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Cleric opposed to ordination of female priests becomes bishop of Blackburn
Philip North’s appointment approved by King Charles after previous attempts stopped by protests

Harriet Sherwood

10, Jan, 2023 @4:30 PM

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‘I feel like a second-class citizen’: outsourced hospital staff join strikes
OCS workers at Blackpool and Blackburn call for weekend pay in line with NHS staff

Jasper Jolly

29, Jun, 2022 @3:45 PM

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Blackburn Rovers become first UK football club to host Eid prayers on pitch
Hundreds of people congregate at Ewood Park to mark end of holy month of Ramadan

Christy Cooney

02, May, 2022 @5:52 PM

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Police failed woman who killed herself in Blackburn cell, inquest finds
Campaigners say Kelly Hartigan-Burns was treated with ‘reckless indifference’ after her arrest in 2016

Helen Pidd North of England editor

07, Apr, 2022 @5:10 PM

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‘We were terrified’: Texas rabbi and congregants detail hostage drama
The British hostage-taker was originally welcomed and offered tea before the situation turned ‘tense and terrifying’

Edward Helmore

17, Jan, 2022 @10:41 PM

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Texas hostage taker had criminal and mental health history in UK
Malik Faisal Akram from Blackburn was killed by police after taking four hostages in a synagogue

Vikram Dodd and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

17, Jan, 2022 @6:40 PM

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Statue of pioneering MP Barbara Castle joins recent memorials to prominent British women
Depiction of veteran Labour MP latest in series of sculptures of significant women, including Diana Princess of Wales

Vanessa Thorpe

09, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Seven men jailed for life after Blackburn student killed in botched hit
Sentences include 34 years each for orchestrator and gunman who mistakenly shot Aya Hachem, 19

Robyn Vinter

05, Aug, 2021 @1:49 PM

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Covid cases have peaked in Blackburn, official figures show
Infections in England’s worst-affected council area fall steadily since 7 June, says PHE

Sasha Mistlin

16, Jun, 2021 @2:44 PM

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‘I’m gutted but it’s for our safety’: Blackburn faces up to further Covid restrictions
News of delay to lifting of lockdown dampens mood at vaccination centre in coronavirus hotspot

Sasha Mistlin

14, Jun, 2021 @5:33 PM

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NHS says it can’t provide extra Covid vaccines in Blackburn despite infection rate
Town’s director of public health says ‘unjust’ decision could lead to local hospital being swamped within four weeks

Helen Pidd North of England editor

04, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK not approving Covid jab for children ‘disappointing’, says health chief
Director of public health for UK’s worst hotspot urges government to follow lead of Canada, US and EU

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

01, Jun, 2021 @4:02 PM

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