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Blackburn busker begins nationwide tour to raise cash for Derian House

SIXTEEN-year-old Jacob Reddy from Blackburn is touring the country with his acoustic guitar to raise money for the children’s hospice where his brother was cared for.

Turtle Bay announces reopening in Blackburn!

Following a period of closure during the pandemic, the Caribbean and restaurant and bar on Cathedral Square is getting ready to welcome Caribbean good times back to Blackburn

Take a journey through Dodecalis Luminarium Inflatable Sculpture this August

This August, the National Festival of Making is bringing the Dodecalis Luminarium, created by Architects of Air, to Blackburn’s Corporation Park!

Bargains galore in Blackburn as Derian House charity shop hits the High Street

BLACKBURN shoppers flocked to grab a bargain yesterday (Tues) at the official opening of Derian House Children’s Hospice’s brand new charity shop.

JW Chilli Salt (Quick Food Review) – Blackburn Market

A stall on Blackburn Market is becoming a popular destination to pick up lunch. JW Chilli Salt has been becoming more and more popular over the last 18 months and so we went to see what the fuss was all about.

German Doner Kebab Review – Doner Kebabs but not as we know it!

The opening of German Doner Kebab in Blackburn was greeted with much anticipation on social media, so we thought we'd give it a try to see what the fuss was all about.

United Kindom COVID-19 Statistics

5,923,820
Confirmed Cases
Updated on 04/08/2021 10:29 am
129,881
Total deaths
Updated on 04/08/2021 10:29 am
1,241,308
Total active cases
Updated on 04/08/2021 10:29 am

Coronavirus Related News

The roadmap out of lockdown starts with schools on 8 March

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how the restrictions included in this guidance will be lifted over time.

Market partnership brings praise from Marcus Rashford

Two markets in Lancashire have joined forces to support struggling families with children eligible for free school meals. Blackburn Market and Darwen Market have been at the forefront of the initiative which has seen hundreds of vouchers issued to local families to buy high quality fresh foods direct from the markets.
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LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Take a journey through Dodecalis Luminarium Inflatable Sculpture this August

This August, the National Festival of Making is bringing the Dodecalis Luminarium, created by Architects of Air, to Blackburn’s Corporation Park!

MIDGE URE ANNOUNCES THE VOICE & VISION TOUR IS COMING TO BLACKBURN

Following the overwhelming response to 2019’s ‘The 1980 Tour’, Midge Ure & Band Electronica are delighted to return to the road in 2022 with the ‘Voice & Visions’ tour, celebrating 40 years since the release of Ultravox’s Rage In Eden and Quartet albums.

Festive Cheer from Blackburn Market with the return of Pop-up Markets this Saturday

Blackburn Market is pleased to announce the re-opening of pop-up craft & gift markets just in time for Christmas.

COMPETITIONS

Win a £200 New Bike Voucher with Council Survey

Blackburn with Darwen Council is offering you the chance to win a £200 Voucher from Ewood Bikes by completing a short survey about local transport.

Local Business News

German Doner Kebab Opens Its Doors In Blackburn

German Doner Kebab has opened its doors in Blackburn, bringing a new fast-casual dining experience to the town.

Martial Arts Club Expands with Sport England Grant

Masters of Martial Arts Academy in Blackburn town centre have been awarded a Sports England ‘Return To Play’ grant.

Local Man Celebrates 30 Years with Tensar!

Tensar is a world-leading manufacturer and provider of ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions, with international offices across the globe – including their head office in Blackburn.

Shopping

Anyone for Bubble CiTea? New kiosk makes Mall debut

The Mall Blackburn is excited to announce the grand opening of their new Bubble CiTea kiosk

Christmas Opening Times 2020 for Blackburn & Darwen – Shops, Supermarkets, Markets, Pharmacies & more

Here we are again with our BIG guide of all the opening times for Blackburn & Darwen - Shops, Supermarkets, Markets, Leisure & more for Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021.

Festive Cheer from Blackburn Market with the return of Pop-up Markets this Saturday

Blackburn Market is pleased to announce the re-opening of pop-up craft & gift markets just in time for Christmas.

Music News

MIDGE URE ANNOUNCES THE VOICE & VISION TOUR IS COMING TO BLACKBURN

Following the overwhelming response to 2019’s ‘The 1980 Tour’, Midge Ure & Band Electronica are delighted to return to the road in 2022 with the ‘Voice & Visions’ tour, celebrating 40 years since the release of Ultravox’s Rage In Eden and Quartet albums.

A Celebration of the Songs and Music of George Michael by the Artist that Turns a Different Corner

Rob Lamberti is a familiar face, so to speak, having forged a very successful singing career impersonating the pop star George Michael and, in the process, becoming something of a star himself.

Curtis Stigers brings Contemporary Jazz to Blackburn

Tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow (Tuesday 27 July 2020) for Curtis Stigers at King George's Hall.

The Boyz are back in Town

Boyzlife return to Blackburn in 2021 with their show that brings together Boyzone and Westlife with a full band production show featuring Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy.

VIdeo

Blackburn Cathedral hosts first public act of worship since March

The first public act of worship since March 2020, led by the Bishop of Blackburn and including the installation of two Canons, took place...

Blackburn Cathedral is re-opening for Private Prayer

Blackburn Cathedral is re-opening for Private Prayer

The Boyz are back in Town

Boyzlife return to Blackburn in 2021 with their show that brings together Boyzone and Westlife with a full band production show featuring Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy.

The Show Must Go On, as Local Venues Launch “Lockdown Live”

Two local theatres are keeping us entertained, even while the doors are closed.