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East Lancashire police hunt for stolen vaccines

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

MORE than £10,000-worth of flu and child vaccinations have been stolen from a delivery van.

Rishton singers to remember fallen heroes

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Rishton-based A Cappella Singers will perform at St Mary’s Church in Burnley on Sunday, November 16.

More than 30 ales will be served up at 'Rishtoberfest'

Lancashire Telegraph: Oktoberfest

3:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

PREPARATIONS are under way for a beer festival in Rishton modelled on the famous Oktoberfest.

Ethical East Lancashire hacker given cash award by Facebook

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Monday 6th October 2014

AN ethical hacker from Rishton won £1,000 after finding a vulnerability in Facebook’s website.

Rishton couple ‘have been left in dark by tree’

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:50pm Friday 19th September 2014

A COUPLE from Rishton say they have been left in the dark by a 30ft tree that overhangs their garden.

Ex-footballer’s wife in Rishton charity fundraisers

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE wife of a retired professional footballer and former Rishton pub landlord raised more than £1,000 for a dementia charity.

Rishton thugs jailed after attack on man

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO thugs attacked a man and left him with a smashed eye and temporarily half-blinded after turning up at the home of the ‘local drug dealer’ in the early hours, a court heard.

Barn fire in Rishton

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:56am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BARN packed with hay and straw bales went up in flames in Rishton on Friday night.

Care agency operating in Hyndburn rapped by watchdog

Lancashire Telegraph: Care Quality Commission

7:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A CARE agency which operates in Rishton and Great Harwood has rebutted allegations of abuse made against its staff.

Vandals attack Rishton Christmas tree

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ONE of Rishton’s new living Christmas trees has been damaged in an attack by vandals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rishton brickie shows off new art exhibition

9:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A BRICKLAYER from Rishton will see his artwork go on public display for the first time.

Rishton reservoir alert for water algae

Lancashire Telegraph: Blue green algae like that found in Rishton Reservoir

4:25pm Friday 27th June 2014

VISITORS to Rishton Reservoir have been warned about highly-concentrated blue green algae.

Rishton author’s delight at her first book

Lancashire Telegraph: Author Hazel Robinson

2:25pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A RISHTON author has spoken of her delight after publishing her first book.

‘Keep bikes safe’ alert after Rishton thefts

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

4:42pm Friday 20th June 2014

RESIDENTS in Rishton are being warned to keep their bikes more secure after a recent spate of thefts.

Further improvement needed for Rishton school, advises Ofsted inspector

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

3:10pm Friday 6th June 2014

A HIGH school has been told to improve following an Ofsted inspection.

Rishton playground damage costs tens of thousands and puts plans in peril

Lancashire Telegraph: Some of the damage caused to the playground

3:35pm Thursday 5th June 2014

EQUIPMENT at a park in Rishton has been severely damaged after being targeted by arsonists.

Car collides with five parked vehicles in Rishton

Lancashire Telegraph: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

10:20pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A MAN and a teenager have been taken to hospital after their car collided with five parked vehicles in Rishton this evening

Rishton litter bugs are wildlife threat

Lancashire Telegraph: Dumped rubbish in the canal as ducks swim towards it

4:34pm Thursday 8th May 2014

WILDLIFE and birds at a beauty spot are being affected by a constant stream of litter.

Eighties’ classmates from Rishton plan school reunion

Lancashire Telegraph: Norden High School, where two pupils were trapped at the weekend

2:28pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

FORMER pupils are preparing for a reunion after 30 years.

Rishton binge drinker assaulted his partner

Lancashire Telegraph: ALCOHOL TROUBLE: New courses tackle drink-related crime

8:38am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 23-YEAR-OLD man, who admitted he ‘didn’t know when to stop’, went on a 48-hour drinking binge to celebrate his birthday.

Vandal tagging Rishton park benches

5:21pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A VANDAL has been tagging park furniture in Hyndburn.

Rishton student collects award after hacking into Facebook

Lancashire Telegraph: Jamie Woodruff, an ethical hacker

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MAN who hacked into Facebook before bragging about it to officials has been awarded for his efforts.

Jail for drunk Rishton grandmother who set fire to her own bedroom

Lancashire Telegraph: Bernadette Meadowcroft, who was jailed for two-and-a-half-years

3:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN ARSONIST grandmother who struck for the fourth time when she torched her bedroom has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Woman ran for her life when lorry driver smashed into Rishton bus stop

Lancashire Telegraph: The shelter in Blackburn Road, Rishton.

8:42am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A WOMAN had to run for her life when a drunk- driver in an articulated lorry tried to do a U-turn on a busy main road and smashed into the bus shelter she was standing in.

Vandals seen on camera in Rishton ‘sorry’

Lancashire Telegraph: Controversial camera to be permanently removed

11:42am Tuesday 25th March 2014

TEENAGE thugs who vandalised a bollard outside a Hyndburn school have apologised after being caught on camera.

Rishton sports club aims to give boys a head start

Lancashire Telegraph: Norden High School, where two pupils were trapped at the weekend

12:45pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A HIGH school has launched a sports club aimed at improving boys’ achievement.

Calls for more parking in Rishton are answered

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Ken Moss

12:42pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

CALLS for more parking on a busy Rishton street have been answered.

Ofsted order improvement at pre-school group in Rishton

Lancashire Telegraph: Boost for Hillingdon schools with positive Ofsted reports

10:59am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A PRE-school group in Rishton has been told it needs to improve after an inspection.

Residents in Rishton asked to put up cash for road repair

Lancashire Telegraph: The deep pothole. Rain disguises the true depth of it.

11:59am Tuesday 4th March 2014

RESIDENTS in a Rishton street are being asked to help pay for the resurfacing of their unadopted road.

Owner of missing Rishton parrot appeals for help

7:00pm Saturday 8th February 2014

THE owner of a rare parrot was left devastated after it was blown away by the wind.

£94k benefits cheat evicted from Hyndburn home

Lancashire Telegraph: Cleo Embley has been evicted

4:30pm Friday 7th February 2014

A MOTHER-of-seven who cheated £94,000 of benefits and kept quiet about her partner moving in has been evicted from her home.

Rishton woman admits failing to pay for petrol

Lancashire Telegraph: Motor tax campaigners lobbying MPs

12:06pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

A WOMAN drove off without paying after filling her car and jerry cans in the back with diesel worth £136 from a Great Harwood petrol station.

Rishton councillors condemn betting machines

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

11:40am Wednesday 29th January 2014

RISHTON councillors have spoken out against betting machines, dubbed ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’.

Rishton drunk fined

4:37pm Friday 24th January 2014

LEE Robert Percival, 28, of High Street, Rishton, was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £100 costs by Blackburn magistrates after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

Path block to riders

3:31pm Monday 20th January 2014

HORSE riders will be unable to use a footpath linking St Albans Road and Shawbrook Close, in Rishton, after A frames were installed.

Top rating for Blackburn youth care home by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

7:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

YOUNG people at a Blackburn care home are receiving an ‘outstanding’ level of care, according to Ofsted.

Success of Blackburn police meeting is hailed

2:04pm Friday 10th January 2014

A policing meeting has been hailed a huge success by Blackburn resident Charlotte Kovacs, who encouraged her neighbours to attend.

High marks for Rishton caring pre-school

1:58pm Friday 10th January 2014

A CHURCH pre-school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors.

Rishton owner left dog to starve to death

Lancashire Telegraph: Piggles was a Staffordshire bull terrier similar to this

12:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A DOG owner’s cruelty to an animal amounted to the ‘most despicable treatment’ seen by a magistrate.

Rishton powerhouse thanks fans for World’s Strongest Man support

Lancashire Telegraph: Powerhouse Mark Felix

3:00pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

MAN mountain Mark Felix has thanked fans for their support after making it to the final four of the World’s Strongest Man competition.

Rishton car parking scrap plan setback

3:30pm Friday 27th December 2013

MOVES to scrap a car parking spot at a Rishton store are likely to fail, it was revealed.

Rishton fruit and vegetable shop final regeneration piece

Lancashire Telegraph: Angela Bailey ready to weigh in with her new venture

4:30pm Monday 23rd December 2013

A NEW fruit and vegetables shop has opened on Rishton’s High Street.

Vandals badly damage motorhome in Rishton

4:00pm Saturday 21st December 2013

Thugs broke into Jackie Waring’s Lunar Roadstar motorhome, which was parked near her home in Parker Street, and tore the engine apart.

Rishton house shaken by 'hit-and-run' car

Lancashire Telegraph: Allan Presho, of Parker Street, Rishton, inspects the damage to his house

10:30am Friday 20th December 2013

A PENSIONER has told of the moment he felt his house shake when it was hit by a driver – who then drove off.

Rishton company defends 'knock-on effects'

3:05pm Thursday 19th December 2013

A RISHTON company has defended itself after complaints of queuing lorries outside its warehouse.

New calls to report dangerous bike riders in Rishton

12:31pm Thursday 19th December 2013

FRESH calls have been made for the public in Rishton to report motorbike users who are riding illegally.

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