Police probe arson attack on Darwen home

Blackburn Citizen:

12:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A LORRY driver was left distraught after a suspected arson attack gutted his home.

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.

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.

Police searching for missing Darwen sex offender

Blackburn Citizen:

3:56pm Friday 29th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender.

Darwen training academy up for regional award

Blackburn Citizen:

2:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE training academy at Darwen metal fabrication firm WEC has been shortlisted in the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Darwen MP retracts ‘£1m memorial’ claim

Blackburn Citizen: MP Jake Berry

5:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

DARWEN MP Jake Berry has withdrawn comments he made at a public meeting claiming the council is to spend £1million on a new war memorial in Blackburn.

Firefighters free 8-year-old boy from Darwen park railings

Blackburn Citizen:

4:32pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN eight-year-old boy had to be freed by firefighters after getting his foot stuck in railings at a Darwen park.

Firm offers to cut Darwen cemetery’s grass

Blackburn Citizen:

4:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE owner of a specialised machinery firm has offered to cut grass in Darwen Cemetery for a day free of charge.

Charity walk in memory of Darwen mum who died of cancer

Blackburn Citizen:

4:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

FRIENDS and family of a Darwen mum who died after a four-year battle with cancer are to take part in a cross-county walk in her memory.

Darwen textile factory set to take on 30 new staff

Blackburn Citizen:

4:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A DARWEN factory which makes textile products for top chain John Lewis is recruiting up to 30 new staff.

Darwen sewer worker back on the small screen

Blackburn Citizen:

12:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

A SEWER worker has scrubbed up for another TV appearance after starring in a BBC Two documentary earlier this year.

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A666 out of Darwen last night.

Rats scare behind Darwen superstores

Blackburn Citizen:

4:06pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GINNEL that runs close to two national supermarket chains in Darwen town centre has been labelled a ‘health risk’ after a resident saw a rat nearby.

Darwen man given conditional discharge over assault

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn Magistrates Court

9:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

DARREN Addison, 41, of Starkie Street, Darwen, was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £100 costs and £100 compensation by Blackburn magistrates after pleading guilty to assaulting Lyndsey Wastell and damaging a phone belonging to her.

Man denies Hoddlesden burglary

Blackburn Citizen: Preston Crown Court. Picture from Google Maps.

8:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THOMAS Maurice Ward, 49, of Broomhall Road, Swinton, was sent in custody to Preston Crown Court when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates and pleaded not guilty to burglary at a flat above the Old Red Lion Hotel, Blacksnape Road, Hoddlesden with intent to steal.

Appetite grows for debut Darwen food festival

Blackburn Citizen:

4:44pm Friday 15th August 2014

DARWEN is to hold its first food festival later this year.

Mystery Darwen axeman hunted after attack on trees

Blackburn Citizen:

9:18am Thursday 14th August 2014

A MYSTERY axeman has struck in a Darwen park, seemingly trying to chop down trees.

AFC Darwen urge locals to cheers them on

Blackburn Citizen: REVAMP The new-look Anchor Ground where Darwen play

6:56pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BOSSES at AFC Darwen are urging the town to cheer them on as they prepare for four consecutive home games.

Cash aid helps carry Darwen firm into new premises

Blackburn Citizen:

4:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A COMPANY which makes small vehicles that can be adapted to carry implements such as snow ploughs, grass mowers and chemical sprayers has moved, thanks to a council grant.

Darwen party will raise cash to increase awareness of rare cancer

Blackburn Citizen:

3:14pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE family of a Darwen man who died of cancer three years ago are to hold a fundraising party to celebrate his 30th birthday.

River Darwen bridge will be replaced by culvert

Blackburn Citizen:

3:50pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A BRIDGE over the River Darwen is to be removed and replaced by a reinforced culvert if plans are given the go-ahead.

Darwen roll of honour call for heroes of WW1

Blackburn Citizen: Picture of the Day - Poppies growing on a roundabout in Bulwark.. (7924789)

5:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

DARWEN Town Council is looking into working with a local historian to create a roll of honour commemorating the town’s war dead.

Freedom bid by hawk ends in Darwen rescue

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

A HAWK’S bid for freedom ended prematurely when it got stuck in a tree.

Boy, 14, injured after brakes fail on bike in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen: ambulance - zxc

2:25pm Sunday 10th August 2014

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital after falling off his bicycle on the outskirts in Darwen earlier today.

Darwen taxi driver in road safety plea

Blackburn Citizen:

4:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

A TAXI driver wants to re-ignite a campaign to install safety barriers along a ‘dangerous’ section of road through Darwen after seeing a pedestrian injured in the same spot where her father suffered fatal injuries while crossing the road.

Palestinian-born East Lancs councillor critical of response to Gaza conflict

Blackburn Citizen:

3:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

AS the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel was set to enter its fourth day, Palestine-born Karimeh Foster said she hopes a peaceful resolution can be reached.

Darwen vicar to hang up his cassock for last time

Blackburn Citizen:

3:20pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A VICAR who has served churches in Darwen and Tockholes for a decade will retire next month.

Planned childcare praised by Ofsted

Blackburn Citizen:

3:54pm Monday 4th August 2014

CHILDREN are thriving under the care of a ‘Good’ Darwen childminder according to Ofsted.

Soul legend's wife 'loves' singer Paul

Blackburn Citizen:

2:10pm Monday 4th August 2014

A DARWEN singer wondered ‘What’s Going On?’ after the wife of Motown legend Marvin Gaye praised his rendition of a classic song.

High thinking solves broadband problem

Blackburn Citizen:

2:59pm Friday 1st August 2014

PEOPLE in Darwen can receive next-generation broadband after an iconic chimney was transformed into a giant antenna.

Trio gear up to recycle old bikes

Blackburn Citizen:

2:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

A TRIO who cycled from Darwen Tower to the Eiffel Tower last year to raise charity cash has launched a new community interest company.

‘Despicable’ Darwen thief jailed for six years

Blackburn Citizen:

9:29am Thursday 31st July 2014

A ‘TRULY despicable’ career criminal who burgled three East Lancashire homes has been sent to prison.

Rethink delays plan for whitehall wetland habitat

Blackburn Citizen:

3:59pm Thursday 31st July 2014

WORK to turn a former reservoir into a local beauty spot has been put on hold pending a review.

Microbrewer celebrates 10th year with Darwen themed ales

Blackburn Citizen:

4:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DARWEN’S microbrewery has celebrated a special year by unveiling a number of locally inspired brews.

Family and friends raise cash in memory of Darwen tragedy girl

Blackburn Citizen:

5:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 30 people took part in a walk to raise awareness of suicide in young people.

Woman returns to Darwen from Australia after 50 years - and complains to council

Blackburn Citizen:

4:57pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WOMAN who has returned to Darwen 50 years after emigrating to Australia has written a letter to the council complaining at the state of the town.

Anger as bins fester in front of Darwen homes

Blackburn Citizen: REPORT: A whistleblower sparked the inquiry into Malvern's refuse and recycling depot.

3:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A STREET where bins have to be left to fester in front of homes has been likened to the ‘Third World’.

Darwen nursery improves its rating by two levels after second inspection

Blackburn Citizen:

4:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NURSERY has risen two grades to become ‘good’ after an Ofsted inspection.

Appeal for information on First World War Darwen nurses

Blackburn Citizen:

1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN who has published her Darwen grandmother’s First World War memoirs has launched an appeal to identify nurses who worked in the family home after it was transformed into a hospital.

14-year-old Darwen swimmer gets Commonwealth games campaign under way

Blackburn Citizen: Niamh Robinson in action

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NIAMH Robinson finished in fifth place in her heat in the 50m breaststroke as she got her Commonwealth Games campaign under way.

Residents’ petition over Darwen factory noise

Blackburn Citizen:

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS close to a factory in Darwen have launched a petition complaining about its operating hours, noise and traffic.

Litter worry as Sudell bins cut down to size

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has slammed the decision to replace large bins with smaller ones on streets in his area.

Darwen school gets 'good' Ofsted after difficult times

Blackburn Citizen: Vicky Weddle is the new head of St Peter’s Primary School

8:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A DARWEN school that has been through a rocky patch has been told it is ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Darwen academy’s football links to continue

Blackburn Citizen: Garry Flitcroft's Chorley stunned Forest Green

2:25pm Friday 18th July 2014

DARWEN Aldridge Community Academy’s link with semi-professional Chorley FC is to continue for the foreseeable future, said the Magpies boss.

Hard-working volunteer instrumental in Darwen Cemetery restoration

Blackburn Citizen:

3:55pm Thursday 17th July 2014

AN ‘outstanding volunteer’ has seen her hard work at Darwen Cemetery recognised with a special commendation.

Darwen ‘mannequin’ girls display initiative

Blackburn Citizen:

3:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from a Darwen school got ‘dolled up’ as they pretended to be mannequins in a shop window.

Darwen store reaches out to help the community

Blackburn Citizen:

3:11pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A COMMUNITY scheme is to expand its youth centre services as well as offering adult education courses, following a cash boost.

Darwen hall offers friendship to beat the grim national trend

Blackburn Citizen:

4:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

THOSE most susceptible to loneliness have an ideal facility in Darwen, according to the town council mayor.

£11.7m shares payout as Darwen company to be wound up

Blackburn Citizen:

4:11pm Monday 14th July 2014

SMART meter firm Bglobal has announced it is to pay out £11.7million to shareholders ahead of being wound up.

Pedal power in abundance at Darwen Grand Prix

Blackburn Citizen:

3:59pm Monday 14th July 2014

PEDAL power was pushed to the limit as dozens of racers took part in the fifth annual Darwen Pedal Car Grand Prix.






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