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REVEALED: First images of Blackburn's new swimming pool complex

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

LEISURE chiefs have revealed for the first time images of Blackburn’s new swimming pool complex, which is currently under construction and due to open next year.

Blackburn driver leaves five-year-old boy with broken leg

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FIVE-year-old boy was left screaming in pain in the street after being hit by a car.

Blackburn teen lands record deal as debut single rides high in download charts

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLACKBURN teenager is hoping to take the music industry by storm with his debut single after landing a record deal by posting videos of him singing in his bathroom on the internet.

Blackburn 'beach' attraction to return despite delays

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE return of Blackburn’s ‘beach’ has been delayed after a dispute over which company would provide the attractions.

Teen sexually assaulted at Blackburn cinema

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEENAGER was sexually assaulted during a trip to the cinema, police said.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Lancashire Telegraph: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

For sale - Margo Grimshaw's wooden stocks

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS a Lancashire Telegraph columnist, Margo Grimshaw has often made her views known about law and order.

UPDATED: Missing Blackburn man found

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who made a distressed phone call to police before going missing has been found, police said.

Blackburn Rovers legend Colin Hendry in 'vile' tweet fury

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A ‘vile’ internet troll has been blasted for insulting former Blackburn Rovers legend Colin Hendry’s late wife.

Blackburn hospital bosses apologise after ex-soldier left in pain

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HOSPITAL bosses have apologised after a former soldier was left waiting for five hours without being given pain relief.

End of fast thieves strike in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead body discovered in quarry

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BURGLARS targeted homes in Blackburn while Asian residents were out enjoying a meal at the end of a day’s fasting.

Blackburn shops on counter attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUSINESSES across Blackburn town centre are using a sophisticated system to accurately count the number of visitors for the first time.

£2,000 donation to Blackburn cancer information pod

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Chasa Muslim Welfare Society (UK) has donated £2,000 from its interest fund to Macmillan Cancer Support after having a look at the specialist cancer information pod at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Blackburn man died after suffering stroke and falling down stairs

Lancashire Telegraph: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

4:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Blackburn man died after suffering a stroke and falling down stairs in his home, an inquest heard.

Samaritans at Blackburn railway station

Lancashire Telegraph: New Samaritans sign

4:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SAMARITANS volunteers were heading to Blackburn railway station today to mark Talk to Us, the charity’s annual awareness month, which runs throughout July.

'It's not murder or anything' says Blackburn shoplifter

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PORTUGESE national caught stealing aftershave from Debenhams told police; “It’s not murder or anything, it’s only shoplifting.”

Tory blasts Blackburn with Darwen Council underspend

Lancashire Telegraph: Finance chief Andy Kay

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SENIOR Tory councillor John Slater has criticised Blackburn with Darwen borough for underspending its new public health budget by £1.28 million.

Crackdown on illegal metal dealing in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN JIM SMITH

3:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on illegal metal dealing in Blackburn with Darwen has reduced the number of traders peering over people’s back walls looking for scrap.

Blackburn police officer who admitted having sex on duty found not guilty of misconduct

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A POLICE officer who admitted having sex while on duty has been found not guilty of misconduct in a public office.

Blackburn schools’ build work to end after years of disruption

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YEARS of building work at schools across Blackburn is coming to an end.

Ex-Rover Flitcroft launches eco-friendly homes firm - Flitcraft

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AS Chorley FC prepares for life in the Skrill North division next season, Garry Flitcroft could be forgiven for ploughing all of his energies into football.

Pizza Hut toilet row terror for Blackburn waitress

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DRUNKEN yob intimidated a teenage Pizza Hut waitress so much, she had a panic attack and collapsed.

Blackburn nursery boss demands action over hostel users shouting and swearing

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE deaf and mute manager of a Blackburn nursery has called for action to tackle drunks fighting and swearing outside the nearby Salvation Army hostel.

Mum-of-two suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by banned Blackburn driver

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTHER suffered life-changing injuries after a disqualified driver crashed into her car as she was waiting to pull away from outside a post office.

Caring Blackburn father-of-two loses lifelong illness battle

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FATHER-of-two, described by his family as funny and caring, has lost his fight against bowel cancer, aged 31.

Man found dead in Blackburn house

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:27am Monday 21st July 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been found dead in a house in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Police concerns over missing four-year-old Blackburn boy

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are concerned about the safety of a four-year-old Blackburn boy, believed to be with his parents.

Former Blackburn school pupil bringing comfort to families hit by war

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:35am Monday 21st July 2014

IN September 2011 Royal Marine Andrew Mills received a chilling phone call in the early hours of the morning, informing him that his services were needed to support a Blackburn mother whose only son had been killed in Afghanistan.

Scared paramedics locked themselves in ambulance during Blackburn violence

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A 36-YEAR-OLD man assaulted a paramedic who had attended because he had passed out after drinking excessively.

Police believe missing Blackburn man has EDL links

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A FAR-right sympathiser from Blackburn, who was part of a group that ambushed people going to an anti-fascist benefit gig, is being hunted by police.

Doomed Malaysia flight victim was former East Lancs-based journalist

Lancashire Telegraph: FANS' TRIBUTES: A friend of Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who both lost their lives of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday takes a moment to look at tributes left at the Sir Bobby Robson statue outside St James' Park.

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PASSENGER killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine used to work in Blackburn.

Planners due to give permission for Blackburn dementia unit

Lancashire Telegraph: Maureen Bateson

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE transformation of Blackburn’s ‘biggest eyesore’ into a £4.8million dementia care home will take a major step towards reality on Thursday.

Blackburn police officer had sex on duty - claim

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A POLICE officer ignored three urgent call-outs because he was having sex with a woman he met at a previous incident, it was alleged in court.

East Lancs nurse told patient she would floor her, court told

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A NURSE yelled ‘if you cause a scene I’ll .... floor you’ at a patient in a busy hospital waiting area, a hearing was told.

Blackburn memorial rebuilt to mark war centenary

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A DAMAGED First World War memorial honouring the deaths of 72 soldiers has been reconstructed and will be rededicated next month to mark the centenary of the start of the conflict.

Blackburn Rovers told to get ‘comic gold’ kit launch video back online

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

BLACKBURN design guru Wayne Hemingway has urged Rovers to ignore media mockery and put its kit promotion video back online.

Blackburn man turned away from Aldi for trying to bulk-buy £50 of tins

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

A BLACKBURN man has hit out at staff at Aldi’s Montague Street store, after his attempts to buy two trollies worth of food for charity were thwarted.

Loo roll firm to build own paper mill in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:52pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ONE of East Lancashire’s fastest-growing manufacturers has announced plans to build its own paper mill in Blackburn.

Blackburn choir boys to take part in concert to mark war centenary

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A BOYS’ choir will perform at a Proms concert in the Royal Albert Hall to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Blackburn Islamic TV probe school 'cleared' by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

GOVERNMENT inspectors have given Blackburn’s Muslim Olive Primary school a clean bill of health after an undercover TV documentary accused staff of preventing clapping and music in class.

GOT STOMACH PAIN? Blackburn man's plea after bowel agony ordeal

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A SHOP owner has been inspired to speak out about his battle with colitis, in the hope of encouraging others not to suffer in silence.

Empty Blackburn lap-dance club faces bulldozer

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PLANS to demolish the former Velvet Lounge, briefly Blackburn’s only naked lap-dancing club, will be debated by councillors on Thursday.

Pet spaniel gets head trapped in boulders at Blackburn park

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FAMILY’S day at the park ended in upset when their pet dog got his head stuck between two boulders at a Blackburn park.

£50k compensation after baby’s death at Royal Blackburn Hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE parents of a baby who died after being delivered at Royal Blackburn Hospital have been awarded more than £50,000.

Decision on women bishops welcomed in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE leader of Lancashire’s Anglicans, the Right Reverend Julian Henderson, has hailed yesterday’s vote for women bishops in the Church of England as ‘a historic step’.

Fury at graffiti vandals’ Blackburn rampage

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

VANDALS who daubed graffiti across walls in a residential area will be caught, named and shamed, said a furious local leader.

East Lancs bankruptcy figures show further decline

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE number of people going bankrupt or in other personal insolvency procedures in Blackburn and Darwen has fallen for the fourth year in a row, according to new figures.

Blackburn College revved-up for auto success

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:33pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TOWN centre learning hub is to become a ‘nationally unique’ centre where motoring giants and education bosses comes together.

Serial Blackburn child abuser jailed for 18 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

A SERIAL child abuser has been jailed for 18 years after he was found guilty of a string of historic sex offences.

Celebration of Blackburn Canal’s heritage

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:01pm Monday 14th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people ‘barged’ their way to Eanam Wharf at the weekend for the Blackburn Canal Festival.


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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