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Local creatives are being invited to take part in Papergirl, a community street art project that has become a world wide phenomenon. Originating in Berlin in 2006, it sees artists donate artwork to then be distributed by bicycle to random passers-by. The…
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PLANS for a large-scale festive street fair have been unveiled by Blackburn’s Business Improvement District (BID) as part of the Blackburn BIG Christmas campaign. For one day only, the town centre will be transformed into a BIG Christmas Street Fair…
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A collection of vintage vehicles will be rolling into Blackburn this weekend as Steam Sunday returns for the second year-running. Onlookers can catch a glimpse of seven steam vehicles travelling along the A666 from Darwen to Blackburn on Sunday,…
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Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 10th October to Sunday, 23rd October 2016. Please note that you may need to purchase tickets for some of the events below. To avoid disappointment, please contact the venues to make…
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A dozen young people are starting their careers at Blackburn with Darwen Council as part of the well-established apprenticeship scheme. All applicants were asked about the kinds of roles they were looking for and the best fit was found for them. The…
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Residents are invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in East Lancashire at an upcoming engagement event. NHS and local councils in Pennine Lancashire, which is made of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen,…
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Hundreds of visitors descended on Blackburn Cathedral last week to celebrate the best of local health and social care. The celebration of innovation event gathered together health and social care professionals, third sector organisations, service users…
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Parents of young toddlers are reminded that they could qualify for up to 15 hours of free early education every week. Early education can help children in a number of ways from helping them to learn and develop to preparing them for school. They will also…
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Community Clothing, the social enterprise launched by fashion designer Patrick Grant, has opened a shop in Blackburn. The brainchild of the man perhaps best known as known as a judge on BBC TV’s Sewing Bee, Community Clothing aims to make British made…
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A teenager and her friends are working on renovating a building to give people a quiet space to reflect on their loved ones who have passed away. Emily Hirst,15, of Heys Lane in Blackburn, decided to start the community project in order to complete a…
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