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TELL JAKE: Darwen MP first in country to develop his own ‘app’

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:57pm Thursday 18th December 2014

DARWEN’S MP has become the first in the country to develop his own ‘app’ for users of smartphones and tablet computers.

AMNESTY: 100 guns and 3,500 rounds of ammunition handed in to Lancashire Police

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:24am Thursday 18th December 2014

MORE than 100 guns and almost 3,500 rounds of ammunition were handed into police during a two-week amnesty, it has been revealed.

WINNER: The best pork pie in Lancashire...

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

THEY are one of the nation’s favourite delicacies - but to find the best pork pie anywhere in Lancashire you just need to head to the main road out of Colne.

Darwen music school aiming for CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE after surge up the charts

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:29am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A DARWEN music school is hoping for a Christmas number one after a song it released surged up the charts.

Historic sex abuse cases force police to recruit extra staff

Lancashire Telegraph: Jimmy Savile

9:42am Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE rise in reports of sex abuse cases following the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal has led to police taking on agency staff.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers' defensive frailties exposed at Brentford

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:17am Tuesday 16th December 2014

AFTER all the talk of rewarding the travelling contingent with a performance on Saturday there were 1,500 very disappointed Rovers supporters in the capital by 5pm.

Council bosses call on coummunities to help keep their local libraries open

Lancashire Telegraph: More people are loaning books from Welsh libraries.

4:41pm Monday 15th December 2014

COUNCIL bosses have called on communities to help keep their local libraries open in the face of continuing budget cuts.

Darwen metal fabrication firm announces £500k expansion - creating 25 new jobs...

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:10am Monday 15th December 2014

A DARWEN metal fabrication firm has announced a £500,000 expansion which will create 25 new jobs.

Controversial new Darwen traffic lights could be axed

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Monday 15th December 2014

CONTROVERSIAL new traffic lights on the A666 could be effectively switched off in the new year for a trial period.

‘Dangerous’ Darwen building set to be torn down after blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

A FIRE-DAMAGED former Darwen bar is to be demolished after becoming a “dangerous” town centre eyesore.

Mother of murdered Sophie Lancaster picks up OBE for services to community cohesion

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:07pm Friday 12th December 2014

THE mother of murdered 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster picked up an OBE yesterday for her services to community cohesion.

Darwen primary school's academy switch moves step closer

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Friday 12th December 2014

A DARWEN primary school’s conversion to an academy took a step closer last night when borough bosses approved the transfer of land to its new sponsor.

GOOD NUDES! East Lasncashire real ale campaign celebrates 40th birthday

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20am Thursday 11th December 2014

A CAMPAIGN to raise the profile of East Lancashire real ale has celebrated its 40th birthday.

Record profit on tap for Burnley brewer

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A BURNLEY brewery that has gone from strength to strength has toasted another record in seasonal sales figures.

Prolific photographer who helped build Darwen archive dies - aged 49

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:26pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

THE man responsible for building a thousand-strong digital photo archive of Darwen has died, aged 49.

Departing Darwen headteacher believes academisation is the way forward

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

THE outgoing headteacher of a Darwen primary said academisation is the way forward for the school.

Dan Clough column: Sheffield Wednesday loss must act as wake-up call to Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

NOW is the time for this Rovers side to really show us what they are made of.

Speeds of up to 59mph recorded on Blackburn residential street containing primary school

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Tuesday 9th December 2014

SPEEDS of up to 59mph have been recorded in a busy residential street containing a hospice and a primary school.

First World War trench warfare re-created by Darwen Scouts group

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:26pm Monday 8th December 2014

THE trench warfare of the First World War has been re-created by a Darwen Scouts group - but you’ll need your glasses if you want a good look.

Darwen pub wins cider award

Lancashire Telegraph: PUB OF THE WEEK: Number 39, Darwen

9:00am Monday 8th December 2014

A DARWEN pub has been named the winner of the inaugural Cider Pub of the Year award from the local Campaign for Real Ale branch.

Burnley tot awarded after brave cancer battle ... and so is his adoring brother

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:57am Friday 5th December 2014

A CHILD who was recognised as being at risk of having a rare childhood cancer during his mother's pregnancy has been honoured for his courage after nearly two years fighting the disease.

More hope for the homeless in Blackburn thanks to kind-hearted counsellors

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Friday 5th December 2014

A NEW project giving food and essential supplies to people sleeping rough or in inadequate shelter has been launched in Blackburn.

Relief after plan for travellers' site in Lower Darwen is pulled

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Friday 5th December 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a traveller site in Blackburn have been withdrawn by the applicant.

Darwen Vale 'ready' to become an academy

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:20am Friday 5th December 2014

DARWEN Vale High School and its new sponsor the Aldridge Foundation have confirmed the process for the conversion of the school to become an academy has been completed. 

East Lancashire cricketer lands prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Thursday 4th December 2014

AN East Lancashire cricketer is to be awarded a prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship in recognition of his efforts to involve young people in the county with cricket.

Darwen Town Council set to revamp dated site

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:28am Thursday 4th December 2014

DARWEN Town Council is to pay a web designer £500 to revamp its dated website.

Australian theatre company will take on former Darwen Advertiser editor’s play

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A PLAYWRIGHT who edited the Darwen Advertiser in the late 1960s and 70s is about to reap reward for his 15-year research into the horrific deaths of two young boys in Australia.

Plans submitted to turn derelict Darwen land into care centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:37am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

PLANS for an extra care development comprising 85 apartments and 34 accessible bungalows at Shorey Bank have been officially submitted to the council.

Dan Clough column: Fortune smiling again on resurgent Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

FINALLY it would seem Lady Luck has found the lead for her Sat Nav and is smiling down on Ewood Park.

£30 billion funding pledged by Labour

Lancashire Telegraph: POLITICAL AMBITIONS Will Straw hopes to become the Rossendale and Darwen candidate

12:02pm Monday 1st December 2014

LABOUR’S prospective parliamentary candidate for Darwen has urged the government to ensure East Lancashire isn’t left behind in the devolution debate.

Darwen pub manager waving goodbye to town he fell in love with

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Monday 1st December 2014

WHEN Adam Hulme became the first manager of The Bridgewater pub in Darwen town centre, he only expected to stay for 18 months.

Calls to improve road safety after Ramsbottom motorcyclist's fatal accident

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun David Foster

10:40am Sunday 30th November 2014

CALLS have been made to improve safety on a road where a motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall flicks Accrington Christmas switch

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:43am Friday 28th November 2014

IT is beginning to look a lot like Christmas right across Hyndburn, as Accrington had its Christmas lights switch-on last night.

Darwen stonemason offers to immortalise town’s many contributors

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen is said to be an example of good practice in town centre management

2:00pm Thursday 27th November 2014

A BENEVOLENT stonemason has offered to produce more memorials free of charge to be placed around Darwen.

Hyndburn uniform firm reshuffle sees return of profit after nine years

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:09pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A HYNDBURN uniform company, recently chosen as an official supplier to Team GB for the Olympic Games, is profitable for the first time in nine years, bosses said.

Council bosses urge new Darwen bar owner to state intentions for site

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:57pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

COUNCIL bosses have urged the new owner of a derelict Darwen town centre bar to state his intentions for the site.

UPDATE: Abusive Blackburn groom forces airliner to land in Bermuda

Lancashire Telegraph: Thomas Cook says it has been affected by Egypt's political problems

10:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

A BLACKBURN man who was abusive towards airline staff on his honeymoon flight has been fined almost £2,000.

Young East Lancashire couple left devastated after baby death tragedy

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:39am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A YOUNG couple have been left devastated after their six-month-old baby girl died after they put her to bed.

Dan Clough column: It’s so satisfying for Blackburn Rovers to hit top six

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:19am Tuesday 25th November 2014

I HAVE a running joke with some of my non-Rovers supporting friends that whatever we do, win or lose, we are four points off the play-offs.

Prize-giving honours Darwen school’s high achievers across multiple disciplines

Lancashire Telegraph: Dean Grice with Olivia Morgan

4:27pm Monday 24th November 2014

THE outstanding achievements of Years Seven to Nine pupils at Darwen Vale High School were recognised during a prize presentation night.

Dingle club lease boost

Lancashire Telegraph: Sunnyhurst Woods.

2:58pm Monday 24th November 2014

THE Dingle Fishing Club has officially been given a 15-year lease on the Dingle Lodges in Sunnyhurst Wood after negotiations with the council.

Unusual boutique chocolate shop opens in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:45am Monday 24th November 2014

PORT and stilton, Bakewell tart and toast and marmalade are just a few of the unusual flavours on offer at a new boutique chocolate shop.

LS Lowry Clitheroe oil painting fetches £158,500 at auction

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

AN oil painting of Clitheroe by LS Lowry has been sold for £158,500 at auction in London.

Darwen amateur photgrapher's image shortlisted for national award

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

AN AMATEUR photographer’s image of work at a Darwen firm has been shortlisted for a national award.

Unique loan scheme for Darwen firm staff

Lancashire Telegraph: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

2:13pm Friday 21st November 2014

STAFF at a Darwen metal fabrication firm have been offered a new unique loan scheme - the first of its kind in the UK.

BEST IN NORTH WEST: Award delight for Burnley Indian restaurant

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:08am Friday 21st November 2014

AN Indian restaurant in Burnley has received an early Christmas present after picking up a prestigious award.

VOTE FOGGY: Truck load of support for Blackburn 'I'm A Celebrity' contestant Carl Fogarty

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Friday 21st November 2014

PEOPLE across the North West have been urged to 'vote for Foggy' to stay on ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Six-year plan set to create 2,700 Blackburn with Darwen jobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:24am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A SIX-YEAR plan to boost business in Blackburn with Darwen, creating 2,700 jobs, has been officially unveiled.

Rubbish dumping Darwen trio facing hefty bills

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:31am Wednesday 19th November 2014

DUMPING rubbish in back yards cost three people in Darwen almost £4,000.

Book about the ‘Mill Hill Billies’ is a big success in helping children to read

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael and partner Geraldine McHale, a teacher at the school

3:24pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A TEACHER'S partner wrote a book to help his girlfriend's pupils learn to read and write - and it was so good he got it published.

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