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Train disruption on Clitheroe to Manchester line

The following changes in services apply today and tomorrow (27 & 28 December), due to engineering work at Salford Crescent. A ‘shuttle’ train is running direct between Manchester Victoria and Bolton. Buses are also running between Manchester Victoria and Bolton to serve intermediate stations. Passengers travelling to / from Manchester Victoria on the following routes will need to change trains …

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Northern Rail services over Christmas and New Year 2012

Northern Rail have reminded customers about the reduction in services over the coming festive season. Services will start to wind down across the network from 7pm on Christmas Eve, with very few trains running after 9pm. Services will not run at all on Christmas Day or Boxing Day and a normal service will resume on Thursday 27 December, except for …

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Supermarket Opening Hours for Christmas 2012 – Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Clitheroe

Christmas and New Year Hours for supermarkets in Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington and Clitheroe are now available. Please don’t forget your local independent traders over the Christmas period and help the local economy. Included are Festive Opening times for Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Booths in Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington & Clitheroe.   Tesco Hill Street, Blackburn Christmas Eve midnight 1900 Christmas Day Closed …

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Blackburn Late Night Christmas Shopping Hours 2012

There are still some late night opening times for local shops if you need that extra bit of time to buy your presents and food. Here we have the opening times for The Mall & Blackburn Market. Our guide to supermarket opening times over Christmas will be available soon.       The Mall Monday 17th December:  9:00am – 5:30pm …

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Council warns motorists to avoid major route into Blackburn for 7 weeks

Blackburn Sewer Improvement Scheme

Blackburn with Darwen Council are warning motorists to avoid using Preston Old Road as a route into Blackburn and also to avoid using J3 of the M65. United Utilities are going to be undertaking significant works on Preston Old Road, from 21 May 2012 for seven weeks. They’ll be working in between Tower Road and Witton Park main entrance. It …

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Recent Planning Decisions from Blackburn and Darwen including Gypsy Caravan Site & 2 Factory Demolitions

Planning Permission has been recently granted by Blackburn with Darwen Council for the following:     Oakhill Caravan Park, Lower Eccleshill Road, Darwen Continued use of land as gypsy caravan site – 2 static caravans, remainder would be a transit site. Westholme School, Wilmar Lodge, Meins Road, Blackburn Permission to fell 2 sycamore trees and replace Newmans Footwear, Garden Street, …

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Supermarket Opening Times for Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington and Clitheroe

Here are the major supermarket opening times over the Easter Holiday period. Now don’t forget, most shops are only closed for one day. There is no need to panic buy or store extra Easter Eggs, unless you want to!   Tesco Blackburn – Hill Street Thursday 5th 24 hours Good Friday 24 hours Saturday 7th open until midnight Easter Sunday Closed …

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Blackburn and Darwen Health Services Information over the Easter Holiday period

Choose Well NHS

NHS Blackburn with Darwen is urging people to choose the right health services ahead of the upcoming Bank Holidays. People are being advised to book routine doctors’ appointments and make provisions for collecting medicines and repeat prescriptions in advance due to the closure of GP and dental practices. Over the bank holidays, healthcare options available include self-care pharmacy services who can …

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Join the East Lancashire RSPCA Safe Haven Scheme to help local animals

The Lancashire East branch of the RSPCA was started in the early seventies. The branch is controlled by a committee which consists of voluntary trustees, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the branch. Lancashire East branch is one of over 170 RSPCA Branches in England and Wales that are individual charities, who operate independently from the national …

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Industrial Action Wednesday – Affected Public Services Blackburn

Blackburn with Darwen Council has updated the list of services, to show which will be afffected by the industrial action scheduled for Wednesday 30 November 2011. How will the industrial action affect you? The current list is: Town halls Both Blackburn and Darwen town halls will be open. The Council‘s contact centre will be operating (01254) 585585. Refuse collections Double …

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Cut the cost of motoring in Blackburn – Weekly Pump Price Update

Cheapest fuel around Blackburn this week comes from Tesco for unleaded and Tesco and Tottenham Road, Darwen for Diesel. Would love to report a dramatic reduction in prices, but it never seems to happen. If you are prepared to travel further afield, then the savings are minimal with unleaded cheapest at Tesco in Leigh at 127.9p. Asda at Clayton Green …

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Blackburn Market Christmas Opening Hours – Lots of time to visit

The town’s fantastic new market hall is ready for Christmas — and there is more than enough time to get all your festive shopping done.         Here are the opening times up to the New Year: Sunday, November 27 — 10.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, November 28 to December 3 — Open as usual, 9am – …

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What can I recycle in Blackburn with Darwen waste collections?

It is often difficult to remember what you can and cannot put in the grey recycling bins in Blackburn with Darwen. Leaflets were issued some time ago, but often these get lost or damaged. Blackburn Life thought it would be useful to republish the full list of items you can recycle. It may be more than you think! Click here …

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FREE Advertising for Local Businesses and Charities on Blackburn Life

Blackburn Life is now offering FREE advertising to local independent businesses and charities. You can either send us your own artwork. The banner should be 468 x 60 pixels. Alternatively send us your website URL and we will design the banners based on your website. Email the information to editor@blackburnlife.com We will email example banners to you for approval before publication. …

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High Winds Alert from Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Over the next 24 hours, beginning at 9 am on Monday, parts of Lancashire are going to experience gusts of winds up to 70mph. During this time, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is providing safety messages for members of the public to help them stay safe. • People should not make unnecessary journeys. • Drivers should exercise vigilance when driving …

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Dying Matter Awareness Week – Information

Dying Matters is a broad based Coalition set up by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) to raise public awareness of choices to consider at end of life, which include issues such as death and bereavement. In many areas of life from education and housing to food and lifestyle we have preferences and choices to consider. Planning ahead can …

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