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Police appeal for wanted man thought to be in Lancashire

Chorley Citizen:

1:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for a man who is wanted for absconding from prison.

Support grows for lights on M65 at night after horror crash

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CALLS for an urgent review of the lighting on East Lancashire’s main motorway have increased after a fatal crash on Saturday.

Coal Clough wind turbine delivery delayed as vehicle breaks down

Chorley Citizen:

12:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DELIVERY of eight new wind turbines at Coal Clough Windfarm, near Burnley has been delayed after one of the vehicles carrying the components broke down.

Former East Lancs council worker overpaid herself by £12k

Chorley Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FORMER Padiham Town Council clerk who overpaid herself £12,000 has been warned she could face jail.

East Lancs man who flashed at schoolgirls was 'sexually frustrated'

Chorley Citizen: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man exposed himself to two young girls as they walked in a Clitheroe street.

Celebration and reflection as East Lancs Muslims mark Eid ul Fitr

Chorley Citizen:

9:27am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUSLIMS across East Lancashire donned their finest clothes and went out to begin their Eid ul Fitr celebrations yesterday.

Licences for East Lancashire fracking up for grabs

Chorley Citizen:

9:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE starting gun was yesterday fired on the licensing process that could bring fracking to East Lancashire residents doorsteps within five years.

Two men die in M65 horror crash

Chorley Citizen:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO men died in a three-car-collision on the M65 early on Saturday morning sparking renewed calls for motorway lighting to be switched back on.

Sham marriage action backed after East Lancs trials

Chorley Citizen: With this ring... how to choose your wedding rings

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PROPOSALS from MPs to step-up action to tackle ‘sham marriages’ have been welcomed following as string of trials in East Lancashire.

20 East Lancashire parks to be awarded 'Green Flag' status

Chorley Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWENTY of East Lancashire’s best-loved parks have been awarded ‘Green Flag’ status – an accolade reserved only for the best green spaces in the country.

World War One: East Lancashire communities set for 'Lights Out' event

Chorley Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS across East Lancashire are set to take part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event to commemorate the start of the First World War.

East Lancs telecom firm creates new call centre jobs

Chorley Citizen:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire telecoms company is creating 20 jobs at its call centre to cope with growing demand for its services.

Huge fire at East Lancashire farm house

Chorley Citizen:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIVE fire crews battled a blaze in Haslingden for almost six hours on Saturday morning.

Jealous East Lancs boyfriend altered partner's 'sicknote' - then smashed computer

Chorley Citizen: Domestic abuse crackdown to be repeated during football tournament

10:27am Monday 28th July 2014

A JEALOUS sales operative changed his partner’s sickness email to her boss, telling him she wasn’t going in work because she was a horrible cheat, a court heard.

Top East Lancs engineer in drink drive shame

Chorley Citizen: 1 in 6 tested drivers over the limit in district

10:21am Monday 28th July 2014

A TOP engineer caught more than three times the drink drive limit in his Audi TT by police, has been ordered off the road for 28 months.

East Lancs spa makes a £1m splash in first year

Chorley Citizen:

4:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire spa has notched up sales of more than £1million in its first year of operating.

Hapton business park deal to bring 200 jobs

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

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO hundred jobs look set to be created as a second occupier signs up to the Burnley Bridge business park development in Hapton.

Appeal for safety over Eid festival celebrations

Chorley Citizen: The fireworks display at Oakleaf Sports Complex in Newton Aycliffe could be brought back as a ticketed event

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police are asking members of the Asian community to celebrate safely during the religious holiday of Eid.

Focus falls on East Lancs elderly patients’ care

Chorley Citizen: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

NHS chiefs have asked elderly patients to give their views on health and social care, ahead of moves to reduce the number of admissions to East Lancashire’s hospitals.

Victorian diseases on the rise in East Lancashire

Chorley Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DISEASES that were rife during Victorian times are on the rise in East Lancashire, experts have warned.

Coroner criticised care of child abuse victim

Chorley Citizen: Police photos of Michael and Kay Brewer

8:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE coroner conducting the inquest into the death of a concert violinist abused by her predatory former choirmaster and his East Lancashire ex-wife has criticised her care by mental health services.

Police to investigate alleged cover ups linked to Sir Cyril Smith child abuse claims

Chorley Citizen: Figures released following freedom of information request

6:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A CRIMINAL investigation, sparked by Hapton-born MP Simon Danczuk, is to be launched into an alleged cover-up of child abuse at a school in Rochdale linked to Sir Cyril Smith.

Eight East Lancashire locations to benefit from £1M road safety fund

Chorley Citizen: A car passes a speed camera

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NO fewer than eight locations in East Lancashire could benefit from a £million road safety fund, it has been announced.

Six 20mph speed zones to be scrapped

Chorley Citizen: There isn’t a need for this 20mph limit

2:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SIX mandatory 20mph zones outside schools in East Lancashire are set to be scrapped after problems emerged with the electronic signs used to promote the restriction.

East Lancashire victims of domestic violence set to receive greater protection

Chorley Citizen: Police prepare for increase in domestic violence as World Cup kicks off

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

VICTIMS of domestic abuse in Lancashire are set to receive more protection than ever before.

East Lancashire residents urged to be vigilant during Eid

Chorley Citizen:

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

EAST Lancashire residents have been warned to be extra vigilant when giving to charity during the remainder of Ramadan, and at Eid.

East Lancashire ambulance staff vote for industrial action

Chorley Citizen:

10:13am Saturday 26th July 2014

AMBULANCE staff in East Lancashire have joined colleagues across the region in voting for industrial action, as part of a dispute over allowances and staffing cover.

Summer a 'death sentence' for East Lancashire dogs

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE summer is like a ‘death sentence’ for increasing number of dogs that are being abandoned when their owners go away on holiday, animal charities claim.

East Lancashire residents gear up for Eid

Chorley Citizen: Faz Patel, of Kingfisher Close, Blackburn, celebrates with, from left, Khadijah Sesay, seven, Ebrahim Jangaria, his son Mohammad, 19 months, Jahira Jangria and six-year-old Hawwa Sesay.

1:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

EID Al-Fitr is expected to be fall on Monday, but depending when the crescent moon starts to show, it may be celebrated on Tuesday.

WANTED: Can you help police find these men?

Chorley Citizen:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are asking for your help to trace two men they need to speak to.

Drunk East Lancs dad attacked woman after Father's Day meal

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

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DRUNK dad hurled a pan of broccoli at his ‘ex-partner’ on Father’s Day and repeatedly kicked her when she slipped in it and fell, a court heard.

Lancashire doctors in GP workforce 'crisis' call

Chorley Citizen:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

LANCASHIRE doctors have called for urgent action to tackle a workforce ‘crisis’, after a new report highlighted the dwindling number of GPs in training.

VIDEO: Luxury orangutan house opens at Blackpool Zoo

Chorley Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE doors have swung open on a new luxury pad for four special orangutans.

East Lancs man headbutted female neighbour and threw her husband over gate

Chorley Citizen:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A ROADS boss who headbutted his neighbour and threw her husband over a gate after trying to gouge his eyes out has been convicted of assault.

UPDATE: Ex-boyfriend guilty of murdering Jayden Parkinson

Chorley Citizen:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A VIOLENT and controlling man has been found guilty of murdering former Pendle schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson.

Former homeless East Lancs teen wins place at top university

Chorley Citizen:

3:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FORMER homeless teenager is set to ‘realise a life-long dream’ after being accepted to study to become a vet at a prestigious London university.

Burnley groundsman wins award for keeping Turf Moor in order

Chorley Citizen:

3:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN apprentice groundsman who keeps the hallowed pitch at Turf Moor in top condition has won an award for his work.

Darwen dentist wins prestigious award

Chorley Citizen:

4:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DARWEN dental practice is looking to expand and take on up to 30 new people after winning a prestigious award for the 10th year in a row.

Accrington composer who is ‘a national treasure’ given a Honorary Doctorate

Chorley Citizen:

3:59pm Friday 25th July 2014

AN Accrington composer described as a ‘national treasure’ has been made a Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by Edge Hill University.

Auditor warns East Lancs hospital chiefs

Chorley Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

3:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NATIONAL auditor has raised concern about the state of the finances at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals.

No plan for a hosepipe ban, says United Utilities

Chorley Citizen: The hosepipe ban could soon be over for some residents in Basingstoke and Deane

3:25pm Friday 25th July 2014

EAST Lancashire’s water supplier has said that there are no plans to introduce a hosepipe ban despite the recent hot weather.

Lancashire cancer worker and fire chief awarded

Chorley Citizen:

3:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

LANCASHIRE’S chief fire officer and a charity stalwart have both received awards from UClan.

North West UKIP MEP in rap for working directive

Chorley Citizen: Former Congleton councillor and university student, Louise Bours is representing UKIP

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

A UKIP MEP has responded to the Government’s announcement that the Working Time Directive wasn’t working.

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.

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