Darwen woman jailed for eight years after ‘relentlessly’ abusing partner

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A WOMAN has been jailed for eight years in what a police officer describes as ‘one of the most serious cases of domestic violence’ she has ever seen.

Hoddlesden pub landlord steps down in cancer battle

Blackburn Citizen: Beer Festival

3:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

A HODDLESDEN pub, which underwent a £100,000 refurbishment earlier this year, is to change hands as its landlord battles cancer.

12-year-old boy airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after Darwen Moors accident

Blackburn Citizen:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

MOUNTAIN bikers have been urged to take care on slippery gravel track on Darwen Moors after a 12-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital.

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.

Lower Darwen community stalwart dies - aged 67

Blackburn Citizen:

3:16pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COMMUNITY stalwart who was instrumental in setting up a village association has died, aged 67.

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.

Darwen help services come together for one-stop access

Blackburn Citizen:

4:43pm Monday 27th October 2014

ADVICE services in Darwen have joined forces to provide a one-stop shop for residents in the town.

Darwen woman assaulted mother in grand-daughter row

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

3:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A 40-YEAR-OLD woman assaulted her elderly mother during a ‘face to face’ over her behaviour towards her 15-year-old grandaughter.

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.

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.

14-year-old Darwen boy first in UK to get 'new ASBO'

Blackburn Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

10:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has become the first in the country to be made subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order under new legislation which came into force on Monday.

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.

Riot police shock for Darwen entrepreneur's big day

Blackburn Citizen:

4:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A YOUNG entrepreneur got a shock when riot police were called to an event she attended for the launch of her online retail site.

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.

Plans go in for three 74-metre turbines near Hoddlesden

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

2:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THREE 74-metre tall wind turbines could be erected on land near Hoddlesden after a planning application was submitted.

Darwen teenager bricked police car window to get himself locked up

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGER put a brick through the windscreen of a police car to get himself locked up.

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.

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.

DARWEN town crier is looking for a new bell

Blackburn Citizen:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

DARWEN’S town crier Anthony Meleady is looking for a bell to hit the right note to go with his new uniform.

Woman injured after colliding with bus in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

8:14pm Friday 17th October 2014

A 28-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a bus in Darwen.

Young Darwen business ideas given a major boost

Blackburn Citizen: Positivity needed

3:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOUNG entrepreneurs in Darwen can start their own business by taking advantage of vacancies at a dedicated business hub.

VIDEO: East Lancs drug raids lead to football manager arrest

Blackburn Citizen:

9:14am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds worth of suspected drugs have been seized during dawn raids at 17 homes.

Darwen pair charged in Preston gang murder case

Blackburn Citizen:

9:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO people from Darwen have been charged in connection with the murder of a Preston teenager.

Calls for owners to sort collapsing Darwen bar

Blackburn Citizen:

2:15pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE owners of a dangerous building have been urged to step forward and take action after part of it fell and damaged a car.

Racist Darwen teen jailed for throwing pot noodle at Asian boys walking home from Mosque

Blackburn Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

9:01am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RACIST teenager has been jailed for throwing a pot noodle at two Asian boys walking home from Mosque.

Darwen academy students’ award for charity work in Africa

Blackburn Citizen:

2:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS who travel to Africa to carry out vital charity work have won a prestigious national award.

Terrified Darwen family’s ‘lives put at risk’ by lit rocket put through letterbox

Blackburn Citizen:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

YOBS who posted a lit firework through the front door of the home of a sleeping family have been branded ‘mindless idiots’.

Community on alert over plans to alter former pub

Blackburn Citizen:

3:05pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FEARS that a former pub could be lost forever have been heightened after plans were submitted to make alterations to its living space.

Darwen street closed after partial building collapse

Blackburn Citizen: DAMAGE Franky's Bar

9:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A DARWEN street was closed off after part of a derelict pub building collapsed.

Award-winning Indian chef set to open new business in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

4:41pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN award-winning Indian chef and restaurateur is to open a new business in Darwen.

Desperate Darwen burglar violated teddy bear

Blackburn Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

38-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for burglary after police made a DNA hit on semen found inside a teddy bear.

Darwen MP Jake Berry at loggerheads with Will Straw over independence from Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: MP Jake Berry

3:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry is at loggerheads with his Labour challenger Will Straw over giving the town independence from Blackburn.

Third Darwen primary school chooses to become academy

Blackburn Citizen:

2:53pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A THIRD Darwen primary school will convert to academy status after approval was granted by the Department for Education.

Darwen women pass stamina test for eye cancer victim

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TWO women have completed a gruelling triathlon to raise money for treatment for a woman with an incredibly rare form of eye cancer.

Bell comes out of storage as Ashleigh turns back the clock

Blackburn Citizen:

3:58pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FORMER pupils of Ashleigh Primary School in Darwen might remember with dread the clanging of the old school bell.

Weddings business in historic Darwen woodland venue up for sale - and it's yours for £110,000

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

AN historic wedding and functions venue in the heart of Darwen woodland has gone up for sale.

SEHR GUT! Darwen's first Oktoberfest a real hit with locals

Blackburn Citizen:

2:47pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

DARWEN’S first Oktoberfest took place in the form of a German-themed beer festival at The Old Function Rooms pub at the weekend.

Delicacies from near and far make Darwen festival a moment to savour

Blackburn Citizen:

4:04pm Monday 6th October 2014

DELICACIES from East Lancashire and beyond were on offer as Darwen hosted its first food festival.

AFC Darwen players go through pain barrier for charity

Blackburn Citizen:

4:20pm Monday 6th October 2014

PLAYERS at AFC Darwen took on a hair-raising challenge to raise almost £2,000 for charity.

Speed limit change for Darwen road

Blackburn Citizen: Locals offered voice over speed limit

11:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE speed limit of a road leading out of Darwen is to be increased on Monday after concerns about drivers going too fast.

Police appeal after man raped in Darwen street

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

4:14pm Friday 3rd October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was allegedly raped in Darwen on Tuesday.

THANK YOU: Darwen neighbours and friends rally to help man left homeless after blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

9:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

A MAN left homeless after his house was set alight by arsonists could move back in within the next few weeks – thanks to the local community.

Tributes as Darwen FC goal hero Frank O’Kane dies - aged 66

Blackburn Citizen:

9:15am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE man who fired Darwen FC to consecutive league titles and a league and cup double in the 1970s has died, aged 66.

Darwen slimming coach is among country’s most successful

Blackburn Citizen:

4:40pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A GRANDMA from Darwen has been recognised as one of the most successful slimming coaches in the country.

West End is coming to Darwen!

Blackburn Citizen:

3:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DARWEN is to get its own direct link to the West End when some of the top shows are broadcast live to a town centre theatre.

Missing Darwen man found safe and well

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MISSING Darwen man has been found safe and well.

Buffet to help fire victim get home

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CHARITY buffet event tonight will raise money towards fixing a man’s home after it was ravaged by fire.

Assurance sought over future of Jobcentre

Blackburn Citizen:

2:54pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DARWEN Town Council deputy chairman Peter Hollings has sought reassurance from the town’s MP Jake Berry that the local Jobcentre is safe.

Greek adventure a triumph for Academy's Soccer School

Blackburn Citizen:

2:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNG footballers from a Darwen school have returned from a successful tour of Greece.

Former staff and pupils final farewell to school

Blackburn Citizen:

2:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FORMER staff and pupils from Darwen Technical School held their final reunion and toured the redeveloped school building.






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