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Published: Sun, 25 Mar 2018 04:49:19 +0100

Last Build Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2018 04:49:19 +0100


Undercover 'pooper snoopers' to catch irresponsible dog owners

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 05:03:33 +0000

DOG owners who don’t clean up after their pet could be caught out by an undercover group of “pooper snoopers”.

Dangerous tiles removed from Darwen building

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:41:02 +0000

FIRE crews removed dangerous tiles from a three-storey building.

Man suffers face injuries in Darwen knife attack

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:51:19 +0000

TWO men were attacked with knives in the street.

Cars, mattresses and bin bags dubbed 'the worst flytipping in Blackburn' ruins street

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:06:59 +0000

SAFETY concerns have been raised after a road has been plagued by ‘the worst fly tipping’ in Blackburn.

Kennels plan near cemetery site granted temporary permission

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:11:39 +0000

Dog kennels near the site of a woodland cemetery have been approved.

Blackburn school pupils 'run 3,602 miles to Russia' for Sport Relief

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:11:06 +0000

SCHOOLS have been getting active all in the name of charity to raise money for Sport Relief.

Daughter raising thousands to fight cancer after death of dad

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:01:36 +0000

A DAUGHTER hopes to raise £10,000 to mark the tenth anniversary of her father’s death.

Blackburn's Festival of Making promises to be ‘bigger and better’

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:02:32 +0000

THE second National Festival of Making will be ‘bigger and better’ than last year’s successful event, organisers have promised.

Leisure centre members cycle to Calais for Sport Relief

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:42:16 +0000

LEISURE centre members cycled the distance to Calais as part of a Sports Relief fundraiser.

Work to fix culvert which repeatedly flooded homes

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:01:27 +0000

WORK is set to start by the end of the month to divert a culvert in Darwen which has repeatedly flooded nearby homes.

New government crackdown on bogus whiplash claims

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:01:10 +0000

A NEW crackdown on 'easy payday' whiplash claims unveiled by the Government has been welcomed by campaigning former Blackburn MP Jack Straw.

Proctors estate agents donates to Darwen Rotary Lego tower

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:01:46 +0000

AN Estate Agents have have assisted with the construction of a Lego tower

Black-tie Ball at stadium to raise cash for Mayor’s charities

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:01:36 +0000

MORE than 170 guests attended the annual Blackburn with Darwen Mayor’s Charity Ball last weekend.

Bosses 'looking into possibility of outdoor market in Darwen'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:04:13 +0000

MARKET bosses say they will be 'looking into' the possibility of an outdoor market.

Council shortlisted at awards

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:01:43 +0000

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council was shortlisted at the national Local Government Chronicle Awards for ‘driving growth’.

Cost of bus travel for disabled people could double

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:02:29 +0000

THE cost of morning peak-time bus travel for many disabled passengers could double under proposals being considered by Lancashire County Council.

Cancer researcher given 5 years to live — after possible asbestos exposure at schools

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:03:36 +0000

A CANCER researcher raised in Blackburn has been left ‘devastated’ by being diagnosed with a fatal form of the disease in his forties.

Much-loved Blackburn corner shop Patel's gets makeover

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:08:25 +0000

ONE of the oldest family-run corner shops in East Lancashire has had a major makeover – and the famous sweet section is staying put.

PICTURES: Blackburn's lavish new £1million Asian wedding venue

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:51:13 +0000

A NEW £1m Asian wedding hall with added 'bling' is expected to attract guests from across the North West.

New shop plan for motorway junction

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:01:43 +0000

A DEVELOPER has made a second bid to build a convenience store near a motorway junction.

Ofsted says Darwen primary school ‘requires improvement’

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:11:18 +0000

A DARWEN primary school has been told it ‘requires improvement’ after a visit by Ofsted inspectors.

PICTURES: Luxury 18th century stone farmhouse in Darwen on market for £360,000

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:01:20 +0000

A STONE-built property, dating back to the 18th century and set in a rural landscape, is on the market for £360,000.

REVEALED: Head teachers 'excluding more pupils across region'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:04:37 +0000

SCHOOL exclusions are on the rise across the majority of East Lancashire, new figures reveal.

This is how you will be affected by changes to Blackburn with Darwen Council

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:02:37 +0000

A REPORT has been published updating people on plans to slash the number of councillors in Blackburn with Darwen following upcoming elections.

REVEALED: Where you voted makes best pies in East Lancashire

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:51:28 +0000

THE BEST place in East Lancashire to get a pie as voted by you can be revealed.

Council volunteer clean-up campaign is quids in

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:01:05 +0000

VOLUNTEERS put in an estimated £45,000 worth of their own time supporting Blackburn with Darwen Council’s ‘Your Call’ clean up campaign, borough environment boss Cllr Jim Smith will tell colleagues.

Workers in parts of East Lancs need up to 85 per cent pay rise to afford mortgage

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:01:02 +0000

WORKERS in parts of East Lancashire need up to an 85 per cent pay rise to afford a mortgage on an average-price house, a new report revealed.

Integration scheme to boost skills

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:01:08 +0000

COMMUNITIES Secretary Sajid Javid has promised that Blackburn with Darwen’s inclusion as one of five pilot boroughs in a £50million integration programme will boost government grants for skills.

Hollins Paper Mill homes plan refused due to 'industrial' location

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:03:23 +0000

PLANS for more than 150 homes were refused after the location was deemed unsuitable.

WATCH: Moment man crashes car into bus stop

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:01:50 +0000

HERE is the moment a car ploughed into a bus stop, sending a bollard 'flying 40 feet into the distance'.

Pair released from custody after assault which left man with serious head injuries

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:48:05 +0000

TWO men arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident outside a social club have been released from custody, police have confirmed.

Husband, 58, abandoned wife, 26, in Pakistan after arranged marriage

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:03:04 +0000

A WOMAN has spoken about her traumatic marriage to a man as his third wife, only to be abandoned because of his children.

120 ‘affordable homes’ for Blackburn with Darwen

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:03:47 +0000

BLACKBURN with Darwen will see 120 ‘affordable homes’ completed in the year to March 31, exceeding its target, the council’s regeneration boss has claimed.

Parking charges set to rise by as much as 33%

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:42:07 +0000

PARKING rates in parts of the county are set to rise by as much as 33 per cent from April 1, in a bid by a local authority to balance its books.

Council to celebrate its 20th birthday

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:01:17 +0000

BLACKBURN with Darwen Council’s leader has announced plans to celebrate its 20th birthday.

Blackburn autism school nearing completion

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:45:06 +0000

A multi-million pound specialist autism school is nearing completion.

Council grants to boost work, health and social interaction

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:01:15 +0000

DETAILS of new schemes being developed at a borough’s community centres have been revealed.

Blackburn furniture store boss admits bigamy

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:58:05 +0000

A BLACKBURN businessman went through a bigamous third "marriage" after a whirlwind romance.

Prayer centre plan is approved

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:00:36 +0000

CONTROVERSIAL plans for an Islamic prayer centre in a residential area have been approved.

PICTURES: Darwen's new micro bar

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:48:37 +0000

A NEW micro bar has set up stall in an indoor market.

Charity secret Santa couple recognised at Good Neighbour awards

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:01:18 +0000

A CHARITABLE couple have been recognised for their work for underprivileged children.

23 Blackburn pubs celebrated Peaky Blinders-themed night on St Patrick's Day

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:56:04 +0000

PUBS banded together to put on a Peaky Blinders-themed night on St Patrick’s Day.

Darwen Leisure Centre locker raid saw car stolen

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:36:07 +0000

A 21 year old man escaped a prison sentence after a court heard he had kept out of trouble for over 12 months.

Borough officers in record illegal tobacco seizure after co-ordinated raids

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:01:10 +0000

A BOROUGH'S trading standards officers supported by the police have made their biggest-ever seizure of illegal cigarettes and tobacco.

English language tests mooted for Blackburn with Darwen taxi drivers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:03:37 +0000

ENGLISH language tests could be introduced for prospective taxi drivers.

Cask ale bar to open in Darwen

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:03:42 +0000

A NEW cask ale bar will be unveiled this weekend.

Secret Santa charity make donations to Apple Tree hub

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:02:34 +0000

A NOT-for profit organisation have donated toys and games to a youth club for disabled young people.

Coroners sworn in at castle

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:01:42 +0000

THE official 'Swearing of Oath' ceremony has taken place for the new merged Coroners Service for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Fewer GPs per 1,000 people in Blackburn with Darwen than the national average

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:07:09 +0000

The region struggles to attract new doctors to the area compared to richer parts of the country.

GP workloads in Blackburn with Darwen increase

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:04:29 +0000

GPs across Blackburn with Darwen have seen their workload increase by 15 per cent in a year.