Latest news listings for Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Justice for Aya

Published on Tuesday 3 August 2021 at 8:33 pm

Following today’s verdict in the Aya Hachem murder trial, we have issued the following statement.

Cllr Mohammed Khan CBE, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, said:

We have been incredibly saddened to hear the detail of what happened throughout the court case and our thoughts remain with Aya’s family and friends.

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Second Creative Accelerator Blackburn open for applications

Published on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 5:04 pm

The second Creative Accelerator Blackburn programme is now open for applications.

Following on from the successes and lessons from the first programme, Creative Accelerator Blackburn is back with a new programme to support and mentor emerging talent to develop professional elements of their burgeoning careers.

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A Rovers welcome for Blackburn

Published on Monday 19 July 2021 at 4:44 pm

We know how much our residents love football and their home team, and we’re proud to reveal our borough’s newest focal point – Wainwright Bridge adorned in the club’s famous blue and white colours.

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BwD Mayor meets our Running Mayor

Published on Thursday 15 July 2021 at 10:19 am

The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Cllr Derek Hardman presented Running Mayor Andrew Gardner with a celebration ‘mayoral’ chain made by local school children this week.

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Road safety advice for parents

Published on Friday 9 July 2021 at 12:32 pm

A campaign called ‘Let’s Look Out for Each Other’ is being shared with parents to help keep children and young people safe when out walking, cycling or exercising this summer.

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This week’s coronavirus column

Published on Friday 9 July 2021 at 11:09 am

Our Strategic Director of Adults and Health, Sayyed Osman, has written a column for the Lancashire Telegraph this week:

I am picking up the weekly column this week and I write this after the England men’s football team made history by progressing to their first final of a major tournament since 1966.

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Welcome Back to Blackburn!

Published on Wednesday 7 July 2021 at 10:33 am

Families across Lancashire are being invited to enjoy a weekend of amazing feel-good music shows to welcome you safely back into Blackburn town centre.

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Coronavirus: latest update

Published on Monday 5 July 2021 at 5:42 pm

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening, Council leaders have issued a statement.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Mohammed Khan and Chief Executive Denise Park, said:

We welcome the Prime Minister setting out his plans and giving the country more detail on what life will be like should we proceed as expected to step 4 of the roadmap from July 19th onwards.

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