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

Blackburn Citizen: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3158505

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.

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.






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