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Council backs No Smoking Day

Published on Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 11:45 am

Blackburn with Darwen Council is backing No Smoking Day taking place today, March 11.

This year the British Heart Foundation, which runs the initiative, is calling on smokers to bust the common myths associated with smoking and commit to quitting today.

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Volunteering opportunity

Published on Friday 27 February 2015 at 9:20 am

Are you interested in helping people affected by cancer in Blackburn with Darwen?

The local Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership has launched a new project – Macmillan Solutions – to provide trained volunteers to deliver practical, emotional and financial help to those affected by cancer allowing them to regain some control and get on with their lives.

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‘Just Good Friends’ event brings older people together

Published on Thursday 26 February 2015 at 5:46 pm

There was dancing, good food and good company at an event held for older people

The ‘Just Good Friends’ event held in the Concert Hall in King Georges Hall saw almost 300 people entertained by live music, and also taking part in a free raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

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Health bosses welcome ban on smoking in cars

Published on Friday 13 February 2015 at 9:44 am

Blackburn with Darwen Health bosses have welcomed an historic Parliamentary vote which means that from October 1 2015, anyone lighting up in a car with a child under 18 present will be breaking the law and could be fined.

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Panto season success in Blackburn with Darwen

Published on Thursday 12 February 2015 at 4:21 pm

A busy pantomime season across the borough saw attendances increase at both King Georges Hall and Darwen Library Theatre

The production of Snow White at King George’s Hall saw an increase in audiences of 10.6% on the 2013 production of Cinderella, and an increase of over 28% from 2012.

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Don’t let a bad meal spoil your Valentine’s day

Published on Wednesday 11 February 2015 at 2:24 pm

Make sure the most romantic day of the year isn’t spoilt by a food disaster.

A new Food Standards Agency (FSA) poll shows that one in five people have had a food-related dating disaster on valentine’s Day – so make sure you check the restaurant’s food hygiene rating.

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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Councils Gladstone’s View Project secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

Published on Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 9:52 am

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has received initial support for a Townscape Heritage bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Gladstone’s View, Northgate Townscape Heritage Project, it was announced today.

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