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.

Blackburn punk band hook up with former producer of Nirvana

Blackburn Citizen:

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUNK band from Blackburn has announced that it will work with the former producer of iconic grunge band Nirvana for its upcoming fourth studio album.

Spirited half term ahead at Blackburn Mall

Blackburn Citizen: JINGLE TILLS The Mall in Blackburn reported the best trade in the area

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BLACKBURN’S The Mall shopping centre is promising a full programme of Hallowe’en activities for youngsters over half-term.

Blackburn road delays ‘set to ease’ before Christmas rush

Blackburn Citizen: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

9:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BLACKBURN’S roadworks misery is set to ease before the Christmas shopping rush.

Former Blackburn police inspector vows to take legal action after string of sexual assault allegations

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FORMER police inspector who was cleared of a string of sexual assault allegations has vowed to take legal action against the police and Crown Prosecution Service.

Halibut all round at Blackburn restaurant as 45kg fish lands

Blackburn Citizen:

1:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN restaurant is serving up a culinary treat for its customers after buying a 45kg halibut.

Banned Blackburn diabetic drove to get insulin

Blackburn Citizen:

12:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD diabetic risked driving despite being banned when he ran out of insulin and needles.

Blackburn charity providing 100 hot dinners every week

Blackburn Citizen:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLACKBURN charity that delivers hot meals to people in need is going from strength to strength.

BE VIGILANT: Blackburn children treated for meningitis

Blackburn Citizen:

4:25pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH chiefs have urgent parents to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after two Blackburn nursery children were taken to hospital with signs of the infection.

‘Death trap’ Blackburn YMCA to be demolished

Blackburn Citizen:

4:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved plans to knock down the Edinburgh House YMCA in Clarence Street, Shear Brow.

Police appeal to help catch Blackburn Tesco knifeman

Blackburn Citizen:

9:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN challenged while trying to steal booze from a supermarket brandished a knife.

Blackburn motor neurone disease sufferer's family vow to honour dying wish

Blackburn Citizen: Alan Hedges

4:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE family of a Blackburn man who spent his final days fundraising for a cure for motor neurone disease has vowed to carry on the fight in his memory.

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.

Biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn set to blossom next month

Blackburn Citizen:

5:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn is expected to blossom at a school next month.

LET IT GO! Lessons in how to be an East Lancashire princess

Blackburn Citizen:

10:12am Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW business launched by a Blackburn performer is offering a chance to budding performing arts graduates struggling to get their big break.

Joy as historic Blackburn pub sign saved - and it could go on display

Blackburn Citizen:

9:16am Monday 20th October 2014

WHAT is believed to be the last remaining sign from a brewery that closed two decades ago has been saved and could go on display.

Blackburn woman told her dog could be destroyed if it attacks postman again

Blackburn Citizen:

11:31am Sunday 19th October 2014

A FAMILY pet could be destroyed after it attacked a postman.

Former East Lancashire headteacher found dead had sent suicide letter to police

Blackburn Citizen: Former headteacher Alan Robinson, who died suddenly, was a keen sportsman

3:08pm Friday 17th October 2014

A FORMER headteacher was found dead at his home after sending police a letter saying he intended to kill himself, an inquest has been told.

VIDEO: Blackburn town centre redevelopment starting to take shape

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE 70ft of steelwork for Blackburn’s new hotel now towers above the town centre as the £33 million Cathedral Quarter starts to rise from the ground.

VIDEO: Blackburn students celebrate a degree of success

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STUDENTS graduating in Blackburn took part in a series of processions flanked by trumpeters and distinguished guests.

Budding builders replicate Blackburn's architectural history - using toast...

Blackburn Citizen:

3:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

BUDDING builders raised a toast to Blackburn’s architectural history by replicating the town’s most iconic structures – using bread!

X Factor twins Jedward chosen to switch on Blackburn Christmas lights

Blackburn Citizen:

9:52am Friday 17th October 2014

X FACTOR twins Jedward will turn on Blackburn’s Christmas lights this year, it has been announced.

Blackburn nurse ‘yelled at elderly patient’ who pawed at her breasts

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:37am Friday 17th October 2014

A NURSE yelled ‘don’t nip my boobs’ when an elderly dementia patient pawed at her breasts, a tribunal heard.

Ava-Jayne: Ex-boyfriend’s sick taunt at Blackburn mum of baby savaged to death by his dog

Blackburn Citizen: Baby Ava-Jayne

9:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN whose dog killed an 11-month-old child has admitted harassing the baby’s mother and telling her the girl’s death was her fault.

Pile-up on M65 causes traffic misery

Blackburn Citizen:

8:37am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMMUTERS using the M65 faced traffic chaos this morning after a pile-up.

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.

Police appeal after man threatens Blackburn Tesco staff with knife

Blackburn Citizen:

2:54pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

POLICE have issued CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident last month at a Tesco store in Blackburn.

Local Blackburn celebrities make tracks to 1980s club night

Blackburn Citizen:

2:17pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TWO famous old Black-burnians have come together to bring a touch of 1980s club culture to their home town next month.

Former Blackburn Rovers striker scores a winner - for his acting skills...

Blackburn Citizen:

9:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rovers striker Nathan Blake has scooped an award – for acting!

Change at Royal Blackburn Hospital is our dad’s true legacy

Blackburn Citizen:

12:55pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE family of a father-of-14 who died after being treated on an East Lancashire orthopaedic ward said a series of changes by hospital bosses would be his enduring legacy.

Blackburn RAF gunner shot down in Lancaster Bomber dies - aged 90

Blackburn Citizen:

9:28am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN RAF gunner from Blackburn who was shot down in his Lancaster Bomber in the Second World War has died, aged 90.

Procession planned through Blackburn to mark graduation ceremony

Blackburn Citizen:

9:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AROUND 1,000 students will be part of a traditional procession flanked with trumpeters and distinguished guests to mark Blackburn College’s graduation ceremony on Thursday.

CAPTURED IN TIME: Pieces of Blackburn history buried in town's new bus station

Blackburn Citizen:

2:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PIECES of Blackburn history including a signed Rovers shirt and photographs of the now-demolished market hall have been buried in the town’s new bus station.

Blackburn mum took punches to keep partner away from baby

Blackburn Citizen:

2:44pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A 44-YEAR-OLD man attacked his partner when they returned home from a night out.

Blackburn man denies fracturing victim's jaw in assault

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

12:36pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been sent to Preston Crown Court charged with an assault on another man who suffered a double fracture of his jaw.

Blackburn man pleads guilty to exposing his genitals - after children saw him through bedroom window

Blackburn Citizen:

9:58am Tuesday 14th October 2014

POLICE were called after several children reported a man standing naked in his bedroom window.

Death fears follow accidents on Blackburn road

Blackburn Citizen:

9:55am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped under a car in Blackburn.

Concern over ‘all levels’ of care at Royal Blackburn Hospital after death of father-of-14

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

9:37am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE family of a father-of-14 from Burnley who died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital have raised a series of questions about his care at an inquest.

Blackburn e-cigarette company set to expand Mill Hill premises

Blackburn Citizen:

9:51am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BLACKBURN-based e-cigarette company Totally Wicked proposes to expand its Mill Hill premises to meet growing demand for its products.

Blackburn teens in court over ‘violence in street’

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TWELVE teenagers have appeared before Blackburn magistrates in connection with disorder in Blackburn on June 7 which police say is football-related although there was no match on the day.

Blackburn hospital worker shaves her hair off for charity

Blackburn Citizen:

1:02pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A HOSPITAL worker has raised almost £400 for charity after shaving her hair off.

Blackburn nurse struck off after Facebook post about sexual fantasy

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A NURSE who used Facebook to tell a colleague he was fantasising about her in 'small panties and bras' was struck off.

Blackburn mum assaulted two girls who 'snubbed' six-year-old daughter

Blackburn Citizen: child

3:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD mum went looking for two girls she thought had been bullying her six-year-old daughter.

Worries over new benefit in East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

NEW benefit claimants transferred to Universal Credit could face a grim Christmas if their payments fail to come through, Labour’s Kate Hollern has warned.

West End actor comes back to his East Lancs roots to run drama class

Blackburn Citizen:

4:34pm Monday 13th October 2014

A WEST End actor has returned to his East Lancashire roots to set up a drama class for the next generation of performers.

Blackburn lecturer celebrates fellowship success

Blackburn Citizen:

3:13pm Monday 13th October 2014

A BLACKBURN College criminology lecturer is celebrating getting senior fellowship status, which led to him being asked to contribute to a new textbook.

Blackburn nurse denies headbutting patient

Blackburn Citizen: A wheelie bin fire

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A CRITICAL care nurse alleged of headbutting a seriously ill patient said he was ‘shocked’ and ‘stunned’ when he realised what had happened.

Man assaulted partner after night out

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

2:29pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A 44-YEAR-OLD man attacked his partner when they returned home from a night out.

Brutal Rossendale attacker knocked out man's teeth

Blackburn Citizen: Burnley Crown Court

5:30pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A BRUTAL attacker who knocked nine of a fisherman's teeth out in a 'revenge' assault with a hammer, has been jailed for 12 months.

Blackburn town centre robber scratched man's face

Blackburn Citizen:

5:35pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A 26-YEAR-OLD man received a scratch to the face when a robber tried to steal his mobile phone in Blackburn town centre.






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