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Thursday, 21 January, 2021

Business

Everything you need to know about the cut in VAT on food & hospitality today

A temporary cut in VAT from 20% to 5% comes into force today allowing businesses in the food, drink and hospitality sectors to cut prices.

Registration for “Eat Out to Help Out” is now open. Has your restaurant or café registered?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, recently announced the "Eat Out to Help Out" and local restaurants and cafes can register now.

Everything you need to know about gyms, pools, beauty salons, team sport and outdoor arts performances returning

The Government have announced a whole range of businesses and leisure facilities that can reopen in phases from next week.

Ainsworth Jewellers welcomes new Gemologist

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

Emotional week as The Mall Blackburn Comes Back to Life

Staff and retailers are hailing a successful week after watching the centre come back to life after lockdown.

Non-essential retail to be allowed to reopen in phases from 1st June.

The majority of non-essential retail will be allowed to reopen from 15th June, with outdoor markets and car showrooms, that are COVID-Safe allowed to open from 1st June.

Must Read

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.

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.