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Council nominated for ‘Partnership of the Year’

Published on Friday 11 December 2015 at 9:05 am

Blackburn with Darwen Council has been named as a finalist in a prestigious national competition.

The Council has been shortlisted in the ‘Partnership of the Year’ category at the LGC Awards for an adult social care project jointly delivered by the local authority and performance specialist Newton Europe.

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Parents urged to ‘stick together’ on road safety

Published on Wednesday 2 December 2015 at 3:29 pm

Darwen Children’s Centre hosted a road safety event last week as part of an ongoing campaign to ensure that the simplest road safety measure of all – holding hands – keeps more children safe on the streets of Blackburn with Darwen.

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Hospital showcases urology surgery robot

Published on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at 10:19 am

Local health bosses including GPs, commissioners; Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Councillor Mohammed Khan and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Husain Akhtar, attended an open evening at the Royal Blackburn Hospital recently to see East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust’s newly acquired Urology Robot in action.

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Achievement for BwD Children’s Centres

Published on Monday 9 November 2015 at 7:50 am

Blackburn with Darwen’s Children’s Centres are celebrating after passing the second stage of the assessment process on their journey towards achieving a prestigious ‘Baby-Friendly Award.’

The Baby-Friendly initiative recognises the high standard of skills and knowledge demonstrated by the Children’s Centre staff. 

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