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Shock figures show East Lancashire roads have one of the worst safety records

Chorley Citizen:

9:36am Tuesday 7th April 2015

SHOCK figures have shown East Lancashire's road have some of the worst records for death or serious injury in the country.

Blackburn doctor who came to town from Australia retires

Chorley Citizen:

3:52pm Monday 6th April 2015

A DOCTOR who emigrated from Australia to work in Blackburn is hanging up his stethoscope after more than 26 years.

Business sew good for Blackburn shop after BBC show

Chorley Citizen:

3:43pm Monday 6th April 2015

CRAFTY sewers taking inspiration from the Great British Sewing Bee are being credited for a 25 per cent increase in sales at an East Lancashire business.

Home 'severely damaged' in Blackburn gas explosion

Chorley Citizen:

1:47pm Saturday 28th March 2015

A HOME has been severely damaged in a gas explosion is Blackburn.

East Lancashire motorists face rush hour delays after snow fall

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Friday 13th March 2015

MOTORISTS were facing rush hour delays this morning.

Man found collapsed in Blackburn street

Chorley Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

7:30am Wednesday 11th March 2015

A MAN has been taken to hospital after being found collapsed in the street.

Six flee Burnley house blaze

Chorley Citizen:

4:50pm Sunday 8th March 2015

A WOMAN needed treatment for the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a house in Burnley.

£5k lead theft from Whitworth Civic Hall

Chorley Citizen: Police visit Bradford homes in spyware hacking crackdown

7:30pm Saturday 7th March 2015

LEAD flashing worth £5,000 has been taken from the roof Whitworth Civic Hall.

Woman fights off would-be hangbag thief in Burnley

Chorley Citizen: INITIATIVE: Police are piloting a new programme to tackle speeding in an initiative championed by Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

6:30pm Saturday 7th March 2015

A WOMAN was left terrified when she was attacked in a Burnley street early today.

Firefighters tackle East Lancashire moorland fires

Chorley Citizen:

2:16pm Saturday 7th March 2015

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a ‘large’ blaze on the moors at Belthorn.

Motorbike and car collide in Nelson

Chorley Citizen:

7:11pm Thursday 5th March 2015

EMERGENCY services were called when a motorbike and car collided in Nelson.

VIDEO: 84-year-old killed as husband escapes barn conversion inferno

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

AN 84-YEAR-OLD woman died after becoming trapped in her burning home.

Community stalwart dies two months after falling at home on Boxing Day

Chorley Citizen:

11:32am Tuesday 24th February 2015

A COMMUNITY stalwart who was the leading force in the success of a village hall has died.

Police appeal for help to find missing Bacup teen

Chorley Citizen:

2:50pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

OFFICERS are appealing for information about a 15-year-old girl missing from home in Bacup.

Car in ditch following crash in Haslingden

Chorley Citizen:

1:20pm Saturday 21st February 2015

MOTORISTS are trapped in a car which has veered off the road and into a ditch, firefighters said.

LARGER THAN LIFE: Darwen martial arts teacher dies - aged 86

Chorley Citizen:

9:11am Saturday 14th February 2015

A “LARGER-THAN-LIFE” teacher of martial arts has died aged 86.

Blackburn woman stabbed boyfriend to death during argument over affair, court told

Chorley Citizen:

7:10am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A WOMAN stabbed her boyfriend to death with a kitchen knife in an angry rage over their relationship, a court heard.

Drivers urged to take care on roads following overnight snowfall

Chorley Citizen:

6:59am Friday 30th January 2015

COMMUTERS were urged to take extra care on the roads this morning following more snowfall overnight.

Drivers urged to take care on roads following overnight snowfall

6:53am Friday 30th January 2015

COMMUTERS are being urged to take extra care this morning after snow fell again in East Lancashire overnight.

SNOW GO: Traffic misery across East Lancashire despite gritters battling night and day

Chorley Citizen:

11:30am Friday 30th January 2015

MOTORISTS experienced traffic misery yesterday after an articulated lorry overturned on the M65 blocking all three lanes.

UPDATE: Snow showers and icy conditions cause traffic chaos across East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Thursday 29th January 2015

TRAFFIC ground to a halt on many of the regions major roads and motorways as commuters struggled to cope with the flurries which fell right on the morning rush hour.

Council tax hike to cover gap in police budget

Chorley Citizen: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

3:41pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

LANCASHIRE’S police and crime commissioner is to propose a 1.99 per cent increase in the police precept of council tax.

PCSO walks more than 1,000 miles in year to raise cash for Rossendale Hospice

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 26th January 2015

A BOBBY has been walking the beat in his own time to raise money for charity.

PHOTOS: Hundreds of runners complete annual East Lancashire Hospice 10k run

Chorley Citizen:

2:26pm Monday 26th January 2015

AFTER a false start due to last weekend’s snowy weather, hundreds of runners donned their trainers for East Lancashire Hospice’s annual 10k run.

DON'T LET ME DIE IN PRISON: Notorious Blackburn killer fighting extradition

Chorley Citizen:

8:50am Monday 26th January 2015

A FORMER detective has said it would be an insult to the memory of an East Lancashire man if his killer was allowed to remain abroad.

UPDATE: High-speed chase ends as van crashes into police car

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Monday 26th January 2015

POLICE chased a van around Brierfield for about 20 minutes before it crashed into a patrol car.

Investigation launched after man found dead in Rawtenstall street

Chorley Citizen:

8:44am Saturday 24th January 2015

AN INQUIRY has been launched after a man was found dead in a street.

Committee set up to scrutinise actions of Lancashire police officers

Chorley Citizen:

8:00am Sunday 25th January 2015

THE actions of police officers and staff are to come under public scrutiny for the first time.

OUTCRY: Drug addicts use library as den to take illegal substances

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 24th January 2015

DRUG addicts using a library as a den to take illegal substances have sparked fury.

JAILED: Illegal immigrant repeatedly molested vulnerable Blackburn teenager

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

AN ILLEGAL immigrant who repeatedly molested a vulnerable teenager ‘used her shamefully’, a court heard.

Balaclava-clad robbers steal gold in ‘targeted’ Blackburn attack

Chorley Citizen:

9:40am Thursday 22nd January 2015

BALACLAVA-CLAD robbers burst into a Blackburn home before demanding cash and gold, police said.

Train cancelled due to 'signalling problems'

Chorley Citizen: A Northern Rail train

7:18am Wednesday 21st January 2015

EAST Lancashire commuters are facing delays this morning after a train was cancelled.

UPDATE: Schools closed as snow falls across East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen: Cwmgarw Road in Upper Brynaman was brought to a standstill by a combination of heavy snow and thunder.

7:20am Wednesday 21st January 2015

A HANDFUL of schools had to close today after snow showers hit East Lancashire.

JAILED: Man torched friend's Darwen home 'for a laugh'

Chorley Citizen:

7:00am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A MAN who started a fire in a friend’s home “for a laugh” had already been in prison for two other arsons, a court was told.

LET IT GO: Darwen church to hold Frozen-themed worship service

Chorley Citizen:

11:00am Friday 9th January 2015

A CHURCH will be calling on the help of Walt Disney on Sunday at its all-age worship service.

TERRIFYING: Violent double rapist jailed for nine years

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 9th January 2015

A VIOLENT and manipulative rapist who subjected three women to terrifying ordeals has been jailed for nine years.

Help needed to renovate Blackburn food bank building

Chorley Citizen:

2:50pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help renovate Blackburn Foodbank’s new home.

Burnley health worker awarded title of Queen’s Nurse

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 2nd January 2015

A COMMUNITY nurse at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

WANTED: Darwen woman released from prison early due to “clerical error”

Chorley Citizen:

1:43pm Thursday 1st January 2015

A WOMAN who was convicted of burglary was released from prison five months early due to a “clerical error”.

East Lancashire medics on Ebola alert

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

MEDICAL bosses are reassuring East Lancashire residents that they have contingency plans in place should there be an Ebola outbreak in the area.

Blackburn-based solicitor helping to fight legal battle across the globe

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

1:20pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A SOLICITOR who runs a personal injury claim firm in Blackburn is helping to fight legal battles in other countries.

Driver admits killing two men in Accrington horror crash after jumping red light

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A DRIVER has admitted killing two men in a horror smash.

Big weekend for East Lancashire traders as festive period sees big sales

Chorley Citizen:

9:29am Monday 22nd December 2014

THERE were jingle tills across East Lancashire this weekend as Christmas shoppers hit stores for one last weekend of present buying.

’Inadequate’ £6.7m Blackburn sixth form centre with just 19 students set to close

Chorley Citizen:

1:10pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A £6.7MILLION sixth form centre which was opened just five years ago looks set to close.

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.

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