Tag Archives: money

Police hunt for man in connection with Preston fraud

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 33 year old man who is wanted in connection with an attempted fraud offence in Preston. Police would like to speak to Christopher McKillop following an incident at the Yorkshire Bank on Orchard Street earlier this year. Around 3.40pm on 10 May, a 92 year old man was escorted by another man …

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Armed robbery at Travel Agents – Police Appeal – CCTV Video

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at an Accrington travel agents. The robbery took place on Thursday 4 July 2013 at around 11:20am at Altham’s Travel on Blackburn Road. A man entered the shop and threatened staff with a knife and demanded money. He stole thousands of Euros and left the premises in the direction of Stanley Street and …

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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 drills, an angle grinder and a saw. PC Anna Gavela said: “This happened in broad daylight, in the middle of …

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Night robbery at Blackburn nursery – “Devastated Staff”

Police are hunting for thieves who broke into Oscar Bears Nursery in Blackburn between 6.15pm on Thursday 10thJanuary and 8am on Friday 11th January 2013. It is believed that almost £2000 in cash was stolen from the Pleasington Street nursery. The theft occurred after access was attempted at the rear of the building and access was finally gained through the main entrance. Once inside the manager’s …

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Supermarket Opening Hours for Christmas 2012 – Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Clitheroe

Christmas and New Year Hours for supermarkets in Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington and Clitheroe are now available. Please don’t forget your local independent traders over the Christmas period and help the local economy. Included are Festive Opening times for Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Booths in Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington & Clitheroe.   Tesco Hill Street, Blackburn Christmas Eve midnight 1900 Christmas Day Closed …

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Blackburn gang terrorised the elderly and vulnerable

A group of Blackburn residents were terrorised by two women and a man who took advantage of their age and vulnerability. Michael Phears McCann, 4 and  Julie Taylor, 43, both of Downham Street, Blackburn and Cheryl Leach, 35, of Mather Street, Bury, were given ASBOs this afternoon (Wednesday 5 December) after appearing at Blackburn Magistrates Court. All three targeted and …

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Schoolboys robbed in Blackburn whilst walking home – CCTV images

Four schoolboys were robbed in Blackburn last week when a group of three teenagers demanded mobile phones and cash. On Thursday, 20th September, the four schoolboys were on a break from school at about 2.15pm before they were due to go back that afternoon to help out at parents’ evening. They were walking along Barton Street when they were approached …

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Con artist faking car problems to gain cash

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

A con artist is roaming the streets of Blackburn and creating stories about a car breaking down or running out of petrol to get charitable residents to hand over cash. The man has been knocking on the doors of houses in the Blackburn area and claiming that his car has broken down or run out of petrol and will ask …

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MP calls for supermarkets to stop “fleecing” farmers

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has today called for supermarkets to pay a fair price for milk from dairy farmers in the Ribble Valley and across the UK. Dairy farmers across the Ribble Valley and the UK are struggling because supermarkets are paying farmers less for their milk than it costs to produce. Speaking from Westminster, Mr Evans said: “I …

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Blackburn Council scrap parking charges on Saturdays

Blackburn Life welcome the announcement that Blackburn Council are to scrap charges in council run car parks on Saturdays. It will include the controversial Feilden Street Carp Park near Waves, but does not include on-street parking meters or private car parks such as The Mall. Blackburn Council make parking free Although in such austere times, this may appear to be a brave move, could …

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Blackburn Mosque break-in and burglary

A Blackburn mosque has been broken into and a metal safe containing money and marriage certificates was stolen. The break-in happened at Sajedeen mosque on Plane Tree Road, sometime between 11:45pm on Saturday the 16th of June and 3:15am on the 17th of June. It is believed that the offenders broke in through the rear of the building and then made their …

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Walk from Blackburn to Blackpool in memory of Vicky Harrison

Vicky Harrison

[caption id=”attachment_235160″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Vicky Harrison”][/caption] A group of family, friends and supporters are aiming to raise money for charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. The parents, fiancée and cousin of Vicky Harrison are walking from Witton Park in Blackburn to Blackpool Tower on Sunday 1st July 2012. Vicky from Darwen, was just 21 when she took her own life in 2010 after …

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The latest scam to target pensioners – Blackburn pair conned

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police are warning people to be alert and aware of the latest con that scammers are using in order to get money from vulnerable people. In the most recent case an elderly man handed over £800 in electronic money vouchers last month after being told he stood to get back PPI over-payments worth around £3,000. A 70 year old disabled woman from …

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Lancashire police discover cocaine hidden under paving at Blackburn address

Blackburn drugs

Blackburn Police found cocaine concealed beneath a paving stone in a back garden after having executing a warrant at an address in Blackburn. Police officers discovered the drugs worth about £250 after searching a residence in Campbell Court, Blackburn on Wednesday afternoon (18th April 2012). Cannabis and money were also taken from the house and a 31-year-old man was arrested …

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Can you make a difference to animals’ lives in RSPCA Week?

The East Lancashire branch of the RSPCA has an Animal Centre based at Altham near Accrington and they provide care and support for a whole range of animals. A large proportion of the animals admitted come from the general public and many of the animals are brought in by Inspectors or AWO’s (Animal Welfare Officers). Traditionally, the first week of May …

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Blackburn with Darwen Council want feedback on new website proposal

Blackburn with Darwen Website

[caption id=”attachment_220708″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Blackburn with Darwen Website Proposal”][/caption] Blackburn with Darwen Council is currently redesigning its corporate website and is seeking residents views on how it will look. The Council say that residents have said the current website is not user friendly so the Council is looking to improve it. It will be designed to be much easier to read and understand as …

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Can you walk the Three Towers Trek and create Miles of Smiles?

Three Towers Trek

The Anthony Ainsworth Three Towers Trek is a 34 mile sponsored walk from Darwen Tower to Blackpool Tower. It has been organised by Ian Ainsworth from Blackburn in memory of his father and will raise vital funds for local charity Miles of Smiles. The sponsored event will take in three famous Lancashire towers, starting at Darwen Tower, going via Hoghton Tower …

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Funds will release Griffin residents from limbo

A recent successful bid for money by Blackburn with Darwen Council will allow residents in the Griffin area of Blackburn, left in limbo after the collapse of the Housing Market Renewal programme to be re-homed. The Council previously received money from the Government’s HMR programme for the Griffin area to carry out the refurbishment of terraced houses that were still …

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Grants available for community Jubilee celebrations

Your Town Your Call Blackburn

Community groups will be able to bid for cash grants as part of Blackburn with Darwen’s Jubilee celebrations. Council leader Councillor Kate Hollern last night announced a pot of money for volunteers to put on events for the Jubilee at a special Your Call celebration event for volunteers and community groups . The pot will be made up of funds …

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“Terrifying Ordeal” for couple in Great Harwood burglary

Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Great Harwood. The incident happened the early hours of Saturday morning (March 17th) at around 12:25am at an address on Britannia Street. Two men dressed in dark clothing forced their way into the house and threatened the occupants with a crowbar and a knife whilst and demanded money. An iPhone …

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Sleeping Rough for the Hospice

Dad-of-three Robert Riley will be taking to the streets of London to live and sleep rough in memory of his Mum. The 26-year-old will experience homelessness in memory of mum Eileen, who passed away at East Lancashire Hospice two years ago. For four nights and five days, Robert will sleep on the streets on London and work in homeless shelters …

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Darwen Market to be transformed into a Circus

Roll up! Roll up! Darwen’s Caitlin Jones will be transforming Darwen Market and Square into a circus on 25th February 2012. There will be entertainers, jugglers, face painting, hook-a-duck, raffle and magicians, DJs, dancers and more! This is all in aid of East Lancashire Hospice, so you can have fun and help raise money for a great cause. For more …

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Save money with the Blackburn Life weekly pump price update

Asda in Blackburn appear yet again to be the cheapest place to buy your unleaded and diesel this week. unleaded is selling at 130.7p a litre with diesel at 138.7p per litre. Do you consider price when buying your fuel or do you just drive to the nearest forecourt? The most expensive fuel in Blackburn this week is 135.0p per …

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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 couldn’t do this and was made to open the till instead. She was then forced into a backroom where the …

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Theft as Family tied up and assaulted in their home in Darwen

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

POLICE in Darwen are appealing for information after a family were tied up and robbed in their own home last night (Tuesday 13th December). Police were called to a rural address off Bolton Road at Darwen at 7.45pm to reports of a robbery. The occupants, an 87 year old woman, 57 year old woman and 49 year old man heard noises …

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Funds for young entrepreneurs available in Blackburn and Darwen

Regenerate Pennine Lancashire has launched a bursary fund for young entrepreneurs who have shown a real flair for business. The Pennine Lancashire Youth Enterprise Fund is a financial bursary for young people aged 14-24 who can demonstrate outstanding enterprising behaviour. It was established to ensure that young entrepreneurs could access help and support to flourish, learn and develop business skills …

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Bonfire and Firework Evening – Full HD video of bonfire and display

Blackburn Life visited the Bonfire and Firework evening run by St. Leonard’s Scout Group in Langho on 5th November. The evening was attended by hundreds of people and run by parents and volunteers including the amazing firework display. The group hoped to raise enough money to pay their running costs for the next year. You can visit their website at …

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