Blackburn with Darwen

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Blackburn with Darwen tops the list of drivers with 12 or more points

More than 10,000 motorists are allowed on the roads despite having 12 or more penalty points on their licence.

The area with the highest proportion of drivers with a dozen or more points was Blackburn with Darwen.

Sixty-seven drivers there had a dozen or more points in June 2017, which is equivalent to almost 60 out of of every 100,000 motorists.

Image copyright Ann Hannon

Ann Hannon, from Blackburn, has been speaking about her son Matt, who was 22 when he died.

He had been racing his best friend Steve Hayhurst, who was 23 at the time and admitted causing death by dangerous driving. Matt's family pleaded with the judge to spare him a prison sentence.

Six months is not enough. People use their cars for getting to work and going out. They can get by for six months. A year would make more of a difference. Speeding is still a big problem, but there's more focus on mobile phones as well.
Ann Hannon



Council by-election winner disqualified

Blackburn with Darwen Council by-election winner admitted inadvertent breach of rules.



Council reduces job cuts to 300

Fewer jobs will be lost at Blackburn with Darwen Council than previously thought, a full council meeting is told.



Memorial service for bodies found in dig

A memorial service is held to mark the reburial of hundreds of bodies discovered in Blackburn earlier this year.



Asbestos found in fly-tipped waste

About 27,000 incidents of fly-tipping have been recorded in Lancashire during the last year, government figures show.



Council backs 500 job cuts to save £13m

Blackburn with Darwen Council approves plans to cut 500 jobs, end weekly bin collections and bring in charges for weekend parking.



Latest headlines from Lancashire

  • South Ribble Council has been left in a position of no overall control after four Tory councillors resigned from the controlling group  
  • Boys in Lancashire are nearly twice as likely to fall behind girls by the time they start school, according to a new report
  • Up to 500 jobs could be lost at Blackburn with Darwen Council as part of £48m of savings the authority has to make

'Simply scandalous': Reaction to Blackburn with Darwen Council cuts

Lancashire Telegraph
Lancashire Telegraph

Weekly bin collections, free weekend car parking and 500 jobs are all to be axed in the latest round of cuts by Blackburn with Darwen Council.  

Image copyright Robert Wade



Council writes off £500k as firm folds

Lancashire County Council is writing off £500,000 invested in a failed business aimed at helping young people get access to training.



Labour hoping to hold on in Lancashire

Labour-run councils dominate this year's elections - but can the party hold off the Conservatives in key areas?
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