Homeless East Lancs man banned from begging after repeatedly causing nuisance

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HOMELESS man has been banned from begging in England and Wales after repeatedly causing a nuisance in Blackburn, Clitheroe and Whalley.

Holiday fears over closure of Blackpool International Airport

Chorley Citizen:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AIRLINES have confirmed that contingency plans are in place after bosses at Lancashire’s only commercial airport said it was ‘likely to close’.

East Lancs man jailed for 20 years of child abuse

Chorley Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 59-YEAR-OLD man who abused young girls for more than 20 years has been sent to prison.

Drive to protect underage East Lancs boozers

Chorley Citizen:

9:54am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TEN children were taken to safety as part of a night-time operation to keep young people safe in Burnley.

East Lancs 'super scrounger' featured on TV

Chorley Citizen:

9:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE investigation into an Accrington mum who wrongly claimed almost £100,000 in benefits has been featured on national television.

East Lancs X Factor star makes history as he jets off to Bermuda

Chorley Citizen:

9:38am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIXTEEN-year-old singing sensation Reece Bibby made X Factor history as he made it through to the next stage of the hit ITV show.

Cyclist death crash appeal

Chorley Citizen:

2:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police call on mortorbikers 'in the area' at the time

Appeal for young actors as drama groups restart

Chorley Citizen:

2:11pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Action Factory and Darwen Library Theatre are looking for children and young people aged 6-11 and 12-18 years old to join the new Darwen Youth Theatre.

Brave Corey's legacy will help millions of pupils'

Chorley Citizen:

11:51am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DISABILITY campaigner was the toast of Westminster when a government minister thanked him for helping to mould the biggest special educational needs reforms in a generation.

East Lancashire firms urged to Boost business

Chorley Citizen:

11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AMBITIOUS East Lancashire firms are being urged to take advantage of a successful business support service before the £7.2m programme comes to an end next summer.

Thug locked up for three attacks

Chorley Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

11:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A VICIOUS thug who mugged an autistic teenager, punched a staff nurse and assaulted a hospital patient in three separate unprovoked attacks, has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Dramatic sculptures launch 16-month celebration of East Lancs countryside

Chorley Citizen:

11:01am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE beauty of the Forest of Bowland is highlighted by four dramatic new sculptures to launch a 16-month celebration of one of East Lancashire’s most’s breathtaking landscapes.

Private school 'scapegoat' tag is 'unfair'

Chorley Citizen:

2:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRIVATE schools should be celebrated and not blamed for the ‘social ills’ of the country, an East Lancashire headteacher is warning.

Lawnmower test 'nonsense

Chorley Citizen: Give your lawn a spring boost

2:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MOTOR vehicle-style exhaust tests for householders’ petrol-driven lawnmowers are Brussels ‘nonsense’, claims East Lancashire Euro-MP Paul Nuttall.

Morning delays after M65 van fire

Chorley Citizen:

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

TRAFFIC was queuing on the M65 this morning because of a van fire.

INSPIRATION: East Lancs youngster winning fight against one-in-50,000 condition

Chorley Citizen:

9:03am Monday 29th September 2014

A FOUR-month-old baby girl who has been diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic condition has been highlighting the plight of youngsters on both sides of the Atlantic.

FIND YOUR NEAREST STATION: Sainsbury's cuts 5p off petrol

Chorley Citizen: Sainsbury Petrol Station at Bishop's Waltham

4:33pm Monday 29th September 2014

SAINSBURY'S has sparked a likely supermarket fuel-price war by slashing up to 5p a litre off the cost of its petrol and diesel.

£54k North West ambulance campaign backed

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

2:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

HEALTH chiefs have defended a £54k public relations campaign for the North West Ambulance Service – despite the organisation already being one of the largest spenders on press and communications officers in the NHS.

East Lancs owner banned from having pets for 10 years as neglected Alsation put down

Chorley Citizen:

9:22am Monday 29th September 2014

AN Alsatian left to suffer from a flesh eating skin condition without treatment had to be put to sleep immediately after being seen by a vet, a court heard.

East Lancashire's finest establishments vie for tourism awards

Chorley Citizen:

2:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

SEVERAL of East Lancashire’s finest establishments will be jostling for supremacy as the county’s top tourism attractions do battle early next month.

East Lancs actress Natalie Gumede set to become Dr Who star

Chorley Citizen: Colne's Natalie Gumede says Strictly dresses 'too skimpy'

1:43pm Monday 29th September 2014

EX-Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede is set to become the latest East Lancashire addition to the cast of Dr Who after it was confirmed she would be appearing in the sci-fi epic’s Christmas special.

Mods invade East Lancashire at Ribble Valley festival

Chorley Citizen:

1:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

EVEN trans-Atlantic mods couldn’t keep away from East Lancashire’s ‘mod weekender’ as hundreds of Vespas and Lambrettas descended on Clitheroe.

More powers for Lancashire police support officers welcomed

Chorley Citizen: PATROL FORCE: The University of Worcester is planning to fund the salaries of two PCSOs to patrol its campuses.

1:59pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE community support officers have been given extra powers allowing them to hand out penalty notices.

State-of-art machinery sparks increase in East Lancs company's sales

Chorley Citizen:

3:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NEW company has literally become ‘cutting edge’ after being awarded funding to buy machinery which can penetrate through virtually anything.

Judge hits out at cuts to Crown Prosecution Service

Chorley Citizen:

2:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

A JUDGE has hit out at Government cuts to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), warning that underfunding will lead to miscarriages of justice.

East Lancs firefighters swap hoses for sponges in charity car wash

Chorley Citizen:

2:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Burnley and Padiham swapped their hoses for sponges on Saturday, all in the name of charity.

Todmorden tip worker jailed for three years

Chorley Citizen:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A TIP worker who caused more than £300,000 worth of damage by driving a digger into a just-reopened recycling centre has been jailed for three years.

East Lancs man drove through red lights on wrong side of road at 100mph in police chase

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A MAN drove through red lights, on the wrong side of the road and mounted pavements as he was pursued by police at speeds of up to 100mph.

Innocent East Lancs security guard's anger at police officer's tweet

Chorley Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A SECURITY guard wrongly accused on a police officer’s personal Twitter account of driving without insurance has lodged an official complaint.

ANGER: East Lancs parents face paying £500 to send children to first-choice school

Chorley Citizen:

9:10am Friday 26th September 2014

PARENTS will be forced to fork out almost £500 in bus fares for their child to go to their first-choice high school.

MPs back air strikes against Islamic State (IS)

Chorley Citizen: Prime Minister David Cameron

5:28pm Friday 26th September 2014

MPs have backed Government plans to join air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq after more than six hours of debate in an emergency recall of Parliament.

WANTED: East Lancs police searching three men

Chorley Citizen:

9:22am Friday 26th September 2014

THESE three men are being hunted by East Lancs police.

East Lancashire company wins contract to supply Team GB for 2016 Rio Olympics

Chorley Citizen:

3:31pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN Accrington uniform supplier has been announced as an official supplier to Team GB for the Summer Olympics in Rio 2016.

East Lancashire council staff set to strike for pay rise

Chorley Citizen:

2:33pm Friday 26th September 2014

PUBLIC services in East Lancashire could be left in chaos when council workers go on strike next month.

Angry East Lancashire dog owners’ town hall protest

Chorley Citizen:

2:07pm Friday 26th September 2014

ANGRY dog owners gave councillors a noisy welcome to Nelson town hall last night, as they staged a protest over plans to increase stray dog fines.

Health bosses report reduction in 'superbug' cases at East Lancs hospitals

Chorley Citizen:

10:27am Friday 26th September 2014

HEALTH bosses are pleased with the progress being made to prevent hospital ‘superbugs’, after reporting a massive reduction in cases since 2009.

East Lancashire ‘will do better with new benefits’

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

10:24am Friday 26th September 2014

THE government’s much-criticised Universal Credit will increase payments to most benefit claimants when it comes to five East Lancashire job centres, welfare reform minister David Freud has promised.

East Lancs DIY man died after falling from ladder

Chorley Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:38am Friday 26th September 2014

A RETIRED engineer died after he fell off a ladder while carrying out repairs at his new home, an inquest has heard.

East Lancs Big Ben ale strikes gold in Hong Kong

Chorley Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN East Lancashire brewery has scooped an award for one of its ales – in Hong Kong.

East Lancashire museums miss out on cash boost

Chorley Citizen: Haworth art gallery

3:33pm Friday 26th September 2014

SEVERAL museums across East Lancashire have missed out on a major grant which would have helped to promote them to a wider audience.

Bumper turnout delights East Lancashire NHS boss

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

NHS meetings are normally attended by just a handful of residents, so health bosses were delighted that well over 100 people turned out for the annual general meeting of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

COOL BRAND: East Lancashire wallpaper firm right up there with Aston Martin

Chorley Citizen:

2:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

BOSSES at a designer wallpaper company in East Lancashire are celebrating after being named one of the country’s ‘coolest’ brands for the fifth year in a row.

North West teenagers ‘cut teeth’ in political debate

Chorley Citizen:

2:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS from 23 areas in the North West are set to debate issues concerning them.

'Lunatic' drivers slammed after M65 motorway chaos

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have called for an end to ‘lunatic’ driving near roadworks on the M65.

East Lancs pub attacker who bit off part of man's ear weeks after sleeping with his wife faces jail

Chorley Citizen:

9:24am Thursday 25th September 2014

A VICIOUS attacker who bit off part of a man's ear in a pub, weeks after having sex with his victim's wife, is facing jail.

HORSE MEAT SCANDAL: Todmorden slaughter boss first to plead guilty

Chorley Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A SLAUGHTERHOUSE boss has become the first person to plead guilty to criminal charges connected to the horse meat scandal which rocked British supermarkets last year.

Princess Anne honours the fallen at historic Stonyhurst College

Chorley Citizen:

2:43pm Thursday 25th September 2014

PRINCESS Anne planted an oak tree in the Ribble Valley yesterday to commemorate the borough’s fallen soldiers.

East Lancashire pet lovers bite back over stray dog fees

Chorley Citizen:

1:53pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MORE than 100 dog owners and their pets are expected to stage a protest outside Nelson’s town hall tonight over plans to increase stray dog fees.

£1million will clear East Lancashire hospital surgery backlog

Chorley Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

10:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals will benefit from a cash injection of almost £1million to help clear a backlog of patients waiting for surgery.

VIDEO: Former Bond girl and Blackburn Cathedral canon takes a ride on UK’s biggest rollercoaster

Chorley Citizen:

9:55am Thursday 25th September 2014

FORMER Bond girl Shannon Ledbetter was clinging on to her dog collar as the Blackburn Cathedral canon took the plunge on the UK’s biggest rollercoaster.

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