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M65 closed after woman threatened to jump from bridge

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:21am Saturday 25th October 2014

A STRETCH of the M65 was closed for two and a half hours this morning after a woman threatened to jump off a bridge.

Body found on Pendle Hill

Lancashire Telegraph: The man was with a friend, paragliding off Pendle Hill

11:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

A BODY was discovered on Pendle Hill this morning.

Man rescued from canal in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

A MAN was rescued from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Blackburn early this morning.

East Lancs mum hails ‘brilliant’ maternity staff who revived her baby girl - after 26 minutes without heartbeat

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A MUM has hailed the ‘brilliant’ maternity staff who managed to revive her baby girl, who spent the first 26 minutes of her life without a heartbeat.

Accrington's Reece Bibby and Stereo Kicks impress on X Factor

Lancashire Telegraph: Reece Bibby from Accrington sings his heart out at the competition

10:42pm Saturday 25th October 2014

STEREO Kicks remain an eight-piece band and bounced back from last week's disappointment on tonight's X Factor.

Ribble Valley landmark added to heritage 'at risk' list

Lancashire Telegraph: Knutsford heritage in the spotlight during meeting

8:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE former lime works at Bellmanpark in the Ribble Valley has been added to English Heritage’s list of sites deemed to be ‘at risk’.

Accrington plans Christmas market to boost shopping

Lancashire Telegraph: Christmas Craft and Shopping day

7:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

HYNDBURN’S Chamber of Trade is to put on two evening events in Accrington centre this Christmas.

Tockholes school's tribute to former chairman of governors

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

6:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A FORMER chairman of governors at St Stephen’s Primary School in Tockholes was remembered during an open day at the school.

Ribble Valley school to extend music offering

Lancashire Telegraph: music note (11680289)

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PLANS have been announced for a new music department at a Ribble Valley school.

Former Blackburn doctor accused of 'fiddling' prescription

Lancashire Telegraph: Young people in Bexley encouraged to get tested for chlamydia

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A DOCTOR has been accused of increasing the length of a patient’s prescription ‘for personal gain’.

Term-time holiday fine mum calls for change

Lancashire Telegraph: Sally Randall with her family.

1:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A MUM fined for taking her son out of school for a final holiday with his dying grandfather has backed a call to scrap the blanket ban on term-time breaks.

East Lancashire pupils travel to France to learn about WW1

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A GROUP of 80 year six children and teachers from across Lancashire will be travelling to France tomorrow to mark the role that soldiers from different religious backgrounds played during the First World War.

Bookies predict X Factor departures from Reece Bibby's Stereo Kicks band

Lancashire Telegraph: Teenage kicks for Accrington star Reece Bibby

11:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE remaining X Factor contestants face the judges - and the public - this weekend with an exit predicted for at least one member of boyband Stereo Kicks.

Oscar Pistorius a 'pathetic figure', by Reeva's mum

Lancashire Telegraph: June Steenkamp

10:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has written about how she felt when the Blade Runner apologised in court - an apology she was 'unmoved' by and which she said put her in 'an awkward position'.

New homes and shopping hub set to transform Blackburn estate

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to transform an area of the Shadsworth Estate have been unveiled by Twin Valley Homes.

East Lancashire schoolchildren to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations

Lancashire Telegraph: Girls in Sussex urged to have cancer vaccination

9:17am Friday 24th October 2014

THOUSANDS of East Lancashire schoolchildren are to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations on the NHS for the first time.

FIGHTING OBESITY: East Lancs health chief wants no charge at leisure centres

Lancashire Telegraph: 'A third of adults across the world are overweight'

2:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

A EAST Lancashire health chief has said NHS England should focus on making entry to leisure centres free to help tackle obesity.

Wedding shop opens in Darwen for curvier brides

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

CURVIER brides in Darwen no longer need to panic about squeezing into that size 14 wedding dress.

Growing need for traveller sites in Hyndburn, report reveals

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Friday 24th October 2014

THERE is a growing need for traveller sites in Hyndburn, a new report has revealed.

Lancashire householders urged to join fight on crime

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:19pm Friday 24th October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged not to be left in the dark when it comes to home security.

Lancashire council planners ask for extra time on fracking decision

Lancashire Telegraph: Fracking campaigners’ anger as Government passes bill

2:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council planners have asked for more time to consider two proposed exploration sites for shale gas.

Sand yachting set to return to Lancashire coastline - 12 years after tragic death

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:29pm Friday 24th October 2014

SAND yachting is set to return to the Lancashire coastline – 12 years after one of the crafts claimed the life of a Burnley mother-of-two.

East Lancs man refused to pay for broken takeaway window after throwing woman at it

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BURNLEY worker ended a night out by breaking a takeaway window – by throwing a woman at it, a court was told.

Lancashire Police drive to recruit 220 new special constables

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Police is launching a drive to recruit 220 new special constables.

Heartbroken mother of tragic Accrington schoolgirl calls for compulsory flu vaccinations

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE heartbroken mum of tragic Accrington schoolgirl Olivia Diamond, who died four days after catching the flu, has called for compulsory vaccinations.

Blackburn panto star hoping role in Snow White leads to West End fame

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

BLACKBURN’S Miranda Myles hopes her performance as Snow White in this year’s King George’s Hall pantomime will be a stepping stone to West End stardom.

New plans to curb schools ‘extremism’

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Straw

10:42am Friday 24th October 2014

PROPOSALS to tighten the regulation of religious ‘supplementary’ schools without an official new code of practice have been welcomed.

East Lancs drug addict stole £10k from his disabled gran - then blew it on cocaine

Lancashire Telegraph: Gang fail in bid to steal cash machine

10:33am Friday 24th October 2014

A MEAN thief who stole almost £10,000 from his 75-year-old disabled grandma and blew it on cocaine, is facing jail.

20 jobs facing axe as Blackburn College hit by cuts

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Friday 24th October 2014

TWENTY jobs could be made redundant at Blackburn College.

Blackburn man must pay for shop window after throwing himself through it

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man threw himself at a glass shop window after police had escorted him out of the Royal Blackburn Hospital and given him a lift into town.

East Lancashire hospitals failing to hit targets

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:23am Friday 24th October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that several cancer services at East Lancashire’s hospitals appear to be falling short of the quality standards set by the NHS.

Deadline close for East Lancashire secondary school admissions

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:21am Friday 24th October 2014

THe deadline for East Lancashire secondary school admissions for September 2015 is next week.

Cat rescued from Blackburn house fire

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HOUSE fire was started in Blackburn after a cigarette was left in a wicker waste bin at a home Langham Road shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Blackburn community activist winding elderlys' clocks back

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A COMMUNITY activist from Blackburn is helping out the elderly and disabled this weekend by putting their clocks back for them.

Third time East Lancs drink driver walks free from court

Lancashire Telegraph: Roadside checks will target drivers police suspect of having drunk alcohol or taken drugs.

3:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A THIRD time drink driver involved in a smash while more than twice the limit, has walked free from court.

Lancashire Police 'spy powers' attacked

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:45am Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Constabulary has come under fire for using controversial ‘spy powers’.

Ribble Valley town set to get its very own Christmas festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

AN inaugural Clitheroe Christmas Festival is set to be staged in December.

Police appeal following burglary and Mercedes theft in Whittle-Le-Woods

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:46am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE would like to speak to a man in connection with a burglary, theft from a car and the theft of a Mercedes in Whittle-Le-Woods in Chorley.

Energetic East Lancs charity campaigner sky dives to friend's aid

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN energetic charity campaigner from East Lancashire has performed a sky dive and run a half-marathon in support of a friend diagnosed with cancer.

East Lancs learner driver drove alone to birth emergency

Lancashire Telegraph: Should Cornish teenagers have to wait until 18 to drive?

1:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LEARNER driver who took his father’s car and didn’t stop for the police was on his way to an emergency, to assist his friend at a birth, a court was told.

Have you heard about the only floating Christmas Markets in Europe?

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

DETAILS have been announced for what is thought to be the only floating Christmas Markets in Europe – the Crafty Vintage Christmas Markets at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

Strategy launched to help support Ribble Valley families ‘in trouble’

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Horkin

2:59pm Friday 24th October 2014

AROUND 200 ‘troubled’ families in the Ribble Valley are to receive extra support from the borough council, a new scheme has revealed.

Ribble Valley parishes set for cash share

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than £4,000 worth of grants could be approved for three parish councils on Tuesday.

Ribble Valley playgroup still rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

2:56pm Friday 24th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley playgroup has been rated as ‘good’ by the education watchdog Ofsted.

East Lancs schoolchildren's sorrow for missing hen harriers

Lancashire Telegraph: People of East Lancashire are being asked to vote for the Skydancer scheme to save hen harriers

2:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS who adopted the two hen harriers who disappeared without a trace in September are said to be devastated.

Firefighters issue fire alarm reminder

Lancashire Telegraph: Firefighter fitted smoke alarm saves lives in Downham house fire

2:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house after a halogen heater fell over in a bathroom.

BAFTA hope for TV star Dave Fishwick and his documentary

Lancashire Telegraph: Tycoon Dave Fishwick wants to buy the Burnley RBS branch if it goes on the market

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

TV star David Fishwick is hoping to make it two BAFTAs in two years after his latest documentary was nominated for the Scottish version of the awards.

Gawthorpe Hall full of ‘ghoulish goings-on’ for Hallowe’en

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

GAWTHORPE Hall is full of ‘ghoulish goings-on’ for Hallowe’en.

Sacred Heart Primary School after votes for £1k competition

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

SACRED Heart Primary School in St Silas’s Road is in the running to win £1,000 in a national competition and is seeking votes from the local community.

East Lancs man on historical allegations of sexual abuse

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

1:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

A 50-YEAR-OLD man appeared before Burnley magistrates on historical allegations of sexual abuse.


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