The last few weeks in Blackburn with Darwen have been eventful to say the least. And having taken over as the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport I’ve certainly had a busy time grappling with the difficult issues facing the department. During the Summer the Labour group supported local residents in enthusiastic campaigns to stop [...]
There was a coalition government in the 1930s. It compounded the problems of a world-wide recession by cutting spending too far and too fast.
East Lancashire was one the areas worst hit.
But in one respect the thirties’ coalition government was more thoughtful than the present one. It recognised that at such a time community facilities were of [...]