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.

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.

Police helicopter out over Darwen Tower after couple embark on early morning trek

Blackburn Citizen:

9:02am Sunday 28th September 2014

A POLICE helicopter and mountain rescue team were called out after a couple decided to embark on a trip to Darwen Tower in the early hours.

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.

‘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.

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.

UPDATE: Cyclist killed in Belmont accident

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CYCLIST has died following a crash with a motorbike.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Darwen Tower friends’ first public meeting

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3:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE newly-formed Friends of Darwen Tower group will host its first public meeting tonight.

Seven-year-old girl breaks leg in Darwen road accident

Blackburn Citizen:

9:43am Monday 15th September 2014

RESIDENTS of a Darwen street are calling for traffic calming measures after a seven-year-old girl suffered a broken leg in a road accident.

Lower Darwen man sentenced for making offensive calls to police

Blackburn Citizen: Police warning after thefts in car parks

3:27pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 45-YEAR-OLD man who felt ‘hatred’ towards the police after he was Tasered started making offensive phone calls.

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.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after Hoddlesden crash

Blackburn Citizen: TEEN HURT: The Yorkshire Air Ambulance flew the teenager to hospital.

4:02pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital after a collision with a van.

Darwen studio school moves into new home

Blackburn Citizen: Principal Ruth Bradbury

6:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE principal of a Darwen secondary school has said she is confident its pupils will ‘thrive’ after it moved into a revamped £4.1m building.

Girl, seven, injured in Darwen collision

Blackburn Citizen:

9:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

A SEVEN-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she collided with a car in a Darwen street

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 dementia expert on vital mission

Blackburn Citizen:

3:31pm Friday 12th September 2014

A DEMENTIA expert has pledged to end the ‘objectification’ of those who suffer from the condition, after becoming one of the most qualified trainers in the country.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police close in on late-night Darwen gunman

Blackburn Citizen:

9:27am Monday 8th September 2014

THE net is closing in on a gunman behind a late-night shooting in Darwen.

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.

VIDEO: Police appeal after Mercedes found with gunshot damage in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen:

9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after it is believed a firearm was discharged in Darwen during the early hours of Friday morning.

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.

Darwen sailor wins a posthumous Arctic Star after 70 years

Blackburn Citizen:

4:50pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A SECOND World War hero has been honoured with a posthumous medal after nearly 70 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.






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