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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.

£37m bill to buy out abandoned Sudell properties

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Kate Hollern

4:44pm Monday 7th July 2014

IT would cost up to £40million to compulsorily purchase all the empty homes in the Sudell area of Darwen, according to borough council leader Kate Hollern.

East Lancs shop left with £7k of out-of-date uniforms as school switches logo

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A UNIFORM supplier has slammed a school after it changed its logo without telling him.

Collection for man who died at Thwaites Christmas party

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Friday 4th July 2014

BREWERY staff have raised almost £8,000 for charity in memory of a colleague who died at a Christmas party.

Are you Lancashire's next top model?

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Friday 4th July 2014

A SHOPPING centre has launched a county-wide searching for the areas new top models who could rival Rossendale supermodel Agyness Deyn.

Darwen MP will go ‘face to face’ with councillors

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

4:04pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

DARWEN’S MP will be quizzed by councillors after agreeing to attend their next meeting.

Ribble Valley pub honoured by campaigning drinkers

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A POPULAR village pub has been crowned the Ribble Valley Pub of the Year.

Landmark East Lancs plane has new museum home in Cornwall

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A FIGHTER plane that stood for two decades outside an East Lancashire factory has ‘landed’ in Cornwall.

Darwen firm helping to pull youngsters from ‘dark’ age

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:11pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Africa will be able to enjoy football after dark thanks to a generous donation from a Darwen firm.

Clitheroe man seeks grave of war death brother

Lancashire Telegraph: Post Second World War Marlborough is captured in this image

2:30pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A MAN whose nine-week-old brother died during the Second World War has launched an appeal to find the baby’s grave.

Councillors in Sudell-Sunnyhurst cash row

Lancashire Telegraph: ATTACK SCENE Sudellside Street, Darwen

6:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A ROW erupted over ‘disproportionate’ spending by the council in areas of Darwen.

Darwen Vale academy move confirmed

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen Vale High School

5:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

DARWEN Vale High School will become an academy under the Aldridge Foundation after the move was rubber-stamped by the Department for Education.

Fallen Darwen war tribute repaired

Lancashire Telegraph: Brett Price and his son Jason with their special lifting gear

2:51pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A WAR memorial damaged by ‘mindless’ vandals has been repaired.

VIDEO: Drama as truck bursts into flames in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: The cause of the fire is not yet known

9:00am Friday 27th June 2014

FLAMES poured out of a van after it caught fire in a busy town centre street.

'Disgraceful' vandals torch Darwen beauty spot benches

Lancashire Telegraph: Catherine Waddicor of the Friends of Ashleigh Barrow surveys the damage with Coun Karimeh Foster

3:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

ARSONISTS have torched benches at a popular historic beauty spot in a ‘disgraceful act of wanton vandalism’.

Thwaites bosses announce Blackburn base move

Lancashire Telegraph: The current Thwaites site

5:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

BOSSES at Thwaites have announced the firm will move to a new site four miles from its current Blackburn town centre base.

Parking changes are hitting business, say Darwen traders

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, traders Jake Young Debra Ainsworth-Lord, Lorna Read and Ron Nairey

2:21pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

ANGRY traders say changes to parking in a busy town centre street are causing them to lose business.

I quit, says Darwen landlady after four months

Lancashire Telegraph: A more optimistic Les and Babs Greenall at Darwen’s White Lion when they took over

9:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

AN historic town centre pub is to close after its manager decided to pull out just four months after opening.

Blacksnape residents in fight to save only post box

Lancashire Telegraph: Campaigning Coun Julie Slater

4:40pm Friday 20th June 2014

RESIDENTS have launched a campaign to save their only post box after it emerged it was pencilled in for removal.

Darwen Vale High School staff strike over academy plan

Lancashire Telegraph: Members of the National Union of Teachers and National Union of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers have been joined by concerned parents on the picket line

4:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

TEACHERS at Darwen Vale High School walked out on strike yesterday over plans to convert it into an academy.

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