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‘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.

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 ‘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.

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.

£11.7m shares payout as Darwen company to be wound up

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:11pm Monday 14th July 2014

SMART meter firm Bglobal has announced it is to pay out £11.7million to shareholders ahead of being wound up.

Darwen hall offers friendship to beat the grim national trend

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

THOSE most susceptible to loneliness have an ideal facility in Darwen, according to the town council mayor.

Pedal power in abundance at Darwen Grand Prix

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:59pm Monday 14th July 2014

PEDAL power was pushed to the limit as dozens of racers took part in the fifth annual Darwen Pedal Car Grand Prix.

Charity for Darwen children saved

Lancashire Telegraph: Children in Need service

6:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A CHARITY providing children and families with affordable activities has been saved from closure after new funding was secured.

Woman's body found in Darwen woodland

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

POLICE cordoned off an area of Darwen last night following the discovery of a woman's body.

War hero’s Darwen daughter dies at 99

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:42pm Friday 11th July 2014

ONE of Darwen’s last remaining links to the First World War has been broken with the death of Alexandra Youd, just months before her 100th birthday.

£20,000 boost for Darwen fishing pond plan

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:54pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FRIENDS’ group has been given a grant of £20,000 to transform a silted-up lodge into a fishing pond.

Lower Darwen roof siege man jailed for two years

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:07am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A MAN who carried out a three-hour rooftop siege has been jailed.

Countdown to big awards final for school caterers

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

CATERERS at a village primary school have made it to tomorrow’s finals of a national competition.

Blackburn with Darwen SPACE for creative folk to meet

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:51pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A NEW network for artists and creative people in Blackburn with Darwen will start regular meetings later this month.

Darwen firm celebrates 150 years of partnership

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:56pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A WELL-known Darwen firm has taken part in a nationwide celebration of 150 years of the John Lewis Partnership.

£37m bill to buy out abandoned Sudell properties

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Kate Hollern

4:44pm Monday 7th July 2014

IT would cost up to £40million to compulsorily purchase all the empty homes in the Sudell area of Darwen, according to borough council leader Kate Hollern.

Appeal for Darwen war grave adopters

Lancashire Telegraph: Teenagers Bradley Connelly, left, 17 and Andrew Tait, 16, in the graveyard at St James’ Church, Darwen

11:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

THE Friends of Darwen Cemetery have launched an appeal for more people to adopt war graves in the town.

Top official backs Darwen Vale becoming academy

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen Vale High School

8:52pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A TOP government figure has waded into the row over Darwen Vale’s academy status.

Former East Lancs MP asks for more information on sex ring

Lancashire Telegraph: The distraught mother who must let her paedophile ex-lover see her daughter

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A LABOUR MP who used to serve in East Lancashire has called for more information to be released on a historic dossier featuring claims of a paedophile ring in Westminster.

Walkers warning after huge Darwen moorland fire

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are asking walkers to be extra vigilant following a huge moorland fire in Darwen yesterday.

Darwen MP will go ‘face to face’ with councillors

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

4:04pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

DARWEN’S MP will be quizzed by councillors after agreeing to attend their next meeting.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Belmont smash

Lancashire Telegraph: An air ambulance over East Lancashire

5:48pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered suspected leg injuries after his bike collided with a car near Belmont.

Darwen sex attack victim speaks out after fighting off attacker

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A 56-YEAR-OLD woman who was sexually assaulted in Darwen has spoken of her traumatic ordeal.

Joy as council repairs Darwen play park after blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:59pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PEOPLE living on a Darwen estate have praised the borough council after it quickly replaced park equipment that had been damaged by arsonists.

Darwen firm helping to pull youngsters from ‘dark’ age

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:11pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Africa will be able to enjoy football after dark thanks to a generous donation from a Darwen firm.

‘Ugly’ extension demolition call in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:05pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A HOMEOWNER is to appeal against a council decision that could see his ‘ugly’ and ‘overbearing’ extension being pulled down.

New hope for Blackburn with Darwen dementia unit

Lancashire Telegraph: Staff and residents at St John's Care Home. SP

1:30pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

HEALTH bosses said a new 35-bed dementia unit could also serve patients in Blackburn with Darwen.

55-year-old woman sexually assaulted in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

6:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A 55-YEAR-old woman was sexually assaulted on her way home from a night out.

Caring Darwen school helps teen thrive

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:45pm Monday 30th June 2014

A TEENAGER who suffered from anxiety and emotional problems has turned her life around thanks to a revolutionary new school.

Councillors in Sudell-Sunnyhurst cash row

Lancashire Telegraph: ATTACK SCENE Sudellside Street, Darwen

6:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A ROW erupted over ‘disproportionate’ spending by the council in areas of Darwen.

Darwen Vale academy move confirmed

Lancashire Telegraph: Darwen Vale High School

5:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

DARWEN Vale High School will become an academy under the Aldridge Foundation after the move was rubber-stamped by the Department for Education.

VIDEO: Drama as truck bursts into flames in Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: The cause of the fire is not yet known

9:00am Friday 27th June 2014

FLAMES poured out of a van after it caught fire in a busy town centre street.

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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