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Another Busy Week for the Mayor

Published on Thursday 3 December 2015 at 2:25 pm

This week the Mayor will be out and about once again fulfilling his official engagements.

The Mayor, who began his mayoral year in May, will next week attend the St Wilfrid’s Nine Lessons and Carols Service at Blackburn Cathedral, along with the Mayoress, on Tuesday along with the Mayoress, attend the Westholme Senior School Carol Service at Blackburn Cathedral, along with the Mayoress, on Wednesday, to attend the Lancashire Telegraph Carol Service at Blackburn Cathedral, along with the Mayoress, on Thursday, to visit the Royal Mail Delivery Office, to attend the funeral of Former Mayor Jim Hirst, along with the Mayoress, on Friday, to attend the Old Blackburnians Dinner at QEGS, along with the Mayoress, on Saturday, and finally, to attend Festive Family Fun Around Witton Country Park, to attend the Annual Civic Carol Concert in the Windsor Suite, along with the Mayoress, on Sunday.

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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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It’s good to talk health

Published on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at 3:42 pm

A health event hosted by Blackburn with Darwen’s Health and Wellbeing Board was a big success this week with over 100 people taking part.

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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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What’s on Monday, 23rd November 2015 to Sunday 29th November 2015

Published on Friday 20 November 2015 at 12:00 pm

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 23rd November 2015 to Sunday, 29th November 2015

Don’t Forget: Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On with X Factor’s Max Stone & Josh Daniels plus lot of other performers, Saturday, 21st November, Darwen Town Square, starting from 4pm & the Christmas Lights turned on at 7pm.

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Minute’s silence for victims of the Paris terrorist attacks

Published on Monday 16 November 2015 at 9:50 am

The Union Flag will fly at half-mast outside Blackburn Town Hall and Darwen Town Hall  today (Monday 16 November 2015)

Council leader Mohammed Khan will lead a minute​’s silence on the Blackburn town hall steps at 11am as part of a Europe-wide mark of respect and solidarity, in remembrance of those who lost their lives.

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Hundreds remember the fallen

Published on Thursday 12 November 2015 at 3:52 pm

Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to Remembrance Sunday services across the borough at the weekend.

And it was a very special occasion for former prisoner of war, 95-year-old Alf Davey, who was made VIP guest for the United Service of Remembrance held at Blackburn Cathedral and the wreath-laying at the Corporation Park Gardens.

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