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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Blackburn estate to get £3.5m ‘community hub’

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A NEW £3.5million community hub is to be built at Blackburn’s Shadsworth Estate.

Woman injured after being hit by firework in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: East Lancashire's critical care patients at risk following ambulance figures

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WOMAN escaped serious harm after being hit by a firework thrown by a gang of youths.

Shock as gang smash into Blackburn nurseries stealing thousands of pounds

Blackburn Citizen:

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GANG smashed their way into five children’s nurseries to steal thousands of pounds in cash and laptop computers.

Blackburn teen's sights on flying

Blackburn Citizen:

3:58pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A TEENAGER is reaching for the skies with her ambition to become a pilot – and has already clocked up hours at the controls of several planes.

Dementia care plan for Blackburn care home

Blackburn Citizen: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BLACKBURN’S Linden House Care Home is set to almost double in size if councillors approve a major extension on Thursday.

£5m Blackburn bus station rises from the rubble

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

THE skeleton of Blackburn’s £5million new bus station is now appearing.

Anger at new plans for Blackburn homeless hostel

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

PLANS to clear up the status of a controversial hostel in Blackburn and upgrade its facilities have caused neighbours to protest.

Protest over crisis in Gaza packs Blackburn town centre

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

MORE than 100 demonstrators packed part of Blackburn town centre yesterday, protesting over the continuing crisis in Gaza.

Three men to stand trial over death of a man who fell 40ft from former Blackburn mill

Blackburn Citizen: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

12:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

THREE men are set to face trial over the death of a man who plunged 40 foot from a former mill.

Arson attack in Lammack causes thousands of pounds of damage

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

ARSONISTS have set fire to a house in Blackburn causing £25,000 worth of damage.

Blackburn man breached order visiting parents

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A MAN banned from having any contact with his mum and dad went round to their home when he was released from prison.

Disused Blackburn mill could be brought back to life

Blackburn Citizen: In Brief

12:40pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A DISUSED mill could be brought back into life after new plans were submitted.

Postmen refuse to deliver letters to Blackburn street

Blackburn Citizen: A Royal Mail post box

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

ROYAL Mail has suspended deliveries to a second Blackburn street after another alleged incident involving a dog.

Bishop of Blackburn launches 2014 Harvest Appeal

Blackburn Citizen: Bishop Julian Henderson

9:20am Saturday 16th August 2014

BISHOP of Blackburn Julian Henderson this weekend officially launched his 2014 Harvest Appeal to supporting hard-pressed communities in two countries 6,.000 miles apart.

Blackburn heroin addict stole hospice charity box

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A STEPSON admitted stealing from his stepfather and the ‘disgusting’ theft of a charity box for a hospice.

Man charged with possessing extreme pornographic images - including intercourse with a snake

Blackburn Citizen: Epsom residents are visiting online porn websites hundreds of thousands of times a year

6:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A 34-year-old man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with possessing extreme pornographic images involving animals – one of them showing a person performing intercourse with a snake.

More households at risk of losing homes in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MORE households are at risk of losing their home in Blackburn and Darwen than anywhere else in East Lancashire, according to new figures.

Rail campaigner calls for Blackburn station to be tidied up and reopened

Blackburn Citizen:

9:16am Thursday 14th August 2014

A RAIL campaigner has renewed calls for a Blackburn halt to be tidied up and re-opened.

Blackburn cyclist's hit-and-run 'killer' flees to Algeria

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

POLICE want to extradite a man believed to be responsible for knocking down and killing a former Blackburn council boss in a hit-and-run crash in France.

Nervous A Level students across East Lancashire set to collect results

Blackburn Citizen:

8:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

A LEVEL students across Lancashire are finding out today what the future holds as their A-level results are revealed.

Blackburn Cathedral set to host two major lectures

Blackburn Citizen: Bishop of Blackburn the Rt Rev Julian Henderson

2:58pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TAKING the Christian message around the globe and considering in private will be the themes of two major talks at Blackburn Cathedral next month.

Blackburn defender cautioned by police after nightclub brawl

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers’ latest signing has been given a police caution after a brawl broke out outside a nightclub.

TASTY SPECIALS: Blackburn bakery enjoying nationwide success

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A BLACKBURN bakery is enjoying nationwide success after producing specialist pies, pasties and cakes for people on restricted diets.

VIDEO: Warning as thieves follow car then snatch stock from Blackburn shopkeeper

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEWSAGENTS are being urged to take extra care after a business owner was followed by thieves who snatched stock from his car.

Pre-war Rovers memorabilia set to go under auction hammer

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

RARE memorabilia from a little-known tour of Scandinavia by inter-war Blackburn Rovers sides is due to attract a wave of interest at auction next month.

Blackburn MP’s warning after bout of shingles

Blackburn Citizen: Ouch!

3:12pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

JACK Straw has urged people aged 70 and over to take up the free NHS vaccination against shingles after a nasty bout of the virus himself while on holiday.

Blackburn patient in agonising two-year wait for new hips

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A DAD-of-three said he had suffered a ‘horrendous’ two years after fighting for the NHS to give him two new hips.

Blackburn man faces drugs conspiracy charge

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A 42-YEAR-OLD man has gone on trial accused of being involved in a conspiracy to supply drugs.

JUSTICE: Blackburn man who knocked down and killed great-grandmother jailed

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A DRIVER who knocked down and killed a great-grandmother as she crossed a Blackburn road has been sent to prison for 12 months.

Fire alarm forces Blackburn Market evacuation

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

9:54am Tuesday 12th August 2014

BLACKBURN Market was evacuated briefly this morning after a fire alarm was set off accidentally.








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