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.

Darwen MP will go ‘face to face’ with councillors

Blackburn Citizen: MP Jake Berry

4:04pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

DARWEN’S MP will be quizzed by councillors after agreeing to attend their next meeting.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Belmont smash

Blackburn Citizen: An air ambulance over East Lancashire

5:48pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST suffered suspected leg injuries after his bike collided with a car near Belmont.

Darwen sex attack victim speaks out after fighting off attacker

Blackburn Citizen: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A 56-YEAR-OLD woman who was sexually assaulted in Darwen has spoken of her traumatic ordeal.

Joy as council repairs Darwen play park after blaze

Blackburn Citizen:

1:59pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PEOPLE living on a Darwen estate have praised the borough council after it quickly replaced park equipment that had been damaged by arsonists.

Darwen firm helping to pull youngsters from ‘dark’ age

Blackburn Citizen:

5:11pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Africa will be able to enjoy football after dark thanks to a generous donation from a Darwen firm.

55-year-old woman sexually assaulted in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

6:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

A 55-YEAR-old woman was sexually assaulted on her way home from a night out.

Caring Darwen school helps teen thrive

Blackburn Citizen:

3:45pm Monday 30th June 2014

A TEENAGER who suffered from anxiety and emotional problems has turned her life around thanks to a revolutionary new school.

Councillors in Sudell-Sunnyhurst cash row

Blackburn Citizen: ATTACK SCENE Sudellside Street, Darwen

6:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A ROW erupted over ‘disproportionate’ spending by the council in areas of Darwen.

Darwen Vale academy move confirmed

Blackburn Citizen: Darwen Vale High School

5:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

DARWEN Vale High School will become an academy under the Aldridge Foundation after the move was rubber-stamped by the Department for Education.

VIDEO: Drama as truck bursts into flames in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen: The cause of the fire is not yet known

9:00am Friday 27th June 2014

FLAMES poured out of a van after it caught fire in a busy town centre street.

Darwen artist shuts shop due to traffic chaos

Blackburn Citizen: Artist Darrell Smith has had enough of the roadworks

4:22pm Friday 27th June 2014

TRAFFIC chaos through the Hollins Grove area of Darwen over the past few weeks, and the likelihood of more months of roadwork headaches, have led to picture framer and artist Darrell Smith shutting up shop.

Leader accused of not caring about Darwen

Blackburn Citizen: Councillor Kate Hollern, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

3:43pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THE leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Kate Hollern has been accused of breaking a promise to hold two executive meetings a year in Darwen.

Fallen Darwen war tribute repaired

Blackburn Citizen: Brett Price and his son Jason with their special lifting gear

2:51pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A WAR memorial damaged by ‘mindless’ vandals has been repaired.

'Disgraceful' vandals torch Darwen beauty spot benches

Blackburn Citizen: Catherine Waddicor of the Friends of Ashleigh Barrow surveys the damage with Coun Karimeh Foster

3:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

ARSONISTS have torched benches at a popular historic beauty spot in a ‘disgraceful act of wanton vandalism’.

Untended Darwen graves are ‘no excuse’

Blackburn Citizen: Elaine Duckworth’s grandmother’s grave in Darwen Cemetery is overgrown

1:50pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

VISITORS to Darwen Cemetery have hit out after they were unable to tend to a relative’s grave because of overgrown grass.

Bungee daredevils take a giant leap in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen: Dal Singh

5:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

DOZENS of daredevils took the plunge during a bungee spectacular event in Darwen.

CCTV footage released after Darwen rubber mallet attack on men

Blackburn Citizen: CCTV image released by police

5:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THESE men could have vital information about a rubber mallet attack that left two people with head injuries, police have said.

Parking changes are hitting business, say Darwen traders

Blackburn Citizen: From left, traders Jake Young Debra Ainsworth-Lord, Lorna Read and Ron Nairey

2:21pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

ANGRY traders say changes to parking in a busy town centre street are causing them to lose business.

Disabled Darwen soldiers’ needs highlighted by Irish experience

Blackburn Citizen: Bobby Tait with one of the works inspired by his time in Northern Ireland

1:50pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A DARWEN dad has used his army experience in Northern Ireland to inspire a series of paintings.

I quit, says Darwen landlady after four months

Blackburn Citizen: A more optimistic Les and Babs Greenall at Darwen’s White Lion when they took over

9:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

AN historic town centre pub is to close after its manager decided to pull out just four months after opening.

Men attacked with rubber mallet in Darwen

Blackburn Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

TWO men were injured after being hit with a rubber mallet as they walked home from a night out in ‘unprovoked’ and ‘disturbing’ attacks.

Friends and family rally round to help Darwen couple

7:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

THE family of a Darwen couple have rallied round to raise money in a bid to help them have children.


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