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BE VIGILANT: Blackburn children treated for meningitis

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:25pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH chiefs have urgent parents to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after two Blackburn nursery children were taken to hospital with signs of the infection.

‘Death trap’ Blackburn YMCA to be demolished

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans to knock down the Edinburgh House YMCA in Clarence Street, Shear Brow.

Police appeal to help catch Blackburn Tesco knifeman

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN challenged while trying to steal booze from a supermarket brandished a knife.

Blackburn motor neurone disease sufferer's family vow to honour dying wish

Lancashire Telegraph: Alan Hedges

4:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE family of a Blackburn man who spent his final days fundraising for a cure for motor neurone disease has vowed to carry on the fight in his memory.

New headteacher for troubled Blackburn school

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AFTER being put into special measures earlier this year following concerns of racism, bullying and poor teaching standards, a Blackburn high school has a new head teacher.

Clash over Blackburn with Darwen Council’s unused £400K

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A POLITICAL row has broken out over how to spend £400,000 saved from Blackburn with Darwen Council’s education budget.

Biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn set to blossom next month

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn is expected to blossom at a school next month.

LET IT GO! Lessons in how to be an East Lancashire princess

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:12am Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW business launched by a Blackburn performer is offering a chance to budding performing arts graduates struggling to get their big break.

Joy as historic Blackburn pub sign saved - and it could go on display

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:16am Monday 20th October 2014

WHAT is believed to be the last remaining sign from a brewery that closed two decades ago has been saved and could go on display.

Blackburn woman told her dog could be destroyed if it attacks postman again

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:31am Sunday 19th October 2014

A FAMILY pet could be destroyed after it attacked a postman.

Former East Lancashire headteacher found dead had sent suicide letter to police

Lancashire Telegraph: Former headteacher Alan Robinson, who died suddenly, was a keen sportsman

3:08pm Friday 17th October 2014

A FORMER headteacher was found dead at his home after sending police a letter saying he intended to kill himself, an inquest has been told.

VIDEO: Blackburn town centre redevelopment starting to take shape

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE 70ft of steelwork for Blackburn’s new hotel now towers above the town centre as the £33 million Cathedral Quarter starts to rise from the ground.

VIDEO: Blackburn students celebrate a degree of success

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STUDENTS graduating in Blackburn took part in a series of processions flanked by trumpeters and distinguished guests.

Budding builders replicate Blackburn's architectural history - using toast...

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

BUDDING builders raised a toast to Blackburn’s architectural history by replicating the town’s most iconic structures – using bread!

X Factor twins Jedward chosen to switch on Blackburn Christmas lights

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:52am Friday 17th October 2014

X FACTOR twins Jedward will turn on Blackburn’s Christmas lights this year, it has been announced.

Blackburn nurse ‘yelled at elderly patient’ who pawed at her breasts

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:37am Friday 17th October 2014

A NURSE yelled ‘don’t nip my boobs’ when an elderly dementia patient pawed at her breasts, a tribunal heard.

Ava-Jayne: Ex-boyfriend’s sick taunt at Blackburn mum of baby savaged to death by his dog

Lancashire Telegraph: Baby Ava-Jayne

9:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN whose dog killed an 11-month-old child has admitted harassing the baby’s mother and telling her the girl’s death was her fault.

Pile-up on M65 causes traffic misery

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:37am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMMUTERS using the M65 faced traffic chaos this morning after a pile-up.

Blackburn dog grooming parlour gun raider jailed

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GUNMAN terrified neighbours when he pushed his way into their dog grooming shop and brandished the weapon.

Police appeal after man threatens Blackburn Tesco staff with knife

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:54pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

POLICE have issued CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident last month at a Tesco store in Blackburn.

Local Blackburn celebrities make tracks to 1980s club night

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:17pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO famous old Black-burnians have come together to bring a touch of 1980s club culture to their home town next month.

Former Blackburn Rovers striker scores a winner - for his acting skills...

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rovers striker Nathan Blake has scooped an award – for acting!

Change at Royal Blackburn Hospital is our dad’s true legacy

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:55pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE family of a father-of-14 who died after being treated on an East Lancashire orthopaedic ward said a series of changes by hospital bosses would be his enduring legacy.

Procession planned through Blackburn to mark graduation ceremony

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AROUND 1,000 students will be part of a traditional procession flanked with trumpeters and distinguished guests to mark Blackburn College’s graduation ceremony on Thursday.

Blackburn RAF gunner shot down in Lancaster Bomber dies - aged 90

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN RAF gunner from Blackburn who was shot down in his Lancaster Bomber in the Second World War has died, aged 90.

CAPTURED IN TIME: Pieces of Blackburn history buried in town's new bus station

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PIECES of Blackburn history including a signed Rovers shirt and photographs of the now-demolished market hall have been buried in the town’s new bus station.

Blackburn mum took punches to keep partner away from baby

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:44pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A 44-YEAR-OLD man attacked his partner when they returned home from a night out.

Blackburn man denies fracturing victim's jaw in assault

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

12:36pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been sent to Preston Crown Court charged with an assault on another man who suffered a double fracture of his jaw.

Blackburn man pleads guilty to exposing his genitals - after children saw him through bedroom window

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:58am Tuesday 14th October 2014

POLICE were called after several children reported a man standing naked in his bedroom window.

Death fears follow accidents on Blackburn road

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:55am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped under a car in Blackburn.

Concern over ‘all levels’ of care at Royal Blackburn Hospital after death of father-of-14

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:37am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE family of a father-of-14 from Burnley who died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital have raised a series of questions about his care at an inquest.

Blackburn e-cigarette company set to expand Mill Hill premises

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BLACKBURN-based e-cigarette company Totally Wicked proposes to expand its Mill Hill premises to meet growing demand for its products.

Blackburn teens in court over ‘violence in street’

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TWELVE teenagers have appeared before Blackburn magistrates in connection with disorder in Blackburn on June 7 which police say is football-related although there was no match on the day.

Blackburn hospital worker shaves her hair off for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A HOSPITAL worker has raised almost £400 for charity after shaving her hair off.

Blackburn nurse struck off after Facebook post about sexual fantasy

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A NURSE who used Facebook to tell a colleague he was fantasising about her in 'small panties and bras' was struck off.

Blackburn mum assaulted two girls who 'snubbed' six-year-old daughter

Lancashire Telegraph: child

3:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD mum went looking for two girls she thought had been bullying her six-year-old daughter.

Worries over new benefit in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

NEW benefit claimants transferred to Universal Credit could face a grim Christmas if their payments fail to come through, Labour’s Kate Hollern has warned.

Plan to install new Darwen traffic lights could be scrapped

Lancashire Telegraph: New traffic lights will be part of the scheme

9:00am Monday 13th October 2014

PLANS to install new traffic lights at the junction of Birch Hall Avenue and Blackburn Road could be scrapped, council bosses have confirmed.

West End actor comes back to his East Lancs roots to run drama class

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:34pm Monday 13th October 2014

A WEST End actor has returned to his East Lancashire roots to set up a drama class for the next generation of performers.

Blackburn lecturer celebrates fellowship success

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:13pm Monday 13th October 2014

A BLACKBURN College criminology lecturer is celebrating getting senior fellowship status, which led to him being asked to contribute to a new textbook.

Blackburn nurse denies headbutting patient

Lancashire Telegraph: A wheelie bin fire

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse alleged of headbutting a seriously ill patient said he was ‘shocked’ and ‘stunned’ when he realised what had happened.

Man assaulted partner after night out

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

2:29pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A 44-YEAR-OLD man attacked his partner when they returned home from a night out.

Awards for top Lancashire police officer for road safety campaign

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:03pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A TOP East Lancashire traffic cop has landed two awards for a road safety video he made after the death of his dad in a motorbike accident.

Blackburn town centre robber scratched man's face

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:35pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A 26-YEAR-OLD man received a scratch to the face when a robber tried to steal his mobile phone in Blackburn town centre.

Jack Straw set to become chairman of £6million Blackburn Youth Zone

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jack Straw

3:26pm Friday 10th October 2014

BLACKBURN MP Jack Straw will further back the town’s £6 million Youth Zone when he becomes its new chairman next year.

Blackburn school cements 'good' Ofsted rating

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:21pm Friday 10th October 2014

A BLACKBURN high school has impressed inspectors leading to it being rated ‘good’.

Binge of drugs and vodka kills Blackburn woman

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

9:53am Friday 10th October 2014

A WOMAN died after taking a lethal cocktail of drugs and alcohol, an inquest heard.

VIDEO: Bird's-eye view of Blackburn Cathedral Quarter work - and the traffic...

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Friday 10th October 2014

STUNNING images of Blackburn's future were released this week as the drive to fill the new office, restaurant and retail space in the £33 million Cathedral Quarter got under way.

Teen girl’s car ‘like pinball’ as it careered down Blackburn road

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:07pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A CAR driven by a 17-year-old girl was like a pinball as it careered down a busy road on its side bouncing off other cars.

Blackburn man jailed after breaching restraining order

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A WOMAN whose ex-partner had been jailed for breaching a restraining order was ‘terrified’ when she saw him looking in through her window.

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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