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This Is Lancashire
Blackburn and Bacup to be linked to latest high-speed fibre-optic broadband
The hi-tech news has come from UK telecoms giant BT as its Openreach engineers extend the network across Lancashire.
4 hrs ago
Gallery & video: Crowds welcome the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment to Burnley
A PROUD father held his son tightly in his arms as his Lancashire's soldiers were given a heroes' welcome in Burnley.
6 hrs ago
DEVELOPERS want to build 35 homes on the site of a former Darwen mill.
Jeremy Whittle, of RP Tyson Construction Ltd, has put in the proposals to the council, asking for permission to turn the former Waterfield Mill site into housing.
8 hrs ago
'Magic Breakfast' charity works with schools to help feed East Lancashire's poorest children
A CHARITY is working with primary schools in East Lancashire to feed children who go to school for exams without breakfast.
Tue May 21, 2013
Fears over safety at Ewood junction
A total of 42 residents in Hollin Bank Court, Ewood, have urged Blackburn with Darwen Council to install new safety measures at the junction with Bolton Road.
Oswaldtwistle players back monologues
Matters Of The Heart are being performed by members of the Blackburn with Darwen community at King George's Hall on Friday at 7.30pm and at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday, June 7, 7.30pm. The tales reflect views and experiences, as the borough celebrates the first anniversary of it becoming a Heart Town.
Neglected planters in Darwen to be filled with blooming flowers
DARWEN could enjoy one of its most colourful summers yet thanks to a project that will see neglected planters brought back into use.
Mon May 20, 2013
'Dangerous eyesore' Bear Hotel in Blackburn could be demolished
PROPOSALS to knock down a 'dangerous eyesore' on the main road between Blackburn and Darwen have been submitted to council planners.
Sun May 19, 2013
Lancashire County Council refuses to reveal Olympic torch costs
LANCASHIRE County Council is one of only two authorities in the country to refuse to reveal how much it spent on the Olympic Torch Relay.
This Is Lancashire
Tragic tale of Darwen boys inspires new piece of music
THE story of three young boys who died in a blizzard on Darwen's moors has inspired a renowned musician to compose a piece of classical music.
Campaign to save the bees launched in Blackburn
The giant bees will be placed on top of large planters full of bee-friendly flowers in a bid to save the bee population and brighten up Blackburn.
Sat May 18, 2013
Car crashes into house in Darwen
A CAR rolled down a grass bank and into a house after the driver forgot to put on the handbrake.
The Cumberland News
Carlisle's new aparthotel could open by Christmas
Work on the former Crown Post Office in Warwick Road is moving on apace after the city council confirmed planning consent for conversion on May 1. Local businessmen Robin Graham and Simon Harrison are behind the project.
Fri May 17, 2013
Woking on election watchdog's list of concerns
THE elections watchdog will continue to monitor Woking after it was included in a list of 15 specific areas where voters remained concerned about procedures.
Using the power of the press to change lives
THE Lancashire Telegraph led the way with an investigation back in 2006 which found up to 100 girls aged between 12 and 16 in East Lancashire had been targeted by gangs of older predatory males.
Thu May 16, 2013
Witton Park visitor centre on the move
WITTON Park Visitors' Centre is on the move next month as it prepares to transfer to the revamped athletics arena next year.
Closer scrutiny on key Blackburn with Darwen Council services
BLACKBURN with Darwen Council is splitting its Children and Health Overview and Scrutiny committee into two to make sure councillors keep a better eye on key services.
Wed May 15, 2013
A 1.25m boost to the Citizens Advice Bureau in East Lancashire
ADVICE bosses have welcomed a A 1.25million award as staff and volunteers attempt to guide East Lancashire people through the maze of benefits cuts and the bedroom tax.
Pub company JD Wetherspoon hopes to own premises in Darwen by the end of the month
BOSSES at national pub chain JD Wetherspoon say they hope to own premises in Darwen by the end of this month.
Crackdown on election fraud in East Lancashire
BURNLEY, Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle and Hyndburn boroughs are to be closely monitored by Britain's election watchdog as it draws up new rules to stamp out vote fraud.