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Firefighters tackle blaze

EIGHT fire crews are currently battling a major fire in Blackburn town centre. The blaze is at a mill in Birley Street and started this evening just before 6.30pm. Fire crews said materials inside were causing some concern. There are no reports of any injuries. A cordon has been set up and police are urging motorists to stay away from the area. The footage was taken by the Lancashire Fire and Rescue service.

Fire in Blackburn

Lancashire Fire and Rescue say around 40 firefighters are at the scene of a blaze at an industrial premises in Birley Street Blackburn. There are no reports of any injuries. This is during a four day strike by fire officers nationwide in a row over pensions.

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Industrial fire in Blackburn

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
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