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Pioneering school meals team praised at national awards

Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014 at 3:31 pm

The catering team at Turton and Edgworth CE/Methodist Primary School have reached the finals of a nationwide local catering competition thanks to their healthy and tasty meals.

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Blackburn with Darwen celebrates family life in Private Fostering Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014 at 3:07 pm

Events that celebrate family life are set to take place across Blackburn with Darwen to help raise awareness of the support available for families who are looking after someone else’s child.

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Improved Blackburn – Manchester rail services on track

Published on Friday 20 June 2014 at 2:15 pm

Improved rail services between Blackburn and Manchester moved a step closer today as the Council leader and local MPs lent their support to an agreement between Network Rail and Blackburn with Darwen Council to construct a new section of track which will allow more trains to use the route.

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Care technology giving Ibrar independence

Published on Wednesday 4 June 2014 at 11:23 am

Hi-tech devices are giving local people with learning disabilities extra peace of mind.

A pilot scheme for new hi-tech equipment is currently being rolled out across all areas of Blackburn with Darwen to give those with learning disabilities support to maintain independence in their daily lives.

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Event drums up support for foster care

Published on Monday 19 May 2014 at 2:07 pm

Shoppers stopped in their tracks when Blackburn with Darwen Council’s fostering team staged a high profile – and noisy – stunt in The Mall today (Friday, May 16) as part of national Foster Care Fortnight (May 12-25).

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Local support for Dementia Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at 11:37 am

Several events and initiatives are planned for Dementia Awareness Week – May 18-24.

On Monday, May 19, health and social care organisations across Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire will be holding a dementia awareness event at Turf Moor, Burnley from 10am-3.30pm.

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