Emergency call service 999 is turning 75. Blackburn has the oldest of BT's current centres, it's been going for 50 years handling more than 7mi calls a year and employs more than 140 people.
Burnley, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Manchester and Rochdale were among the first areas outside London to introduce the 999 service.
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