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Council probe after woman claims taxi driver tried to defecate in Blackburn alleyway

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:19am Thursday 28th August 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council has launched an investigation after a woman claimed a taxi driver attempted to defecate in an alleyway outside her home.

£5m Blackburn school could leave ones nearby devastated, says education boss

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A TEACHING union boss fears the £5million new 630-pupil Olive Primary could have a ‘devastating effect’ on other local junior and infant schools.

Top rock acts lined up for Blackburn's King George’s Hall

Lancashire Telegraph: The Courteeners play Cardiff on March 12.

11:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO big names in the music world are set to perform at King George’s Hall.

GOOD NEIGHBOURS AWARDS: Heart-warming ceremony recognises inspiring champions of our community

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:44am Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE were tears, cheers and an ice bucket challenge laid down to the leader of the council, as eight unsung heroes were recognised at Blackburn with Darwen’s Good Neighbours Awards.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Blackburn's 'Free Palestine' paint pest

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEW images have been released of a man police want to speak to after buildings in Blackburn were sprayed with ‘Free Palestine’ graffiti.

Patience of Venky's may run out, warns Rovers Trust finance officer

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE finance officer of Rovers Trust described his feeling as ‘cautious’ after examining the accounts of the holding company behind Blackburn Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers' parent company lose £36million

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE company which owns Blackburn Rovers’ lost £36million last year making a New Year transfer embargo on the club likely.

Blackpool illuminations pay tribute to East Lancs cyclist killed in hit and run

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A VISUAL tribute has been paid to a former Blackburn with Darwen Council boss at one of the North West’s biggest tourism events.

VIDEO: Blackburn Hawks take on incredible ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

PEOPLE in East Lancashire have been dumping buckets of iced water over their heads — all in the name of charity.

Controversial Blackburn school plans new £5m centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BLACKBURN’S controversial Islamic Olive Primary School is to get a new, purpose-built home cost over five million pounds The Tauheedul Trust has applied for planning permission to construct a two storey complex on Meins Road in Beardwood next to its high-flying girls academy.

UPDATE: Hunt for man who punched 18-year-old woman at Blackburn service station

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOMAN was left with a fractured cheekbone after being punched in the face during a row over who was getting in a taxi.

'Shocking' new figures show babies and toddlers taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with alcohol poisoning

Lancashire Telegraph: COMMENT - Boy 10, admits headbutting teacher - but we can't tell you where

9:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

DOZENS of babies and toddlers have been taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with alcohol poisoning, according to ‘shocking’ new figures.

Blackburn charity launches national poster to help brave East Lancs girl

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLACKBURN charity has launched a national poster campaign to help a Feniscowles girl who suffers from a rare disorder.

VIDEO: Carl Fogarty swaps two wheels for four at Blackburn College opening

Lancashire Telegraph: Carl Fogarty

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SUPERBIKE champion Carl Fogarty swapped two wheels for four at the opening of a new multi-million pound Blackburn College building.

Blackburn social worker publicises adoption scheme which helps provide stability

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:51pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLACKBURN social worker who helps families considering adoption has called on people to find out more about the council’s ‘Let’s Adopt’ campaign.

Former Blackburn milkman takes firm to Twickenham

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A FORMER Blackburn milkman is celebrating after his company became the first in the north to secure an exclusive hospitality facility at Twickenham Stadium.

Tributes to 'inspirational' Lancashire trade union stalwart

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A STALWART of the Lancashire trade union movement has died, aged 83.

Blackburn pub restaurant and wedding conversion bid to go ahead

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A PROPOSED ban on weddings at a new Indian restaurant being created in a vacant Blackburn pub has been vetoed by councillors.

Tributes paid to Blackburn musician

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Blackburn musician who played drums for Marty Wilde and went on to hit the charts with his own band in South Africa.

Plans for £120million investment in Blackburn wastewater treatment plant

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

BOSSES at water providers United Utilities are to invest £120million in improvements to wastewater treatment in Blackburn.

Blackburn Beat rocks town centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:31am Monday 25th August 2014

HUNDREDS of people went into Blackburn town centre to enjoy a free music festival on Saturday.

Roadworks to disrupt Blackburn town centre

Lancashire Telegraph: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

9:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

ONE of the main routes into Blackburn town centre will be disrupted for the next three months for essential gas main replacement.

Anger as Blackburn business flooded again

Lancashire Telegraph: Ali Insar looks at the flooding in Dickens Street

8:25pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A BLACKBURN businessman has hit out after his cash and carry was flooded for the second time in a fortnight.

Family fled home after fire at Blackburn convenience shop

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:33pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A FAMILY were forced to flee their terraced home after a fire at a convenience store in Blackburn.

Council gives permission for controversial Shadsworth hostel

Lancashire Telegraph: Elections 2014: Blackburn with Darwen

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

COUNCILLORS gave the green light for a controversial hostel in Blackburn to continue despite a warning neighbours were ‘living in fear’ of some of its residents.

Woman appears in court charged with murder of Blackburn man

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with the murder of Blackburn man Bilal Saddique.

Tributes paid to Blackburn Master Butcher

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Blackburn Master Butcher who has died at the age of 91.

Blackburn medics could fly to conflict zones

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL medics at the Royal Blackburn Hospital could soon be drafted into conflict zones around the world after offering their services to the Army reserve unit.

SPENDING CUTS: Two hundred Blackburn with Darwen council staff axed since 2010

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO hundred Blackburn with Darwen council workers have been made compulsorily redundant since 2010 because of spending cuts, it was revealed last night.

CCTV images released after Blackburn buildings vandalised

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a group of possible witnesses they would like to speak to after a number of buildings across Blackburn were daubed with graffiti.

Leisure boss urges residents to attend Blackburn music festivals

Lancashire Telegraph: Ella Shaw won a public vote to start the Key 103 Live concert, ahead of performers including Olly Murs

12:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BOROUGH leisure boss Damian Talbot has urged residents to attend its two big music celebrations which kick off this weekend.

Owner’s £200,000 plan for the Blackburn pub he helped save

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A PUB that was on the brink of closure before being deemed a ‘community asset’ is looking to expand.

MURDER PROBE: Blackburn man died of single stab wound, police reveal

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who died after suffering fatal injuries at a house in Blackburn was stabbed, murder probe police have confirmed.

Blackburn e-cigarette firm fuming over new EU rules

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BLACKBURN company Totally Wicked is mounting a legal challenge to proposed European Union restrictions on electronic cigarettes.

Blackburn school set to demolish old nursery

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN school is to demolish an old nursery to make way for a play area.

'FREE PALESTINE' painted on historic Blackburn landmarks

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have condemned a gang who painted ‘Free Palestine’ on historic Blackburn landmarks.

Campaigners win fight to reduce speed limits on Wilpshire roads

Lancashire Telegraph: 20mph speed limit to be introduced

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE speed limit on two Wilpshire ‘rat run’ roads is set to be lowered following a long running campaign.

LUCKY LYNDA: Blackburn bingo enthusiast wins dream holiday

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A LUCKY bingo enthusiast has won a dream holiday for two after winning a national competition through her local club.

Blackburn Mall spending up - but fewer visiting

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Mall

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

VISITOR numbers fell at Blackburn’s main town centre shopping hub last year - but bosses believe spending has gone up.

Complex £4million roadworks get underway in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

MAJOR works starting this week to improve one of Blackburn’s most complex road systems will be well worth any disruption, borough transport boss Maureen Bateson has promised.

Blackburn bakery fury at rubbish tippers

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN bakery has called for greater help from the council after litterbugs dumped bags of rubbish outside their store.

‘Steely’ Blackburn landlady dies at 92

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an East Lancashire landlady, who died at the age of 92.

VIDEO: Watch moment large road sweeper collides with parked car in Blackburn - then drives off

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS is the moment a road sweeper collided with a car parked at the side of the road.

Migrant to be deported after Home Office immigration swoop in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Immigration officials have been questioning the couple

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man is to be deported after being found to be in the country illegally.

Community united in grief after shock Blackburn death

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:25pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOURNERS gathered at Jamia Ghosia Mosque in Chester Street, Audley, near Bilal Saddique’s family home, to offer up prayers yesterday.

Blackburn estate to get £3.5m ‘community hub’

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A NEW £3.5million community hub is to be built at Blackburn’s Shadsworth Estate.

Woman injured after being hit by firework in Blackburn

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

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious harm after being hit by a firework thrown by a gang of youths.

Shock as gang smash into Blackburn nurseries stealing thousands of pounds

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GANG smashed their way into five children’s nurseries to steal thousands of pounds in cash and laptop computers.

Blackburn teen's sights on flying

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:58pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TEENAGER is reaching for the skies with her ambition to become a pilot – and has already clocked up hours at the controls of several planes.

Dementia care plan for Blackburn care home

Lancashire Telegraph: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BLACKBURN’S Linden House Care Home is set to almost double in size if councillors approve a major extension on Thursday.

Blackburn what's on

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