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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.”

USE OUR GROUNDS: New matchday parking available for Blackburn Rovers fans

Chorley Citizen:

9:43am Friday 24th July 2015

ROVERS fans can help a hospice during the forthcoming football season by taking advantage of secure match-day parking at a nearby school.

Ribble Valley man heads for Nepal to introduce revolutionary agriculture scheme

Chorley Citizen:

2:23pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

A RIBBLE Valley man is heading to earthquake-hit Nepal to help communities produce their own food.

Blackburn man infected with HIV by contaminated blood 'could die' before receiving compensation

Chorley Citizen:

9:10am Thursday 23rd July 2015

A MAN who was was infected with HIV by contaminated blood says he ‘could very well die’ before he receives compensation.

Darwen to delve into its history with 20 locations hosting events for heritage festival

Chorley Citizen:

11:14am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

DARWEN will delve into its history with 20 locations hosting events for a heritage festival.

Call to compensate bird flu-hit Lancashire farmers

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

CALLS have been made to compensate farmers whose businesses have been affected by an outbreak of bird flu in Lancashire.

'Ultimate' prom for Blackburn girls after competition win

Chorley Citizen:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

TWO best friends got an ‘ultimate prom experience’ after they won a competition run by The Mall, Blackburn, and the Lancashire Telegraph.

Children’s TV stars at family flower day

Chorley Citizen:

12:20pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A TOP line-up of family television performers are planned for the Chorley Flower Show with stars headlining the children’s stage.

Spooky translations aim to boost Pendle Hill tourism

Chorley Citizen:

11:40am Tuesday 21st July 2015

WITAMY w krainie czarownic, as the Polish might say about East Lancashire – ‘the land of the witches’.

Drugs ‘amnesty’ after Blackburn businessman's death tragedy

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 21st July 2015

POLICE are encouraging those in possession of ecstasy tablets similar to ones linked to the death of a 45-year-old man to hand them in.

Victim fighting for his life after unprovoked early hours attack

Chorley Citizen:

4:30pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A MAN is fighting for his life after an unprovoked early hours attack left him with severe head injuries.

Blackburn Mela set to promote health and wellbeing

Chorley Citizen:

3:03pm Monday 20th July 2015

HEALTH professionals from across the borough will be at the One Voice Mela next weekend.

VIDEO: Mystery as Blackburn family's car covered in spray paint and tinned tomatoes

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Monday 20th July 2015

AN UNSUSPECTING vandal has been caught on CCTV maliciously covering a car in spray-paint.

East Lancashire scientist helps to reveal the peaks of Pluto

Chorley Citizen:

11:16am Friday 17th July 2015

AN EAST Lancashire scientist has revealed that Pluto is crater-free and mountainous – 50 years to the day after the Lancashire Telegraph reported that Mars was flat!

Brave Lancashire nurse given medal for work at Africa Ebola camp

Chorley Citizen:

10:53am Friday 17th July 2015

AN EAST Lancashire nurse who spent her birthday treating the victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa has been given a medal.

Former Blackburn student and car salesman to pass on 30 years of skills

Chorley Citizen:

10:50am Friday 17th July 2015

A CAR dealership worker has celebrated reaching a 30-year milestone by taking up a new role recruiting apprentices.

Police patrols stepped up after 13-year-old girl touched by man

Chorley Citizen:

5:23pm Thursday 16th July 2015

POLICE patrols have been stepped up after a girl reported being approached by a man early this morning.

Former industrial plant being turned into new wildlife reserve

Chorley Citizen:

3:41pm Thursday 16th July 2015

THE final stages of turning much of a former chemical works site into a nature reserve are gathering pace.

Insurance companies pay for the unique skills of Portuguese expert to help repair vehicles

Chorley Citizen:

3:30pm Thursday 16th July 2015

SPECIALIST ‘storm-chasers’ from Portugal have been working their magic to repair dozens of vehicles damaged by hailstones earlier this month.

High street weekly payment store run by charity opens in shopping centre

Chorley Citizen:

2:40pm Thursday 16th July 2015

A HIGH street weekly payment store run by a charity has opened in Burnley’s Charter Walk shopping centre.

3bn-mile quest for knowledge begun by Pluto pioneer

Chorley Citizen:

2:40pm Thursday 16th July 2015

AN EAST Lancashire scientist was today getting to grips with a raft of new data after a space probe ‘phoned home’.

GET ACTIVE: 10 things to do in East Lancashire this weekend

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

IT’S probably the busiest weekend of the calendar in East Lancashire, with the last flurry of fairs, events and extravaganzas before families jet off on their summer holidays as the schools break up.

Chance to see artwork up close and personal during flower show

Chorley Citizen:

12:31pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

VISITORS to the first Chorley Flower Show will get a unique opportunity to see paintings in Astley Hall like they have never seen them before.

Cute tot obsessed with shopping at Asda named ‘Junior Store Manager’

Chorley Citizen:

10:39am Wednesday 15th July 2015

A CUTE young lad has captivated staff at his local supermarket so much that he has been given an unofficial management role.

Lancashire nurse hailed as one of the giants of her profession

Chorley Citizen:

2:31pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

A NURSE has been hailed as one of the giants of her profession for her work in improving the lives of extremely vulnerable people.

Lancashire scientist works on Nasa mission gathering data from far-flung planet

Chorley Citizen:

2:10pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

AN EAST Lancastrian is boldly going where no man has been before – and then he’ll head back to Pendle to share his discoveries.

Lancashire mum who turned to Facebook for company inundated with offers of friendship

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

AN EAST Lancashire mum who turned to the web for company has been inundated with offers of friendship.

RED BULL SOAPBOX: Double podium finish for Lancashire in wackiest race of the year

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

IT was double podium finish for Lancashire in what could be the wackiest race of the year.

England and Lancashire star James Anderson tries second career - as a film producer...

Chorley Citizen:

5:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

HE’S part of the team which has the upper hand against Australia in the Ashes series - but fast bowler James Anderson has a second career . . . as a film producer.

Take-over puts metal makers back on track

Chorley Citizen:

3:35pm Monday 13th July 2015

A COMPANY taken over by an East Lancashire firm while in administration is now hiring again and winning big contracts.

MAJOR FACELIFT: New £4m Shadsworth Hub project underway

Chorley Citizen:

11:38am Monday 13th July 2015

WORK on the new £4million Shadsworth Hub has started with the area set for a major facelift.

Blackburn Symphony Orchestra still going strong after 50 years

Chorley Citizen:

11:59am Friday 10th July 2015

A SYMPHONY orchestra will mark its 50th anniversary with a celebration concert tomorrow.

First ever Blackburn ‘colour splash run’ saved at the 11th hour

Chorley Citizen:

11:12am Friday 10th July 2015

A FIRST of its kind event for East Lancashire has been saved at the 11th hour.

Meet the Blackburn student who thinks laughter is the best medicine for chronic pain

Chorley Citizen:

9:33am Friday 10th July 2015

A STUDENT suffering from chronic back pain decided to devote her studies to looking at the problem – and found that laughter really was the best medicine.

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