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The scheme which is available to adults (over 16) who live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in the borough, with additional programmes of activities at weekends for children and families. At the launch of the walk, Councillor Damian Talbot, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Culture, said: […]

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From June 9th – 17th people in Lancashire will be encouraging more people to get on a bike and cycle for at least 10 minutes or more. To be in with a chance of winning prizes simply register and log all of your rides. There is so much to win from a brand new bike […]

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What do walk leaders do? During a walk, walk leaders are at the front, middle or back of a group – making sure everyone is safe and happy.  They plan routes, support walkers and act as ambassadors for walking – showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives. Do I […]

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The F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) acronym has featured in the advertising for a number of years and is a simple test to help people identify the most common signs of a stroke, and emphasises the importance of acting quickly by calling 999 Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile? […]

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  What are we looking for? You would be a good swimmer yourself, patient and caring and able to motivate others. You would have a friendly personality and an ease of making conversation and getting on with people. The role is flexible in terms of timing although would need to be at a mutually convenient […]

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BLACKBURN women are being invited to kick-start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Every day 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West region That’s why the charity is urging women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to enter Race for Life 5k event at […]

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For the past five weeks members of Creative Support’s Social Inclusion Service have participated in a healthy eating course called ‘Be the Chef’. Based at the Bank Top Neighbourhood Learning Centre, the course has been designed by Chris Truckle and Janice Horsley of Positive Minds with the support of the Wellbeing team. The course concluded […]

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Balanceability is delivered by qualified instructors in safe environments designed to provide children with the best possible start in cycling. Balanceability is there to help children – and parents – who may be finding the process of learning to ride a little daunting. Group learning based on structured ‘sessions’ (including lots of fun) will help speed up […]

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Latest research* shows that a quarter of the general population (11.5 million people) are inactive, meaning they do less than 30 minutes of exercise that gets them slightly out of breath each week, with certain groups such as those in lower paid jobs, women and the disabled disproportionately affected. The Pennine Lancashire pilot area covers a […]

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Modern day life makes it hard to be healthy, so it’s not surprising that most of us are not fitting enough physical activity into our days. Sitting down at work and commuting by car or public transport means we’re not active for a lot of the working day and technology allows us to shop and […]

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