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Carving of one of Lancashire’s most iconic birds due to be unveiled

Chorley Citizen:

12:48pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

A WOODEN carving of one of Lancashire’s most iconic birds is due to be unveiled in Hyndburn today.

INSPIRATION: Chef with inoperable brain tumour the size of an apple shrugs health problems to help others

Chorley Citizen:

9:30am Monday 24th August 2015

A CHEF with an inoperable brain tumour the size of an apple has shrugged aside his own health problems to try to help others.

VIDEO: £18k benefits cheat who claimed he was 'virtually unable to walk' rumbled while playing bowls

Chorley Citizen:

12:10am Saturday 22nd August 2015

A BENEFITS cheat who received more than £18,000 after claiming he was 'virtually unable to walk' was rumbled by investigators while playing bowls.

Skate park set to be removed after vandals strike – sparking calls for council re-think

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Friday 21st August 2015

A SKATE park in Rossendale is set to be removed – sparking calls for a council re-think.

GET INVOLVED: 7 fun things to do this weekend in East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen:

1:51pm Thursday 20th August 2015

THERE are plenty of events going on in East Lancashire this weekend as the school holidays reach their final stretch.

UPDATE: Armed police deployed in Blackburn after reports of someone carrying gun

Chorley Citizen:

4:00am Friday 21st August 2015

ARMED police were deployed in Blackburn early yesterday morning after reports someone was seen carrying a gun.

SLICE OF HEAVEN: Does this local Italian serve the best pizza in England?

Chorley Citizen:

11:10am Wednesday 19th August 2015

AN ITALIAN restaurant will find out soon if it serves the best pizza in England after being nominated as a finalist in the English Italian Awards.

25 food outlets in Chorley need 'urgent' or 'major' hygiene improvements

Chorley Citizen:

4:19pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

CHORLEY has 25 food outlets that are officially deemed in need of ‘urgent’ or ‘major’ hygiene improvements.

UPDATE: Man's body found in Leeds Liverpool canal

Chorley Citizen:

2:00pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

THE body of a man has been found in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Rishton.

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL: Acorn from tree planted by Napoleon set to go on display in Blackburn

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 18th August 2015

AN ACORN from a tree planted by Napoleon will be one of the curios on display at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery next year.

Teen driving while drunk and high on drugs admits causing death of girl on her 17th birthday

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 18th August 2015

A TEENAGER driving while drunk and high on drugs has admitted causing the death of a girl on her 17th birthday.

Footballer who suffered horrific injury just seconds after coming on as substitute recovering in hospital

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 15th August 2015

THE striker who broke his leg during his debut for Bacup Borough is on the road to recovery.

River Darwen restocked with hundreds of coarse fish to help improve Lancashire’s waterways

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 15th August 2015

THE River Darwen has been restocked with hundreds of coarse fish this week as part of the Environment Agency’s annual programme to improve Lancashire’s waterways.

Traces of parasite ‘being reduced every day’ but boil-water notice remains in Lancashire

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 15th August 2015

AS the contaminated-water crisis enters its ninth day, United Utilities said it is replenishing stocks with millions of litres of “clean” water.

SLAVE TRADE: Pupils see documents valuing ‘Negroes’ sold as plantation workers

Chorley Citizen:

12:50pm Friday 14th August 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN in East Lancashire are being taught the repugnance of the slave trade by reading ledgers that listed people as stock.

New £1.3m super-robot which helps perform major operations used by Blackburn surgeons

Chorley Citizen:

9:40am Friday 14th August 2015

A NEW £1.3million super-robot which helps perform major operations with far less trauma has been used by surgeons in East Lancashire for the first time.

Mobile speed camera operators can now detect drivers chatting on their phones

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Friday 14th August 2015

PLANS to clamp down on drivers using mobile phones at the wheel or failing to wear a seat-belt have been welcomed.

Burnley Food festival to showcase the region’s best produce

Chorley Citizen:

2:26pm Thursday 13th August 2015

IT’S the weekend to take to the streets – whether you enjoy fine foods, dancing or simply walking.

‘Shabby chic’ look to revamped Blackburn pub

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Thursday 13th August 2015

A PUB has reopened this week after a major refurbishment.

Future of landmark pub and fire station still in the balance

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

THE future of two landmark buildings in Accrington remains in the balance despite both having new owners.

Blackburn man paralysed in motocross crash astounds doctors by getting back on his bike

Chorley Citizen:

10:40am Tuesday 11th August 2015

A MAN told he would never walk again after being paralysed from the neck down in a motocross accident has astounded medics by getting back on his motorbike.

Darwen Council’s £40k legal bills for new pathway through farm

Chorley Citizen: CASH: Money is available for community projects

12:58pm Monday 10th August 2015

A TOWN hall spent more than £40,000 in legal fees to force a pathway through a Darwen farm.

Four star hotel conference centre and restaurant to replace 'eyesore' Blackburn town centre building

Chorley Citizen:

10:20am Monday 10th August 2015

WORK to demolish an “eyesore” building in Blackburn town centre has been completed with the developer now planning a four star hotel conference centre and restaurant on the site.

'DISGRACE': Public given longer to have say on sale of playing fields after address error

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 8th August 2015

THE public has been given longer to have a say on the sale of playing fields after consultation documents contained the wrong address.

Rossendale stroke survivor tackles gruelling triathlon test

Chorley Citizen:

2:01pm Friday 7th August 2015

A ROSSENDALE stroke survivor will take on at gruelling challenge just over a year after his life was thrown into disarray.

Fires which destroyed several buildings at allotment site were started deliberately

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Friday 7th August 2015

FIRES which destroyed several buildings at an allotment site in Oswaldtwistle were started deliberately, police have said.

Hospice worker and her dad celebrate winning £1,000 on daytime TV show

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Thursday 6th August 2015

A HOSPICE fundraiser who became an estate agent-crossed-with-a-bailiff for the day for a new TV series will spend her winnings on her wedding.

Dog friendly pub perfect venue for canine owners’ public building awards

Chorley Citizen:

1:42pm Thursday 6th August 2015

A PUB which provides an extra special welcome for canine visitors was the setting for the launch the annual Be Dog Friendly Awards.

Plans for significant rise in floodlight height at Burnley's Turf Moor approved

Chorley Citizen:

1:22pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

PLANS for a significant rise in height for the floodlight pylons at Burnley FC’s Turf Moor stadium have been approved.

Oswaldtwistle couple celebrate platinum wedding anniversary

Chorley Citizen:

11:40am Wednesday 5th August 2015

AN OSWALDTWISTLE couple celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary in style.

Walk in memory of Blackburn Rovers fan who died suddenly raises £726

Chorley Citizen:

3:22pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

FAMILY and friends of a boy who died suddenly three years ago organised a charity walk on what would have been his 19th birthday.

Workers at East Lancashire Rolls-Royce factories remain confident about their futures

Chorley Citizen:

1:59pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

WORKERS at East Lancashire’s Rolls-Royce factories say they remain confident about their futures despite its largest stakeholder pledging to slash costs.

Troop team beats 240 other groups in tough trek across Holland

Chorley Citizen:

4:20pm Monday 3rd August 2015

AN Army Cadet Force team has pulled off a remarkable victory to beat 240 other groups in a gruelling 100-mile walk across the Netherlands.

5,000 children given money and debt advice

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

A CHARITY which has undertaken pioneering work in educating children about money management and debt has now reached more than 5,000 children in 100 schools.

Teenagers taken ill after taking 'ecstasy' tablets

Chorley Citizen: 'Pink ecstasy' tablets. Picture from Frank.

4:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

POLICE have warned about the dangers of drugs after two teenagers from Leyland fell ill after taking tablets they believed to be ecstasy.

East Lancs mini marketeers hoping to make a small fortune

Chorley Citizen:

9:20am Thursday 30th July 2015

A NURSERY Market Stall is attracting Colne’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

East Lancashire ready for deadly ‘Mers’ outbreak

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

EAST Lancashire is ready to contain any outbreak of a deadly viral respiratory disease linked to camels.

VIDEO: One of the craziest men in heavy metal backing campaign to save Blackburn venue

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

ONE of the craziest men in heavy metal is backing a campaign to save a live music venue in Blackburn.

Blackburn students celebrate end of school with awards show

Chorley Citizen:

3:10pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

PUPILS were all smiles as they were given awards for exceptional achievements made throughout the past year.

Blackburn charity selling used school uniforms for hard-up families opens new outlet

Chorley Citizen:

2:41pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

A CHARITY that helps provide school uniforms for Blackburn’s most desperate families is now targeting soup kitchens in the town.

New factory opens in Blackburn as part of massive expansion plan

Chorley Citizen:

10:05am Wednesday 29th July 2015

A NEW factory has opened in Blackburn as part of a massive expansion plan for a North West furniture firm.

Family of four-year-old boy with 'unique' condition facing agonising wait as transplant hope dashed

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

THE family of a four-year-old boy are facing an agonising wait after being told he cannot have a heart transplant.

Blackburn street cleaner’s dreams of finding treasure dashed by experts

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

A STREET cleaner’s dreams of finding treasure have been dashed by experts.

Turner Prize-winning transvestite spends day with Lancashire Police

Chorley Citizen:

1:24pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

TURNER Prize-winning transvestite Grayson Perry spent a day with Lancashire Police in his quest for masculinity.

Darwen woman’s death inspires family to help people talk about their problems

Chorley Citizen:

10:49am Tuesday 28th July 2015

A DARWEN woman’s death is inspiring her family and friends to encourage troubled youngsters to talk.

Former professional goalkeeper cleared of 'stalking' ex-wife

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

CLITHEROE Town’s former goalkeeping hero Carlo Nash has been cleared of stalking his ex-wife.

COWARDLY: Blackburn pensioner robbed on street moments after collecting pension

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

AN 85-year-old woman has been robbed on the street moments after collecting her pension.

Blackburn guides wanted for magical history tour

Chorley Citizen:

11:50am Monday 27th July 2015

AMATEUR actors, confident speakers and those who love to share their love for local history are being recruited to take part in this year’s Blackburn Heritage Festival.

FRYING HIGH: Fish and chip shop scoops national honour

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Monday 27th July 2015

A PENDLE business has battered the opposition to net a top honour.

BRING BACK THE STOCKS: Town set to restore ancient apparatus once used to shame criminals

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Saturday 25th July 2015

IT’S the cry often made by the law-and-order brigade: “Bring back the stocks.”

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