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Darwen neighbours fuming at student smokers

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Thursday 26th March 2015

RESIDENTS living in a street near a Darwen school and sixth form have complained that students are using their doorways as smoking shelters.

Darwen businessman ‘fuming’ at ‘ridiculous noise’ outside his house

Blackburn Citizen:

9:40am Wednesday 25th March 2015

A DARWEN businessman has been having sleepless nights since the road outside his house was resurfaced six months ago.

Blackburn stonemason honoured by American group for efforts in the community

Blackburn Citizen:

3:01pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A BLACKBURN stonemason has won an award for his work in the community – from the American monumental builders association.

Lancashire League cricketer joins forces with partners to launch new accountancy firm

Blackburn Citizen:

4:20pm Monday 23rd March 2015

LANCASHIRE League cricketer Craig Smith has joined forces with two partners to launch a new accountancy firm.

VIDEO: Watch as Darwen students' science project takes them to the edge of space

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00am Monday 23rd March 2015

DARWEN students went from Sudell to the brink of space in a special science project this week.

MP Nigel Evans backs call not to name crime suspects until charged

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Sunday 22nd March 2015

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has backed a call by a House of Commons committee that people accused of crimes should not be identified in the media until they are charged.

Rogue Darwen builder jailed after leaving people without their life savings

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

A DARWEN builder who committed fraud and left people without their life savings has been jailed for more than two years.

Chorley FC helps Down’s Syndrome twins

Blackburn Citizen:

3:50pm Friday 20th March 2015

TWIN sisters who were born with Down’s Syndrome and have set about raising awareness of the condition have been backed by their local football club.

Link road through Bailey’s Field in Darwen to open up development sites

Blackburn Citizen:

10:49am Friday 20th March 2015

DOCUMENTS have emerged detailing plans to put a link road through Bailey’s Field in Darwen.

NYC ROVERS: New Yorker plans to tackle famous marathon in Blackburn Rovers colours

Blackburn Citizen:

1:51pm Thursday 19th March 2015

NEW Yorker Eric Castro fell in love with Blackburn Rovers two years ago after learning of the club and their long history.

Darwen doctor surgeries set to merge - bringing 13,000 patients into single practice

Blackburn Citizen:

1:30pm Thursday 19th March 2015

TWO Darwen doctor surgeries are to merge, bringing 13,000 patients into a single practice.

Five-year-old Darwen boy on track to reaching BMX glory

Blackburn Citizen:

1:25pm Thursday 19th March 2015

ELI Smith has been riding a bike for almost as long as he has been able to walk.

Blackburn smokers enjoy cigarette at Ewood Park for first time since smoking ban

Blackburn Citizen: Rovers Trust have moved to bring Ewood Park into the community by making the ground an ACV

5:00am Thursday 19th March 2015

SMOKERS were able to enjoy a cigarette for the first time since the smoking ban at half-time during Tuesday night’s match between Blackburn Rovers and Brentford.

MAGIC ON THE MENU: Darwen restaurant to close as owner follows his dreams

Blackburn Citizen:

9:31am Wednesday 18th March 2015

NOW you see him, now you don’t!

Volunteers needed to save thriving youth club

Blackburn Citizen:

1:53pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

VOLUNTEERS have been urged to come forward to save a weekly youth club from closure.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers fans daring to dream of the play-offs

Blackburn Citizen:

10:11am Tuesday 17th March 2015

SUPPORTING Blackburn Rovers is never easy and, after three wins on the bounce, they have made things confusing once again.

Car-mad student takes overall Blackburn College trainee award for hard work

Blackburn Citizen:

4:44pm Monday 16th March 2015

STUDENT Daniel Lovatt-Henshaw has always wanted to work with cars and now he has been honoured for his outstanding achievements in an annual apprenticeship awards.

Plans to build large extra care residential development in Darwen set to be approved

Blackburn Citizen:

2:28pm Monday 16th March 2015

PLANS to build a large extra care residential development on brownfield land in Darwen are set to be approved by councillors this week.

INFERNO: Man found dead after fire wrecks home

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00am Monday 16th March 2015

A MAN was found dead in his home after it caught fire in the early hours.

HE LOVED THE CUSTOMERS: Winfields founder dies - aged 70

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00am Monday 16th March 2015

THE founder and owner of clothing and footwear retailer Winfields has died, aged 70.

Blackburn Rovers Disabled Supporters’ Club set to relaunch at special event

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Sunday 15th March 2015

THE Blackburn Rovers Disabled Supporters’ Club is to relaunch at a special event this month.

Darwen students' ingenious idea gets thumbs-up from Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones

Blackburn Citizen: What will Peter Jones' kids to win his investment?

11:42am Saturday 14th March 2015

A TEAM of young Darwen entrepreneurs came runners-up in a national enterprise competition run by Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones.

Wheelchair-bound veteran left as prisoner in his own home

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Sunday 15th March 2015

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND veteran has been a prisoner in his own home for six months because he is in desperate need of a disabled ramp.

Builders submit full planning application for 110-house development in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

12:30pm Friday 13th March 2015

BUILDERS have submitted a full planning application for the 110-house development near Cranberry Lane in Darwen.

Project providing help for homeless sets up new headquarters in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen:

1:14pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A NEW project launched to to give food and essential supplies to people sleeping rough or in inadequate shelter has acquired a base in Blackburn.

DISGRACE: Woman fears rat invasion over Darwen ‘tip alley’

Blackburn Citizen:

10:00am Thursday 12th March 2015

LITTERBUGS are turning a back alley in Darwen into a dump, said a fed up resident.

Freeze on students’ bus fares to faith schools outside Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

2:58pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

PARENTS of children in Darwen choosing to send their children to faith schools outside of the town will not have to pay more bus fare under new plans.

FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: 90s pop band to headline Darwen Live music festival

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Wednesday 11th March 2015

ORGANISERS of Darwen Live music festival have confirmed 90s pop band ‘Space’ will headline the event in May.

IT WAS LIKE A BOMB HAD GONE OFF: Homes evacuated after explosion

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Wednesday 11th March 2015

FORTY homes had to be evacuated after a gas pipe exploded and burst into flames.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers fans deserved our day out at Anfield

Blackburn Citizen:

1:00pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

ROVERS fans have come in for a fair amount of stick in recent seasons.

Darwen contractors branded 'stupid' after road markings aimed at stopping parking painted across junction

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 10th March 2015

COUNCIL contractors were branded stupid after road markings aimed at stopping parking were painted across a junction.

Driver taken to hospital after hitting central reservation on A56

Blackburn Citizen:

2:20pm Monday 9th March 2015

A MAN was taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries in an accident on the A56 near Rawtenstall.

Popular pub set to close as Thwaites say it is ‘no longer sustainable’

Blackburn Citizen:

11:10am Monday 9th March 2015

A POPULAR local pub is to close tomorrow after owners Thwaites sold it to a developer.

Darwen to hold three food festivals this year

Blackburn Citizen: The Clitheroe Food Festival,

11:15am Friday 6th March 2015

DARWEN Town Council is to put on three food festivals this year to capitalise on the success of last year’s inaugural event.

CRUFTS 2015: East Lancashire’s owners to join battle for UK’s top dog

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

PEDIGREE dogs from across the country will be putting their best paws forward when the world’s biggest dog show gets under way today.

ACCIDENTAL: Safety warning after 11-year-old boy fell from pipe and drowned in canal

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

A CORONER is to write to all gas companies in the UK urging them to improve safety after an 11-year-old boy fell from a supply pipe into a canal and drowned.

Darwen running club affiliated to UK Athletics and forced to change venues

Blackburn Citizen:

1:24pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A DARWEN running group has taken off so much that it has been affiliated to UK Athletics and been forced to change venues.

Blackburn with Darwen children putting their best feet forward for annual dance event

Blackburn Citizen:

1:11pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

CHILDREN are putting their best feet forward for an annual dance event.

Students’ union backs Ed Miliband’s pledge to reduce tuition costs

Blackburn Citizen:

3:12pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband’s promise to cut university tuition fees has met a mixed reaction in East Lancashire.

Dan Clough column: Blackburn Rovers must try to emulate Anfield FA Cup heroes of 2000

Blackburn Citizen:

10:24am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THIS weekend’s trip to Anfield could be the last match of substance we get to savour this season.

Quirky and cultured: time to visit Darwen...

Blackburn Citizen: Darwen is said to be an example of good practice in town centre management

9:58am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

DARWEN is to be promoted as a market town and visitor destination in a bid to bring more people into the town centre.

United Utilities unveil £120m investment in Blackburn and Darwen waste water treatment

Blackburn Citizen: United Utilities said there was a problem with a valve on a large trunk main

11:57am Monday 2nd March 2015

BOSSES at United Utilities have unveiled part of the plans for a £120million investment in waste water treatment in Blackburn and Darwen.

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy pupils teach in Uganda

Blackburn Citizen:

11:25am Monday 2nd March 2015

WHILE their colleagues enjoyed a break from work and studies, 17 students and four staff from a Darwen sixth form spent their half-term holiday teaching in some of the poorest slum areas of Uganda.

Safety plea as bollards refused outside school

Blackburn Citizen:

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

ROSSENDALE MP Jake Berry has called for urgent action to improve safety outside a school following the council turning down his request for bollards.

Brothers in battle to save Darwen restaurant sign - despite only being open for a week...

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

BOSSES at a new Darwen restaurant have launched a petition to save their sign.

Former Blackburn bar to become Lancashire’s first ‘digital fabrication’ facility

Blackburn Citizen:

3:18pm Friday 27th February 2015

A FORMER bar will be transformed into Lancashire’s first ‘digital fabrication’ facility after £275,000 of grant funding was confirmed.

Band performs despite £2,500 worth of equipment stolen from car

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Friday 27th February 2015

A BAND left devastated after most of their equipment was stolen from the back of a car managed to find some of the kit and take to the stage once more.

Darwen metal firm to rescue as 100 jobs spared

Blackburn Citizen: WEC continues to grow

1:40pm Friday 27th February 2015

MORE than 100 workers have kept their jobs after Darwen metal fabrication business WEC brought an ailing firm out of administration.

Darwen pupils raise funds to help save girl’s sight

Blackburn Citizen:

2:10pm Thursday 26th February 2015

BIG-hearted children at a Hoddlesden primary school have helped an appeal to send a 10-year-old girl to the US in a bid to save her sight.

BIG LOTTERY FUND: £164,000 handed out to East Lancashire youngsters’ groups

Blackburn Citizen:

2:54pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

ALMOST £165,000 has been awarded to community groups in East Lancashire through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All programme.

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