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Dan Clough column: Gary Bowyer is like Marmite among Blackburn Rovers supporters at the moment

Blackburn Citizen:

9:58am Tuesday 13th January 2015

I NEVER agree with Rovers fans booing the team off the pitch but after a shocking performance and result like Sunday’s it is understandable.

Darwen Gambia volunteers to install floodlights so villagers can play at night

Blackburn Citizen:

2:57pm Thursday 8th January 2015

VOLUNTEERS from Darwen will put up 12 floodlights to provide people in an African village with a way of playing football in the evenings.

Internationally renowned Darwen artist's work published online for first time

Blackburn Citizen:

1:26pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

THE work of an internationally renowned Darwen artist has been published for the first time on the internet.

Future of popular Darwen cafe and bar secured

Blackburn Citizen:

2:03pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

THE future of a popular bar and cafe business in Darwen’s Sunnyhurst Wood has been secured after two of its owners bought out their business partners.

Dan Clough column: Gary Bowyer deserves praise for Blackburn Rovers squad he has built

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

GARY Bowyer made six changes on Saturday to the side that drew with Middlesbrough and those players pushing to get in the first team did their chances no harm at all.

Former Darwen residential unit makes way for 46 new affordable homes

Blackburn Citizen:

12:38pm Monday 5th January 2015

A FORMER residential unit in Darwen will make way for 46 new affordable homes after planning permission was granted.

Blackburn Rovers car park to be reviewed after attack

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Friday 2nd January 2015

BOSSES at Blackburn Rovers have said they will undertake a review of the club’s official parking after two journalists’ cars were vandalised.

Environment Agency unveils plans for former Jacks Key reservoir in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

10:14am Friday 2nd January 2015

THE Environment Agency has finally unveiled its plans for the decommissioning of the former Jacks Key reservoir in Darwen.

Woman rescued from Darwen moors after slipping on ice and breaking leg

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

A WOMAN had to be rescued from Darwen moors after slipping on ice and breaking her leg in two places.

Dan Clough column: Simon Eastwood has done enough to keep his place after stunning Middlesbrough saves

Blackburn Citizen:

10:17am Tuesday 30th December 2014

SIMON Eastwood is presenting Gary Bowyer with a real selection headache after putting in another man of the match display on Sunday.

Missing Darwen terrier found alive in manhole after 3 days

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 30th December 2014

A DARWEN family received a wonderful Christmas present — their dog, who had been missing for three days, was found.

Darwen school renovation complete and due to open in January

Blackburn Citizen:

9:19am Monday 29th December 2014

DARWEN’S newest school is now complete after the last section of the building was handed over by builders.

National comedy stars lined up for new Darwen comedy club

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Saturday 27th December 2014

SOME of the country’s top comics could soon be gracing the stage of Darwen Library Theatre after the launch of a new comedy club.

Lancashire Telegraph's Dan Clough visits Thwaites brewery's new countryside home

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Friday 26th December 2014

Thwaites brewery has been at the heart of Blackburn for more than two centuries.

BATTLER: Cancer survivor Sam Shaw gets his Santa wish with Lapland trip

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

IT’S a Christmas his family feared he may not see.

HELP OUR HEROES: Struggling Darwen veterans offered free Christmas treat

Blackburn Citizen:

12:50pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

DARWEN veterans suffering poverty and homelessness will have somewhere to go this Christmas, thanks to a generous cafe owner.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers will hope to keep up winning ways in busy Christmas period

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

CHARLTON’S defence was full of festive cheer as it gifted Jordan Rhodes two goals in one of the most comfortable wins we will see in a long time.

Expanded Blackburn school rated 'good' by Ofsted

Blackburn Citizen:

9:17am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A SCHOOL that expanded to take in pupils from its failing neighbour has been rated “good” in its first inspection since the change.

Sonia Duffin hopes her success will help in sales market

Blackburn Citizen:

4:52pm Monday 22nd December 2014

WHEN Sonia Duffin took over Blackburn-based Benchmark Lettings it had just 42 properties on its books.

TASTY TIPPLES: East Lancashire breweries create festive ales

Blackburn Citizen:

9:46am Monday 22nd December 2014

CHRISTMAS is coming and once again East Lancashire’s breweries have been hard at work creating some tasty tipples for the festive season.

SUPER SLIMMER: Darwen woman who shed 2st set to open weight loss club

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A DARWEN woman who dropped three dress sizes through attending a slimming club will open her own on New Year’s Eve.

TRIBUTES: 'Well liked' Burnley pensioner dies in road tragedy

Blackburn Citizen:

8:50am Monday 22nd December 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved Post Office worker who died after being hit by a car on a busy main road.

TELL JAKE: Darwen MP first in country to develop his own ‘app’

Blackburn Citizen:

1:57pm Thursday 18th December 2014

DARWEN’S MP has become the first in the country to develop his own ‘app’ for users of smartphones and tablet computers.

AMNESTY: 100 guns and 3,500 rounds of ammunition handed in to Lancashire Police

Blackburn Citizen:

10:24am Thursday 18th December 2014

MORE than 100 guns and almost 3,500 rounds of ammunition were handed into police during a two-week amnesty, it has been revealed.

WINNER: The best pork pie in Lancashire...

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

THEY are one of the nation’s favourite delicacies - but to find the best pork pie anywhere in Lancashire you just need to head to the main road out of Colne.

Darwen music school aiming for CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE after surge up the charts

Blackburn Citizen:

11:29am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A DARWEN music school is hoping for a Christmas number one after a song it released surged up the charts.

Historic sex abuse cases force police to recruit extra staff

Blackburn Citizen: Jimmy Savile

9:42am Wednesday 17th December 2014

THE rise in reports of sex abuse cases following the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal has led to police taking on agency staff.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers' defensive frailties exposed at Brentford

Blackburn Citizen:

10:17am Tuesday 16th December 2014

AFTER all the talk of rewarding the travelling contingent with a performance on Saturday there were 1,500 very disappointed Rovers supporters in the capital by 5pm.

Council bosses call on coummunities to help keep their local libraries open

Blackburn Citizen: More people are loaning books from Welsh libraries.

4:41pm Monday 15th December 2014

COUNCIL bosses have called on communities to help keep their local libraries open in the face of continuing budget cuts.

Darwen metal fabrication firm announces £500k expansion - creating 25 new jobs...

Blackburn Citizen:

9:10am Monday 15th December 2014

A DARWEN metal fabrication firm has announced a £500,000 expansion which will create 25 new jobs.

Controversial new Darwen traffic lights could be axed

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Monday 15th December 2014

CONTROVERSIAL new traffic lights on the A666 could be effectively switched off in the new year for a trial period.

‘Dangerous’ Darwen building set to be torn down after blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

A FIRE-DAMAGED former Darwen bar is to be demolished after becoming a “dangerous” town centre eyesore.

Mother of murdered Sophie Lancaster picks up OBE for services to community cohesion

Blackburn Citizen:

5:07pm Friday 12th December 2014

THE mother of murdered 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster picked up an OBE yesterday for her services to community cohesion.

Darwen primary school's academy switch moves step closer

Blackburn Citizen:

10:30am Friday 12th December 2014

A DARWEN primary school’s conversion to an academy took a step closer last night when borough bosses approved the transfer of land to its new sponsor.

GOOD NUDES! East Lasncashire real ale campaign celebrates 40th birthday

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Thursday 11th December 2014

A CAMPAIGN to raise the profile of East Lancashire real ale has celebrated its 40th birthday.

Record profit on tap for Burnley brewer

Blackburn Citizen:

3:50pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A BURNLEY brewery that has gone from strength to strength has toasted another record in seasonal sales figures.

Prolific photographer who helped build Darwen archive dies - aged 49

Blackburn Citizen:

2:26pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

THE man responsible for building a thousand-strong digital photo archive of Darwen has died, aged 49.

Departing Darwen headteacher believes academisation is the way forward

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

THE outgoing headteacher of a Darwen primary said academisation is the way forward for the school.

Dan Clough column: Sheffield Wednesday loss must act as wake-up call to Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

NOW is the time for this Rovers side to really show us what they are made of.

Speeds of up to 59mph recorded on Blackburn residential street containing primary school

Blackburn Citizen:

10:30am Tuesday 9th December 2014

SPEEDS of up to 59mph have been recorded in a busy residential street containing a hospice and a primary school.

First World War trench warfare re-created by Darwen Scouts group

Blackburn Citizen:

12:26pm Monday 8th December 2014

THE trench warfare of the First World War has been re-created by a Darwen Scouts group - but you’ll need your glasses if you want a good look.

Darwen pub wins cider award

Blackburn Citizen: PUB OF THE WEEK: Number 39, Darwen

9:00am Monday 8th December 2014

A DARWEN pub has been named the winner of the inaugural Cider Pub of the Year award from the local Campaign for Real Ale branch.

Burnley tot awarded after brave cancer battle ... and so is his adoring brother

Blackburn Citizen:

11:57am Friday 5th December 2014

A CHILD who was recognised as being at risk of having a rare childhood cancer during his mother's pregnancy has been honoured for his courage after nearly two years fighting the disease.

More hope for the homeless in Blackburn thanks to kind-hearted counsellors

Blackburn Citizen:

12:30pm Friday 5th December 2014

A NEW project giving food and essential supplies to people sleeping rough or in inadequate shelter has been launched in Blackburn.

Relief after plan for travellers' site in Lower Darwen is pulled

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 5th December 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a traveller site in Blackburn have been withdrawn by the applicant.

Darwen Vale 'ready' to become an academy

Blackburn Citizen:

11:20am Friday 5th December 2014

DARWEN Vale High School and its new sponsor the Aldridge Foundation have confirmed the process for the conversion of the school to become an academy has been completed. 

East Lancashire cricketer lands prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship

Blackburn Citizen:

3:30pm Thursday 4th December 2014

AN East Lancashire cricketer is to be awarded a prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship in recognition of his efforts to involve young people in the county with cricket.

Darwen Town Council set to revamp dated site

Blackburn Citizen:

9:28am Thursday 4th December 2014

DARWEN Town Council is to pay a web designer £500 to revamp its dated website.

Australian theatre company will take on former Darwen Advertiser editor’s play

Blackburn Citizen:

2:10pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A PLAYWRIGHT who edited the Darwen Advertiser in the late 1960s and 70s is about to reap reward for his 15-year research into the horrific deaths of two young boys in Australia.

Plans submitted to turn derelict Darwen land into care centre

Blackburn Citizen:

11:37am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

PLANS for an extra care development comprising 85 apartments and 34 accessible bungalows at Shorey Bank have been officially submitted to the council.


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