East Lancs man who performed painful surgery on pet without anaesthetic banned from keeping dogs

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A MAN who performed painful surgery without anaesthetic on his lurcher after it ripped open its chest on a barbed wire has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years.

East Lancs hospital food defended

Chorley Citizen: Hospital food doesn’t agree with everyone

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A PATIENT champion has defended the hospital food served up to patients in East Lancashire, after it received poor ratings in a newly published report.

Strictly too skimpy say East Lancs dance experts

Chorley Citizen: Actress pledges to defy pain to continue dance show triumph

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

HIT BBC show Strictly Come Dancing has one again come under fire for asking female dancers to wear outfits that are too revealing.

East Lancs restaurant owner says police should be more considerate when closing Grane Road

Chorley Citizen:

4:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A RESTAURATEUR has called on police to be more considerate of local businesses when dealing with incidents on one of East Lancashire’s most notorious roads.

East Lancs taxi driver attempted sexual assault on undercover police officer after waving vibrator at her

Chorley Citizen:

9:24am Friday 29th August 2014

A TAXI driver has admitted attempted sexual assault on an undercover police officer 11 months after he was cleared of sexually assaulting a teenager.

Thieves in £35k East Lancs wedding dress raid

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THIEVES escaped with £35,000 of wedding dresses after raiding a van in East Lancashire.

East Lancs heart disease teen backs national campaign

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A BARNOLDSWICK teenager born with congenital heart disease is backing a national campaign.

East Lancs metal theft figures plummet - but stone thefts on the rise

Chorley Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

METAL theft in East Lancashire has tumbled dramatically, new figures revealed.

Paper road tax discs set to be abolished

Chorley Citizen:

10:08am Friday 29th August 2014

THE paper tax disc will be relegated to the depths of history at the end of next month, after being a feature of British motoring for almost 100 years.

Tragic East Lancs teen’s grandad petitions for change

Chorley Citizen:

1:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE grandfather of a teenager who died in an accident in Hapton has handed over a petition to highways bosses calling for safety improvements at a dangerous bridge.

Volunteers land £10,000 to fund community events

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PARKS group that prides itself on bringing a community together has secured a grant of almost £10,000 to continue its work.

Military museum's £200k upgrade nears completion

Chorley Citizen:

1:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

A FOUR-year, £200,000 project to modernise and upgrade Lancashire’s Regimental Museum will be completed next week.

East Lancs solicitors don pink tutus to raise money for Katy trust

Chorley Citizen:

1:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

FOUR of East Lancashire’s best-known solicitors were in the pink as they ran from Bacup to Burnley dressed as fairies.

Bereaved East Lancs couple lay on family fun day to help finance counselling sessions

Chorley Citizen:

1:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

MORE than 150 people attended a poignant fundraising event at a Ramsbottom pub in memory of a stillborn baby.

Brave East Lancs war hero pedals into action for Invictus Games

Chorley Citizen:

1:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

A WAR hero who was confined to a wheelchair for two years after being wounded in action has been selected to cycle in an athletics competition at Olympic Park in London next month.

East Lancs musician to play in front of his biggest crowd at Blackpool lights switch-on

Chorley Citizen:

1:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MUSICIAN from East Lancashire will perform in front of the biggest crowd of his life tonight when he plays at the switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations.

East Lancs Muslims warned over bogus pilgrim travel packages

Chorley Citizen: File photo dated 08/10/10 of a passport as a union has warned of industrial action over a passport backlog it says has been caused by job cuts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 9, 2014. The Public and Commercial Services union said job cut

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THOUSANDS of East Lancashire Muslims planning pilgrimages to the Mecca have been warned about bogus packages.

GANNETT FOUNDATION: East Lancs charity grants up for grabs

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WORTHY causes have just over two weeks to apply for cash from the Gannett Foundation.

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: Our favourites from across the web...

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral with celebrities such as David Beckham, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears all dumping ice cold water on themselves in the name of charity. Here are a few of our favourites...

Race is on to light up £1.3m Weavers Triangle centrepiece

Chorley Citizen:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

NEW lighting is set to be installed around the Weavers Triangle development as council chiefs rush to beat the deadline to spend Government funding.

East Lancs farmer accused of driving tractor at police has case dropped

Chorley Citizen:

9:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

A HILL farmer from Rossendale accused of driving his tractor at a police officer neighbour and hitting him in the leg as part of a lengthy dispute has seen all charges against him dropped.

Two East Lancs restaurants in Good Food Guide’s leading 50 eateries

Chorley Citizen:

9:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO East Lancashire restaurants have been named among the top 50 in the country.

Mother’s tribute as hundreds say farewell to tragic East Lancs teen

Chorley Citizen:

9:24am Thursday 28th August 2014

HUNDREDS of mourners gathered to say their final goodbyes to a Church teenager, who died following a long battle with a rare heart disorder.

Concern as East Lancs Asian women fail to take up sessions after heart attacks

Chorley Citizen: Monday morning is said to be the time when people are most likely to have a heart attack

9:39am Thursday 28th August 2014

EAST Lancashire health chiefs have raised concerns about the apparent reluctance of Asian women to attend rehab sessions after suffering a heart attack.

SAVAGES: Police hunt East Lancs gang after sheep slaughtered

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GANG of youths whose dogs have killed 12 sheep on a disused farm are being hunted by police and animal welfare officers.

Man airlifted to hospital with 'serious leg injury' after being hit by car in Shawforth

Chorley Citizen: An air ambulance over East Lancashire

5:46pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN 81-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital with a 'serious leg injury' after being struck by a car.

East Lancs students taught how to recognise depression following spate of suicides

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN EAST Lancashire college will be teaching pupils to recognise the signs of depression and other mental health issues in the coming academic year.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans called to support sexual offences anonymity campaign

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

4:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LAWYER has called on Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans to support his campaign for people accused of sexual offences to remain anonymous during trials.

APPLY NOW: Gannett Foundation's grants for East Lancs charities

Chorley Citizen:

2:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHARITIES across East Lancashire can apply for thousands of pounds from a pot of money from a major grant-giver.

Shadow minister’s shock at Lancashire police cuts

Chorley Citizen: Police officers on patrol

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SHADOW home office minister visited Burnley to discuss concerns over cuts to frontline policing.

Hospital bosses told to slash cost of parking

Chorley Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HOSPITAL bosses have been told to slash the cost of parking for certain groups of patients, under new government guidelines.

Hackers target East Lancs cycling supremo's email account

Chorley Citizen: Brian Cookson

10:17am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HACKERS have targeted the email account of East Lancashire cycling supremo Brian Cookson, claiming he had been mugged and needed money to pay his hotel bills.

Bid to build 105 Longridge homes rejected

Chorley Citizen:

4:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS in the Ribble Valley are celebrating after the council’s planning committee unanimously rejected an application to build more than 100 new homes in Longridge.

East Lancs ambulance worker retires after 42 years

Chorley Citizen:

4:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN ambulance worker who gave up a managerial role to return to frontline care has finally retired from the service after 42 years.

999 scheme taking the strain off A&E staff

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

3:01pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NORTH West Ambulance Service is pleased with the number of 999 call-outs which are now being dealt with through its ‘See and Treat’ initiative.

Burnley charity loads up truckful of gifts for its seventh country

Chorley Citizen:

2:51pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BURNLEY charity which sends furniture to impoverished schools across the world has sent out a container to its seventh different country.

Back campaign to restrict East Lancs wind turbines, horse riders urged

Chorley Citizen:

2:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HORSE-riding enthusiasts are being urged to back a campaign to restrict more wind turbines which they claim would overshadow a nationally-renowned trail.

UCLan welcomes new chief executive

Chorley Citizen:

2:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW group chief executive has taken up his post at the University of Central Lancashire.

East Lancs MP hits at Euro bid to for ban on e-cigs

Chorley Citizen: As smokers go digital, what should employers do?

2:42pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BAN on using e-cigarettes indoors being proposed by the World Health Organisation could hinder smokers’ attempts to quit, according to an East Lancashire MEP.

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.

Moorland horror crash victims treated in hospital

Chorley Citizen:

9:16am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THREE people remain in hospital after a horror smash that killed a man on one of East Lancashire’s most notorious roads.

Baby-faced East Lancs teen gets ASBO for ‘making innocent lives a misery’

Chorley Citizen:

9:12am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BABY-faced teenage criminal who was ‘making innocent people’s lives a misery’ has been issued with an ASBO and a two-year ban from Brierfield town centre.

East Lancs girl whose heart beat too fast loses her five-year battle

Chorley Citizen:

9:07am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE mum of a teenager who died following a lengthy battle against a heart problem has spoken of her pride in her ‘unique’ daughter.

VIDEO: Crazy East Lancs gravy wrestling event attracts crowds of spectators

Chorley Citizen:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

STACKSTEADS got saucy in aid of East Lancashire Hospice as hundreds of people packed into the Rose ‘N’ Bowl to watch the World Gravy Wrestling Championships.

'Deep concerns' over East Lancs ambulance response times

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

10:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

‘SERIOUS concerns’ have again been raised about the poor ambulance response times in rural parts of East Lancashire.

Six directors disqualified over East Lancs 'land bank' scandal

Chorley Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

10:15am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SIX directors who operated a 'land bank' involving prime land near Burnley have been disqualified as company directors after a major probe by the Official Receiver.

Padiham pals set up neighbouring businesses to breathe new life into ‘death row’ hill

Chorley Citizen:

4:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THREE new shops have opened in Padiham after a team of friends decided they want to run their own businesses.

500 families make event for Pendleside Hospice even more special

Chorley Citizen:

4:32pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

HUNDREDS of children helped raise money for Pendleside Hospice in the second ever ‘Little Heroes’ walk.

Concern over plans to increase number of lesser qualified doctors in East Lancashire hospitals

Chorley Citizen:

10:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

CONCERNS have been raised over plans to expand the number of lesser qualified doctors working in the NHS.

East Lancashire historian and rocker delves into history of hangman

Chorley Citizen:

9:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

It is 50 years this month since the last men – Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans – were hanged in Britain. Diane Cooke talks to prolific author and musician Steve Fielding, an expert on the subject.

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