Eyewitnesses tell how tiger 'pounced' on 24-year-old zoo keeper - inquest hears

Blackpool Citizen:

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN eyewitness has told how a Sumatran tiger 'pounced' on a zoo keeper, an inquest heard today.

Lancashire amnesty nets 145 knives

Blackpool Citizen: The knife used in the attack

6:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

SWORDS, machetes and commando knives are among the weapons handed in after Lancashire Constabulary launched its knife amnesty.

Good news on industry wages for Lancashire

Blackpool Citizen:

4:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

NEWS that manufacturing wages are rising faster than those elsewhere in the economy has been welcomed as good for East Lancashire and its young apprentices.

Kendal parked car tyres slashed

Blackpool Citizen: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:55pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TYRES were slashed on a Kendal car on Monday (August 25).

Yealand pupils get writing tips from TV screenwriter

3:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

SCREEN writer Dominic Mitchell returned to Yealand to share expert writing tips with pupils at the village primary.

Exclusive: Stonyhurst head teacher's relief as Caribbean runaways are found safe

Blackpool Citizen: Head teacher Andrew Johnson

10:09am Thursday 23rd January 2014

STONYHURST headmaster Andrew Johnson is remarkably relaxed and in good spirits considering the week he’s just had.

Stonyhurst College students found by Caribbean police

Blackpool Citizen: Edward

10:16am Monday 20th January 2014

THE two Stonyhurst College students who fled to the Caribbean last Monday has been found safe and well.

MP David Morris supports Frontierland redevelopment at Morecambe

Blackpool Citizen: David Morris with Neil Creeney, of Opus Land (North), the developers proposing to redevelop Frontierland

8:52am Monday 20th January 2014

David Morris MP is backing plans to redevelop the former Frontierland site in Morecambe.

Major revamp means unseen items will be displayed at Kendal Museum

Blackpool Citizen: On the move: Museum curator Carol Davies and volunteer Tony Riley with the painting 'The Bell Mare'

8:50pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A MAJOR refurbishment is under way at Kendal Museum to restore a gallery that has not been on display since the 1970s.

Praise for Lancashire's special constables

10:00am Sunday 5th January 2014

HUNDREDS of unpaid special constables have been praised by their boss for delivering 125,000 hours of service over the last year - equivalent to more than £2.5 million pounds of policing.

Lancashire's 20mph speed limit decision at ‘Time for 20’ conference

10:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

LANCASHIRE’s pioneering decision to bring in 20mph speed limits in all residential areas will be highlighted at a major road safety conference in London next year.

Live LIVE BLOG: World Cup 2014 draw

Blackpool Citizen: England debut was "unbelievable" says former Burnley FC striker Rodriguez

3:51pm Friday 6th December 2013

Find out who England will face at next year's World Cup Finals in Brazil...

LANCASHIRE DAY: Residents celebrate the day with pride

Blackpool Citizen: Red, the Shetland pony and Happa mascot dons his flat cap at Shore Hey Farm, Briercliffe, to celebrate Lancashire Day

10:22am Wednesday 27th November 2013

IT's party time today as Lancashire residents paint the county red.

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner's role is the right way forward

Blackpool Citizen: Police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw

7:30pm Thursday 21st November 2013

LANCASHIRE’S ‘anonymous’ Police and Crime Commission Clive Grunshaw hopes his work will double the turn-out when post comes up for election for the second time in May 2016.

Electricity North West says it’s ready for winter

11:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

BOSSES at Electricity North West have said the company is ‘fully prepared’ for severe weather this winter.

Lancashire firefighters to strike again

5:05pm Monday 11th November 2013

FIREFIGHTERS will strike again for four hours on Wednesday as part of an ongoing dispute over pensions.

More than 4,300 Lancashire residents quit smoking for Stoptober campaign

10:00am Friday 8th November 2013

THOUSANDS of Lancashire residents took part in the national Stoptober campaign this year to help them quit smoking.

Lancashire 'low-risk’ fracking report is welcomed

1:33pm Friday 1st November 2013

A REPORT that fracking has a low risk to public health has been welcomed.

Lancashire fire fighters on strike tonight

Blackpool Citizen: Bonfire danger warning as firefighters set to strike

9:28am Friday 1st November 2013

LANCASHIRE fire fighters will strike today as part of an ongoing dispute over pensions.

Lancashire police and crime commissioner's probation service warning

11:41am Friday 1st November 2013

LANCASHIRE’S police and crime commissioner has added his voice to growing unease at plans to privatise the county’s probation service.

Burglary crackdown across Lanashire

12:22pm Thursday 31st October 2013

A CRACKDOWN on burglary has seen people urged to join in.

Bacup's Sean Ruane's choirs sing to the world

Blackpool Citizen: Bacup's Sean Ruane's choirs sing to the world

7:00pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

OPERA singer Sean Ruane has seen the children’s choirs set up by his production company take centre stage at the Rugby League World Cup.

Labour deny Lancashire officers plot

5:06pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

TOP Tories have accused Labour’s County Hall high command of targeting senior Lancashire officials they fear hinder their political ambitions.

Lancashire Police staff sacked over social media leakings

4:36pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

A MEMBER of Lancashire Police staff was sacked for leaking confidential information on Facebook.

Website wants to hear tales of cotton town

1:09pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

A PIONEERING community archive service is on the lookout for more volunteers from all over East Lancashire to help bring Blackburn’s history alive.

RSPB wants Lancashire residents to look after wildlife this winter

1:08pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

NATURE lovers are asked to help wildlife this winter in a bid to halt declining numbers.

Find out about adoption in Lancashire

11:34am Tuesday 29th October 2013

WOULD-BE adoptive parents are invited find out more about offering a permanent home and family to a child unable to live with their birth family.

Hope for Lancashire baptisms following christening of Prince George

10:58am Tuesday 29th October 2013

THE Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson has expressed hope that the christening of Prince George will encourage more Lancashire families to baptise their babies.

Lancashire Macmillan Cancer Support calls to 'let patients die at home’

4:17pm Monday 28th October 2013

A CANCER charity has called on ministers to help more terminally-ill patients get their final wish to die at home, rather than in hospital.

Lancashire Police clampdown on sex offenders

12:40pm Thursday 24th October 2013

SEX offenders who travel in and out of the UK illegally are to be tackled by Lancashire officers in airports.

Phil Halsall leaves role as chief executive of Lancashire County Council

12:10pm Thursday 24th October 2013

THE EMPLOYMENT of Lancashire County Council's chief executive, Phil Halsall, has been terminated by mutual consent.

Barnoldswick man cleared over child sex charges

Blackpool Citizen: Mark Dallison has been cleared of child sex allegations

9:32am Thursday 24th October 2013

AN ex-senior police analyst has had his name cleared over sex allegations against two children.

Tour de France to be Lancashire's moneyspinner

Blackpool Citizen: CYCLING LEGEND: Sir Bradley Wiggins pictured during his Tour de France triumph last year

9:27am Thursday 24th October 2013

HOTEL, guest house and bed and breakfast owners in East Lancashire should move now to take advantage of a huge tourism boost from the Tour de France, says a regeneration chief.

Passion killer for Lancashire smokers

12:17pm Thursday 24th October 2013

ALMOST a quarter of Lancashire smokers have missed out on a kiss because they smoke, a poll claims.

Concern over kids detained by Cumbria and Lancashire Police

12:02pm Monday 14th October 2013

NEW figures show that police forces in Cumbria and Lancashire are detaining hundreds of children in cells every year.

Blackburn with Darwen council leader quizzed on dog rules

10:48am Monday 14th October 2013

CONCERNS have been raised over a council’s ability to enforce new tough dog controls.

Lancashire's drink-drive shock

10:35am Monday 14th October 2013

MORE than half of drink- driving offences committed in Lancashire are by people over 50, according to a survey.

Report exposes the great divide in Lancashire

4:42pm Friday 4th October 2013

A NEW report gives East Lancashire residents an insight into how their communities compare to each other - and the rest of the country.

Blitz to show the effects of alcohol in Lancashire

2:48pm Friday 4th October 2013

MORE than 400 licensed premises were visited by police as part of a week-long campaign to highlight the realities of dealing with drunkenness and alcohol-related incidents.

Lose your vote if you don’t fill in form

4:43pm Friday 4th October 2013

ELECTORAL registration forms will be dropping through the letterbox of every home in Burnley borough over the next two weeks.

CPS to see expenses evidence of Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner

10:13am Friday 4th October 2013

THE Crown Prosecution Service has issued an update on its investigation into Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw’s expenses.

East Lancashire cancer battler, his wife and pals to strip off for charity calendar

Blackpool Citizen: Staff and members of the Cross Fit Gym, Clitheroe

4:04pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

A BRAVE GP battling an aggressive form of cancer will join forces with his fitness club friends to bare their abs for a charity calendar.

Help for carers in Lancashire

3:52pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

A PILOT project to help carers access more services is set to be rolled out across Lancashire.

£5m winter warmer for Lancashire schools

5:00pm Monday 30th September 2013

MILLIONS of pounds spent on heating and roof repairs will prepare Lancashire schools for winter.

Police notified over ‘£40,000-a-year’ Lancashire County Council officer

12:12pm Friday 27th September 2013

POLICE have been notified by Lancashire County Council over its investigation of the case of a senior executive who was paid £500,000 in two lump sums for less than two years work, without the authority’s treasurer’s authorisation.

Reserves step in as Lancashire fire crews strike

10:34am Friday 27th September 2013

RESERVE firefighters dealt with five emergency incidents across Lancashire during Wednesday’s strike action.

Ted Robbins' midweek radio slot axed due to BBC cutbacks

Blackpool Citizen: Ted Robbins at the recent Colne Rhythm and Blues Festival

11:25am Friday 20th September 2013

POPULAR Radio Lancashire presenter Ted Robbins will no longer be gracing the weekday airwaves, as a result of BBC cutbacks.

Lancashire Police cuts could 'break the force'

Blackpool Citizen: Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, left, and Chief Constable Steve Finnigan at yesterday’s press conference

11:09am Friday 20th September 2013

LANCASHIRE Police is in danger of reaching a ‘tipping point’, the county’s commissioner has warned.

92 Lancashire Police officers sick with stress

3:01pm Thursday 19th September 2013

MORE than 16,000 working days were lost by Lancashire police officers during the past five years due to stress-related sickness.

Eight cases of salmonella reported in Lancashire and Cumbria

3:06pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

EIGHT cases of salmonella, which are believed to be linked to the recent outbreak in Wales, have so far been reported in Lancashire and Cumbria.

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