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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.

Missing Darwen man found safe and well

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MISSING Darwen man has been found safe and well.

Health chiefs warn of £840,000 overspend

Lancashire Telegraph: The Royal Blackburn Hospital

4:10pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HEALTH care commissioners for Blackburn with Darwen have warned that they are already facing an £840,000 overspend for 2014-15.

Give up cigarettes? No promises...

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen council leader Kate Hollern, left, has declined to make a pledge to give up smoking next month.

Buffet to help fire victim get home

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY buffet event tonight will raise money towards fixing a man’s home after it was ravaged by fire.

Assurance sought over future of Jobcentre

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DARWEN Town Council deputy chairman Peter Hollings has sought reassurance from the town’s MP Jake Berry that the local Jobcentre is safe.

Greek adventure a triumph for Academy's Soccer School

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNG footballers from a Darwen school have returned from a successful tour of Greece.

Services for children to be protected

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHILDREN’S Services boss Frank Connor has pledged cash for key agencies protecting Blackburn with Darwen youngsters has been ring-fenced from cuts.

Former staff and pupils final farewell to school

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER staff and pupils from Darwen Technical School held their final reunion and toured the redeveloped school building.

Blackburn with Darwen Council supplying all councillors with tablet computers - except one

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council is spending thousands of pounds supplying tablet computers to all but one of its 64 councillors.

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.

Blackburn with Darwen councillors call for an end to conflict and slaughter in the Middle East

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN KARIMEH FOSTER

12:20pm Sunday 28th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen councillors have condemned both Israel’s military action in Gaza and the ‘barbarism’ of the Islamic State Jihadist group.

Police helicopter out over Darwen Tower after couple embark on early morning trek

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:02am Sunday 28th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter and mountain rescue team were called out after a couple decided to embark on a trip to Darwen Tower in the early hours.

Environment boss slaps down plan to have fortnightly bin collections in Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: COUN JIM SMITH

6:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

BOROUGH environment boss Jim Smith has slapped down a proposal to move from weekly to fortnightly rubbish bin collections in Blackburn with Darwen.

Blackburn with Darwen volunteers given role to monitor the health services

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

A PATIENT group has pledged to ramp up the scrutiny of NHS services after taking on 16 volunteer ‘inspectors’.

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.

‘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.

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.

UPDATE: Cyclist killed in Belmont accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CYCLIST has died following a crash with a motorbike.

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.

Blackburn with Darwen Council to axe 300 more jobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:45am Friday 19th September 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council is to axe another 300 town hall jobs.

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.

War declared on illegal Blackburn with Darwen posters

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Thursday 18th September 2014

TOUGH action to crack down on ‘unsightly and dangerous’ illegal advertising hoardings in Blackburn with Darwen is on the way.

CCTV action to ease Darwen lights chaos

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAFFIC on a busy road plunged into chaos by new lights should be eased by the introduction of monitored CCTV cameras.

Public meeting to look at Darwen turbine plans

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

3:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 77-metre-high wind turbine could be installed in Darwen.

Unlicensed Darwen landlords pay penalty for breaching law

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO unlicensed Darwen landlords have been ordered to pay more than £6,000 after being prosecuted by the council.

New Darwen Tower friends’ first public meeting

Lancashire Telegraph: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3158505

3:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE newly-formed Friends of Darwen Tower group will host its first public meeting tonight.

Council urging more Blackburn with Darwen residents to use growing online services

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to go online to access Blackburn with Darwen council services in a new campaign as the number using the borough’s digital portals rises.

Seven-year-old girl breaks leg in Darwen road accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:43am Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS of a Darwen street are calling for traffic calming measures after a seven-year-old girl suffered a broken leg in a road accident.

Lower Darwen man sentenced for making offensive calls to police

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

3:27pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD man who felt ‘hatred’ towards the police after he was Tasered started making offensive phone calls.

Road hold-ups cost Darwen business thousands

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:41pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE boss of a Darwen haulage firm says traffic chaos caused by new lights on the way out of town is damaging his business.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after Hoddlesden crash

Lancashire Telegraph: TEEN HURT: The Yorkshire Air Ambulance flew the teenager to hospital.

4:02pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital after a collision with a van.

Darwen studio school moves into new home

Lancashire Telegraph: Principal Ruth Bradbury

6:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE principal of a Darwen secondary school has said she is confident its pupils will ‘thrive’ after it moved into a revamped £4.1m building.

Girl, seven, injured in Darwen collision

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

A SEVEN-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she collided with a car in a Darwen street

Darwen fashionista finds place in global market

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:32pm Friday 12th September 2014

A FASHIONISTA from Darwen has taken it upon herself to bring a worldwide online fashion retailer to the town.

Darwen dementia expert on vital mission

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

A DEMENTIA expert has pledged to end the ‘objectification’ of those who suffer from the condition, after becoming one of the most qualified trainers in the country.

Darwen MP presses for response from new Education Secretary over future of school site

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

2:33pm Thursday 11th September 2014

DARWEN’S MP has written to the new Government education chief urging her to make a quick decision on the future of a former school site.

Grieving Darwen couple’s charity ‘therapy’ eases baby loss

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A COUPLE from Darwen who lost their first baby together have turned the tragedy into a fundraising opportunity.

Order for new royal arrival could be Darwen firm’s crowning glory

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

PRINCE George sleeps on a mattress made in East Lancashire — and now the company which made it is hoping his baby brother or sister will do the same.

Darwen Cricket Club chairman expresses gratitude as retirement announced

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE man who helped steer Darwen Cricket Club away from major financial difficulty has announced his decision to retire.

Police close in on late-night Darwen gunman

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:27am Monday 8th September 2014

THE net is closing in on a gunman behind a late-night shooting in Darwen.

Approval set for Darwen Vale High School land transfer deal

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen Vale High School

3:57pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE controversial transfer of land at Darwen Vale High School from the council to the Aldridge Foundation will be rubber-stamped this week.

Anglers reel in new visitors to Hoddlesden Reservoir

Lancashire Telegraph: STUNNING VIEWS Club bailiff Alan Almond at picturesque Hoddlesden Reservoir

11:28am Sunday 7th September 2014

FISHING enthusiasts have completed a long term project to brighten up one of their reservoirs.

VIDEO: Police appeal after Mercedes found with gunshot damage in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after it is believed a firearm was discharged in Darwen during the early hours of Friday morning.

UPDATE: Preston murder probe moves into East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

WOODLAND was sealed off as an investigation into the murder of a teenager moved to East Lancashire.

Darwen sailor wins a posthumous Arctic Star after 70 years

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:50pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A SECOND World War hero has been honoured with a posthumous medal after nearly 70 years.

Welcome for council U-turn on Darwen taxi bays

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:51pm Thursday 4th September 2014

COUNCIL bosses have U-turned on a decision to change to kerbside parking in Darwen town centre.

East Lancs driver successfully challenges speeding tickets in court

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:19am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A BUSINESSMAN clocked driving at 40mph and 42mph in a ‘30mph zone’ had his speeding tickets thrown out in court.

Anger as Drawen play-swing vandals strike again

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:54pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

VANDALS have cut down a swing from a children’s play area twice in a matter of days.

Police probe arson attack on Darwen home

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A LORRY driver was left distraught after a suspected arson attack gutted his home.


Darwen what's on

Andy Kershaw getting back in spin at Darwen gig (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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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