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Accrington X Factor star in pledge to help music tutors

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

X FACTOR sensation Reece Bibby has not let his new-found fame go to his head.

Mother and three children missing - thought to be in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A WOMAN and three children who have gone missing from home in Scotland could be in Blackburn.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers’ fans have no need to panic

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONCE again, hysteria has set in after one defeat away from home against a good side.

Darwen bridegroom soothes pre-wedding jitters with 5k run

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

WHEN a bridegroom wears running shoes on the morning of a wedding, that is usually a cause for concern.

Blackburn life coach's grief at death of his sister

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GRIEVING brother and life coach has spoken out about the dangers of alcoholism and drugs after tragically losing his sister.

Lost WW1 tribute reinstated in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: World War One poppies to be planted across Bushey

11:01am Saturday 30th August 2014

A LOST First World War memorial to factory workers at a Waterside ceramics firm has been put back on display.

Volunteers land £10,000 to fund community events

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PARKS group that prides itself on bringing a community together has secured a grant of almost £10,000 to continue its work.

Tributes for Blackburn poet who died after realising lifelong dream

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A POET who earlier this year realised a lifelong dream of having his work published has died, aged 91.

Firm offers to cut Darwen cemetery’s grass

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE owner of a specialised machinery firm has offered to cut grass in Darwen Cemetery for a day free of charge.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Blackburn's 'Free Palestine' paint pest

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEW images have been released of a man police want to speak to after buildings in Blackburn were sprayed with ‘Free Palestine’ graffiti.

Dan Clough column: Hull City boss Steve Bruce needs to lay off our Jordan Rhodes

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

STEVE Bruce and Hull City are showing complete contempt for Rovers with their continued interest in Jordan Rhodes.

Darwen textile factory set to take on 30 new staff

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DARWEN factory which makes textile products for top chain John Lewis is recruiting up to 30 new staff.

Blackburn social worker publicises adoption scheme which helps provide stability

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:51pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLACKBURN social worker who helps families considering adoption has called on people to find out more about the council’s ‘Let’s Adopt’ campaign.

UPDATE: Hunt for man who punched 18-year-old woman at Blackburn service station

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOMAN was left with a fractured cheekbone after being punched in the face during a row over who was getting in a taxi.

Plans for £120million investment in Blackburn wastewater treatment plant

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

BOSSES at water providers United Utilities are to invest £120million in improvements to wastewater treatment in Blackburn.

Owner’s £200,000 plan for the Blackburn pub he helped save

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A PUB that was on the brink of closure before being deemed a ‘community asset’ is looking to expand.

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.

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