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Blackburn ready for Royal party

Lancashire Telegraph: Heather Heaton, left, and Dianne Mason, who would like the Queen to officially cut the ribbon on their new salon No. 9 Barbers

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FINAL preparations are under way before the Queen arrives in Blackburn tomorrow morning.

East Lancs comedian Lee Mack in hunt for old Blackburn pub sign

Lancashire Telegraph: Lee Mack lived at the Centurion pub before it was burnt down

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

COMEDIAN Lee Mack has appealed for information about the old sign at the entrance to the pub he grew up in.

Headteacher leaves as Blackburn school changes denominations to survive

Lancashire Telegraph: SACRED HEART SCHOOL

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SCHOOL which is switching denominations to survive has lost its headteacher.

Finishing touches in place for Queen's Blackburn visit

Lancashire Telegraph: Bunting flutters in High Street

12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PREPARATIONS are now well underway for the Queen’s visit to Blackburn on Thursday.

Blackburn with Darwen one of worst areas for alcohol-related disease

Lancashire Telegraph: Borough has highest proportion of non-drinkers in North West, but hospital admissions due to alcohol abuse soaring

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DESPITE having the highest proportion of non-drinkers in the North West, Blackburn with Darwen has one of the worst records for alcohol-related disease.

Blackburn playing fields could be sold for over £2m

Lancashire Telegraph: Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School’s historic playing fields

9:35am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HISTORIC playing fields are to be sold off for millions by the Old Blackburnian Association for housing.

Woman hurts neck in Blackburn crash

Lancashire Telegraph: The wreckage of the Ford Fusion after the crash

1:34pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN had to be cut from her car after a collision in Blackburn.

Award for improving Blackburn pub

Lancashire Telegraph: The brawl took place near The Navigation pub in Mill Hill

1:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BOSSES at a once-notorious pub plagued by anti-social behaviour have been rewarded for turning it around.

Blackburn firefighters use defibrillator to save man's life

Lancashire Telegraph: FFirefighters Tanya Birtwell and John Riley with a defibrillator

8:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Blackburn have praised life-saving equipment after using it for the first time.

Retired Blackburn Royal Infirmary doctor dies from cancer

Lancashire Telegraph: Dr Michael Peter Mahoney

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a well-known Blackburn doctor who has died from cancer at the age of 80.

Hundreds having affairs in Blackburn, according to research

Lancashire Telegraph: Kiss of Death by Simon Williams

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

ALMOST 700 people in Blackburn are having extramarital affairs, according to new research.

Michelin-starred East Lancs chef sworn to secrecy over royal lunch menu

Lancashire Telegraph: Celebrity chef Nigel Haworth will be cooking by royal appointment

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

“I AM sworn to secrecy on the contents of the menu,” said Nigel Haworth when asked what the Queen will eat in Blackburn later this week.

Bishop of Blackburn with hopes of ‘yes’ vote on women bishops

Lancashire Telegraph: Bishop Julian Henderson

5:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson hopes the latest proposals to all-ow women to join the Chur- ch of England’s top rank of clergy will pacify oppon-ents.

Blackburn ceremony as work starts on new factory in US

Lancashire Telegraph: The ground-breaking ceremony

5:45pm Monday 14th April 2014

A GROUND-breaking ceremony has been held by a Blackburn engineering firm to mark the start of work on its new factory in America.

SHOT DOWN: Model aircraft enthusiast in Battle of Blackburn dogfight with council

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Parkinson faces removal from Pleasington playing fields by police if he flies his model aircraft there in the latest twist to an 18-month dogfight.

2:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A BATTLE for Blackburn’s skies has broken out between a 72-year-old model aircraft enthusiast and the borough council.

Blackburn dog owner's horror after ‘vicious’ attack

Lancashire Telegraph: Jools Brown and her eight-year-old Alaskan Malamute, Flow, were walking from Bower Street to Hamilton Street in Mill Hill, Blackburn

7:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DOG owner told of her horror after a ‘vicious’ pit bull-type dog attacked her and her cherished pet as they walked home.

Blackburn 'singing tailor' prepares for Royal dungaree boom

Lancashire Telegraph: Bob Wilson, far left, said he would make dungarees for Prince George

4:04pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BLACKBURN’S ‘singing tailor’ is lining up his next generation of royal customers...

Blackburn dementia ward transformed into one of best in country

Lancashire Telegraph: Dawn Fielding, centre, of Whalley, looks over the new day room with health care assistants Jade Osbaldeston and Diane Yates

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A REGULAR medical ward at the Royal Blackburn Hospital has been transformed into one of the best in the country for dementia care.

Blackburn school in special measures after being slammed by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Our Lady and St John Catholic College

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

PUPILS told Ofsted officials about racism during an inspection – before their Blackburn high school was placed in special measures.

Blackburn gearing up for Royal visit

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn gearing up for Royal visit

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

BLACKBURN is being spruced up before the red carpet is rolled out for the Queen and Prince Philip on Maundy Thursday.

Blackburn pensioner left ‘struggling’ with disabled access ramp

Lancashire Telegraph: Martin Richman outside the home with the ramp

4:44pm Friday 11th April 2014

A PENSIONER suffering from Alzheimer’s has been left ‘struggling to get in and out of his home’ because his disabled access ramp floods every time it rains.

Tributes to ‘smiling assassin’ top Blackburn judge

Lancashire Telegraph: Brian Duckworth, a ‘brilliant man’

4:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

ONE of the country’s longestserving circuit judges will be remembered in a memorial service at Blackburn Cathedral next month.

Blackburn's new £2.3m athletics facility unveiled

Lancashire Telegraph: The new Witton Park Arena

11:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE new £2.3million community athletics facility in Blackburn’s Witton Park has been unveiled.

Plans set for Royal route in Blackburn on Maundy Thursday

Lancashire Telegraph: Plans set for Royal route in Blackburn on Maundy Thursday

6:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THOUSANDS of well-wishers from all over East Lancashire will line the streets of Blackburn when the Queen visits next week.

East Lancs community heroes to receive prestigious medals

Lancashire Telegraph: Bill Honeywell

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

COMMUNITY leaders and charity campaigners from East Lancashire will be honoured at a glittering ceremony.

Blackburn knife threat siege man jailed

Lancashire Telegraph: Luke Entwistle on the Blackburn rooftop

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A DOUBLE siege man who held his ex-partner hostage and made terrifying threats to slit her throat, while on bail for another police stand-off, has been jailed.

Infection killed knee op woman from Langho

Lancashire Telegraph: Agnes Goodwin

9:48am Thursday 10th April 2014

A WOMAN who died after undergoing knee replacement surgery may have survived if medical staff had intervened earlier to treat a resulting infection, an inquest heard.

Former Blackburn Rovers footballer guilty of homophobic gesture at Brighton

Lancashire Telegraph: Former Albion star Kazim Richards' trial over homophobic gesture postponed

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A FORMER Blackburn Rovers footballer has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture at a match while playing against one of his previous clubs.

Mum and partner re-bailed over death of Blackburn baby mauled by dog

12:19pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE two people arrested in connection with the death of 11 month-old Ava-Jayne Corless, who was killed by a dog in Blackburn on February 11, have been re-bailed.

Blackburn doula Amanda's labour of love

Lancashire Telegraph: Doula Amanda Chinery with retired head of midwifery Sheena Byrom and Doula Plus volunteers who have received Pregnancy Peer Supporter Taster Course certificates at Shadsworth Community Centre

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

MANY mums-to-be face the prospect of going through labour on their own, without a partner, or family member.

Blackburn council continues crackdown on dog fouling

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN JIM SMITH

4:46pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A DOG chipping and dog fouling awareness event at Mill Hill Community Centre, resulted in 24 dogs being micro-chipped.

Xplorers can look around East Lancashire museums

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe Castle

3:59pm Thursday 10th April 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council are offering families special passes to explore the county’s museums.

East Lancashire folk urged to put best foot forward

3:55pm Thursday 10th April 2014

EAST Lancashire residents are being encouraged to hit swap four wheels for two feet for National Walking Month in May.

Grants handed out to unpaid carers in East Lancashire

3:32pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MORE than £90,000 has been handed out in one-off grants to support the efforts of unpaid carers in East Lancashire.

East Lancashire residents asked to look after waterways

3:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PEOPLE in East Lancashire are being asked to help look after their local waterways by joining volunteer teams.

Blackburn author's new book

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:49pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AWARD-winning author Robert Williams will launch his third book, Into The Trees, at Blackburn Library on Wednesday, May 7, from 7pm.

Blackburn childminder rated 'good'

Lancashire Telegraph: Education watchdog Ofsted today published its findings following its visit to the borough in February

2:44pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A CHILDMINDER has been praised for providing a ‘good’ level of care.

Expansion plans at Blackburn house

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:33pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A SIX-metre extension could be built at a house in St James Road, Blackburn, if planning permission is granted to Mahmood Chishti, who has written to Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Labour promises North West regional minister

1:54pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Labour Party has announced it would appoint a regional Minister for the North West to support its city region growth agenda.

Blackburn girl is now a little executive

12:08pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A BLACKBURN girl used her charm and enthusiasm to win a place on a board of executive Little Leaders for a national play centre.

Woman could hold vital info about Blackburn man's M61 death after Tinie Tempah concert

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Wood and the woman

9:34am Thursday 10th April 2014

A WOMAN seen with a Black-burn man an hour before he was killed on the M61 could hold vital information, police said.

Dying Blackburn man 'let down' by heart doctors, says grieving widow

Lancashire Telegraph: Joan Sharples with her husband Bob, who died last week

1:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A GRIEVING widow said she felt ‘let down’ by doctors who refused to fit her terminally ill husband with a pacemaker she believes would have prolonged his life.

Blackburn bedsit closed after a campaign by fed-up residents

Lancashire Telegraph: The bail hostel at 21 Cheltenham road in Blackburn (with the white door)

2:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

FED-UP residents have successfully campaigned to close a bedsit occupied by people on bail.

Blackburn man braves the 'world's toughest foot race'

Lancashire Telegraph: Alan Pepper

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE desert is nothing new to Alan Pepper, who spent six months living in Iraq while a soldier during the Gulf War.

Burnley students given an insight into the world of work

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn students given an insight into the world of work

3:37pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

STUDENTS have been given an insight into the world of work – by those who know more than most about employment.

Winning singer to perform at Blackburn Cathedral

1:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A FORMER winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for young singers is returning to Blackburn Cathedral to take a leading role in a performance of the St John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach.

New modern bus stops being installed along A666

1:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

NEW bus stops are being installed along the A666 as part of the Pennine Reach scheme.

Blackburn branch of the Samaritans to host open day on Saturday

Lancashire Telegraph: Mayor of Blackburn, Coun Salim Mulla

1:40pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SAMARITANS Blackburn branch in New Park Street is hosting an open day on Saturday from 11am.

Ipswich boy with Darwen roots meets his hero, Rovers star Jordan Rhodes

Lancashire Telegraph: Ipswich mascot Jack Morrin meets Jordan Rhodes

2:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

JACK Morrin, 10, was over the moon when he led his beloved Ipswich Town out at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Young Women's Network launched in Lancashire

1:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE leader of Lancashire County Council has launched a Young Women’s Network for Lancashire.

Blackburn what's on

‘Queen’ tribute act back for a royal encore in Blackburn (link) 2:00pm Thu 10 Apr 14

ONE of the UK’s leading Queen tribute bands start their UK tour this month, stopping off in East Lanacshire with…

Free tickets for Blackburn nightlife revival (link) 11:31am Thu 10 Apr 14

FRIDAY night live, an initiative to reinvigorate Blackburn’s night- time economy, gets under way on April 25 with…

Blackburn Drama Club: Duets by Peter Quilter (link) 2:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Blackburn Drama Club launches its new season tomorrow night with a reading of Duets by Peter Quilter.

From Sweeney to Boycie, what a life! (link) 3:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

We’re The Sweeney, son, and we haven’t had any dinner.’ Mention the phrase in Britain now and some people —…

Searchers found lifetime of fame (link) 2:34pm Fri 21 Mar 14

THE end of a Searchers concert will invariably see a small collection of teenage musicians hanging back as John…

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