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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

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

11:03am Sunday 20th April 2014

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

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.

Husband tried to drown Blackburn wife on honeymoon after arranged marriage

Lancashire Telegraph: Gulnawaz Khan

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A BRIDE has told how she was beaten up by her husband on her wedding day after entering an arranged marriage.

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 firefighters use defibrillator to save man's life

Lancashire Telegraph: FFirefighters Tanya Birtwell and John Riley with a defibrillator

8:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Blackburn have praised life-saving equipment after using it for the first time.

Retired Blackburn Royal Infirmary doctor dies from cancer

Lancashire Telegraph: Dr Michael Peter Mahoney

6:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a well-known Blackburn doctor who has died from cancer at the age of 80.

Hundreds having affairs in Blackburn, according to research

Lancashire Telegraph: Kiss of Death by Simon Williams

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

ALMOST 700 people in Blackburn are having extramarital affairs, according to new research.

Michelin-starred East Lancs chef sworn to secrecy over royal lunch menu

Lancashire Telegraph: Celebrity chef Nigel Haworth will be cooking by royal appointment

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

“I AM sworn to secrecy on the contents of the menu,” said Nigel Haworth when asked what the Queen will eat in Blackburn later this week.

Blackburn ceremony as work starts on new factory in US

Lancashire Telegraph: The ground-breaking ceremony

5:45pm Monday 14th April 2014

A GROUND-breaking ceremony has been held by a Blackburn engineering firm to mark the start of work on its new factory in America.

Bishop of Blackburn with hopes of ‘yes’ vote on women bishops

Lancashire Telegraph: Bishop Julian Henderson

5:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson hopes the latest proposals to all-ow women to join the Chur- ch of England’s top rank of clergy will pacify oppon-ents.

SHOT DOWN: Model aircraft enthusiast in Battle of Blackburn dogfight with council

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Parkinson faces removal from Pleasington playing fields by police if he flies his model aircraft there in the latest twist to an 18-month dogfight.

2:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A BATTLE for Blackburn’s skies has broken out between a 72-year-old model aircraft enthusiast and the borough council.

Blackburn dog owner's horror after ‘vicious’ attack

Lancashire Telegraph: Jools Brown and her eight-year-old Alaskan Malamute, Flow, were walking from Bower Street to Hamilton Street in Mill Hill, Blackburn

7:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DOG owner told of her horror after a ‘vicious’ pit bull-type dog attacked her and her cherished pet as they walked home.

Blackburn 'singing tailor' prepares for Royal dungaree boom

Lancashire Telegraph: Bob Wilson, far left, said he would make dungarees for Prince George

4:04pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BLACKBURN’S ‘singing tailor’ is lining up his next generation of royal customers...

Blackburn dementia ward transformed into one of best in country

Lancashire Telegraph: Dawn Fielding, centre, of Whalley, looks over the new day room with health care assistants Jade Osbaldeston and Diane Yates

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A REGULAR medical ward at the Royal Blackburn Hospital has been transformed into one of the best in the country for dementia care.

Blackburn school in special measures after being slammed by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Our Lady and St John Catholic College

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

PUPILS told Ofsted officials about racism during an inspection – before their Blackburn high school was placed in special measures.

Blackburn gearing up for Royal visit

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn gearing up for Royal visit

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

BLACKBURN is being spruced up before the red carpet is rolled out for the Queen and Prince Philip on Maundy Thursday.

Blackburn pensioner left ‘struggling’ with disabled access ramp

Lancashire Telegraph: Martin Richman outside the home with the ramp

4:44pm Friday 11th April 2014

A PENSIONER suffering from Alzheimer’s has been left ‘struggling to get in and out of his home’ because his disabled access ramp floods every time it rains.

Tributes to ‘smiling assassin’ top Blackburn judge

Lancashire Telegraph: Brian Duckworth, a ‘brilliant man’

4:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

ONE of the country’s longestserving circuit judges will be remembered in a memorial service at Blackburn Cathedral next month.

Blackburn's new £2.3m athletics facility unveiled

Lancashire Telegraph: The new Witton Park Arena

11:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE new £2.3million community athletics facility in Blackburn’s Witton Park has been unveiled.

Plans set for Royal route in Blackburn on Maundy Thursday

Lancashire Telegraph: Plans set for Royal route in Blackburn on Maundy Thursday

6:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THOUSANDS of well-wishers from all over East Lancashire will line the streets of Blackburn when the Queen visits next week.

East Lancs community heroes to receive prestigious medals

Lancashire Telegraph: Bill Honeywell

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

COMMUNITY leaders and charity campaigners from East Lancashire will be honoured at a glittering ceremony.

Blackburn knife threat siege man jailed

Lancashire Telegraph: Luke Entwistle on the Blackburn rooftop

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A DOUBLE siege man who held his ex-partner hostage and made terrifying threats to slit her throat, while on bail for another police stand-off, has been jailed.


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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