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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:28:51 +0000

Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:28:51 +0000


Man who died trying to move his car in his driveway has been revealed as a father-of-six

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:13:43 +0000

A MAN who died after trying to move his car in his driveway has been revealed as father-of-six James Pickup.

Brother of Sky Nicol avoids jail for Darwen skate park attack

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:05:57 +0000

A 20-YEAR-OLD was told he should feel ‘very fortunate’ to escape jail for his involvement in an attack on two teenagers.

Gritters name and shame bad parking in Blackburn

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:09:04 +0000

GRITTERS have shamed a driver whose bad parking blocked a residential street and prevented the team from treating it during the icy conditions.

Pensioner dies after being trapped by his own car

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A PENSIONER who died after being trapped by his own car has been described as 'quiet and friendly' by his neighbours.

Households still signing up to pay 'garden tax' says council boss

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0000

THE number of households who have signed up to pay Blackburn with Darwen council's controversial £25 annual charge for green waste collections has risen to more than 14,500.

Health bosses remind patients that evening and weekend GP appointments are available

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:20:00 +0000

HEALTH bosses have reminded patients that there are evening and weekend GP appointments available.

Man dies after suffering serious injuries manoeuvring car

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:22:28 +0000

A MAN has died after he got seriously injured manoeuvring his car in Darwen.

A 10-year-old boy left for dead in hit and run incident has been presented with a new bike by his neighbours

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy left for dead by a hit and run driver was presented with a new bike by his caring neighbours.

School requires 'improvement' after inspection

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0000

A SCHOOL ‘requires improvement’ following an inspection by Ofsted.

Boy, 10, bitten by dog in Highfield Street, Darwen

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:38:36 +0000

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy was taken to hospital after being mauled by a dog.

Maternity staff shortlisted for national awards

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:15:00 +0000

MATERNITY staff in East Lancashire have been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.

Northern Powerhouse minister visits set of Coronation Street

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:02:59 +0000

NORTHERN Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry has called on communities to support local cultural institutions over the festive break as he visited the set of Coronation Street.

Primary school appoints permanent principal

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:01:56 +0000

A permanent principle has been appointed at Sudell Primary School.

Doctors surgery manager wins top award for improving staff morale and patients' health

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:07:42 +0000

A DOCTORS surgery practice manager has been recognised at a top awards do.

Road to be closed following snowfall

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:33:24 +0000

A ROAD under 4 inches of snow will be closed by police.

Shadsworth Leisure Centre closure: Swimming club call for u-turn on plans

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:03:27 +0000

A SWIMMING club has said it would be a 'real shame' if a consultation into a town pool results in it being closed.

PICTURES: Darwen's first Christmas market

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:20:34 +0000

THE snow and cold failed to dampen spirits as a town celebrated its first Christmas Market.

MP sets up petition to stop closure of town's last bank

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

DOZENS of people have signed a petition to keep a bank branch in East Lancashire open.

Dog dies in allotment fire

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:00:45 +0000

A DOG has been killed in an allotment fire.

Fire crews rescue casualty trapped under pick-up truck

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:05:33 +0000

A MOTORIST was rescued by fire crews after becoming trapped beneath a vehicle following a collision.

A leisure centre's pool could be closed by a council

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A LEISURE centre’s pool could be closed down by a council due to ‘lack of support’.

Northern Rail working with other train operators to boost Christmas economy across the North

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:01:49 +0000

TRAIN operators across the North are working together to help people get to shops and markets in the run-up to Christmas.

Residents urged to have their say on council's financial plan

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000

RESIDENTS have been urged to give their views on a council’s financial plan.

Fundraiser raises thousands of pounds for hospice

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:29:40 +0000

THE 'who's who' of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley dug deep at a glittering event for East Lancashire Hospice.

Missing person from Accrington

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:46:42 +0000

DETECTIVES are on the hunt for missing person from Accrington.

Council leader questions viability of pay and display parking in Darwen

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A COUNCIL leader has questioned the viability of recently installed pay and display parking.

More than 25 jobs to come to town with opening of two new restaurants

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

MORE than 25 jobs are to be created as two popular restaurants set to open in a town centre.

Grace Davies misses out on X Factor title as she finishes as runner-up to Simon Cowell group Rak Su

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:06:15 +0000

GRACE Davies missed out on the X Factor title last night to the group Rak Su.

More than 100 people brave the cold to sleep rough to raise awareness for homeless charity

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 12:45:00 +0000

MORE than 100 people slept outside on a cold December night to raise awareness of homelessness.

Mayor calls on town to take care of old buildings

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000

DARWEN'S mayor is calling for the town to take better care of its old buildings after the clock faces on Darwen town hall and market had gone out and no one had noticed.

Hospital's A&E like a 'war zone', say patients

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A HOSPITAL’S accident and emergency department is like a ‘war zone’ with patients waiting hours to be seen, it has been claimed.

Taxis found to be up to date after spot inspection

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000

TAXIS were found to be up to date with regulations after on the spot inspections were carried out.

Cancer charity calls for law change

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000

A CANCER charity is calling on the government to help cancer patients struggling financially.

Residents slam council for failing to grit town centre

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:01:32 +0000

RESIDENTS have slammed the council after a town centre was 'turned into an ice rink'.

Former top Darwen pub to become flats

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A FORMER pub which has been apart of Darwen's history for a 150-year old could be turned into flats.

Row breaks out over Darwen Christmas market as business owner claims he's been banned

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:07:48 +0000

A ROW has broken out over Darwen's Christmas market after a business owner said he had been excluded from the event.

Two people taken to hospital after 'serious' crash on major road

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:24:01 +0000

TWO people were taken to hospital after a serious crash closed a major road.

WATCH on dashcam after two cars try to overtake vehicles and crash

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:28:31 +0000

A FRUSTRATED motorist shared a video showing the moment two illegally overtaking vehicles collided.

Gritter goes from Twitter favourite to television star

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:02:15 +0000

A GRITTER was the star of BBC One’s The One Show last night.

Corrie favourite danced with guests at fundraising event

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:08:23 +0000

A CHRISTMAS party spectacular was held in the Premier Suite at Ewood Park brought the total money raised for local appeal, Secret Santa to over £5,000.

Businesses back the blues

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:24:41 +0000

ROVERS have announced Darwen-based FUN Motor Group as the club’s website sponsor.

Students engage with democracy in annual Parliament Week

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:02:40 +0000

STUDENTS have been promoting democracy by getting involved in Parliament Week 2017.

Grace Davies through to X Factor final and WILL perform homecoming gig in Blackburn this week

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 21:14:19 +0000

GRACE Davies is through to the final of X Factor – after wowing judges with yet another original song.

Children from across Blackburn are taking part in a concert to kick start fundraising efforts for a new mental health telephone counselling service

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

CHILDREN from across Blackburn are taking part in a concert to kick start fundraising efforts for a new mental health telephone counselling service.

4x4 driver crashes into car before 'calmly parking up and walking off with wife and kids'

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 23:00:28 +0000

A DRIVER allegedly crashed his 4x4 into another car before calmly parking up and walking off with his wife and children.

REVIEW: Our verdict on Grace Davies' X Factor semi-final performance

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 21:17:20 +0000

IT was apparently 'Cool Britannia' night on X Factor.

Sisters grapple for charity

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 07:11:00 +0000

A PAIR of sisters grappled their way to a great donation for charity.

Fire service offers VIP experience for underprivileged children as part of toy appeal

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000

FIRE crews have supported a charitable East Lancashire couple who have called on people to donate gifts for underprivileged children this Christmas.

REVEALED: How many empty houses are there in your town

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:52:17 +0000

EAST Lancashire is one of the worst areas in the country for its number of long-term empty homes.

REVEALED: The last pub where X Factor hopeful Grace Davies worked and how she used to sing to regulars

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0000

THE pub landlord who hired singing sensation Grace Davies as a bar worker before she appeared on the X Factor ‘did not realise she was so talented’.