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Drink drive East Lancs mum drove 35 miles with children in back

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN with two young children in the back of her car drove more than 35 miles along busy motorways while three times over the drink-drive limit.

Sister of terminally ill Accrington dad vows to help him make memories with son

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE sister of a terminally ill Accrington dad has vowed to help him make precious memories with his son.

£1.2m reward for Hyndburn cost cutting

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

4:54pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HYNDBURN Council has been given the second half of a £2.5 million windfall for its work in cutting costs.

Death warning as drivers park on East Lancs hill

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PARKING issues on a stretch of road where a man was knocked down need to be resolved to stop a ‘potential fatality’, a councillor has warned.

Plaque to be unveiled for late Accrington Pals historian

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington PALS service at St John's Church.

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of a famous Accrington Pals historian is to be unveiled exactly 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

Two dogs destroyed after killing 11 sheep in Rishton

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

6:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

TWO rampaging dogs which left a trail of death as they attacked sheep in farmer’s fields in Rishton had to be destroyed by police marksmen, a court heard.

Police appeal after man knocked off bike in Oswaldtwistle

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a cyclist was knocked off his bike.

Accrington barman dragged into alleyway and stabbed

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:09am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN was dragged into an alleyway and stabbed in an unprovoked assault in Accrington town centre, police said.

Club stalwart's grandson back at Stanley 92 years on

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley’s first mascot, the grandson of a club stalwart, has been welcomed back as a VIP.

Great Harwood playing fields could be sold to make way for 250 homes and new football club HQ

Lancashire Telegraph: Miles Parkinson says that jobs are Hyndburn’s priority, although boarded-up shops are an issue.

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE sale of the Lyndon House Playing Fields in Great Harwood could lead to a 200 plus property housing estate and a new home for the town’s largest remaining soccer club.

Bacup war hospital to be revived

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER military hospital which treated hundreds of soldiers during the First World War is to be brought back to life.

UPDATED: Man arrested after Church house siege

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN armed man suffered injuries during a two-hour siege at a house last night.

Man, 70, in hospital after Accrington crash

Lancashire Telegraph: Royal Blackburn Hospital

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN in his 70s was taken to hospital today after being involved in a car crash.

Invite to Tramp Accrington countryside

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NATURE reserve is to become more accessible to those with mobility issues who will be able to use all-terrain vehicle to explore Woodnook Vale Willow Trail.

Accrington and Rossendale College celebrates success of partner Huddersfield University

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington and Rossendale College sports hall set for green light

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COLLEGE is celebrating the success of its partner university.

Rishton community happy after surgery given reprieve

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DOCTOR’S surgery has been given a reprieve by a local health centre.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Missing Great Harwood girl found safe and well

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TEENAGER from Great Harwood who went missing last week has been found.

Hat-trick of success for Accrington nursery school

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at an Accrington nursery school are celebrating after Ofsted labelled it ‘outstanding’ for the third time in a row.

Councillor blasts bid for four more Oswaldtwistle wind turbines

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE developer of Oswaldtwistle Moor’s controversial wind farm has applied for planning permission to extend it by a third.

East Lancs decorative painter wins trophy in pal’s name

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:22pm Friday 18th July 2014

A GREAT Harwood decorative painter drew on all his knowledge and experience to win a trophy dedicated to a late friend and colleague.

Action call over vandal-hit Accrington Cricket Club

Lancashire Telegraph: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CRICKET club members fear it is becoming a magnet for crime after being targeted by thieves and vandals.

East Lancs teen threw brick to stop vicious dog attack on woman

Lancashire Telegraph: Sussex posties deliver plea over problem pets with attack nearly once a week

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A TEENAGER has spoken of the moment he tried to stop a dog’s vicious attack in a quiet Accrington street.

Pair sought after Baxenden man injures his spine in fall

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DOG walker is thought to have fractured his spine when he was pushed down an embankment.

Dirty dogs land Accrington owner with court bill for £500

Lancashire Telegraph: Plans to double the size of Wirral's dog poo squad

3:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN ACCRINGTON dog owner who let his pets foul outside the council’s main office building has been told to pay more than £500.

Accrington teen realises a dream as she passes nursing course with flying colours

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN Accrington teenager has been named as the top nursing cadet in Lancashire and Cumbria, realising a ‘life-long’ dream.

Baxenden bins full of rubbish must rot for 27 days

Lancashire Telegraph: GENERIC WHEELIE BINS IN NEWPORT (987952)

4:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

BINS filled with rubbish are being left to rot in the hot summer sun for almost a month because the council said it can’t afford to collect them, a councillor has claimed.

Accrington dad attacked with glass bottle in house raid

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:06am Monday 14th July 2014

A DAD-of-one had a glass bottle smashed over his head when he found three burglars in his home.

Criminals will help to clean up public garden in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: What exactly are these weeds that are springing up in my garden?

3:50pm Monday 14th July 2014

CRIMINALS are to take over the maintenance of an overgrown public garden in Accrington.

Dog mauls woman in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Ambulance walkers plan Grand Depart walk-out

9:13pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after suffering numerous bites caused by a neighbour’s dog in Accrington.

Rishton cross road scheme hit by six month delay

Lancashire Telegraph: Councillor Ken Moss

3:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A ‘DESPERATLY needed’ project to upgrade a cross roads in Rishton has been delayed by at least six months.

60 horses in Great Harwood saved by social media campaign

Lancashire Telegraph: The dead foal has concerned the RSPCA

12:40pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A FACEBOOK campaign has succeeded in saving around 60 horses from being potentially sold to market.

Retired policeman from Knuzden to make a splash for 90th birthday

Lancashire Telegraph: Helped by store's efforts

5:25pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A RETIRED police officer is marking his ninetieth birthday in a rather unusual fashion.

Police helicopter helps find missing Accrington women

Lancashire Telegraph: GREEN WANDS Police Helicopter chases suspect in Putney

1:02pm Saturday 12th July 2014

A POLICE helicopter was called to search for two ‘vulnerable’ missing women last night.

Despair as vandals wreck Huncoat flower tubs

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

3:44pm Friday 11th July 2014

A COUNCILLOR says children as young as eight or nine are vandalising improved areas of a village.

Accrington cannabis stash was ‘bought for festival’

Lancashire Telegraph: Cannabis plants

3:34pm Friday 11th July 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD gardener was caught with more than £1,200-worth of cannabis after he and friends chipped in to buy a stash to take to a music festival.

Restaurant plan could rescue Great Harwood pub

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:55pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A VACANT Great Harwood pub could be saved by being partly converted into a restaurant.

Writer of play about Accrington Pals dies aged 82

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington Pals leave Salisbury Plain for active service

1:58pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A WRITER who penned a play about an East Lancashire military regiment has died.

Petition plea after Accrington Arndale death fall

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington Arndale Centre

6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A PETITION with more than 1,300 signatures has been presented to Hyndburn Council, calling for greater safety measures at the Arndale Centre in Accrington.

Footie’s free for kids, says Accrington Stanley

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:33pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

HUNDREDS of Year Six children from 37 schools can watch Accrington Stanley for free this season after being handed season tickets by generous club bosses.

£100,000 boost for Huncoat playground

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Dave Parkins

2:50pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A PLAYGROUND described as ‘unsafe’ and ‘not-fit-for-purpose’ is to undergo a £100,000 makeover.

East Lancs shop left with £7k of out-of-date uniforms as school switches logo

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A UNIFORM supplier has slammed a school after it changed its logo without telling him.

High fliers land for Rishton festival fun

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:25pm Monday 7th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed Rishton’s annual festival as the summer sun beamed down on Saturday.

Red-faced council staff return hanging baskets to Stanhill

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:35pm Monday 7th July 2014

BUNGLING council staff were forced to remove hanging baskets they had put up by accident in Stanhill — and then put them back up again after residents complained.

Hundreds mourn Accrington Stanley hero

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

HUNDREDS of sports fans united in grief to say goodbye to the man who guided Accrington Stanley back into the football league yesterday.

Accrington youngster beats hundreds of hopefuls to a gain a place on a training scheme at the Lowry

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Friday 4th July 2014

AN ACCRINGTON schoolgirl is heading for bright lights and national opportunities after beating hundreds of hopefuls at an audition.

Oswaldtwistle teen’s dream nearing fruition

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:15pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

IMPROVEMENTS which are worth £103,000 at a children’s play area in Oswaldtwistle have moved a step closer to completion after architects unveiled their final design for the park.

Accrington Stanley stalwart’s funeral tomorrow

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Whalley

3:10pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE funeral of former Accrington Stanley manager and chairman Eric Whalley will take place tomorrow afternoon.

Police searching for East Lancs flasher with ‘large stomach’

Lancashire Telegraph: Police and fire crews were called to the river around 10.40am on Church Road following reports a Citroen Picasso had crashed into the water

9:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A FLASHER with a ‘large stomach’ exposed himself through the front window of a house in Accrington, while the female occupant sat watching television.

Fond farewell to Rhyddings High School deputy head

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:03pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A DEPUTY headteacher is retiring after nearly four decades serving a community.

Hyndburn what's on

Richard Digance the troubadour heads to Oswaldtwistle (link) 2:52pm Thu 19 Jun 14

BAFTA-nominated entertainer Richard Digance can sing, play guitar, tell stories and make his audience laugh —…

Oh no, don’t say it’s Hue again! (link) 3:00pm Thu 19 Jun 14

GLASWEGIAN brothers Pat and Greg Kane have been creating their indie-jazz for more or less 30 years now.

Bright new show set for East Lancs premiere staging (link) 2:28pm Tue 10 Jun 14

PERFORMERS are stepping back in time to the 60s in a musical debut for East Lancashire.

Pay ‘what it’s worth’ for children’s tale in Hyndburn (link) 2:34pm Thu 5 Jun 14

AUDIENCES for children’s show Billy Goat’s Gruff can pay ‘what it’s worth’ in a new scheme designed to…

Date with Richard Digance in Oswaldtwistle (link) 10:05am Mon 2 Jun 14

Award winning comedian and regular in dictionary corner on Countdown, Richard Digance, is coming to Oswaldtwistle…

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