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NIGHTMARE: Traveller cleared of rape outside Blackburn club speaks out

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A TRAVELLER cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’.

CCTV IMAGES: Crimewatch appeal for Blackburn pickpocket suspects

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:52am Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE are hoping CCTV footage from a pickpocket incident in Blackburn that featured on last night’s Crimewatch programme will help them trace those responsible.

Police seek four men over Blackburn bar attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am 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.

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.

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.

UPDATE: Blackburn woman in court accused of murder of 18-year-old

Lancashire Telegraph: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared at the crown court charged with the murder of a teenager.

Six evacuated as suspicious fire hits Blackburn flats

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:14am Saturday 13th September 2014

SIX people were evacuated when a suspicious fire broke out at a block of flats in Blackburn this morning.

Man survives after spending 15 minutes unconscious in Blackburn pool

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A MAN who was unconscious in a swimming pool for 15 minutes after suffering a fit has thanked his friend and lifeguards who ‘without a doubt saved my life’.

Attacker laughed after Blackburn robbery

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD man was left with serious injuries when he was robbed in Blackburn.

Blackburn school first in country to win literacy award

Lancashire Telegraph: BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

8:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A BLACKBURN primary school has been named as the first in the country to win a prestigious education award.

UPDATE: Woman tells of moment man was hit by Blackburn train

Lancashire Telegraph: British Transport Police

4:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A WOMAN has spoken off her horror at seeing a fellow commuter hit by a train.

Blackburn schoolgirl is 'first football mascot to wear headscarf'

Lancashire Telegraph: Yaya Toure apparently feels unloved by his Manchester City employers

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL became an internet sensation after she escorted Manchester City’s Yaya Toure on to the pitch wearing her headscarf - in the club’s sky blue colours.

Blackburn killer to fight extradition

Lancashire Telegraph: Corporation Park, Blackburn

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CONVICTED murderer from Blackburn is to appeal to the Supreme Court in Ireland to reverse a decision to extradite him back to the UK.

Blackburn mother of Reeva Steenkamp 'cannot believe' Pistorius verdict

Lancashire Telegraph: June Steenkamp

11:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by her paralympic athlete boyfriend has said she 'cannot believe' the judge believed his story.

Heart attack kills 53-year-old Blackburn dad

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A FATHER-of-two has died suddenly at his home in Blackburn.

AUDIO: Listen to Blackburn thief trying to sell stolen phone

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

5:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who turned detective managed to record a 10-minute conversation of a man trying to sell his phone which had been stolen during a robbery.

Blackburn postman stole money in first month on job

Lancashire Telegraph: A Royal Mail post box

5:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

A POSTMAN has admitted stealing cash from mail that he was meant to be delivering.

VIDEO: X Factor star and lifelong Rovers fan impresses players at Brockhall

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:13am Friday 12th September 2014

LIFELONG Rovers fan and X Factor star Reece Bibby said performing in front of Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer was scarier than singing for music guru Simon Cowell.

UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses after horror at Entwistle railway station

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

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

AN INVESTIGATION is ongoing after a man received serious injuries to his feet after being struck by a train while on a railway platform.

Death crash inquiry of Blackburn man moves to Algeria

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

FRENCH police have said they have closed their investigation into the death of a former East Lancashire council boss.

Woman faces Blackburn stab murder charge

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:03am Thursday 11th September 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenager.

Blackburn baby death still a mystery, inquest told

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

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE death of a seven-week-old baby remains unascertained, an inquest has ruled.

Wallpapered Morris Minor causes sensation as Blackburn company snaps it up

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:23pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A COMPANY has pulled off a ‘Minor’ miracle by wallpapering a vintage car to symbolise British icons.

Drunk robber threatens Blackburn Tesco workers with knife over bottle of Lambrini

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THIS is the moment terrified supermarket staff were threatened by a ‘drunk’ robber with a bread knife after they refused to sell him alcohol.

Tributes pour in for Blackburn teenager as woman charged with murder

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TRIBUTES are pouring in for a teenager who was stabbed to death in Blackburn.

Mounting roadwork misery for Blackburn motorists

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:24am Wednesday 10th September 2014

MOTORISTS trying to get in and around Blackburn are being subjected to roads misery due to a series of road-works.

Troubled Blackburn dental firm ‘starting to improve’

Lancashire Telegraph: Free mouth cancer checks on offer at Evesham dentist

4:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A TROUBLED dental surgery in Blackburn has made several improvements over the summer, according to a regulator.

Blackburn charity box thief stole to fund drug habit

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:31am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A 37-year-old man who admitted committing “despicable” offences of theft by stealing off his stepfather and taking a charity box collecting for a local hospice has been jailed for 16 weeks.

VIDEO: Blackburn schoolgirl helps design menu for national pub chain

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A BLACKBURN schoolgirl has helped to design the new menu for a national restaurant chain.

Thousands of MotoGP fans greet idol Jorge Lorenzo in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THOUSANDS of people gathered at the Rocket Centre in Blackburn to meet and greet two-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo.

UPDATE: Blackburn man stabbed to death

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a teenager was stabbed to death following a disagreement.

Workmen making good progress at Blackburn Cathedral Quarter

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WORKMEN have begun laying thousands of fresh paving stones as work progresses on Blackburn’s new Cathedral Quarter.

Woman abused staff at Royal Blackburn Hospital then failed to attend help service

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DRUNK who abused staff at Royal Blackburn Hospital was given a chance to tackle her alcohol habit – but ended up in court when she didn’t take it.

Traffic lights off M65 Junction 5 set for green light

Lancashire Telegraph: HOLD-UP: Traffic queuing on the exit slip road at junction five of the M65

6:00am Monday 8th September 2014

WORK to end the traffic jam ‘nightmare’ at the M65 roundabout between Guide and Belthorn will come a step closer on Thursday.

East Lancs man dies after neck drip 'error' at Royal Blackburn Hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Monday 8th September 2014

A FAMILY is distraught after a dad-of-two who underwent a routine operation died after an intravenous drip was wrongly inserted in his neck.

GALLERY: Blackburn festival of music and culture attracts thousands of revellers

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:58am Monday 8th September 2014

THOUSANDS of revellers enjoyed a free celebration of music and culture at Witton Park, Blackburn, on Saturday.

Former top cop selected as Tory candidate for Blackburn general election

Lancashire Telegraph: Chief Supt Bob Eastwood

8:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

FORMER police chief Bob Eastwood has been named as the Tory candidate for Blackburn MP at next year’s general election.

Blackburn actress Wendi's happy return to the Street cobbles

Lancashire Telegraph: Coronation Street star Wendi Peters "delighted" to be named Celebrity Ambassador of The Pepper foundation, the children's hospice at home charity.

2:31pm Sunday 7th September 2014

BLACKBURN actress Wendi Peters will return to the Coronation Street cobbles as loud-mouth Cilla Battersby-Brown next month.


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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