East Lancs man banned from driving after crashing car into tree

Chorley Citizen: Don't drink and drive

9:47am Friday 31st October 2014

AN account manager from Clitheroe who crashed his car into a tree after flying in to Stansted Airport in Essex has been banned from driving and fined.

VIDEO: Watch moment banned driver filmed message during 60mph police chase

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BANNED driver being pursued by officers after being spotted on the motorway, videoed the last 33 seconds on his phone, saying his goodbyes to his love, with: “As you can see, I am being chased by police."

East Lancs politicians agree to look into single cost-saving authority

Chorley Citizen: Jack Straw

5:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW campaign to give local government a distinct East Lancashire identity independent of the county council has been launched.

Lancashire ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for persecution of birds of prey

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

LANCASHIRE has been named as ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for the persecution of birds of prey and rare species.

Families in North West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs

Chorley Citizen:

3:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FAMILIES in the North-West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs, new research reveals.

East Lancs cancer battler Sam Shaw passes another milestone on road to recovery

Chorley Citizen:

3:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRAVE East Lancashire cancer battler Sam Shaw has passed another milestone on his road to recovery.

East Lancs man headbutted ‘while he watched thunderstorm’ outside Asda

Chorley Citizen:

2:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MECHANIC watching a thunderstorm was headbutted by a man who got out of a taxi, walked over and attacked him, a court heard.

Hallowe’en warning to East Lancashire parents

Chorley Citizen:

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PARENTS in East Lancashire have been urged to accompany their children when they are out ‘trick or treating’ this Hallowe’en.

Forecasters predicting hottest Hallowe'en on record

Chorley Citizen:

10:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORECASTERS are predicting this Hallowe’en could be the hottest on record, with temperatures rising to 21 degrees in some areas.

East Lancs MP backs extremism banning orders

Chorley Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson helps resolve safety concern

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EAST Lancashire MP Andrew Stephenson has backed Home Secretary Theresa May’s new strategy to tackle the rising threats of extremism.

Victims set to be given say in how offenders are dealt with

Chorley Citizen:

2:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VICTIMS are set to be given a say in how offenders are dealt with after Lancas-hire’s Police and Crime Commissioner unveiled final plans for the co-unty’s community remedy.

East Lancs breweries included as exports of British beer reach all-time high

Chorley Citizen:

10:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than a billion pints of British beer were pulled in a record number of countries last year, it has been revealed.

Charity status aim for East Lancs homeless group

Chorley Citizen:

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SOCIAL enterprise launched to help the homeless in East Lancashire could soon become a bonafide charity.

Care nurse allowed to work after shouting at dementia patient

Chorley Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

5:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse has been allowed to continue working after admitting she ‘let herself down’ by shouting at a dementia patient.

Final call to have say on inequality

Chorley Citizen: The Dean of Blackburn, the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong

3:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CHAIR of Lancashire's independent Fairness Commission, Dean of Blackburn Christopher Armstrong, has made a last call for evidence before work starts on its report.

Views wanted on new Chorley travellers’ site

Chorley Citizen:

3:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to submit their comments on the proposed site for a gypsy and traveller site in the Chorley area.

Lancashire employees helped by £6.5million of training

Chorley Citizen: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ALMOST 1,000 employees in Lancashire have benefited from a £5.6m workforce training programme in just a month.

Ghostly tours at Hoghton Tower

Chorley Citizen: Hoghton Tower

3:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOSTLY evenings at Hoghton Tower take place tomorrow and on Saturday, and on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 at 7.15pm.

Ramsbottom green waste scheme delight

Chorley Citizen: COUN IAN BEVAN

3:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has welcomed changes to planning policy that advises developers seeking to build waste facilities to look at brownfield sites before considering applying for permission for green belt areas.

Major recruitment campaign as East Lancs hospitals employ ‘more nurses than ever before’

Chorley Citizen: SUPPORT: A dedicated cancer nurse will be on hand to answer question from cancer patients no matter how small.

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAJOR recruitment campaign has ensured the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals are now employing ‘more nurses than ever before’.

Neglected East Lancs child lived in filthy home - with flies swarming around rotting food

Chorley Citizen: child

10:09am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A LITTLE girl lived in horrific squalor with her single mother in a filthy and stinking house in East Lancashire, where the cupboards were bare, a court heard.

UPDATE: Wanted sex offender hands himself in at Blackburn Police Station

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A REGISTERED sex offender who went missing has handed himself in at Blackburn Police Station.

Plea to help keep adopted Lancashire siblings together

Chorley Citizen:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNTY chiefs have appealed for prospective adopters to help keep brothers and sisters together by taking in more than one child.

Lots of spooky activities on offer for East Lancashire Hallowe'en fans

Chorley Citizen:

3:23pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HALLOWE’EN fans looking to take part in some spooky activities in East Lancashire this week won’t be left at a ‘dead end’.

Lancashire firefighters walking out again in ongoing dispute

Chorley Citizen:

2:44pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Lancashire will be walking out again as part of an ongoing dispute.

East Lancs amphetamine dealer walks free from court day after becoming father

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

2:11pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN amphetamine dealer who kept his £660 stash in his then-partner’s freezer, walked free from court the day after becoming a dad.

Unpaid council tax costing East Lancs households up to £150 each

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

10:23am Wednesday 29th October 2014

UNPAID council tax is costing households in East Lancashire up to £150 each.

Gated areas to keep East Lancashire criminals at bay

Chorley Citizen:

10:21am Wednesday 29th October 2014

COMMUNITIES across East Lancashire are set to benefit from the installation of new alley gates.

VIDEO: East Lancs singer-songwriter takes on iTunes with debut single

Chorley Citizen:

10:14am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN UP-AND-COMING singer-songwriter is set to release her debut single.

Whitworth quarry accident boy airlifted to hospital - following death earlier this month

Chorley Citizen:

3:21pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YOUNGSTER was airlifted to hospital following an accident at an East Lancashire quarry.

Lancashire fundraisers fly to India to oversee aid

Chorley Citizen:

3:14pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DIRECTORS of a Lancashire-based charity have paid a visit to India to see how donations collected locally are being spent on the ground.

Council bosses to spend £5m on Preston Youth Zone - £1m more than combined cost of 5 in East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen: The Youth Zone, on Jubilee Street, is for all young people in the borough of Blackburn with Darwen

2:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNTY council bosses are set to spend £5million on a new youth zone for Preston - £1million more than the combined cost of five similar facilities in East Lancashire.

Transdev driver Roy Cropper cleared as case dismissed

Chorley Citizen: COMPANY A Transdev bus in Blackburn,

1:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TRANSDEV bus driver has been cleared over an alleged incident in which a 76-year-old passenger was said to have suffered serious injury.

Archbishop of York to visit East Lancashire next month

Chorley Citizen: MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

2:46pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu will visit East Lancashire next month.

Bedroom tax leads to clash between Labour leader Jenny Mein and MP Nigel Evans

Chorley Citizen: Nigel Evans MP receives a warm welcome from the residents of Ribble Valley

3:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council’s Labour leader Jenny Mein has clashed with Tory MPs Nigel Evans and Andrew Stephenson over a letter from the authority’s chief executive Jo Turton on the ‘bedroom tax’.

East Lancs residents urged to access range of free health courses

Chorley Citizen: FIVE-A-DAY: Free fruit smoothies will be on offer at a healthy living event in Darlington tomorrow (Thursday, July 24)

2:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS in East Lancashire are being encouraged to access a range of free courses to help improve their health and wellbeing.

Lancashire highways boss welcomes progress on Blackburn and Accrington bus stations

Chorley Citizen: County councillor John Fillis

2:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council highways boss John Fillis has welcomed progress on Blackburn and Accrington bus stations.

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary help plea

Chorley Citizen:

2:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BLEAKHOLT Animal Sanctuary in Edenfield is in need of volunteers to help out in the cafe and shop on weekends and in the charity shop in Ramsbottom, which is open every day between 10am and 4pm.

Lancashire butchers make shortlist for Q butchers Guild Smithfield Awards

Chorley Citizen: MEAT: The window display fridge has now been replaced and stocked with food

2:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO local butchers have made the finals of the Q butchers Guild Smithfield Awards, the annual high profile meat product competition.

BLACKBURN v BURNLEY - Which town comes out on top?

Chorley Citizen:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

IT'S the divide that separates families, friends and colleagues - but which town really is the pride of East Lancashire? We'll let you decide...

Two children in hospital following E.coli outbreak at East Lancs nursery

Chorley Citizen: SCARY STATISTICS: From 2005 to 2009, there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of blood poisoning cases in the UK caused by the E.coli bacteria – and the proportion of those cases where the infection was resistant to antibiotics also increased mark

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO children are in hospital following an E.coli outbreak at a nursery school.

East Lancs career house raider back behind bars

Chorley Citizen:

1:33pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CAREER house raider is back behind bars after raiding a garage in the early hours, as the victim slept in the home attached to it.

Supermarket chain prepares to expand across East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen: Knutsford's biggest supermarket has said all its beef is ‘farm assured’ in the light of the horsemeat scandal.

1:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A SUPERMARKET chain has announced a slight profits hike as it prepares to expand its offering across East Lancashire before the end of the year.

East Lancs MPs back superfast rail link

Chorley Citizen:

10:10am Tuesday 28th October 2014

RADICAL proposals for a superfast rail link between Manchester and Leeds unveiled yesterday must include major upgrades of services to East Lan-cashire, local MPs have demanded.

Katie Hopkins rapped after comparing Stereo Kicks to ‘teenage boys at an STI clinic’

Chorley Citizen:

9:57am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE father of singing sensation Reece Bibby has thanked East Lancashire voters for supporting Stereo Kicks through to the next round of the X Factor.

Residents line the streets as Hollywood hits Ramsbottom - but no sign of Liam Neeson

Chorley Citizen:

9:39am Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS lined the streets of Ramsbottom late into the night to try to catch a glimpse of Hollywood stars shooting a feature film in the town.

East Lancs dog walker 'savaged' in horror dog attack

Chorley Citizen:

9:23am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A DOG-OWNER says he was ‘savaged’ by two pitbull-type dogs as he walked his Collie close to his home in Church.

Oscar Pistorius verdict to be challenged by South African prosecutors

Chorley Citizen: Oscar Pistorius trial

9:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SOUTH African prosecutors will appeal against the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a five-year jail term after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

120,000 sign 'stalking register' petition

Chorley Citizen: VICTIM Nurse Jane Clough

1:12pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to create a ‘stalking register’ — in memory of an East Lancashire nurse and other victims — now has more than 120,000 backers.

Knitted East Lancs poppies to appear in First World War memorial

Chorley Citizen:

12:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

HUNDREDS of knitted poppies made by East Lancashire residents will be part of a public art display to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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