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Monday, 26 October, 2020

Blackburn with Darwen Tier 3 alert level, but Gyms and Leisure Centres escape restrictions

Blackburn with Darwen is being placed into the ‘very high’ alert level of the Government’s new three-tier system of interventions to tackle the spread of Covid-19 from midnight tonight!

Blackburn and Darwen venues receive lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

King George’s Hall and Darwen Library Theatre have been awarded £364,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

Vue will shut in Blackburn & Accrington three days a week to save costs

The UK’s third-largest cinema chain Vue will reduce its opening hours to four days a week

Testing capacity improves in Blackburn with Darwen with walk-in sites available

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have announced that COVID-19 testing capacity in the borough has improved.

Barbara statue stays under wraps until 2021

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have delayed the planned unveiling of a statue to former Blackburn MP Barbara Castle until 2021. The unveiling was originally due to take place Tuesday 6th October, which would have been her 110th birthday.

Darwen Library Theatre celebrates breaking Fundraising Target

The team at Darwen Library Theatre are thanking the whole community after they reached their fundraising target to keep live theatre in the town.

United Kindom COVID-19 Statistics

894,690
Confirmed Cases
Updated on 26/10/2020 6:42 pm
44,998
Total deaths
Updated on 26/10/2020 6:42 pm
849,692
Total active cases
Updated on 26/10/2020 6:42 pm

Coronavirus Related News

Testing capacity improves in Blackburn with Darwen with walk-in sites available

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have announced that COVID-19 testing capacity in the borough has improved.

“Weeks away from a full county-wide lockdown” warning from Public Health bosses

Lancashire’s top Public Health bosses are urging communities to work together to avoid further local lockdown measures.
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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

Call out for traders for Pop-up markets in Blackburn

Blackburn Market has announced the re-opening of pop-up craft & gift markets just in time for Christmas.

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.

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.