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Bus subsidies under review in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Bus stop sign/road markings

3:17pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council has launched a ‘root and branch’ review of bus subsidies after a humiliating U-turn on the issue earlier this year.

Problem Blackburn house in ‘hostel’ bid

Lancashire Telegraph: Homeless: organisers want stories from those who benefited from a stay at Dame Gertrude Young House

3:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

PLANS to upgrade a controversial hostel in Blackburn have been submitted to the council.

Burnley worst in UK for empty properties

Lancashire Telegraph: Three other East Lancashire boroughs featured in the top 10, with Hyndburn third, Blackburn with Darwen fourth and Rossendale eighth.

4:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

BURNLEY has the largest proportion of empty homes in the country, new figures have revealed.

Cuts force closure of Lancashire Sinfonietta

Lancashire Telegraph: The orchestra says it has no choice but to close

11:04am Tuesday 10th June 2014

THE Lancashire Sinfonietta is closing permanently after 17 years because of county council cash cuts.

Plans to have cars mounting kerb in Pendle ‘would make it safer’

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

11:40am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A PLANNED housing development behind a church has been rejected by Pendle councillors, who criticised advice from County Hall highways officers.

Shock announcement as Hyndburn Council scraps £165k of community funding

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

10:19am Tuesday 10th June 2014

COMMUNITY funding worth more than £165,000 a year has been scrapped by Hyndburn Council.

Crackdown on election fraud in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Proxy vote counting in progress

3:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

EAST Lancashire election chiefs are taking tough action to combat vote fraud in next Thursday’s European and council elections.

Tough new penalties for dangerous dog owners welcomed by East Lancs MP

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn toddler Ava-Jayne Marie Corless

7:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

TOUGH new penalties for dog owners whose pets attack people have been welcomed by East Lancashire MPs.

23 children in council care looking for families in East Lancs

Lancashire Telegraph: (3472754) Foster carers can make a huge difference to vulnerable children and teenagers

3:28pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

BLACKBURN and Darwen residents have been asked if they can provide a home for children including two young brothers, a 12-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy.

Longer prison sentences for disqualified drivers who cause death on roads

Lancashire Telegraph: Police officers close Preston Road, Abingdon, after a cyclist died following a collision with a car at the Kennington Close junction

5:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

THE father of a schoolgirl who died after being hit by a banned driver has welcomed tougher sentences for motorists who cause death or series injury when driving while disqualified.

BID’s £60k to improve Blackburn town centre

Lancashire Telegraph: Major investment key to prevent Blackburn town centre decline

4:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

EFFORTS are being made to make Blackburn town centre a safer and more attractive place to visit.

Project aiming to bring 15 new businesses to Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: A flashback to artist Richard Tymon displaying his work in the ‘Blackburn is Open’ shop

1:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A NEW project is aiming to establish 15 businesses in Blackburn over the next year as the town looks to encourage young people’s creative talents.

New sites for Ribble Valley Euro election stations

Lancashire Telegraph: The Electoral Commission is calling for ‘sustained action now’ in a bid to crack down on voting fraud

2:21pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

NEW polling station locations have been announced for four Ribble Valley communities for the up-coming European elections on Thursday, May 22.

Probe launched over Tory councillors who voted for plans in Pendle

Lancashire Telegraph: BIG BOOST  Boundary Mill

1:47pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have launched an investigation into Tory councillors who voted through a controversial planning application despite the party receiving a donation from the firm behind it.

Lancashire council investment 'hypocritical'

Lancashire Telegraph: Behind smokescreen of Newport's illegal tobacco

11:47am Wednesday 7th May 2014

A year after local councils became responsible for public health, figures show Lancashire County Council’s £5 billion pension fund still has millions of pounds invested in tobacco firms, fizzy drinks companies and confectionery.

Bugs are the stars of Blackburn museum centenary event

Lancashire Telegraph: Nine-year-old Timo Farnhill, of Darwen, takes a closer look at one of the displays

9:46am Wednesday 7th May 2014

A CELEBRATION of ‘beetlemania’ is planned to mark the 100th anniversary of a collection at Blackburn Museum.

Students in call for improved Blackburn nightlife

Lancashire Telegraph: Curtis Baron, 21, and Cassie Bestwick, 18, check out the booklet

9:25am Friday 2nd May 2014

BLACKBURN is Open, a scheme to encourage new creative enterprise and night life in the town centre, has produced a new booklet aimed at students to let them know about places of interest and events for college and university goers.

BARRED: Beer in honour of Britannia Coconut Dancers rejected in House of Commons

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen and Rossendale MP Jake Berry was invited to put forward a guest ale in the Strangers Bar in the Palace of Westminister

10:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

A BAR in the House of Commons refused to serve beer featuring the black faces of the Britannia Coconut Dancers.

Lancashire academy trust gets another recruit

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

2:40pm Friday 2nd May 2014

BLACKBURN’S St Luke and St Philip’s Primary yesterday became the second school to join the Church of England in Lancashire’s academy trust.

Disabled are the hardest hit, says Blackburn action group champion

Lancashire Telegraph: Eddie Duxberry has spoken against the tax,

2:02pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Eddie Duxbury, chair of the Blackburn-based National Disabled Action Group, has hit out at the policy, calling it an example of the government implementing ‘cruel cuts and punishments’.

£125m BAE contract protects jobs

Lancashire Telegraph: NIGEL WHITEHEAD

1:50pm Friday 2nd May 2014

A LANCASHIRE-based defence giant has signed a £125 million contract extension with the government for the RAF’s Tornado GR4 fleet, safeguarding 100 jobs.

Move for more South Asian women politicians in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Shahabuddin Solkar and his wife Shamin were shocked to find no Asian women on Blackburn with Darwen Council

1:00pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

RETIRING councillor Shahabuddin Solkar has launched a campaign for South Asian women to become councillors in East Lancashire

Joining up’ services in Blackburn with Darwen will help vulnerable people

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Coun Kate Hollern

11:12am Wednesday 30th April 2014

COUNCIL boss Kate Hollern said a new approach to ‘joining up’ services will improve the lives of vulnerable people.

Path to parliament led by Inspirational women

Lancashire Telegraph: Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

11:07am Wednesday 30th April 2014

THE first Asian MPs in the House of Commons date from the 1890s – Liberal Dadabhai Naoroji and Conservative Sir Mancherjee Bhownagree.

Man prosecuted for allowing indoor smoking at Blackburn shisha lounge

Lancashire Telegraph: New crackdown on Blackburn's shisha cafes

8:00pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A MAN has been prosecuted for allowing smoking indoors at a shisha lounge.

East Lancashire local election candidates revealed

Lancashire Telegraph: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

5:50pm Sunday 27th April 2014

NEXT month’s local elections could see control of Pendle slip from the minority Conservatives but it would take political earthquakes for Labour to lose its grip on Burnley and Rossendale.

Candidates revealed as battle lines drawn for East Lancs local elections

Lancashire Telegraph: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

3:30pm Saturday 26th April 2014

HYNDBURN’S Pritchard family feud will ignite the local election campaign in East Lancashire.

Hyndburn MP concerned about poverty in the borough

5:34pm Friday 24th January 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones said he was ‘concerned’ about poverty in the borough.

East Lancashire MP’s in Commons betting machines blast

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Graham Jones

9:59am Thursday 23rd January 2014

BETTING machines that allow punters to gamble £100 every 20 seconds have had ‘disastrous consequences’ in East Lancashire, an MP claimed yesterday.

MP Gordon Birtwistle faces rival for leadership

3:13pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

BURNLEY MP Gordon Birtwistle faces a second rival in his bid to become the Lib Dem’s deputy leader in the House of Commons.

Kate Hollern officially bids to succeed Jack Straw as Blackburn MP

Lancashire Telegraph: Council leader Kate Hollern

12:30pm Monday 20th January 2014

KATE Hollern has become the first Labour politician to officially bid to succeed Blackburn MP Jack Straw at next year’s general election.

East Lancashire MEP welcomes nuclear plants investment

2:45pm Friday 17th January 2014

EAST Lancashire MEP Sajjad Karim has welcomed the news that Lancashire-based Westinghouse has invested around £100m in three new nuclear plants in Cumbria.

Gordon Birtwistle wins apology from Labour

2:27pm Friday 17th January 2014

BURNLEY MP Gordon Birtwistle has won an apology from Labour over an attack on his senior LibDem colleague Vince Cable’s voting record.

Unite fight against North West job cuts

2:24pm Friday 17th January 2014

THE Unite union’s local authority members are forming a ‘war cabinet’ to help fight job and service cuts across the North West councils.

Ex-Burnley MP Peter Pike supports single authority ‘super-council’

2:18pm Friday 17th January 2014

A FORMER MP and ex-council leader has voiced support for the creation of a single authority to govern East Lancashire’s affairs.

Will Straw welcomed Andrew Gwynne to Darwen and Rawtenstall

Lancashire Telegraph: Will Straw will take on sitting MP Jake Berry at the next  General Election

3:43pm Thursday 16th January 2014

ROSSENDALE and Darwen parliamentary hopeful Will Straw welcomed the shadow health minister, Andrew Gwynne, to Darwen and Rawtenstall on Saturday as part of a nationwide campaign by the Labour Party.

Opposition to plans for new homes blasted by Burnley councillor

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Townsend  says coalition is trying to destroy councils

12:50pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A SENIOR Burnley councillor has blasted opposition to plans to build homes on the site of a community centre in Burnley Wood.

‘Worried’ government offers extra cash to East Lancs councils for applications to drill for shale

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:49pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

FRACKING firm Cuadrilla yesterday announced Lancashire communities where it drills for shale gas will get £100,000 each to spend on local projects.

‘Greater risk of poll fraud’ in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Voting in East Morton yesterday

10:51am Thursday 9th January 2014

FOUR East Lancashire boroughs have been singled out for extra scrutiny in a bid to combat voting fraud.

UKIP leader cuts business summit in East Lancashire to a half-day

Lancashire Telegraph: CHIEF: UKIP’s Nigel Farage.

11:11am Tuesday 7th January 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has cut a planned day-long business conference in East Lancashire to a half-day.

Minute’s silence cut from Nelson agenda following anonymous objections

3:11pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

A NELSON town councillor said she was ‘amazed’ after a planned minute’s silence for Nelson Mandela failed to go ahead.

Hyndburn MP worried over later retirement age plans

12:05pm Monday 16th December 2013

A BOROUGH MP has spoken of his concerns for the “hardest working” people in his constituency.

Pay rise plan for East Lancashire MPs is slammed

5:30pm Friday 13th December 2013

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has condemned plans to give MPs an 11 per cent pay rise in 2015 and called for the independent body which recommended it to be scrapped.

Former Burnley MP Peter Pike praised during tributes to Nelson Mandela

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter Pike

1:26pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

FORMER Burnley MP Peter Pike’s role in the Anti-Apartheid Movement was praised in Parliament on Monday during tributes to former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Three East Lancashire MPs would give away pay rise

Lancashire Telegraph: What we’ll do with the money...

2:00pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

JACK Straw has defended plans to give MPs an 11 per cent pay rise of £7,600 a year in 2015 as three colleagues pledged to give the extra to charity if re-elected.

Live LIVE BLOG: George Osborne's Autumn Statement

Lancashire Telegraph: WILL HE LISTEN? Chancellor George Osborne, who presents his Autumn Statement tomorrow

11:33am Thursday 5th December 2013

Live coverage of George Osborne's Autumn Statement.

Burnley bailiff service faces possible axe

10:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013

BURNLEY could be set to become the last local authority in Lancashire to ditch its own bailiff service.

PM's immigration plans a 'hill of beans' says East Lancashire MEP

Lancashire Telegraph: MEP Paul Nuttall

2:50pm Thursday 28th November 2013

NORTH WEST UKIP Euro-MP Paul Nuttall has branded David Cameron’s proposed restrictions on EU migrants as failing to amount to ‘a hill of beans.’

East Lancashire MEP welcomes EU budget feeze

4:18pm Monday 25th November 2013

AN East Lancashire MEP has welcomed a freeze in the EU budget for 2014.

Euro MP helping students to study abroad

2:01pm Friday 22nd November 2013

EURO MPs have extended a scheme helping North West universities send thousands of students abroad to study.



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