Fears grow for missing East Lancs worker

Chorley Citizen: The search goes on for Trevor Whitehead

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are growing ‘increasingly concerned’ for the welfare of an Accrington man who has been missing for a week.

UPDATE: East Lancs house blown to pieces in explosion

Chorley Citizen: Four fire crews were called to the property in Cumberland Avenue at 2am this morning (Picture: Wayne Shuttleworth)

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HOUSE exploded after being ‘packed with flammables’ in a suspected arson attack on a quiet estate in Clayton-le-Moors.

Former East Lancs mayor backs call for Sir Cyril Smith child abuse inquiry

Chorley Citizen: Sir Cyril Smith

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FORMER mayor who says he was beaten by Sir Cyril Smith is backing calls for a full public inquiry into allegations of child abuse.

Tributes paid to 'inspirational angel' from Haslingden

Chorley Citizen: Abigail Rawson suffered from Jacobsen Syndrome

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to ‘an inspirational angel’ with a rare genetic disorder who passed away aged seven.

East Lancs patients miss out on GPs’ extended hours

Chorley Citizen: One in five patients in Bradford are unable to make an appointment to see a GP

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PATIENTS in Lancashire have missed out on government money to fund extended opening hours for GP surgeries.

Follow-up Ofsted visit praised raised standards at Baxenden school

Chorley Citizen: Education watchdog Ofsted today published its findings following its visit to the borough in February

11:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SEVERAL teachers have left a school which Ofsted inspectors said required improvement.

Lowerhouse Cricket Club bowled over by £50k grant

Chorley Citizen: Lowerhouse CC team celebrating their Lancashire League T20 win in July 2013

11:15am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TOP Foster’s Lancashire League cricket team has landed a £50,000 cash boost to develop new changing rooms at their ground.

Lancashire police officer faces misconduct hearing after suspect tasered in custody

Chorley Citizen: The IPCC report also found evidence of police staff making ‘inappropriate’ comments about an arrested man

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A LANCASHIRE police inspector faces a misconduct hearing after a watchdog said he ‘abdicated responsibility’ when a suspect was Tasered in custody.

East Lancs pair for trial over sale of horsemeat

Chorley Citizen: Abattoir owner Peter Boddy leaves Westminister Magistrates Court yesterday

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CROWN court hearing has been listed for two men from Todmorden who were charged over the traceability of meat following last year’s horsemeat scandal.

East Lancs addict dealt heroin to undercover police

Chorley Citizen: Drug dealer Ibran Khan was jailed

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A STREET dealer who repeatedly supplied heroin to undercover police, including in the grounds of an Accrington church, has been jailed for three years.

Injured worker airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital

Chorley Citizen: An air ambulance over East Lancashire

10:05am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WORKER was airlifted to hospital yesterday after an accident involving a skip lorry at James Dewhurst Ltd, in Altham.

Barmaids strip off for East Lancashire Hospice

Chorley Citizen: Heather Catlow covers her modesty with a dartboard

9:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BAR staff at the Feilden’s Arms dared to be bare to raise money for East Lancashire Hospice with a ‘nearly-naked’ calendar.

Glowing report for Tauheedul school – again

Chorley Citizen: Picture copyright Asian Image

1:32pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A HIGH school has received its third Outstanding Ofsted inspection in a row.

Garrick hosts 2014-15 preview night with varied programme

1:23pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Garrick theatre company has announced its line up for the 2014-15 season.

Ribble Valley councillor backs anonymity call for defendants

Chorley Citizen: Coun Ken Hind

1:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BARRISTER and Ribble Valley councillor Ken Hind has backed his MP Nigel Evans’s call for anonymity to be granted to defendants in sex abuse cases as well as victims.

Drunken East Lancs driver crashed HGV into bus stop

Chorley Citizen: The bus stop which George Grove drove a lorry into after he had been drinking

12:53pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DRUNKEN HGV driver who wiped out a bus stop, forcing a woman to flee for her life has escaped an immediate prison sentence.

Amnesty International blasts police taser use

Chorley Citizen: Police tasering of man who fell of Worcester roof was "very dangerous"

12:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

HUMAN rights campaigners have slammed the use of Tasers in police cells.

UK vehicle registration plates in EU headlights

Chorley Citizen: MEP Paul Nuttall

12:34pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

EAST Lancashire Euro-MP Paul Nuttall has warned Brussels to keep its hands off UK vehicle number plates.

Sacked East Lancs man assaulted three co-workers

Chorley Citizen: RAZWAN KHAN

7:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CAR rental worker attacked a colleague, then assaulted the victim and two witnesses and later threatened the three men in front of a barrister in a court waiting room.

East Lancs commuters to face major train timetable changes

Chorley Citizen: Improvements will be made to the track between Queenstown Road and Waterloo

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

MAJOR changes are in the pipeline for commuters catching trains through East Lancashire when new timetables come into force next month.

East Lancs foodbanks take on crisis loans scheme

Chorley Citizen: DAILY SPORT DEBATE: Is there too much money in football?

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A DEAL worth up to £200,000 has been struck between an East Lancashire food bank operator and officials behind the county council’s new crisis loans scheme.

United Utilities man from Darwen takes leading role in new BBC documentary

Chorley Citizen: Adrian Booth, in the manhole, and Wes Odell will both be starring in Watermen: A Dirty Business tomorrow

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A SEWER worker from Darwen is set to star in a new ‘warts and all’ TV documentary about staff at water company United Utilities.

East Lancs man used work sim card in elaborate phone scam

Chorley Citizen: Hundreds of Vodafone customers hit with poor reception

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

A 32-year-old man whose dad used to work for Hyndburn Leisure used a sim card that was issued to the local authority department to set up a mobile phone scam.

East Lancs priests back child abuse scandal crackdown

Chorley Citizen: COMMENT - Boy 10, admits headbutting teacher - but we can't tell you where

10:00am Monday 14th April 2014

EAST Lancashire priests have said that there will be no ‘hiding place’ for the ‘wicked and wrong’ abusers of children in the Catholic Church.

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans demands legal expenses after being cleared of sex offences

Chorley Citizen: Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans speaks outside Preston Crown Court after he was found not guilty of nine charges after a five week trial.

9:16am Monday 14th April 2014

MP Nigel Evans has demanded the Crown Prosecution Service repay his £130,000 legal expenses after he was cleared of a string of sex offences.

Chocolate enthusiasts gather at East Lancashire event

Chorley Citizen: Justine Williams of Ramsbottom poses with a chocolate camera

11:24am Monday 14th April 2014

CHOCOHOLICS the length and breadth of the north shared their wares at an East Lancashire confectionery classic.

Fear for NHS as East Lancs physio goes private

Chorley Citizen: JULIA BERRY

11:20am Monday 14th April 2014

HEALTH campaigners fear another part of the NHS has been lost to the private sector after a controversial tendering process in Longridge and Chorley.

Rovers supporter held broken table above his head after derby

Chorley Citizen: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

5:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

POLICE on duty after the Blackburn v Burnley derby match saw a man holding a broken table above his head.

Smoke alarms help save lives in East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen: Elderly couple escape Surbiton fire thanks to smoke alarm

6:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

FIRE crews were called out to deal with two separate incidents involving people falling asleep while cooking in East Lancashire.

Wedding venue plan for East Lancs reservoir

Chorley Citizen: The popular beauty spot, Wards Reservoir, Belmont, with an island in the middle

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

COUPLES could soon be tying the knot on an island in the middle of an East Lancashire reservoir.

East Lancs cancer battler Sam Shaw receives final immuntherapy dose

Chorley Citizen: He started chemotherapy immediately after his diagnosis last January and had been receiving intense treatment ever since.

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

CANCER battler Sam Shaw was today getting used to life without treatment after having his final dose.

East Lancs landlord brands areas of Burnley ‘lawless’ after thefts

Chorley Citizen: East Lancs landlord brands areas of Burnley ‘lawless’ after thefts

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A LANDLORD is fighting a costly battle against thieves who keep ripping out metal and flag stones from his homes across Burnley and Pendle.

London Marathon challenge for East Lancs runners

Chorley Citizen: Andy Smith, of Almond Street, Darwen, on another training run.

6:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DEVOTED husband whose wife suffers from an extremely rare lung condition will join a host of other runners from East Lancashire to complete the London Marathon on Sunday.

What next for Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans?

Chorley Citizen: Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans speaks outside Preston Crown Court after he was found not guilty of nine charges after a five week trial.

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

AS Nigel Evans yesterday promised his constituents he would return to work as Ribble Valley MP, one question hung unspoken in the air.

Tributes to Ramsbottom Music Festival founder

Chorley Citizen: Peter Fielding at the piano in more recent years

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

ONE of the founders of Ramsbottom Music Festival has died at the age of 83 after a short illness.

No winners from sex offence trial, says East Lancs MP Nigel Evans

Chorley Citizen: Former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans speaks outside Preston Crown Court after he was found not guilty of nine charges after a five week trial.

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

NIGEL Evans yesterday said ‘nothing will ever be the same again’ after being cleared of sex offences.

Tributes to East Lancs woman who died in Lakes stream tragedy

Chorley Citizen: Ailsa Gordon died in hospital

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an East Lancashire mum who died after she was found unconscious in a stream in the Lake District.

Mental health plan for Blackburn ‘medi-park' site

Chorley Citizen: The council initially planned a Medi-Knowledge Park on the site

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

LANCASHIRE’s mental health trust is the organisation interested in developing a major site next to the Royal Blackburn Hospital, once earmarked for a £25million science park.

Crackdown focuses on East Lancs rogue traders

Chorley Citizen: Hundreds woken by cold call promoting Government solar panel deal

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A JOINT operation carried out by police and trading standards officers targeted rogue traders and cold callers in Colne and Ribble Valley.

Reeva Steenkamp’s East Lancs mother 'obsessed with staring at Pistorius’

Chorley Citizen: June Steenkamp wipes away the tears as she listens to the evidence

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

THE East Lancashire mother of Oscar Pistorius’s late girlfriend said she is ‘obsessed’ with staring at the athlete at his murder trial.

Long delays after man killed on the M61

Chorley Citizen: Drugs haul after police raid on Hanwell house

8:46am Friday 11th April 2014

A 68-YEAR-OLD man died on the M61 near Horwich in the early hours of this morning.

Couple taken to hospital after escaping Blackburn house fire

Chorley Citizen: False alarm for fire services

10:23am Friday 11th April 2014

A FIRE broke out in a Blackburn flat in the early hours of this morning, leaving severe damage to the kitchen.

East Lancs drug addict stole from double stroke victim

Chorley Citizen: Sinead Shaw was told by the judge that she ‘made this man's life a misery from the very first moment you made contact with him’

9:52am Friday 11th April 2014

A HEARTLESS crook who targets the elderly and frail has been jailed after rifling through the pockets of a double stroke victim and stealing £20 from him as he lay defenceless on his bed.

East Lancs health teams in for awards

Chorley Citizen: Left to right, Lynne Harrison, senior lecturer, UCLAN; Alison Pickford, trainee advanced practitioner, ELHT; Gill Cairns, dducation and workforce lead, ELHT and Wendy Harrison, trainee advanced practitioner, ELHT in one of the joint teaching sessions nomi

4:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

TWO student nurses have been short-listed for a Nursing Times award, while their bosses in East Lancashire have won recognition for easing the transition from the classroom to the ward.

East Lancs friends prepare for cancer charity’s Sahara adventure challenge

Chorley Citizen: Sophie Bashall and Alli Croft are set to take on the Sahara Desert

4:15pm Friday 11th April 2014

TWO mums will take on the gruelling heat of the Sahara Desert later this year to raise money for cancer nurses.

Grant is East Lancs company’s expansion passport

Chorley Citizen: Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project

4:02pm Friday 11th April 2014

AN ALTHAM firm has announced expansion plans after it landed a share of a £23 million Government funding pot.

'Rogue Trader' builder who targeted East Lancs homes can carry on working

Chorley Citizen: Roofer Simon Fielding could face a jail sentence after he admitted four offences

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A DISHONEST roofer whose questionable practices were exposed on a television programme about rogue traders has been spared jail for a string of offences involving five customers - and can continue trading.

The jury in the trial of Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has retired to consider its verdict

3:13pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE judge in Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans' trial for rape and other sexual offences this afternoon sent the jury out to consider their verdicts.

Murdered Sophie Lancaster's mum praises police

Chorley Citizen: Sylvia Lancaster

6:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE mum of murdered gap year student Sophie Lancaster has praised Greater Manchester Police for its war on sub-culture hate crime.

Health fears for residents after figures reveal East Lancashire is near the top of takeaways list

Chorley Citizen: Are takeaways fuelling obesity in East Lancashire?

2:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

EAST Lancashire has more fast food outlets per head than almost every other area of England, new figures reveal.

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