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How safe are you in Blackburn town centre?

Blackburn Citizen:

2:43pm Friday 31st October 2014

RESEARCHERS are asking how safe people in Blackburn are when shopping, studying and spending leisure time in the town centre.

VIDEO: Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN was airlifted to hospital following a crash in Blackburn this morning.

Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

Victims set to be given say in how offenders are dealt with

Blackburn Citizen:

2:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

VICTIMS are set to be given a say in how offenders are dealt with after Lancas-hire’s Police and Crime Commissioner unveiled final plans for the co-unty’s community remedy.

Blackburn WW1 servicemen memorial plaques laid in park

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Hit-and-run lorry smashes into cars

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO cars may have to be written off after they were smashed into by a lorry which failed to stop.

UPDATE: Bomb squad called out as suspected Nazi WW2 shell found in Clitheroe

Blackburn Citizen:

9:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE bomb squad was called after a suspected unexploded shell was found at a building site.

Travellers set up camp on road next to council offices in Bacup

Blackburn Citizen:

10:16am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAVELLERS have set up camp on a highway next to council offices in Bacup.

Seriously-ill Blackburn man found after discharging himself from hospital

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

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

Katie Hopkins rapped after comparing Stereo Kicks to ‘teenage boys at an STI clinic’

Blackburn Citizen:

9:57am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE father of singing sensation Reece Bibby has thanked East Lancashire voters for supporting Stereo Kicks through to the next round of the X Factor.

Oscar Pistorius verdict to be challenged by South African prosecutors

Blackburn Citizen: Oscar Pistorius trial

9:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SOUTH African prosecutors will appeal against the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a five-year jail term after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

22-year-old Burnley man dies in Amsterdam

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BURNLEY man has died and his friend is being treated in hospital after they are believed to have taken drugs in Amsterdam.

Burnley nightclub doorman assaulted drunken reveller after he kicked DJ's car

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:38am Monday 27th October 2014

A NIGHTCLUB doorman assaulted a drunken reveller after he kicked a DJ’s car.

East Lancs sex predator snared by 15-year-old girl

Blackburn Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

9:36am Monday 27th October 2014

A JUDGE has praised a ‘savvy’ mother who snared an internet predator after he asked to meet her daughter for sex, even though he knew she was only 15.

Lancashire householders urged to join fight on crime

Blackburn Citizen:

3:19pm Friday 24th October 2014

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged not to be left in the dark when it comes to home security.

FIGHTING OBESITY: East Lancs health chief wants no charge at leisure centres

Blackburn Citizen: 'A third of adults across the world are overweight'

2:13pm Friday 24th October 2014

A EAST Lancashire health chief has said NHS England should focus on making entry to leisure centres free to help tackle obesity.

20 jobs facing axe as Blackburn College hit by cuts

Blackburn Citizen:

9:26am Friday 24th October 2014

TWENTY jobs could be made redundant at Blackburn College.

Six tonnes of food will feed the needy in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Online ‘trolls’ facing prison

Blackburn Citizen:

2:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PROPOSALS to introduce new laws meaning internet trolls will face up to two years in jail have been welcomed in East Lancashire.

TV entrepreneur leading £494m consortium bid for East Lancashire firm

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TV entrepreneur has confirmed he is taking back the reins of a £494m East Lancashire private sector business.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp's East Lancs mum feels sense of justice

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE East Lancashire mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, has said his five-year jail sentence represents justice.

Car flipped onto roof in M65 accident

Blackburn Citizen:

12:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CAR is reported to be on its roof following an incident on the M65.

Dangerous dog owners face fines up to £20K

Blackburn Citizen:

9:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOG owners could be fined up to £20,000 if they fail to take action to prevent an attack under new rules.

Burglars make off with designer watches after smashing into East Lancs jewellery shop

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BURGLARS armed with a wrench smashed their way into a jewellery shop before making off with designer watches.

Tailbacks on M65 after car flipped onto roof

Blackburn Citizen:

9:36am Monday 20th October 2014

TAILBACKS on the M65 this morning followed a crash in which a vehicle is said to have flipped onto its roof.

New headteacher for troubled Blackburn school

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Burnley sexual predator jailed after attacking teen at party

Blackburn Citizen:

1:43pm Friday 17th October 2014

A SEXUAL predator who attacked a 16-year-old girl has been put behind bars.

East Lancs man lunged at friend with carving knife after night out bowling

Blackburn Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

10:31am Thursday 16th October 2014

A 26-YEAR-OLD man attacked a close friend with a carving knife during a row broke.

VIDEO: East Lancs drug raids lead to football manager arrest

Blackburn Citizen:

9:14am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds worth of suspected drugs have been seized during dawn raids at 17 homes.

Reeva Steenkamp’s parents offered £21,000 by Oscar Pistorius

Blackburn Citizen:

9:11am Thursday 16th October 2014

OSCAR Pistorius offered 375,000 South African rand (£21,000) to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but they rejected it because they did not want ‘blood money’, the double-amputee athlete's sentencing hearing has been told.

Critical care nurse found guilty of headbutting seriously-ill Blackburn patient

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse has been found guilty of headbutting a seriously-ill patient.

Blackburn dog grooming parlour gun raider jailed

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GUNMAN terrified neighbours when he pushed his way into their dog grooming shop and brandished the weapon.

Labour’s education spokesman wants vow made on qualification

Blackburn Citizen:

2:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

TEACHERS should make a promise similar to the Hippocratic oath taken by doctors, committing themselves to the value of their profession, the shadow education secretary has announced.

Burnley community centre bounces back after refurbishment

Blackburn Citizen:

3:01pm Monday 13th October 2014

A REFURBISHED community centre in Burnley has been officially opened.

Lancashire Police to carry out spot checks on gun owners

Blackburn Citizen:

9:57am Monday 13th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Police is to carry out unannounced home visits to gun owners.

STEREO KICKS: East Lancs singer Reece Bibby kicks off bid for X Factor stardom

Blackburn Citizen:

9:51am Monday 13th October 2014

EAST Lancashire’s singing sensation Reece Bibby wowed the judges and the audience at the X Factor live shows with his newly-named band Stereo Kicks.

Man seriously injured after assault in Padiham

Blackburn Citizen:

9:42am Monday 13th October 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD man suffered serious head injuries when he was assaulted in Padiham.

East Lancashire police in fight against modern slavery

Blackburn Citizen:

9:39am Monday 13th October 2014

A POLICE crackdown is being launched to stamp out modern slavery in East Lancashire.

Friends' grief over sudden death of 12-year-old Accrington schoolgirl

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A ‘CHARMING, popular and clever’ schoolgirl has died suddenly at the age of 12.

Driver was ‘high’ on drugs while reversing 300 yards down busy Blackburn road

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

A 41-YEAR-OLD man under the influence of drugs reversed more than 300 yards down a busy Blackburn road in the middle of the day.

Blackburn nurse ‘headbutted’ 72-year-old seriously ill patient - court told

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse ‘headbutted’ a seriously ill patient he was meant to be caring for, a court heard.

Crackdown as fake £20 notes hit Blackburn stores

Blackburn Citizen:

10:16am Monday 6th October 2014

SHOPPING centre crime busters are cracking down on fake cash being used to buy goods.

M65 driver escapes with minor injuries after car flips onto roof and catches fire

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Monday 6th October 2014

A DRIVER escaped with minor injuries when the car he was driving flipped onto its roof, landed in a field and caught fire.

Oswaldtwistle couple knocked unconscious in brutal attack outside pub

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Saturday 4th October 2014

A HUSBAND and wife were left unconscious in a brutal and unprovoked assault in a town centre.

Part of M65 closed after concerns over man sitting on bridge

Blackburn Citizen:

2:35pm Friday 3rd October 2014

PART of the M65 had to be shut this afternoon after a driver raised concerns about a man sitting on a bridge.

East Lancs teenager’s death blamed on drugs

Blackburn Citizen: A minister rejects proposals for drugs rooms for heroin addicts in Brighton and Hove

1:25pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A CORONER has said he has ‘immense suspicions’ about the circumstances that led to a teenager’s death.

Concern over achievement of pupils at Blackburn primary school

Blackburn Citizen: Ofsted carried out the follow-up inspection

9:08am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE achievement of pupils at a Blackburn primary school is continuing to cause concern, inspectors said.

Former Blackburn police inspector cleared of double rape

Blackburn Citizen: Former St Ambrose teacher accused of historic sexual abuse appears in court

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

A FORMER Blackburn police inspector who was accused of raping two women has been cleared of all charges.

Dog that attacked Blackburn postmen must be muzzled

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

CONDITIONS have been placed on the owner of a dog that attacked two postmen.

‘Stray dog’ fines will only be for repeat offenders

Blackburn Citizen: A stray dog

2:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOG owners who persistently allow their animals to stray will be fined £100 – but not first-time offenders, following widespread concerns.


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