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Recruitment drive for Special Constables in East Lancashire

People looking for an exciting challenge that will give them new skills while making good use of their spare time are being invited to become a Special Constable. The latest recruitment evening will be held at the Coppice Theatre, Sandy …

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Group of local residents tackle eyesore in Pleckgate

A group of residents joined forces on 10th April 2013 to clean up of Wooldridge Playing Fields in Pleckgate. More than 20 bags of litter were collected by the residents who decided to take action after becoming fed up of …

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Arts Council Scheme will put Blackburn “on the cultural map”

Blackburn town centre is set to receive a boost following news it will receive more than £80,000 for an ambitious two year programme of artistic events and projects. The Arts Council has announced that has given the go-ahead to the innovative …

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Van break-in at Blackburn Tesco car park

A van was broken into, in broad daylight, in the car park of Tesco, Hill Street, Blackburn. On Monday 14 January 2013, a white Ford Transit van was forced open, probably with a crowbar, or something similar, before stealing various tools, including two …

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100% hike in lottery ticket price is “unfair” according to MP

Ribble Valley MP, Nigel Evans, has criticised Camelot, the company behind the National Lottery, for increasing prices by 100%. His comments come after the announcement that Camelot plans to raise the price of a ticket from £1 to £2 in …

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Police confirm that missing Leyland boy found dead

Police have confirmed that missing Leyland boy Anthony Stubbs, aged 16, has today been tragically found hanging from a tree. The body of a boy was found hanging from a tree in an area of Brickfield Wood, next to Worden Playing …

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What did you do on Christmas Day? How about your tax return?

HM Revenue and Customs have published figures that show whilst most people may have been tucking into turkey, opening presents or nodding off in front of the TV on Christmas Day, over 1500 still took time out to to submit …

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David Young drowned in River Ribble inquest determines

An inquest into the death of Blackburn man David Young has said that his death is consistent with drowning. David Young’s body was found in the River Ribble in Preston after he had been missing for more than a month. The inquest …

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Reidy’s become latest patron at Blackburn Youth Zone

Blackburn Youth Zone have announced that their latest Patron is music empire Reidy’s. Based in Blackburn, Reidy’s have supported several of BYZ’s music events by supplying equipment and technical experitse and the Youth Zone welcomed them on board as our official …

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Insurance Costs in postcode BB – Protest group generates support in Blackburn

A protest group started on Facebook by a group of local people is gaining massive support. The group entitled “Get BB postcode insurance premiums reduced!” has already attracted over 1700 members as people in the Blackburn area become more aggrieved …

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Can you help catch the sneak-in thief? – CCTV picture

POLICE in Rishton have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak with following a sneak-in burglary at an Indian takeaway in Rishton last Thursday, 19th July 2012. The offence took place at the Balti House takeaway …

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Fire Service rescue residents from Darwen house

Blackburn Fire Service

The Fire Service were called to a house fire in Darwen on Thursday evening at around 11.45pm. Two people were rescued from the property on Snape St, Darwen with the Fire Service using a ladder to get them out of …

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300 BT Call Centre Jobs in Accrington available soon – Details of application process

Following the announcement that BT will be creating 300 jobs at a new call centre based in the Globe centre in Accrington, many people have been searching Blackburn Life for more details of how and when they can apply for the jobs. …

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Blackburn Cathedral celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Blackburn Cathedral started the celebrations early for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, when a special service was held. The service which took place last Sunday (13th May) was attended by a range of  representatives of the county, boroughs and parishes of Lancashire. …

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Warning for residents and visitors on Olympic Torch route

Blackburn with Darwen Council have said that residents are being requested not to park their cars on the official Olympic Torch route as it moves through Blackburn on 23rd June 2012. They have said that “A large amount of people are expected …

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Two charged regarding death of 4 month old in Burnley

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Two people have been charged after the death of a 4 month old baby boy in Burnley in December last year. Natalie McMillan, 24, from Bradford has been charged with Manslaughter by Gross Negligence and Child Cruelty – Contrary to …

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Fire at Blackburn Home this evening – Quick News Story

Blackburn Fire Service

Quick News Story Blackburn Fire Service have attended a fire at a home in Notre Dame Gardens, Blackburn at 9pm this evening. The fire appears to have been confined to the entrance hall area of the house. Fire fighters used …

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Determined to look cool in the rain!

You could only admire the courage of a lady driving her convertible car yesterday on the road to Ribchester, who in the face of a  massive downpour of rain continued driving with her roof down. It took her a good 5 minutes …

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Blackburn Visitor Centre Moves Again

Blackburn with Darwen Council have announced that the Blackburn Visitors’ Centre has moved from Blackburn Central Library to the new Blackburn Market. It is located opposite Coffee Exchange, presumably on one of the unoccupied stalls. The centre has previously been located in …

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Environmentally Friendly Now or Then

We are almost forced to be environmentally friendly nowadays and our children believe they have a new attitude to the planet. But who really were the ‘green’ generation? These thoughts were prompted by a facebook status update and certainly make you think! …

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New developments on the horizon – Sorry we’ve been quiet

Blackburn News from Blackburn Life

We have been a bit quiet for a couple of days and we would just like to say sorry. We are working on new developments for Blackburn Life which we hope to launch very soon. Make sure you follow us …

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Shop assistant tied-up in Clitheroe robbery at Blockbuster

Blockbuster Clitheroe

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at the Blockbuster store in Clitheroe. Around 6pm last night (Tuesday 13 December), three men entered the store on Wellgate and demanded the lone female shop assistant open the safe. She stated she …

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East Lancashire Hospice – Lottery Results

Draw Results – Draw Date Friday 25 November 2011 1st Prize of £1000 – Winner lives in Great Harwood – 52352 2nd Prize of £5000  – ITS A ROLLOVER!!               3rd Prize of £100   – Winner lives in Accrington – 07768 15 x £10 prizes: 09043       69229       40911       07233       09091 …

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Blackburn Market Christmas Opening Hours – Lots of time to visit

The town’s fantastic new market hall is ready for Christmas – and there is more than enough time to get all your festive shopping done.         Here are the opening times up to the New Year: Sunday, …

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Are you going to the Blackburn Christmas lights switch on?

Blackburn town centre will be ‘peppered’ with Christmas spirit at this year’s Christmas lights switch on. That’s because kids TV star Peppa Pig will be flicking on the switch in the town centre on Thursday November 24! The event, taking place …

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Blackburn Road Runners – Preston 10 Mile results

Results for Blackburn Road Runner competitors in today’s Preston 10 Mile Road Race are as follows: Position – Name – Time 43 – Chris Grayson – 01:02:18 86 – Shafiq Khan – 01:06:40 158 – Robert Jackson – 01:12:27 174 …

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New PCSO joins Policing Team in Bank Top and Wensley Fold area

RESIDENTS in a Blackburn neighbourhood are to benefit from a new Police Community Support Officer. PCSO Beth Perkins joins Blackburn’s North West Neighbourhood Policing Team to work alongside Community Beat Manager PC Karen Wallace covering the Bank Top and Wensley …

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Darwen’s Firefighters Organise Fire Safety Event at Darwen Market

On 11th November, firefighters from Darwen are hosting a fire safety event at Darwen Market, on Croft Street from 10:00 until 15:00. With Friday being Remembrance Day, the firefighters will take part in a short service and two minutes silence in …

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M6 and M61 overnight closures

The Highways Agency have confirmed that sections of the M6 and M61 affected by today’s solvent spill will need to be resurfaced overnight. This will involve lane-by-lane closures of the M6 and the full overnight closure of the M61 link …

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Your last chance to enter our competition for free tickets

Don’t forget to visit the website for your last chance to win free tickets to a show at the Empire Theatre in Blackburn. Click this link to visit the Blackburn Life competition

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