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UPDATE: Traffic chaos after two crashes on M65

Chorley Citizen:

9:08am Tuesday 16th December 2014

MOTORISTS were reporting traffic chaos this morning following two crashes on the M65.

Three East Lancashire primary schools named in country's top 100

Chorley Citizen:

9:30am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THREE East Lancashire primary schools have been named in the top 100 in the country.

Blackburn with Darwen pubs and clubs FAIL under-age drinking ‘sting’

Chorley Citizen:

10:15am Friday 12th December 2014

SEVENTY-FIVE per cent of licensed premises served alcohol to under-18s in a test purchasing operation.

VIDEO: CCTV images released following trouble at Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United clash

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 12th December 2014

CCTV images of six men police want to speak to in connection with disorder following the Blackburn v Leeds match have been released by police.

Blackburn coroner: Ava-Jayne dog maul death ‘the most horrendous’ I have seen in 20 years

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

SUSPECTED cannabis plants were found in the house where an 11-month-old baby was mauled to death by a dog, an inquest has heard.

OUTRAGEOUS: District judge resigns after making racist remark about victim

Chorley Citizen: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

9:17am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A DISTRICT judge has resigned after he allegedly told a court that a victim of crime “won’t be working anywhere important” because her surname was Patel.

MURDER PROBE: Appeal to find taxi driver who could hold key to Darwen death inquiry

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A MYSTERY taxi driver could have vital information in a murder probe after a man was found collapsed at his home.

Private schools to help poorest

Chorley Citizen:

4:40pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

ALL children should have access to a good local school regardless of parental social class and disposable income, a teaching union representative has said.

Blackburn man drove off after ex-girlfriend jumped on bonnet of car

Chorley Citizen:

9:50am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

A MAN drove off after his ex-partner jumped on the bonnet of his car to stop him when she believed he was under the influence of drugs.

East Lancs teen with rare condition meets Of Mice and Men lead singer

Chorley Citizen:

12:13pm Monday 1st December 2014

A 15-YEAR-OLD who lives with a rare debilitating condition has had her dream of meeting her favourite rock star granted.

Tragic display highlights festive drink-drive message

Chorley Citizen:

9:36am Monday 1st December 2014

DRIVERS are being urged to think about the consequences of getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol in the run up to Christmas.

Asian couple racially abused in Blackburn park

Chorley Citizen: Police hunt burglary gang who stole jewellery from Bradford house

4:00pm Saturday 29th November 2014

AN ASIAN couple was racially abused and threatened with a knife as they walked in a Blackburn park.

Blackburn students step back in time for a charity tea

Chorley Citizen:

2:38pm Friday 28th November 2014

STUDENTS dressed up in 1940s costume as they welcomed veterans and OAPs to tea.

MOST WANTED: Police searching for six East Lancashire men

Chorley Citizen:

2:21pm Friday 28th November 2014

POLICE are trying to trace six men from East Lancashire who are wanted for separate offences in the area.

Union says 500 Lancashire Police officers could go in £20m cuts

Chorley Citizen:

9:39am Friday 28th November 2014

AROUND 500 frontline officers could be lost from the beat as Lancashire Police looks to save a further £20million from its budget, union bosses said.

Police hunt hooded attacker after schoolgirls grabbed in Burnley

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 28th November 2014

TWO terrified teenage girls were grabbed by a hooded attacker close to Turf Moor.

Pupils take on challenge to pay tribute to tragic Blackburn pupil

Chorley Citizen:

3:33pm Thursday 27th November 2014

SPORTY students took part in a biathlon in memory of Adam Rogers.

Lancashire Christmas shoppers warned to be on alert for stolen mobile phones

Chorley Citizen:

2:57pm Thursday 27th November 2014

CHRISTMAS shoppers are being urged to be alert to stolen mobile phones being sold on the black market.

World’s first conference to mark East Lancs hate-crime victim’s birthday

Chorley Citizen:

2:10pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A MOTHER whose teenage daughter was killed just for dressing likes a Goth has marked what would have been her 28th birthday by speaking at a hate-crime conference.

East Lancs headteacher warns parents after two ‘near misses involving pupils’

Chorley Citizen:

2:05pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A HEAD teacher is urging parents not to park on the yellow lines outside of school following two ‘near misses involving pupils’.

UPDATE: Woman found dead at Blackburn house

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Friday 28th November 2014

AN investigation has been launched after an elderly woman was found dead at home.

Domestic violence victims given chance to receive confidential advice

Chorley Citizen:

3:35pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

VICTIMS of domestic violence are being given the chance to get confidential advice – without the knowledge of their abusive partner.

East Lancashire MPs back anti-terrorism bill

Chorley Citizen: South West police forces team up to tackle terrorism

12:23pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

EAST Lancashire MPs have welcomed plans to give police powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles.

UPDATE: BT worker left with serious head injuries after being knocked down in Darwen

Chorley Citizen:

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A BT worker was left with serious head injuries when he was knocked down while on a job.

Blackburn man admits raping 14-year-old girl near primary school

Chorley Citizen: child

12:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A MAN has admitted raping a teenage girl on playing fields near a school.

Youngsters take over Blackburn with Darwen Council's budget

Chorley Citizen:

9:48am Monday 24th November 2014

YOUNGSTERS have got to work on the budget of Blackburn with Darwen Council, prioritising areas that matter to them.

Blackburn murderer to face UK justice after extradition

Chorley Citizen:

9:30am Monday 24th November 2014

AN East Lancashire murderer who escaped from prison is to be sent back to the UK after Dublin’s High Court ordered his extradition.

Charity donates life-saving defibrillator to East Lancashire town

Chorley Citizen: Settle College pupil Kate Beresford launches an appeal to raise money for three defibrillator units which will be sited around Settle

9:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

A DEFIBRILLATOR is to be placed in a town centre after it was donated by a charity.

Dangerous driver jailed after 'sickening' crash left East Lancs man disabled

Chorley Citizen:

9:08am Friday 21st November 2014

A DRIVER told not to drive because of a condition that made him fall asleep caused a ‘sickening’ head-on crash that left a motorcyclist with massive brain injuries.

Afghan asylum seeker found guilty of sex with Blackburn schoolgirl

Chorley Citizen: child

9:16am Thursday 20th November 2014

AN AFGHAN asylum seeker who struck up a sexual relationship with a child has been found guilty.

Delays on M65 after two-car smash

Chorley Citizen:

9:01am Thursday 20th November 2014

TRAFFIC is easing on the M65 following a crash.

Balaclava-clad robbers in £100k farmhouse jewellery haul

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

BALACLAVA-clad burglars broke into a million pound farmhouse before stealing £100,000 worth of jewellery.

Asbestos safety advice on offer

Chorley Citizen: Asbestos waste experts wearing protective clothing start work after receiving material from a school

4:32pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

TEACHERS are to be given advice on how they can keep themselves and their pupils safe from asbestos in schools.

Equipment seized from noisy Nelson neighbours

Chorley Citizen: The house in Castle Street, Nelson which was visited

5:21pm Monday 17th November 2014

NOISY Nelson residents have had stereo equipment and televisions seized from their home.

Burnley roadworks woe set to continue

Chorley Citizen: Roadworks barriers

5:10pm Monday 17th November 2014

TAILBACKS are set to continue on a major route into Burnley town centre as roadworks run over schedule.

Immigration officers halt wedding of Blackburn man and Californian bride-to-be

Chorley Citizen:

9:04am Monday 17th November 2014

AN ENGAGED couple were left devastated when immigration officers swooped on their wedding ceremony and told them they couldn't tie the knot.

VIDEO: Accrington mill wrecked by 'suspicious' blaze

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Monday 17th November 2014

AN 'INTENSE' blaze, believed to be arson, caused severe damage at a former factory.

UPDATE: Roof caves in after Burnley 'arson' attack

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Monday 17th November 2014

A SUSPECTED arson attack on a Burnley house caused the roof to collapse as it spread to neighbouring homes.

Motorbike goes up in flames in Burnley

Chorley Citizen:

11:44am Saturday 15th November 2014

A MOTORBIKE which was believed to have been stolen was found on fire by passing police.

East Lancashire women helped by law scheme

Chorley Citizen: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

1:11pm Friday 14th November 2014

WOMEN across East Lancashire have been diverted away from the criminal justice system thanks to an innovative new project, police have said.

Asylum seeker accused of sex with Blackburn schoolgirl

Chorley Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

11:50am Friday 14th November 2014

AN AFGHAN asylum seeker is on trial accused of sexual activity with a schoolgirl.

Former Accrington headteacher cleared of sex assault on pupil

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A FORMER headteacher accused of gross indecency with a pupil was cleared by a jury in just 11 minutes.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after Burnley stabbing

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Friday 14th November 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD man was in a 'serious condition' last night after being stabbed in the leg.

Former Accrington headteacher accused of sex assault on pupil

Chorley Citizen:

9:03am Tuesday 11th November 2014

A HEADTEACHER has gone on trial accused of gross indecency with a pupil more than a decade ago.

East Lancs GP suspended after convincing patient to share fungal toenail medication

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A GP who convinced a patient to share his fungal toenail medication with him was suspended for a year.

FIREWORKS AMBUSH: Anger as Blackburn yobs pelt fire crews answering 999 calls

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 4th November 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have come under attack from yobs who threw fireworks at them after calling for help.

MP Jack Straw hails plan to replace cautions with suspended prosecutions

Chorley Citizen: MP Jack Straw

5:02pm Monday 3rd November 2014

AN EAST Lancashire MP has welcomed plans to scrap police cautions and replace them with a system of suspended prosecutions.

How safe are you in Blackburn town centre?

Chorley Citizen:

2:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESEARCHERS are asking how safe people in Blackburn are when shopping, studying and spending leisure time in the town centre.

VIDEO: Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Blackburn

Chorley Citizen:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Blackburn this morning.

Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.


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