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.

Charity for Darwen children saved

Blackburn Citizen: Children in Need service

6:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A CHARITY providing children and families with affordable activities has been saved from closure after new funding was secured.

Woman's body found in Darwen woodland

Blackburn Citizen:

5:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

POLICE cordoned off an area of Darwen last night following the discovery of a woman's body.

War hero’s Darwen daughter dies at 99

Blackburn Citizen:

3:42pm Friday 11th July 2014

ONE of Darwen’s last remaining links to the First World War has been broken with the death of Alexandra Youd, just months before her 100th birthday.

£20,000 boost for Darwen fishing pond plan

Blackburn Citizen:

2:54pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A FRIENDS’ group has been given a grant of £20,000 to transform a silted-up lodge into a fishing pond.

Lower Darwen roof siege man jailed for two years

Blackburn Citizen:

9:07am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A MAN who carried out a three-hour rooftop siege has been jailed.

Countdown to big awards final for school caterers

Blackburn Citizen:

4:10pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

CATERERS at a village primary school have made it to tomorrow’s finals of a national competition.

Darwen firm celebrates 150 years of partnership

Blackburn Citizen:

2:56pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A WELL-known Darwen firm has taken part in a nationwide celebration of 150 years of the John Lewis Partnership.

£37m bill to buy out abandoned Sudell properties

Blackburn Citizen: Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Kate Hollern

4:44pm Monday 7th July 2014

IT would cost up to £40million to compulsorily purchase all the empty homes in the Sudell area of Darwen, according to borough council leader Kate Hollern.

Appeal for Darwen war grave adopters

Blackburn Citizen: Teenagers Bradley Connelly, left, 17 and Andrew Tait, 16, in the graveyard at St James’ Church, Darwen

11:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

THE Friends of Darwen Cemetery have launched an appeal for more people to adopt war graves in the town.

Top official backs Darwen Vale becoming academy

Blackburn Citizen: Darwen Vale High School

8:52pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A TOP government figure has waded into the row over Darwen Vale’s academy status.

Walkers warning after huge Darwen moorland fire

Blackburn Citizen:

11:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are asking walkers to be extra vigilant following a huge moorland fire in Darwen yesterday.


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