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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.

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.

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.

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 bridegroom soothes pre-wedding jitters with 5k run

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

WHEN a bridegroom wears running shoes on the morning of a wedding, that is usually a cause for concern.

Lost WW1 tribute reinstated in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: World War One poppies to be planted across Bushey

11:01am Saturday 30th August 2014

A LOST First World War memorial to factory workers at a Waterside ceramics firm has been put back on display.

Police searching for missing Darwen sex offender

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender.

Darwen training academy up for regional award

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE training academy at Darwen metal fabrication firm WEC has been shortlisted in the National Apprenticeship Awards.

GOOD NEIGHBOURS AWARDS: Heart-warming ceremony recognises inspiring champions of our community

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:44am Thursday 28th August 2014

THERE were tears, cheers and an ice bucket challenge laid down to the leader of the council, as eight unsung heroes were recognised at Blackburn with Darwen’s Good Neighbours Awards.

Darwen MP retracts ‘£1m memorial’ claim

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

5:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry has withdrawn comments he made at a public meeting claiming the council is to spend £1million on a new war memorial in Blackburn.

Firefighters free 8-year-old boy from Darwen park railings

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:32pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN eight-year-old boy had to be freed by firefighters after getting his foot stuck in railings at a Darwen park.

Firm offers to cut Darwen cemetery’s grass

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE owner of a specialised machinery firm has offered to cut grass in Darwen Cemetery for a day free of charge.

Charity walk in memory of Darwen mum who died of cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

FRIENDS and family of a Darwen mum who died after a four-year battle with cancer are to take part in a cross-county walk in her memory.

Darwen textile factory set to take on 30 new staff

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DARWEN factory which makes textile products for top chain John Lewis is recruiting up to 30 new staff.

Darwen sewer worker back on the small screen

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

A SEWER worker has scrubbed up for another TV appearance after starring in a BBC Two documentary earlier this year.

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.


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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