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Turn in Toiletries for the Homeless

Turn in Toiletries for the Homeless

VOICE, a local charity that works with local homeless individuals, need your help! They are organising a ...

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 ...

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Police issue CCTV after 84 year old woman’s purse is stolen

Police have issued CCTV images of a couple they want to speak with in connection with the theft of a purse from a pensioner in Blackburn town centre. The alleged theft took place around 1.20pm on Friday 4th October 2013 when the 84 year old lady left the Halifax bank on King William Street. The lady’s purse was inside her zipped ...Full Article

Preyed on Blackburn pensioner before killing him in fire

A Blackburn man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 88 year-old pensioner Christopher Proctor. Anthony Curry, 39, of Dyson Street, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Christopher Proctor ...Full Article

Bogus car customers steal vehicles across the area

Police are appealing for help in tracing thieves who have been stealing cars in Blackburn and Accrington. The thefts have occurred when the car dealers have been approached by prospective customers and then they have driven off ...Full Article

Man charged with murder of elderly man in Pleckgate Road fire

Mr Proctor using a cash machine A man has appeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of 88 year old Christopher ...Full Article

Blackburn fire victim could have been targeted for years – New information released

Police believe that the victim of a house fire on Pleckgate Road in Blackburn could have “been targeted over several years by people taking advantage of his vulnerability.” Police ...Full Article

Thousands of litres of fuel stolen in Darwen raids – CCTV pictures

Three raids on the Nightfreightt depot in Darwen on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th 2012 have been captured on CCTV. 23,000 litres of diesel valued at £25,000 was stolen from ...Full Article

Burglar breaks into house and then escapes in stolen Mercedes

Jamie Quigley A Blackburn man has been jailed after admitting breaking into a house and taking the residents’ car. Jamie Quigley, 20, Peridot Close, Blackburn, ...Full Article

Three men caught on CCTV whilst attempting burglaries in Blackburn

Three men have been caught on CCTV in Blackburn whilst trying to break into houses in Blackburn on Wednesday of this week. On the 12th of September 2012 between ...Full Article

Con artist caught on CCTV in Darwen shop

Police have issued a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak with after an offence of fraud was committed at an off licence in Darwen. The offence ...Full Article