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Comment: Shaming drivers to slow down

Lancashire Telegraph: traffic jam stock

12:44pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

DRIVERS who park dangerously outside schools will be ‘fined’ by children as part of a new campaign.

Review: Lapping up the luxury in Dubai

Lancashire Telegraph: The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building

12:00am Sunday 18th May 2014

AS I look up at the beautiful mosaic ceiling, I sigh indulgently as the masseuse pours silky suds all over my freshly exfoliated skin.I'm having my first ever Turkish hammam and I like it, a lot.

Comment: The shame of cable thieves

Lancashire Telegraph: Lisa Porter-Bennett with the cable box where the thieves struck.

1:29pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THIEVES who stole metal cable from a mobile cancer screening unit are the lowest of the low.

Nutrition crisis must be tackled

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancs parents cannot afford to feed their children

11:28am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Unfortunately, we’ve got very used to poverty and health indicators which underline the deep social problems in East Lancashire.

Comment: Centenary must be observed

Lancashire Telegraph: Colleen Nicoll - Poppy Field

2:02pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THIS year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. East Lancs soldiers who fought and died in the conflict will be remembered with special services and events.

Ghan’s 10-year journey

Lancashire Telegraph: The Ghan weaves its way through the Outback on its way north.

4:35pm Friday 21st March 2014

The Ghan made its first journey – all the way from the bottom of South Australia to the top of the Northern Territory– in 2004.

Review: Disney Magic Med Cruise

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Disney Magic Med Cruise

11:58am Monday 10th March 2014

Someone whose childhood did not involve a lot of Disney, those Mickey ears are a constant source of amazement.

The lessons must be learned

Lancashire Telegraph: Calls over dangerous dogs

12:40pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

BACK in the 1980s, dog licences cost just 37p. They might as well have not bothered.

Health risk caused by poachers

Lancashire Telegraph: Sheep and pony die in suspected poacher activity near Winchester

2:11pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

WHILE town centre drug raids, robberies and assaults make the headlines, a different type of crime is being busted in East Lancashire’s countryside.

Olympians will do us proud

Lancashire Telegraph: Paula Walker

1:04pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

OUR Winter Olympians will soon be competing in some of the most dangerous sports in the world.

Rossendalebus announces improved Ramsbottom route

3:19pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

ROSSENDALE’S main bus provider has announced a new Ramsbottom route.

Review: Iceland

Lancashire Telegraph: The aurora borealis is a beautiful sight. Below: Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital

4:07pm Monday 20th January 2014

MY desire to see the Northern Lights has taken me to the Arctic Circle twice.

Comment: Care plan concerns justified

2:48pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

OVER the past few years we have seen big cuts in local authority services forced on councils by central government budget reductions.

Review: Cadbury World, Birmingham

Lancashire Telegraph: ROUTE TO ENJOYMENT The Cadabra ride.

10:01am Monday 9th December 2013

MUM, it’s nothing like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” my two daughters told me sternly on the journey to Cadbury World in Birmingham.

Review: Grenada

Lancashire Telegraph: IDYLLIC Carriacou is Grenada’s smaller sister island. Inset, below Grenada’s capital, St George’s

2:09pm Friday 6th December 2013

THERE'S something comfortingly festive about the sweet, warming aroma of nutmeg.

East Lancashire bus operator to trial new payment technology

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Eggleton

11:30am Tuesday 26th November 2013

A DEAL has been struck between a Lancashire bus operator and a high street bank which could bring ticketing into the 21st Century.

Call for bus services between Barnoldswick and Skipton

4:33pm Friday 15th November 2013

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has asked Lancashire County Council to provide late evening bus services between Barnoldswick and Skipton.

East Lancashire NHS trial new patients

4:34pm Friday 15th November 2013

BOSSES at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust have been trialling a new system which offers unhappy patients and families a meeting with the relevant consultant.

Take the Witch Way from East Lancashire to Manchester

Lancashire Telegraph: Take the Witch Way from East Lancashire to Manchester

2:03pm Friday 1st November 2013

CITY-bound travellers are being told ‘witch’ way to turn after a new £3million fleet was unveiled to run between East Lancashire and Manchester.

Warning to East Lancashire motorists to check your tyres this winter

2:06pm Friday 1st November 2013

SAFETY experts are urging East Lancashire motorists to check their tyres as the darker colder nights draw in.

Call to nationalise Northern Rail

Lancashire Telegraph: The Todmorden Curve will shorten rail journey times

9:28am Wednesday 30th October 2013

A SENIOR councillor has suggested Northern Rail should be nationalised after it emerged there were not enough trains to run the new Burnley to Manchester service.

East Lancashire on track for revamped carriages

2:00pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

RAIL passengers are hopeful that an £800,000 train carriage refit will benefit East Lancashire.

Jack Straw backs HS2

1:42pm Monday 28th October 2013

JACK Straw said he was committed to the HS2 high-speed rail project which will result in benefits to local rail services in the north.

Pendle MP: HS2 cash ‘would just go to London’

4:30pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

PENDLE’S Lib Dem peer Lord Tony Greaves has hit back at comments by Labour prospective candidate Azhar Ali over the high speed rail scheme.

Blackburn to Manchester link set to get massive improvements

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn to Manchester link set to get massive improvements

12:08pm Friday 13th September 2013

THE vital rail link between Blackburn, Clitheroe and Manchester looks set to be revolutionised ending a massive campaign which has gone on for years.

East Lancashire councillor's first bus trip in 50 years was a 'bone-shaking' ride

12:29pm Friday 6th September 2013

SENIOR Tory Alan Cottam revealed his first bus trip in 50 years convinced him he was right to demand a rethink on council plans to halve the number of highway inspections.

Landlord hits out at zebra crossing plan outside Oswaldtwistle pub

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Fitzpatrick, landlord of the Hare and Hounds pub, Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle, left, with other local residents who are complaining.

4:48pm Friday 6th September 2013

AN angry landlord has hit out at plans to install a zebra crossing outside his Oswaldtwistle pub.

No cash to fix faulty Blackburn parking meters

Lancashire Telegraph: Problematic parking meters are giving motorist a headache. Picture posed by model

5:00pm Thursday 5th September 2013

BLACKBURN Council has said that a lack of funding may prevent faulty parking machines in the town centre from being fixed.

Clitheroe motorist with 29 points could still be on the road

10:03am Thursday 5th September 2013

A CLITHEROE motorist who clocked up 29 points, almost three times the legal limit, could still be on the roads according to data released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Driver cut free after lorry veers off the M6 in Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: The scene of the accident

3:34pm Thursday 5th September 2013

A LORRY driver was taken to hospital with minor head injuries after his vehicle veered off the motorway.

Police M6 patrol hub at Samlesbury faces closure

3:31pm Thursday 5th September 2013

LANCASHIRE police's dedicated motorway patrol hub near the M6 junction at Samlesbury is facing closure at the end of the year.

Crash on the M6 in Lancashire causes delays for commuters

10:30am Tuesday 27th August 2013

Commuters faced delays this morning after two vehicles were involved in a collision on the M6 near Bamber Bridge.

Anger over Mellor potholes

9:00am Monday 26th August 2013

MELLOR neighbours have spoken out against Lancashire County Council because of pot holes in their road.

New-look fleet of Rossendale buses ready to roll

Lancashire Telegraph: One of the new 'rosso' buses

5:10pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

A £500,000 fleet of greener, more customer-friendly buses will roll into action from tomorrow.

Darwen residents' fury over parking

9:00pm Tuesday 20th August 2013

HOPES residents-only parking will be introduced in a residential road are likely to be dashed.

Backing for East Lancashire rail plan

5:01pm Tuesday 20th August 2013

PLANS to hand the management of rail franchises to local authorities have been given the backing of a public transport boss in Lancashire.

Student 'critical' after Whalley road crash

Lancashire Telegraph: Damaged vehicles at the scene

10:09am Monday 19th August 2013

A STUDENT at Blackburn College is in a critical condition after she and her sister were in a serious road accident.

Police launch East Lancashire cycle safety campaign

9:03am Monday 19th August 2013

CYCLISTS are being offered tips on staying safe on East Lancashire’s roads.

Drunk lies under train in Blackburn - and lives

Lancashire Telegraph: A train on the section of track where the incident took place

10:30am Friday 16th August 2013

A DRUNKEN man who lay down between train tracks to sleep, miraculously survived when a packed commuter train sped over him.

Blackburn student's bus travel dissertation

2:31pm Friday 16th August 2013

A STUDENT is hoping to explore an area’s bus travel habits with a wide-ranging survey.

Blackburn College students urged to car-share

1:44pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

BLACKBURN College wants its students and staff to ‘go green’ when they come to class, sharing cars, walking cycling or getting the bus.

Guide for parents

10:37am Friday 9th August 2013

A COLLEGE is offering specialist advice for parents as the school leaving age is raised to 18.

Axe set to fall on Pendle disc parking scheme

7:00pm Monday 5th August 2013

PENDLE’S disc parking scheme could be scrapped after traders labelled the current system ‘confusing’.

Bus fare rises looming on Burnley and Bacup services

9:00pm Friday 26th July 2013

BUS passengers on two services in Burnley and Bacup have been told to brace themselves for fresh fare increases to keep their routes afloat.

East Lancashire young drink-drive project wins praise

Lancashire Telegraph: Matthew Alston’s parents Andrew and Janet with county travel adviser Rhiannon Leeds and Richard Manock of the highways institute.

4:36pm Thursday 25th July 2013

A PROJECT showing young people the consequences of drinking and driving using the wreckage of a Vauxhall Corsa in which a Simonstone teenager died has been commended in a major transport awards.

Cuts may be needed to fund 20mph zones in Lancashire

2:28pm Monday 22nd July 2013

COUNTY council bosses have defended a “u-turn” over extending 20mph zones to the rest of Lancashire’s residential roads.

Drivers confused by new signs at busy Burnley roundabout

Lancashire Telegraph: The lights at Gannow top

7:00pm Thursday 18th July 2013

SIGNS and roadmarkings at a key motorway roundabout are being monitored after drivers’ complaints of road chaos where new traffic lights have been installed.

Weekend pledge on A666 works through Darwen

4:00pm Thursday 18th July 2013

NATIONAL Grid workmen this weekend return to finish the gas main replacement that caused a traffic nightmare on the A666 through Darwen last year.

Boost for Lancashire Telegraph 'Wasted Lives' campaign as RAC calls for tougher rules for young drivers

2:42pm Thursday 18th July 2013

THE RAC Foundation is the latest organisation to back the tougher driver training system called for by the Lancashire Telegraph’s ‘Wasted Lives’ campaign.

Renewed call for safety at Colne 'rat-run'

9:00pm Monday 15th July 2013

RENEWED calls have been made to improve road safety in a Colne ‘rat-run’ after a pensioner was left fighting for his life in hospital.


Transport operator news

Memories of August 1914 / Liverpool / 23–27 July (link)

northernrail.org 1:00am Mon 21 Jul 14

Memories of August 1914 is one the UK’s landmark events to mark the centenary of the start of First World…

Baroness Kramer officially opens James Cook station (link)

northernrail.org 1:00am Fri 18 Jul 14

Minister of State for Transport, Baroness Kramer, has officially opened a new £2.2m Tees Valley rail station…

Changes to Coastliner fares from Sunday 23rd February 2014 (link)

lancashirebus.co.uk 12:00am Tue 18 Feb 14

From Sunday 23rd February 2014 we're having to make some changes to a number of Yorkshire Coastliner fares. We've…

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