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New homes and shopping hub set to transform Blackburn estate

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to transform an area of the Shadsworth Estate have been unveiled by Twin Valley Homes.

Darwen MP in ‘scrap the lights’ plea to council chiefs

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry has renewed calls for the new traffic lights at Hollins Grove to be switched off.

Darwen firm ordered to pay £60k after worker hospitalised with lead posioning

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SCRAP metal firm has been ordered to pay almost £60,000 for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.

Mother of three takes on inaugural position at Blackburn university

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STUDENTS in Blackburn have elected a full-time students’ union president for the first time in the university’s history.

East Lancashire firm gears up to build Olympic-sized velodrome

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CYCLING parts manufacturer with plans to build a £2.5million velodrome has announced it will now be Olympic sized.

Darwen dad-of-two earns outstanding achivement award

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:31pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DAD-of-two from Darwen who thought he had missed out at school was singled out for his achievements at a lavish graduation ceremony.

High winds cause Whalley powercut

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

11:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HIGH winds this morning caused a fault on overhead power lines leading to a large powercut in the Whalley area.

Dan Clough column: Let's build on a good point - starting tonight

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A POINT at Ipswich must not be sniffed at and I certainly would have taken that before the game.

Darwen e-cigarette firm helping to turn back the clock

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

DRINKS such as dandelion and burdock, blood tonic and sarsaparilla reached the height of popularity during the Temperance Movement of the mid-19th century.

Biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn set to blossom next month

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn is expected to blossom at a school next month.

LET IT GO! Lessons in how to be an East Lancashire princess

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:12am Monday 20th October 2014

A NEW business launched by a Blackburn performer is offering a chance to budding performing arts graduates struggling to get their big break.

Joy as historic Blackburn pub sign saved - and it could go on display

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:16am Monday 20th October 2014

WHAT is believed to be the last remaining sign from a brewery that closed two decades ago has been saved and could go on display.

Arson-hit eyesore building in Darwen set to become two homes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A DERELICT former engineering works that was left an eyesore after a fire looks set to be developed into housing.

Community honour for Blackburn war heroes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A PLAQUE remembering those who died in the First World War has been unveiled at Bank Top Community Centre.

BBC's Crimewatch to focus on raid after Blackburn businessman beaten in his home

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:38am Thursday 16th October 2014

A RAID in which the founder of a multi-million pound Blackburn firm was beaten in his home is to feature on BBC’s Crimewatch tonight.

Darwen academy students’ award for charity work in Africa

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS who travel to Africa to carry out vital charity work have won a prestigious national award.

Calls for owners to sort collapsing Darwen bar

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:15pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE owners of a dangerous building have been urged to step forward and take action after part of it fell and damaged a car.

Blackburn RAF gunner shot down in Lancaster Bomber dies - aged 90

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN RAF gunner from Blackburn who was shot down in his Lancaster Bomber in the Second World War has died, aged 90.

Former Blackburn Rovers striker scores a winner - for his acting skills...

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:08am Wednesday 15th October 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rovers striker Nathan Blake has scooped an award – for acting!

Community on alert over plans to alter former pub

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:05pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FEARS that a former pub could be lost forever have been heightened after plans were submitted to make alterations to its living space.

Dan Clough column: Scotland snub for Jordan Rhodes is just one of many for Blackburn Rovers players

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HOW Jordan Rhodes can be constantly overlooked for his national team is beyond me.

Terrified Darwen family’s ‘lives put at risk’ by lit rocket put through letterbox

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

YOBS who posted a lit firework through the front door of the home of a sleeping family have been branded ‘mindless idiots’.

Award-winning Indian chef set to open new business in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:41pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN award-winning Indian chef and restaurateur is to open a new business in Darwen.

East Lancs apprentice chef secures work experience at Raymond Blanc’s famous Oxfordshire cookery school

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

A RIBBLE Valley chef has secured work experience at a cookery school run by Raymond Blanc.

‘Fatal’ disease hits Greendale Wood

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

ASH dieback has been confirmed in established East Lancashire woodland for the first time, new data from the Forestry Commission has shown.

Third Darwen primary school chooses to become academy

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:53pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A THIRD Darwen primary school will convert to academy status after approval was granted by the Department for Education.

Bell comes out of storage as Ashleigh turns back the clock

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:58pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FORMER pupils of Ashleigh Primary School in Darwen might remember with dread the clanging of the old school bell.

Weddings business in historic Darwen woodland venue up for sale - and it's yours for £110,000

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AN historic wedding and functions venue in the heart of Darwen woodland has gone up for sale.

SEHR GUT! Darwen's first Oktoberfest a real hit with locals

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:47pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

DARWEN’S first Oktoberfest took place in the form of a German-themed beer festival at The Old Function Rooms pub at the weekend.

Dan Clough column: Give Gary Bowyer time to get things right at Blackburn Rovers

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

2:00pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THERE has been much talk among Rovers fans across web channels about whether Gary Bowyer should remain as our manager.

AFC Darwen players go through pain barrier for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Monday 6th October 2014

PLAYERS at AFC Darwen took on a hair-raising challenge to raise almost £2,000 for charity.

Delicacies from near and far make Darwen festival a moment to savour

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:04pm Monday 6th October 2014

DELICACIES from East Lancashire and beyond were on offer as Darwen hosted its first food festival.

Crown paint could be a life-saver at Heathrow Airport

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:57pm Monday 6th October 2014

SPECIAL paint made in East Lancashire has been used in the new Terminal 2B at Heathrow Airport.

Children in Gambia get play area gift - thanks to Burnley businessman

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Monday 6th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Africa will soon be able to enjoy a state-of-the-art playground thanks to a generous Burnley businessman.

Blackburn-based company in court battle over e-cigarette ban

Lancashire Telegraph: E-cigarettes "just another way of smoking" warn health chiefs

11:08am Monday 6th October 2014

AN electronic cigarette firm’s bid to stop new EU laws restricting sales goes to the Royal Courts of Justice in London today.

Police hunt for man after 14-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Clitheroe Castle

Lancashire Telegraph: Clitheroe Castle

9:41am Monday 6th October 2014

A FOURTEEN-year-old girl was sexually assaulted within the grounds of Clitheroe Castle.

THANK YOU: Darwen neighbours and friends rally to help man left homeless after blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

A MAN left homeless after his house was set alight by arsonists could move back in within the next few weeks – thanks to the local community.

People taking own drinks to weddings costing East Lancs businesses ‘thousands of pounds’

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

PEOPLE taking their own drinks into wedding receptions are costing businesses ‘thousands of pounds’ in lost bar takings, hotel owners have said.

West End is coming to Darwen!

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DARWEN is to get its own direct link to the West End when some of the top shows are broadcast live to a town centre theatre.

Blackburn ‘eyesore’ Jaguar garage set for new look

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:31am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Jaguar dealership which has become an ‘eyesore’ after being closed for years is being lined up to be brought back into use.

Call for action over fire-hit Franky’s Bar in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE owners of a town centre bar left an eyesore after a fire are to be urged to either knock it down or renovate it.

East Lancs Big Ben ale strikes gold in Hong Kong

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN East Lancashire brewery has scooped an award for one of its ales – in Hong Kong.

‘Don’t put giant wind turbine on the moor’ - Whitehall residents

Lancashire Telegraph: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

2:59pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RESIDENTS close to a proposed giant wind turbine on the moors above Darwen have called on planners to turn it down.

Woman found dead in Darwen woodland had taken lethal cocktail of drugs

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:15am Thursday 25th September 2014

A WOMAN found dead in Darwen woodland had taken a lethal cocktail of drugs, an inquest has heard.

Free memorial offer to recall Darwen war heroes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:23pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DARWEN could have a free memorial to all its First World War fallen after a generous offer from a local stonemason.

Tributes as former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper dies - aged 72

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper John Barton has died, aged 72.

Chart-topping act booking means Darwen Jazz and Blues Festival organiser is back on board

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE fifth Darwen Jazz and Blues Festival will go ahead despite concerns it would be axed because the organisers were too busy.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers showed real character at Craven Cottage

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I HAVE to admit to being very disheartened by last week’s defeat at home to Derby.

Darwen residents: Dangerous alley should be made into road

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:44pm Friday 19th September 2014

RESIDENTS in a busy Darwen cul-de-sac have urged the council to convert an alley into a road to stop drivers having to turn round at the end.

East Lancs brownies aid cancer tot who lost her eye

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS from a Brownies troop have helped the family of a child who lost an eye to cancer.

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