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UPDATE: Bomb squad called out as suspected Nazi WW2 shell found in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE bomb squad was called after a suspected unexploded shell was found at a building site.

Police helicopter and six police cars in major hunt for Pendle burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: LIFT OFF: A police helicopter demonstration took place at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station's open day. Buy picture, BCR401406_13, at

9:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

A HELICOPTER, six police cars and patrol dogs were involved in a major hunt for two burglars who broke into a shed in Pendle.

12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after Darwen Moors accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOUNTAIN bikers have been urged to take care on slippery gravel track on Darwen Moors after a 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital.

VIDEO: Watch moment banned driver filmed message during 60mph police chase

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BANNED driver being pursued by officers after being spotted on the motorway, videoed the last 33 seconds on his phone, saying his goodbyes to his love, with: “As you can see, I am being chased by police."

Hyndburn's first ‘doggy detective’ reports owner of fouling dog

Lancashire Telegraph: Dog waste bins are to be provided in Bold Venture and Olive Lane parks, following a request by Coun Simon Hugill

5:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HYNDBURN’S first ‘doggy detective’ has felt their first collar.

East Lancs politicians agree to look into single cost-saving authority

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Straw

5:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW campaign to give local government a distinct East Lancashire identity independent of the county council has been launched.

Lancashire ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for persecution of birds of prey

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

LANCASHIRE has been named as ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for the persecution of birds of prey and rare species.

Families in North West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FAMILIES in the North-West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs, new research reveals.

East Lancs cancer battler Sam Shaw passes another milestone on road to recovery

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRAVE East Lancashire cancer battler Sam Shaw has passed another milestone on his road to recovery.

East Lancs man headbutted ‘while he watched thunderstorm’ outside Asda

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MECHANIC watching a thunderstorm was headbutted by a man who got out of a taxi, walked over and attacked him, a court heard.

Hallowe’en warning to East Lancashire parents

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PARENTS in East Lancashire have been urged to accompany their children when they are out ‘trick or treating’ this Hallowe’en.

Forecasters predicting hottest Hallowe'en on record

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORECASTERS are predicting this Hallowe’en could be the hottest on record, with temperatures rising to 21 degrees in some areas.

Eight sets of twins causing headache at Burnley school

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

TEACHERS at a Burnley school could be forgiven for doing a double-take after four sets of identical twins enrolled to begin lessons.

POLICE APPEAL: Missing mother and child could be in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTHER and child who went missing from their home in Salford could be in Colne.

VIDEO: Blackburn Rovers stars meet fans at Ewood Park

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROVERS duo Ben Marshall and Jason Steele were on hand at the club’s half-term signing session at Ewood yesterday.

Hit-and-run lorry smashes into cars

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO cars may have to be written off after they were smashed into by a lorry which failed to stop.

East Lancs MP backs extremism banning orders

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson helps resolve safety concern

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EAST Lancashire MP Andrew Stephenson has backed Home Secretary Theresa May’s new strategy to tackle the rising threats of extremism.

Victims set to be given say in how offenders are dealt with

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VICTIMS are set to be given a say in how offenders are dealt with after Lancas-hire’s Police and Crime Commissioner unveiled final plans for the co-unty’s community remedy.

Blackburn WW1 servicemen memorial plaques laid in park

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMORIAL plaques remembering the thousands of Blackburn servicemen killed in the First World War have been laid in a park.

East Lancs breweries included as exports of British beer reach all-time high

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than a billion pints of British beer were pulled in a record number of countries last year, it has been revealed.

PICTURE GALLERY: Fans queue for hours to meet Clarets stars

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of Clarets fans queued around the block to meet their heroes.

Charity status aim for East Lancs homeless group

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SOCIAL enterprise launched to help the homeless in East Lancashire could soon become a bonafide charity.

Care nurse allowed to work after shouting at dementia patient

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

5:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse has been allowed to continue working after admitting she ‘let herself down’ by shouting at a dementia patient.

Royal visit honours Ribble Valley First World War fallen

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN ambitious scheme to plant oak trees in memory of the Ribble Valley’s First World War fallen will be topped off by a Royal visit next month.

Final call to have say on inequality

Lancashire Telegraph: The Dean of Blackburn, the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong

3:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CHAIR of Lancashire's independent Fairness Commission, Dean of Blackburn Christopher Armstrong, has made a last call for evidence before work starts on its report.

Views wanted on new Chorley travellers’ site

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to submit their comments on the proposed site for a gypsy and traveller site in the Chorley area.

Lancashire employees helped by £6.5million of training

Lancashire Telegraph: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ALMOST 1,000 employees in Lancashire have benefited from a £5.6m workforce training programme in just a month.

Ghostly tours at Hoghton Tower

Lancashire Telegraph: Hoghton Tower

3:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOSTLY evenings at Hoghton Tower take place tomorrow and on Saturday, and on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 at 7.15pm.

Taxi driver fined for knocking down man

Lancashire Telegraph: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TAXI driver who knocked down a pedestrian who had just used a bank machine in Haslingden has been fined £150 by magistrates.

Action to rectify problems at Rawtenstall school

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

3:05pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SENIOR leaders and governors at a Rawtenstall school are taking ‘effective action’ to tackle the areas requiring improvement, Ofsted inspectors have found.

Ramsbottom green waste scheme delight

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN IAN BEVAN

3:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has welcomed changes to planning policy that advises developers seeking to build waste facilities to look at brownfield sites before considering applying for permission for green belt areas.

Lancashire songbird sanctuary finalist for award

Lancashire Telegraph: The threatened Pennine finch, also known as a twite

2:55pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PROJECT which has created more habitats for Burnley’s favourite songbird and established rural mountain bike trails has been shortlisted for a major award.

Youngsters invited to Burnley Bonfire Night celebrations

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG PEOPLE are being invited to an evening of food, music and other fun activities in Burnley to celebrate Bonfire Night.

Burnley Knowledge Quarter site sold for scrap

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DECISION has been made which could lead to the sale of a portion of land within Burnley’s Knowledge Quarter for the possible expansion of a scrap metal business.

Motorist cleared of taking car involved in crash outside Rossendale care home

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTORIST has been cleared of taking a car which was involved in a crash outside a Rossendale care home.

Ofsted inspectors rate Burnley nursery 'outstanding'

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TOP leadership, high quality teaching and meticulous care secure excellent achievement for all children at a Burnley nursery, Ofsted has found.

Major recruitment campaign as East Lancs hospitals employ ‘more nurses than ever before’

Lancashire Telegraph: SUPPORT: A dedicated cancer nurse will be on hand to answer question from cancer patients no matter how small.

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAJOR recruitment campaign has ensured the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals are now employing ‘more nurses than ever before’.

Neglected East Lancs child lived in filthy home - with flies swarming around rotting food

Lancashire Telegraph: child

10:09am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A LITTLE girl lived in horrific squalor with her single mother in a filthy and stinking house in East Lancashire, where the cupboards were bare, a court heard.

Work starts on new £4.8m Blackburn link road

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PREPARATIONS for a £4.8million link road scheme to speed traffic in and out of Blackburn are well under way for a New Year start to the main works.

UPDATE: Wanted sex offender hands himself in at Blackburn Police Station

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A REGISTERED sex offender who went missing has handed himself in at Blackburn Police Station.

Jedward join Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Blackburn lights switch-on

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TURTLE power is set to take over Blackburn town centre next month.

Plea to help keep adopted Lancashire siblings together

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNTY chiefs have appealed for prospective adopters to help keep brothers and sisters together by taking in more than one child.

Lots of spooky activities on offer for East Lancashire Hallowe'en fans

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:23pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HALLOWE’EN fans looking to take part in some spooky activities in East Lancashire this week won’t be left at a ‘dead end’.

Lancashire firefighters walking out again in ongoing dispute

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:44pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Lancashire will be walking out again as part of an ongoing dispute.

Fury over Pendle wind turbine plans

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A ROW is brewing over two controversial wind turbine bids at either end of Pendle – with views from some of the borough’s most historic buildings and countryside potentially compromised.

East Lancs amphetamine dealer walks free from court day after becoming father

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

2:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN amphetamine dealer who kept his £660 stash in his then-partner’s freezer, walked free from court the day after becoming a dad.

Asbestos linked to lung cancer death of former Burnley youth goalkeeper

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FORMER England Schoolboys and Burnley youth team goalkeeper died after years working near asbestos, a coroner has ruled.

New Burnley high school’s oversubscribed hope

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE team behind Burnley’s newest high school threw open their doors as they hosted their first-ever Founder’s Day.

Travellers set up camp on road next to council offices in Bacup

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:16am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAVELLERS have set up camp on a highway next to council offices in Bacup.

VIDEO: East Lancs singer-songwriter takes on iTunes with debut single

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:14am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN UP-AND-COMING singer-songwriter is set to release her debut single.

East Lancashire what's on

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Telly hit man’s musical nostalgia (link) 2:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

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