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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.

Bus firm to add extra buses on key routes as students prepare to return

As school and college students prepare to return to full-time education across east and central Lancashire, the area’s leading bus operator The Blackburn Bus Company is to step up services on several of its most popular services.

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.

The road map out of lockdown is revealed by Boris

Boris Johnson has announced a "roadmap" for easing Covid restrictions in England. What will the first steps be?

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.

Local Community Theatre Thanks Supporters as they Look Forward to Raising the Curtain Again

The Blackburn Empire Theatre has thanked over 100 supporters who have helped to raise over £6,000 to enable the theatre to make vital improvements before it opens again later this year.

United Kindom COVID-19 Statistics

4,428,553
Confirmed Cases
Updated on 07/05/2021 11:32 am
127,583
Total deaths
Updated on 07/05/2021 11:32 am
60,495
Total active cases
Updated on 07/05/2021 11:32 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

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.

John Bishop will be Right Here, Right Now in Blackburn

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to King George’s Hall, Blackburn on Thursday 25 November 2021 & Saturday 15th January 2022 with his highly anticipated brand-new stand up show – Right Here, Right Now.

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

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.

The Mall to open 12 hours a day in the run up to Christmas

The Mall Blackburn is extending its opening hours to support retailers and give shoppers more time to get everything they need 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.