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Eight charged after £108k Blackburn gem thefts

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:43am Friday 31st October 2014

SEVEN men and a teenage boy have appeared before the courts charged in connection with a spate of burglaries.

VIDEO: Blackburn Rovers stars meet fans at Ewood Park

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROVERS duo Ben Marshall and Jason Steele were on hand at the club’s half-term signing session at Ewood yesterday.

Blackburn WW1 servicemen memorial plaques laid in park

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:19am Thursday 30th October 2014

MEMORIAL plaques remembering the thousands of Blackburn servicemen killed in the First World War have been laid in a park.

Work starts on new £4.8m Blackburn link road

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PREPARATIONS for a £4.8million link road scheme to speed traffic in and out of Blackburn are well under way for a New Year start to the main works.

Jedward join Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Blackburn lights switch-on

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TURTLE power is set to take over Blackburn town centre next month.

Seriously-ill Blackburn man found after discharging himself from hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A SERIOUS-ILL man who went missing has been found safe

Lower Darwen community stalwart dies - aged 67

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart who was instrumental in setting up a village association has died, aged 67.

Blackburn students step back in time to WW1

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS were given a taste of what it would have been like to serve in the forces during the First World War.

£5million Blackburn bus station on track for New Year opening

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BLACKBURN’S new £5 million bus station is on track for its New Year opening as the steelwork comes close to completion and the special glass frontage is being manuf-actured. These pictures show how the start of the public transport interc-hange is taking shape.

Warning over 'bonfire yobs' after fireworks put through Blackburn letterbox

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:19am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged to take extra care to protect their homes in the run up to Bonfire Night.

£300k reward for Blackburn Cathedral roof repairs

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BLACKBURN Cathedral yesterday was awarded more than £300,000 for roof repairs and improvements to go with its new Clergy Court.

Blackburn pupil wins school an iPad in logo competition

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BLACKBURN pupil has won her former school an iPad after triumphing in a logo design competition.

Blackburn with Darwen health bosses give flu jab advice

Lancashire Telegraph: GET PROTECTED: Patients urged to get their flu jab before winter sets in

1:20pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen health bosses are calling on those at greatest risk from flu to get a free jab.

Spooktacular activities at Blackburn Mall

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THERE will be plenty of spooktacular activities for your little ghouls and goblins this half-term at The Mall Blackburn.

Tanzanian orphan leaves Blackburn College with first class degree

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A STUDENT who grew up in a Tanzanian orphanage is taking on her latest challenge after graduating with a first class honours degree from Blackburn College.

Blackburn charity sends out one million meals across the world

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:08am Monday 27th October 2014

A BLACKBURN charity has delivered one million school meals to hungry children around the world since the start of the year.

Harmony is the message for gathering at Blackburn's King George’s Hall

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:07pm Monday 27th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people from all faiths gathered to find out more about Islam and remember murdered aid worker Alan Henning.

Agencies link up to offer support network for people with problems

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers play Manchester City at Ewood Park tomorrow

4:32pm Monday 27th October 2014

A PARTNERSHIP to help vulnerable adults improve their lives has been launched in Blackburn with Darwen.

Blackburn road closure for Cathedral Quarter work

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

RAILWAY Road in Blackburn town centre closes for a week from tomorrow.

Man rescued from canal in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

A MAN was rescued from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Blackburn early this morning.

Former Blackburn doctor accused of 'fiddling' prescription

Lancashire Telegraph: Young people in Bexley encouraged to get tested for chlamydia

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A DOCTOR has been accused of increasing the length of a patient’s prescription ‘for personal gain’.

Oscar Pistorius a 'pathetic figure', by Reeva's mum

Lancashire Telegraph: June Steenkamp

10:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has written about how she felt when the Blade Runner apologised in court - an apology she was 'unmoved' by and which she said put her in 'an awkward position'.

Blackburn panto star hoping role in Snow White leads to West End fame

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

BLACKBURN’S Miranda Myles hopes her performance as Snow White in this year’s King George’s Hall pantomime will be a stepping stone to West End stardom.

20 jobs facing axe as Blackburn College hit by cuts

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Friday 24th October 2014

TWENTY jobs could be made redundant at Blackburn College.

Blackburn man must pay for shop window after throwing himself through it

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Friday 24th October 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man threw himself at a glass shop window after police had escorted him out of the Royal Blackburn Hospital and given him a lift into town.

Cat rescued from Blackburn house fire

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

A HOUSE fire was started in Blackburn after a cigarette was left in a wicker waste bin at a home Langham Road shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Blackburn community activist winding elderlys' clocks back

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A COMMUNITY activist from Blackburn is helping out the elderly and disabled this weekend by putting their clocks back for them.

Six tonnes of food will feed the needy in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SCHOOLS and churches collected more than six tonnes of food for the Blackburn Foodbank during their harvest festival campaigns.

Blackburn with Darwen car thefts warning by police

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE in Blackburn and Darwen have issued advice to residents following a spate of thefts and attempted break-ins from cars.

Blackburn with Darwen residents can get rid of bulky rubbish for free

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS can dispose of any of their bulky domestic rubbish free of charge on Saturday, with staff and vehicles on hand at four locations throughout the morning.

Blackburn punk band hook up with former producer of Nirvana

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUNK band from Blackburn has announced that it will work with the former producer of iconic grunge band Nirvana for its upcoming fourth studio album.

Spirited half term ahead at Blackburn Mall

Lancashire Telegraph: JINGLE TILLS The Mall in Blackburn reported the best trade in the area

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BLACKBURN’S The Mall shopping centre is promising a full programme of Hallowe’en activities for youngsters over half-term.

Blackburn road delays ‘set to ease’ before Christmas rush

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

9:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BLACKBURN’S roadworks misery is set to ease before the Christmas shopping rush.

Former Blackburn police inspector vows to take legal action after string of sexual assault allegations

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER police inspector who was cleared of a string of sexual assault allegations has vowed to take legal action against the police and Crown Prosecution Service.

Halibut all round at Blackburn restaurant as 45kg fish lands

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN restaurant is serving up a culinary treat for its customers after buying a 45kg halibut.

Banned Blackburn diabetic drove to get insulin

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD diabetic risked driving despite being banned when he ran out of insulin and needles.

Blackburn charity providing 100 hot dinners every week

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN charity that delivers hot meals to people in need is going from strength to strength.

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.

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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