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NHS pays out £2.5m to East Lancs private hospitals

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PRIVATE hospitals have received more than £2.5million for treating East Lancashire NHS patients since 2012, compared to just £83,000 in the previous two years.

Blackburn with Darwen under 7s will get a free school meal

Lancashire Telegraph: School meal.

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council has said it is ready to implement the Government’s new policy of free school meals to all primary school children up to age seven.

Blackburn burglary turns Eid joy to heartbreak

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of Asian heritage gold jewellery with huge sentimental value was stolen when burglars ransacked a home as the owners were celebrating Eid.

Former Man United boss David Moyes to face no action over Clitheroe wine bar assault claim

Lancashire Telegraph: GONE: David Moyes' departure provides proof that Manchester United are now no different to anyone else

3:41pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE investigating allegations former Manchester United boss David Moyes assaulted a man outside a Clitheroe bar have decided not to take any further action.

Blackburn widower to sue hospital for ‘negligence’ after wife’s death

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WIDOWER is to sue Royal Blackburn Hospital following the death of his wife.

Fundraiser in memory of tragic Nelson quad biker

Lancashire Telegraph: Scott Thompson

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TRIBUTE night has been arranged at a Burnley venue for a Nelson man who died in a quad biking accident in Australia earlier this year.

East Lancs windfarm opponents cheers as turbine lorry breaks down

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

VILLAGERS cheered as the first delivery of an 110-metre turbine to an East Lancashire windfarm was temporarily halted yesterday.

Armed Burnley heroin dealer jailed for 60 weeks

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CONVICTED heroin dealer caught during a police sting operation has been jailed for 60 weeks after being found with a knife.

East Lancs chef back at work after going head first through car window

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PUB chef returned to work just three days after a nasty crash on his bicycle left him lying unconscious in the road.

Hundreds of young Blackburn Rovers fans pack Ewood Park for fun day

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:16pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG Rovers fans got the chance to see their heroes up close as the first team trained at Ewood Park yesterday.

Blackburn man linked to Class A drugs factory jailed for five years

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:27am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN with links to a Blackburn drug packaging factory, where Class A substances worth £3,000 were discovered, has been jailed for nearly five years and eight months.

Road delays on M65 and A59 near Blackburn after accidents

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

There were delays this morning on the M65 and A59 after accidents.

‘Killer’ stun gun found in East Lancs after tip-off

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TASER gun with enough power to kill has been seized by police.

Man found covered in blood after attack on Blackburn street

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:24am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN was found covered in blood in a Blackburn street after being attacked.

Drink driver crashed after date from hell in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN got in her car and drove away after an internet date went horribly wrong.

Burnley teenage burglar jailed for four years after raid

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TEENAGE home raider who struck for a third time has been locked up four years after he committed his first break-in.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Lancashire Telegraph: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Microbrewer celebrates 10th year with Darwen themed ales

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DARWEN’S microbrewery has celebrated a special year by unveiling a number of locally inspired brews.

Caring Blackburn couple set up kinship group

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A COUPLE who took in their grandson have set up a support group to help other Lancashire ‘kinship’ carers.

Sister of terminally ill Accrington dad vows to help him make memories with son

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE sister of a terminally ill Accrington dad has vowed to help him make precious memories with his son.

Clitheroe taxi was unfit for passengers

Lancashire Telegraph: Heathrow Airport Taxis Morden, 02082543388, Morden Airport Cabs Taxi

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A TAXI driver was forced to take his vehicle off the road immediately because it was unfit to carry passengers.

‘Toxic’ drug mix killed young Rossendale dad

Lancashire Telegraph: Danger lurks: prescription pills can lead to addiction

3:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A ROSSENDALE dad with a history of drug abuse died after he consumed a ‘toxic combiniation’ of five substances, an inquest has heard.

MP shocked by number of E Lancs people unregistered for next election

Lancashire Telegraph: Ealing defends delay in declaring poll results

3:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THOUSANDS of unregistered voters are being urged to sign up in East Lancashire.

Anger over Colne centre pharmacy delays

Lancashire Telegraph: Lord Greaves

3:58pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ANGRY councillors are calling for answers after plans to open a pharmacy in Colne’s new health centre have been delayed.

Burnley solicitor up for national award

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FAMILY law solicitor has been shortlisted for a national award.

Burnley primary school back on track

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

3:45pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TEACHERS and pupils at a Burnley primary school have been given a great start to their holidays after being told they are back on track.

East Lancs sex case man cleared after two-week trial

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

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 53-year-old man has been cleared of a string of historical sex allegations after a two-week trial at Burnley Crown Court.

Convicted murderer found by police in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVICTED murderer who absconded from prison has been found and arrested in Blackburn.

Blackburn Tesco’s targeted in anti-Israel protest

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVOY of more than 40 vehicles which travelled from Blackburn to Bradford to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine has been hailed a success by organisers.

Thieves in cricket dressing room raid

Lancashire Telegraph: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CRICKET team fell foul of thieves as they took on a semi-final challenge.

New scheme will speed up adoption in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PEOPLE approved to adopt in Blackburn with Darwen will be allowed to trawl the National Adoption Register under a new scheme.

Former Blackburn teacher jailed for sexually assaulting pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE victim of a teacher who indecently assaulted three boys on school trips has criticised his three-year jail term as too ‘lenient’.

Drunk East Lancs woman knocked police officer's teeth out

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DRUNKEN woman is facing jail after she knocked out a police officer’s teeth as she tried to calm down a rowdy gang.

Support grows for lights on M65 at night after horror crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CALLS for an urgent review of the lighting on East Lancashire’s main motorway have increased after a fatal crash on Saturday.

Coal Clough wind turbine delivery delayed as vehicle breaks down

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DELIVERY of eight new wind turbines at Coal Clough Windfarm, near Burnley has been delayed after one of the vehicles carrying the components broke down.

Former East Lancs council worker overpaid herself by £12k

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FORMER Padiham Town Council clerk who overpaid herself £12,000 has been warned she could face jail.

Blackburn mum eyeing Miss Beauty UK crown

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A YUMMY mummy from Blackburn is vying to win a national beauty contest after wowing judges in an online competition.

Savage dog attacks its East Lancs foster carer

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:12am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN has been left using crutches after taking in a dog that was about to be put down.

East Lancs man who flashed at schoolgirls was 'sexually frustrated'

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man exposed himself to two young girls as they walked in a Clitheroe street.

Celebration and reflection as East Lancs Muslims mark Eid ul Fitr

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUSLIMS across East Lancashire donned their finest clothes and went out to begin their Eid ul Fitr celebrations yesterday.

Licences for East Lancashire fracking up for grabs

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE starting gun was yesterday fired on the licensing process that could bring fracking to East Lancashire residents doorsteps within five years.

Blackburn pupils handed Unicef’s highest award for work as global ambassadors

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCHOOL has received the highest award Unicef gives to young people for acting as community and global ambassadors.

Family and friends raise cash in memory of Darwen tragedy girl

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 30 people took part in a walk to raise awareness of suicide in young people.

Hot weather brings out Billington burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: Ged Mirfin

4:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS in Billington have been warned to be on their guard after a spate of burglaries at the weekend.

£1.2m reward for Hyndburn cost cutting

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

4:54pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HYNDBURN Council has been given the second half of a £2.5 million windfall for its work in cutting costs.

Pendle protesters’ joy after homes plan refused

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PLANS to build 29 homes on land off Long Ing Lane in Barnoldswick have suffered a severe blow after a scheme was rejected for the second time.

Rawtenstall veteran bids to cycle 100 miles

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A RETIRED lieutenant colonel is seeking a support corps as he aims to cycle 100 miles to fire up centenary commemorations for the start of the First World War in Rawtenstall.

Temperatures at Colne Health Centre reaching dangerous levels in heatwave, claim visitors

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PATIENTS at the new Colne Health Centre have raised concerns about the temperature of the building during the recent heatwave.

Blackburn artist wins place at prestigious London art school

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BLACKBURN student has been accepted on to her dream degree course at a prestigious London art school.

Burnley street looking blooming marvelous

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:34pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PARLIAMENT Street in Burnley is looking blooming lovely as wildflower seeds spread by the council earlier in the year have grown into a colourful wildflower meadow.

East Lancashire what's on

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