1 in 3 East Lancashire children ‘live in poverty’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The number of children living in poverty is set to rise by 41 per cent over the next six years, according to Save The Childen

9:41am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ONE in three youngsters in Blackburn and Burnley are living in poverty, according to new research.

VOTE FOR SHARNI: East Lancs beauty in Miss England contest

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN East Lancashire woman who won a ‘bonny baby’ competition as a toddler is now hoping to become Miss England.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp's East Lancs mum feels sense of justice

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE East Lancashire mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, has said his five-year jail sentence represents justice.

Online ‘trolls’ facing prison

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PROPOSALS to introduce new laws meaning internet trolls will face up to two years in jail have been welcomed in East Lancashire.

Warning after spate of East Lancashire break-ins and car raids

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

OFFICERS in East Lancashire are reminding residents to be vigilant after a spate of break-ins and thefts from vehicles.

Police appeal after sex attack on 13-year-old East Lancs girl

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:35pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl was sexually assaulted in Great Harwood.

Alcoholic East Lancs pensioner left neighbours in fear with death threats and abuse

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PENSIONER terrorised his next-door-neighbours after waging a campaign of repeated death threats and abuse, a court heard.

Burnley ‘miracle’ fighter loses last battle to cancer

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Burnley councillor and well-known community figure after she lost a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 58.

East Lancashire firm gears up to build Olympic-sized velodrome

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CYCLING parts manufacturer with plans to build a £2.5million velodrome has announced it will now be Olympic sized.

Former East Lancs nurse who looked at child porn blamed behaviour on alcohol

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pervert jailed for stash of child-porn pictures

9:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN ex-nurse who looked at internet child porn for 18 months, blamed his perverted behaviour on drink, a court was told.

TV entrepreneur leading £494m consortium bid for East Lancashire firm

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TV entrepreneur has confirmed he is taking back the reins of a £494m East Lancashire private sector business.

VIDEO: Reece Bibby's dad rubbishes X Factor exit rumours

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TABLOID rumours that Reece Bibby could be axed from eight-member boy band Stereo Kicks have been branded ‘utter rubbish’.

Accrington teen faces jail for headbutting university student outside takeaway

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGER who left a university student seriously injured after headbutting him outside an Accrington takeaway, could be facing jail.

Thirsty Clarets supporters drink new Turf Moor Fanzone dry

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Groundwork this year at Turf Moor – and in previous years – will stand the Clarets in good stead

9:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW Clarets Fanzone proved so popular with matchday punters it sold out of beer in just two-and- a-half hours.

Blackburn snapchat artist becomes internet sensation

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:37am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN man has become an internet sensation after his creative Snapchat drawings gained him hundreds of followers from all over the world.

Mother of three takes on inaugural position at Blackburn university

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STUDENTS in Blackburn have elected a full-time students’ union president for the first time in the university’s history.

Brierfield bird feeder attracts very exotic visitor

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:38pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHEN David Lewis installed a bird feeder in his garden, an exotic Indian parakeet was the last thing he expected to see visiting it.

'This is your Life' party honours East Lancs firefighter for 30 years service

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FIREFIGHTER was astonished to find a training session turn into a surprise bash to mark his 30 years of service.

East Lancs MP slams 15p charge to call police

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has slammed phone charges to the police non-emergency number.

‘Psychotic’ Burnley crash driver said he was ‘escaping monsters’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DRIVER who crashed into three cars while suffering a ‘psychotic episode’ left his van door on the bonnet of another after it was ripped off with the ferocity of the impact.

Victory for Barrowford residents over ‘danger’ road

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COMMUNITY campaigners are celebrating a victory after convincing County Hall bosses to slash the speed limit on a ‘danger’ road.

East Lancs drug dealer caught with £800 of cannabis

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: GUILTY PLEA: Imran Ali admitted possessing 1.5 grammes of cannabis.

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CANNABIS dealer found to have £800 of drugs – much of it in 68 bags ready to sell – walked free from court.

44-year-old Nelson man on historical sex charges

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

12:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 44-year-old man appeared at Burnley Crown Court, accused of historical sexual allegations.

Anniversary time capsule project will create memories for future generations

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DUTCH theatre group is set to work with young people for a special one-off project in the Forest of Bowland.

East Lancs pair appear in court after police chase

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

1:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man and a teenager have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged in connection with an incident in July in which police vehicles were rammed several times during a pursuit which started in Burnley and ended in Clayton-le-Moors.

Nelson drug dealer is bailed

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HARD drugs dealer could end up behind bars after admitting a string of offences at Burnley Crown Court.

59-year-old Padiham man charged with historical sexual allegations

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

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 59-year-old man has appeared before Burnley Crown Court, charged with a total of 20 historical sexual allegations against two girls.

Colne Muni panto shaping up to be a real Beauty!

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TIMELESS magic is being sprinkled over Colne, as the Muni presents The Sleeping Beauty pantomime.

Burglars make off with designer watches after smashing into East Lancs jewellery shop

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BURGLARS armed with a wrench smashed their way into a jewellery shop before making off with designer watches.

DIY DETECTIVE: East Lancs tool theft victim confronts eBay criminal on doorstep

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CROOK selling a haul of stolen power tools on eBay was caught after the victim bought some of them and turned up at his door to collect them – with the police.

Car flipped onto roof in M65 accident

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR is reported to be on its roof following an incident on the M65.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OSCAR Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

East Lancs has ‘adequate support’ for drug addicts

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DRUGS’ charity said there is ‘no need’ to increase support for drug addicts in East Lancashire, despite official statistics showing death rates for the misuse of drugs have doubled in Burnley and Hyndburn since 2005.

Burnley 'fighting dog' spared death sentence by judge

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A pitbull seized as part of a police operation against dangerous dogs

2:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A “FIGHTING dog” seen by police being walked unmuzzled by a convicted Burnley drug dealer has escaped a death sentence after its owner, his sister, promised to leave the house they shared.

Police probing cyber-bullying at a Ramsbottom high school

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: CYBER BULLYING: The internet is a force for good but, sadly, can also be a breeding ground for bullies Picture posed by model

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A STRING of ‘obscene and offensive’ social media messages were sent to students at a Ramsbottom high school – allegedly by a fellow pupil.

East Lancashire stargazers in for astronomical treat

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STARGAZERS in East Lancashire are due to be in for an astronomical treat tonight and tomorrow as the Orionid meteor shower is set to light up the sky.

Campaigners call for extra safety measures for cyclists in Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:39am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have called for increased safety measures to curb a steep increase in the number of injuries suffered by cyclists in Lancashire.

VIDEO: Get behind local lad Reece Bibby in bid for X Factor success

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:31am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE dad of Accrington’s X Factor hopeful has called for more people to show their support for a local lad.

Travellers descend on Colne Sports Centre car park

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GYPSY travellers have descended on Colne Sports Centre car park and set up camp.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film may have led to East Lancs turtles raid

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:27am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN’S beloved pet turtles may have been stolen due to a surge in their popularity caused by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, an expert has claimed.

Dangerous dog owners face fines up to £20K

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOG owners could be fined up to £20,000 if they fail to take action to prevent an attack under new rules.

VIDEO: Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo batter East Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

EAST Lancashire is expected to be battered by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo over the next two days.

Former policeman’s story of a close encounter with a UFO pulls in crowds

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT may not be light years but people travelled from across the UK to hear a former policeman reveal his close encounter with a UFO.

Pendle roadworks in winter can be ‘justified’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport has defended the council’s decision to work on Pendle’s roads in the winter months.

Lazy recyclers to be targeted by Pendle Council

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

4:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS who don’t make efforts to recycle will be targeted in a new enforcement drive by Pendle Council.

First-hand accounts of life in Palestine at Brierfield meeting

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AROUND 150 people packed the Brierfield Community Centre to hear six young visitors to Pendle give their accounts of growing up in Palestine.

East Lancs residents urged to protect their eyes at bonfires

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Bradford Council has teamed up with other organisations to put a warning out ahead of bonfire night

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PEOPLE in East Lancashire planning to enjoy a bonfire this Guy Fawkes Night have been urged to look after their eyes.

Lancashire mental health cash gets thumbs up

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

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A LANCASHIRE health chief has welcomed extra funding for mental health services, saying it recognises the challenges faced by NHS Trusts.

Have your say on effects of recession in East Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: One-third of workers who stayed in the same post following the recession suffered a cut or freeze in their wages in cash terms in 2010-11, according to the report.

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

OLDER people from across East Lancashire have been invited to have their say on how the recession has affected their lives at a meeting in Lancaster.

East Lancs MP welcomes record adoption figures

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: ANDREW STEPHENSON

2:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN East Lancashire MP has welcomed record adoption figures which have revealed that more children in the region are getting a secure and loving start in life.


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