Carl Fogarty swaps two wheels for four at Blackburn College opening

Blackburn Citizen: Carl Fogarty

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SUPERBIKE champion Carl Fogarty swapped two wheels for four at the opening of a new multi-million pound Blackburn College building.

Rishton thugs jailed after attack on man

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley Crown Court

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO thugs attacked a man and left him with a smashed eye and temporarily half-blinded after turning up at the home of the ‘local drug dealer’ in the early hours, a court heard.

Tributes paid to Blackburn musician

Blackburn Citizen: Christmas Bonanza Open Day at All Instruments

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Blackburn musician who played drums for Marty Wilde and went on to hit the charts with his own band in South Africa.

Barn fire in Rishton

Blackburn Citizen:

10:56am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A BARN packed with hay and straw bales went up in flames in Rishton on Friday night.

'Notorious' East Lancs cocaine kingpin's life of luxury

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A 'NOTORIOUS' drug dealer was living a luxury lifestyle while peddling thousands of pounds of cocaine and cannabis.

Council gives permission for controversial Shadsworth hostel

Blackburn Citizen: Elections 2014: Blackburn with Darwen

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

COUNCILLORS gave the green light for a controversial hostel in Blackburn to continue despite a warning neighbours were ‘living in fear’ of some of its residents.

Woman appears in court charged with murder of Blackburn man

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A WOMAN has been charged with the murder of Blackburn man Bilal Saddique.

Shock at East Lancs cot-death statistics

Blackburn Citizen: ROCK-A-BYE: It is important that new parents are aware of guidelines for reducing the risk of cot death

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

East Lancashire has some of the highest rates of cot death in England.

Tributes paid to Blackburn Master Butcher

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Blackburn Master Butcher who has died at the age of 91.

Blackburn medics could fly to conflict zones

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL medics at the Royal Blackburn Hospital could soon be drafted into conflict zones around the world after offering their services to the Army reserve unit.

Police appeal after serious M65 accident

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an accident on the M65 Eastbound left a 5-year-old passenger with serious head injuries.

Man left with broken cheek after East Lancs hotel jukebox row

Blackburn Citizen: Merseyside men on firearms charges

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A DRUNKEN attacker who left an HGV driver with a broken cheek after a row over a pub jukebox has been spared jail.

Five teens arrested after Accrington Stanley burglary

Blackburn Citizen:

11:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following to break-ins at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

GCSE RESULTS: Passes from East Lancashire schools and colleges

Blackburn Citizen:

10:11am Friday 22nd August 2014

SCHOOLS across East Lancashire were showing rises in the top grades for GCSE’s yesterday.

East Lancs RAF war hero killed in motorbike smash

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A WAR veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has died after his motorbike was involved in a head-on collision on a country road.

Lancashire Council of Mosques chairman: Beheading repulses Muslim community

Blackburn Citizen:

9:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

EAST Lancashire political and community leaders believe the barbarism of the ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq is more likely to repulse than radicalise local young Muslims.

East Lancs farmer's plea after sheep mauled to death

Blackburn Citizen:

9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

A FARMER has pleaded with walkers to keep their dogs on a lead after five of his sheep were mauled inside three weeks.

LET IT GO! Best man's hilarious 'Frozen' speech goes viral

Blackburn Citizen:

9:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

A WEDDING video captured by an East Lancashire cameraman has gone viral after it attracted more than 50,000 hits on YouTube.

CCTV images released after Blackburn buildings vandalised

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a group of possible witnesses they would like to speak to after a number of buildings across Blackburn were daubed with graffiti.

Leisure boss urges residents to attend Blackburn music festivals

Blackburn Citizen: Ella Shaw won a public vote to start the Key 103 Live concert, ahead of performers including Olly Murs

12:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BOROUGH leisure boss Damian Talbot has urged residents to attend its two big music celebrations which kick off this weekend.

Owner’s £200,000 plan for the Blackburn pub he helped save

Blackburn Citizen:

4:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A PUB that was on the brink of closure before being deemed a ‘community asset’ is looking to expand.

VIDEO: East Lancashire GCSE students collect results

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Thursday 21st August 2014

STUDENTS across East Lancashire were finding out their GCSE results today.

MURDER PROBE: Blackburn man died of single stab wound, police reveal

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who died after suffering fatal injuries at a house in Blackburn was stabbed, murder probe police have confirmed.

Phenomenal range of attractions lined up for bank holiday in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

EAST Lancashire is braced for a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend with events staged throughout the three days.

Blackburn e-cigarette firm fuming over new EU rules

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BLACKBURN company Totally Wicked is mounting a legal challenge to proposed European Union restrictions on electronic cigarettes.

Blackburn school set to demolish old nursery

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN school is to demolish an old nursery to make way for a play area.

'FREE PALESTINE' painted on historic Blackburn landmarks

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have condemned a gang who painted ‘Free Palestine’ on historic Blackburn landmarks.

Accrington Stanley players’ boots stolen before game

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley have contacted police after thieves stole boots from several players – a day before a 4-0 defeat that saw them slip to the bottom of the Football League.

Campaigners win fight to reduce speed limits on Wilpshire roads

Blackburn Citizen: 20mph speed limit to be introduced

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THE speed limit on two Wilpshire ‘rat run’ roads is set to be lowered following a long running campaign.

LUCKY LYNDA: Blackburn bingo enthusiast wins dream holiday

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A LUCKY bingo enthusiast has won a dream holiday for two after winning a national competition through her local club.

Blackburn Mall spending up - but fewer visiting

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Mall

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

VISITOR numbers fell at Blackburn’s main town centre shopping hub last year - but bosses believe spending has gone up.

Complex £4million roadworks get underway in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

MAJOR works starting this week to improve one of Blackburn’s most complex road systems will be well worth any disruption, borough transport boss Maureen Bateson has promised.

Police renew plea for witnesses after Belmont crash

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE have renewed an appeal for witnesses to a crash in Belmont that left two women in hospital.

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A666 out of Darwen last night.

Blackburn bakery fury at rubbish tippers

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A BLACKBURN bakery has called for greater help from the council after litterbugs dumped bags of rubbish outside their store.

East Lancs sex offender given curfew for moving home without telling police

Blackburn Citizen: Michael Smith is described as white, of skinny build, and around 6’ 1” tall

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MISSING sex offender who handed himself into police after an appeal on the Lancashire Telegraph website has been ordered to stay indoors at night.

‘Steely’ Blackburn landlady dies at 92

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to an East Lancashire landlady, who died at the age of 92.

Stolen East Lancs puppy never found

Blackburn Citizen: Zippy, two, Staffordshire bull terrier

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DRUNK sneak thief stole a treasured Staffordshire bull terrier puppy when he crept into an unlocked house in the middle of the night, a court heard.

East Lancs dogs become blood donors in national drive to boost supplies

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THEY say dogs are a man’s best friend – but they can be pretty kind to each other as well.

East Lancs politicians and faith leaders call for end to Gaza conflict

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

POLITICIANS and faith leaders have come together in both Blackburn and Burnley to call for peace in Gaza and around the world.

VIDEO: Watch moment large road sweeper collides with parked car in Blackburn - then drives off

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THIS is the moment a road sweeper collided with a car parked at the side of the road.

Migrant to be deported after Home Office immigration swoop in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Immigration officials have been questioning the couple

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man is to be deported after being found to be in the country illegally.

£1million boost for cancer care in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

10:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHARITY bosses have announced a new £1 million fund to boost cancer care in East Lancashire, in a bid to tackle some of the worst ‘death rates’ for the condition in England.

Criticism as rail travel looks to increase by 3.5%

Blackburn Citizen: A train service bound for Leeds departs from Bradford Interchange

3:22pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

EAST Lancashire politicians and rail campaigners yesterday demanded better rolling stock and extra investment as train passengers were braced for fare increases of 3.5 to 4.5 per cent next year.

Community united in grief after shock Blackburn death

Blackburn Citizen:

1:25pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOURNERS gathered at Jamia Ghosia Mosque in Chester Street, Audley, near Bilal Saddique’s family home, to offer up prayers yesterday.

Social media praised in Hyndburn dog return

Blackburn Citizen: MP Graham Jones

4:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HYNDBURN’S MP Graham Jones praised the power of social media after the owner of a lost dog he was caring for came forward.

Darwen community groups get Crown awards

Blackburn Citizen:

3:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE than £4,000 has been handed out to three community groups in Darwen.

No charges over expenses for former East Lancs MEP

Blackburn Citizen: Den Dover MEP

3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

FORMER East Lancs MEP Den Dover will not face criminal charges over allegations of expenses misconduct while representing the Tory party at Brussels and Strasbourg.

Acrington post office closes for major revamp

Blackburn Citizen:

3:33pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ACCRINGTON Post Office will close for two weeks while it undergoes an extensive renovation.

Furnishing rooms to help elderly in homes dismissed as a total gimmick

Blackburn Citizen:

2:56pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CARE homes have been told to furnish residents’ rooms with their own bedsheets, curtains and furniture in a bid to make them less “austere and alien”.









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