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Concerns raised over changes to plans for crematorium

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for support against changes to a scheme to create a crematorium and funeral chapel in Ribble Valley.

Council chiefs approved the previous application on the former Calderstones Hospital graveyard on Mitton Road in Whalley back in October 2015.

today 15:35
Consultation launched over Right to Buy cash

A CONSULTATION into how councils spend money from Right to Buy sales has been launched in a bid to boost the number of council houses being built.

Local government secretary James Brokenshire launched the consultation, which sets out proposals to make it easier for councils to

today 12:26
Disgusting mountain of cans and beer bottle in back yard rubbish tip

NEIGHBOURS are complaining about a foul smell and a mountain of rubbish in a 'back yard rubbish tip' and are urging the council to act.

This picture of the back yard of a house on Accrington Road, Blackburn, shows the extent of the rat-infested rubbish tip outside the home.

today 05:05
Disgusting mountain of cans and beer bottle in back yard rubbish tip

NEIGHBOURS are complaining about a foul smell and a mountain of rubbish in a 'back yard rubbish tip' and are urging the council to act.

This picture of the back yard of a house on Accrington Road, Blackburn, shows the extent of the rat-infested rubbish tip outside the home.

today 05:05
Homeless man 'attacked duty solicitor trying to help him' at Greenbank Police Station

A HOMELESS man allegedly assaulted a solicitor at Greenbank Police Station.

The man is said to have walked into the station on Tuesday afternoon and assaulted a male police officer who was working on the front desk. He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer.

It

yesterday 19:38
Padiham man, 29, admits infecting 2 women with HIV

A MAN has admitted infecting two women with the HIV virus.

On Wednesday, Aaron Sutcliffe, 29, formerly of Kings Drive, Padiham, pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm by having sex with one of his victims on a date between January and May 2016.

yesterday 15:26
Morrisons Specsavers to close as main store in The Mall doubles in size

SPECSAVERS is closing one of its two town centre branches as it expands its main store in Blackburn.

The opticians has doubled the size of its store in The Mall and created 10 jobs to make space for the team currently based in the Morrisons branch

Specsavers is spending

yesterday 13:20
Morrisons Specsavers to close as main store in The Mall doubles in size

SPECSAVERS is closing one of its two town centre branches as it expands its main store in Blackburn.

The opticians has doubled the size of its store in The Mall and created 10 jobs to make space for the team currently based in the Morrisons branch

Specsavers is spending

yesterday 12:17
Former footballer Adam Neal jailed for robberies

A FORMER England youth international who robbed two convenience stores armed with weapons has been jailed for 12 years.

Liverpool Crown Court heard how 32-year-old Adam Neal committed the first offence at the Spar convenience store in Oswaldtwistle on August 8 last year. In that

yesterday 08:05
Former footballer Adam Neal jailed for robberies

A FORMER England youth international who robbed two convenience stores armed with weapons has been jailed for 12 years.

Liverpool Crown Court heard how 32-year-old Adam Neal committed the first offence at the Spar convenience store in Oswaldtwistle on August 8 last year. In that

yesterday 05:59
Row breaks out over claims Islamophobia is on the rise in Burnley

A ROW has broken out over claims Islamophobia is on the rise in a town.

Burnley councillor Neil Mottershead has hit out at Labour councillor Shah Hussain, who claimed there have been an increasing number of incidents of Islamophobia on the streets of Burnley.

Cllr

yesterday 04:56
International reaction: Grandmother's 'disaster' Benidorm holiday

A PENSIONER’S complaint that there were too many Spanish people on her Benidorm holiday went viral as news outlets around the world picked up the Lancashire Telegraph’s exclusive story.

Freda Jackson, from Intack, hit out at travel company Thomas Cook after she endured a

2018-08-14 19:23
International reaction: Grandmother's 'disaster' Benidorm holiday

A PENSIONER’S complaint that there were too many Spanish people on her Benidorm holiday went viral as news outlets around the world picked up the Lancashire Telegraph’s exclusive story.

Freda Jackson, from Intack, hit out at travel company Thomas Cook after she endured a

2018-08-14 19:23
Farm shop and cafe goes into liquidation

A FARM shop and cafe has gone into liquidation.

Roaming Roosters in Higham, a farm shop which sold free-range meat and had a bistro and coffee shop for the last six years, will no longer trade after falling into liquidation.

The business had closed five weeks ago, with no

2018-08-14 18:20
Family upset by 'heartless' theft of dad's memorial bench

HEARTLESS thieves have stolen a memorial bench which was a dying man’s final wish.

Dad-of-two Calvert Haworth died aged just 46 in January last year after being diagnosed with cancer only six weeks previously.

Before he died, the truck driver for Kenyon’s

2018-08-14 09:56
Heartless thieves steal memorial bench from Huncoat garden

HEARTLESS thieves have stolen a memorial bench which was a dying man’s final wish.

Calvert Haworth died aged just 46 in January last year after being diagnosed with cancer only six weeks previously.

Before he died, the truck driver for Kenyon’s Haulage, decided

2018-08-14 07:50
Daily News
Student gets three As after taking exams standing up

A student with a debilitating back condition achieved three A grades after taking her A-level exams standing up.

Zahra Farooque, 18, has suffered from a herniated disk, which makes it painful to sit down, for the past three years.

She had to lie on the floor in her lessons

today 17:41
Runrig hail fans ahead of sell-out farewell concerts

Runrig have paid tribute to their legion of fans as they prepare to bring down the curtain on 45 years of performing.

The Celtic rockers will play to a total crowd of 47,000 at two farewell concerts in Stirling on Friday and Saturday.

The six-piece added a second show

today 17:41
Union boss McCluskey calls on Labour to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Union boss Len McCluskey has called on the Labour Party to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Mr McCluskey, who is a close ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, said the party had been “insensitive” in not

today 17:41
England rugby star Danny Cipriani ‘truly sorry’ after fracas at Jersey bar

England rugby star Danny Cipriani has apologised to the police after injuring a female officer as he resisted arrest outside a Jersey bar.

The 30-year-old grappled with officers as they tried to detain him following a row in which he pulled a tie off a doorman at the Royal

today 17:41
Aretha Franklin: Tributes flood in after Queen of Soul’s death at 76

Stars of the entertainment world have praised the “simply peerless” Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin for her impact on music following her death aged 76.

The singer died at her home in Detroit, Michigan on August 16 following a battle with cancer, her publicist said.

today 17:41
Trevor Bayliss expects Ben Stokes to make public apology over Bristol incident

England head coach Trevor Bayliss has called on Ben Stokes to make a public apology over the events which led to his eventual acquittal for affray.

Stokes was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday – almost 11 months after being arrested following

today 17:41
Cipriani ‘truly sorry’ for scuffle that leaves his England future in doubt

Danny Cipriani says he is “truly sorry” for the scuffle that saw him plead guilty to charges of common assault and resisting arrest.

The England-fly-half has been fined £2,000 by Jersey Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay £250 compensation for the

today 17:41
Great gran assistant wins £10,000 on lottery just 4 weeks after joining

A GREAT grandma from Blackburn scooped £10,000 on the East Lancashire Hospice lottery four weeks after joining.

Ann Crump, 72, said she was speechless after winning the rollover.

Ann was formerly playground assistant at St Peter’s RC Primary School, Blackburn.

today 17:41
Latest news from Blackburn
today 17:41 Student gets three As after taking exams standing up
today 17:41 Runrig hail fans ahead of sell-out farewell concerts
today 17:41 Union boss McCluskey calls on Labour to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism
today 17:41 England rugby star Danny Cipriani ‘truly sorry’ after fracas at Jersey bar
today 17:41 Aretha Franklin: Tributes flood in after Queen of Soul’s death at 76
today 17:41 Trevor Bayliss expects Ben Stokes to make public apology over Bristol incident
today 17:41 Cipriani ‘truly sorry’ for scuffle that leaves his England future in doubt
today 17:41 Great gran assistant wins £10,000 on lottery just 4 weeks after joining
today 17:41 Jail for thug who left salesman critically ill in unprovoked attack at Level One, Darwen
today 17:41 A-level results across East Lancs higher than national average
today 16:38 NI boys outperform girls at A* for first time since grade introduced
today 16:38 Aretha Franklin – a life in pictures
today 16:38 Sir Paul McCartney pays tribute to ‘the Queen of our souls’ Aretha Franklin
today 16:38 Now could be good time to play Everton, says Saints boss Hughes
today 16:38 Budding sport stars celebrate A-level success
today 16:38 Frampton says he won’t look beyond Luke
today 16:38 Claude Puel shrugs off speculation as Leicester boss approaches crucial fixtures
today 16:38 Patrick Roberts joins Girona on loan from Manchester City
today 16:38 Lorry driver FINED for eating his lunch of hard shoulder of M65
today 16:38 Blackburn commuters to pay up to £60 more for rail fares
today 16:38 Jail for thug who left salesman critically ill in unprovoked attack at Level One, Darwen
today 15:35 New Amnesty chief attacks ‘atrocity’ of family separations at US border
today 15:35 Man punched by Ben Stokes insists he was victim of ‘unlawful assault’
today 15:35 Motorist arrested after man dies in suspected hit-and-run
today 15:35 Media tells Donald Trump – we are not the enemy
today 15:35 Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies aged 76
today 15:35 Highlights: Barcelona’s win over Boca Juniors including cheeky Lionel Messi goal
today 15:35 Carry on keeper – Emery clears Cech to continue
today 15:35 Wembley could host Spurs-Man City 24 hours after NFL match, says Pochettino
today 15:35 Cipriani’s England future in doubt after admitting assault
today 15:35 Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games plan moves a step forward
today 15:35 Tony Mowbray on Rovers' left-back battle and injury latest
today 15:35 Apply now for a grant from the Lancashire Telegraph's charity fund
today 15:35 First place for pigeon racing school
today 15:35 Lorry driver FINED for eating his lunch of hard shoulder of M65
today 15:35 Busy Blackburn road closed for emergency works until after weekend
today 15:35 Concerns raised over changes to plans for crematorium
today 14:32 Fall in numbers accepted on degree courses
today 14:32 Oil and gas rigs could help at-risk corals thrive, study says
today 14:32 Police inspector admits making indecent images of children
today 14:32 Police release new CCTV footage of murdered schoolgirl Lucy McHugh
today 14:32 New Amnesty chief attacks ‘atrocity’ of family separations at US border
today 14:32 Comedian to visit 100 Fringe shows in 24 hours for Stand up to Cancer
today 14:32 Samsung lays out plans to connect every device
today 14:32 Monchi says N’Zonzi is better than Malcom
today 14:32 Stokes should make public apology, says England coach Bayliss
today 14:32 We won’t be making move for Toure, says West Ham boss Pellegrini
today 14:32 Sainz named as Alonso’s successor at McLaren
today 14:32 'We want to make history' - JBG relishing European campaign
today 14:32 Tony Mowbray on Rovers' left-back battle and injury latest
Latest news from Great Britain
today 18:08 Maribor vs Rangers live score and goal updates from Europa League qualifier
today 18:08 Romance at the Palace as loved-up couple get engaged at James performance
today 18:08 "I want him in the dock", woman wants Cambuslang man to face justice in court
today 18:08 Silver success for Rutherglen sports star at Special Olympics event
today 18:08 Parker Solar Probe: NASA rocket launches on historic seven-year mission to 'TOUCH the sun' day after delay
today 18:08 Parker Solar Probe: NASA rocket launches on historic seven-year mission to 'TOUCH the sun' day after delay
today 18:08 Former I'm A Celeb runner-up Joel Dommett to gatecrash 100 Fringe shows in 24 hours in aid of cancer charity
today 18:08 Storm Ernesto set to batter Scotland with heavy rainfall
today 18:08 'Are you taking the hiss?' Taxi drivers warned after passenger claims he left snake in boot
today 18:08 Britain's Got Talent singer Simonne Kerr stabbed to death in London
today 17:47 Danny Cipriani says he’s ‘truly sorry’ for assaulting a female police officer
today 17:47 Police officer quits after having sex with witness in active case
today 17:47 Britain’s Got Talent star Simonne Kerr stabbed to death in Battersea
today 17:44 Star Wars 9 release: When is Star Wars 9 released? When is it out in the UK and US?
today 17:44 Rail passenger fury at 3.2% rise in fares for chaotic services
today 17:44 £500,000 homes 'blighted' by 30ft wall of hay
today 17:44 Slack DOWN: Messaging service not working as users hit by major outage
today 17:44 Horror of WHALE MASSACRE: Gruesome cull in Faroe Islands turns sea BLOOD RED
today 17:44 Paddy Power DOWN - Betfair DOWN: Betting sites go offline leaving gamblers panicking
today 17:44 WATCH: Passengers panic as faulty plane lands without any BRAKES
today 17:44 How to get rid of bed bugs: Bites could be a sign of this pest – how destroy them for good
today 17:44 Kerala flood map: Weather forecast MAPPED - more rain to hit India amid monsoon hell
today 17:44 NASA Mars rover UPDATE: Dust-battered Opportunity given hit playlist to weather the storm
today 17:44 Michael Schumacher health update: Is Michael Schumacher still in a coma in 2018?
today 17:44 Tony Blair's son pulled up on father's key slogan while he argues kids SHOULDN'T go to uni
today 17:44 Greedy dog lucky to be alive after swallowing 10cm kebab skewer
today 17:44 Rachael Bland cancer: BBC star left needing oxygen as she makes You Me and Big C podcast
today 17:44 Mum and daughter found dead in their home after not being seen for three months
today 17:44 Kerala flood warning: Citizens fear repeat of 1924 - what happened in Great Flood of 99?
today 17:44 Supervolcanoes MAPPED: Where the world’s biggest volcanoes are which could end all life
today 17:44 Celebrity Big Brother 2018: How long is Celebrity Big Brother on for?
today 17:44 Aretha Franklin dead: Queen of Soul dies after battle with pancreatic cancer age 76
today 17:44 When is the Sweden election 2018? Key dates, Sweden election process explained
today 17:44 French centrist HAILS Emmanuel Macron for SOLVING Aquarius migrant boat stand-off
today 17:44 Britain's Got Talent star found stabbed to death in Battersea age 31
today 17:32 Lucy McHugh: New CCTV shows stabbed teen's last hours
today 17:32 Manchester attack: Who was Salman Abedi?
today 17:23 How to stop giant spiders from invading your home
today 17:23 How to stop giant spiders from invading your home
today 17:23 Man banned from this Hull shop for life - and for a very surprising reason
today 17:23 Skechers is looking for staff at its new store in Hull - and you'll get a discount
today 17:23 Skechers is looking for staff at its new store in Hull - and you'll get a discount
today 17:23 Meet the handyman doing what he can to clean up Beverley Road
today 17:23 Meet the handyman doing what he can to clean up Beverley Road
today 17:23 Air ambulance at serious incident in Swanland as man 'seen on fire' - updates
today 17:17 Labour says Damian Hinds’s comments on RPI links to student loans ‘staggering’
today 17:17 Paper giant accused of masking deforestation
today 17:17 Talk of national governments and new parties shows the desperation of those opposed to a radical Labour government
today 17:17 ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76
today 17:11 Zoo hunts for 'friendly' missing wallaby who was spotted sunbathing in Wolverhampton
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