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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.

Clash over Blackburn with Darwen Council’s unused £400K

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A POLITICAL row has broken out over how to spend £400,000 saved from Blackburn with Darwen Council’s education budget.

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.

DARWEN town crier is looking for a new bell

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DARWEN’S town crier Anthony Meleady is looking for a bell to hit the right note to go with his new uniform.

Woman injured after colliding with bus in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:14pm Friday 17th October 2014

A 28-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a bus in Darwen.

Young Darwen business ideas given a major boost

Lancashire Telegraph: Positivity needed

3:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOUNG entrepreneurs in Darwen can start their own business by taking advantage of vacancies at a dedicated business hub.

VIDEO: East Lancs drug raids lead to football manager arrest

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:14am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds worth of suspected drugs have been seized during dawn raids at 17 homes.

Darwen pair charged in Preston gang murder case

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO people from Darwen have been charged in connection with the murder of a Preston teenager.

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.

Racist Darwen teen jailed for throwing pot noodle at Asian boys walking home from Mosque

Lancashire Telegraph: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

9:01am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RACIST teenager has been jailed for throwing a pot noodle at two Asian boys walking home from Mosque.

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.

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’.

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.

Darwen street closed after partial building collapse

Lancashire Telegraph: DAMAGE Franky's Bar

9:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A DARWEN street was closed off after part of a derelict pub building collapsed.

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.

Plan to install new Darwen traffic lights could be scrapped

Lancashire Telegraph: New traffic lights will be part of the scheme

9:00am Monday 13th October 2014

PLANS to install new traffic lights at the junction of Birch Hall Avenue and Blackburn Road could be scrapped, council bosses have confirmed.

Desperate Darwen burglar violated teddy bear

Lancashire Telegraph: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

38-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for burglary after police made a DNA hit on semen found inside a teddy bear.

Awards for top Lancashire police officer for road safety campaign

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:03pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A TOP East Lancashire traffic cop has landed two awards for a road safety video he made after the death of his dad in a motorbike accident.

Darwen MP Jake Berry at loggerheads with Will Straw over independence from Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

3:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry is at loggerheads with his Labour challenger Will Straw over giving the town independence from Blackburn.

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.

Darwen women pass stamina test for eye cancer victim

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TWO women have completed a gruelling triathlon to raise money for treatment for a woman with an incredibly rare form of eye cancer.

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.

New hope for Blackburn with Darwen homeless

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:17pm Monday 6th October 2014

HOMELESS individuals and families in Blackburn with Darwen could be housed in accommodation leased by the council from private landlords.

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.

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.

Drunk caused problems for Accrington stallholders

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

6:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

DRUNKEN man arrested after causing problems for stall holders setting up at Accrington outdoor market at 7.30am failed to turn up at court to answer a charge of being drunk and disorderly because he had gone to Pakistan because of a family breavement.

Speed limit change for Darwen road

Lancashire Telegraph: Locals offered voice over speed limit

11:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE speed limit of a road leading out of Darwen is to be increased on Monday after concerns about drivers going too fast.

Police appeal after man raped in Darwen street

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

4:14pm Friday 3rd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was allegedly raped in Darwen on Tuesday.

Blackburn with Darwen councillors in bid to stop repeat of Rotherham gang-grooming scandal

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:54pm Friday 3rd October 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen councillors have been warned they have primary responsibility for ensuring that there is no repeat of the Rotherham or Rochdale gang-grooming scandals in the borough.

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.

Tributes as Darwen FC goal hero Frank O’Kane dies - aged 66

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:15am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE man who fired Darwen FC to consecutive league titles and a league and cup double in the 1970s has died, aged 66.

Darwen slimming coach is among country’s most successful

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A GRANDMA from Darwen has been recognised as one of the most successful slimming coaches in the country.

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.

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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