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Police appeal for missing Blackburn teen

Lancashire Telegraph: Callum Nairn was last seen on Cherry Tree Lane at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 April 2014,

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information about a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from his home in Blackburn.

QEGs students learn about ex-pupil who won Victoria Cross for Zeebrugge Raid rescue

Lancashire Telegraph: Admiral Sir John Kerr and head boy Joe Westwood with the replica VC

10:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PUPILS have been learning of the heroic feats behind a grand painting which was hung in their dinner hall this week.

Council to tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Alan Cottam

9:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COUNCIL officers will tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields after a new car park for 40 to 50 vehicles is built.

Blackburn woman who ran red light was twice legal drink-drive limit

Lancashire Telegraph: Large fall  in drink drive arrests

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 31-YEAR-old woman who crashed into another car after going through a red light was later found to be nearly double the legal drink drive limit.

Blackburn road closed after two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A MAJOR road in Blackburn was closed earlier this afternoon after a crash involving two cars.

Capital Xtra radio producer sent out naked photos pretending to be 21-year-old Blackburn woman

Lancashire Telegraph: Beckie Livesey

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RADIO producer stole a Blackburn woman’s internet photos to use on a dating website and then sent out naked pictures of other women pretending to be her.

Special discount for Blackburn 'Lynx effect' thief

Lancashire Telegraph: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

POLICE reduced the value of the charge after hearing deodorant stolen from a convenience store was on special offer.

Blackburn student to sue Domino’s Pizza over language rule

Lancashire Telegraph: A Domino's delivery man was attacked after delivering a pizza

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A STUDENT is to take one the UK’s biggest firms to court after they warned staff they must speak English.

Blackburn shop owner has extended opening hours plan rejected

Lancashire Telegraph: Riaz Hinglotwala’s pharmacy in Shear Brow

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PHARMACIST has failed in his second bid to extend his shop’s opening hours and now faces visits from council officials to ensure he plays by the rules.

Blackburn with Darwen council defends plans to introduce 'spy cars'

Lancashire Telegraph: CCTV camera

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council has defended its plans to introduce a traffic ‘spy car’ in light of criticism from a civil liberties campaign group.

Funeral For a Friend and We Are Scientists to play in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Heading for Sunderland: Funeral For A Friend play the Independent on Wearside

9:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO big names of the music world are coming to King George’s Hall, Blackburn.

Blackburn MP snapped eating banana on the M6

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Straw

9:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN East Lancashire MP has defended claims he was driving while distracted because he was eating a banana.

Blackburn man lunged at pub landlord

Lancashire Telegraph: The bar at Pivní, in Patrick Pool, York

9:26am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 20-YEAR-old man lashed out at a pub landlord after being told to leave the venue.

Blackburn man found with trousers round ankles was abusive to police

Lancashire Telegraph: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

11:02am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 50-YEAR-old man outside his house at 4am with his trousers around his ankles was abusive to police who had asked him to pull them up.

Blackburn youngsters campaign for government to bring in law for plain packaging of cigs

Lancashire Telegraph: Sahiba Shahzadi with one of the posters

10:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A TEENAGER has spoken out in support of standardised tobacco packaging and urged the Government to introduce legislation to ‘save lives’.

St Mary's College students hitting the right note

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, Athalia Willis, 17, Maddy Stevenson, 16, and Grace Davies, 17

10:04am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ST MARY’S College BTEC performing arts students are showcasing their many talents in the iconic musicals Chicago and Annie tonight and tomorrow.

Blackburn Mayor’s appeal exceeds £40k target for kidney dialysis machines

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Salim Mulla points the way

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

SALIM Mulla has revealed he has exceeded his target £40,000 to buy two new kidney dialysis machines for Royal Blackburn Hospital with his Mayoral appeal.

Blackburn firefighter puts out blaze without waking sleeping occupants

Lancashire Telegraph: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

12:46pm Monday 21st April 2014

A FIREFIGHTER climbed through an open window, put out a small fire, and left without waking the two occupants who were sound asleep on the settee.

Ambitious Whalley project gets go ahead

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AN ambitious community project is finally set to start construction after a four-year struggle.

Accrington man jailed for three burglaries

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A ONE-TIME prolific crook went back to his old ways and raided his own doctor's surgery as well as a charity shop and a firm of Accrington solicitors, a court heard.

Campaign for a new wheelchair for Blackburn girl

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TEN-year-old Enola Halleron, like other girls her age, is already thinking about leaving primary school behind and embarking on a life of double maths and school proms when she starts high school.

Tributes to former Blackburn Rovers defender

Lancashire Telegraph: Reader Offer - 40% Off Executive Tickets for Blackburn Rovers Fans

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A FORMER Blackburn Rovers defender whose Alzheimer’s campaign was backed by a host of celebrities has died, aged 65.

Dangerous parking in Pleasington to be tackled

11:08am Sunday 20th April 2014

COUNCIL officers will tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields after a new car park for 40 to 50 vehicles is built.

Man attacked police officer in Blackburn pool hall

Lancashire Telegraph: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

11:03am Sunday 20th April 2014

A ‘MUSCULAR’ man crept under a pool table before launching an attack on a police officer.

East Lancashire BRCA gene mum removes breasts and ovaries

Lancashire Telegraph: Rachel White in the Blackburn charity shop where she works

10:35am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MAKING the decision to have her breasts and ovaries removed was the hardest thing Rachel White has ever done.

First missing name found for Blackburn war memorial

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

PROUD grandson Russell Davies has provided the first missing name from an eroded war memorial and promised to help find the rest before it is renovated and resited.

Firefighters in Blackburn warn about prank calls

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are urging parents to warn their children about the dangers of prank calls.

Meeting planned for hospital users in East Lancashire

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A MEETING has been organised to hear the experiences and views of people who have used services at East Lancashire’s over the last 12 months.

Historic visit by Queen to Blackburn a huge success

Lancashire Telegraph: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

8:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CHEERS and bells rang out across Blackburn town centre to welcome the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for one of the most important royal occasions of the year.

Blackburn man ran up £600 online gambling debts using mum's credit card

Lancashire Telegraph: computer-hand-mouse-fp.jpg

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A SON who used his mother’s debit card to fund his on-line gambling addiction was initially forgiven, a court heard.

Queen in Blackburn: A day for all to remember

Lancashire Telegraph: Thousands turned out in Blackburn waving Union flags. Left, the Queen inside the cathedral

12:23pm Friday 18th April 2014

MEMORIES – that was the word on everyone’s lips as you squeezed through the throng in Church Street yesterday.

Live VIDEO: Queen in Blackburn for Maundy Thursday service

Lancashire Telegraph: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

9:04am Thursday 17th April 2014

THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Blackburn today as the Queen arrived for the traditional Maundy Thursday service.

UK's first 'instant' homes assembled on Blackburn street

Lancashire Telegraph: UK's first 'instant' homes assembled on Blackburn street

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE UK’s first ‘instant’ homes have been put together in a Blackburn street, officially launching a project being touted as ‘the solution to the housing crisis’.

Blackburn boy hikes eight miles for mayor’s appeal

Lancashire Telegraph: Danyall Sidik is joined by his cousin, Mayor Salim Mulla, Mayoress Fatima Mulla and friends and family

5:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A NINE-year-old boy, inspired by a poorly relative, walked eight miles from Darwen to Blackburn in aid of the mayor’s kidney appeal.

Royal Maundy Service takes place at special event

Lancashire Telegraph: Ian Fowler, front, and the bellringers in the tower of Blackburn Cathedral

4:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BLACKBURN Cathedral’s bells heralded the arrival of the Queen and Prince Philip for today’s Royal Maundy Service.

Blackburn Queen visit will bring £1m boost for economy

Lancashire Telegraph: Queen Elizabeth II, East Lancashire

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BLACKBURN town centre will see an economic uplift as a result of the royal visit.

Disabled fans meet Rovers stars

Lancashire Telegraph: Luke Wolfenden with Rovers’ star striker Jordan Rhodes

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DISABLED football fans were able to rub shoulders with their heroes during an annual awards night at Blackburn Rovers.

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.

Blackburn school’s mission for Syrians

Lancashire Telegraph: A Syrian man looks at the wreckage of what used to be his home

2:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A BLACKBURN school is hoping to help alleviate suffering in Syria.

‘Amazing’ response to adoption campaign in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: The Adoption process needs to be assessed again in order to make the processeasier for parents and shorter for the child

2:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ALMOST 50 people have made ‘serious inquiries’ about becoming adopters since Blackburn with Darwen Council launched a recruitment campaign.

Blackburn students’ £360 for Age UK

Lancashire Telegraph: Pharmacies join drive on age benefits

2:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT was a lucky 13 for Age UK as a group of Blackburn College students raised £360 for the local branch of the charity for the elderly.

Improvements at Blackburn nursery

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

2:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NURSERY judged as ‘inadequate’ is said to have made ‘robust’ improvements.

High hopes for new Blackburn skatepark

Lancashire Telegraph: Mike Curley shows off his bike tricks watched by Coun Kate Hollern, Coun Trevor Maxfield, skaters and bikers

2:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BLACKBURN’S new BMX and skatepark will be called ‘Junction4’, the town’s young people have decided.

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 what's on

‘Queen’ tribute act back for a royal encore in Blackburn (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure/ 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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