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Blackburn with Darwen under 7s will get a free school meal

Lancashire Telegraph: School meal.

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council has said it is ready to implement the Government’s new policy of free school meals to all primary school children up to age seven.

Blackburn burglary turns Eid joy to heartbreak

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of Asian heritage gold jewellery with huge sentimental value was stolen when burglars ransacked a home as the owners were celebrating Eid.

Blackburn widower to sue hospital for ‘negligence’ after wife’s death

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WIDOWER is to sue Royal Blackburn Hospital following the death of his wife.

Hundreds of young Blackburn Rovers fans pack Ewood Park for fun day

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:16pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNG Rovers fans got the chance to see their heroes up close as the first team trained at Ewood Park yesterday.

Blackburn man linked to Class A drugs factory jailed for five years

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:27am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN with links to a Blackburn drug packaging factory, where Class A substances worth £3,000 were discovered, has been jailed for nearly five years and eight months.

Road delays on M65 and A59 near Blackburn after accidents

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

There were delays this morning on the M65 and A59 after accidents.

Man found covered in blood after attack on Blackburn street

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:24am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN was found covered in blood in a Blackburn street after being attacked.

Drink driver crashed after date from hell in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN got in her car and drove away after an internet date went horribly wrong.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Lancashire Telegraph: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Caring Blackburn couple set up kinship group

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A COUPLE who took in their grandson have set up a support group to help other Lancashire ‘kinship’ carers.

Blackburn Tesco’s targeted in anti-Israel protest

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

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.

New scheme will speed up adoption in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PEOPLE approved to adopt in Blackburn with Darwen will be allowed to trawl the National Adoption Register under a new scheme.

Former Blackburn teacher jailed for sexually assaulting pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE victim of a teacher who indecently assaulted three boys on school trips has criticised his three-year jail term as too ‘lenient’.

Blackburn mum eyeing Miss Beauty UK crown

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

Blackburn pupils handed Unicef’s highest award for work as global ambassadors

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCHOOL has received the highest award Unicef gives to young people for acting as community and global ambassadors.

Blackburn artist wins place at prestigious London art school

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BLACKBURN student has been accepted on to her dream degree course at a prestigious London art school.

Residents-only parking move for Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: 1614573907 Paul Jackson 14.04.14 Worcester Cars parking on pavements in the Arboretum. Washington Street. (5399965)

10:32am Monday 28th July 2014

A REVIEW of Blackburn with Darwen’s system for granting residents-only parking orders has been launched.

Bikers young and old rev up for Blackburn open day

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:33pm Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Blackburn’s Rocket Centre for it’s 10th annual open day.

Guide Dog fundraiser at Blackburn’s Witton Park

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

THIS is not something you see every day!

Blackburn-born Waltons star to attend fan convention

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Blackburn-born star of the timeless and successful television series The Waltons is to be guest of honour at the first ever event of a fan club.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after accident in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A CYCLIST was airlifted to hospital after a collision near Blackburn town centre this morning.

Blackburn nurse wins special award

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NURSE who helps people stub out their smoking habits has won a coveted award.

REVEALED: First images of Blackburn's new swimming pool complex

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

LEISURE chiefs have revealed for the first time images of Blackburn’s new swimming pool complex, which is currently under construction and due to open next year.

Blackburn driver leaves five-year-old boy with broken leg

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FIVE-year-old boy was left screaming in pain in the street after being hit by a car.

Blackburn teen lands record deal as debut single rides high in download charts

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLACKBURN teenager is hoping to take the music industry by storm with his debut single after landing a record deal by posting videos of him singing in his bathroom on the internet.

Blackburn 'beach' attraction to return despite delays

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE return of Blackburn’s ‘beach’ has been delayed after a dispute over which company would provide the attractions.

Teen sexually assaulted at Blackburn cinema

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEENAGER was sexually assaulted during a trip to the cinema, police said.

For sale - Margo Grimshaw's wooden stocks

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS a Lancashire Telegraph columnist, Margo Grimshaw has often made her views known about law and order.

UPDATED: Missing Blackburn man found

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who made a distressed phone call to police before going missing has been found, police said.

Blackburn Rovers legend Colin Hendry in 'vile' tweet fury

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A ‘vile’ internet troll has been blasted for insulting former Blackburn Rovers legend Colin Hendry’s late wife.

Blackburn hospital bosses apologise after ex-soldier left in pain

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HOSPITAL bosses have apologised after a former soldier was left waiting for five hours without being given pain relief.

End of fast thieves strike in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead body discovered in quarry

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BURGLARS targeted homes in Blackburn while Asian residents were out enjoying a meal at the end of a day’s fasting.

Blackburn shops on counter attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUSINESSES across Blackburn town centre are using a sophisticated system to accurately count the number of visitors for the first time.

£2,000 donation to Blackburn cancer information pod

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Chasa Muslim Welfare Society (UK) has donated £2,000 from its interest fund to Macmillan Cancer Support after having a look at the specialist cancer information pod at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Blackburn man died after suffering stroke and falling down stairs

Lancashire Telegraph: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

4:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Blackburn man died after suffering a stroke and falling down stairs in his home, an inquest heard.

Samaritans at Blackburn railway station

Lancashire Telegraph: New Samaritans sign

4:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SAMARITANS volunteers were heading to Blackburn railway station today to mark Talk to Us, the charity’s annual awareness month, which runs throughout July.

'It's not murder or anything' says Blackburn shoplifter

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PORTUGESE national caught stealing aftershave from Debenhams told police; “It’s not murder or anything, it’s only shoplifting.”

Tory blasts Blackburn with Darwen Council underspend

Lancashire Telegraph: Finance chief Andy Kay

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SENIOR Tory councillor John Slater has criticised Blackburn with Darwen borough for underspending its new public health budget by £1.28 million.

Crackdown on illegal metal dealing in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN JIM SMITH

3:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on illegal metal dealing in Blackburn with Darwen has reduced the number of traders peering over people’s back walls looking for scrap.

Blackburn police officer who admitted having sex on duty found not guilty of misconduct

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A POLICE officer who admitted having sex while on duty has been found not guilty of misconduct in a public office.

Blackburn schools’ build work to end after years of disruption

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YEARS of building work at schools across Blackburn is coming to an end.

Ex-Rover Flitcroft launches eco-friendly homes firm - Flitcraft

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AS Chorley FC prepares for life in the Skrill North division next season, Garry Flitcroft could be forgiven for ploughing all of his energies into football.

Pizza Hut toilet row terror for Blackburn waitress

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DRUNKEN yob intimidated a teenage Pizza Hut waitress so much, she had a panic attack and collapsed.

Blackburn nursery boss demands action over hostel users shouting and swearing

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE deaf and mute manager of a Blackburn nursery has called for action to tackle drunks fighting and swearing outside the nearby Salvation Army hostel.

Mum-of-two suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by banned Blackburn driver

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTHER suffered life-changing injuries after a disqualified driver crashed into her car as she was waiting to pull away from outside a post office.

Caring Blackburn father-of-two loses lifelong illness battle

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FATHER-of-two, described by his family as funny and caring, has lost his fight against bowel cancer, aged 31.

Man found dead in Blackburn house

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:27am Monday 21st July 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been found dead in a house in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Police concerns over missing four-year-old Blackburn boy

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are concerned about the safety of a four-year-old Blackburn boy, believed to be with his parents.

Former Blackburn school pupil bringing comfort to families hit by war

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:35am Monday 21st July 2014

IN September 2011 Royal Marine Andrew Mills received a chilling phone call in the early hours of the morning, informing him that his services were needed to support a Blackburn mother whose only son had been killed in Afghanistan.

Scared paramedics locked themselves in ambulance during Blackburn violence

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A 36-YEAR-OLD man assaulted a paramedic who had attended because he had passed out after drinking excessively.


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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