East Lancs police highlight 'devastating consequences' of stalking

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: HUNTER AND HUNTED: As a result of the Protection of Freedom Act 2012, stalking is now a specific criminal offence.

6:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

POLICE in East Lancashire are raising awareness of the 'devastating consequences' of stalking.

Tributes paid to 'cheeky' boy who died after falling into Burnley canal

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Robbie Williamson

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an 11-year-old boy who died after falling into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Burnley.

OAP care blast ‘unfair’, say East Lancs health leaders

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Asian families were praised by Simon Hughes for looking after their elderly

5:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HEALTH champions from East Lancashire have dismissed comments from a government minister who said Britain should follow the example set by Asian immigrants when caring for the elderly.

Clarets promotion number plates UP for sale

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Keith Burton has the plates UP 09 BFC and UP 14 BFC

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A CLARETS fan always knew his team was on the road to success - and has the registration plates to prove it.

VIDEO: Huge fire wrecks East Lancashire pub

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Picture by Adrian Ashurst

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SIX fire crews were battling a huge blaze at a pub in Wheelton this morning.

East Lancs toddler dies in bath as mum distracted by siblings

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A TODDLER died in a bath after his mum became distracted by his siblings, an inquest has heard.

£40k Burnley benefit cheat jailed for 20 weeks

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Benefits cheat Louise Coulter

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A JUDGE has hit out at the ‘ludicrously low’ guideline sentences for benefits cheats, as she locked up a mother-of-two for claiming almost £40,000 in a four-and-half-year scam for 20 weeks.

Britain’s cheapest homes are in Burnley!

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Britain’s cheapest homes are in Burnley!

9:46am Thursday 24th April 2014

FOUR Burnley houses are to go up for auction with a guide price of just £8,000 each.

Fallen power cables cause M65 delays

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

12:04pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FALLEN power cables have caused long delays for drivers travelling near Hapton this morning.

East Lancs teen allegedly raped ‘pre-pubescent child’, court told

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

7:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEENAGER allegedly repeatedly raped a ‘pre-pubescent child’, telling her on one occasion it was ‘just a bit of fun’, a jury heard.

Wait for M65 lights review, coroner told

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The M65 where the lights are switched off

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Highways Agency has written to a coroner who questioned the organisation’s decision to turn off the lights on the M65 motorway.

Teenager meets hero Ings again as Burnley promoted to Premier League

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Danny Ings with Joseph Skinner

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CLARETS star Danny Ings was reunited with his biggest fan after the final whistle on Monday.

Rock Legend Paul Weller's wife accuses East Lancs man of selling limited-edition release on eBay

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Paul Weller

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE wife of rock legend Paul Weller has accused a local man of selling a limited edition Record Store Day release on ebay.

Five people taken to hospital after car smash in Blacko

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

9:41am Thursday 24th April 2014

FIVE people were taken to hospital last night after a car crash in Blacko.

Decision time on Pendle garden waste collection fee

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pendle residents will be charged to have their grass cuttings and other garden waste removed by the council – unless they make their own arrangements

2:52pm Thursday 24th April 2014

PENDLE residents will have to decide whether to pay £25 to have their garden waste collected as the council sends out information packs over the next three weeks.

African youngsters join in Clarets’ celebrations

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: BURNLEY PROMOTED: Clarets 2 Wigan Athletic 0

12:54pm Thursday 24th April 2014

BURNLEY’S promotion to the Premier League has been celebrated by a group of Claret-wearing youngsters in South Africa.

Blackburn campaign urges car drivers to take bus

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Twickenham town centre bus stop petition handed in

12:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

BUS operator Transdev will launch its ‘Catch The Bus Week’ campaign on Saturday at The Mall in Blackburn.

Join in Big Collection for Diabetes UK

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jenna's Easter Walk, raising money for Diabetes UK

11:52am Thursday 24th April 2014

DIABETES UK is looking for energetic volunteers in East Lancashire to support a national collection weekend.

Clitheroe Scouts’ centenary parade cancelled

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Scouts have held parades in Clitheroe for 99 years

11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

ORGANISERS of historic East Lancashire parades are fighting to save their events for future generations because of funding cuts, it has been claimed.

Former Clarets heroes in charity match

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: David Eyres and Gary Parkinson at Wembley

11:56am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HOST of former Clarets heroes are set to turn out against Haslingden St Mary’s in a charity match this Sunday.

Eat Lancs ASBO man given third chance

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11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN who breached his anti-social behaviour order for the second time has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

M65 Wicker man dressed in Burnley colours

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: M65 Wicker man dressed in Burnley colours

11:55am Thursday 24th April 2014

A WICKER man sculpture in a field just off the M65 has been dressed in Burnley colours to celebrate the Clarets’ promotion.

Work to upgrade Weavers’ Triangle

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Weavers’ Triangle

11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

CIVIL engineering firm North Midland Construction has secured a £1.7 million contract to carry out various road improvements in the Weavers’ Triangle.

East Lancs health scheme aims to give out free vitamins

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: In an ideal world, we’d all get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our diets

11:58am Thursday 24th April 2014

HEALTH workers said a new scheme to offer free vitamin D supplements will provide a huge health benefit to East Lancashire.

NHS 111 service to trial doctors

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: NHS charging proposals slammed

11:53am Thursday 24th April 2014

DOCTORS will work in the call centre that provides the NHS 111 service for East Lancashire, according to a medical magazine.

Boy dies after falling into Burnley canal

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Boy rescued from Burnley canal

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN 11-year-old boy has died after falling into a canal in Burnley.

Concern over East Lancs hospital inpatient survey results

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HOSPITAL boss Jim Birrell said he was ‘disappointed’ by the results of an inpatient survey at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General.

Queen’s honour for East Lancs companies’ export excellence

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO East Lancashire businesses have been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (QAE).

‘Blessing from Pope’ hope for Clarets

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pope Francis delivers his Angelus prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SEAN Dyche’s promotion-winning side could receive a holy blessing ahead of their Premier League campaign – from the Pope.

East Lancashire celebrates St George's Day

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Getting ready for the big day at Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre,  Burnley, is two-year-old Kaysey-Mae Thompson

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARADES, fun days, church services and community activities will be held across East Lancashire to celebrate St George’s Day.

East Lancs man commits suicide using lethal chemical mix

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN found dead in his car at a popular picnic site had mixed chemicals to produce deadly fumes, an inquest heard.

Lancashire Police to recruit 100 new officers

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The road is partially blocked at the junction of St. Paul's Close following the incident.

9:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ONE hundred new officers are set be taken on by Lancashire Police.

Premier League promotion worth ‘tens of millions’ of pounds to Burnley economy

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Burnley FC v Wigan Athletic LIVE

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BURNLEY’S promotion to the Premier League is worth ‘tens of millions’ of pounds to the town’s economy, according to commercial and political leaders.

SUZANNE GELDARD looks back at an historic season for the Clarets

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: SUZANNE GELDARD looks back at an historic season for the Clarets

2:47pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PRETIUMQUE et Causa Laboris: The prize and the cause of our labour.

Second heritage film night planned in Colne

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Patrons enjoy the plush new seating at the Station cinema

1:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE second in a series of big-screen heritage film nights will take place at the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre in June.

Feel free to spend a penny at cafes and bars in Colne

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: No news yet on loo rescue in four Herefordshire towns

1:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BARS and cafes in Colne could open their toilets to the public as part of a town council scheme.

Advice on tackling dampness in Burnley

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The damp in our house!

1:24pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ADVICE on how to prevent damp and save money on fuel bills will be provided by a Burnley social landlord at a ‘roadshow’ next month.

Clarets promotion inspires Obama-hit band to make tribute song for heroes

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Irish folk band The Corrigan Brothers

1:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Clarets’ promotion success has been immortalised in song by an Irish folk band.

Clarets legend Leighton James home from hospital after mild stroke

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Clarets hero Leighton James

1:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CLARETS legend Leighton James is back home after suffering a mild stroke.

MEP in call for national St George’s holiday

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Paul Nuttall

11:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall has called for St George’s Day to be declared a Bank Holiday.

Long-distance walkers invited to join in 248-mile 11-day Alfred Wainwright trek across Pennines

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Alfred Wainwright

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A WALK commemorating Alfred Wainwright’s ‘best work’ is to take place in September.

East Lancs woman left fuming after broken boiler floods home

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Julie Eastham in her Woodlea Chase home where she has suffered flooding after work on a boiler

7:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GRANDMA June Eastham was left fuming at her energy company after her boiler broke down and flooded a storage room at her house.

VIDEO: Pitch black M65 roundabout must be illuminated to avoid a potential tragedy

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The M65 unlit at night

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MOTORIST is calling for lights on a roundabout near the M65 to be fixed immediately to avoid a potential crash.

East Lancs patients’ group starts petition after health commissioners put service out to tender

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: NHS charging proposals slammed

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HEALTH commissioners have come under fire after deciding to invite ‘profit-making’ companies to bid for the GP out-of-hours contract in East Lancashire.

7.5k parcels given to Blackburn's hungry residents in foodbank 'outrage'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: BEANS MEANS WELCOME RELIEF: A small selection of the food donated to Worcester foodbank, including five tonnes by generous Tesco customers. (4913466802)

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THOUSANDS of people have received help from East Lancashire’s food-banks in the past 12 months, new figures reveal.

Narrowboat gets that 'sinking feeling' after becoming wedged in lock near Chorley

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A narrowboat wedged in a canal lock between Chorley and Wheelton

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NARROWBOAT and its driver got that sinking feeling after a vessel became stuck in a lock for several hours.

£5.7m spent on private treatment in Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: One in ten in town have mental health problems

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

HUNDREDS of mental health patients are being referred to private hospitals due to a shortage of NHS beds in Lancashire.

East Lancs Labour candidate Will Straw caught up in Britannia Coconutters twitter storm

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Will Straw with the photo he posted on twitter, talking to Neville Earnshaw, of the Britannia Coconutters

6:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

LABOUR’S Parliamentary candidate for Rossendale and Darwen Will Straw was embroiled in a twitter storm yesterday after posting a picture of himself with members of the Britannia Coconutters.

East Lancs cancer tot gets life-saving bone marrow transplant

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Ava-Jai is now recovering from her  life-saving operaton

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A BABY girl has received a life-saving bone marrow transplant thanks to a kind-hearted stranger.

NUT staff vote for new strike

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: National Union of Teachers are holding strikes

2:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MEMBERS of the National Union of Teachers have voted to go on strike again, it has been reported.









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