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Burnley pupils and staff celebrate ‘exceptional’ start to academic year

Chorley Citizen:

1:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF and students at a Burnley high school are celebrating an ‘exceptional’ start to the academic year.

East Lancs violence ‘hot spots’ to be targeted in binge drinking crackdown

Chorley Citizen:

9:38am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE dangers of irresponsible drinking are being highlighted as part of a week-long police campaign.

VIDEO: Lancashire Police hail knife amnesty a success

Chorley Citizen:

9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

‘POTENTIALLY lethal wea-pons’ have been handed into police as part of a knife amnesty.

Glowing report for Burnley 'superschool' after spell in special measures

Chorley Citizen:

1:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BURNLEY ‘superschool’ which was put in special measures has been given a glowing report by inspectors.

UPDATE: Crimewatch appeal for Blackburn pickpocket suspects

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OFFICERS are hoping CCTV footage from three pickpocket thefts in Blackburn featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme will help them trace those responsible.

Man taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling down embankment

Chorley Citizen: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

12:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN suffered suspected neck and shoulder injuries when he fell 10ft down an embankment.

Power cut affecting Burnley homes

Chorley Citizen: power cut switching off a fuse box

9:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Burnley are reporting being without electricity this morning.

NIGHTMARE: Traveller cleared of rape outside Blackburn club speaks out

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAVELLER cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’.

Police seek four men over Blackburn bar attack

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have released CCTV images of four men they believe could have vital information about an attack on two men in a Blackburn bar.

Huge delays on M6 after crash

Chorley Citizen:

1:46pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS are reporting huge delays on the M6 this afternoon.

Dog dies after getting into difficulty while swimming in East Lancashire quarry

Chorley Citizen:

12:51pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DOG died after getting into difficulty while swimming in an East Lancashire quarry.

Burnley couple escape house blaze with pet dogs

Chorley Citizen:

12:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A COUPLE and their two bull terriers had to escape their home when a fire started in the kitchen.

Woman's anger as Blackburn street 'plagued by rats'

Chorley Citizen:

9:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has spoken of her disgust after rats plagued her street.

Finale as Great Harwood cinema faces demolition

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER cinema which has fallen into disrepair could be demolished and turned into flats if planning permission is granted.

Gas pipe work has left Billington roads in a ‘mess’

Chorley Citizen:

2:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

A RIBBLE Valley councillor has been left feeling ‘angry’ after Billington’s roads were left a ‘mess’ after a gas pipe installation.

UPDATE: Rawtenstall traffic chaos as crash driver cut from car

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MOTORISTS faced rush-hour chaos yesterday after a serious crash caused a main road to be closed.

East Lancs primary children get lessons in hate crime

Chorley Citizen: Sylvia Lancaster

7:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A HATE crime awareness charity is spreading its message to primary school children.

UPDATE: Blackburn woman in court accused of murder of 18-year-old

Chorley Citizen: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared at the crown court charged with the murder of a teenager.

Blackburn mother of Reeva Steenkamp 'cannot believe' Pistorius verdict

Chorley Citizen: June Steenkamp

11:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by her paralympic athlete boyfriend has said she 'cannot believe' the judge believed his story.

AUDIO: Listen to Blackburn thief trying to sell stolen phone

Chorley Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

5:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who turned detective managed to record a 10-minute conversation of a man trying to sell his phone which had been stolen during a robbery.

Blackburn postman stole money in first month on job

Chorley Citizen: A Royal Mail post box

5:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

A POSTMAN has admitted stealing cash from mail that he was meant to be delivering.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Chorley Citizen: Oscar Pistorius

9:29am Friday 12th September 2014

PARALYMPIC athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide.

Burnley couple ‘lucky to be alive’ after Turkey holiday crash

Chorley Citizen:

9:22am Thursday 11th September 2014

A BURNLEY couple were seriously injured in a car crash as they travelled from the airport to their holiday apartment in Turkey.

Death crash inquiry of Blackburn man moves to Algeria

Chorley Citizen:

9:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

FRENCH police have said they have closed their investigation into the death of a former East Lancashire council boss.

East Lancs lecturer escapes child porn case jail term

Chorley Citizen:

9:07am Thursday 11th September 2014

A COLLEGE lecturer who downloaded hundreds of pornographic images and videos of young children has avoided being sent to jail.

East Lancashire's 'most wanted' man in South Africa

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

AN international manhunt has been launched to trace East Lancashire’s ‘most wanted man’.

Lancashire couple run up cash for Alzheimer’s cause

Chorley Citizen:

2:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DEPUTY headteacher and his wife have been praised by a charity chair for their dedicated fundraising efforts.

Tributes pour in for Blackburn teenager as woman charged with murder

Chorley Citizen:

9:27am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TRIBUTES are pouring in for a teenager who was stabbed to death in Blackburn.

Woman’s horror at finding Oswaldtwistle canal body

Chorley Citizen:

9:22am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A HOLIDAYMAKER who found a dead body floating in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal has said she has been unable to sleep since making the gruesome discovery.

Drunk robber threatens Blackburn Tesco workers with knife over bottle of Lambrini

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THIS is the moment terrified supermarket staff were threatened by a ‘drunk’ robber with a bread knife after they refused to sell him alcohol.

UPDATE: Blackburn man stabbed to death

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death following a disagreement.

A watchful eye on vulnerable children

Chorley Citizen:

4:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Lancashire Constabulary has warned we may see fewer officers patrolling the streets as it looks to make another £20m of cuts.

East Lancs drug gang behind bars for 25 years

Chorley Citizen:

10:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DRUGS gang which recruited members from those who owed debts to its leader has been sent to prison for a total of almost 25 years.

'Notorious' East Lancs cocaine kingpin's life of luxury

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 'NOTORIOUS' drug dealer was living a luxury lifestyle while peddling thousands of pounds of cocaine and cannabis.

Migrant to be deported after Home Office immigration swoop in Blackburn

Chorley Citizen: Immigration officials have been questioning the couple

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man is to be deported after being found to be in the country illegally.

VIDEO: Watch moment large road sweeper collides with parked car in Blackburn - then drives off

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS is the moment a road sweeper collided with a car parked at the side of the road.

Burnley warehouse worker denies possessing criminal property

Chorley Citizen: Failed businessman made £130,000 growing cannabis in factories for gang

11:02am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A STORAGE company employee had no idea his boss was using a warehouse to stash drugs money, a court has heard.

MURDER PROBE: Blackburn man died of single stab wound, police reveal

Chorley Citizen:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who died after suffering fatal injuries at a house in Blackburn was stabbed, murder probe police have confirmed.

Blackburn man jailed after ‘charging around’ and causing damage at his mother’s house

Chorley Citizen:

4:41pm Friday 15th August 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man has been sent to prison after he led police trying to arrest him for damaging property ‘on a merry dance’.

Former East Lancs detective hits out as escaped murderer set to be extradited

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A FORMER East Lancashire top cop has called for life sentences handed down by the courts to mean life for murderers.

Blackburn heroin addict stole hospice charity box

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A STEPSON admitted stealing from his stepfather and the ‘disgusting’ theft of a charity box for a hospice.

VIDEO: Watch 81-year-old East Lancs ‘neighbour from hell’ harrassing couple

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

AN 81-YEAR-OLD great-grandfather has been told he could go to prison if he continues to harass his neighbours.

Cupboard is getting bare, says East Lancs police boss

Chorley Citizen:

2:32pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Chief Superintendent Chris Bithell says it is inevitable residents in East Lancashire will see the way crimes are handled change over the coming months.

Blackburn cyclist's hit-and-run 'killer' flees to Algeria

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

POLICE want to extradite a man believed to be responsible for knocking down and killing a former Blackburn council boss in a hit-and-run crash in France.

VIDEO: Warning as thieves follow car then snatch stock from Blackburn shopkeeper

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEWSAGENTS are being urged to take extra care after a business owner was followed by thieves who snatched stock from his car.

UPDATE: Water pipe burst affects Blackburn homes

Chorley Citizen: Multi-million pound Wirral sewerage upgrade in pipeline

1:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

UP TO 50 homes could lose their water supply again this afternoon as engineers work to fix a burst main.

Teen left needing surgery after Blackburn metal bar attack

Chorley Citizen:

9:33am Thursday 7th August 2014

A TEENAGER was left needing surgery after he was attacked by a gang in a Blackburn street.

East Lancs Hospice charity cash tin snatched by 'heartless' Blackburn thief

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A ‘HEARTLESS’ thief snatched a collection tin full of donations made to the East Lancashire Hospice.

M65 GUN TERROR: Gang-of-three who waved pistol from car jailed

Chorley Citizen:

2:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THREE people who pulled alongside a motorist on the M65 and threatened him with a gun have been jailed.

Blackburn milkman's van stolen at knife-point

Chorley Citizen: Arla is to reduce its milk prices on 1 July

3:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A MILKMAN was threatened by a knife-wielding robber who stole his van during an early morning round.


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