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Blackburn ‘eyesore’ Jaguar garage set for new look

Blackburn Citizen:

9:31am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Jaguar dealership which has become an ‘eyesore’ after being closed for years is being lined up to be brought back into use.

Call for action over fire-hit Franky’s Bar in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

3:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE owners of a town centre bar left an eyesore after a fire are to be urged to either knock it down or renovate it.

East Lancs Big Ben ale strikes gold in Hong Kong

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN East Lancashire brewery has scooped an award for one of its ales – in Hong Kong.

‘Don’t put giant wind turbine on the moor’ - Whitehall residents

Blackburn Citizen: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

2:59pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RESIDENTS close to a proposed giant wind turbine on the moors above Darwen have called on planners to turn it down.

Woman found dead in Darwen woodland had taken lethal cocktail of drugs

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:15am Thursday 25th September 2014

A WOMAN found dead in Darwen woodland had taken a lethal cocktail of drugs, an inquest has heard.

Free memorial offer to recall Darwen war heroes

Blackburn Citizen:

2:23pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DARWEN could have a free memorial to all its First World War fallen after a generous offer from a local stonemason.

Tributes as former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper dies - aged 72

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FORMER Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper John Barton has died, aged 72.

Chart-topping act booking means Darwen Jazz and Blues Festival organiser is back on board

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE fifth Darwen Jazz and Blues Festival will go ahead despite concerns it would be axed because the organisers were too busy.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers showed real character at Craven Cottage

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I HAVE to admit to being very disheartened by last week’s defeat at home to Derby.

Darwen residents: Dangerous alley should be made into road

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

East Lancs brownies aid cancer tot who lost her eye

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS from a Brownies troop have helped the family of a child who lost an eye to cancer.

Remembering Maddi on her 10th birthday

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE parents of Madison Allan will mark what would have been the youngster’s 10th birthday tomorrow.

Blackburn man who invented Vimto to be remembered with new plaque

Blackburn Citizen:

11:08am Friday 19th September 2014

THE man who invented Vimto will be remembered with a new granite plaque to be installed on the house he grew up in.

'Thousands of human remains' in way of Blackburn orbital road

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have said they believe thousands of human remains may need to be exhumed to make way for a new £4million road.

Public meeting to look at Darwen turbine plans

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

Blackburn school plan for troubled pupils

Blackburn Citizen:

9:42am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SCHOOL for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) could be built in Blackburn.

CCTV action to ease Darwen lights chaos

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Dan Clough column: Fortress Ewood Park can take Blackburn Rovers up

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

UNDER Sam Allardyce, Rovers were very difficult to beat at home.

Unlicensed Darwen landlords pay penalty for breaching law

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Trainee Blackburn teachers go back to school

Blackburn Citizen:

3:33pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TRAINEE teachers will benefit from ‘on-the-job’ training under a revolutionary new way of studying during their PGCE year.

Plumbing student with five children wins top awards at Blackburn College

Blackburn Citizen:

3:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE red carpet was rolled out at Blackburn College to celebrate a record year of achievement at the 19th Further Education Awards.

Road hold-ups cost Darwen business thousands

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Darwen fashionista finds place in global market

Blackburn Citizen:

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 MP presses for response from new Education Secretary over future of school site

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

One in six women admit drink-driving in past year

Blackburn Citizen:

9:23am Thursday 11th September 2014

WOMEN drivers in East Lancashire are warned to be aware that they could be over the drink-drive limit the morning after they have been drinking.

Grieving Darwen couple’s charity ‘therapy’ eases baby loss

Blackburn Citizen:

4:20pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A COUPLE from Darwen who lost their first baby together have turned the tragedy into a fundraising opportunity.

Mounting roadwork misery for Blackburn motorists

Blackburn Citizen:

9:24am Wednesday 10th September 2014

MOTORISTS trying to get in and around Blackburn are being subjected to roads misery due to a series of road-works.

Grieving East Lancs widow says yellow lines should be painted on road

Blackburn Citizen:

3:32pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A GRIEVING wife has called for double yellow lines to be painted on the stretch of road where her husband was hit by a car.

Darwen Cricket Club chairman expresses gratitude as retirement announced

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Order for new royal arrival could be Darwen firm’s crowning glory

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Approval set for Darwen Vale High School land transfer deal

Blackburn Citizen: 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

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

Police seize £100K of cannabis in East Lancs raids

Blackburn Citizen:

11:30am Saturday 6th September 2014

MORE than £100,000 worth of cannabis has been seized after a major crackdown by police.

VIDEO: Cannabis plants seized in East Lancs drugs raids

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Friday 5th September 2014

SIXTEEN cannabis plants were seized by police after morning raids in Rishton today.

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME: Lancaster Bombers to fly over East Lancashire this weekend

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Friday 5th September 2014

PEOPLE in East Lancashire have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to catch a glimpse of two Lancaster Bombers flying over the region this weekend.

Collapse of Blackburn flood walls ‘could lead to loss of life’

Blackburn Citizen: Mobility-scooter driver rescued by police after becoming stuck in flood water

9:14am Friday 5th September 2014

RIVER walls aimed at preventing floods in Blackburn town centre are in desperate need of repair, according to the Environment Agency.

Welcome for council U-turn on Darwen taxi bays

Blackburn Citizen:

4:51pm Thursday 4th September 2014

COUNCIL bosses have U-turned on a decision to change to kerbside parking in Darwen town centre.

Fire crews tackle Burnley garage blaze

Blackburn Citizen: Fire Engine on the way to the scene.
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8:55am Thursday 4th September 2014

FIRE crews were called to deal with a blaze at a garage in New Hall Street, Burnley.

Anger as Drawen play-swing vandals strike again

Blackburn Citizen:

3:54pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

VANDALS have cut down a swing from a children’s play area twice in a matter of days.

UPDATE: Preston murder probe moves into East Lancashire

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

WOODLAND was sealed off as an investigation into the murder of a teenager moved to East Lancashire.

Blackburn accident blackspot ‘scoring’ anger

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

AN accident has sparked calls for a change to the speed limit in a country road.

East Lancs driver successfully challenges speeding tickets in court

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

East Lancashire 999 police to wear body cameras

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

POLICE are to be kitted out with video cameras attached to their uniforms when they respond to 999 calls.

Accrington X Factor star in pledge to help music tutors

Blackburn Citizen:

5:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

X FACTOR sensation Reece Bibby has not let his new-found fame go to his head.

Mother and three children missing - thought to be in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A WOMAN and three children who have gone missing from home in Scotland could be in Blackburn.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers’ fans have no need to panic

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ONCE again, hysteria has set in after one defeat away from home against a good side.

Darwen bridegroom soothes pre-wedding jitters with 5k run

Blackburn Citizen:

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.

Blackburn life coach's grief at death of his sister

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A GRIEVING brother and life coach has spoken out about the dangers of alcoholism and drugs after tragically losing his sister.

Lost WW1 tribute reinstated in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen: 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.

Volunteers land £10,000 to fund community events

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PARKS group that prides itself on bringing a community together has secured a grant of almost £10,000 to continue its work.

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