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46 min ago | Blackburn Citizen

a Former Padiham Town Council clerk who overpaid herself 12,000 has been warned she could face jail.

Elizabeth Bolton, 59, owned up to abusing her then position in a three-and-half year fraud, Burnley Crown Court heard Prosecutors said Bolton, then working 22 hours a week part-time, overpaid herself and to disguise the shortfall transferred money from one of two charity accounts held by the council into the authority's main account as the tax year ... (more)

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5 hrs ago | Blackburn Citizen

Family and friends raise cash in memory of Darwen tragedy girl

The 'Walk with an Angel' event was organised by the family of Darwen girl Vicky Harrison, who took her own life in 2010 at the age of 21 because she couldn't find a job.

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8 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Support grows for lights on M65 at night after horror crash

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

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10 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Blackburn Tesco's targeted in anti-Israel protest

A CONVOY of more than 40 vehicles which travelled from Blackburn to Bradford to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine has been hailed a success by organisers.

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12 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Blackburn mum eyeing Miss Beauty UK crown

A YUMMY mummy from Blackburn is vying to win a national beauty contest after wowing judges in an online competition.

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14 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

Drunk East Lancs woman knocked police officer's teeth out

A DRUNKEN woman is facing jail after she knocked out a police officer's teeth as she tried to calm down a rowdy gang.

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15 hrs ago | Blackburn Citizen

Licences for East Lancashire fracking up for grabs

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

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16 hrs ago | Garstang Today

Lancashire in good shape for future

The future looks bright for Lancashire businesses as latest figures show that the UK economy is now stronger than pre-recession levels.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Lancashire Telegraph

Woman returns to Darwen from Australia after 50 years - and complains to council

A WOMAN who has returned to Darwen 50 years after emigrating to Australia has written a letter to the council complaining at the state of the town.

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Leyland Today

Armed robber given four-year sentence for A 11 crime

McCauley Cook, 18, was jailed for 4 years for pointing a gun at a shop worker in a brazen armed robbery and demanded just one packet of cigarettes and a bottle of WKD.

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Blackburn Citizen

Guide Dog fundraiser at Blackburn's Witton Park

But yesterday scores of four legged friends and their owners made a special trip to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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Lancashire Telegraph

With this ring... how to choose your wedding rings

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

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Burnley Citizen

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

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.

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Lancashire Telegraph

East Lancs telecom firm creates new call centre jobs

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

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Lancashire Telegraph

Domestic abuse crackdown to be repeated during football tournament

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.

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Blackpool Today

New park on Green Flag list

Parks in Fylde have continued to improve after holding all five of their existing Green Flag awards, as well as adding a sixth.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Burnley Express

Jailed taxi driver's jail term stands

A Burnley taxi driver and dad-of-six who tried to rape a schoolgirl after forcing her into his car has failed in an appeal against conviction.

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BBC News

Giants sail away in river boat exit

Grandmother, Little Girl and Xolo the dog have now sailed out of the city on the River Mersey in a special leaving ceremony.

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Lancashire Telegraph

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

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.

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Chorley Citizen

Victorian diseases on the rise in East Lancashire

New figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre have revealed sharp increases in gout, with Blackburn with Darwen reporting figures which were well above the national average last year.

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