Travellers quit Blackburn site - but stay at another

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A GROUP of travellers has moved on from one Blackburn site – but remain at another.

OAP riding mobility scooter is hit by muggers

Blackburn Citizen: The mobility scooter looked something like this...

2:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A 71-YEAR-OLD woman was attacked by two thugs as she made he way down a Blackburn street in her mobility scooter.

Police helicopter in five-hour operation to find Blackburn couple lost after Darwen Tower climb

Blackburn Citizen:

9:07am Monday 29th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter and mountain rescue team embarked on a five hour ‘major search operation’ after a couple walked up to Darwen Tower in the early hours.

Child airlifted to hospital after serious collision with motorcycle in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

9:48am Monday 29th September 2014

A CHILD was seriously injured in a collision with a motorcycle in Blackburn.

‘Hundreds’ of bodies to be dug up in £4m Blackburn project

Blackburn Citizen:

3:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

REGENERATION boss Maureen Bateson has admitted Blackburn with Darwen council will not know how many bodies will need to be dug up and reburied for a new £4 million highway until excavations start.

'IDIOT’ drivers slammed for bad parking outside Blackburn school

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

'IDIOT’ drivers have been slammed for bad parking outside a Blackburn school which has forced children to walk on a busy main road.

Tributes paid to former head of a Blackburn college

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the influential former head teacher of a Blackburn college.

Blackburn heritage festival could be made annual event

Blackburn Citizen: Former X Factor star Stacey Solomon

3:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A HERITAGE festival could become an annual event following its first year success.

COFFEE with a difference sold at a Blackburn firm

Blackburn Citizen: Helped by store's efforts

8:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

COFFEE with a difference was sold at a Blackburn firm yesterday in a bid to grind out vital finds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Former Rovers captain settles phone hacking damages claim

Blackburn Citizen: Garry Flitcroft's Chorley are on the road tomorrow

8:20pm Saturday 27th September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rover’s captain Garry Flitcroft is among several big names that have settled their phone hacking damages claims.

NHS chiefs to probe complaint about Blackburn GP surgery

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

7:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NHS chiefs are to investigate claims a teenager with severe stomach pain was sent away from a Blackburn GP surgery with painkillers, despite later being admitted to hospital with appendicitis.

Child hit by motorbike in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

1:12pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A CHILD has been injured in a collision with a motorcycle in Blackburn this morning.

Sex assault on Blackburn shop worker

Blackburn Citizen: Major investment key to prevent Blackburn town centre decline

9:28am Friday 26th September 2014

A 35-YEAR-OLD man indecently assaulted a Blackburn town centre shop assistant at work.

Call for action after Blackburn 'rat-run' smash

Blackburn Citizen:

9:25am Friday 26th September 2014

RESIDENTS have called for a crackdown on drivers using their street as a ‘rat-run’ after a lamp-post was ripped out of the ground in a crash.

Domino’s Pizza and Morrisons set to open new Blackburn stores

Blackburn Citizen: Domino's Pizza is creating jobs in Halstead

9:19am Friday 26th September 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons and fast food firm Domino’s Pizza are set to open new stores in Blackburn in the ‘next few weeks’.

Blackburn man pleads guilty to assault after paternal mix-up

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

2:44pm Friday 26th September 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD man’s life was turned upside down by news the child he thought was his was actually fathered by another man.

Blackburn travellers plead for upgrade of ‘dilapidated’ site

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Thursday 25th September 2014

RESIDENTS living on Ewood’s borough-run travellers’ site want action to renovate their ‘dilapidated’ home while major road and construction works take place.

Only Fools and Horses' Boycie new patron at Blackburn theatre

Blackburn Citizen:

10:38am Thursday 25th September 2014

ONE of television’s best loved actors has become a new patron at the Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn.

Tiles damaged after yob jumps from staircase on to Blackburn vet surgery roof

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

POLICE are investigating criminal damage to the roof of a Blackburn vet’s surgery at the centre of a four-year planning row.

VIDEO: Blackburn punch victim’s parents spread word at school

Blackburn Citizen:

1:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE parents of a man killed by one punch in Blackburn town centre are hoping his story will help primary pupils consider their actions.

Number of new shops to open across Blackburn - including Dunelm

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

NATIONAL soft furnishing giant Dunelm will open its first store in Blackburn before Christmas as the flagship of a number of new shops across the town centre.

Over half of young children falling behind at school in Blackburn and Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

9:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014

MORE than half of children in Blackburn and Darwen aren’t developing enough educationally when they move from reception to year one, new figures suggest.

Tributes as former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper dies - aged 72

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper John Barton has died, aged 72.

Giant pumpkin grown in Blackburn given to hospice for seasonal ‘guess the weight’ contest

Blackburn Citizen:

2:05pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A GIANT pumpkin is set to ‘squash’ the opposition to be the centrepiece of a hospice fundraising scheme.

Two arrested after man kidnapped and thrown into Blackburn canal - before being stoned

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a man was dragged off the street, assaulted and thrown into a canal.

Blackburn dog owner whose pet attacked two postmen taken to court

Blackburn Citizen:

2:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A DOG owner whose pet has attacked two postmen is being taken to court by her housing association.

Blackburn resident trapped eight floors up as two lifts fail in high-rise flats

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DOZENS of elderly residents were stuck in their homes over the weekend after the two lifts broke in their high-rise flats in Blackburn.

Blackburn postman attack dog strikes again

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Monday 22nd September 2014

A MOTHER-OF-TWO said she fears losing her home after her dog attacked a postman for the second time.

Major roadworks beginning in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

WORK on the two-pronged £3 million improvement scheme to Blackburn’s Haslingden Road corridor and M65 Guide roundabout has begun.

Seven-year-old boy attacked by dog in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Sussex posties deliver plea over problem pets with attack nearly once a week

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy needed hospital treatment for facial injuries after he was bitten by a dog in Blackburn.

Blackburn abuser who raped girl jailed for 17 years

Blackburn Citizen:

9:57am Monday 22nd September 2014

A RAPIST who sexually abused a young girl has been put behind bars for 17 years.

LUCKY ESCAPE: Blackburn family flee from bedroom blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

9:53am Monday 22nd September 2014

A FAMILY had to flee their home when a blaze broke out in a upstairs bedroom.

Blackburn couple celebrating 70th wedding anniversary

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

MARRIAGE is Strictly wonderful for a Blackburn couple who are about to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

Woman taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after falling 10ft from rope swing onto rocks

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

3:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A MUM was taken to hospital yesterday after falling 10ft from a rope swing onto rocks.

Blackburn taxi drivers call for compensation

Blackburn Citizen: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

11:12am Sunday 21st September 2014

BLACKBURN taxi drivers are calling for compensation because the rebuilding of the railway station taxi rank is running weeks behind schedule.

Northern Soul all-nighter in Blackburn to celebrate new film

Blackburn Citizen: Northern Soul Oldies Night!

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A SPECIAL Northern Soul all-nighter will be held in Blackburn next weekend to celebrate the launch of a new film about the movement.

Councillors criticise officers over Blackburn school plans

Blackburn Citizen: Elections 2014: Blackburn with Darwen

4:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

COUNCILLORS have strongly criticised their own education department for failing to apply for planning permission of two prefabricated classrooms.

Family flee blaze at Blackburn house

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A FAMILY had to flee their home when a blaze broke out in a upstairs bedroom.

Mower stolen from Blackburn football club

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A GRASS mower worth around £2,600 has been stolen from a Blackburn football club.

Grieving couple receive invite for pregnancy scan weeks after losing baby boy

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

A GRIEVING couple were stunned when they received a letter inviting them for a hospital pregnancy scan just weeks after their baby son’s death.

VIDEO: Firefighters tackle huge blaze after suspected Blackburn arson attack

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have battled through the night to control a suspected arson attack in Ewood.

Blackburn Rovers fan proposes on pitch at half-time – before his bride-to-be breaks her wrist

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

IT might not have been the scoreline he was hoping for, but a Blackburn man ensured it was a match made in heaven when he proposed to his girlfriend in front of a 13,000-strong Ewood crowd.

Blackburn man who invented Vimto to be remembered with new plaque

Blackburn Citizen:

11:08am Friday 19th September 2014

THE man who invented Vimto will be remembered with a new granite plaque to be installed on the house he grew up in.

New Blackburn mental health unit plans unveiled

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

PLANS for the new head-quarters for mental health care in East Lancashire have been unveilled by an NHS foundation trust.

Roadworks are driving trade away, says Blackburn shop owner

Blackburn Citizen:

12:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SHOP owner has declared it is ‘business as usual’ after a major roadworks project caused customer numbers to plummet.

Blackburn businesswoman and opera singer nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Blackburn Citizen:

12:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

A BUSINESSWOMAN and opera singer from Blackburn has been nominated for the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Travellers in new bid to expand Blackburn site

Blackburn Citizen: The site in Blackburn

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE row over the growth of a controversial travellers’ caravan park in Blackburn will be reignited tonight.

'Thousands of human remains' in way of Blackburn orbital road

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have said they believe thousands of human remains may need to be exhumed to make way for a new £4million road.

Young offenders clean up grave of Blackburn Rovers' most successful manager

Blackburn Citizen:

2:23pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE grave of Blackburn Rovers most successful manager has been cleaned up by young offenders.

VIDEO: Meet Blackburn's sword swallowing world record breaker!

Blackburn Citizen:

2:18pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DAREDEVIL Johnny Strange has carved out a living that would baffle any careers advisor.


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