Burnley Council's £25k chief executive recruitment drive branded ‘disgraceful’

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

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BURNLEY Council’s decision to earmark £25,000 for consultants to recruit a new chief executive has been branded ‘disgraceful’ by the town’s MP.

Lancashire firefighters urging residents to 'stay safe and stick to organised firework displays'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Five Valleys fireworks (12000317)

2:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

LANCASHIRE’S firefighters are encouraging people to stay safe during the Bonfire Night period by attending a properly organised bonfire party.

Ebola plans in place at East Lancs hospitals

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

2:13pm Friday 31st October 2014

HEALTH boss Kevin McGee said the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals know ‘exactly what to do’ in the event of an ebola outbreak.

Soldier pull-out welcomed by mother of soldier killed in Afghanistan

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Sergeant Gareth Thursby

2:04pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE mother of a soldier shot dead in Afghanistan has welcomed the news that the last British combat troops have been pulled out of the country — so more soldiers do not have to die.

Britain experiences warmest Hallowe'en on record

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Sales Manager Stuart Gibson, from KJ Curson Growers in Upwell Cambridgeshire looks over a field of pumpkins before they are harvested for halloween, the farm will grow and sell over a million pumpkins over the season. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date

12:56pm Friday 31st October 2014

Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record.

Tributes paid to Clarets legend Joe Brown

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:03am Friday 31st October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to former Burnley boss and Manchester United scout Joe Brown.

£2.2m for extra beds at East Lancashire's hospitals

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

EAST Lancashire’s hospitals will receive an extra £2.2 million to help cope with an expected surge of urgent and emergency patients this winter.

Armed raid terror for East Lancashire IT firm’s staff

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:01am Friday 31st October 2014

AN armed gang brandishing knives and metal bars threatened terrified staff at an East Lancashire IT retail firm before making off with two pallets full of goods.

SPOOKY: Darwen pub leads way in frightening Hallowe’en celebrations

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:59am Friday 31st October 2014

IT’S set to be a ‘frightening’ Friday in East Lancashire, with ghoulish goings-on across the country to mark Hallowe’en.

Teenage Burnley trouble-makers given ASBO

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:54am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO troublemakers who have persistently caused problems for people living in the Duke Bar area of Burnley have each been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

East Lancs man banned from driving after crashing car into tree

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Don't drink and drive

9:47am Friday 31st October 2014

AN account manager from Clitheroe who crashed his car into a tree after flying in to Stansted Airport in Essex has been banned from driving and fined.

1,712 troubled families ‘now have better future’ in Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: TROUBLED FAMILIES: Criminality, school truancy and unemployment are among the problems faced by troubled families

2:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE lives of 1,721 troubled families in Lancashire have been turned around, according to the latest government figures.

Burnley students inspired by former footballer Fabrice Muamba

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:59pm Friday 31st October 2014

THIRTY youngsters were inspired by a talk given by footballer Fabrice Muamba yesterday.

Firefighters condemn Government ministers' ‘hypocrisy’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have condemned the ‘hypocrisy’ of Government ministers in their row over pensions.

East Lancs company hopeful of winning lucrative Middle East contracts

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building

1:37pm Friday 31st October 2014

AN award-winning firm will shine a light on the Middle East market in the hope of winning more contracts.

Handed-in knives to be melted down and turned into memorial for victims

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:09am Friday 31st October 2014

MORE than 900 knives which were handed into police as part of an amnesty across East Lancashire will be melted down and turned into a sculpture.

Colne man 'clearly on something' assaulted ex-partner in front of children

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 39-year-old man who was clearly “on something” when he went to his ex-partner’s home assaulted her in front of children.

East Lancs women hoping to smash pain barrier for charity

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:22pm Friday 31st October 2014

A TEAM of East Lancashire women, led by the wife of the ex-Lancashire cricketer Gary Keedy, are hoping to smash the pain barrier to raise vital funds for charity.

Deadline looms for East Lancs entrepreneurs to secure place on business programme

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

2:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

TIME is running out for East Lancashire entrepreneurs to secure a place on a fully funded university business growth programme, which is boosting turnover and profits for participating firms.

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa bids for honour

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE cream of the county’s tourism businesses are counting down to the prestigious Lancashire Tourism Awards.

Burnley gym set for new hi-tech equipment

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Circuit Training

1:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

A BURNLEY gym is to invest £500,000 in new hi-tech equipment not yet available anywhere else in Lancashire.

Colne man breached court order

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

1:41pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN banned from going near a house in Colne flouted a court order when he set off to go to a friend’s house, a court heard.

VIDEO: Watch moment banned driver filmed message during 60mph police chase

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A BANNED driver being pursued by officers after being spotted on the motorway, videoed the last 33 seconds on his phone, saying his goodbyes to his love, with: “As you can see, I am being chased by police."

Police helicopter and six police cars in major hunt for Pendle burglars

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: LIFT OFF: A police helicopter demonstration took place at Bromsgrove Police and Fire Station's open day. Buy picture, BCR401406_13, at bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/pictures.

9:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

A HELICOPTER, six police cars and patrol dogs were involved in a major hunt for two burglars who broke into a shed in Pendle.

East Lancs politicians agree to look into single cost-saving authority

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jack Straw

5:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW campaign to give local government a distinct East Lancashire identity independent of the county council has been launched.

Lancashire ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for persecution of birds of prey

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

LANCASHIRE has been named as ‘one of the worst counties in England’ for the persecution of birds of prey and rare species.

Families in North West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FAMILIES in the North-West spend £720 million a year on basic school costs, new research reveals.

East Lancs cancer battler Sam Shaw passes another milestone on road to recovery

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRAVE East Lancashire cancer battler Sam Shaw has passed another milestone on his road to recovery.

East Lancs man headbutted ‘while he watched thunderstorm’ outside Asda

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MECHANIC watching a thunderstorm was headbutted by a man who got out of a taxi, walked over and attacked him, a court heard.

Hallowe’en warning to East Lancashire parents

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PARENTS in East Lancashire have been urged to accompany their children when they are out ‘trick or treating’ this Hallowe’en.

Forecasters predicting hottest Hallowe'en on record

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORECASTERS are predicting this Hallowe’en could be the hottest on record, with temperatures rising to 21 degrees in some areas.

Eight sets of twins causing headache at Burnley school

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

TEACHERS at a Burnley school could be forgiven for doing a double-take after four sets of identical twins enrolled to begin lessons.

POLICE APPEAL: Missing mother and child could be in Colne

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MOTHER and child who went missing from their home in Salford could be in Colne.

East Lancs MP backs extremism banning orders

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson helps resolve safety concern

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EAST Lancashire MP Andrew Stephenson has backed Home Secretary Theresa May’s new strategy to tackle the rising threats of extremism.

Victims set to be given say in how offenders are dealt with

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VICTIMS are set to be given a say in how offenders are dealt with after Lancas-hire’s Police and Crime Commissioner unveiled final plans for the co-unty’s community remedy.

East Lancs breweries included as exports of British beer reach all-time high

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

MORE than a billion pints of British beer were pulled in a record number of countries last year, it has been revealed.

PICTURE GALLERY: Fans queue for hours to meet Clarets stars

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of Clarets fans queued around the block to meet their heroes.

Charity status aim for East Lancs homeless group

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SOCIAL enterprise launched to help the homeless in East Lancashire could soon become a bonafide charity.

Care nurse allowed to work after shouting at dementia patient

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

5:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse has been allowed to continue working after admitting she ‘let herself down’ by shouting at a dementia patient.

Final call to have say on inequality

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Dean of Blackburn, the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong

3:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE CHAIR of Lancashire's independent Fairness Commission, Dean of Blackburn Christopher Armstrong, has made a last call for evidence before work starts on its report.

Views wanted on new Chorley travellers’ site

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to submit their comments on the proposed site for a gypsy and traveller site in the Chorley area.

Lancashire employees helped by £6.5million of training

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ALMOST 1,000 employees in Lancashire have benefited from a £5.6m workforce training programme in just a month.

Ghostly tours at Hoghton Tower

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Hoghton Tower

3:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GHOSTLY evenings at Hoghton Tower take place tomorrow and on Saturday, and on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 at 7.15pm.

Taxi driver fined for knocking down man

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TAXI driver who knocked down a pedestrian who had just used a bank machine in Haslingden has been fined £150 by magistrates.

Ramsbottom green waste scheme delight

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: COUN IAN BEVAN

3:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has welcomed changes to planning policy that advises developers seeking to build waste facilities to look at brownfield sites before considering applying for permission for green belt areas.

Lancashire songbird sanctuary finalist for award

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The threatened Pennine finch, also known as a twite

2:55pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PROJECT which has created more habitats for Burnley’s favourite songbird and established rural mountain bike trails has been shortlisted for a major award.

Youngsters invited to Burnley Bonfire Night celebrations

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG PEOPLE are being invited to an evening of food, music and other fun activities in Burnley to celebrate Bonfire Night.

Burnley Knowledge Quarter site sold for scrap

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DECISION has been made which could lead to the sale of a portion of land within Burnley’s Knowledge Quarter for the possible expansion of a scrap metal business.

Ofsted inspectors rate Burnley nursery 'outstanding'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Ofsted logo

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TOP leadership, high quality teaching and meticulous care secure excellent achievement for all children at a Burnley nursery, Ofsted has found.

Major recruitment campaign as East Lancs hospitals employ ‘more nurses than ever before’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: SUPPORT: A dedicated cancer nurse will be on hand to answer question from cancer patients no matter how small.

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAJOR recruitment campaign has ensured the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals are now employing ‘more nurses than ever before’.


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