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VIDEO: Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Blackburn this morning.

Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

Convicted Blackburn rapist disappeared without notifying police of his whereabouts

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CONVICTED rapist failed to register his address with police after being released from a prison sentence imposed for another offence.

How safe are you in Blackburn town centre?

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESEARCHERS are asking how safe people in Blackburn are when shopping, studying and spending leisure time in the town centre.

Great Harwood dad-of-three jailed after brutal attack on mother of children

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A DRUNK father of three who carried out a brutal, sustained attack on the petrified mother of his children, has been locked up for a year.

Lancashire bus pass price hike may be reviewed

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:33pm Friday 31st October 2014

MINISTERS said they may reconsider rules around school transport after Ribble Valley’s MP claimed new charges imposed by Lancashire County Council were ‘discriminatory’.

Witnesses plea after cyclist found unconscious loses memory of accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CYCLIST found unconscious after falling from his bike suffered head injuries so severe he can no longer remember the incident.

Lancashire firefighters urging residents to 'stay safe and stick to organised firework displays'

Lancashire Telegraph: Five Valleys fireworks (12000317)

2:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

LANCASHIRE’S firefighters are encouraging people to stay safe during the Bonfire Night period by attending a properly organised bonfire party.

Ebola plans in place at East Lancs hospitals

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

2:13pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEALTH boss Kevin McGee said the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals know ‘exactly what to do’ in the event of an ebola outbreak.

Soldier pull-out welcomed by mother of soldier killed in Afghanistan

Lancashire Telegraph: Sergeant Gareth Thursby

2:04pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE mother of a soldier shot dead in Afghanistan has welcomed the news that the last British combat troops have been pulled out of the country — so more soldiers do not have to die.

Blackburn youngsters call for plain packaging on cigarettes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Friday 31st October 2014

TEENAGERS from Blackburn with Darwen have called for the Government to follow through with a ban on ‘glitzy’ packaging for cigarettes.

Britain experiences warmest Hallowe'en on record

Lancashire Telegraph: Sales Manager Stuart Gibson, from KJ Curson Growers in Upwell Cambridgeshire looks over a field of pumpkins before they are harvested for halloween, the farm will grow and sell over a million pumpkins over the season. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date

12:56pm Friday 31st October 2014

Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record.

£2.2m for extra beds at East Lancashire's hospitals

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

EAST Lancashire’s hospitals will receive an extra £2.2 million to help cope with an expected surge of urgent and emergency patients this winter.

Armed raid terror for East Lancashire IT firm’s staff

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:01am Friday 31st October 2014

AN armed gang brandishing knives and metal bars threatened terrified staff at an East Lancashire IT retail firm before making off with two pallets full of goods.

SPOOKY: Darwen pub leads way in frightening Hallowe’en celebrations

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:59am Friday 31st October 2014

IT’S set to be a ‘frightening’ Friday in East Lancashire, with ghoulish goings-on across the country to mark Hallowe’en.

Eight charged after £108k Blackburn gem thefts

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:43am Friday 31st October 2014

SEVEN men and a teenage boy have appeared before the courts charged in connection with a spate of burglaries.

East Lancs man banned from driving after crashing car into tree

Lancashire Telegraph: Don't drink and drive

9:47am Friday 31st October 2014

AN account manager from Clitheroe who crashed his car into a tree after flying in to Stansted Airport in Essex has been banned from driving and fined.

Hoddlesden pub landlord steps down in cancer battle

Lancashire Telegraph: Beer Festival

3:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

A HODDLESDEN pub, which underwent a £100,000 refurbishment earlier this year, is to change hands as its landlord battles cancer.

Blackburn and Burnley students sample the Army life

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

FORTY college students got a taste of Army life during an action-packed day at Weeton Barracks.

1,712 troubled families ‘now have better future’ in Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: TROUBLED FAMILIES: Criminality, school truancy and unemployment are among the problems faced by troubled families

2:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE lives of 1,721 troubled families in Lancashire have been turned around, according to the latest government figures.

Firefighters condemn Government ministers' ‘hypocrisy’

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have condemned the ‘hypocrisy’ of Government ministers in their row over pensions.

East Lancs company hopeful of winning lucrative Middle East contracts

Lancashire Telegraph: The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building

1:37pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN award-winning firm will shine a light on the Middle East market in the hope of winning more contracts.

Handed-in knives to be melted down and turned into memorial for victims

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:09am Friday 31st October 2014

MORE than 900 knives which were handed into police as part of an amnesty across East Lancashire will be melted down and turned into a sculpture.

Free gifts as new fragrance shop to open in Blackburn mall

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Mall

10:06am Friday 31st October 2014

SHOPPERS will be in for a sweet treat when new retailer, The Fragrance Shop, opens its doors in The Mall Blackburn on Saturday, November 8.

’Part mortgage, part rent’ scheme opens up Ribble Valley property market

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW three-bedroom home in the picturesque Ribble Valley for less than £70,000 might sound far-fetched, but that is exactly what is up for grabs thanks to a new shared ownership scheme.

Blackburn jewellers in £2,800 boost for hospice

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:34pm Friday 31st October 2014

BLACKBURN’S Peter Jackson the jeweller’s store has raised £2,800 for Chorley’s Derian House children’s hospice.

East Lancs women hoping to smash pain barrier for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:22pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TEAM of East Lancashire women, led by the wife of the ex-Lancashire cricketer Gary Keedy, are hoping to smash the pain barrier to raise vital funds for charity.

Simonstone school gets second ‘good’ Ofsted verdict

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

A PRIMARY school in Simonstone has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted for the second successive time.

Deadline looms for East Lancs entrepreneurs to secure place on business programme

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

2:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

TIME is running out for East Lancashire entrepreneurs to secure a place on a fully funded university business growth programme, which is boosting turnover and profits for participating firms.

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa bids for honour

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE cream of the county’s tourism businesses are counting down to the prestigious Lancashire Tourism Awards.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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