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VERDICT: Ben Blakeley found guilty of murdering Jayden Parkinson

Chorley Citizen: Jayden Parkinson

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE former boyfriend of Pendle teenager Jayden Parkinson has been found guilty of her murder by a jury in Oxford.

M6 southbound to be closed at Cheshire

Chorley Citizen: Collison causes M6 disruption

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS using the M6 through Cheshire have been advised that the southbound carriageway of the motorway around Sandbach will be closed from 10pm tonight for an emergency bridge inspection.

East Lancashire special schools in 'scrapheap' anger

Chorley Citizen: MP Gordon  Birtwistle would like to see a national debate on niqabs

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SPECIAL schools claim they have been labelled ‘scrapheaps’ in a debate on autistic children’s schooling.

East Lancs footballer scores twice on Manchester United debut

Chorley Citizen:

10:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

TALENTED East Lancashire star Reece James enjoyed a dream debut as he netted twice for Manchester United in their 7-0 friendly win over LA Galaxy.

East Lancashire health chiefs want your help

4:39pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HEALTH bosses in East Lancashire are looking for residents willing to share their experiences and ideas to help provide better ‘joined up’ health and social care.

Judge issues Lancashire ‘dangerous youngsters’ warning

Chorley Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A JUDGE has warned of a ‘terrible national shortage’ of places in secure units for dangerous youngsters after Lancashire County Council was unable to find one for a teenager with a history of violence.

Prosecution threat for parents who allow female genital mutilation

Chorley Citizen: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a debate in the House of Commons.

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PARENTS who allow ‘female circumcision’ to happen to their daughters will face prosecution under new measures.

VIDEO FUNNIES: 10 epic athlete fails

Chorley Citizen:

5:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Commonwealth Games are upon us so when better to watch a video compilation of epic athlete fails that features funny and toe-curling moments of athletics, gymnastics and swimming gone wrong.

New police report highlights use of Tasers

Chorley Citizen:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EACH time police use a Taser it should be robustly justified, according to a new Independ-ent Police Complaints Comm-ission (IPCC) report.

East Lancs village has towering role in top BBC show

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN East Lancashire village was turned into a TV set when stars including Sir Derek Jacobi and Sarah Lancashire rolled into town.

Plans to slash East Lancs weekend paramedic cover suspended

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

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to slash weekend paramedic cover in Blackburn, Burnley and Nelson have been suspended, after concerns ‘lives could be lost’.

Watch out as East Lancs temperatures soar, say health bosses

Chorley Citizen:

9:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TODAY could be the hottest day of the year in East Lancashire.

SHOCK: East Lancs couple receive £500m electricity bill

Chorley Citizen:

9:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLUNDERING electricity chiefs estimated shocked grandparents Nigel and Linda Brotherton had run up a massive electric bill of more than £500million.

East Lancs care home blasted for a second time

Chorley Citizen: Care Quality Commission logo

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CARE home has been rapped by a watchdog for the second time this year after failing to make improvements.

East Lancs soldier’s war story goes to print at last

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE memoirs of a Nelson soldier who fought in the First World War has been published thanks to the efforts of his long-admiring great-grandson.

More children finding permanent homes across Lancashire, figures show

Chorley Citizen:

2:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GROWING numbers of children in care are finding permanent homes, thanks to an increase in adoptions across Lancashire.

Lancashire baby invited to help celebrate Prince George’s first birthday

Chorley Citizen:

2:22pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LITTLE boy who shares his birthday with Prince George was one of just 12 children to be given a special coin to mark the day.

East Lancs cancer battler Sam Shaw takes it to the max, says mum

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

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HODDLESDEN youngster Sam Shaw is enjoying life after being given the all-clear from cancer.

Award for East Lancs group’s ‘incredible’ fundraising efforts

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FUNDRAISING group that has raised more than £2million in half a century has received a national award from Cancer Research UK.

Giant turbines on way to Coal Clough Wind Farm

Chorley Citizen: GREEN LIGHT: Carmarthenshire's planning committee approved an application to erect a wind turbine on land off Heol Ddu on the outskirts of Ammanford.

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE first delivery of eight enormous wind turbines to Coal Clough Wind Farm will take place later this week.

East Lancs teenager punched police officer

Chorley Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A VIOLENT teenager who attacked three Nelson police officers on July 4 is facing sentence by Burnley magistrates.

East Lancs entrepreneurs offered free space

Chorley Citizen: Positivity needed

2:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LANCASHIRE’S bright spark entrepreneurs can get six months’ rent-free office space in Blackburn, Nelson or Chorley for thinking up the best business idea.

East Lancs dangerous dog owners urged to attend police ‘surgery’

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DOG owners who think their pets may be potentially ‘dangerous’ are being encouraged to attend a police ‘surgery’.

Jayden Parkinson trial to resume later this week

Chorley Citizen: Jayden Parkinson

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering ex-Pendle schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson was sent home yesterday and will resume deliberations on Thursday.

Tributes pour in for Burnley teen who died in road crash

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A TEENAGER who died in a road crash in Hapton has left a huge hole in the lives of everyone who knew her, according to her family.

Lancashire police force gives value for money, according to report

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A REVIEW of the county’s policing has concluded that despite £54m of cuts and the loss of more than 600 officers, the force gives ‘outstanding’ value for money.

I regret my actions, says sex case police officer

Chorley Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A POLICE officer who allegedly ignored calls because he was having sex on duty has admitted ‘my career has come to an end’.

East Lancs youngsters risking lives in open water after reservoir death

Chorley Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS are risking their lives diving into open water just weeks after an East Lancashire teenager died in a reservoir.

QUIZ: How well do you know your town?

Chorley Citizen: Major investment key to prevent Blackburn town centre decline

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HOW many people in Blackburn have a degree? What proportion of people in Accrington are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Extra training bid to help end female genital mutilation

Chorley Citizen: Experts estimate around 1000 girls in Waltham Forest are at risk of mutilation

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEACHERS, doctors and social workers will be given extra training to help spot victims of female genital mutilation.

NOISE NUISANCE: Council seizes music system from East Lancs woman

Chorley Citizen:

9:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 23-YEAR-old woman’s sound system has been confiscated after complaints from a neighbour.

East Lancs GBH slab man jailed for six years

Chorley Citizen:

9:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE victim of a ‘ferocious’ revenge attack thought he was going to die when a Burnley man threatened to bring a paving slab crashing down on his head, a court heard.

Cautious welcome for Milnshaw 100-homes bid

Chorley Citizen: Coun Paul Cox

4:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PLANS to create almost 100 homes on former warehousing land in Milnshaw has been cautiously received by residents.

East Lancs Asda stores to get lifesaving heart machines

Chorley Citizen:

4:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SUPERMARKETS will be kitted out with lifesaving cardiac machines for shoppers and staff to use in emergencies.

East Lancs cadet’s royal honour

Chorley Citizen:

4:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MARINE cadet was chosen by royal appointment for a special parade at Buckingham Palace.

Plane enthusiasts given chance to fly fighter jet - on their phone

Chorley Citizen:

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTHUSIASTS have been given the chance to climb aboard a 1,500mph fighter jet built in East Lancashire - via an app on their phones.

East Lancashire set to bathe in sunshine

Chorley Citizen:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EAST Lancashire is expected to be bathed in warm sunshine this week.

East Lancs foodbanks to provide a summer holiday lifeline

Chorley Citizen:

4:12pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SCHOOL summer holidays will leave many families across East Lancashire relying on foodbanks to feed their children, according to experts.

Peace scarf set to go on display for Burnley vigil

Chorley Citizen:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PEACE scarf is set to go on public display as anti-nuclear campaigners stage their annual vigil in Burnley town centre.

Lancashire police in action over bad driving

Chorley Citizen:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police has started a ‘week of action’ to combat anti-social driving in the Ribble Valley.

Call for register to help protect stalkers’ victims

Chorley Citizen: VICTIM Nurse Jane Clough

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A CAMPAIGNER whose daughter was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend has called for a stalkers’ register where potential victims can check their partner’s history.

Lancashire special constable sets up Polish Facebook group

Chorley Citizen:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POLISH special constable has set up a police Facebook page aimed at people from his native country who live in Lancashire.

Thousands enjoy Beatherder’s unique vibe

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

IF you’re able to catch a pagan wedding, witness bright young things dancing on old cars, and a Manchester icon belting out his version of Madonna’s Like A Virgin, Beatherder must be here again.

New-look Todmorden tip closed after JCB digger causes damage

Chorley Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A RUBBISH tip which underwent a major refurbishment earlier this year had to be closed when a digger caused a large amount of damage.

East Lancs man threatened taxi driver with plank of wood over fare

Chorley Citizen: Heathrow Airport Taxis Morden, 02082543388, Morden Airport Cabs Taxi

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A BUILDER who threatened a taxi driver with a piece of wood in a dispute over a fare could be facing jail.

Traffic chaos expected on M65

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TRAFFIC chaos is expected on the M65 this week as work to improve safety barriers gets underway.

Drunken lout spoils tragic Colne teenager's vigil

Chorley Citizen: James Goodship

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DRUNKEN lout caused a disturbance and made threats at a reservoir vigil for a Colne teenager who had drowned there days before, a court heard.

Police hunting man who jumped into Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Chorley Citizen: The spot on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, Blackburn, where the body of lecturer Gary Forkasiewicz was found

9:22am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who jumped into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to escape arrest.

ONLINE CONDOLENCES: Leave your messages for Estelle Thompson

Chorley Citizen:

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

LEAVE your messages for Estelle Thompson and her family.

Car overturns after two-car M65 smash

Chorley Citizen:

10:10am Monday 21st July 2014

A LANE was blocked on the M65 after two cars were involved in a collision.

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