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Latest news listings for Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Kicking off 100 years of King George’s Hall!

Published on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 11:18 am

Last week marked the beginning of birthday celebrations for Blackburn’s King George’s Hall, kicking off with a fun-filled centenary party and an exclusive concert from the prestigious Hallé Orchestra, who opened the venue exactly 100 years ago.

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#KGH100

Published on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 5:10 pm

Click here to for all the updates on the #KGH100 celebrations!

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WALL OF SHAME – help us catch them!

Published on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 12:29 pm

Do you know someone standing in the Wall of Shame?

This week the Council has launched a new initiative to tackle fly-tipping, and appeals to residents to share any home or dash-cam CCTV footage to help us catch those illegally dumping rubbish in our borough.

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New enforcement cameras to encourage safer driving in borough

Published on Friday 15 October 2021 at 11:57 am

A new traffic offences enforcement camera, funded by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, goes live on Monday (October 18)

Following Government Home Office Type Approval (HOTA), and thanks to working in partnership with Lancashire Road Safety, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s highways team go live with the first red light enforcement camera (RLCs) in the county next week.

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King George’s Hall: your stories wanted

Published on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 11:23 am

Hundreds of you have already started to share your incredible memories of watching bands and artists at King George’s Hall as part of a once in a lifetime opportunity to win tickets to its VIP 100th birthday party

Some of the biggest artists across the planet have walked through the doors of King George’s Hall.

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Defending allegations made in national media

Published on Friday 8 October 2021 at 10:00 am

Reacting to comments made in this Daily Mail article published on Wednesday 6 October 2021, Blackburn with Darwen Council Leader Coun Mohammed Khan CBE said:

Tragically we have seen many of our communities lose loved ones during the pandemic, and for a national newspaper to suggest this is as a result of blanket non-compliance to Covid restrictions is disrespectful and unsubstantiated.

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Calling all community groups

Published on Thursday 30 September 2021 at 5:01 pm

Community groups in Blackburn are being invited to get involved in a celebration event to coincide with the unveiling of a statue of the late Barbara Castle.

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Successful cycling sessions in Corporation Park

Published on Thursday 30 September 2021 at 3:05 pm

Learn to Ride classes in Corporation Park have been a fantastic success.

The five week summer course, funded by Sport England via Canals and Rivers Trust, gathered over 40 women participants who can now pedal unaided.

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Parent champions are bringing happy and healthy smiles to Blackburn with Darwen

Published on Wednesday 29 September 2021 at 1:39 pm

Parent champions are being trained in Blackburn with Darwen to help local families give their little ones a healthy smile

The Kind to Teeth campaign has been launched this week by Food Active and Blackburn with Darwen Council aimed at training parents and carers with children under 5 to support local parents with advice on suitable drink choices to help protect their little one’s teeth.

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Help is at hand to heat your home this winter

Published on Friday 24 September 2021 at 12:43 pm

Warm Homes Week is running from Monday, September 27th and aims to put the spotlight on fuel poverty and raise awareness of the help that it out there for people who need support with heating their homes and with any energy supplier issues.

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