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Blackburn Heritage Festival – Fun Activities across the town – 13th & 14th September

Blackburn Heritage Festival – Fun Activities across the town – ...

‘Who says history can’t be fun?’ ask the organisers of the biggest celebration of heritage being staged ...

Radio Blackburn returns for one weekend only

Radio Blackburn returns for one weekend only

The BBC is turning back the clock to take part in heritage activities in Blackburn. As part ...

Thwaites announce move to Mellor Brook

Thwaites announce move to Mellor Brook

Thwaites have announced that they have sourced a new site for their brewery, head office and visitor ...

Festival to celebrate Blackburn’s Past

Festival to celebrate Blackburn’s Past

The changing face of Blackburn through the ages, represented by the four phases of the iconic market ...

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Opinion and Chat

Teacher acquitted in slapping allegation – The privacy dilemma

The reports of a local teacher being acquitted of hitting one of his pupils, calls into question again the way that our court cases are reported. The name and picture of the teacher, who has been in teaching for many years, was published at the point of charge and again at the point of acquittal. The senior teacher, who is 63, ...Full Article

Bus Station set to cover part of old market site in Blackburn

With the news today in the Lancashire Telegraph that a new bus station is to be built on part of the site of the former market, we want your ...Full Article

Psychic Sally Morgan returns to Blackburn – Do you believe?

Sally Morgan is one of Britain’s best know psychics and regularly filled large concert halls months in advance. Her show in Blackburn on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 still has tickets available ...Full Article

Massive Supermarket on the way to Blackburn Town Centre? Will Local Traders Survive?

According to reports in the Lancashire Telegraph today, Blackburn with Darwen Council want discussions with an unnamed proposed purchaser of the former Blackburn market site. The site, which closed ...Full Article

Blackburn with Darwen Council – Do they want thriving businesses or not?

Following the report in the LT about a dispute between the owner of El Greco‘s cafe on Church Street, where he reports that Blackburn with Darwen Council have insisted ...Full Article

A Year in the Life of Blackburn – 2011 – Opinion

What are your Blackburn highlights and low points of 2011? What are your hopes for 2012? Here are a couple from Blackburn Life. A major topic of discussion and debate amongst ...Full Article

Market Taxi Rank is hindering Traffic and Custom in Blackburn

Following the opening of the new Blackburn Market, it appears to have been very much an afterthought to create a taxi rank outside on Church Street. The small area, ...Full Article

Blackburn Out of Town Shopping Centres – Who Wins?

With the announcement of Peel Holding’s plans to revitalise Whitebirk and apply to relax the planning rules imposed on the site, so that they can sell a wider range ...Full Article

Blackburn Nightlife – Is Blackburn finally dead after 5pm?

Blackburn Life Opinion – Blackburn Nightlife Following the news story that the former Cheers Bar on King William Street has had their licence revoked following an appalling range of ...Full Article