UPDATE: Man airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling in park

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

4:28pm Monday 8th February 2016

THE North West Air Ambulance was called to Nelson after a man suffered a fall.

Chinese New Year in East Lancashire 2016

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:10pm Monday 8th February 2016

TODAY is the start of the celebrations for Chinese New Year.

Police officer bitten by man he was trying to arrest after fight outside pub

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

5:30am Monday 8th February 2016

A POLICE officer was bitten by a man he was trying to arrest in Colne.

VIDEO: CCTV appeal after man allegedly caught stealing cash from children's charity box

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

5:00am Monday 8th February 2016

AN APPEAL has been launched by police after a man was allegedly caught on CCTV stealing cash from a charity box.

Crowds line the tracks to see Flying Scotsman return

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: The Flying Scotsman at Blackburn Railway Station (55093952)

11:54am Monday 8th February 2016

IT was a case of good things come to those who wait as hundreds braved the cold and wet conditions to see the Flying Scotsman steam through East Lancashire.

Tributes paid to Special Police officer

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Brian Barnes Wilkinson , a former special constable, from Accrington has died. (55109247)

11:50am Monday 8th February 2016

TRIBUTES have been paid to a loving father who served 35 years in the Special Constabulary trying to make the community safer for his family.

Heart boy’s big walk challenge to raise money for hospital

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: WALK ON: Hajaifah is cheered on by, from left, Anthony Buckmaster, Frederick Ogbonna, Daniel Wyatt and Will Smith

11:38am Monday 8th February 2016

A YOUNG heart patient who has endured a life-time of operations has pledged to walk from his home town of Blackburn to Samlesbury and back to raise money for the hospital which saved his life.

Crowds flock to see Flying Scotsman roar through South Lakes on the Cumbrian leg of its historic run

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Flying Scotsman roars through Oxenholme station, Kendal

7:00am Monday 8th February 2016

HUNDREDS of people lined the station platforms at Oxenholme in Kendal this lunchtime to watch the historic Flying Scotsman steam through on a grand tour of Lancashire, Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales.

Aussie mission to return East Lancashire soldier's medals

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Th Victory medal (55007820)

12:36pm Monday 8th February 2016

AN Australian man is attempting to return home World War One medals won by a young East Lancashire soldier who died in battle 100 years ago.

Magician Benjamin pulls title out of the hat

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Grab final (55112784)

12:30pm Monday 8th February 2016

MESMERISING magician Benjamin Dickson pulled a rabbit out of a hat to lift the 2016 Grab title, the Ribble Valley’s inter-schools talent contest.

Oldest woman in East Lancashire celebrates another birthday

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: alice (55131272)

12:05pm Monday 8th February 2016

THE oldest woman in East Lancashire celebrated her 109th birthday on Saturday surrounded by her family, presents and plenty of cake.

UPDATE: Police name father-of-four who died after being hit by van

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

1:20am Saturday 6th February 2016

A MAN who died after being struck by a van in Haslingden has been named as Matthew Taylor.

IN PICTURES: Prince Harry meets soldiers deployed to flood-ravaged regions of Lancashire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:37am Saturday 6th February 2016

PRINCE Harry met Lancastrian soldiers deployed to flood-ravaged regions which were left devastated by the recent storms to thank them for their efforts in aiding recovery.

Man charged with battery after wielding a knife

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Police use of Taser stun gun rises by 80% in Merseyside

3:18pm Friday 5th February 2016

POLICE drew a taser on a knife-wielding man in Burnley town centre .

PHOTO GALLERY: Are you struggling for ideas for Valentines Day? Well here are 11 restaurant options for you

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

12:37pm Friday 5th February 2016

IT is week until you celebrate your love for husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend on Valentines Day.

CHEERS! Tiny pub run by 25-year-old in former newsagents' hailed as Lancashire's best

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

5:30am Friday 5th February 2016

A TINY pub run by a 25-year-old in a former newsagents' shop has been hailed as Lancashire's best, by real ale experts.

HSBC bank closures a 'major blow' for East Lancashire towns

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

5:00am Friday 5th February 2016

A HIGH street banking giant has announced plans to close three large branches across East Lancashire.

'Under pressure' carer who tied up 85-year-old dementia sufferer avoids jail

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

5:00am Friday 5th February 2016

A CARER, who tied up an 85-year-old dementia sufferer with a dressing gown belt at an East Lancashire care home, has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Expensive spirits stolen from supermarket

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Police wish to speak to this man about the theft of expensve whisky and vodka (54855401)

2:39pm Friday 5th February 2016

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they think may hold clues to finding those responsible of stealing bottles of expensive spirits from a supermarket.

Dad let his sons deal cannabis from house

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: burnley court (54977265)

10:51am Friday 5th February 2016

A FATHER whose sons dealt cannabis from his Accrington home to friends and acquaintances has been blasted by a crown court judge.

TV star Julie’s happy to join gritty drama

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Julie Hesmondhalgh

3:42pm Friday 5th February 2016

ACCRINGTON actress Julie Hesmondhalgh is joining the cast of hit gritty police drama Happy Valley for the show's second series.

TV comedian David Baddiel's school appearance is all write

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Helen Brown    03.02.16
David Baddiel,  author, comedian and television personality visits Westholme School in Blackburn, to present an evening of hilarity and high-jinx. Pictured with his books to be personally signed.
From left: David Baddiel with sixth

1:23pm Friday 5th February 2016

COMEDIAN and author David Baddiel may have been expecting slightly more nine to 12-year-olds when he took to the stage to discuss his successful sideline in children's books at an East Lancashire educational establishment.

Masterplan is on the right track to better city rail link

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Improvements to journey times on the Todmorden Curve are being sought

2:37pm Friday 5th February 2016

HALF-hourly and quicker trains to Manchester from East Lancashire are just two of the ambitions outlined in a major new road and rail strategy published for the county.

The Mills are alive with the sound of music

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Internationally renowned artist Suzzane Lacy is settingup the performance (54741487)

1:36pm Friday 5th February 2016

A CHOIR made up of a thousand people is being put together to perform at a former mill in Brierfield.

Amazing for Grace as song to debut on national radio

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

4:50pm Friday 5th February 2016

A YOUNG musician said she is 'speechless' after a song she wrote will debut on BBC Radio One after being signed by a global record label.

Ofsted praise school for their turnaround of fortunes

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: OFSTED logo (28826624)

2:53pm Friday 5th February 2016

THE 'rapid' improvement by a school which had a high level of students being excluded has been hailed.

Apprentice said program has managed to conquer his stammer

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Rashid Mahmood, mechanical engineering apprentice from Blackburn who successfully manages his stammer after taking part in the McGuire Programme.

4:55pm Friday 5th February 2016

A MECHANICAL engineering apprentice has told how his life has been transformed after he took part in a program to conquer his stammer.

Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle makes mental health plea

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle arrives for sentencing at Highbury Magistrates Court in London after he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 14, 2015. Carlisle, 35, pleaded guilty to failing to provid

3:46pm Friday 5th February 2016

FORMER Clarets star Clarke Carlisle has called for first aid-style courses in mental health to be introduced after revealing he spent the build-up to Christmas in hospital as he continues to battle with depression.

Former teacher writes about his classroom experiences in novel

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Paul Jenkins, former head of drama at Our Lady and St Johns college has written a novel (54846826)

1:01pm Friday 5th February 2016

A FORMER teacher at a Blackburn high school has written a novel about the experiences and challenges he faced during his career.

More than 100 people caught driving under influence of drink or drugs during Christmas

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

4:13pm Thursday 4th February 2016

MORE than 100 people were caught drink-driving in Lancashire during the police’s Christmas drink-drive campaign.

Lancashire County Council deputy leader accused David Cameron of disconnecting Whitehall and local government after controversial spending cuts

3:00pm Thursday 4th February 2016

A COUNTY council boss has accused the Prime Minister of engineering a 'giant disconnect' between Whitehall and local government over controversial spending cuts which are set to decimate services across Lancashire.

More than 100 jobs could be created if new business park is given go-ahead

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

8:11am Thursday 4th February 2016

MORE than 100 jobs could be created if a new business park in Simonstone is given the go-ahead.

M65 drivers warned over 50mph average limit after worrying rise in speeding offences

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

8:06am Thursday 4th February 2016

DRIVERS are being warned that a 50mph average speed limit in place on parts of the M65 are for workers' safety, following a worrying rise in speeding offences.

East Lancashire Olympic star Sophie Hitchon throws down the gauntlet

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Sophie with her 2014 Commonwealth Games medal (54735204)

3:06pm Thursday 4th February 2016

AN Olympic stars has thrown her support behind a project aimed to get more women and girls involved in sport and physical activity.

Ball is a tribute to brave Georgia

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Tim and Mel Fourie, from Water, reflect on an image of their daughter, Georgia, who died in March 2009

3:14pm Thursday 4th February 2016

A GLITTERING 'butterfly' ball is being staged in memory of a brave nine-year-old from East Lancashire whose battle with ill health inspired family and friends.

Christians divided over Sunday trading plans

3:09pm Thursday 4th February 2016

CHRISTIANS in East Lancashire have given a mixed response to plans to allow local councils to decide on Sunday trading laws.

Sport-for-all charity earns nomination for top award

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Sports volunteers and football-mad youngsters during one of the Saturday football sessions at the Blackburn-based Inter Madrassah Organisation.

3:08pm Thursday 4th February 2016

A CHARITY which has delivered a multi-sport project in Blackburn has been named as one of three finalists for a prestigious national sports diversity award.

Boots responds to pressure over "sexist pricing" by changing cost of razors and eye cream

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:10pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

BOOTS has responded to pressure over "sexist pricing" of products by changing the cost of its razors and eye cream.

IN PICTURES: Do you remember these 11 lost pubs of Chorley?

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

1:03pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

THERE'S still several pubs in Chorley where you can enjoy a drink with your mates - but do you remember any of these?

Delays on M65 after early-morning crash

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:30am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

THERE were delays on the M65 this morning after a crash on the M61 near Chorley.

Veteran Lancashire eye consultant told he is still not safe to return to unrestricted practice

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

8:25am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

A VETERAN East Lancashire eye consultant, who was caught undertaking operations while banned, has been told by a watchdog that he is still not safe to return to unrestricted practice.

Four East Lancashire men released on bail after being charged with sex offences against girl

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Burnley Crown Court

8:01am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

FOUR men from East Lancashire have been released on bail after answering charges of sexual offences against a girl when she was aged between 12 and 17 at Burnley Crown Court.

Police launch manhunt after masked thieves steal £250,000 worth of mobile phones

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

7:55am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

DETECTIVES are hunting three masked thieves who broke into a distribution centre and stole £250,000 of mobile phones.

Brave 91-year-old veteran awarded highest decoration in France for his service in Second World War

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:30am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

A BRAVE 91-year-old has been awarded the highest decoration in France for his service in the Second World War.

Eighty-seven were killed or injured - The real horror behind village ghost train tales...

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

8:41am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

A MAJOR train crash in Helmshore, in September, 1860, killed 10 people and injured 77 more.

Lancs farmers back milk protest march

3:58pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

LANCASHIRE farmers say they support a planned march to Downing Street to protest against a sharp fall in the price farmers receive for milk.

Bumble's bid to help Reds reach fundraising goal

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Jade Doherty 02-02-16

The New Accrington Stanley shop in Accrington Market is officially opened by David LLoyd
Pictured is David Lloyd in the shop. (54615768)

3:55pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

A NEW Accrington and Stanley fans outlet shop has been opened in Accrington Market Hall by one of the club's biggest fans.

Imogen’s question to Tim Peake is simply out of this world

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Helen Brown    02.02.16
At the beginning of this term, schools were invited to send a question by video to British ESA astronaut Tim Peake. Oakhill College Whalley pupil, Imogen Campbell, 14, was chosen as one of the videos to be shown to astronaut Tim Pe

3:07pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

AN East Lancashire schoolgirl had her video question for astronaut Tim Peake chosen from thousands of others worldwide for a live space link-up.

Thousands oppose plans to axe libraries in Lancashire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:14pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

NEARLY 2,300 people in Lancashire have voiced their opposition to plans to close 40 out of the county's 72 libraries.

‘Yellow card’ on football site for homes

3:38pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

A PLAN for up to 75 new homes in Blackburn has been branded as a 'blow for the community' by a councillor.


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