, according to Save The Childen

9:41am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE in three youngsters in Blackburn and Burnley are living in poverty, according to new research.

VOTE FOR SHARNI: East Lancs beauty in Miss England contest

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN East Lancashire woman who won a ‘bonny baby’ competition as a toddler is now hoping to become Miss England.

Former Blackburn police inspector vows to take legal action after string of sexual assault allegations

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER police inspector who was cleared of a string of sexual assault allegations has vowed to take legal action against the police and Crown Prosecution Service.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp's East Lancs mum feels sense of justice

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE East Lancashire mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, has said his five-year jail sentence represents justice.

Online ‘trolls’ facing prison

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PROPOSALS to introduce new laws meaning internet trolls will face up to two years in jail have been welcomed in East Lancashire.

Warning after spate of East Lancashire break-ins and car raids

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

OFFICERS in East Lancashire are reminding residents to be vigilant after a spate of break-ins and thefts from vehicles.

Halibut all round at Blackburn restaurant as 45kg fish lands

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN restaurant is serving up a culinary treat for its customers after buying a 45kg halibut.

Police appeal after sex attack on 13-year-old East Lancs girl

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl was sexually assaulted in Great Harwood.

Alcoholic East Lancs pensioner left neighbours in fear with death threats and abuse

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PENSIONER terrorised his next-door-neighbours after waging a campaign of repeated death threats and abuse, a court heard.

Burnley ‘miracle’ fighter loses last battle to cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Burnley councillor and well-known community figure after she lost a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 58.

East Lancashire firm gears up to build Olympic-sized velodrome

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CYCLING parts manufacturer with plans to build a £2.5million velodrome has announced it will now be Olympic sized.

Former East Lancs nurse who looked at child porn blamed behaviour on alcohol

Lancashire Telegraph: Pervert jailed for stash of child-porn pictures

9:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN ex-nurse who looked at internet child porn for 18 months, blamed his perverted behaviour on drink, a court was told.

TV entrepreneur leading £494m consortium bid for East Lancashire firm

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TV entrepreneur has confirmed he is taking back the reins of a £494m East Lancashire private sector business.

VIDEO: Reece Bibby's dad rubbishes X Factor exit rumours

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TABLOID rumours that Reece Bibby could be axed from eight-member boy band Stereo Kicks have been branded ‘utter rubbish’.

Blackburn snapchat artist becomes internet sensation

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:37am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN man has become an internet sensation after his creative Snapchat drawings gained him hundreds of followers from all over the world.

Accrington teen faces jail for headbutting university student outside takeaway

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGER who left a university student seriously injured after headbutting him outside an Accrington takeaway, could be facing jail.

Thirsty Clarets supporters drink new Turf Moor Fanzone dry

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

9:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW Clarets Fanzone proved so popular with matchday punters it sold out of beer in just two-and- a-half hours.

Mother of three takes on inaugural position at Blackburn university

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STUDENTS in Blackburn have elected a full-time students’ union president for the first time in the university’s history.

Brierfield bird feeder attracts very exotic visitor

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHEN David Lewis installed a bird feeder in his garden, an exotic Indian parakeet was the last thing he expected to see visiting it.

'This is your Life' party honours East Lancs firefighter for 30 years service

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FIREFIGHTER was astonished to find a training session turn into a surprise bash to mark his 30 years of service.

East Lancs MP slams 15p charge to call police

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has slammed phone charges to the police non-emergency number.

‘Psychotic’ Burnley crash driver said he was ‘escaping monsters’

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DRIVER who crashed into three cars while suffering a ‘psychotic episode’ left his van door on the bonnet of another after it was ripped off with the ferocity of the impact.

Plans go in for three 74-metre turbines near Hoddlesden

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

2:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THREE 74-metre tall wind turbines could be erected on land near Hoddlesden after a planning application was submitted.

Victory for Barrowford residents over ‘danger’ road

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COMMUNITY campaigners are celebrating a victory after convincing County Hall bosses to slash the speed limit on a ‘danger’ road.

Illness forces Ribble Valley headteacher to take break from work

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley headteacher is taking a break from work due to illness.

Banned Blackburn diabetic drove to get insulin

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD diabetic risked driving despite being banned when he ran out of insulin and needles.

Darwen teenager bricked police car window to get himself locked up

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGER put a brick through the windscreen of a police car to get himself locked up.

East Lancs drug dealer caught with £800 of cannabis

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY PLEA: Imran Ali admitted possessing 1.5 grammes of cannabis.

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CANNABIS dealer found to have £800 of drugs – much of it in 68 bags ready to sell – walked free from court.

44-year-old Nelson man on historical sex charges

Lancashire Telegraph: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

12:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 44-year-old man appeared at Burnley Crown Court, accused of historical sexual allegations.

Blackburn charity providing 100 hot dinners every week

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN charity that delivers hot meals to people in need is going from strength to strength.

Anniversary time capsule project will create memories for future generations

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUTCH theatre group is set to work with young people for a special one-off project in the Forest of Bowland.

£1m on free school plans an ‘utter waste’

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

2:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN East Lancashire teaching union rep has criticised the government for spending £1m on proposals for free schools that never opened.

New school included in bid to build 520 Ribble Valley homes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW primary school could be built in Longridge if a plan for 520 homes is approved at the same time.

Rossendale pupils find crafty way to honour WW1 centenary

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FABRIC poppies handmade by children to commemorate the centenary of the First World War have been flying off the shelves.

No incidents caused by 999 crews’ overtime ban

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

1:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AMBULANCE chiefs said there were no ‘adverse incidents’ in East Lancashire due to crews refusing to take on overtime shifts last week as part of a national pay dispute.

East Lancs pair appear in court after police chase

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

1:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man and a teenager have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged in connection with an incident in July in which police vehicles were rammed several times during a pursuit which started in Burnley and ended in Clayton-le-Moors.

Nelson drug dealer is bailed

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HARD drugs dealer could end up behind bars after admitting a string of offences at Burnley Crown Court.

59-year-old Padiham man charged with historical sexual allegations

Lancashire Telegraph: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 59-year-old man has appeared before Burnley Crown Court, charged with a total of 20 historical sexual allegations against two girls.

Colne Muni panto shaping up to be a real Beauty!

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TIMELESS magic is being sprinkled over Colne, as the Muni presents The Sleeping Beauty pantomime.

BE VIGILANT: Blackburn children treated for meningitis

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:25pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH chiefs have urgent parents to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after two Blackburn nursery children were taken to hospital with signs of the infection.

Burglars make off with designer watches after smashing into East Lancs jewellery shop

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BURGLARS armed with a wrench smashed their way into a jewellery shop before making off with designer watches.

DIY DETECTIVE: East Lancs tool theft victim confronts eBay criminal on doorstep

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CROOK selling a haul of stolen power tools on eBay was caught after the victim bought some of them and turned up at his door to collect them – with the police.

Car flipped onto roof in M65 accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR is reported to be on its roof following an incident on the M65.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OSCAR Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

‘Death trap’ Blackburn YMCA to be demolished

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans to knock down the Edinburgh House YMCA in Clarence Street, Shear Brow.

East Lancs has ‘adequate support’ for drug addicts

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DRUGS’ charity said there is ‘no need’ to increase support for drug addicts in East Lancashire, despite official statistics showing death rates for the misuse of drugs have doubled in Burnley and Hyndburn since 2005.

Burnley 'fighting dog' spared death sentence by judge

Lancashire Telegraph: A pitbull seized as part of a police operation against dangerous dogs

2:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A “FIGHTING dog” seen by police being walked unmuzzled by a convicted Burnley drug dealer has escaped a death sentence after its owner, his sister, promised to leave the house they shared.

Police probing cyber-bullying at a Ramsbottom high school

Lancashire Telegraph: CYBER BULLYING: The internet is a force for good but, sadly, can also be a breeding ground for bullies Picture posed by model

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A STRING of ‘obscene and offensive’ social media messages were sent to students at a Ramsbottom high school – allegedly by a fellow pupil.

Mourners gather in pink for tragic Oswaldtwistle baby's funeral

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE shattered family of tragic Oswaldtwistle baby Ava-Jai McInerney said their final farewells yesterday.

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