@Brettles I'm sorry to hear about this - especially as its a bit too close to home. Hopefully your car is fixed and returned to you soon..
@Oddie007 this last couple of years it feels like there is a renewed life and energy in Blackburn - I prefer it now to 10 years ago.
@Cat Power the assertion that crime and immigration have any link is nonsense and frankly sounds like inflammatory Daily Express rhetoric; crime levels in the UK have generally been falling for years, there is no evidence to suggest increased immigration (legal or illegal) alters crime rates and UK crime levels are on par with crime levels around our European and international peers.
Slight tangent: The Wild West wasn't particularly lawless, violent or even particularly far west; thats just a myth propagated by Hollywood to make movies. And, co-incidentally the worlds first "Wild West" movie was apparently shot in Blackburn in 1899.