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SPENDING CUTS: Two hundred Blackburn with Darwen council staff axed since 2010

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO hundred Blackburn with Darwen council workers have been made compulsorily redundant since 2010 because of spending cuts, it was revealed last night.

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A666 out of Darwen last night.

Rats scare behind Darwen superstores

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:06pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GINNEL that runs close to two national supermarket chains in Darwen town centre has been labelled a ‘health risk’ after a resident saw a rat nearby.

Grants secured for East Lancashire summer clubs

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Monday 18th August 2014

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner has handed out two grants in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour this summer.

Darwen man given conditional discharge over assault

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

9:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

DARREN Addison, 41, of Starkie Street, Darwen, was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £100 costs and £100 compensation by Blackburn magistrates after pleading guilty to assaulting Lyndsey Wastell and damaging a phone belonging to her.

Man denies Hoddlesden burglary

Lancashire Telegraph: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

8:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THOMAS Maurice Ward, 49, of Broomhall Road, Swinton, was sent in custody to Preston Crown Court when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates and pleaded not guilty to burglary at a flat above the Old Red Lion Hotel, Blacksnape Road, Hoddlesden with intent to steal.

No cash left for alley gates in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Councillor Yusuf Jan-Virmani

5:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

RESIDENTS wanting their back alleys gated have been told there is no point applying to Blackburn with Darwen council as the cash has run out.

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.

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.

AFC Darwen urge locals to cheers them on

Lancashire Telegraph: REVAMP The new-look Anchor Ground where Darwen play

6:56pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BOSSES at AFC Darwen are urging the town to cheer them on as they prepare for four consecutive home games.

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.

Darwen party will raise cash to increase awareness of rare cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:14pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE family of a Darwen man who died of cancer three years ago are to hold a fundraising party to celebrate his 30th birthday.

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.

Thousands of Blackburn with Darwen residents sign Gaza petition

Lancashire Telegraph: Smoke and sand rise in the air after an Israeli strike, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

3:33pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THOUSANDS of Blackburn with Darwen residents have signed a petition asking the Egyptian government to open its border with Gaza to allow humanitarian aid through to Palestinians caught in the Israel/Hamas conflict.

Demand soars for Blackburn with Darwen alley gates

Lancashire Telegraph: PROVING EFFECTIVE Council leaders have called for  locked alley gates to remain in schemes across town

4:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council’s alley gating scheme has been a victim of its own success.

Darwen roll of honour call for heroes of WW1

Lancashire Telegraph: Picture of the Day - Poppies growing on a roundabout in Bulwark.. (7924789)

5:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

DARWEN Town Council is looking into working with a local historian to create a roll of honour commemorating the town’s war dead.

Freedom bid by hawk ends in Darwen rescue

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

A HAWK’S bid for freedom ended prematurely when it got stuck in a tree.

Boy, 14, injured after brakes fail on bike in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: ambulance - zxc

2:25pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital after falling off his bicycle on the outskirts in Darwen earlier today.

Darwen taxi driver in road safety plea

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

A TAXI driver wants to re-ignite a campaign to install safety barriers along a ‘dangerous’ section of road through Darwen after seeing a pedestrian injured in the same spot where her father suffered fatal injuries while crossing the road.

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.

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.

Blackburn with Darwen Council chiefs scoop £100k pay per year

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

6:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

TWENTY five executives working for Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Councils received a total of more than £100,000 in pay and pensions contributions in 2012/2013, a new analysis reveals.

Planned childcare praised by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:54pm Monday 4th August 2014

CHILDREN are thriving under the care of a ‘Good’ Darwen childminder according to Ofsted.

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.

Thieves believed to have started blaze at derelict Blackburn pub

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:47pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

THIEVES are suspected of starting a blaze at a derelict pub after stealing copper pipes from under the floorboards.

Residents opposed to Darwen housing plans

Lancashire Telegraph: HOUSING: The latest phase of the Penarth Heights development (8229815)

11:56am Sunday 3rd August 2014

RESIDENTS in Cranberry Lane have joined forces to oppose plans for 110 new houses behind their homes.

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.

Trio gear up to recycle old bikes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

A TRIO who cycled from Darwen Tower to the Eiffel Tower last year to raise charity cash has launched a new community interest company.

‘Despicable’ Darwen thief jailed for six years

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:29am Thursday 31st July 2014

A ‘TRULY despicable’ career criminal who burgled three East Lancashire homes has been sent to prison.

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.

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.

Microbrewer celebrates 10th year with Darwen themed ales

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DARWEN’S microbrewery has celebrated a special year by unveiling a number of locally inspired brews.

New scheme will speed up adoption in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PEOPLE approved to adopt in Blackburn with Darwen will be allowed to trawl the National Adoption Register under a new scheme.

Family and friends raise cash in memory of Darwen tragedy girl

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 30 people took part in a walk to raise awareness of suicide in young people.

Residents-only parking move for Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: 1614573907 Paul Jackson 14.04.14 Worcester Cars parking on pavements in the Arboretum. Washington Street. (5399965)

10:32am Monday 28th July 2014

A REVIEW of Blackburn with Darwen’s system for granting residents-only parking orders has been launched.

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’.

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.

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.

Tory blasts Blackburn with Darwen Council underspend

Lancashire Telegraph: Finance chief Andy Kay

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SENIOR Tory councillor John Slater has criticised Blackburn with Darwen borough for underspending its new public health budget by £1.28 million.

Crackdown on illegal metal dealing in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN JIM SMITH

3:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CRACKDOWN on illegal metal dealing in Blackburn with Darwen has reduced the number of traders peering over people’s back walls looking for scrap.

14-year-old Darwen swimmer gets Commonwealth games campaign under way

Lancashire Telegraph: Niamh Robinson in action

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NIAMH Robinson finished in fifth place in her heat in the 50m breaststroke as she got her Commonwealth Games campaign under way.

Residents’ petition over Darwen factory noise

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS close to a factory in Darwen have launched a petition complaining about its operating hours, noise and traffic.

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 school gets 'good' Ofsted after difficult times

Lancashire Telegraph: Vicky Weddle is the new head of St Peter’s Primary School

8:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A DARWEN school that has been through a rocky patch has been told it is ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

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.

Darwen ‘mannequin’ girls display initiative

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from a Darwen school got ‘dolled up’ as they pretended to be mannequins in a shop window.

Hard-working volunteer instrumental in Darwen Cemetery restoration

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AN ‘outstanding volunteer’ has seen her hard work at Darwen Cemetery recognised with a special commendation.

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 bankruptcy figures show further decline

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE number of people going bankrupt or in other personal insolvency procedures in Blackburn and Darwen has fallen for the fourth year in a row, according to new figures.

Darwen what's on

Andy Kershaw getting back in spin at Darwen gig (link) 4:01pm Thu 26 Jun 14

AFTER a 10-year lay off from DJing, inspirational British broadcaster Andy Kershaw is getting back into the spin…

Beki Bondage's bond with punk still going strong (link) 9:47am Mon 2 Jun 14

HER pretty face adorned the cover of the New Musical Express and Smash Hits, but Beki Bondage always kept her red…

Life and Soul at Darwen Live (link) 4:31pm Thu 22 May 14

HOME-Grown nine-piece northern soul band The Soul Train — featuring ex-Simply Red drummer Chris Joyce — will be…

More acts and venues for Darwen Live (link) 11:50am Wed 21 May 14

PUBS and clubs in Darwen will host live music as part of the popular Darwen Live music festival on Sunday and…

Tom Hingley interview (link) 10:32am Thu 8 May 14

TOM Hingley reckons Oasis would not have happened without the Inspiral Carpets organ-fuelled pop that delivered…

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