Latest news listings for Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Men’s Health Week blog from BwD Running Mayor

Published on Wednesday 15 June 2022 at 11:52 am

For Men’s Health Week, BwD Running Mayor Andrew Gardner shares how running has helped his health and wellbeing over the past few years, and why you might want to give it a try…

Andrew explains:

“Many moons ago when I was playing football in the Blackburn and Darwen combination league our old manager used to say:

When you move the ball, the picture changes.

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THIS SATURDAY: Blackburn Pride 2022

Published on Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 12:25 pm

We’re so proud to welcome Blackburn’s first ever official Pride event on Saturday 18th June.

Don’t miss out on what will be a spectacular day of fun and celebrations.

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THIS WEEKEND: National Festival of Making

Published on Friday 10 June 2022 at 12:56 pm

Who’s ready for National Festival of Making this weekend?

WHAT: National Festival of Making
WHEN: Sat 11th & Sun 12th June, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Blackburn Town Centre

Come and join us in a unique celebration of making, from the kitchen table to the factory floor.

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Big thanks to our volunteers!

Published on Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 12:58 pm

As Volunteers’ Week starts today, we’re saying a huge thank you to all the people in Blackburn with Darwen who give their time freely to help out others.

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Council Leader updates on cost of living crisis

Published on Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 12:10 pm

Following the Government’s announcement last week that it will provide a package of extra measures to support people around the cost of living crisis, the Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council has provided an update.

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Olympic facility set for official opening in Darwen

Published on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 10:37 am

The £1.2m transformation of a skate park in Darwen is just weeks away from completion.

And, already two international events have been booked at Junction 4 Skatepark – which is set to host Olympic trials and attract visitors from around the world.

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Darwen Moors Fire

Published on Friday 20 May 2022 at 11:14 am

Yesterday evening (19.5.2022) the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LRF) responded to a small blaze on Darwen Moors.

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Response to Platinum Jubilee City Status Competition

Published on Friday 20 May 2022 at 10:04 am

Responding to the announcement about the Platinum Jubilee City Status Competition, Council Leader, Councillor Phil Riley, said:

“It was really important for the Council to apply for this honour on behalf of all those who are determined to make Blackburn successful.

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Artist to visit Darwen Library to collect local people’s stories of Jubilee

Published on Thursday 19 May 2022 at 4:37 pm

Artist Thomas Daniel ‘Tom’ Byrne will be bringing his ‘Jubilation Station’ to Darwen Library!

On Monday 23rd May Tom will be encouraging customers to sit and talk, write or otherwise share their stories throughout the day as part of a project called ‘Jubilation’.

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