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Hot weather brings out the worse in Britons, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

Hot weather brings out the worse in Britons, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

We're having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave. And doesn't the country know it? We spend most of the year bemoaning the weather, looking tragically out on to ra [...]

Read full article: Hot weather brings out the worse in Brit...→
UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed as 'watch list' grows to 29 locations

UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed as 'watch list' grows to 29 locations

Oldham in Greater Manchester has recorded 145 new cases of Covid-19 in the week to August 9, a higher rate of infection than previous hotspots Leicester and Bl [...]

Read full article: UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed ...→
Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after cases nearly DOUBLE in week

Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after cases nearly DOUBLE in week

PENDLE in Lancashire has become England’s joint coronavirus hotspot with Blackburn after cases almost doubled in a week. The borough now has a rate of 78.2 Cov [...]

Read full article: Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after...→
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Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for charity inspires disabled girl to trek 15k

Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for charity inspires disabled girl to trek 15k

EXCLUSIVE: Hero Tony Hudgell walked 10km on prosthetic legs to raise over £1million for the hospital that saved his life and inspired others on Instagram - inc [...]

Read full article: Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for chari...→
Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackburn married to?

Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackburn married to?

TONY BLACKBURN joins the celeb five on another caravanning adventure tonight, who is the Radio DJ married to?

Read full article: Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackbu...→
The 10 areas in England with the highest coronavirus infection rates

The 10 areas in England with the highest coronavirus infection rates

The new figures come as Oldham overtakes Leicester as the area with the second-highest rate in the country, behind only Blackburn with Darwen

Read full article: The 10 areas in England with the highest...→
The 10 areas suffering worst coronavirus rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

The 10 areas suffering worst coronavirus rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

OLDHAM has overtaken locked-down Leicester for its rate of coronavirus cases and Blackburn is the most infected. An updated list of towns and cities with the h [...]

Read full article: The 10 areas suffering worst coronavirus...→
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10 areas of England where coronavirus cases have JUMPED in the last week

10 areas of England where coronavirus cases have JUMPED in the last week

CORONAVIRUS infections have jumped significantly in ten areas in England in the last week, data from Public Health England (PHE) has revealed. Areas such as Bl [...]

Read full article: 10 areas of England where coronavirus ca...→
Luton and Blackburn are 'areas of intervention' as coronavirus infection rates surge

Luton and Blackburn are 'areas of intervention' as coronavirus infection rates surge

Local lockdowns or measures such as closures of pubs could be imposed if cases continue to rise

Read full article: Luton and Blackburn are 'areas of interv...→
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Blackburn & Luton could face lockdown as they join Leicester on Covid watchlist

Blackburn & Luton could face lockdown as they join Leicester on Covid watchlist

BLACKBURN and Luton could face lockdown next week. The towns have joined Leicester as coronavirus ‘areas of intervention’ by Public Health England. ⚠️ Read our [...]

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Coronavirus alert: Second UK region in 'danger' of COVID-19 lockdown - Warning issued

Coronavirus alert: Second UK region in 'danger' of COVID-19 lockdown - Warning issued

BLACKBURN is under threat of being placed into a local lockdown as coronavirus cases in the region continue to surge.

Read full article: Coronavirus alert: Second UK region in '...→
Josephine Cox obituary

Josephine Cox obituary

Josephine Cox found literary treasure amid the grinding poverty of her childhood in 1940s Blackburn. Sitting for hours on the doorstep, the child would observe [...]

Read full article: Josephine Cox obituary...→
Coronavirus map LIVE: UK faces MORE local lockdowns as new town emerges as worst hotspot

Coronavirus map LIVE: UK faces MORE local lockdowns as new town emerges as worst hotspot

LEICESTER has been overtaken by Blackburn as England's coronavirus hotspot, with the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the country, new figures have shown.

Read full article: Coronavirus map LIVE: UK faces MORE loca...→
  • #Blackburn

The former Blackburn Rovers star is a versatile defender for Manchester United.

The former Blackburn Rovers star is a versatile defender for Manchester United. A born leader, Preston-born Jones was compared with United great Duncan Edwards [...]

Read full article: The former Blackburn Rovers star is a ve...→
Latest Covid rates show area has replaced Blackburn as worst-hit in England

Latest Covid rates show area has replaced Blackburn as worst-hit in England

Pendle in Lancashire now has a fractionally higher infection rate per 100,000 people than Blackburn with Darwen, latest coronavirus infection data for England [...]

Read full article: Latest Covid rates show area has replace...→
Why local lockdowns need more than just a better media strategy

Why local lockdowns need more than just a better media strategy

Late last night, as fresh cases of the novel coronavirus spiked in the Greater Manchester region, the government announced new local lockdown measures. Meeting [...]

Read full article: Why local lockdowns need more than just ...→
Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

We have reached our limit. That was the most striking message from Chris Whitty today, as he and the Prime Minister held a press conference to reiterate a seri [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty offers a quietly different ...→
‘Not sensible to relax restrictions’ in Blackburn following Covid-19 spike

‘Not sensible to relax restrictions’ in Blackburn following Covid-19 spike

Luton council says gyms, pools, and other leisure facilities will not reopen as planned on Friday

Read full article: ‘Not sensible to relax restrictions’ in ...→
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Coronavirus watchlist hits two more towns as Luton and Blackburn added

Coronavirus watchlist hits two more towns as Luton and Blackburn added

Luton and Blackburn have been added to the government's coronavirus watchlist alert level, brining the total number of UK towns with Covid-19 spikes to three

Read full article: Coronavirus watchlist hits two more town...→
Two UK towns marked 'areas of intervention' after rise in Covid cases

Two UK towns marked 'areas of intervention' after rise in Covid cases

Two towns in the UK have been marked as "areas of intervention" by Public Health England after a rise in coronavirus cases. The announcement on Thursday came a [...]

Read full article: Two UK towns marked 'areas of interventi...→
It’s not that bad! Do these moaning minnies ever take a day off, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

It’s not that bad! Do these moaning minnies ever take a day off, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

The sun is out, it's a beautiful summer, lockdown is being relaxed, there are real hopes of a vaccine in the offing, restaurants have opened, flowers are bloom [...]

Read full article: It’s not that bad! Do these moaning minn...→
'Terrified' families in virus hotspot braced for lockdown after mask snub

'Terrified' families in virus hotspot braced for lockdown after mask snub

FAMILIES in Blackburn are “terrified” of the virus “spreading out of control” as locals refuse to wear masks.  Residents are bracing themselves for full lockdo [...]

Read full article: 'Terrified' families in virus hotspot br...→
Blackburn 'reluctant' to impose local lockdown despite rising cases

Blackburn 'reluctant' to impose local lockdown despite rising cases

Blackburn's public health boss has said he is "reluctant" to impose a local lockdown despite rising coronavirus cases.  It has overtaken Leicester with the hig [...]

Read full article: Blackburn 'reluctant' to impose local lo...→
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Teen killed in 'horrific' Blackburn shooting was student and charity worker

Teen killed in 'horrific' Blackburn shooting was student and charity worker

The 19-year-old's friends say she was walking to the shops when she was gunned down just 100m from her home in what has been described as an "horrific and sens [...]

Read full article: Teen killed in 'horrific' Blackburn shoo...→
  • #Blackburn

Here's how to find out your local coronavirus restrictions

A postcode-checking website has been launched which tells people the coronavirus lockdown rules in their local area. As certain areas of the country have faced [...]

Read full article: Here's how to find out your local corona...→
The 29 UK towns and cities on local lockdown 'watch list'

The 29 UK towns and cities on local lockdown 'watch list'

Blackburn has the highest rate of coronavirus in England, with new data showing it is on top of the government's local lockdown 'watch list' for the second wee [...]

Read full article: The 29 UK towns and cities on local lock...→
  • #Blackburn
Which literary character inspired this painting? The great British art quiz

Which literary character inspired this painting? The great British art quiz

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery set today’s quiz, which let you explore the collections of British museums closed due to Covid-19 – all while answering some t [...]

Read full article: Which literary character inspired this p...→
The 26 towns and cities on government coronavirus 'watch list'

The 26 towns and cities on government coronavirus 'watch list'

The coronavirus case rates are based on the number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people - with Blackburn with Darwen leading the way on 78.6

Read full article: The 26 towns and cities on government co...→
Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no local lockdown is in place

Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no local lockdown is in place

Whiles areas including Blackburn and Oldham are now under new local lockdowns, these areas are seeing signs of resurgence but aren't being controlled yet

Read full article: Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no lo...→
  • #Blackburn
Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us all transfixed, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us all transfixed, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

So, what did you do during the trial of the century? Loftily rise above it and concentrate on reading A History Of Western Philosophy? Or make like 99 percent [...]

Read full article: Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us ...→
10 areas in England with worst Covid-19 rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

10 areas in England with worst Covid-19 rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

New data reveals that Oldham is now the second worst-affected area, behind Blackburn with Darwen, as officials warn the Prime Minister is worried about a secon [...]

Read full article: 10 areas in England with worst Covid-19 ...→
Sensible not to relax lockdown measures, Blackburn council leader says

Sensible not to relax lockdown measures, Blackburn council leader says

The leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council warned it is “sensible not to relax” lockdown restrictions after Covid-19 infection rates soared in the region.  Co [...]

Read full article: Sensible not to relax lockdown measures,...→
Coronavirus local lockdown panic as PHE announces TWO new areas of intervention

Coronavirus local lockdown panic as PHE announces TWO new areas of intervention

LUTON and Blackburn and Darwen have been declared "areas of intervention" by Public Health England.

Read full article: Coronavirus local lockdown panic as PHE ...→
Full list shows if virus is rising in your area - or if cases are falling off

Full list shows if virus is rising in your area - or if cases are falling off

There have been notable increases in infections in Rochdale, Hyndburn and Sandwell, while Blackburn with Darwen and Leicester continue to sit at the top of the [...]

Read full article: Full list shows if virus is rising in yo...→
Second UK town in danger of local lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

Second UK town in danger of local lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

The city of Leicester was forced into a local lockdown on June 29 as the region's infection rate increased – and now Blackburn authorities have said it could b [...]

Read full article: Second UK town in danger of local lockdo...→
  • #Blackburn
England's 10 coronavirus hotspots including town fighting 'rapid rise' in cases

England's 10 coronavirus hotspots including town fighting 'rapid rise' in cases

Blackburn with Darwen has overtaken Leicester as England's coronavirus hotspot, and Sandwell Council, in the West Midlands, is battling a spike in new cases an [...]

Read full article: England's 10 coronavirus hotspots includ...→
Bestselling author Josephine Cox dies aged 82 

Bestselling author Josephine Cox dies aged 82 

Publisher HarperCollins confirmed Blackburn-born Josephine Cox, whose works include Two Sisters and Her Father's Sins, has died aged 82, leaving behind her hus [...]

Read full article: Bestselling author Josephine Cox dies ag...→
Hot weather brings out the worse in Britons, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

Hot weather brings out the worse in Britons, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

We're having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave. And doesn't the country know it? We spend most of the year bemoaning the weather, looking tragically out on to ra [...]

Read full article: Hot weather brings out the worse in Brit...→

Here's how to find out your local coronavirus restrictions

A postcode-checking website has been launched which tells people the coronavirus lockdown rules in their local area. As certain areas of the country have faced [...]

Read full article: Here's how to find out your local corona...→
Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after cases nearly DOUBLE in week

Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after cases nearly DOUBLE in week

PENDLE in Lancashire has become England’s joint coronavirus hotspot with Blackburn after cases almost doubled in a week. The borough now has a rate of 78.2 Cov [...]

Read full article: Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after...→
  • #Blackburn
Which literary character inspired this painting? The great British art quiz

Which literary character inspired this painting? The great British art quiz

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery set today’s quiz, which let you explore the collections of British museums closed due to Covid-19 – all while answering some t [...]

Read full article: Which literary character inspired this p...→
Why local lockdowns need more than just a better media strategy

Why local lockdowns need more than just a better media strategy

Late last night, as fresh cases of the novel coronavirus spiked in the Greater Manchester region, the government announced new local lockdown measures. Meeting [...]

Read full article: Why local lockdowns need more than just ...→
Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for charity inspires disabled girl to trek 15k

Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for charity inspires disabled girl to trek 15k

EXCLUSIVE: Hero Tony Hudgell walked 10km on prosthetic legs to raise over £1million for the hospital that saved his life and inspired others on Instagram - inc [...]

Read full article: Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for chari...→
Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no local lockdown is in place

Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no local lockdown is in place

Whiles areas including Blackburn and Oldham are now under new local lockdowns, these areas are seeing signs of resurgence but aren't being controlled yet

Read full article: Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no lo...→
  • #Blackburn
The 10 areas in England with the highest coronavirus infection rates

The 10 areas in England with the highest coronavirus infection rates

The new figures come as Oldham overtakes Leicester as the area with the second-highest rate in the country, behind only Blackburn with Darwen

Read full article: The 10 areas in England with the highest...→
10 areas in England with worst Covid-19 rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

10 areas in England with worst Covid-19 rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

New data reveals that Oldham is now the second worst-affected area, behind Blackburn with Darwen, as officials warn the Prime Minister is worried about a secon [...]

Read full article: 10 areas in England with worst Covid-19 ...→
10 areas of England where coronavirus cases have JUMPED in the last week

10 areas of England where coronavirus cases have JUMPED in the last week

CORONAVIRUS infections have jumped significantly in ten areas in England in the last week, data from Public Health England (PHE) has revealed. Areas such as Bl [...]

Read full article: 10 areas of England where coronavirus ca...→
Sensible not to relax lockdown measures, Blackburn council leader says

Sensible not to relax lockdown measures, Blackburn council leader says

The leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council warned it is “sensible not to relax” lockdown restrictions after Covid-19 infection rates soared in the region.  Co [...]

Read full article: Sensible not to relax lockdown measures,...→
Coronavirus watchlist hits two more towns as Luton and Blackburn added

Coronavirus watchlist hits two more towns as Luton and Blackburn added

Luton and Blackburn have been added to the government's coronavirus watchlist alert level, brining the total number of UK towns with Covid-19 spikes to three

Read full article: Coronavirus watchlist hits two more town...→
Blackburn & Luton could face lockdown as they join Leicester on Covid watchlist

Blackburn & Luton could face lockdown as they join Leicester on Covid watchlist

BLACKBURN and Luton could face lockdown next week. The towns have joined Leicester as coronavirus ‘areas of intervention’ by Public Health England. ⚠️ Read our [...]

Read full article: Blackburn & Luton could face lockdown as...→
  • #Blackburn
Coronavirus local lockdown panic as PHE announces TWO new areas of intervention

Coronavirus local lockdown panic as PHE announces TWO new areas of intervention

LUTON and Blackburn and Darwen have been declared "areas of intervention" by Public Health England.

Read full article: Coronavirus local lockdown panic as PHE ...→
It’s not that bad! Do these moaning minnies ever take a day off, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

It’s not that bad! Do these moaning minnies ever take a day off, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

The sun is out, it's a beautiful summer, lockdown is being relaxed, there are real hopes of a vaccine in the offing, restaurants have opened, flowers are bloom [...]

Read full article: It’s not that bad! Do these moaning minn...→
Coronavirus alert: Second UK region in 'danger' of COVID-19 lockdown - Warning issued

Coronavirus alert: Second UK region in 'danger' of COVID-19 lockdown - Warning issued

BLACKBURN is under threat of being placed into a local lockdown as coronavirus cases in the region continue to surge.

Read full article: Coronavirus alert: Second UK region in '...→
Second UK town in danger of local lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

Second UK town in danger of local lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

The city of Leicester was forced into a local lockdown on June 29 as the region's infection rate increased – and now Blackburn authorities have said it could b [...]

Read full article: Second UK town in danger of local lockdo...→
  • #Blackburn
'Terrified' families in virus hotspot braced for lockdown after mask snub

'Terrified' families in virus hotspot braced for lockdown after mask snub

FAMILIES in Blackburn are “terrified” of the virus “spreading out of control” as locals refuse to wear masks.  Residents are bracing themselves for full lockdo [...]

Read full article: 'Terrified' families in virus hotspot br...→
Coronavirus map LIVE: UK faces MORE local lockdowns as new town emerges as worst hotspot

Coronavirus map LIVE: UK faces MORE local lockdowns as new town emerges as worst hotspot

LEICESTER has been overtaken by Blackburn as England's coronavirus hotspot, with the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the country, new figures have shown.

Read full article: Coronavirus map LIVE: UK faces MORE loca...→
  • #Blackburn
Bestselling author Josephine Cox dies aged 82 

Bestselling author Josephine Cox dies aged 82 

Publisher HarperCollins confirmed Blackburn-born Josephine Cox, whose works include Two Sisters and Her Father's Sins, has died aged 82, leaving behind her hus [...]

Read full article: Bestselling author Josephine Cox dies ag...→
Teen killed in 'horrific' Blackburn shooting was student and charity worker

Teen killed in 'horrific' Blackburn shooting was student and charity worker

The 19-year-old's friends say she was walking to the shops when she was gunned down just 100m from her home in what has been described as an "horrific and sens [...]

Read full article: Teen killed in 'horrific' Blackburn shoo...→
  • #Blackburn

The former Blackburn Rovers star is a versatile defender for Manchester United.

The former Blackburn Rovers star is a versatile defender for Manchester United. A born leader, Preston-born Jones was compared with United great Duncan Edwards [...]

Read full article: The former Blackburn Rovers star is a ve...→
UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed as 'watch list' grows to 29 locations

UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed as 'watch list' grows to 29 locations

Oldham in Greater Manchester has recorded 145 new cases of Covid-19 in the week to August 9, a higher rate of infection than previous hotspots Leicester and Bl [...]

Read full article: UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed ...→
The 29 UK towns and cities on local lockdown 'watch list'

The 29 UK towns and cities on local lockdown 'watch list'

Blackburn has the highest rate of coronavirus in England, with new data showing it is on top of the government's local lockdown 'watch list' for the second wee [...]

Read full article: The 29 UK towns and cities on local lock...→
  • #Blackburn
Latest Covid rates show area has replaced Blackburn as worst-hit in England

Latest Covid rates show area has replaced Blackburn as worst-hit in England

Pendle in Lancashire now has a fractionally higher infection rate per 100,000 people than Blackburn with Darwen, latest coronavirus infection data for England [...]

Read full article: Latest Covid rates show area has replace...→
The 26 towns and cities on government coronavirus 'watch list'

The 26 towns and cities on government coronavirus 'watch list'

The coronavirus case rates are based on the number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people - with Blackburn with Darwen leading the way on 78.6

Read full article: The 26 towns and cities on government co...→
Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

We have reached our limit. That was the most striking message from Chris Whitty today, as he and the Prime Minister held a press conference to reiterate a seri [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty offers a quietly different ...→
Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackburn married to?

Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackburn married to?

TONY BLACKBURN joins the celeb five on another caravanning adventure tonight, who is the Radio DJ married to?

Read full article: Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackbu...→
Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us all transfixed, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us all transfixed, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

So, what did you do during the trial of the century? Loftily rise above it and concentrate on reading A History Of Western Philosophy? Or make like 99 percent [...]

Read full article: Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us ...→
The 10 areas suffering worst coronavirus rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

The 10 areas suffering worst coronavirus rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

OLDHAM has overtaken locked-down Leicester for its rate of coronavirus cases and Blackburn is the most infected. An updated list of towns and cities with the h [...]

Read full article: The 10 areas suffering worst coronavirus...→
  • #Blackburn
‘Not sensible to relax restrictions’ in Blackburn following Covid-19 spike

‘Not sensible to relax restrictions’ in Blackburn following Covid-19 spike

Luton council says gyms, pools, and other leisure facilities will not reopen as planned on Friday

Read full article: ‘Not sensible to relax restrictions’ in ...→
  • #Blackburn
Luton and Blackburn are 'areas of intervention' as coronavirus infection rates surge

Luton and Blackburn are 'areas of intervention' as coronavirus infection rates surge

Local lockdowns or measures such as closures of pubs could be imposed if cases continue to rise

Read full article: Luton and Blackburn are 'areas of interv...→
  • #Blackburn
Two UK towns marked 'areas of intervention' after rise in Covid cases

Two UK towns marked 'areas of intervention' after rise in Covid cases

Two towns in the UK have been marked as "areas of intervention" by Public Health England after a rise in coronavirus cases. The announcement on Thursday came a [...]

Read full article: Two UK towns marked 'areas of interventi...→
Full list shows if virus is rising in your area - or if cases are falling off

Full list shows if virus is rising in your area - or if cases are falling off

There have been notable increases in infections in Rochdale, Hyndburn and Sandwell, while Blackburn with Darwen and Leicester continue to sit at the top of the [...]

Read full article: Full list shows if virus is rising in yo...→
Josephine Cox obituary

Josephine Cox obituary

Josephine Cox found literary treasure amid the grinding poverty of her childhood in 1940s Blackburn. Sitting for hours on the doorstep, the child would observe [...]

Read full article: Josephine Cox obituary...→
England's 10 coronavirus hotspots including town fighting 'rapid rise' in cases

England's 10 coronavirus hotspots including town fighting 'rapid rise' in cases

Blackburn with Darwen has overtaken Leicester as England's coronavirus hotspot, and Sandwell Council, in the West Midlands, is battling a spike in new cases an [...]

Read full article: England's 10 coronavirus hotspots includ...→
Blackburn 'reluctant' to impose local lockdown despite rising cases

Blackburn 'reluctant' to impose local lockdown despite rising cases

Blackburn's public health boss has said he is "reluctant" to impose a local lockdown despite rising coronavirus cases.  It has overtaken Leicester with the hig [...]

Read full article: Blackburn 'reluctant' to impose local lo...→
  • #Blackburn
Hot weather brings out the worse in Britons, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

Hot weather brings out the worse in Britons, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

We're having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave. And doesn't the country know it? We spend most of the year bemoaning the weather, looking tragically out on to ra [...]

Read full article: Hot weather brings out the worse in Brit...→

The former Blackburn Rovers star is a versatile defender for Manchester United.

The former Blackburn Rovers star is a versatile defender for Manchester United. A born leader, Preston-born Jones was compared with United great Duncan Edwards [...]

Read full article: The former Blackburn Rovers star is a ve...→

Here's how to find out your local coronavirus restrictions

A postcode-checking website has been launched which tells people the coronavirus lockdown rules in their local area. As certain areas of the country have faced [...]

Read full article: Here's how to find out your local corona...→
UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed as 'watch list' grows to 29 locations

UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed as 'watch list' grows to 29 locations

Oldham in Greater Manchester has recorded 145 new cases of Covid-19 in the week to August 9, a higher rate of infection than previous hotspots Leicester and Bl [...]

Read full article: UK's newest coronavirus hotspot exposed ...→
The 29 UK towns and cities on local lockdown 'watch list'

The 29 UK towns and cities on local lockdown 'watch list'

Blackburn has the highest rate of coronavirus in England, with new data showing it is on top of the government's local lockdown 'watch list' for the second wee [...]

Read full article: The 29 UK towns and cities on local lock...→
  • #Blackburn
Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after cases nearly DOUBLE in week

Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after cases nearly DOUBLE in week

PENDLE in Lancashire has become England’s joint coronavirus hotspot with Blackburn after cases almost doubled in a week. The borough now has a rate of 78.2 Cov [...]

Read full article: Pendle becomes joint virus hotspot after...→
  • #Blackburn
Latest Covid rates show area has replaced Blackburn as worst-hit in England

Latest Covid rates show area has replaced Blackburn as worst-hit in England

Pendle in Lancashire now has a fractionally higher infection rate per 100,000 people than Blackburn with Darwen, latest coronavirus infection data for England [...]

Read full article: Latest Covid rates show area has replace...→
Which literary character inspired this painting? The great British art quiz

Which literary character inspired this painting? The great British art quiz

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery set today’s quiz, which let you explore the collections of British museums closed due to Covid-19 – all while answering some t [...]

Read full article: Which literary character inspired this p...→
Why local lockdowns need more than just a better media strategy

Why local lockdowns need more than just a better media strategy

Late last night, as fresh cases of the novel coronavirus spiked in the Greater Manchester region, the government announced new local lockdown measures. Meeting [...]

Read full article: Why local lockdowns need more than just ...→
The 26 towns and cities on government coronavirus 'watch list'

The 26 towns and cities on government coronavirus 'watch list'

The coronavirus case rates are based on the number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people - with Blackburn with Darwen leading the way on 78.6

Read full article: The 26 towns and cities on government co...→
Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for charity inspires disabled girl to trek 15k

Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for charity inspires disabled girl to trek 15k

EXCLUSIVE: Hero Tony Hudgell walked 10km on prosthetic legs to raise over £1million for the hospital that saved his life and inspired others on Instagram - inc [...]

Read full article: Amputee boy, 5, who raised £1m for chari...→
Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

Chris Whitty offers a quietly different public health message to Boris Johnson

We have reached our limit. That was the most striking message from Chris Whitty today, as he and the Prime Minister held a press conference to reiterate a seri [...]

Read full article: Chris Whitty offers a quietly different ...→
Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no local lockdown is in place

Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no local lockdown is in place

Whiles areas including Blackburn and Oldham are now under new local lockdowns, these areas are seeing signs of resurgence but aren't being controlled yet

Read full article: Areas where Covid-19 is rising but no lo...→
  • #Blackburn
Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackburn married to?

Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackburn married to?

TONY BLACKBURN joins the celeb five on another caravanning adventure tonight, who is the Radio DJ married to?

Read full article: Tony Blackburn wife: Who is Tony Blackbu...→
Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us all transfixed, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us all transfixed, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

So, what did you do during the trial of the century? Loftily rise above it and concentrate on reading A History Of Western Philosophy? Or make like 99 percent [...]

Read full article: Blockbuster of a Hollywood trial had us ...→
The 10 areas in England with the highest coronavirus infection rates

The 10 areas in England with the highest coronavirus infection rates

The new figures come as Oldham overtakes Leicester as the area with the second-highest rate in the country, behind only Blackburn with Darwen

Read full article: The 10 areas in England with the highest...→
10 areas in England with worst Covid-19 rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

10 areas in England with worst Covid-19 rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

New data reveals that Oldham is now the second worst-affected area, behind Blackburn with Darwen, as officials warn the Prime Minister is worried about a secon [...]

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The 10 areas suffering worst coronavirus rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

The 10 areas suffering worst coronavirus rates as Oldham overtakes Leicester

OLDHAM has overtaken locked-down Leicester for its rate of coronavirus cases and Blackburn is the most infected. An updated list of towns and cities with the h [...]

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10 areas of England where coronavirus cases have JUMPED in the last week

10 areas of England where coronavirus cases have JUMPED in the last week

CORONAVIRUS infections have jumped significantly in ten areas in England in the last week, data from Public Health England (PHE) has revealed. Areas such as Bl [...]

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‘Not sensible to relax restrictions’ in Blackburn following Covid-19 spike

‘Not sensible to relax restrictions’ in Blackburn following Covid-19 spike

Luton council says gyms, pools, and other leisure facilities will not reopen as planned on Friday

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Sensible not to relax lockdown measures, Blackburn council leader says

Sensible not to relax lockdown measures, Blackburn council leader says

The leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council warned it is “sensible not to relax” lockdown restrictions after Covid-19 infection rates soared in the region.  Co [...]

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Luton and Blackburn are 'areas of intervention' as coronavirus infection rates surge

Luton and Blackburn are 'areas of intervention' as coronavirus infection rates surge

Local lockdowns or measures such as closures of pubs could be imposed if cases continue to rise

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Coronavirus watchlist hits two more towns as Luton and Blackburn added

Coronavirus watchlist hits two more towns as Luton and Blackburn added

Luton and Blackburn have been added to the government's coronavirus watchlist alert level, brining the total number of UK towns with Covid-19 spikes to three

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Blackburn & Luton could face lockdown as they join Leicester on Covid watchlist

Blackburn & Luton could face lockdown as they join Leicester on Covid watchlist

BLACKBURN and Luton could face lockdown next week. The towns have joined Leicester as coronavirus ‘areas of intervention’ by Public Health England. ⚠️ Read our [...]

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Two UK towns marked 'areas of intervention' after rise in Covid cases

Two UK towns marked 'areas of intervention' after rise in Covid cases

Two towns in the UK have been marked as "areas of intervention" by Public Health England after a rise in coronavirus cases. The announcement on Thursday came a [...]

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Coronavirus local lockdown panic as PHE announces TWO new areas of intervention

Coronavirus local lockdown panic as PHE announces TWO new areas of intervention

LUTON and Blackburn and Darwen have been declared "areas of intervention" by Public Health England.

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It’s not that bad! Do these moaning minnies ever take a day off, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

It’s not that bad! Do these moaning minnies ever take a day off, says VIRGINIA BLACKBURN

The sun is out, it's a beautiful summer, lockdown is being relaxed, there are real hopes of a vaccine in the offing, restaurants have opened, flowers are bloom [...]

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Full list shows if virus is rising in your area - or if cases are falling off

Full list shows if virus is rising in your area - or if cases are falling off

There have been notable increases in infections in Rochdale, Hyndburn and Sandwell, while Blackburn with Darwen and Leicester continue to sit at the top of the [...]

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Coronavirus alert: Second UK region in 'danger' of COVID-19 lockdown - Warning issued

Coronavirus alert: Second UK region in 'danger' of COVID-19 lockdown - Warning issued

BLACKBURN is under threat of being placed into a local lockdown as coronavirus cases in the region continue to surge.

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Second UK town in danger of local lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

Second UK town in danger of local lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

The city of Leicester was forced into a local lockdown on June 29 as the region's infection rate increased – and now Blackburn authorities have said it could b [...]

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Josephine Cox obituary

Josephine Cox obituary

Josephine Cox found literary treasure amid the grinding poverty of her childhood in 1940s Blackburn. Sitting for hours on the doorstep, the child would observe [...]

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'Terrified' families in virus hotspot braced for lockdown after mask snub

'Terrified' families in virus hotspot braced for lockdown after mask snub

FAMILIES in Blackburn are “terrified” of the virus “spreading out of control” as locals refuse to wear masks.  Residents are bracing themselves for full lockdo [...]

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England's 10 coronavirus hotspots including town fighting 'rapid rise' in cases

England's 10 coronavirus hotspots including town fighting 'rapid rise' in cases

Blackburn with Darwen has overtaken Leicester as England's coronavirus hotspot, and Sandwell Council, in the West Midlands, is battling a spike in new cases an [...]

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Coronavirus map LIVE: UK faces MORE local lockdowns as new town emerges as worst hotspot

Coronavirus map LIVE: UK faces MORE local lockdowns as new town emerges as worst hotspot

LEICESTER has been overtaken by Blackburn as England's coronavirus hotspot, with the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the country, new figures have shown.

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Blackburn 'reluctant' to impose local lockdown despite rising cases

Blackburn 'reluctant' to impose local lockdown despite rising cases

Blackburn's public health boss has said he is "reluctant" to impose a local lockdown despite rising coronavirus cases.  It has overtaken Leicester with the hig [...]

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Bestselling author Josephine Cox dies aged 82 

Bestselling author Josephine Cox dies aged 82 

Publisher HarperCollins confirmed Blackburn-born Josephine Cox, whose works include Two Sisters and Her Father's Sins, has died aged 82, leaving behind her hus [...]

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Teen killed in 'horrific' Blackburn shooting was student and charity worker

Teen killed in 'horrific' Blackburn shooting was student and charity worker

The 19-year-old's friends say she was walking to the shops when she was gunned down just 100m from her home in what has been described as an "horrific and sens [...]

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