East Lancs cancer tot gets life-saving bone marrow transplant

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

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

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

Burnley fans gearing up for promotion clincher

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Supporters have been queuing outside Turf Moor since 8.30am this morning

10:54am Monday 21st April 2014

BURNLEY have warned that cash turnstiles are unlikely to be available for this afternoon’s clash with Wigan Athletic.

Daily search for missing East Lancs worker continues

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Trevor Whitehead

12:43pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE search for a missing Accrington man was continuing today after police confirmed they still had no idea where he was.

Burnley fans urged to Pack the Turf

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Burnley fans celebrate another victory

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

CLARETS fans have been urged to ‘Pack The Turf’ as they bid for promotion to the Premier League today.

Burnley MP backs minimum alcohol price

5:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BURNLEY MP Gordon Birtwistle has called for a ban on cheap booze after shock figures revealed that the effects of alcohol cost every person in Burnley £384 a year.

Burnley pair appear in court on immigration charges

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A BURNLEY man and woman have appeared before magistrates accused of being involved in a false passport and immigration-dodging operation.

Teenage girl fights off mugger in Burnley

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Detectives have also released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident

7:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGE girl fought off an attacker who tried to steal her mobile phone.

Damning report on East Lancs care home with ‘strong smell of urine’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Lake View Nursing Home

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CARERS at a nursing home raised concerns about its low staffing levels and ‘lack of care’.

Masked intruder points 'gun' at East Lancs school staff and pupils

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN intruder wearing a ski mask burst into a school pointing a ‘gun’ at staff and pupils, demanding cash and mobile phones.

Man airlifted to hospital after tractor overturns in Pendle

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: An air ambulance over East Lancashire

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

A MAN and two children were involved in an accident when their tractor overturned on a rural Pendle road today.

East Lancs knifeman jailed for 16 months

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: MAX BANCROFT

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A KNIFEMAN who made terrifying doorstep threats ‘standing up for’ his cousin while on licence, has been jailed for 16 months.

East Lancashire hospital chiefs' fear at staffing levels

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Hospital staff continue to work under pressure, say the union

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

UNION chiefs remain concerned about staffing levels at East Lancashire’s hospitals, despite a recent recruitment drive for consultants and nurses.

Protect pets from poison, warns RSPCA

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Household items can damage precious pets

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE number of complaints about animals being poisoned in Lancashire rose by almost 50 per cent in 12 months, according to new RSPCA figures.

89 per cent of Lancashire parents get chosen school

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

NINE out of 10 parents in Lancashire got their first choice primary school, despite high pupil numbers.

Friends concerned over missing East Lancs man

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Trevor Whitehead

12:37pm Friday 18th April 2014

LONG-standing friends of a missing Accrington man have spoken of their concern for a ‘lovely man’ as the search entered its second week.

Trail of destruction left by speeding East Lancs driver

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A car pushed into a lamp post

12:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SPEEDING driver who smashed into another vehicle, leaving it embedded into a wall, ran off and then lied to the police, has been jailed for six months.

East Lancs farmer horrified after finding ‘gruesomely’ savaged sheep

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: East Lancs farmer horrified after finding ‘gruesomely’ savaged sheep

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A FARMER has appealed for dog owners to keep their pets on leads near livestock after finding one of her sheep ‘gruesomely’ savaged by a dog.

Hot cross bun sales reach record levels in East Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Classic hot cross bun recipe by Bexleyheath bakery Cocoa and Heart

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WORKERS at an East Lancashire bakery will be ready for a well-earned rest this Easter after sales of hot cross buns reached record levels.

East Lancs solicitor struck off after £400k fraud

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Kimberley Bridge

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BURNLEY solicitor has been struck off after a tribunal found she misused more than £400,000 of her clients’ money to prop up her struggling firm.

Easter fun for all the family in East Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Painting eggs is just one of the fun things on offer over Easter

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SEVERAL Easter events are planned for East Lancashire this bank holiday weekend.

East Lancs mum left ‘traumatised’ after waking up moments before operation

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Alexandra Bythell, 36, came round minutes before surgery to remove her appendix at Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MOTHER who was left ‘traumatised’ when she woke up on an operating table has won compensation from the hospital.

Revealing insight into private life of Burnley boss Sean Dyche

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Revealing insight into private life of Burnley boss Sean Dyche

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SEAN Dyche is solid. He’s a proper bloke who appreciates the simple, valuable things in life and, to use his catchphrase, doesn’t “overthink” issues.

Red moon rises over East Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The ‘blood moon’ captured by Andy Bellard

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SKYWATCHERS across East Lancashire caught a rare celestial show on Tuesday night.

Man airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital after motorbike crash

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PENSIONER has been air lifted to hospital after losing control of his motor bike in Rishton this morning.

Booze kills 149 people in East Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: MINE’S A PINT: Canada has had a minimum price per unit of alcohol for decades and the UK is being urged to follow suit

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALCOHOL cost the lives of 149 people in four East Lancashire boroughs over two years – and left taxpayers with an annual bill of around £122 million.

VIDEO: East Lancs knifeman jailed after £30k travel agent raids

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jason Thompson has been jailed

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ex-care home worker who carried out a £30,000 string of terrifying knifepoint raids at travel agencies after he was sacked has been jailed for eight years.

East Lancs couple tell of agony after double baby death

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Laura Gray and Jordan Monaghan with their son Logan

9:27am Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUPLE already grieving the loss of a baby have told of their devastation after ‘failing to get any answers’ about the sudden death of their 21-month-old son.

Repairs plan to save Burnley Elizabethan building

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Spenser House as it is today

4:04pm Thursday 17th April 2014

REPAIRS have been proposed to help preserve the internal fabric of one of Burnley’s oldest and most significant buildings.

‘Your views are vital’, says chief hospital watchdog

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Be alert to the symptoms of lung cancer

3:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE chief hospital watchdog for England has urged people to attend two public events as he prepares to bring a team of 50 inspectors to the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General.

Kitchen ‘severely damaged’ after Colne fire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Fire fighters rescue locked-out resident

9:42am Thursday 17th April 2014

A KITCHEN was ‘severely damaged’ after a fire in Colne this morning.

Judge exonerates Blackburn hospital staff as historic bid for compensation is rejected

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A HOSPITAL medic at the centre of a multi-million compensation claim over a child’s tragic birth injuries 32 years ago has been exonerated by a top judge.

They’re bullying us out, claims Pendle pizza shop boss

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Al Pacino’s in Colne

4:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PIZZA shop owner claims he is being ‘bullied’ out of his current base after 11 years serving customers in Colne.

Lancashrie wildlife lovers hop to it for survey

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A grey squirrel

4:21pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE world’s biggest wildlife survey has reported a chorus of frogs hopping around in Lancashire gardens – but our native squirrels are in the red.

East Lancs benefit cheat in Tunisia

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Hard cash: Building sell off backed by Worcestershire County Council

4:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A COLNE mum-of-one benefits cheat had gone to live in Tunisia, a court heard.

£½m spend on key X43 bus route

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: New Dales bus link established

4:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY £500,000 is set to be spent improving the main bus corridor between Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

East Lancs golfers teeing off for cerebral palsy sufferer

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jamie Jordan and his mum Anita prepare for the fundraising ‘golfathon’

4:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

GOLFERS will be clubbing together to help fund part of a new wheelchair for a 17-year-old with cerebral palsy.

Health Minister’s praise for the work of East Lancs charity

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jane Ellison, centre, with volunteers and supporters in Towneley Park

3:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PUBLIC health minister Jane Ellison paid a visit to East Lancashire yesterday and heaped praise on a charity which offers volunteer work for people recovering from drug or alcohol misuse.

Landlords ‘fit and proper person’ testing extended in Burnley

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Coun Howard Baker

3:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BURNLEY Council’s executive committee has voted to extend a scheme aimed at improving housing standards.

Work underway at £2.5m Burnley sport village

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The construction site for the new sports village

7:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK has started on the first phase of a new £2.5million sports village in Burnley.

UPDATE: East Lancs house blown to pieces in explosion

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Four fire crews were called to the property in Cumberland Avenue at 2am this morning (Picture: Wayne Shuttleworth)

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HOUSE exploded after being ‘packed with flammables’ in a suspected arson attack on a quiet estate in Clayton-le-Moors.

Tributes paid to loving East Lancs dad and husband

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Daniel enjoying one of his favourite loves, fishing

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LOVING tributes have been paid to an ‘immensely popular and well known’ golfer who died on Sunday after being thrown from his bicycle.

WW1 display shares poignant messages from Lancashire soldiers

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Lancashire soldiers from World War One

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POSTCARDS and letters sent home from the trenches by Lancashire soldiers during the World War One have gone on display.

HOORAY: Britannia Coconut Dancers set for comeback

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: COCONUTTERS PERFORMING

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TRADITIONAL morris dance which was saved from going out of existence after 158 years is set to make a comeback this weekend with a new leader at the helm.

Increase in demand for Lancashire foodbank help

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: There has been growing demand for help from foodbanks locally

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of adults and children being provided with emergency food in Lancashire has contributed to a 238 per cent rise across the North West.

Fears grow for missing East Lancs worker

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The search goes on for Trevor Whitehead

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are growing ‘increasingly concerned’ for the welfare of an Accrington man who has been missing for a week.

Molesting East Lancs roofer jailed for four years

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Kenneth Ridehalgh

11:59am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A ROOFER who molested two girls under the age of 16 has been jailed for four years.

Burnley knifewoman in pink onesie arrested

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Grace Taylor

9:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A KNIFEWOMAN in a pink onesie arrested on a Burnley street was said to have earlier sent threatening texts to a woman after a dispute, a court heard.

Former East Lancs mayor backs call for Sir Cyril Smith child abuse inquiry

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Sir Cyril Smith

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FORMER mayor who says he was beaten by Sir Cyril Smith is backing calls for a full public inquiry into allegations of child abuse.

Tributes paid to 'inspirational angel' from Haslingden

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Abigail Rawson suffered from Jacobsen Syndrome

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to ‘an inspirational angel’ with a rare genetic disorder who passed away aged seven.

East Lancs patients miss out on GPs’ extended hours

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: One in five patients in Bradford are unable to make an appointment to see a GP

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PATIENTS in Lancashire have missed out on government money to fund extended opening hours for GP surgeries.

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