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Yearly Archives: 2019

New link road to boost growth and housing in Darwen unveiled

Published on Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 12:28 pm

New £3.5m East Darwen link road Ellison Fold Way has been officially opened.

It was unveiled in a special ceremony attended by special young guests from the nearby Sudell Primary School along with Councillors, contractors Eric Wright Civil Engineering and partners from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership in the project.

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Borough hosts first healthy weight summit

Published on Monday 18 March 2019 at 1:02 pm

Ewood Park hosted Blackburn with Darwen’s first summit on healthy weight on Wednesday 13 March.

The ‘Making Healthy Weight Everyone’s Business’ event saw Local Government partners, including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool Councils, join forces with Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Public Health England and the Food Active partnership – a collaborative programme made up of Public Health Directors across the North West.

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Check out the new look Shuttle Extra

Published on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 2:14 pm

Shuttle Extra is back and for the first time it’s a 62-page magazine!

It’s packed full of news from right across the borough, features on key issues in Blackburn with Darwen and there’s not one, not two, but three different chances to win top prizes – including a six month gym pass and brand new iPad.

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Be a litter hero with the Great British Spring Clean

Published on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 11:43 am

Join the country’s biggest-ever Spring clean and help make Blackburn with Darwen tidy.

The Great British Spring Clean takes place from 22 March – 23 April across the UK, organised by Keep Britain Tidy – and we need you to take action to improve the environment on your doorstep by joining the country’s biggest clean-up campaign.

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Funding Insight update 12.03.19

Published on Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 8:53 am

Featuring: Funding to reduce poverty in the developing world, Grant programme to support rural communities, Let Teachers SHINE competition, Funding to tackle problems within families, Field Studies Bursary Fund, Equipment grants for youth clubs, Challenge fund for Healthcare technologies and Funding for digital learning.

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Ironman UK coming to Darwen

Published on Monday 11 March 2019 at 2:31 pm

One of the toughest race competitions in the World – Ironman UK – is coming to Darwen after deciding a new route for its gruelling 112 mile bike course.

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