Drug addict pair jailed after amateurish post office raid with imitation gun and police-style baton

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:10pm Monday 3rd August 2015

AN amateurish armed raid on an East Lancashire post office by two drug addicts left the owners terrified, a court heard.

Suspected drink-driver startled householder who found him sleeping on sofa

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: police officer rear

3:29pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A SUSPECTED drink-driver startled a householder who found him sleeping on the sofa, a court heard.

Bookies slash odds on August being the hottest on record in the UK

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Jess Baldwin, of Nigel’s Cutting Shop, in Blackburn, is hoping for some long-awaited sunshine

8:11am Monday 3rd August 2015

BOOKMAKER Coral has slashed the odds on August being the hottest on record in the UK into 2-1 (from 3-1) after the firm saw a flurry of bets over the weekend.

Lancashire Olympians bare all for naked Women’s Health photoshoot

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

5:00am Monday 3rd August 2015

TWO Olympians from East Lancashire have bared all for a glamorous magazine shoot.

Celebrity cricket match raises money for leukaemia and lymphoma charity

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:40pm Monday 3rd August 2015

CELEBRITY ‘cricketers’ took to the crease and triumphed over an East Lancashire team in a charity match.

Tributes pour in for 'national treasure' Cilla Black after sudden death

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Dame Joan Collins leads tributes to Cilla Black who has reportedly died aged 72

8:08am Monday 3rd August 2015

FRIENDS of "national treasure" Cilla Black have spoken of their shock after the entertainer died suddenly at her home in the south of Spain.

Elderly encouraged to take up offer of free home fire safety checks

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:50pm Monday 3rd August 2015

OLDER people are being encouraged to take up the offer of free home fire safety checks.

Police refute claims about sexual offenders

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Golfers raise cash for NSPCC

4:00pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A NATIONAL charity's concerns that children in the county could be more at risk from sexual predators than in other regions has been refuted by Lancashire police.

Youngsters pitch their idea to Lancashire police chief

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:00pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

LANCASHIRE'S police and crime commissioner has visited Blackburn Youth Zone to chat to youngsters about their priorities for the police.

Firefighters take on 168-mile station walk for charity

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

12:00pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

FIREFIGHTERS are used to going the extra mile in the course of their duties, but three intrepid firemen have gone an extra 168.

Fracking plans facing two-year delay

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Dr Ryan Law, managing director of Geothermal Engineering Ltd, said the project is 'entirely different' from fracking (32796114)

1:00pm Saturday 1st August 2015

FRACKING in the UK has been put back two years by the county council's decision to refuse industry giant Cuadrilla the right to drill for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire, it has been claimed.

Government to promote East Lancs-made Typhoon worldwide

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

THE government will review its efforts to promote the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet around the world as BAE banks on new sales to hit its profit targets.

More drugs casualties at Kendal Calling music festival

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Kendal Calling

9:24pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Three more people have fallen seriously ill after being sold rogue drugs at a music festival - just a day after a teenager died.

STRONGMAN: East Lancs man to take part in national event

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

4:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

AN EAST Lancashire contender to be England’s strongest man has set his sights on taking on the world next year.

Dog desperately tries to get into moving cars after reportedly being dumped on East Lancs road

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

12:44pm Friday 31st July 2015

A PET dog was seen desperately trying to get into moving cars after reports it was dumped in the middle of a busy road.

Drink driver stopped by police marksman is spared jail

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: ARREST: Police pulled over a suspected drink driver for travelling the wrong way down the motorway

11:21am Friday 31st July 2015

A YOUNG drink-driver who led police on a high-speed chase, and was only stopped by a police marksman, has been spared jail.

BAE hails boost in its sales and profits

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:31pm Friday 31st July 2015

BAE Systems, which has a base in Samlesbury, has seen its sales and profits rise over the last six months compared to the first six months of 2014.

Ex-weaver Mabel from Blackburn celebrates 105th birthday party!

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:21pm Friday 31st July 2015

ONE of East Lancashire’s oldest residents has celebrated her 105th birthday with her family.

Detectives issue warnings over car thefts after keys left in ignition

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:17pm Friday 31st July 2015

DETECTIVES have issued a warning after three cars were stolen after owners left the keys in the ignition.

Thieves from Oldham arrested after planning raids in East Lancs

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

1:57pm Friday 31st July 2015

TRAVELLING thieves have been arrested after planning raids in Burnley and Rossendale.

East Lancs elderly could be left in financial black hole

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:16am Friday 31st July 2015

EAST Lancashire’s pensioners could be left with no-one to care for them unless urgent action is taken to fill a financial black hole, it was claimed.

East Lancs hospital staff celebrate graduation from foundation degree

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:06pm Friday 31st July 2015

HOSPITAL staff have been celebrating their graduation following a two-year foundation degree in health and social care.

Bike racing legends all set to aid kids’ hospice

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:45pm Friday 31st July 2015

I’M A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! winner Carl Fogarty will be revving up support for a children’s hospice during an upcoming visit.

Archdeacon of Blackburn John Hawley bids farewell as he takes on new role

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:28pm Friday 31st July 2015

AN ARCHDEACON has said farewell to the diocese he served for 13 years with a picnic at Whalley Abbey.

Get fit with daily walks in and around Chorley

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Couple hiking in countryside with map (10782478)

2:24pm Friday 31st July 2015

THOSE looking to get active are invited to Find Your Feet health walks.

Former Burnley player Pat Dooney has a ball at surprise squad reunion

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

1:53pm Friday 31st July 2015

A FORMER Burnley starlet was overwhelmed after meeting his former team-mates for the first time in 40 years.

Apprentice star Stuart Baggs found dead

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:32pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs has died, a spokesman for his firm confirmed.

Stinson Hunter to launch live sex offender sting this weekend

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Stinson Hunter

12:17pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Paedophile hunter, Stinson Hunter, is planning to launch a sting operation broadcast live on the web - this operation, he has announced, will be his swansong.

Eight charged on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in dawn raids

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:06am Thursday 30th July 2015

Eight people have been arrested and charged on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering in a series of early morning raids across Preston, Accrington, Greater Manchester and Leicester that took place yesterday, Wednesday 29 July.

TRAVEL CHAOS: Major roads set for disruption as weekend work gets underway

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

ROAD closures could cause chaos for drivers as diversions come into force over the next two weekends.

Tributes paid to 'inspirational' charity manager who died after short illness

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

9:45am Thursday 30th July 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman who helped thousands of homeless and teenagers at risk by setting up the charity Nightsafe.

Cameron blames Calais for deepening crisis that claimed the life of a migrant

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:38pm Thursday 30th July 2015

David Cameron has blamed the Calais crisis on a "swarm" of migrants crossing the Mediterranean - as hundreds more stormed the Channel Tunnel.

Prolific thief spotted trying to steal four meat joints from Asda

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:53am Thursday 30th July 2015

A PROLIFIC thief who had been having problems with his benefits was spotted trying to steal four meat joints from a supermarket by a security guard, a court heard.

'Sarah's Law post code lottery' means children still at risk of abuse

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

8:36am Thursday 30th July 2015

Children may be at risk of abuse because of a "postcode lottery" in disclosures made under the paedophile warning system known as Sarah's Law, campaigners claim.

Boost for motorists as diesel prices fall

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

4:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

DIESEL is cheaper than petrol for the first time in 15 years, but the change is “too long in coming” according to the AA.

Flight MH370: Air safety investigators 'confident' that debris is Boeing 777 flaperon

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: SPOTTED: A NASA satellite image of what Mr Akers believes is the left wing of a jet plane

10:25am Thursday 30th July 2015

Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean shows a Boeing 777 wing component, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year.

Northamptonshire Police close investigation into Sir Cyril Smith claims

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Sir Cyril Smith

8:50am Thursday 30th July 2015

A police probe into claims former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was released by officers after being found in possession of child pornography has closed due to a lack of evidence.

East Lancashire ready for deadly ‘Mers’ outbreak

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

EAST Lancashire is ready to contain any outbreak of a deadly viral respiratory disease linked to camels.

Darwen children's home told 'it requires improvement'

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Ofsted inspectors said the care home had "improved effectiveness"

1:26pm Thursday 30th July 2015

A DARWEN children’s home has been told that it requires improvement in a number of areas following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Plan causes heat to rise at park talk

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Skateboarding at Highwoods Country Park?

1:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

FEELINGS ran high at a special parish council meeting to discuss plans for a skate park in Silverdale.

Pub2Pub walk launched in honour of brave Gail

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:47am Thursday 30th July 2015

A NOVEL walk between two pubs could raise hundreds of pounds for Pendleside Hospice.

100 East Lancs jobs threatened under 'drastic' cuts

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:42am Thursday 30th July 2015

ALMOST 100 probation jobs in East Lancashire are being threatened with the axe under ‘drastic’ cuts according to unions.

East Lancs actress to star in comedy musical 'UKIP!'

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

9:11am Thursday 30th July 2015

AN EAST Lancashire actress is hoping to take the stage by storm as she stars in a comedy musical about UKIP at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe next month.

Children under 12 referred to counter-radicalisation programme

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Sexual offences in the borough rose in 2012

9:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

CHILDREN under 12 and teenagers are being referred to the Government’s counter-radicalisation programme at a rate of one a day.

144 job vacancies in today's Westmorland Gazette

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:50am Thursday 30th July 2015

Job seekers have even more reason to buy The Westmorland Gazette.

Gannett Foundation offers generous cash offer to charities

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Tim Bradley 13.04.2013
At Fulwood Fire Station, garstang Road, Preston Redcross recieve wheelchairs kindley donated by The Lancashire telegraph parent Company's Gannett Foundation.
Pictured here are (l-r) Alison Foy Co - ordinator Fire and Emergency Suppo

3:50pm Thursday 30th July 2015

CHARITIES across East Lancashire can apply for thousands of pounds from a pot of money from a major grant-giver.

Family's dream of smallholding turns to reality

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

1:18pm Thursday 30th July 2015

A FAMILY’S dream of a smallholding, woodland and bed and breakfast hotel came a step closer after they moved onto the premises.

Giggleswick pupils take a journey through time

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:31am Thursday 30th July 2015

GIGGLESWICK Primary School children have taken a trip through time.

Police warn Burnley residents after increase in break-ins

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

9:31am Thursday 30th July 2015

POLICE are warning residents in parts of Burnley after a series of break ins.

Delight as East Lancs bed company Silenthight turns fortunes around

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Silentnight's Henry The Hippo visits Linthorpe Beds and Bishop Auckland!

9:27am Thursday 30th July 2015

BEDMAKER Silentnight has announced a 15 per cent rise in turnover to £125m – four years after it faced collapse.


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