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East Lancs teen allegedly raped ‘pre-pubescent child’, court told

Lancashire Telegraph: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGER allegedly repeatedly raped a ‘pre-pubescent child’, telling her on one occasion it was ‘just a bit of fun’, a jury heard.

Wait for M65 lights review, coroner told

Lancashire Telegraph: The M65 where the lights are switched off

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Highways Agency has written to a coroner who questioned the organisation’s decision to turn off the lights on the M65 motorway.

Concern over East Lancs hospital inpatient survey results

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOSPITAL boss Jim Birrell said he was ‘disappointed’ by the results of an inpatient survey at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General.

Police appeal for missing Blackburn teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Callum Nairn was last seen on Cherry Tree Lane at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 April 2014,

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in Blackburn.

Queen’s honour for East Lancs companies’ export excellence

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

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO East Lancashire businesses have been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (QAE).

‘Blessing from Pope’ hope for Clarets

Lancashire Telegraph: Pope Francis delivers his Angelus prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SEAN Dyche’s promotion-winning side could receive a holy blessing ahead of their Premier League campaign – from the Pope.

East Lancashire celebrates St George's Day

Lancashire Telegraph: Getting ready for the big day at Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre,  Burnley, is two-year-old Kaysey-Mae Thompson

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARADES, fun days, church services and community activities will be held across East Lancashire to celebrate St George’s Day.

East Lancs man commits suicide using lethal chemical mix

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN found dead in his car at a popular picnic site had mixed chemicals to produce deadly fumes, an inquest heard.

Former Accrington headteacher charged with historic sex offences

Lancashire Telegraph: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

11:32am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD former head teacher at an Accrington school has appeared in court charged with historic sexual offences involving a pupil.

Blackburn teacher charged with 'sexual offences' involving pupils

Lancashire Telegraph: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 51-YEAR-OLD teacher at a Blackburn school appeared before the town’s magistrates charged with sexual offences involving pupils.

East Lancs chef sentenced to 5 years for raping sleeping teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Anthony Stinson has been sent to prison for five years

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man raped a teenage girl as she slept after a house party.

Rock Legend Paul Weller accuses East Lancs man of selling limited-edition release on eBay

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Weller

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE son of an East Lancashire music shop boss has been caught up in a ‘Record Store Day’ row with rock legend and ‘Modfather’ Paul Weller.

Lancashire Police to recruit 100 new officers

Lancashire Telegraph: The road is partially blocked at the junction of St. Paul's Close following the incident.

9:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ONE hundred new officers are set be taken on by Lancashire Police.

Rush hour speeders caught in Billington

Lancashire Telegraph: PC Sean Gifford aims the speed gun at motorists 	n123735

2:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE officers and Community Road Watch volunteers in Billington caught five people speeding through the Ribble Valley village yesterday.

Art works on show to help fund church repair plans in Mellor

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rev Sue Williams outside St Mary's Church

2:13pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PAINTING exhibition will be held in the Ribble Valley at the end of the week.

Forest of Bowland officers call for care by motorcyclists using restricted by-way

Lancashire Telegraph: The Forest of Bowland

2:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BOSSES at the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are appealing for the responsible use of a by-way to reduce the risk of disturbance to rare and protected wildlife.

Air ambulance called to Bowling Green Cafe at Clitheroe Castle as boy breaks wrist

Lancashire Telegraph: The medics’ chopper lands near Clitheroe Castle

1:46pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 12-YEAR-OLD was airlifted to hospital after falling off a rope swing in Clitheroe.

CCTV clue in search for stolen phone in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The man police want to question

1:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OFFICERS want to speak with this man in connection with the theft of a mobile phone from a DIY store.

Great Harwood politician visits Bosnia to raise awareness of genocide

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Noordad Aziz with the delegation at the residency of the Grand Mufti of Bosnia

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GREAT Harwood councillor said he pondered on the sacrifice soldiers from Hyndburn made while on a recent trip to Bosnia, which he visited as part of a government delegation.

Pupils set for Great Edgworth Bake Off bonanza

Lancashire Telegraph: Spiced apple bundt cake with ginger icing

12:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Great Edgworth Bake Off takes place next week at Turton and Edgworth Primary School.

Altham meat trader turns over £3m in first year

Lancashire Telegraph: GREAT MEAT ROBBERY: Criminal gang steals £12,000 of meat from East Lancs butchers

11:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN Altham meat wholesaler is on schedule to achieve a turnover in excess of £3m in its first year.

Blackburn charity raises cash for cardiac machine which is first of its kind in state of Gujarat

Lancashire Telegraph: Al-Imaad Foundation representatives present the heart machine to the hospital in Gujarat

11:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BLACKBURN-based charity has donated a specialist cardiac machine to a hospital in India.

50,000 views for Turton motorcycle safety video

Lancashire Telegraph: A Honda Civic and Suzuki motorcycle crashing by Hewitt's farm yesterday (March 16)

11:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A VIDEO promoting motorcycle safety has had more than 50,000 views on YouTube.

MEP in call for national St George’s holiday

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Nuttall

11:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has called for St George’s Day to be declared a Bank Holiday.

Long-distance walkers invited to join in 248-mile 11-day Alfred Wainwright trek across Pennines

Lancashire Telegraph: Alfred Wainwright

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WALK commemorating Alfred Wainwright’s ‘best work’ is to take place in September.

‘Royal’ site homes in Blackburn are selling well

Lancashire Telegraph: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

11:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SO far 53 out of the 123 new homes on the new Royals Estate in Blackburn have been completed, including three show houses.

£50k worth of VWs stolen after break-in at Barrow house

Lancashire Telegraph: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

11:13am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CARS worth almost £50,000 have been stolen from a driveway of a Ribble Valley home.

Blackburn motor neurone sufferer takes plunge with fundraiser

Lancashire Telegraph: Alan Hedges

11:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MOTOR neurone disease sufferer with a fundraising target of £1million will host a charity swimathon today.

Darwen care home 'target for squatters and addicts'

Lancashire Telegraph: Building a target for squatters and addicts say angry neighbours

11:03am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEIGHBOURS of a boarded-up former care home have called for action after an arson attack left it an eyesore.

QEGs students learn about ex-pupil who won Victoria Cross for Zeebrugge Raid rescue

Lancashire Telegraph: Admiral Sir John Kerr and head boy Joe Westwood with the replica VC

10:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PUPILS have been learning of the heroic feats behind a grand painting which was hung in their dinner hall this week.

Council to tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Alan Cottam

9:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COUNCIL officers will tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields after a new car park for 40 to 50 vehicles is built.

Drunken intruder breaks into Accrington cricket club and falls asleep

Lancashire Telegraph: Local cricket

9:33am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A DRUNKEN intruder apologised after breaking into a cricket club, drinking lager, and falling asleep.

East Lancs woman left fuming after broken boiler floods home

Lancashire Telegraph: Julie Eastham in her Woodlea Chase home where she has suffered flooding after work on a boiler

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMA June Eastham was left fuming at her energy company after her boiler broke down and flooded a storage room at her house.

VIDEO: Pitch black M65 roundabout must be illuminated to avoid a potential tragedy

Lancashire Telegraph: The M65 unlit at night

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORIST is calling for lights on a roundabout near the M65 to be fixed immediately to avoid a potential crash.

Blackburn woman who ran red light was twice legal drink-drive limit

Lancashire Telegraph: Large fall  in drink drive arrests

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 31-YEAR-old woman who crashed into another car after going through a red light was later found to be nearly double the legal drink drive limit.

Blackburn road closed after two-car smash

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

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAJOR road in Blackburn was closed earlier this afternoon after a crash involving two cars.

East Lancs patients’ group starts petition after health commissioners put service out to tender

Lancashire Telegraph: NHS charging proposals slammed

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HEALTH commissioners have come under fire after deciding to invite ‘profit-making’ companies to bid for the GP out-of-hours contract in East Lancashire.

Capital Xtra radio producer sent out naked photos pretending to be 21-year-old Blackburn woman

Lancashire Telegraph: Beckie Livesey

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RADIO producer stole a Blackburn woman’s internet photos to use on a dating website and then sent out naked pictures of other women pretending to be her.

Police issue re-appeal for missing Accrington man on eve of his birthday

Lancashire Telegraph: Trevor Whitehead

4:49pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE are re-appealing for information about a 50 year old man from Accrington who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Save Whalley Village Action Group vows to fight on

Lancashire Telegraph: Nick Walker

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A HOUSING campaign group in the Ribble Valley has vowed to ‘fight on’ against large developments in the borough.

Blackburn student to sue Domino’s Pizza over language rule

Lancashire Telegraph: A Domino's delivery man was attacked after delivering a pizza

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A STUDENT is to take one the UK’s biggest firms to court after they warned staff they must speak English.

Special discount for Blackburn 'Lynx effect' thief

Lancashire Telegraph: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE reduced the value of the charge after hearing deodorant stolen from a convenience store was on special offer.

7.5k parcels given to Blackburn's hungry residents in foodbank 'outrage'

Lancashire Telegraph: BEANS MEANS WELCOME RELIEF: A small selection of the food donated to Worcester foodbank, including five tonnes by generous Tesco customers. (4913466802)

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THOUSANDS of people have received help from East Lancashire’s food-banks in the past 12 months, new figures reveal.

Blackburn shop owner has extended opening hours plan rejected

Lancashire Telegraph: Riaz Hinglotwala’s pharmacy in Shear Brow

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PHARMACIST has failed in his second bid to extend his shop’s opening hours and now faces visits from council officials to ensure he plays by the rules.

‘Weird’ Accrington store is dead stylish

Lancashire Telegraph: Norman Wright with some of them items at his shop

11:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TAG antlers, stuffed crows and baby pigs in jars are big business in Accrington.

Narrowboat gets that 'sinking feeling' after becoming wedged in lock near Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: A narrowboat wedged in a canal lock between Chorley and Wheelton

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NARROWBOAT and its driver got that sinking feeling after a vessel became stuck in a lock for several hours.

Blackburn with Darwen council defends plans to introduce 'spy cars'

Lancashire Telegraph: CCTV camera

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council has defended its plans to introduce a traffic ‘spy car’ in light of criticism from a civil liberties campaign group.

Funeral For a Friend and We Are Scientists to play in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Heading for Sunderland: Funeral For A Friend play the Independent on Wearside

9:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO big names of the music world are coming to King George’s Hall, Blackburn.

Blackburn MP snapped eating banana on the M6

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Straw

9:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN East Lancashire MP has defended claims he was driving while distracted because he was eating a banana.

Blackburn man lunged at pub landlord

Lancashire Telegraph: The bar at Pivní, in Patrick Pool, York

9:26am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 20-YEAR-old man lashed out at a pub landlord after being told to leave the venue.

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