Local News

Education Secretary Visits Blackburn

The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has visited a Blackburn school, along with Darwen MP Jake Berry, in the wake of the government's announcement of a £14bn cash boost for the education system, including an extra £700m for special educational needs.

Boris Fulfils Pledge With Cash Boost for Darwen

Darwen is to receive £25m in government funding as part of a scheme to regenerate towns with a proud industrial and economic heritage that have seen their traditional industries decline.

Mill Hill Rat Infestation

Mill Hill has become infested by rats, according to an article in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. The infestation was exposed by local landlord, Martin Kerry, whose tenants in 2 separate properties on Watson Street and Stephen Street reported a rat problem.

'Unfair' Funding Queried

Cllr John Pearson has queried why the Council is providing £40,000 to refurbish a sports facility in a Labour-held ward - and paying for future monitoring and upkeep of the facility - when Cherry Tree Cricket Club and Feniscowles Recreation Ground in Livesey with Pleasington ward receive nothing

Labour Ignore Conservative Proposal to Prevent Traffic Chaos

Labour Councillors have voted through plans for a new Recycling Centre on Lower Eccleshill Road, ignoring concerns over traffic congestion. The Conservatives wanted the council to investigate the possibility of using trains to deliver waste to the site instead.