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Darwen community groups get Crown awards

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MORE than £4,000 has been handed out to three community groups in Darwen.

Knife amnesty in bid to take danger weapons off streets of East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

KNIVES will be handed in to police across East Lancashire when an amnesty is launched on Monday.

Appetite grows for debut Darwen food festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:44pm Friday 15th August 2014

DARWEN is to hold its first food festival later this year.

Lancashire police commissioner says civilian staff deserve to be paid a realistic wage for work

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

CIVILIAN workers employed by Lancashire Constabulary have been promised a Living Wage.

Cash aid helps carry Darwen firm into new premises

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A COMPANY which makes small vehicles that can be adapted to carry implements such as snow ploughs, grass mowers and chemical sprayers has moved, thanks to a council grant.

Mystery Darwen axeman hunted after attack on trees

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:18am Thursday 14th August 2014

A MYSTERY axeman has struck in a Darwen park, seemingly trying to chop down trees.

River Darwen bridge will be replaced by culvert

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A BRIDGE over the River Darwen is to be removed and replaced by a reinforced culvert if plans are given the go-ahead.

Dan Clough column: Cairney can be central to attack-minded Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph:

THE longer I have to reflect on Friday’s draw with Cardiff the more I see it as two points dropped.

Author donates books to Clitheroe club’s fund-raising tribute to ex-member

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:13pm Monday 11th August 2014

TOP playwright and author Alan Bennett has donated four books to help a scuba diving club raise money in memory of a former member.

Popular Hoddlesden mattress firm boss dies at 63

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:05pm Monday 11th August 2014

A POPULAR businessman who owned a leading baby and children's mattress firm has died, aged 63.

Italian fans add to great carnival atmosphere at Turf Moor

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:59pm Monday 11th August 2014

ITALIAN supporters made it a real carnival atmosphere as the Clarets romped to a 3-1 win against Serie A opponents.

Brave East Lancs cancer battler Sam Shaw on cloud nine after helicopter ride

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

YOUNGSTER Sam Shaw was flying high as his recovery from a life-threatening cancer continued.

East Lancashire on yellow weather alert

Lancashire Telegraph: WEATHER WARNING: The Met Office is predicting heavy showers across the region tomorrow

5:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

EAST Lancashire is still on a yellow weather warning as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha sweep across Britain.

Palestinian-born East Lancs councillor critical of response to Gaza conflict

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

AS the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel was set to enter its fourth day, Palestine-born Karimeh Foster said she hopes a peaceful resolution can be reached.

Port’s World War One memorial built by East Lancashire firm

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:32pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A WAR memorial unveiled by Prince Harry in Kent was made in East Lancashire.

Darwen vicar to hang up his cassock for last time

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A VICAR who has served churches in Darwen and Tockholes for a decade will retire next month.

Dan Clough column: I think this can be Blackburn Rovers' year

Lancashire Telegraph: Boss Gary Bowyer on the day he was unveiled as Rovers’ permanent boss in May last year

11:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

ROVERS boss Gary Bowyer says he cannot wait for the season to get under way on Friday night, and I for one join him in that anticipation.

Soul legend's wife 'loves' singer Paul

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Monday 4th August 2014

A DARWEN singer wondered ‘What’s Going On?’ after the wife of Motown legend Marvin Gaye praised his rendition of a classic song.

End of the road to hell

Lancashire Telegraph: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

1:54pm Monday 4th August 2014

STRUGGLING traders have breathed a huge sigh of relief after months of roadworks came to an end.

High thinking solves broadband problem

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:59pm Friday 1st August 2014

PEOPLE in Darwen can receive next-generation broadband after an iconic chimney was transformed into a giant antenna.

Rethink delays plan for whitehall wetland habitat

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:59pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WORK to turn a former reservoir into a local beauty spot has been put on hold pending a review.

Former host of TV’s Bullseye Jim Bowen set to return to limelight in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: ILL Jim Bowen

3:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

COMEDIAN Jim Bowen is back on ‘the circuit’ three years after he suffered two strokes.

Caring Blackburn couple set up kinship group

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A COUPLE who took in their grandson have set up a support group to help other Lancashire ‘kinship’ carers.

Blackburn with Darwen under 7s will get a free school meal

Lancashire Telegraph: School meal.

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council has said it is ready to implement the Government’s new policy of free school meals to all primary school children up to age seven.

Savage dog attacks its East Lancs foster carer

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:12am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN has been left using crutches after taking in a dog that was about to be put down.

Woman returns to Darwen from Australia after 50 years - and complains to council

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:57pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WOMAN who has returned to Darwen 50 years after emigrating to Australia has written a letter to the council complaining at the state of the town.

Anger as bins fester in front of Darwen homes

Lancashire Telegraph: REPORT: A whistleblower sparked the inquiry into Malvern's refuse and recycling depot.

3:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A STREET where bins have to be left to fester in front of homes has been likened to the ‘Third World’.

Blackburn nurse wins special award

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A NURSE who helps people stub out their smoking habits has won a coveted award.

Darwen nursery improves its rating by two levels after second inspection

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NURSERY has risen two grades to become ‘good’ after an Ofsted inspection.

M6 southbound to be closed at Cheshire

Lancashire Telegraph: Collison causes M6 disruption

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS using the M6 through Cheshire have been advised that the southbound carriageway of the motorway around Sandbach will be closed from 10pm tonight for an emergency bridge inspection.

Appeal for information on First World War Darwen nurses

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN who has published her Darwen grandmother’s First World War memoirs has launched an appeal to identify nurses who worked in the family home after it was transformed into a hospital.

Blackburn Rovers legend Colin Hendry in 'vile' tweet fury

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A ‘vile’ internet troll has been blasted for insulting former Blackburn Rovers legend Colin Hendry’s late wife.

Ex-Rover Flitcroft launches eco-friendly homes firm - Flitcraft

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AS Chorley FC prepares for life in the Skrill North division next season, Garry Flitcroft could be forgiven for ploughing all of his energies into football.

Litter worry as Sudell bins cut down to size

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has slammed the decision to replace large bins with smaller ones on streets in his area.

Darwen academy’s football links to continue

Lancashire Telegraph: Garry Flitcroft's Chorley stunned Forest Green

2:25pm Friday 18th July 2014

DARWEN Aldridge Community Academy’s link with semi-professional Chorley FC is to continue for the foreseeable future, said the Magpies boss.

Missing Great Harwood girl found safe and well

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TEENAGER from Great Harwood who went missing last week has been found.

£40m East Lancs travel upgrade work gets under way

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A HOST of building projects are to be carried out in the coming weeks as part of £40million transport improvements.

Darwen store reaches out to help the community

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:11pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A COMMUNITY scheme is to expand its youth centre services as well as offering adult education courses, following a cash boost.

East Lancs blogger nominated for Cosmopolitan award

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:23pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A BLOGGER has been nominated for an award from women’s magazine Cosmopolitan.

£50k compensation after baby’s death at Royal Blackburn Hospital

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE parents of a baby who died after being delivered at Royal Blackburn Hospital have been awarded more than £50,000.

Fury at graffiti vandals’ Blackburn rampage

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

VANDALS who daubed graffiti across walls in a residential area will be caught, named and shamed, said a furious local leader.

Five arrested at East Lancs ‘rave of raves’

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

FIVE people were arrested after a party got out of hand and spilled into the street.

Accrington dad attacked with glass bottle in house raid

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:06am Monday 14th July 2014

A DAD-of-one had a glass bottle smashed over his head when he found three burglars in his home.

I’ll oppose ordination of female bishops, says John Goddard

Lancashire Telegraph: Rt Rev John Goddard

9:03am Monday 14th July 2014

AN East Lancashire bishop says he will vote against the ordination of female bishops ‘in conscience’ today.

£20,000 boost for Darwen fishing pond plan

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:54pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FRIENDS’ group has been given a grant of £20,000 to transform a silted-up lodge into a fishing pond.

Helping pupils to read takes Blackburn teacher to national finals for a ’fantastic job’

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:52pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A TEACHER who helps struggling youngsters get up to speed with their reading has come runner-up in the Teacher of the Year competition.

Countdown to big awards final for school caterers

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

CATERERS at a village primary school have made it to tomorrow’s finals of a national competition.

Popular East Lancs landlord dies aged 85

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A POPULAR former landlord who ran pubs across East Lancashire has died aged 85.

85-year-old East Lancs woman dies two weeks after two-car smash

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

2:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

AN 85-year-old woman who suffered injuries in a car accident a fortnight ago has died.

Darwen firm celebrates 150 years of partnership

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:56pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A WELL-known Darwen firm has taken part in a nationwide celebration of 150 years of the John Lewis Partnership.

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