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LS Lowry Clitheroe oil painting fetches £158,500 at auction

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

AN oil painting of Clitheroe by LS Lowry has been sold for £158,500 at auction in London.

Darwen amateur photgrapher's image shortlisted for national award

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

AN AMATEUR photographer’s image of work at a Darwen firm has been shortlisted for a national award.

Unique loan scheme for Darwen firm staff

Blackburn Citizen: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

2:13pm Friday 21st November 2014

STAFF at a Darwen metal fabrication firm have been offered a new unique loan scheme - the first of its kind in the UK.

BEST IN NORTH WEST: Award delight for Burnley Indian restaurant

Blackburn Citizen:

10:08am Friday 21st November 2014

AN Indian restaurant in Burnley has received an early Christmas present after picking up a prestigious award.

VOTE FOGGY: Truck load of support for Blackburn 'I'm A Celebrity' contestant Carl Fogarty

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Friday 21st November 2014

PEOPLE across the North West have been urged to 'vote for Foggy' to stay on ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Six-year plan set to create 2,700 Blackburn with Darwen jobs

Blackburn Citizen:

11:24am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A SIX-YEAR plan to boost business in Blackburn with Darwen, creating 2,700 jobs, has been officially unveiled.

Rubbish dumping Darwen trio facing hefty bills

Blackburn Citizen:

9:31am Wednesday 19th November 2014

DUMPING rubbish in back yards cost three people in Darwen almost £4,000.

Book about the ‘Mill Hill Billies’ is a big success in helping children to read

Blackburn Citizen: Michael and partner Geraldine McHale, a teacher at the school

3:24pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A TEACHER'S partner wrote a book to help his girlfriend's pupils learn to read and write - and it was so good he got it published.

Darwen market on mission to find budding traders

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

BUDDING entrepreneurs in Darwen can take advantage of a new offer to open a stall on the town's market one day a week.

Dan Clough column: Paul Robinson exit will mark an end of a Blackburn Rovers era

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

I WAS very sad to hear Paul Robinson intends to seek an Ewood exit in January over the weekend.

Cherry Tree station blossoms as communities unite

Blackburn Citizen: St Francis CE Primary School Year 6 pupils Raihaan Bhikha and Mollie Evans with guests, celebrating the completion of work done on the project

2:55pm Monday 17th November 2014

A ONCE neglected suburban railway station has been dramatically transformed thanks to dozens of helping hands.

Harry Potter star gives drama masterclass to Blackburn students

Blackburn Citizen: Afshan Azad, far right, as Padma Patil in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, alongside, from left, Shefali Chowdhury as Parvati Patil, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley.

10:31am Monday 17th November 2014

AFSHAN Azad may be best known for dancing with renowned magician Harry Potter's best friend - but at a Blackburn school she has cast a real spell over pupils.

Darwen youngsters demand better facilities from politicians

Blackburn Citizen: Girls Football in Wandsworth

10:26am Monday 17th November 2014

YOUNG people in Darwen have told politicians they want facilities including a graffiti board, football pitches and better access to the leisure centre.

Oil painting returing to Darwen as tribute to soldiers who fought in WW1

Blackburn Citizen: Ken Bennett

9:03am Sunday 16th November 2014

DARWEN Library's oil painting of the Battle of Jutland is coming 'home' - some 40 years after it was taken to Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.

Flood help available in Darwen as winter takes hold

Blackburn Citizen: Flooding in Darwen

3:23pm Friday 14th November 2014

PEOPLE in Darwen can get special advice today on how to avoid a flood as the winter months approach.

New light shed on killer Darwen blizzard story

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Friday 14th November 2014

ALMOST 100 years after the deaths of three Darwen lads in a winter blizzard on the moors above Bull Hill, a new theory on the tragedy has just come to light.

Ale is a birthday tribute to veteran gunner Ron

Blackburn Citizen: Second World War veteran Ron Marlow with Adam Walsh of Daniel Thwaites

10:42am Thursday 13th November 2014

A SECOND World War veteran received a surprise package to mark his 90th birthday from Blackburn brewery Thwaites.

Bar to show good things come in small packages

Blackburn Citizen: Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Peter Wilson with owner of The Bob Inn, Steve Cooney behind the bar.

10:42am Thursday 13th November 2014

A NEW bar has opened and at just 11ft x 9ft could quite possibly be Lancashire’s smallest pub.

East Lancs war hero meets Prince Harry at exhibition

Blackburn Citizen:

10:01am Thursday 13th November 2014

RIBBLE Valley war hero Rick Clement met Prince Harry as the Royal viewed an exhibition of photographs featuring the former sergeant, who lost both his legs after standing on a bomb in Afghanistan.

Firm unveils plans to create Hoddlesden ‘solar park’

Blackburn Citizen: Solar panels dominate the landscape near a farm in Hoddlesden but supporters say the impact on vistas will be limited

4:18pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A GREEN energy firm has unveiled plans to create a 'solar park' on land near a farm in Hoddlesden.

Plans for 18 homes at ex-Blackburn mill site submitted

Blackburn Citizen:

2:59pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

EIGHTEEN homes could be built on the site of a former mill after new plans were submitted.

Pupils form biggest human poppy seen in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

9:35am Wednesday 12th November 2014

MORE than 1,000 schoolchildren paid their respects to a town's war dead by forming the biggest human poppy seen in Blackburn.

Families' delight as Blackburn park to be restored

Blackburn Citizen: Peel Close playground residents happy that the playground is to be revamped. Front, Kelsey Fletcher, five, with parents who made it happen. From left, Layla Fletcher, Lynda Fletcher, Neil Kelly and Sarah Kelly, with children on the old climbing frame

3:40pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

A BLACKBURN park will be transformed after a community group received a £40,000 grant.

Animal magic at revamped Darwen library

Blackburn Citizen: Kate Edwards keeps an eye on visitors, from left, Lucy Drugan of  Lower Darwen and Evan and Chloe Hines of Darwen

12:40pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

THERE'S a tiger loose in Darwen's children's library, and an elephant, a shark and lots more.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers can still return to the ‘promised land’

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

AS the old saying goes, if it isn't broke don't fix it.

Historic Blackburn brewery set for location change

Blackburn Citizen:

9:14am Tuesday 11th November 2014

BOSSES at Thwaites say plans to move out of Blackburn town centre should take a step further next week when the sale of their new site is completed.

New Morrisons store goes local and creates 20 Blackburn jobs

Blackburn Citizen: Morrisons M Local opens on Infirmary Road , Blackburn with the help of pupils from Longshaw Junior School

3:44pm Monday 10th November 2014

TWENTY jobs have been created in Blackburn following the open of a new convenience store on the site of the old infirmary.

VIDEO: Stage invader brings discord for X Factor's Reece Bibby and Stereo Kicks

Blackburn Citizen:

9:10am Monday 10th November 2014

ACCRINGTON pop star Reece Bibby and his band, Stereo Kicks, had to deal with a stage invader during Saturday's X Factor.

Darwen traffic boss ignores appeal to stop lights

Blackburn Citizen:

9:05am Monday 10th November 2014

THE man in charge of roads in Darwen said new traffic lights will not be switched off, despite calls from business owners in the town.

UPDATE: Woman injured as Rishton Post Office targeted by thieves

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Monday 10th November 2014

A WOMAN was injured when burglars smashed their way into a Post Office and stole a 'significant amount' of cash.

East Lancashire bird numbers take flight and plummet

Blackburn Citizen:

2:24pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

FEWER birds than ever can be seen in the skies above East Lancashire as worrying statistics were revealed.

DVLA Hallowe'en party poopers as car with no engine and 'dead body' inside clamped

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

IT seems the DVLA are clamping down on Hallowe’en frivolity in Darwen at the moment.

Handprints mark the start of National Adoption week

Blackburn Citizen:

2:53pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

SHOPPERS in Blackburn town centre lent their hands to a region-wide campaign to raise awareness of adoption.

Dan Clough column: Balanced Rovers are now forced to be reckoned with

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

ROVERS could win four consecutive league games for the first time since 2007 with victory at Millwall tonight.

Darwen plumber rescues cat from under floorboards

Blackburn Citizen:

9:50am Tuesday 4th November 2014

A DARWEN plumber steered a worried animal lover from a potential cat-astrophe after rescuing a pet from under the floorboards.

Third of staff being laid off at Darwen town centre store

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

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

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

Tockholes school's tribute to former chairman of governors

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

New job celebrations end in violence in Rawtenstall

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A UNIVERSITY graduate who was celebrating getting his first job with his friends lost his front teeth after being headbutted in an unprovoked town centre attack.

Wedding shop opens in Darwen for curvier brides

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

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

New homes and shopping hub set to transform Blackburn estate

Blackburn Citizen:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to transform an area of the Shadsworth Estate have been unveiled by Twin Valley Homes.

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

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

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

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Mother of three takes on inaugural position at Blackburn university

Blackburn Citizen:

1:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STUDENTS in Blackburn have elected a full-time students’ union president for the first time in the university’s history.

East Lancashire firm gears up to build Olympic-sized velodrome

Blackburn Citizen:

12:32pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CYCLING parts manufacturer with plans to build a £2.5million velodrome has announced it will now be Olympic sized.

Darwen dad-of-two earns outstanding achivement award

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

High winds cause Whalley powercut

Blackburn Citizen: power cut switching off a fuse box

11:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HIGH winds this morning caused a fault on overhead power lines leading to a large powercut in the Whalley area.

Dan Clough column: Let's build on a good point - starting tonight

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A POINT at Ipswich must not be sniffed at and I certainly would have taken that before the game.

Darwen e-cigarette firm helping to turn back the clock

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn set to blossom next month

Blackburn Citizen:

5:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE biggest poppy ever seen in Blackburn is expected to blossom at a school next month.

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