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Sport, culture & leisure

Volunteers help young people get into sport across borough

Published on Friday 25 July 2014 at 12:06 pm

Across Blackburn with Darwen, young people are taking part in various sports activities run by volunteers such as Nigel Dixon, who has recently received an MBE in recognition of his voluntary services to sports

Chairman of Blackburn Community Sports Club on Lammack Road, Nigel, alongside fellow volunteers, has helped countless young people get active through sport.

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The Fun of the Commonwealth Games comes to Witton.

Published on Friday 25 July 2014 at 8:30 am

Witton Country Park will be jam-packed with Commonwealth Games-themed activities this summer

Free fun days are on offer at the Countryside Services Activity Room based at the Pavilion on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 between 1pm-4pm with a Glasgow Commonwealth Games themed activity.

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Get ‘on board’ at new skatepark!

Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014 at 11:40 am

The state-of-the-art indoor BMX and skatepark is set to open in the borough next month. The £60,000 park will be the first in the borough, based at Junction 4 off the M65, and it aims to become a regional centre for the sports. To mark its location, the skatepark will be called Junction4.

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‘Lights Out’ events in Blackburn with Darwen commemorate First World War

Published on Monday 14 July 2014 at 1:45 pm

Blackburn with Darwen will take part in the national ‘Lights Out’ event, where lights across Britain will be turned out, to mark the centenary of Great Britain entering the First World War.

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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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