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Panto fun will go ahead at Blackburn Empire

The Blackburn Empire Theatre has announced that its production of Dick Whittington and his Cat will go ahead this Christmas.

New restrictions in England as country reaches “perilous turning point”

The prime minister has announced a new raft of measures to avoid "hundreds of daily deaths".

It’s Christmas…but not as we know it for Blackburn & Darwen

Blackburn & Darwen Council has revealed the borough's plans for events up to and including Christmas but it will be very different with no Christmas Lights Switch On and no Witton Bonfire.

What are the new rules from Tuesday 22 September in Blackburn & Darwen?

The government have issued the latest update to the new restrictions that apply to the whole of Blackburn & Darwen and most of the rest of Lancashire from this Tuesday 22 September.

New Restrictions for Lancashire from Tuesday – Restrictions on socialising with other households & leisure curfew

New tougher restrictions come into force in Lancashire (with the exception of Blackpool) this Tuesday as the government tries to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

No truth in acid attack rumours in Blackburn Town Centre

Blackburn Police have squashed rumours that a man had been subject to an acid attack in Blackburn Town Centre.

United Kindom COVID-19 Statistics

434,969
Confirmed Cases
Updated on 27/09/2020 5:47 pm
41,988
Total deaths
Updated on 27/09/2020 5:47 pm
392,981
Total active cases
Updated on 27/09/2020 5:47 pm

Coronavirus Related News

New Restrictions for Lancashire from Tuesday – Restrictions on socialising with other households & leisure curfew

New tougher restrictions come into force in Lancashire (with the exception of Blackpool) this Tuesday as the government tries to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Warning to follow the rules in Blackburn & Darwen or face more restrictions next week

Council leaders in Blackburn and Darwen have warned that "Everyone in Blackburn with Darwen must comply with the government’s restrictions to help avoid stricter measures being introduced for the whole borough next week."
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LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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.

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.

Fake News, updated and remixed for a post-Corona world with Jonathan Pie

Jonathan Pie’s critically acclaimed sell out show FAKE NEWS finally returns, updated and remixed for a post-Corona world. His live show arrives in Blackburn at King George’s Hall on Saturday 29th May 2021 and tickets are on sale 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

Jimmy’s Killer Prawns opens in Blackburn this Monday

A restaurant which boasts “the best tasting prawns in the world” is set to debut Blackburn this Monday 28th September 2020 at 12 noon.

Cinnabon coming to Blackburn as local firm expands into new food store brand

Euro Garages is now recruiting for its latest venture, the famous US brand Cinnabon.

Local Venues are at the forefront of national campaign to “Save Our Theatres”

Blackburn and Darwen are at the forefront of a national fundraising campaign that has been launched by the Theatres Trust in partnership Crowdfunder.co.uk to save theatres across the UK.

Shopping

Ainsworth Jewellers welcomes new Gemologist

A new chapter at Ainsworth Jewellers on Darwen Street in Blackburn in their 150th year.

It’s time to Support Independent High Street stores and markets – Shop Local

The latest reports from Springboard, the leading provider of data and intelligence on customer activity in stores and destinations, show that High Streets are still suffering the biggest reduction on footfall year on year.

Blackburn Market extends opening hours

Blackburn Market is to add an extra half hour to their shopping day from this Wednesday.

Music News

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.

From the British Invasion to Psychedelia – The Counterfeit Sixties at Blackburn Empire

Inspired by the most creative decade in music, The Counterfeit Sixties bring the whole decade to life with a show featuring music from over thirty bands and performers including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees.

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,...

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.