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Two arrested after man kidnapped and thrown into Blackburn canal - before being stoned

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a man was dragged off the street, assaulted and thrown into a canal.

Blackburn dog owner whose pet attacked two postmen taken to court

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A DOG owner whose pet has attacked two postmen is being taken to court by her housing association.

Blackburn resident trapped eight floors up as two lifts fail in high-rise flats

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DOZENS of elderly residents were stuck in their homes over the weekend after the two lifts broke in their high-rise flats in Blackburn.

Blackburn postman attack dog strikes again

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Monday 22nd September 2014

A MOTHER-OF-TWO said she fears losing her home after her dog attacked a postman for the second time.

Major roadworks beginning in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

WORK on the two-pronged £3 million improvement scheme to Blackburn’s Haslingden Road corridor and M65 Guide roundabout has begun.

Seven-year-old boy attacked by dog in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Sussex posties deliver plea over problem pets with attack nearly once a week

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy needed hospital treatment for facial injuries after he was bitten by a dog in Blackburn.

Blackburn abuser who raped girl jailed for 17 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:57am Monday 22nd September 2014

A RAPIST who sexually abused a young girl has been put behind bars for 17 years.

LUCKY ESCAPE: Blackburn family flee from bedroom blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:53am Monday 22nd September 2014

A FAMILY had to flee their home when a blaze broke out in a upstairs bedroom.

Blackburn couple celebrating 70th wedding anniversary

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MARRIAGE is Strictly wonderful for a Blackburn couple who are about to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

Woman taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling 10ft from rope swing onto rocks

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A MUM was taken to hospital yesterday after falling 10ft from a rope swing onto rocks.

Blackburn taxi drivers call for compensation

Lancashire Telegraph: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

11:12am Sunday 21st September 2014

BLACKBURN taxi drivers are calling for compensation because the rebuilding of the railway station taxi rank is running weeks behind schedule.

Councillors criticise officers over Blackburn school plans

Lancashire Telegraph: Elections 2014: Blackburn with Darwen

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

COUNCILLORS have strongly criticised their own education department for failing to apply for planning permission of two prefabricated classrooms.

Northern Soul all-nighter in Blackburn to celebrate new film

Lancashire Telegraph: Northern Soul Oldies Night!

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A SPECIAL Northern Soul all-nighter will be held in Blackburn next weekend to celebrate the launch of a new film about the movement.

Family flee blaze at Blackburn house

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A FAMILY had to flee their home when a blaze broke out in a upstairs bedroom.

Mower stolen from Blackburn football club

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A GRASS mower worth around £2,600 has been stolen from a Blackburn football club.

Grieving couple receive invite for pregnancy scan weeks after losing baby boy

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

A GRIEVING couple were stunned when they received a letter inviting them for a hospital pregnancy scan just weeks after their baby son’s death.

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.

'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.

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.

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.


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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