Former Lancashire doctor accused of being complicit in torture

10:07am Wednesday 20th February 2013

A FORMER Lancashire doctor has been accused of being complicit in torture carried out by Saddam Hussein’s henchmen.

Blackpool Tower shines after second switch-on in its 119-year history

Blackpool Citizen: The newly-lit Blackpool Tower

11:10am Wednesday 13th February 2013

TOURIST favourite Blackpool Tower is again shining in its fully-lit glory after only the second switch-on in its 119-year history last night.

'Crippled' drummer caught out in Great Harwood Remembrance Day march

Blackpool Citizen: 'Crippled' drummer caught out in Great Harwood Remembrance Day march

1:30pm Friday 2nd December 2011

A ‘CRIPPLED’ drummer was secretly filmed drumming in a band on a Remembrance Day march in East Lancashire.

Taxpayers 'face bill for redundancies at BAE Systems'

3:06pm Thursday 24th November 2011

Taxpayers could foot a £110 million redundancy bill to lay off nearly 3,000 BAE Systems workers, MPs were told today.

Lancashire shale gas reserves 'could hit emissions targets'

Blackpool Citizen: Lancashire shale gas reserves 'could hit emissions targets'

11:28am Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Exploiting "shale gas" reserves in Lancashire could prevent the UK from meeting targets to cut emissions and damage investment in renewables, a report has warned.

Blackpool fans ride to Burnley for Gary Parkinson

Blackpool Citizen: WHEELY GOOD WORK Former Clarets winger David Eyres (centre) is joined by Blackpool fans (left to right) Matt Smith, John Aspinall and Nick Smith at Turf Moor yesterday, along with Debbie Parkinson, to raise funds for ex-Burnley defender Gary Parkinson

12:05pm Friday 18th November 2011

RIVALRIES were put to one side as Burnley hosted a trio of intrepid Blackpool fans raising money for ex-Claret Gary Parkinson.

Lancashire headteacher attacked with bleach

3:04pm Wednesday 16th November 2011

A headteacher of a Lancashire private school is recovering at home after it is thought bleach was thrown into his face.

Lancashire BAE job losses ‘can’t be stopped' fear

Blackpool Citizen: DECISION SOON Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

9:38am Wednesday 16th November 2011

REDUNDANCIES at BAE Systems “probably won’t be stopped” even if a deal with the Indian Government is struck, according to trade union officials.

Lancashire beaches failing water standards test

12:06pm Tuesday 8th November 2011

Ten beaches and bathing spots in England and Wales, including Blackpool beaches and waters on the Lancashire coast, failed to meet strict new EU standards for water quality this year, figures have shown.

Lancashire train delays after signalling problem

11:12am Monday 7th November 2011

A signalling problem near Preston led to delays on Lancashire's rail network this morning.

Former Blackpool circus chaplain is new bishop of Penrith

Blackpool Citizen: NEW ROLE: Robert Freeman

9:29am Wednesday 2nd November 2011

A FORMER chaplain to Blackpool Tower Circus has been consecrated as the new Bishop of Penrith at a ceremony in York Minster.

Lancashire baby attack mum locked up for eight years

Blackpool Citizen: MUM Kayleigh Searle

5:02pm Monday 17th October 2011

A teenage mother who inflicted "horrific" injuries on her baby son which left him severely disabled has been locked up for eight years.

Woman injured by 'BB gun' in Blackpool

4:53pm Monday 10th October 2011

A woman was injured with what is believed to be either a pellet or BB gun in Blackpool.

Sexual assault in Fleetwood

2:32pm Friday 7th October 2011

A woman was sexually assaulted as she walked home in Fleetwood, police said.

Baby in Lancashire stream 'may have been dead for month'

Blackpool Citizen: Baby in Lancashire stream 'may have been dead for month'

2:40pm Monday 3rd October 2011

The body of a baby found abandoned in a stream in Lancashire may have been there for up to a month, police have said.

Enterprise zone promise for Lancashire BAE sites

Blackpool Citizen: PROTEST Workers from BAE at the Labour Party Conference at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, lobbying over job loss announcements

3:49pm Sunday 2nd October 2011

NEW enterprise zones - around Lancashire’s stricken BAE Systems sites - have been promised in a bid to safeguard thousands of skilled jobs.

Baby's body found in Lancashire culvert

10:10am Sunday 2nd October 2011

A BODY of a baby has been found in a culvert in Lancashire by a dog walker. Although the child, who is believed to be around two months old, was found in Kirkham, police said there is no evidence to suggest that the child has links to the area.

Lancashire teacher cleared over sex assault claims

3:27pm Monday 26th September 2011

A Lancashire teacher cleared of sexually assaulting six of his pupils has spoken of his "distress" at having to live apart from his wife and newborn son for eight months because of the allegations.

Hundreds of job losses expected at BAE Systems in Lancashire

Blackpool Citizen: Hundreds of job losses expected at BAE Systems in Lancashire

9:00am Monday 26th September 2011

FEARS are growing over hundreds of Lancashire jobs as BAE Systems looks set to announce a major wave of redundancies.

2nd battalion Duke of Lancaster regiment takes control of Weeton Barracks

4:51pm Monday 26th September 2011

MARCHING with pride, the soldiers known as the Lions of England celebrated a historic return home on Saturday.

‘Lions of England’ return home to new Lancashire base

Blackpool Citizen: North West soldiers start Afghanistan tour of duty

12:23pm Wednesday 21st September 2011

SOLDIERS from The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will celebrate an historic return home this weekend.

Lancashire hare-coursing suspects with dogs arrested after tip-off

12:26pm Wednesday 21st September 2011

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of hare-coursing after they were caught with hunting dogs in a field in Lancashire.

Man, 33, stabbed to death in Blackpool

11:21am Monday 19th September 2011

A MURDER investigation has been launched in Blackpool after a 33-year-old man was stabbed to death yesterday.

Teens left stranded at Lancashire railway station

Blackpool Citizen: BIKES BATTLE  Ellis was one of the three to get on the first train

10:30am Monday 19th September 2011

A GROUP of teenage BMX enthusiasts from East Lancashire were left stranded at an unmanned train station in Blackpool at 10pm on Saturday.

Boy in hospital after car rolls on M6

Blackpool Citizen: SCENE: Emergency services on the M6

4:21pm Monday 19th September 2011

A SEVEN-year-old boy was flown to hospital with severe injuries after the car he was travelling in rolled off the motorway.

Finger move lifts hopes for ex-Lancashire footballer Parky

Blackpool Citizen: MOVEMENT Ex-Claret Gary Parkinson

12:22pm Monday 19th September 2011

FORMER footballer Gary Parkinson has taken a step towards recovery after moving his hand.

Lancashire primary school teacher denies indecent assaults

5:32pm Monday 12th September 2011

A Lancashire primary school teacher indecently touched six of his female pupils in the classroom in an "overtly sexual manner", a court has heard.

Tour of Britain stage from Kendal to Blackpool cancelled

Blackpool Citizen: PARADE Cyclists in Kendal today

12:20pm Monday 12th September 2011

WITH VIDEO: Today's second stage of cycling's Tour of Britain from Kendal through Lancashire to Blackpool has been cancelled for safety reasons due to high winds.

Man stopped and arrested on M65 near Blackburn

5:44pm Friday 9th September 2011

A Blackpool man was stopped and arrested on the M65 near Blackburn this afternoon on suspicion of threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon.

Man faces jail for Blackpool OAP sex assault

Blackpool Citizen: FACING JAIL Darren Penfold

3:09pm Friday 9th September 2011

A Lancashire TV aerial fitter who sexually assaulted an 85-year-old woman in her own home after doping her with designer drugs has been told he faces a "lengthy custodial sentence".

Blackpool beach donkeys looking for winter homes

7:32am Friday 9th September 2011

Donkeys which give rides to tourists on the sands of Blackpool in the summer are now looking for winter homes.

Blackpool's new supertrams unveiled

Blackpool Citizen: SUPER SLEEK A stylish new tram just unveiled in Blackpool

2:57pm Thursday 8th September 2011

WITH VIDEO: Blackpool's new supertrams have been unveiled today ahead of their launch next year.

Lancashire funeral director offers unique online design check

Blackpool Citizen: FAULTY: Brent Stevenson

12:50pm Monday 5th September 2011

A funeral director is giving bereaved relatives the chance to create personalised memorials online.

Burnley pinball wizard to host Europe's biggest show in Blackpool

Blackpool Citizen: LIGHTS FANTASTIC  Mark Robinson with his collection of pinball machines

11:09am Monday 5th September 2011

A PINBALL machine fanatic from Burnley is hosting Europe’s largest-ever tournament in a bid to resurrect the ‘lost art’.

Revamped Blackpool Tower reopens

Blackpool Citizen: The top of Blackpool Tower, which has reopened after refurbishment

2:25pm Thursday 1st September 2011

WITH VIDEO: Blackpool Tower has been reopened to the public following a 10-month multimillion-pound refurbishment.

Lancashire chip shop worker stole grandmother's cheque book

1:03pm Sunday 28th August 2011

A CHIP shop worker who stole his grandmother’s cheque book while she was at a funeral and made himself £760, could be locked up.

Pendle Witches brought to life again

Blackpool Citizen: SPELLBINDING The cast from the Tower Dungeon at Pendle Hill

11:34am Friday 12th August 2011

CHARGES of witchcraft have been levelled again in the shadow of Pendle Hill — months before the 400th anniversary of the infamous witch trials.

Two charged over Lancashire ‘fracking’ protest

5:38pm Tuesday 9th August 2011

Two men have been charged after banners were erected on Blackpool Tower to protest against a method of gas extraction, police said.

2,000 sign up for Lancashire nurse petition after ITV programme

Blackpool Citizen: MISSED Jane

9:39am Monday 8th August 2011

A prime-time TV show featuring the story of the brutal murder of Lancashire nurse Jane Clough has seen thousands sign a petition in her name.

Blackpool Tower 'fracking' protesters held

12:32pm Sunday 7th August 2011

Two men have been arrested today after putting up banners on Blackpool Tower to protest against a method of gas extraction, police said.

Murdered Lancashire nurse’s parents speak of ordeal on TV tonight

Blackpool Citizen: LOVING FAMILY John and Penny Clough,

7:50am Friday 5th August 2011

THE brutal murder of Barrowford nurse Jane Clough will feature on prime time television tonight.

Lancashire detective jailed for misconduct

Blackpool Citizen: JAILED John Cragg

6:00pm Friday 5th August 2011

A Lancashire detective constable who had an affair with a rape complainant has been jailed for three years.

Senior Lancashire officers rapped for missing conference

Blackpool Citizen: CAMPAIGN John and Penny Clough.

3:46pm Monday 1st August 2011

SENIOR police officers have been criticised by the family of a murdered nurse for pulling out of a conference in her name.

Lancashire rape victim's confidential files found in street

2:26pm Tuesday 26th July 2011

An inquiry has been launched after a confidential Lancashire Police file containing the personal details of a teenage rape victim was found in the street.

Parents mark anniversary of murdered Lancashire nurse Jane Clough

Blackpool Citizen: QUIET DAY Penny and John will hold a memorial service for Jane

11:39am Monday 25th July 2011

TODAY marks the first anniversary of the murder of Lancashire nurse Jane Clough.

Wrist watches worth £3m showcased in the Lake District

Blackpool Citizen: Wrist watches worth £3m showcased in the Lake District

12:18pm Wednesday 13th July 2011

A Lancashire jeweller has brought a world famous luxury wrist watch collection, worth in excess of £3 million, to the Lake District.

1700 sign bail petition in memory of murdered Lancashire nurse

Blackpool Citizen: JUSTICE Jane Clough

11:23am Tuesday 12th July 2011

AN online petition backing a change in the Bail Act in memory of murdered Lancashire nurse Jane Clough has been signed by more than 1700 people.

Lancashire Police bill for English Defence League protests revealed

Blackpool Citizen: THICK BLUE LINE Police hold back EDL demonstrators

8:20pm Thursday 30th June 2011

THE total cost of policing English Defence League and counter-protestors in Lancashire was £1.4million, it can be revealed.

Murdered Lancashire nurse's case raised in Parliament

Blackpool Citizen: CAPITAL FIGHT The Clough family with outside the House of Commons.

5:29pm Tuesday 28th June 2011

A BILL to change the Bail Act in honour of a Lancashire nurse was put before Parliament today.

Blackpool's Madame Tussauds in tribute to Bollywood greats

Blackpool Citizen: I KNOW YOU! Hrithik Roshan with his waxwork effigy

5:58pm Monday 27th June 2011

BLACKPOOL’S Madame Tussauds is set to open a Bollywood experience later this year.






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