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VIDEO: Firefighters tackle huge blaze after suspected Blackburn arson attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have battled through the night to control a suspected arson attack in Ewood.

Blackburn Rovers fan proposes on pitch at half-time – before his bride-to-be breaks her wrist

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

IT might not have been the scoreline he was hoping for, but a Blackburn man ensured it was a match made in heaven when he proposed to his girlfriend in front of a 13,000-strong Ewood crowd.

Blackburn man who invented Vimto to be remembered with new plaque

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:08am Friday 19th September 2014

THE man who invented Vimto will be remembered with a new granite plaque to be installed on the house he grew up in.

Blackburn with Darwen Council to axe 300 more jobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:45am Friday 19th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council is to axe another 300 town hall jobs.

New Blackburn mental health unit plans unveiled

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS for the new head-quarters for mental health care in East Lancashire have been unveilled by an NHS foundation trust.

Roadworks are driving trade away, says Blackburn shop owner

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SHOP owner has declared it is ‘business as usual’ after a major roadworks project caused customer numbers to plummet.

Blackburn businesswoman and opera singer nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BUSINESSWOMAN and opera singer from Blackburn has been nominated for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Travellers in new bid to expand Blackburn site

Lancashire Telegraph: The site in Blackburn

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE row over the growth of a controversial travellers’ caravan park in Blackburn will be reignited tonight.

'Thousands of human remains' in way of Blackburn orbital road

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have said they believe thousands of human remains may need to be exhumed to make way for a new £4million road.

Young offenders clean up grave of Blackburn Rovers' most successful manager

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE grave of Blackburn Rovers most successful manager has been cleaned up by young offenders.

VIDEO: Meet Blackburn's sword swallowing world record breaker!

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DAREDEVIL Johnny Strange has carved out a living that would baffle any careers advisor.

Blackburn and Darwen unemployment falls as vacancies soar

Lancashire Telegraph: Youth unemployment down in Brighton and Hove

1:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Blackburn and Darwen has fallen sharply as the borough’s Jobcentres step up efforts to get claimants back into work.

War declared on illegal Blackburn with Darwen posters

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Thursday 18th September 2014

TOUGH action to crack down on ‘unsightly and dangerous’ illegal advertising hoardings in Blackburn with Darwen is on the way.

UPDATE: Crimewatch appeal for Blackburn pickpocket suspects

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OFFICERS are hoping CCTV footage from three pickpocket thefts in Blackburn featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme will help them trace those responsible.

Blackburn-based charity to serve up hot meals for needy

Lancashire Telegraph: Food For Thought: ‘Shepherds Pie’

2:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BLACKBURN-BASED international aid foundation is proving charity begins at home this weekend by supplying hot Sunday lunches to poverty-stricken households in the town.

NIGHTMARE: Traveller cleared of rape outside Blackburn club speaks out

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAVELLER cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’.

VIDEO: Blackburn salsa club desperate for male dancers

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SALSA club is pleading for men to come and strut their stuff at its weekly classes.

Police seek four men over Blackburn bar attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have released CCTV images of four men they believe could have vital information about an attack on two men in a Blackburn bar.

Proposal for 92 flats at former Ewood mill site under scrutiny

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PROPOSALS for a new specialist development for older people in Ewood are set to move a step closer tomorrow.

Blackburn school plan for troubled pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHOOL for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) could be built in Blackburn.

East Lancs-based Crown Paints reports rise in profits to £19.3 million

Lancashire Telegraph: £500k spend for new paints plant in Darwen

1:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PROFITS at East Lancashire-based Crown Paints went up by £5million in the last financial year.

Controversial plan to turn former Blackburn bakery into Muslim school gets the nod

Lancashire Telegraph: Positivity needed

9:23am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL scheme to turn a former bakery into a religious school for Muslim children with learning difficulties is back on the agenda.

New tribute to fallen war heroes takes pride of place at Ewood Park

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:58am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MEMORIAL to some of Blackburn’s fallen war heroes has been replaced.

Woman's anger as Blackburn street 'plagued by rats'

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has spoken of her disgust after rats plagued her street.

Free runners entertain Blackburn shoppers

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FREE runners have been stunning shoppers by turning Blackburn town centre into an urban assault course.

Council urging more Blackburn with Darwen residents to use growing online services

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to go online to access Blackburn with Darwen council services in a new campaign as the number using the borough’s digital portals rises.

Ofsted inspectors give Blackburn special school ‘good’ report card

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

3:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SPECIAL school has maintained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Bishop who aided Blackburn royal visit lands new role

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Bishop who helped with the Queen’s visit to Blackburn on Maundy Thursday has been put in charge of England’s Cathedrals and church buildings.

Blackburn dentist cleared of assaulting man

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:41am Monday 15th September 2014

A DENTIST who dragged a man out of his surgery has been acquitted of assault.

Six evacuated from Blackburn flats after ‘arson’

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:22am Monday 15th September 2014

SIX people were evacuated from smoke-filled flats when a suspicious fire broke out in Blackburn.

Lower Darwen man sentenced for making offensive calls to police

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

3:27pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD man who felt ‘hatred’ towards the police after he was Tasered started making offensive phone calls.

Higher Croft hospice garden opens

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

NEW gardens at East Lancashire Hospice were officially opened with a garden party for supporters after a grant was awarded to fund the work.

Good neighbour award for Blackburn woman who loves to help

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

A PENSIONER who offered years of friendship and support to a housebound neighbour has been described as a ‘inspiration and great example’ and been rewarded with a Good Neighbour Award.

Blackburn kitchen fires raise alarm

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:21pm Monday 15th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS tackled two incidents started by cooking equipment yesterday.

UPDATE: Blackburn woman in court accused of murder of 18-year-old

Lancashire Telegraph: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared at the crown court charged with the murder of a teenager.

Six evacuated as suspicious fire hits Blackburn flats

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:14am Saturday 13th September 2014

SIX people were evacuated when a suspicious fire broke out at a block of flats in Blackburn this morning.

Man survives after spending 15 minutes unconscious in Blackburn pool

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A MAN who was unconscious in a swimming pool for 15 minutes after suffering a fit has thanked his friend and lifeguards who ‘without a doubt saved my life’.

Attacker laughed after Blackburn robbery

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD man was left with serious injuries when he was robbed in Blackburn.

Blackburn school first in country to win literacy award

Lancashire Telegraph: BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

8:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A BLACKBURN primary school has been named as the first in the country to win a prestigious education award.

UPDATE: Woman tells of moment man was hit by Blackburn train

Lancashire Telegraph: British Transport Police

4:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A WOMAN has spoken off her horror at seeing a fellow commuter hit by a train.

Blackburn schoolgirl is 'first football mascot to wear headscarf'

Lancashire Telegraph: Yaya Toure apparently feels unloved by his Manchester City employers

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL became an internet sensation after she escorted Manchester City’s Yaya Toure on to the pitch wearing her headscarf - in the club’s sky blue colours.

Blackburn killer to fight extradition

Lancashire Telegraph: Corporation Park, Blackburn

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CONVICTED murderer from Blackburn is to appeal to the Supreme Court in Ireland to reverse a decision to extradite him back to the UK.

Blackburn mother of Reeva Steenkamp 'cannot believe' Pistorius verdict

Lancashire Telegraph: June Steenkamp

11:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by her paralympic athlete boyfriend has said she 'cannot believe' the judge believed his story.

Heart attack kills 53-year-old Blackburn dad

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A FATHER-of-two has died suddenly at his home in Blackburn.

AUDIO: Listen to Blackburn thief trying to sell stolen phone

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

5:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who turned detective managed to record a 10-minute conversation of a man trying to sell his phone which had been stolen during a robbery.

Blackburn postman stole money in first month on job

Lancashire Telegraph: A Royal Mail post box

5:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

A POSTMAN has admitted stealing cash from mail that he was meant to be delivering.

VIDEO: X Factor star and lifelong Rovers fan impresses players at Brockhall

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:13am Friday 12th September 2014

LIFELONG Rovers fan and X Factor star Reece Bibby said performing in front of Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer was scarier than singing for music guru Simon Cowell.

UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses after horror at Entwistle railway station

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

AN INVESTIGATION is ongoing after a man received serious injuries to his feet after being struck by a train while on a railway platform.

Woman faces Blackburn stab murder charge

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:03am Thursday 11th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenager.

Blackburn baby death still a mystery, inquest told

Lancashire Telegraph: Chepstow woman died after exposure to asbestos - inquest

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE death of a seven-week-old baby remains unascertained, an inquest has ruled.


Blackburn what's on

It’ll be all White on the night! Snooker Legends in Blackburn (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 11:19am Mon 21 Jul 14

Cue star Jimmy opens up to Diane Cooke ahead of the ‘Snooker Legends’ show at King George’s Hall

Gunn’s a big shot in theatre (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 3:12pm Thu 10 Jul 14

RIBBLE VALLEY crooner Nicholas James Gunn is shooting for the stars after collecting a top am-dram gong.

Sooty ready for fun in Blackburn (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 3:31pm Thu 19 Jun 14

HE maybe 65-years-old, but Sooty isn’t about to take his pension, for he will be appearing in a live UK tour…

Frank Skinner heads back to East Lancashire (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 2:20pm Thu 5 Jun 14

FRANK Skinner is heading back to East Lancashire for the first time in seven years.

Duo set to direct Duets for their debut at Blackburn Drama Club (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 2:53pm Tue 3 Jun 14

DRAMATIC duo Patrick Walsh and Claire St Pierre are ready to cast couples for their directorial debut.

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