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Woman's dying wish fulfilled as she sees her horse for final time

A dying woman's wish to see her horse one last time has been fulfilled, after it was allowed to visit her at a hospice.

The visit to the East Lancashire Hospice Credit: Lancashire Evening Telegraph

The Lancashire Telegraph reports Carol Pearson's horse Teddy, a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood, visited her at East Lancashire Hospice in Blackburn, where she was being treated for cancer.

Carol died in June, but her family told the newspaper the visit lifted her spirits. Carol's daughter Emma said: "Mum’s bed had been taken outside into the gardens. She was dozing and I gently woke her saying ‘look who’s come to see you’. When she saw Teddy she was overwhelmed and had the biggest, brightest smile I’ve ever seen light up her face." The full story is on the Lancashire Evening Telegraph website.


Rovers reject bids for Jordan Rhodes

"We have recently received two official bids for the services of Jordan Rhodes from Hull City FC, both have been respectfully and categorically rejected."

– Alan Myers Director of Communications, Blackburn Rovers.
Jordan Rhodes. Credit: PA

19-year-old woman in court over Blackburn murder

Revidge road, Blackburn Credit: Dave Brown / ITV News

A 19-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with murder after a man from Blackburn.

Police found Bilal Saddique at a house on Revidge road on Monday after reports a man had been assaulted.

He died from a stab wound to his leg.

Sarah Willis was remanded in custody and will re-appear at Preston crown court next week.

Revidge road, Blackburn Credit: Dave Brown / ITV News

Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes targeted by Hull

Jordan Rhodes. Credit: PA

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer says Hull have made a bid for prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

The 24-year-old Scotland international, who scored 25 goals for Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship last season, has been targeted by Tigers boss Steve Bruce to replace Shane Long following his recent move to Southampton.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Thursday lunchtime, Bowyer said: "There has been an enquiry which has been taken to the board and the owners and that's as much as I know."

Rhodes is expected to be involved in Rovers' clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.

Police name man killed in Blackburn on monday

Police have named the man who died in an incident on Revidge Road in Blackburn on Monday night as 29-year-old Bilal Saddique.

Revidge Road in Blackburn Credit: ITV News / Dave Brown

The cause of death was a single stab wound to the left leg.

A 19-year-old woman under arrest on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Revidge Road in Blackburn Credit: ITV News / Dave Brown


Woman being questioned over fatal assault in Blackburn

Police cordon on Revidge Road in Blackburn Credit: ITV Granada

A 19 year old woman's been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man suffered fatal injuries in Blackburn on Monday night.

The 29-year-old man died after being assaulted at around 8pm in Revidge Road in Blackburn.

Police cordon on Revidge Road in Blackburn Credit: ITV Granada

Police said they were called to the incident by the ambulance service.

The victim was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but later died.

Police cordon on Revidge Road in Blackburn Credit: ITV Granada

Mum worried daughter could die from anorexia without special care

A mum from Blackburn believes her anorexic daughter will die if she doesn't get the specialist care she needs from the NHS.

Gill Barlow, says she's in a race against the clock to save daughter Jasmin's life.

Jasmin Barlow's mum believes she needs care from the NHS Credit: ITV Granada

One of Jasmin's kidneys has almost been completely destroyed by the eating disorder but she has been told she is currently too weak for a transplant.

Her mum Gill Barlow says mental health officials have so far failed to arrange specialist care for her, which has resulted in repeated emergency admissions to general wards at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

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