Breaking news M65 closed after woman threatened to jump from bridge

Chorley Citizen:

11:21am Saturday 25th October 2014

A STRETCH of the M65 was closed for two and a half hours this morning after a woman threatened to jump off a bridge.

Breaking news Body found on Pendle Hill

Chorley Citizen: The man was with a friend, paragliding off Pendle Hill

11:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

A BODY was discovered on Pendle Hill this morning.

East Lancs mum hails ‘brilliant’ maternity staff who revived her baby girl - after 26 minutes without heartbeat

Chorley Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A MUM has hailed the ‘brilliant’ maternity staff who managed to revive her baby girl, who spent the first 26 minutes of her life without a heartbeat.

Term-time holiday fine mum calls for change

Chorley Citizen: Sally Randall with her family.

1:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A MUM fined for taking her son out of school for a final holiday with his dying grandfather has backed a call to scrap the blanket ban on term-time breaks.

East Lancashire pupils travel to France to learn about WW1

Chorley Citizen:

12:30pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A GROUP of 80 year six children and teachers from across Lancashire will be travelling to France tomorrow to mark the role that soldiers from different religious backgrounds played during the First World War.

New homes and shopping hub set to transform Blackburn estate

Chorley Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to transform an area of the Shadsworth Estate have been unveiled by Twin Valley Homes.

East Lancashire schoolchildren to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations

Chorley Citizen: Girls in Sussex urged to have cancer vaccination

9:17am Friday 24th October 2014

THOUSANDS of East Lancashire schoolchildren are to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations on the NHS for the first time.

FIGHTING OBESITY: East Lancs health chief wants no charge at leisure centres

Chorley Citizen: 'A third of adults across the world are overweight'

2:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

A EAST Lancashire health chief has said NHS England should focus on making entry to leisure centres free to help tackle obesity.

Lancashire householders urged to join fight on crime

Chorley Citizen:

3:19pm Friday 24th October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged not to be left in the dark when it comes to home security.

Lancashire council planners ask for extra time on fracking decision

Chorley Citizen: Fracking campaigners’ anger as Government passes bill

2:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council planners have asked for more time to consider two proposed exploration sites for shale gas.

Sand yachting set to return to Lancashire coastline - 12 years after tragic death

Chorley Citizen:

1:29pm Friday 24th October 2014

SAND yachting is set to return to the Lancashire coastline – 12 years after one of the crafts claimed the life of a Burnley mother-of-two.

East Lancs man refused to pay for broken takeaway window after throwing woman at it

Chorley Citizen:

1:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BURNLEY worker ended a night out by breaking a takeaway window – by throwing a woman at it, a court was told.

Lancashire Police drive to recruit 220 new special constables

Chorley Citizen:

1:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Police is launching a drive to recruit 220 new special constables.

New plans to curb schools ‘extremism’

Chorley Citizen: Jack Straw

10:42am Friday 24th October 2014

PROPOSALS to tighten the regulation of religious ‘supplementary’ schools without an official new code of practice have been welcomed.

East Lancs drug addict stole £10k from his disabled gran - then blew it on cocaine

Chorley Citizen: Gang fail in bid to steal cash machine

10:33am Friday 24th October 2014

A MEAN thief who stole almost £10,000 from his 75-year-old disabled grandma and blew it on cocaine, is facing jail.

East Lancashire hospitals failing to hit targets

Chorley Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:23am Friday 24th October 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that several cancer services at East Lancashire’s hospitals appear to be falling short of the quality standards set by the NHS.

Deadline close for East Lancashire secondary school admissions

Chorley Citizen:

9:21am Friday 24th October 2014

THe deadline for East Lancashire secondary school admissions for September 2015 is next week.

Third time East Lancs drink driver walks free from court

Chorley Citizen: Roadside checks will target drivers police suspect of having drunk alcohol or taken drugs.

3:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A THIRD time drink driver involved in a smash while more than twice the limit, has walked free from court.

Lancashire Police 'spy powers' attacked

Chorley Citizen:

10:45am Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Constabulary has come under fire for using controversial ‘spy powers’.

Police appeal following burglary and Mercedes theft in Whittle-Le-Woods

Chorley Citizen:

9:46am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE would like to speak to a man in connection with a burglary, theft from a car and the theft of a Mercedes in Whittle-Le-Woods in Chorley.

Energetic East Lancs charity campaigner sky dives to friend's aid

Chorley Citizen:

2:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN energetic charity campaigner from East Lancashire has performed a sky dive and run a half-marathon in support of a friend diagnosed with cancer.

East Lancs learner driver drove alone to birth emergency

Chorley Citizen: Should Cornish teenagers have to wait until 18 to drive?

1:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LEARNER driver who took his father’s car and didn’t stop for the police was on his way to an emergency, to assist his friend at a birth, a court was told.

East Lancs schoolchildren's sorrow for missing hen harriers

Chorley Citizen: People of East Lancashire are being asked to vote for the Skydancer scheme to save hen harriers

2:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

PUPILS who adopted the two hen harriers who disappeared without a trace in September are said to be devastated.

Firefighters issue fire alarm reminder

Chorley Citizen: Firefighter fitted smoke alarm saves lives in Downham house fire

2:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house after a halogen heater fell over in a bathroom.

BAFTA hope for TV star Dave Fishwick and his documentary

Chorley Citizen: Tycoon Dave Fishwick wants to buy the Burnley RBS branch if it goes on the market

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

TV star David Fishwick is hoping to make it two BAFTAs in two years after his latest documentary was nominated for the Scottish version of the awards.

Gawthorpe Hall full of ‘ghoulish goings-on’ for Hallowe’en

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

GAWTHORPE Hall is full of ‘ghoulish goings-on’ for Hallowe’en.

Sacred Heart Primary School after votes for £1k competition

Chorley Citizen: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

2:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

SACRED Heart Primary School in St Silas’s Road is in the running to win £1,000 in a national competition and is seeking votes from the local community.

East Lancs man on historical allegations of sexual abuse

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

1:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

A 50-YEAR-OLD man appeared before Burnley magistrates on historical allegations of sexual abuse.

Optimism over new headteacher at Shuttleworth College

Chorley Citizen: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

1:23pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE chair of governors at Shuttleworth College said he is confident the school will improve from its latest Ofsted report under the direction of new headteacher Ruth England.

Recruitment of temporary East Lancs health chief cost £21k

Chorley Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

9:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A RECRUITMENT agency was paid £21,000 for the appointment of the temporary chief executive at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals, in what one campaigner has called a ‘slap in the face’ for frontline staff.

£100 stray dog charge ‘could lead to debts’

Chorley Citizen:

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR who led the fight against charging £100 for the collection of stray dogs has spoken out ahead of the final decision to be made tonight.

Criticism of government plan to pay £55 to GPs for each person identified with dementia

Chorley Citizen:

2:22pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PAYING family doctors £55 a time to identify cases of dementia will be a prescription for misdiagnosis, East Lancashire’s patients’ champion Russ McLean has warned.

Decision to protect stunning East Lancashire landscape due next month

Chorley Citizen:

1:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DECISION to designate some of East Lancashire’s most rugged landscapes, from Darwen down to Ramsbottom, as a site of ‘special scientific interest’ is expected next month.

Two East Lancashire councillors in court for not paying council tax

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

10:43am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO councillors in the Ribble Valley were taken to court for failing to pay their council tax, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal.

'Suicidal' East Lancs dad threatened to blow up estranged partner's flat after wrapping himself in duvet and setting it alight

Chorley Citizen:

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A ‘SUICIDAL’ dad-of-one broke into his estranged partner's flat, wrapped himself in a duvet, set it alight, threatened to blow the place up when police arrived and barricaded himself in, a court heard.

European Union swoops in to help save hen harrier

Chorley Citizen: People of East Lancashire are being asked to vote for the Skydancer scheme to save hen harriers

10:41am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE European Union is flying in to help rescue a rare bird in the Trough of Bowland.

East Lancashire health workers in dispute over pay

Chorley Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THOUSANDS of health workers across East Lancashire took part in co-ordinated strike action last Monday in the first national walk-out over pay in more than 30 years.

Biker badly injured in Hoghton collision

Chorley Citizen:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered serious injuries when he came off his bike following a collision.

Will Straw to shadow East Lancashire 999 crews

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

1:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PARLIAMENTARY hopeful Will Straw will spend time tomorrow shadowing East Lancashire paramedics.

98-year-old East Lancs woman died a month after hot water bottle accident

Chorley Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:53am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 96-YEAR-OLD woman was left with burns and blisters on her body after a hot water bottle burst in her bed, an inquest heard.

East Lancs drug dealer caught drink driving

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BUSINESSMAN spared jail for running a ketamine supply operation has put his liberty at risk by drink driving.

Sisters’ East Lancs theatre a dream come true!

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN East Lancashire theatre school has moved to its own premises in Altham – a “dream come true” for the two sisters who run it.

Training chance in admin with Lancashire Police

Chorley Citizen:

2:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LANCASHIRE Police is teaming up with the North Lancs Training Group to recruit three business administration apprentices.

Todmorden at Calderdale Council offers staff voluntary retirement

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

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

STAFF from Todmorden at Calderdale Council have been offered the chance to take voluntary severance or early retirement to help balance the budget.

Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team out for votes

Chorley Citizen: Mountain rescue teams carrying out the search

1:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is urging people to vote for the charity to help it win £10,000.

Lancashire Police dog memorial unveiled

Chorley Citizen: Police dog praised for 'Sharpe' work

1:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MEMORIAL for Lancashire Police dogs that have been passed away has been officially unveiled.

1 in 3 East Lancashire children ‘live in poverty’

Chorley Citizen: The number of children living in poverty is set to rise by 41 per cent over the next six years, according to Save The Childen

9:41am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE in three youngsters in Blackburn and Burnley are living in poverty, according to new research.

VOTE FOR SHARNI: East Lancs beauty in Miss England contest

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN East Lancashire woman who won a ‘bonny baby’ competition as a toddler is now hoping to become Miss England.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp's East Lancs mum feels sense of justice

Chorley Citizen:

9:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE East Lancashire mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, has said his five-year jail sentence represents justice.

Online ‘trolls’ facing prison

Chorley Citizen:

2:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PROPOSALS to introduce new laws meaning internet trolls will face up to two years in jail have been welcomed in East Lancashire.

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