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Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

Blackburn youngsters call for plain packaging on cigarettes

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Friday 31st October 2014

TEENAGERS from Blackburn with Darwen have called for the Government to follow through with a ban on ‘glitzy’ packaging for cigarettes.

Hoddlesden pub landlord steps down in cancer battle

Lancashire Telegraph: Beer Festival

3:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

A HODDLESDEN pub, which underwent a £100,000 refurbishment earlier this year, is to change hands as its landlord battles cancer.

12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after Darwen Moors accident

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOUNTAIN bikers have been urged to take care on slippery gravel track on Darwen Moors after a 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital.

Third of staff being laid off at Darwen town centre store

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:44pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DARWEN councillor has slammed a town centre store after it emerged it is making a third of its staff redundant.

Lower Darwen community stalwart dies - aged 67

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart who was instrumental in setting up a village association has died, aged 67.

Plans go in for 77-metre-high wind turbine near Darwen Tower

Lancashire Telegraph: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3158505

2:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

PLANS for a controversial 77-metre wind turbine on land above Dar- wen have been submitted.

Blackburn with Darwen health bosses give flu jab advice

Lancashire Telegraph: GET PROTECTED: Patients urged to get their flu jab before winter sets in

1:20pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

BLACKBURN with Darwen health bosses are calling on those at greatest risk from flu to get a free jab.

Darwen help services come together for one-stop access

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Monday 27th October 2014

ADVICE services in Darwen have joined forces to provide a one-stop shop for residents in the town.

Agencies link up to offer support network for people with problems

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers play Manchester City at Ewood Park tomorrow

4:32pm Monday 27th October 2014

A PARTNERSHIP to help vulnerable adults improve their lives has been launched in Blackburn with Darwen.

Darwen woman assaulted mother in grand-daughter row

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

3:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A 40-YEAR-OLD woman assaulted her elderly mother during a ‘face to face’ over her behaviour towards her 15-year-old grandaughter.

Tockholes school's tribute to former chairman of governors

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

6:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A FORMER chairman of governors at St Stephen’s Primary School in Tockholes was remembered during an open day at the school.

Wedding shop opens in Darwen for curvier brides

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

CURVIER brides in Darwen no longer need to panic about squeezing into that size 14 wedding dress.

14-year-old Darwen boy first in UK to get 'new ASBO'

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

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has become the first in the country to be made subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order under new legislation which came into force on Monday.

Darwen MP in ‘scrap the lights’ plea to council chiefs

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:14pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry has renewed calls for the new traffic lights at Hollins Grove to be switched off.

Riot police shock for Darwen entrepreneur's big day

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A YOUNG entrepreneur got a shock when riot police were called to an event she attended for the launch of her online retail site.

Blackburn with Darwen car thefts warning by police

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

POLICE in Blackburn and Darwen have issued advice to residents following a spate of thefts and attempted break-ins from cars.

Darwen firm ordered to pay £60k after worker hospitalised with lead posioning

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SCRAP metal firm has been ordered to pay almost £60,000 for health and safety failings after workers suffered from lead poisoning.

Blackburn with Darwen residents can get rid of bulky rubbish for free

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS can dispose of any of their bulky domestic rubbish free of charge on Saturday, with staff and vehicles on hand at four locations throughout the morning.

Plans go in for three 74-metre turbines near Hoddlesden

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

2:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THREE 74-metre tall wind turbines could be erected on land near Hoddlesden after a planning application was submitted.

Darwen teenager bricked police car window to get himself locked up

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGER put a brick through the windscreen of a police car to get himself locked up.

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.


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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