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1 hr ago | Burnley Citizen

East Lancs solicitor struck off after 400k fraud

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

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5 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Darwen firm hit by arson attack before opening

A DARWEN company preparing to open to the public tomorrow suffered a setback after being hit by an arson attack.

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7 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

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

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

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Lancashire Telegraph

Increase in demand for Lancashire foodbank help

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.

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Lancashire Telegraph

High hopes for new Blackburn skatepark

It will open later this year at the former Blackburn Rovers Sports Arena off Bolton Road, next door to Darwen Vale High School.

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Prestwichandwhitefieldguide.co.uk

Prestwich and Whitefield Labour candidates announced

THE countdown is on to the local council elections on May 22 and Labour has announced the four candidates who will be contesting seats in Prestwich and Whitefield.

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Lancashire Telegraph

WW1 display shares poignant messages from Lancashire soldiers

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

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Blackburn Citizen

Tributes paid to loving East Lancs dad and husband

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

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Blackburn Citizen

HOORAY: Britannia Coconut Dancers set for comeback

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.

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Lancashire Telegraph

East Lancs house blown to pieces in explosion

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

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Lancashire Telegraph

Burnley knifewoman in pink onesie arrested

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.

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Lancashire Telegraph

East Lancs patients miss out on GPs' extended hours

Across England more than seven million patients will benefit from the new measures, in which surgeries will offer access to GPs outside normal hours and by methods including phone, email and Skype.

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Chorley Citizen

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

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.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Lancashire Telegraph

Ribble Valley councillor backs anonymity call for defendants

BARRISTER and Ribble Valley councillor Ken Hind has backed his MP Nigel Evans's call for anonymity to be granted to defendants in sex abuse cases as well as victims.

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Lancashire Telegraph

Headteacher leaves as Blackburn school changes denominations to survive

Sacred Heart Primary in Blackburn initially faced closure because of possibly losing students to the new Olive Islamic School, which has space for more than 600 pupils.

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The New Zealand Herald

Soccer: Memorial service marks Hillsborough anniversary

The figure 96, made up of fans scarves, fills the centre circle before the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Tuesday April 15. Photo / AP Scarves donated by football clubs across the world were laid out in the center circle at Anfield, forming the shape of the number "96'' beneath a clear blue ... (more)

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Lancashire Telegraph

East Lancs addict dealt heroin to undercover police

A STREET dealer who repeatedly supplied heroin to undercover police, including in the grounds of an Accrington church, has been jailed for three years.

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Blackburn Citizen

Restaurant plan for old HSBC building in Darwen

The sought-after building was taken over by the owners of a restaurant, cocktail bar and takeaway business earlier this year.

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Lancashire Telegraph

Burnley potholes will be patched up

Fresh asphalt will be laid on dozens of roads using a method called surface dressing, which will see potholes patched up for good.

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Blackburn Citizen

Police searching for missing East Lancs man

A SEARCH has been launched for an Accrington-man after he didn't turned up to work for three days.

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