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Great Harwood horses taken into the care of RSPCA

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

HORSES were taken away from land in Great Harwood over concerns for their welfare.

Firefighters in Blackburn warn about prank calls

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are urging parents to warn their children about the dangers of prank calls.

Cars torched at Darwen scrapyard

9:14am Saturday 19th April 2014

DOZENS of firefighters were called out when 29 cars at a scrapyard were set on fire.

Husband tried to drown Blackburn wife on honeymoon after arranged marriage

Lancashire Telegraph: Gulnawaz Khan

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A BRIDE has told how she was beaten up by her husband on her wedding day after entering an arranged marriage.

Meeting planned for hospital users in East Lancashire

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A MEETING has been organised to hear the experiences and views of people who have used services at East Lancashire’s over the last 12 months.

Hyndburn MP accuses Government over Royal Mail sell off

9:46am Saturday 19th April 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has accused the government of ‘short changing’ the public by privatising the Royal Mail.

Historic visit by Queen to Blackburn a huge success

Lancashire Telegraph: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CHEERS and bells rang out across Blackburn town centre to welcome the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for one of the most important royal occasions of the year.

Damning report on East Lancs care home with ‘strong smell of urine’

Lancashire Telegraph: Lake View Nursing Home

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CARERS at a nursing home raised concerns about its low staffing levels and ‘lack of care’.

Masked intruder points 'gun' at East Lancs school staff and pupils

Lancashire Telegraph: Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN intruder wearing a ski mask burst into a school pointing a ‘gun’ at staff and pupils, demanding cash and mobile phones.

Blackburn man ran up £600 online gambling debts using mum's credit card

Lancashire Telegraph: computer-hand-mouse-fp.jpg

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SON who used his mother’s debit card to fund his on-line gambling addiction was initially forgiven, a court heard.

East Lancs knifeman jailed for 16 months

Lancashire Telegraph: MAX BANCROFT

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A KNIFEMAN who made terrifying doorstep threats ‘standing up for’ his cousin while on licence, has been jailed for 16 months.

East Lancashire hospital chiefs' fear at staffing levels

Lancashire Telegraph: Hospital staff continue to work under pressure, say the union

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

UNION chiefs remain concerned about staffing levels at East Lancashire’s hospitals, despite a recent recruitment drive for consultants and nurses.

Protect pets from poison, warns RSPCA

Lancashire Telegraph: Household items can damage precious pets

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE number of complaints about animals being poisoned in Lancashire rose by almost 50 per cent in 12 months, according to new RSPCA figures.

89 per cent of Lancashire parents get chosen school

Lancashire Telegraph: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

NINE out of 10 parents in Lancashire got their first choice primary school, despite high pupil numbers.

Queen in Blackburn: A day for all to remember

Lancashire Telegraph: Thousands turned out in Blackburn waving Union flags. Left, the Queen inside the cathedral

12:23pm Friday 18th April 2014

MEMORIES – that was the word on everyone’s lips as you squeezed through the throng in Church Street yesterday.

Friends concerned over missing East Lancs man

Lancashire Telegraph: Trevor Whitehead

12:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

LONG-standing friends of a missing Accrington man have spoken of their concern for a ‘lovely man’ as the search entered its second week.

Trail of destruction left by speeding East Lancs driver

Lancashire Telegraph: A car pushed into a lamp post

12:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SPEEDING driver who smashed into another vehicle, leaving it embedded into a wall, ran off and then lied to the police, has been jailed for six months.

East Lancs farmer horrified after finding ‘gruesomely’ savaged sheep

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancs farmer horrified after finding ‘gruesomely’ savaged sheep

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FARMER has appealed for dog owners to keep their pets on leads near livestock after finding one of her sheep ‘gruesomely’ savaged by a dog.

Hot cross bun sales reach record levels in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Classic hot cross bun recipe by Bexleyheath bakery Cocoa and Heart

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WORKERS at an East Lancashire bakery will be ready for a well-earned rest this Easter after sales of hot cross buns reached record levels.

East Lancs solicitor struck off after £400k fraud

Lancashire Telegraph: Kimberley Bridge

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BURNLEY solicitor has been struck off after a tribunal found she misused more than £400,000 of her clients’ money to prop up her struggling firm.

Live VIDEO: Queen in Blackburn for Maundy Thursday service

Lancashire Telegraph: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

9:04am Thursday 17th April 2014

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Blackburn today as the Queen arrived for the traditional Maundy Thursday service.

Easter fun for all the family in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Painting eggs is just one of the fun things on offer over Easter

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SEVERAL Easter events are planned for East Lancashire this bank holiday weekend.

East Lancs mum left ‘traumatised’ after waking up moments before operation

Lancashire Telegraph: Alexandra Bythell, 36, came round minutes before surgery to remove her appendix at Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MOTHER who was left ‘traumatised’ when she woke up on an operating table has won compensation from the hospital.

East Lancs taxi drivers face ‘scrap car’ threat

Lancashire Telegraph: taxi-limit.jpg

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXI drivers in Hyndburn will be forced to scrap cars that don’t meet emissions targets, it was revealed.

Red moon rises over East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: The ‘blood moon’ captured by Andy Bellard

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SKYWATCHERS across East Lancashire caught a rare celestial show on Tuesday night.

Man airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital after motorbike crash

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PENSIONER has been air lifted to hospital after losing control of his motor bike in Rishton this morning.

Booze kills 149 people in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: MINE’S A PINT: Canada has had a minimum price per unit of alcohol for decades and the UK is being urged to follow suit

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALCOHOL cost the lives of 149 people in four East Lancashire boroughs over two years – and left taxpayers with an annual bill of around £122 million.

Darwen firm hit by arson attack before opening

Lancashire Telegraph: The blaze at the former East Lancashire Warehousing building

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A DARWEN company preparing to open to the public tomorrow suffered a setback after being hit by an arson attack.

£50 reward for Hyndburn 'pooper snoopers'

Lancashire Telegraph: BIN IT: Reader Alan Grubb refers to people not picking up dog waste bags, not dog mess itself.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

REWARDS of £50 are being offered to ‘dog detectives’ who catch irresponsible owners not clearing up their pet’s mess.

UK's first 'instant' homes assembled on Blackburn street

Lancashire Telegraph: UK's first 'instant' homes assembled on Blackburn street

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE UK’s first ‘instant’ homes have been put together in a Blackburn street, officially launching a project being touted as ‘the solution to the housing crisis’.

VIDEO: East Lancs knifeman jailed after £30k travel agent raids

Lancashire Telegraph: Jason Thompson has been jailed

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ex-care home worker who carried out a £30,000 string of terrifying knifepoint raids at travel agencies after he was sacked has been jailed for eight years.

East Lancs couple tell of agony after double baby death

Lancashire Telegraph: Laura Gray and Jordan Monaghan with their son Logan

9:27am Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUPLE already grieving the loss of a baby have told of their devastation after ‘failing to get any answers’ about the sudden death of their 21-month-old son.

Repairs plan to save Burnley Elizabethan building

Lancashire Telegraph: Spenser House as it is today

4:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

REPAIRS have been proposed to help preserve the internal fabric of one of Burnley’s oldest and most significant buildings.

‘Your views are vital’, says chief hospital watchdog

Lancashire Telegraph: Be alert to the symptoms of lung cancer

3:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE chief hospital watchdog for England has urged people to attend two public events as he prepares to bring a team of 50 inspectors to the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General.

Darwen guides and sport clubs in £4,000 grants boost

Lancashire Telegraph: Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project

5:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MORE than £4,000 is to be handed out to local groups in the latest round of Crown Paints and Darwen Town Council Community Awards.

Blackburn boy hikes eight miles for mayor’s appeal

Lancashire Telegraph: Danyall Sidik is joined by his cousin, Mayor Salim Mulla, Mayoress Fatima Mulla and friends and family

5:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NINE-year-old boy, inspired by a poorly relative, walked eight miles from Darwen to Blackburn in aid of the mayor’s kidney appeal.

Judge exonerates Blackburn hospital staff as historic bid for compensation is rejected

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A HOSPITAL medic at the centre of a multi-million compensation claim over a child’s tragic birth injuries 32 years ago has been exonerated by a top judge.

Big expansion plans for Darwen-based WEC

Lancashire Telegraph: WEC continues to grow

4:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ever-expanding East Lancashire metal fabrication firm is set to expand with a new 120,000sq ft plant.

Royal Maundy Service takes place at special event

Lancashire Telegraph: Ian Fowler, front, and the bellringers in the tower of Blackburn Cathedral

4:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BLACKBURN Cathedral’s bells heralded the arrival of the Queen and Prince Philip for today’s Royal Maundy Service.

Langho pub marks £6k milestone for ex-services charity

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, Mayor Richard Sherras, Malcolm Smith, Mayoress Lyn Pate,  and Andy Matthews, and Michelle Pointez, front, with the painting

4:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A RIBBLE Valley pub which is popular with ex-servicemen has been rewarded for its fund raising efforts for an armed forces charity.

Lancashrie wildlife lovers hop to it for survey

Lancashire Telegraph: A grey squirrel

4:21pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE world’s biggest wildlife survey has reported a chorus of frogs hopping around in Lancashire gardens – but our native squirrels are in the red.

Ribble Valley diabetes group bids to extend

Lancashire Telegraph: IN THE PICTURE: Hywel Dda Health Board has won an X-PERT Health for its patient education sessions which help county residents living with diabetes.

4:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A DIABETES support group could be revived after almost a decade.

East Lancs golfers teeing off for cerebral palsy sufferer

Lancashire Telegraph: Jamie Jordan and his mum Anita prepare for the fundraising ‘golfathon’

4:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

GOLFERS will be clubbing together to help fund part of a new wheelchair for a 17-year-old with cerebral palsy.

Health Minister’s praise for the work of East Lancs charity

Lancashire Telegraph: Jane Ellison, centre, with volunteers and supporters in Towneley Park

3:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PUBLIC health minister Jane Ellison paid a visit to East Lancashire yesterday and heaped praise on a charity which offers volunteer work for people recovering from drug or alcohol misuse.

Blackburn Queen visit will bring £1m boost for economy

Lancashire Telegraph: Queen Elizabeth II, East Lancashire

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BLACKBURN town centre will see an economic uplift as a result of the royal visit.

UPDATE: East Lancs house blown to pieces in explosion

Lancashire Telegraph: Four fire crews were called to the property in Cumberland Avenue at 2am this morning (Picture: Wayne Shuttleworth)

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HOUSE exploded after being ‘packed with flammables’ in a suspected arson attack on a quiet estate in Clayton-le-Moors.

Disabled fans meet Rovers stars

Lancashire Telegraph: Luke Wolfenden with Rovers’ star striker Jordan Rhodes

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DISABLED football fans were able to rub shoulders with their heroes during an annual awards night at Blackburn Rovers.

Ribble Valley locals backing MP Nigel Evans

Lancashire Telegraph: Olwen Flynn of Fulwood, Preston, raises a smile from the troubled MP

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN the Clitheroe street they came up, hugged Mr Evans and shook his hand.

Tributes paid to loving East Lancs dad and husband

Lancashire Telegraph: Daniel enjoying one of his favourite loves, fishing

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LOVING tributes have been paid to an ‘immensely popular and well known’ golfer who died on Sunday after being thrown from his bicycle.

WW1 display shares poignant messages from Lancashire soldiers

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire soldiers from World War One

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POSTCARDS and letters sent home from the trenches by Lancashire soldiers during the World War One have gone on display.

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