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Blackburn and Darwen streets turned into 1970s Belfast for new action film

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLACKBURN and Darwen are set to hit the silver screen in a new action film slated for release later this month.

Special Blackburn fair to help jobhunters into work

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BLACKBURN Jobcentre is holding a special event next week to help over-50s get into work.

Police appeal after teen exposes himself at Blackburn bus stop

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man and woman witnessed a teenager exposing himself at a bus stop in Blackburn.

Blackburn ‘eyesore’ Jaguar garage set for new look

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:31am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Jaguar dealership which has become an ‘eyesore’ after being closed for years is being lined up to be brought back into use.

Blackburn landmark hit by vandals may be renovated by Lottery funding

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

WORK has started on a National Lottery cash bid that could see hundreds of thousands of pounds spent on refurbishing the historic conservatory in Blackburn’s Corporation Park.

Disabled Blackburn car park attendant loses battle with church bosses to keep business open

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DISABLED car park attendant has lost his battle with church bosses to keep his business open.

Travellers quit Blackburn site - but stay at another

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers has moved on from one Blackburn site – but remain at another.

OAP riding mobility scooter is hit by muggers

Lancashire Telegraph: The mobility scooter looked something like this...

2:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 71-YEAR-OLD woman was attacked by two thugs as she made he way down a Blackburn street in her mobility scooter.

Health chiefs warn of £840,000 overspend

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEALTH care commissioners for Blackburn with Darwen have warned that they are already facing an £840,000 overspend for 2014-15.

Give up cigarettes? No promises...

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen council leader Kate Hollern, left, has declined to make a pledge to give up smoking next month.

Services for children to be protected

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHILDREN’S Services boss Frank Connor has pledged cash for key agencies protecting Blackburn with Darwen youngsters has been ring-fenced from cuts.

Police helicopter in five-hour operation to find Blackburn couple lost after Darwen Tower climb

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:07am Monday 29th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter and mountain rescue team embarked on a five hour ‘major search operation’ after a couple walked up to Darwen Tower in the early hours.

Child airlifted to hospital after serious collision with motorcycle in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:48am Monday 29th September 2014

A CHILD was seriously injured in a collision with a motorcycle in Blackburn.

Blackburn with Darwen Council supplying all councillors with tablet computers - except one

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council is spending thousands of pounds supplying tablet computers to all but one of its 64 councillors.

‘Hundreds’ of bodies to be dug up in £4m Blackburn project

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

REGENERATION boss Maureen Bateson has admitted Blackburn with Darwen council will not know how many bodies will need to be dug up and reburied for a new £4 million highway until excavations start.

'IDIOT’ drivers slammed for bad parking outside Blackburn school

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

'IDIOT’ drivers have been slammed for bad parking outside a Blackburn school which has forced children to walk on a busy main road.

Tributes paid to former head of a Blackburn college

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the influential former head teacher of a Blackburn college.

Blackburn heritage festival could be made annual event

Lancashire Telegraph: Former X Factor star Stacey Solomon

3:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A HERITAGE festival could become an annual event following its first year success.

Blackburn with Darwen councillors call for an end to conflict and slaughter in the Middle East

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN KARIMEH FOSTER

12:20pm Sunday 28th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen councillors have condemned both Israel’s military action in Gaza and the ‘barbarism’ of the Islamic State Jihadist group.

COFFEE with a difference sold at a Blackburn firm

Lancashire Telegraph: Helped by store's efforts

8:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

COFFEE with a difference was sold at a Blackburn firm yesterday in a bid to grind out vital finds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Former Rovers captain settles phone hacking damages claim

Lancashire Telegraph: Garry Flitcroft's Chorley are on the road tomorrow

8:20pm Saturday 27th September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rover’s captain Garry Flitcroft is among several big names that have settled their phone hacking damages claims.

NHS chiefs to probe complaint about Blackburn GP surgery

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

7:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NHS chiefs are to investigate claims a teenager with severe stomach pain was sent away from a Blackburn GP surgery with painkillers, despite later being admitted to hospital with appendicitis.

Environment boss slaps down plan to have fortnightly bin collections in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN JIM SMITH

6:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

BOROUGH environment boss Jim Smith has slapped down a proposal to move from weekly to fortnightly rubbish bin collections in Blackburn with Darwen.

Child hit by motorbike in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:12pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A CHILD has been injured in a collision with a motorcycle in Blackburn this morning.

Domino’s Pizza and Morrisons set to open new Blackburn stores

Lancashire Telegraph: Domino's Pizza is creating jobs in Halstead

9:19am Friday 26th September 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons and fast food firm Domino’s Pizza are set to open new stores in Blackburn in the ‘next few weeks’.

Sex assault on Blackburn shop worker

Lancashire Telegraph: Major investment key to prevent Blackburn town centre decline

9:28am Friday 26th September 2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD man indecently assaulted a Blackburn town centre shop assistant at work.

Call for action after Blackburn 'rat-run' smash

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Friday 26th September 2014

RESIDENTS have called for a crackdown on drivers using their street as a ‘rat-run’ after a lamp-post was ripped out of the ground in a crash.

Blackburn man pleads guilty to assault after paternal mix-up

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

2:44pm Friday 26th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man’s life was turned upside down by news the child he thought was his was actually fathered by another man.

Blackburn with Darwen volunteers given role to monitor the health services

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

A PATIENT group has pledged to ramp up the scrutiny of NHS services after taking on 16 volunteer ‘inspectors’.

Blackburn travellers plead for upgrade of ‘dilapidated’ site

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20am Thursday 25th September 2014

RESIDENTS living on Ewood’s borough-run travellers’ site want action to renovate their ‘dilapidated’ home while major road and construction works take place.

Only Fools and Horses' Boycie new patron at Blackburn theatre

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:38am Thursday 25th September 2014

ONE of television’s best loved actors has become a new patron at the Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn.

Tiles damaged after yob jumps from staircase on to Blackburn vet surgery roof

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

POLICE are investigating criminal damage to the roof of a Blackburn vet’s surgery at the centre of a four-year planning row.

VIDEO: Blackburn punch victim’s parents spread word at school

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE parents of a man killed by one punch in Blackburn town centre are hoping his story will help primary pupils consider their actions.

Number of new shops to open across Blackburn - including Dunelm

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

NATIONAL soft furnishing giant Dunelm will open its first store in Blackburn before Christmas as the flagship of a number of new shops across the town centre.

Over half of young children falling behind at school in Blackburn and Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014

MORE than half of children in Blackburn and Darwen aren’t developing enough educationally when they move from reception to year one, new figures suggest.

Tributes as former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper dies - aged 72

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper John Barton has died, aged 72.

Giant pumpkin grown in Blackburn given to hospice for seasonal ‘guess the weight’ contest

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:05pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A GIANT pumpkin is set to ‘squash’ the opposition to be the centrepiece of a hospice fundraising scheme.

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.

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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