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Is this the best dressed Pub in Blackburn?

The Brownhill Arms always seems to get decorated for our national celebrations and St. George’s Day is no exception. The  pub is decorated with St George’s flags and bunting galore. It makes quite a spectacle at Brownhill roundabout. Do you know anywhere that has dressed up better for the day? Send us your photos of St. George’s Day fun and …

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‘Car-key’ burglary by travelling criminals alert

Travelling criminals, who target high value cars by breaking into people’s homes to steal the keys, are being warned as part of a crackdown in East Lancashire. It comes after a spate of offences in rural areas of Rossendale, Pendle, Burnley and also the Ribble Valley, where a number of high value vehicles have been stolen. A Mitsubishi Evo, worth …

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Celebrate St. George’s Day in Blackburn

The town will come alive with celebrations for St. George’s Day today. In King William Street, Blackburn, there will be attractions including fairground rides, a car rally, maypole dancing, street dancing and cheer-leading . Roses are being handed out to ladies and judging of Royal Society of St George window dressing will take place. Some of the area’s best local bands …

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Bishop of Blackburn calls for ‘Resurrection’ for Government Cuts Victims

The Bishop of Blackburn, the the Rt Revd Nicholas Reade, will call for a ‘reforming resurrection’ to help those ‘wounded’ by Government policies. In a preview of his Easter address to be given in Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday he will say ‘Austerity UK‘ needs a ‘new way of valuing individuals and communities much more in line with God’s passion for justice …

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Lisa Allen from Northcote is a winner with ‘beer-can’ chicken

Lisa Allen from Northcote won the North West heats of the Great British Menu. Her spectacular menu of Crispy shoulder of suckling pig with pancakes, Salt-baked rainbow trout, potato salad and fennel and samphire salad, BBQ ‘beer-can’ chicken, summer beans and tear and share bread and Chocolate and raspberry pavlova with sheeps’ milk and hazelnut ice cream won the day. The …

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All the Fun of the Fair – Witton Park 2011

The Easter Fair at Blackburn continues until next week. Blackburn Life visited today and was surprised how quiet it was. Has the fair lost its sparkle? Everywhere was very clean but the crowds were lacking. Do you have memories of the Easter Fair when it was based in the Market Square or at Ewood? It may be that just as we …

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Blackburn Supermarket Opening Times for Easter

Tesco Hill Street – Thursday – 24 Hours: Good Friday – 24 hours: Saturday – 7am – 10pm: Easter Sunday – Closed: Bank Holiday Monday: 9am – 6pm Asda -Thursday – 24 Hours: Good Friday – closes 9pm: Saturday – 7am – 10pm: Easter Sunday – Closed: Bank Holiday Monday: 9am – 8pm Morrisons – Thursday – 8am – 8pm: …

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Free parking comes to an end?

According to one of our followers (Blackburn Cash and Carry Carpets), one hour free parking on St Peter‘s Street is coming to and end. Is this the right decision or do we need more free parking to attract business to the town? Send us your thoughts.

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Blackburn College University Centre Fees revealed

Blackburn College have today published their fees, set at £7000 for degree courses. From Blackburn College Website: “University Centre at Blackburn College is setting all its university-validated degree courses at a maximum of £7,000 a year — and offering all students a share of a £750,000 financial support package. The college’s fees are the lowest in the country to date …

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Councillor defects to Labour

Abdul Rehman, Councillor for Corporation Park ward on Blackburn with Darwen Council has resigned from the Liberal Democrats and applied to join the Labour Party. Below is his official statement. “I have resigned from the Liberal Democrat party because I no longer wish to be associated with a party that is happy to support cuts that are doing significant damage …

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Cost of Redundancies could be £7 million!

It seems that the cost of redundancies could be as high as £7m at Blackburn with Darwen Council, but the numbers of staff being made redundant is likely to be less than the 1000 originally announced. What could be going on here? Was the 1000 redundancies just a ‘shock’ figure used as a political scare tactic? Even if the redundancies …

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