VERDICT: Ben Blakeley found guilty of murdering Jayden Parkinson

Burnley and Pendle 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.

Road safety call after teen death in Hapton

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CALLS have been made to improve safety along a road where teenager Estelle Thompson died in an accident.

M6 southbound to be closed at Cheshire

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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.

Bacup pensioner assaulted neighbours, court told

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A HUSBAND and wife were attacked by an angry next door neighbour after a bitter dispute over boundaries, a court heard.

New Nelson school looking like a class act

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at Whitefield Infant School hauled boxes full of text books and toys in yesterday’s sweltering heat in anticipation of their big move to a new site.

Man found not guilty in Jayden disturbance case

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jayden Parkinson

11:33am Thursday 24th July 2014

A 24-year-old has been found not guilty of a committing public order offence during a court hearing for the killer of former Colne Primet High School pupil Jayden Parkinson.

East Lancs footballer scores twice on Manchester United debut

Burnley and Pendle 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.

Neighbours heard screams of man in agony during Burnley house blaze

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:05am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN suffered serious burns to his legs after his bedroom was engulfed by flames when a television caught fire.

Padiham FC youngsters to take on Honolulu Galaxy

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TEENAGE soccer ambassadors are set to bid ‘aloha’ to East Lancashire as part of an international friendship tour taking in some of the national game’s landmarks.

Bench in memory of Nelson great-grandma stolen

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Figures released following freedom of information request

6:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SIX-year-old girl has been left distraught after thieves stole a bench placed in memory of her great-grandma at a Nelson care home.

Victory after 'meadow' given a trim

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A LARGE area of grass that had become overgrown with three-foot high weeds has been cut after disgruntled residents contacted the Lancashire Telegraph.

Overhaul at Burnley garage

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAJOR overhaul has been completed at a Burnley garage by an East Lancashire-based trading group, creating at least 10 jobs.

Burnley seven-year-old is a wacky wonder

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SEVEN-year-old is on her way to stardom after being selected to join Britain’s newest children’s pop group.

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.

Colne drink-driver twice legal limit

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Groom ends up in police cell on day of wedding after alleged drink-driving incident in Newhaven

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A DRINK-driver caught twice the legal limit had been taken out to the pub after his partner suffered a miscarriage, Burnley magistrates heard.

Burnley woman charged over pub 'wounding'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Figures released following freedom of information request

4:28pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 27-year-old woman appeared before Burnley magistrates accused of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Impressive WW1 floral design at Towneley Hall

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GARDENERS at Towneley Hall have spent two weeks creating a floral design bearing the East Lancashire Regiment’s badge.

Colne man died from industrial disease

4:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN inquest into the death of a 85-year-old Colne man confirmed that he died as a result of industrial disease.

More than 7,000 sign up for Pendle garden waste collections

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Householders could face forking out for garden waste collections

4:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MORE than 7,000 Pendle residents have signed up to have their garden waste collected.

Tributes paid to Worsthorne farmer

3:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular farmer and grandfather-of-nine who died suddenly after suffering a heart attack at home on Sunday.

Nelson communications firm lands high-profile client

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Communications firm Daisy creates 80 new jobs

3:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NELSON company is celebrating landing a high profile client.

Pendle council tax direct debits prize draw

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

3:02pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PENDLE Council is urging residents to pay their council tax by direct debit.

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson in pledge to fight for jobs at Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

11:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

CONSERVATIVE MP Andrew Stephenson has pledged to step up his fight to save jobs at Rolls-Royce’s Barnoldswick plants.

Judge issues Lancashire ‘dangerous youngsters’ warning

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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.

Drugs cocktail killed Burnley woman, inquest told

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: AstraZeneca has turned down a bid from drugs maker rival Pfizer

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 36-YEAR-OLD woman was found dead in her home following a lethal dose of heroin and methadone, an inquest heard.

Burnley student graduates with first class honours months after losing her mum to cancer

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BURNLEY student has graduated with top honours just a few months after losing her mother to cancer.

East Lancs village has towering role in top BBC show

Burnley and Pendle 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.

Sword terror at Burnley betting shop

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SWORD-wielding masked robber terrorised staff at a betting shop before escaping with cash.

Plans to slash East Lancs weekend paramedic cover suspended

Burnley and Pendle 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’.

East Lancs cyclist flung in the air after being hit by car

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CYCLIST was hurled into the air after he was hit by a driver having a ‘momentary lapse of concentration’, Burnley magistrates heard.

Watch out as East Lancs temperatures soar, say health bosses

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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.

Man taken to hospital after Burnley house fire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:08am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

East Lancs care home blasted for a second time

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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.

Second ‘heart start’ device donated in Barnoldswick

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Rotary Club of Barnoldswick and Earby handed over a potentially life-saving defibrillator in Barnoldswick town centre.

More children finding permanent homes across Lancashire, figures show

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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’

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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

Burnley and Pendle 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.









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