Lancashire TelegraphBlackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley news from the Lancashire Telegraph

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.


It's free and only takes a few seconds. Click here to go to the registration page.

Carl Fogarty swaps two wheels for four at Blackburn College opening

Lancashire Telegraph: Carl Fogarty

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SUPERBIKE champion Carl Fogarty swapped two wheels for four at the opening of a new multi-million pound Blackburn College building.

Rishton thugs jailed after attack on man

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO thugs attacked a man and left him with a smashed eye and temporarily half-blinded after turning up at the home of the ‘local drug dealer’ in the early hours, a court heard.

Tributes paid to Blackburn musician

Lancashire Telegraph: Christmas Bonanza Open Day at All Instruments

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Blackburn musician who played drums for Marty Wilde and went on to hit the charts with his own band in South Africa.

Barn fire in Rishton

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:56am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BARN packed with hay and straw bales went up in flames in Rishton on Friday night.

BAE graduate new face of TV campaign

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:59am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SAMLESBURY BAE Systems apprentice turned first-class graduate Michelle Hook is one of the faces of a major TV campaign to get young people to ‘earn as they learn’.

'Notorious' East Lancs cocaine kingpin's life of luxury

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 'NOTORIOUS' drug dealer was living a luxury lifestyle while peddling thousands of pounds of cocaine and cannabis.

Council gives permission for controversial Shadsworth hostel

Lancashire Telegraph: Elections 2014: Blackburn with Darwen

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

COUNCILLORS gave the green light for a controversial hostel in Blackburn to continue despite a warning neighbours were ‘living in fear’ of some of its residents.

Woman appears in court charged with murder of Blackburn man

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with the murder of Blackburn man Bilal Saddique.

Shock at East Lancs cot-death statistics

Lancashire Telegraph: ROCK-A-BYE: It is important that new parents are aware of guidelines for reducing the risk of cot death

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

East Lancashire has some of the highest rates of cot death in England.

Tributes paid to Blackburn Master Butcher

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Blackburn Master Butcher who has died at the age of 91.

Blackburn medics could fly to conflict zones

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL medics at the Royal Blackburn Hospital could soon be drafted into conflict zones around the world after offering their services to the Army reserve unit.

Police appeal after serious M65 accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an accident on the M65 Eastbound left a 5-year-old passenger with serious head injuries.

Man left with broken cheek after East Lancs hotel jukebox row

Lancashire Telegraph: Merseyside men on firearms charges

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A DRUNKEN attacker who left an HGV driver with a broken cheek after a row over a pub jukebox has been spared jail.

SPENDING CUTS: Two hundred Blackburn with Darwen council staff axed since 2010

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO hundred Blackburn with Darwen council workers have been made compulsorily redundant since 2010 because of spending cuts, it was revealed last night.

Five teens arrested after Accrington Stanley burglary

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following to break-ins at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

GCSE RESULTS: Passes from East Lancashire schools and colleges

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:11am Friday 22nd August 2014

SCHOOLS across East Lancashire were showing rises in the top grades for GCSE’s yesterday.

East Lancs RAF war hero killed in motorbike smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A WAR veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has died after his motorbike was involved in a head-on collision on a country road.

Lancashire Council of Mosques chairman: Beheading repulses Muslim community

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

EAST Lancashire political and community leaders believe the barbarism of the ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq is more likely to repulse than radicalise local young Muslims.

CCTV images released after Blackburn buildings vandalised

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a group of possible witnesses they would like to speak to after a number of buildings across Blackburn were daubed with graffiti.

East Lancs farmer's plea after sheep mauled to death

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

A FARMER has pleaded with walkers to keep their dogs on a lead after five of his sheep were mauled inside three weeks.

LET IT GO! Best man's hilarious 'Frozen' speech goes viral

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

A WEDDING video captured by an East Lancashire cameraman has gone viral after it attracted more than 50,000 hits on YouTube.

Leisure boss urges residents to attend Blackburn music festivals

Lancashire Telegraph: Ella Shaw won a public vote to start the Key 103 Live concert, ahead of performers including Olly Murs

12:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BOROUGH leisure boss Damian Talbot has urged residents to attend its two big music celebrations which kick off this weekend.

Owner’s £200,000 plan for the Blackburn pub he helped save

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A PUB that was on the brink of closure before being deemed a ‘community asset’ is looking to expand.

VIDEO: East Lancashire GCSE students collect results

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS across East Lancashire were finding out their GCSE results today.

MURDER PROBE: Blackburn man died of single stab wound, police reveal

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who died after suffering fatal injuries at a house in Blackburn was stabbed, murder probe police have confirmed.

Phenomenal range of attractions lined up for bank holiday in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

EAST Lancashire is braced for a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend with events staged throughout the three days.

Blackburn e-cigarette firm fuming over new EU rules

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BLACKBURN company Totally Wicked is mounting a legal challenge to proposed European Union restrictions on electronic cigarettes.

Blackburn school set to demolish old nursery

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN school is to demolish an old nursery to make way for a play area.

'FREE PALESTINE' painted on historic Blackburn landmarks

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have condemned a gang who painted ‘Free Palestine’ on historic Blackburn landmarks.

Accrington Stanley players’ boots stolen before game

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley have contacted police after thieves stole boots from several players – a day before a 4-0 defeat that saw them slip to the bottom of the Football League.

Campaigners win fight to reduce speed limits on Wilpshire roads

Lancashire Telegraph: 20mph speed limit to be introduced

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE speed limit on two Wilpshire ‘rat run’ roads is set to be lowered following a long running campaign.

LUCKY LYNDA: Blackburn bingo enthusiast wins dream holiday

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A LUCKY bingo enthusiast has won a dream holiday for two after winning a national competition through her local club.

Blackburn Mall spending up - but fewer visiting

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Mall

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

VISITOR numbers fell at Blackburn’s main town centre shopping hub last year - but bosses believe spending has gone up.

Complex £4million roadworks get underway in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

MAJOR works starting this week to improve one of Blackburn’s most complex road systems will be well worth any disruption, borough transport boss Maureen Bateson has promised.

Police renew plea for witnesses after Belmont crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE have renewed an appeal for witnesses to a crash in Belmont that left two women in hospital.

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A666 out of Darwen last night.

Blackburn bakery fury at rubbish tippers

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN bakery has called for greater help from the council after litterbugs dumped bags of rubbish outside their store.

East Lancs sex offender given curfew for moving home without telling police

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Smith is described as white, of skinny build, and around 6’ 1” tall

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MISSING sex offender who handed himself into police after an appeal on the Lancashire Telegraph website has been ordered to stay indoors at night.

‘Steely’ Blackburn landlady dies at 92

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an East Lancashire landlady, who died at the age of 92.

Stolen East Lancs puppy never found

Lancashire Telegraph: Zippy, two, Staffordshire bull terrier

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DRUNK sneak thief stole a treasured Staffordshire bull terrier puppy when he crept into an unlocked house in the middle of the night, a court heard.

East Lancs dogs become blood donors in national drive to boost supplies

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THEY say dogs are a man’s best friend – but they can be pretty kind to each other as well.

East Lancs politicians and faith leaders call for end to Gaza conflict

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLITICIANS and faith leaders have come together in both Blackburn and Burnley to call for peace in Gaza and around the world.

VIDEO: Watch moment large road sweeper collides with parked car in Blackburn - then drives off

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS is the moment a road sweeper collided with a car parked at the side of the road.

Migrant to be deported after Home Office immigration swoop in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Immigration officials have been questioning the couple

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man is to be deported after being found to be in the country illegally.

£1million boost for cancer care in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHARITY bosses have announced a new £1 million fund to boost cancer care in East Lancashire, in a bid to tackle some of the worst ‘death rates’ for the condition in England.

Criticism as rail travel looks to increase by 3.5%

Lancashire Telegraph: A train service bound for Leeds departs from Bradford Interchange

3:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

EAST Lancashire politicians and rail campaigners yesterday demanded better rolling stock and extra investment as train passengers were braced for fare increases of 3.5 to 4.5 per cent next year.

Community united in grief after shock Blackburn death

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:25pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOURNERS gathered at Jamia Ghosia Mosque in Chester Street, Audley, near Bilal Saddique’s family home, to offer up prayers yesterday.

Social media praised in Hyndburn dog return

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Graham Jones

4:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HYNDBURN’S MP Graham Jones praised the power of social media after the owner of a lost dog he was caring for came forward.

Acrington post office closes for major revamp

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:33pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ACCRINGTON Post Office will close for two weeks while it undergoes an extensive renovation.

Darwen community groups get Crown awards

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE than £4,000 has been handed out to three community groups in Darwen.

Your local newsYourTelegraph

Your Say Your Telegraph

Essential links


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree