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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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