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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.

Blackburn with Darwen Primary Schools will not face blanket closure

Councillor Julie Gunn, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education and Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health from Blackburn Council have said that Primary Schools in the area will not face a blanket closure, but individual schools can make their own decisions.

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.
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The new rules that are likely in Blackburn and Darwen – Pubs, Cafes, Cinemas & Indoor Fitness Classes all affected

The government yesterday announced the new rules for when the area comes out of "LockDown 2" and assuming Blackburn and Darwen will remain in Tier 3, these are the rules for the area

Fines for pop-up wedding in a factory. Gym found breaking the rules.

Blackburn Police have posted an update to the work they have been doing recently and highlighted two breaches of the current lockdown restrictions

Blackburn’s Empire Theatre receives lifeline funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Blackburn Empire Theatre has today received the news that it has been awarded £108,000 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.

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.

Over 2,700 empty properties in Blackburn with Darwen

A recent analysis of figures by property company Coulters shows that Blackburn with Darwen had 2,717 vacant dwellings in the borough, with with over 4% sitting empty.
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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.
- Advertisement -

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.

Blackburn with Darwen Primary Schools will not face blanket closure

Councillor Julie Gunn, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education and Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health from Blackburn Council have said that Primary Schools in the area will not face a blanket closure, but individual schools can make their own decisions.

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.