East Lancs sex case man cleared after two-week trial

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

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 53-year-old man has been cleared of a string of historical sex allegations after a two-week trial at Burnley Crown Court.

Convicted murderer found by police in Blackburn

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVICTED murderer who absconded from prison has been found and arrested in Blackburn.

Thieves in cricket dressing room raid

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CRICKET team fell foul of thieves as they took on a semi-final challenge.

Support grows for lights on M65 at night after horror crash

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CALLS for an urgent review of the lighting on East Lancashire’s main motorway have increased after a fatal crash on Saturday.

Coal Clough wind turbine delivery delayed as vehicle breaks down

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DELIVERY of eight new wind turbines at Coal Clough Windfarm, near Burnley has been delayed after one of the vehicles carrying the components broke down.

Former East Lancs council worker overpaid herself by £12k

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FORMER Padiham Town Council clerk who overpaid herself £12,000 has been warned she could face jail.

Savage dog attacks its East Lancs foster carer

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:12am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN has been left using crutches after taking in a dog that was about to be put down.

East Lancs man who flashed at schoolgirls was 'sexually frustrated'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

9:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD man exposed himself to two young girls as they walked in a Clitheroe street.

Celebration and reflection as East Lancs Muslims mark Eid ul Fitr

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:27am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUSLIMS across East Lancashire donned their finest clothes and went out to begin their Eid ul Fitr celebrations yesterday.

Licences for East Lancashire fracking up for grabs

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:18am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE starting gun was yesterday fired on the licensing process that could bring fracking to East Lancashire residents doorsteps within five years.

Pendle protesters’ joy after homes plan refused

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PLANS to build 29 homes on land off Long Ing Lane in Barnoldswick have suffered a severe blow after a scheme was rejected for the second time.

Temperatures at Colne Health Centre reaching dangerous levels in heatwave, claim visitors

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PATIENTS at the new Colne Health Centre have raised concerns about the temperature of the building during the recent heatwave.

Burnley street looking blooming marvelous

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:34pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PARLIAMENT Street in Burnley is looking blooming lovely as wildflower seeds spread by the council earlier in the year have grown into a colourful wildflower meadow.

Two men die in M65 horror crash

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO men died in a three-car-collision on the M65 early on Saturday morning sparking renewed calls for motorway lighting to be switched back on.

Sham marriage action backed after East Lancs trials

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: With this ring... how to choose your wedding rings

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

PROPOSALS from MPs to step-up action to tackle ‘sham marriages’ have been welcomed following as string of trials in East Lancashire.

20 East Lancashire parks to be awarded 'Green Flag' status

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWENTY of East Lancashire’s best-loved parks have been awarded ‘Green Flag’ status – an accolade reserved only for the best green spaces in the country.

World War One: East Lancashire communities set for 'Lights Out' event

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS across East Lancashire are set to take part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event to commemorate the start of the First World War.

East Lancs telecom firm creates new call centre jobs

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire telecoms company is creating 20 jobs at its call centre to cope with growing demand for its services.

Huge fire at East Lancashire farm house

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIVE fire crews battled a blaze in Haslingden for almost six hours on Saturday morning.

Jealous East Lancs boyfriend altered partner's 'sicknote' - then smashed computer

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Domestic abuse crackdown to be repeated during football tournament

10:27am Monday 28th July 2014

A JEALOUS sales operative changed his partner’s sickness email to her boss, telling him she wasn’t going in work because she was a horrible cheat, a court heard.

Top East Lancs engineer in drink drive shame

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: 1 in 6 tested drivers over the limit in district

10:21am Monday 28th July 2014

A TOP engineer caught more than three times the drink drive limit in his Audi TT by police, has been ordered off the road for 28 months.

Pendle set to become first part of Lancashire to install free WiFi

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

PENDLE is set to become the first borough in Lancashire to install free WiFi in its town centres.

East Lancs spa makes a £1m splash in first year

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN East Lancashire spa has notched up sales of more than £1million in its first year of operating.

Hapton business park deal to bring 200 jobs

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO hundred jobs look set to be created as a second occupier signs up to the Burnley Bridge business park development in Hapton.

Appeal for safety over Eid festival celebrations

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The fireworks display at Oakleaf Sports Complex in Newton Aycliffe could be brought back as a ticketed event

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

LANCASHIRE Police are asking members of the Asian community to celebrate safely during the religious holiday of Eid.

Focus falls on East Lancs elderly patients’ care

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

NHS chiefs have asked elderly patients to give their views on health and social care, ahead of moves to reduce the number of admissions to East Lancashire’s hospitals.

Discount business rates scheme to help in Burnley, Padiham and Hapton

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Coun Howard Baker

6:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A DISCOUNT business rates scheme has been drawn up to help traders and businesses in Burnley, Padiham and Hapton to pull away from the recession.

Pendle MP raises concerns on impact of M65 road works

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Andrew Stephenson

4:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has raised concerns about the impact road works to the M65 are having on local businesses, after hearing how trade is down just days after work begun.

Victorian diseases on the rise in East Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

DISEASES that were rife during Victorian times are on the rise in East Lancashire, experts have warned.

Burnley to hold a torch lit parade to mark the start of the First World War

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Towneley Hall in Burnley

1:40pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A POIGNANT torch lit parade will begin Burnley and Padiham’s commemorations to mark the start of the First World War.

Clarets player's plea for safe return of medal

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Scan this picture to reveal great extra features

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A PLEA for help has been issued by a Clarets midfielder after his Championship promotion medal and shirt was taken from his car.

Decision to pull down World War One commemoration event banners labelled 'baffling'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Before and after: Albert Road war memorial in Colne

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

A DECISION to pull down eight banners advertising a World War One commemoration event has been labelled ‘baffling’ by angry protesters.

Coroner criticised care of child abuse victim

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police photos of Michael and Kay Brewer

8:30am Sunday 27th July 2014

THE coroner conducting the inquest into the death of a concert violinist abused by her predatory former choirmaster and his East Lancashire ex-wife has criticised her care by mental health services.

Murderer who killed a Pendle schoolgirl jailed for life

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

9:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE murderer of Pendle schoolgirl Jayden Parkinson - strangled while carrying his unborn child - must have had a ‘heart of stone’, a court heard.

Police to investigate alleged cover ups linked to Sir Cyril Smith child abuse claims

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

6:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A CRIMINAL investigation, sparked by Hapton-born MP Simon Danczuk, is to be launched into an alleged cover-up of child abuse at a school in Rochdale linked to Sir Cyril Smith.

Rail engineers called after skip wagon overturns in Burnley

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:12pm Saturday 26th July 2014

RAIL engineers have been called to Barden Lane in Burnley after a skip wagon overturned this afternoon.

Eight East Lancashire locations to benefit from £1M road safety fund

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A car passes a speed camera

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NO fewer than eight locations in East Lancashire could benefit from a £million road safety fund, it has been announced.

Six 20mph speed zones to be scrapped

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: There isn’t a need for this 20mph limit

2:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SIX mandatory 20mph zones outside schools in East Lancashire are set to be scrapped after problems emerged with the electronic signs used to promote the restriction.

East Lancashire victims of domestic violence set to receive greater protection

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police prepare for increase in domestic violence as World Cup kicks off

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

VICTIMS of domestic abuse in Lancashire are set to receive more protection than ever before.

East Lancashire residents urged to be vigilant during Eid

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

11:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

EAST Lancashire residents have been warned to be extra vigilant when giving to charity during the remainder of Ramadan, and at Eid.

East Lancashire ambulance staff vote for industrial action

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:13am Saturday 26th July 2014

AMBULANCE staff in East Lancashire have joined colleagues across the region in voting for industrial action, as part of a dispute over allowances and staffing cover.

VIDEO: East Lancs teachers’ end-of-term video goes viral

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SCHOOL pupils normally celebrate the end of term with parties, non-uniform days and practical jokes.

Summer a 'death sentence' for East Lancashire dogs

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE summer is like a ‘death sentence’ for increasing number of dogs that are being abandoned when their owners go away on holiday, animal charities claim.

East Lancashire residents gear up for Eid

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Faz Patel, of Kingfisher Close, Blackburn, celebrates with, from left, Khadijah Sesay, seven, Ebrahim Jangaria, his son Mohammad, 19 months, Jahira Jangria and six-year-old Hawwa Sesay.

1:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

EID Al-Fitr is expected to be fall on Monday, but depending when the crescent moon starts to show, it may be celebrated on Tuesday.

WANTED: Can you help police find these men?

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE are asking for your help to trace two men they need to speak to.

Drunk East Lancs dad attacked woman after Father's Day meal

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

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A DRUNK dad hurled a pan of broccoli at his ‘ex-partner’ on Father’s Day and repeatedly kicked her when she slipped in it and fell, a court heard.

Lancashire doctors in GP workforce 'crisis' call

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

LANCASHIRE doctors have called for urgent action to tackle a workforce ‘crisis’, after a new report highlighted the dwindling number of GPs in training.

Missing Burnley dog found safe and well

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MISSING dog that prompted a dozens of people from across East Lancashire to carry out a search mission has been found.

VIDEO: Luxury orangutan house opens at Blackpool Zoo

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE doors have swung open on a new luxury pad for four special orangutans.

East Lancs man headbutted female neighbour and threw her husband over gate

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A ROADS boss who headbutted his neighbour and threw her husband over a gate after trying to gouge his eyes out has been convicted of assault.









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