Blackburn Tesco’s targeted in anti-Israel protest

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CONVOY of more than 40 vehicles which travelled from Blackburn to Bradford to raise awareness of the situation in Palestine has been hailed a success by organisers.

Former Blackburn teacher jailed for sexually assaulting pupils

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE victim of a teacher who indecently assaulted three boys on school trips has criticised his three-year jail term as too ‘lenient’.

Blackburn mum eyeing Miss Beauty UK crown

Blackburn Citizen:

10:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A YUMMY mummy from Blackburn is vying to win a national beauty contest after wowing judges in an online competition.

Blackburn pupils handed Unicef’s highest award for work as global ambassadors

Blackburn Citizen:

5:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A SCHOOL has received the highest award Unicef gives to young people for acting as community and global ambassadors.

Blackburn artist wins place at prestigious London art school

Blackburn Citizen:

4:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BLACKBURN student has been accepted on to her dream degree course at a prestigious London art school.

Bikers young and old rev up for Blackburn open day

Blackburn Citizen:

4:33pm Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Blackburn’s Rocket Centre for it’s 10th annual open day.

Guide Dog fundraiser at Blackburn’s Witton Park

Blackburn Citizen:

4:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

THIS is not something you see every day!

Blackburn-born Waltons star to attend fan convention

Blackburn Citizen: In Brief

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Blackburn-born star of the timeless and successful television series The Waltons is to be guest of honour at the first ever event of a fan club.

Blackburn nurse wins special award

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NURSE who helps people stub out their smoking habits has won a coveted award.

REVEALED: First images of Blackburn's new swimming pool complex

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

LEISURE chiefs have revealed for the first time images of Blackburn’s new swimming pool complex, which is currently under construction and due to open next year.

Blackburn driver leaves five-year-old boy with broken leg

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FIVE-year-old boy was left screaming in pain in the street after being hit by a car.

Blackburn teen lands record deal as debut single rides high in download charts

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A BLACKBURN teenager is hoping to take the music industry by storm with his debut single after landing a record deal by posting videos of him singing in his bathroom on the internet.

Blackburn 'beach' attraction to return despite delays

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE return of Blackburn’s ‘beach’ has been delayed after a dispute over which company would provide the attractions.

Teen sexually assaulted at Blackburn cinema

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A TEENAGER was sexually assaulted during a trip to the cinema, police said.

For sale - Margo Grimshaw's wooden stocks

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

AS a Lancashire Telegraph columnist, Margo Grimshaw has often made her views known about law and order.

UPDATED: Missing Blackburn man found

Blackburn Citizen:

8:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who made a distressed phone call to police before going missing has been found, police said.

Blackburn Rovers legend Colin Hendry in 'vile' tweet fury

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A ‘vile’ internet troll has been blasted for insulting former Blackburn Rovers legend Colin Hendry’s late wife.

Blackburn hospital bosses apologise after ex-soldier left in pain

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HOSPITAL bosses have apologised after a former soldier was left waiting for five hours without being given pain relief.

End of fast thieves strike in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: Dead body discovered in quarry

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BURGLARS targeted homes in Blackburn while Asian residents were out enjoying a meal at the end of a day’s fasting.

Blackburn shops on counter attack

Blackburn Citizen:

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BUSINESSES across Blackburn town centre are using a sophisticated system to accurately count the number of visitors for the first time.

£2,000 donation to Blackburn cancer information pod

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Chasa Muslim Welfare Society (UK) has donated £2,000 from its interest fund to Macmillan Cancer Support after having a look at the specialist cancer information pod at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Blackburn man died after suffering stroke and falling down stairs

Blackburn Citizen: Four-month-old baby girl died from 'unexplained' suffocation  at Bradford home, inquest told

4:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Blackburn man died after suffering a stroke and falling down stairs in his home, an inquest heard.

Samaritans at Blackburn railway station

Blackburn Citizen: New Samaritans sign

4:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SAMARITANS volunteers were heading to Blackburn railway station today to mark Talk to Us, the charity’s annual awareness month, which runs throughout July.

'It's not murder or anything' says Blackburn shoplifter

Blackburn Citizen:

3:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PORTUGESE national caught stealing aftershave from Debenhams told police; “It’s not murder or anything, it’s only shoplifting.”

Blackburn police officer who admitted having sex on duty found not guilty of misconduct

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A POLICE officer who admitted having sex while on duty has been found not guilty of misconduct in a public office.

Blackburn schools’ build work to end after years of disruption

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

YEARS of building work at schools across Blackburn is coming to an end.

Ex-Rover Flitcroft launches eco-friendly homes firm - Flitcraft

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AS Chorley FC prepares for life in the Skrill North division next season, Garry Flitcroft could be forgiven for ploughing all of his energies into football.

Pizza Hut toilet row terror for Blackburn waitress

Blackburn Citizen:

9:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DRUNKEN yob intimidated a teenage Pizza Hut waitress so much, she had a panic attack and collapsed.

Blackburn nursery boss demands action over hostel users shouting and swearing

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE deaf and mute manager of a Blackburn nursery has called for action to tackle drunks fighting and swearing outside the nearby Salvation Army hostel.

Mum-of-two suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by banned Blackburn driver

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MOTHER suffered life-changing injuries after a disqualified driver crashed into her car as she was waiting to pull away from outside a post office.

Caring Blackburn father-of-two loses lifelong illness battle

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A FATHER-of-two, described by his family as funny and caring, has lost his fight against bowel cancer, aged 31.

Man found dead in Blackburn house

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:27am Monday 21st July 2014

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been found dead in a house in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Police concerns over missing four-year-old Blackburn boy

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are concerned about the safety of a four-year-old Blackburn boy, believed to be with his parents.

Former Blackburn school pupil bringing comfort to families hit by war

Blackburn Citizen:

11:35am Monday 21st July 2014

IN September 2011 Royal Marine Andrew Mills received a chilling phone call in the early hours of the morning, informing him that his services were needed to support a Blackburn mother whose only son had been killed in Afghanistan.

Scared paramedics locked themselves in ambulance during Blackburn violence

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A 36-YEAR-OLD man assaulted a paramedic who had attended because he had passed out after drinking excessively.

Police believe missing Blackburn man has EDL links

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A FAR-right sympathiser from Blackburn, who was part of a group that ambushed people going to an anti-fascist benefit gig, is being hunted by police.

Doomed Malaysia flight victim was former East Lancs-based journalist

Blackburn Citizen: FANS' TRIBUTES: A friend of Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who both lost their lives of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday takes a moment to look at tributes left at the Sir Bobby Robson statue outside St James' Park.

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PASSENGER killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine used to work in Blackburn.

Planners due to give permission for Blackburn dementia unit

Blackburn Citizen: Maureen Bateson

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE transformation of Blackburn’s ‘biggest eyesore’ into a £4.8million dementia care home will take a major step towards reality on Thursday.

Blackburn police officer had sex on duty - claim

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A POLICE officer ignored three urgent call-outs because he was having sex with a woman he met at a previous incident, it was alleged in court.

East Lancs nurse told patient she would floor her, court told

Blackburn Citizen: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A NURSE yelled ‘if you cause a scene I’ll .... floor you’ at a patient in a busy hospital waiting area, a hearing was told.

Blackburn memorial rebuilt to mark war centenary

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A DAMAGED First World War memorial honouring the deaths of 72 soldiers has been reconstructed and will be rededicated next month to mark the centenary of the start of the conflict.

Blackburn Rovers told to get ‘comic gold’ kit launch video back online

Blackburn Citizen:

9:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

BLACKBURN design guru Wayne Hemingway has urged Rovers to ignore media mockery and put its kit promotion video back online.

Blackburn man turned away from Aldi for trying to bulk-buy £50 of tins

Blackburn Citizen:

9:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

A BLACKBURN man has hit out at staff at Aldi’s Montague Street store, after his attempts to buy two trollies worth of food for charity were thwarted.

Loo roll firm to build own paper mill in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

3:52pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ONE of East Lancashire’s fastest-growing manufacturers has announced plans to build its own paper mill in Blackburn.

Blackburn choir boys to take part in concert to mark war centenary

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A BOYS’ choir will perform at a Proms concert in the Royal Albert Hall to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Blackburn Islamic TV probe school 'cleared' by Ofsted

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

GOVERNMENT inspectors have given Blackburn’s Muslim Olive Primary school a clean bill of health after an undercover TV documentary accused staff of preventing clapping and music in class.

GOT STOMACH PAIN? Blackburn man's plea after bowel agony ordeal

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A SHOP owner has been inspired to speak out about his battle with colitis, in the hope of encouraging others not to suffer in silence.

Empty Blackburn lap-dance club faces bulldozer

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PLANS to demolish the former Velvet Lounge, briefly Blackburn’s only naked lap-dancing club, will be debated by councillors on Thursday.

Pet spaniel gets head trapped in boulders at Blackburn park

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FAMILY’S day at the park ended in upset when their pet dog got his head stuck between two boulders at a Blackburn park.

£50k compensation after baby’s death at Royal Blackburn Hospital

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE parents of a baby who died after being delivered at Royal Blackburn Hospital have been awarded more than £50,000.


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