Thousands of Muslims across the North West have started celebrating the festival of Eid. Hundreds gathered in Blackburn's Witton Park to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in which believers fast during daylight hours.
A student from Bolton caught up in the Istanbul terrorist attack said if her flight from Manchester hadn't been delayed she could have been killed.
Heather Nelson was just leaving her plane at Ataturk airport, when three attackers opened fire and blew themselves up, killing 41 people and injuring several hundred more.
She told her family she saw blood everywhere in a scene of devastation.
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Blackburn councillor Salim Mulla has been suspended by the party over anti-Semitic comments made on Twitter and Facebook.Read the full story ›
Blackburn Rovers says the club's manager Paul Lambert is to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.
The club says Lambert has decided to activate a release clause in his contract and will step down after Rovers' final game of the season against Reading on May 7.
The club has thanked Lambert for his efforts since joining in November and says the search for a new manager will begin immediately.
Blackburn Rovers can announce that Paul Lambert will be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign: https://t.co/0woaloY3pY
I would like to place on record my thanks to the Owners, and especially the players, staff and fans for the tremendous backing and support I have received since I arrived.
It’s a brilliant club, with great people, and I wish it every success in the future. For now, I remain fully focused and determined to try to win the final two games of the season, starting this Saturday against Rotherham.
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Police in Lancashire are growing increasingly concerned for a missing woman from Blackburn. Samantha Bell, 33, was last seen on Friday.Read the full story ›
The family of a baby who has cancer have returned to their hometown of Blackburn to thank them for their support.
Seventeen-month-old Poppy-Mai has a terminal brain tumour and has been given just days to live.
Her family are determined to make every day they have with her count.
Police are investigating reports of an honour-based attack on a teenage boy in Blackburn.
It is alleged a 16-year-old boy was kidnapped, robbed, and assaulted on Monday after being approached by a man driving a red car.
The victim was told to get into the car and was driven away, during which he was threatened and questioned about a relationship with a female.
The teenager was then taken to Beechwood Court where four men are alleged to have beaten him.
He later received treatment for his injuries at Royal Blackburn Hospital.
Two men have been arrested. Police are appealing for more information.
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