Sport, culture & leisure

Volunteers write new chapter for library

Published on Thursday 23 July 2015 at 8:36 am

A group of 16 dedicated volunteers have taken over the running of Livesey Library.

The Library Service has had committed volunteers for many years in a number of different areas – customers using the Home Delivery Service are visited fortnightly by volunteers with a selection of books and talking books and for many this service is a life line.

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Around the world in 28 days by bicycle Lancashire Cycle Challenge is complete!

Published on Tuesday 21 July 2015 at 10:03 am

1,389 people from across Lancashire have once again put the region on the cycling map over the past three weeks, collectively cycling 109,832 miles in the Love to Ride Lancashire Cycle Challenge (www.lovetoride.net/lancashire) – the equivalent of cycling over 4 times around the world including 179 people who took to a bike for the first time in over a year to help their workplace ride to victory.

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Summer holiday music workshops

Published on Friday 17 July 2015 at 1:15 pm

This summer Blackburn with Darwen Music Hub are working in partnership with Blackburn Youth Zone and More Music to deliver a week of music activities for children and young people in the borough from Monday 17th August at Blackburn Youth Zone.

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Council reacts to grass roots funding boost news

Published on Friday 10 July 2015 at 1:21 pm

Councillor Mohammed Khan, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, reacting to the news that East Lancashire Football Development Association, received £200,000 in funding for grass roots football, said:

I am delighted the association working in partnership with us has been successful in their bid to improve facilities.

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Would you like to take over the running of Bangor Street Community Centre?

Published on Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 8:51 am

Organisations are being sought who can take over the management of Bangor Street Community Centre.

Blackburn with Darwen Council is looking for a qualified and experienced group who can demonstrate that they are capable of effectively managing and developing the facility for the benefit of the community.

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Fusion Awards 2015

Published on Friday 29 May 2015 at 2:47 pm

Volunteers, charity champions and entrepreneurs from across the North West are to gather in Blackburn this weekend for the Fusion Awards.

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Olympian gives new £13m centre gold seal of approval

Published on Friday 20 March 2015 at 4:29 pm

Double Olympic Gold medallist Rebecca Adlington OBE praised the new Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre during the official opening ceremony today, saying she hoped it inspired future athletes.

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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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