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The sessions will take place 8:30am – 12:30pm and 12:30pm -4:30pm. Week 1                       Mon 10th April – Thurs 13th April 2017 Week 2                       Tues 18th April – Fri 21st April 2017  Prices & Bookings Bookings can be made now at Witton Park Arena Reception  (01254 666966) either in person or by phone. £6 for a […]

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Blackburn based ‘Sliding Doors’ are one of five groups competing in the Granada region for £50,000 of National Lottery funding in the People’s Projects competition. Sliding Doors currently run a thriving social group at Blackburn Rovers Blues Bar and Mill Hill community Centre which provides a rare opportunity for people with disability to get out, […]

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Without realising it, we are all eating too much sugar, saturated fat and salt. The Change4Life ‘Be Food Smart’ campaign brings food labels to life, enabling families to make healthier food and drink choices. Childhood obesity is a growing issue with figures showing that in England, more than 1 in 4 children aged 4-to 5-years-old […]

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Daren Derrick and Alison Baldwin have opened the café called Fusilli after running similar operations in various locations in the north of England. The café will be open the same hours as the leisure centre, offering a full range of meals and snacks, starting with breakfast for early risers. The café has already gone down […]

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If you have answered YES to the questions above then the re:fresh volunteer programme needs you. We aim to get more people active in the borough by training volunteer aerobics instructors to deliver exercise sessions in the community. Your commitment: Starting at the end of February, attend 1 evening session per week over 20 weeks […]

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Spent up after all your Christmas shopping but still want to treat yourself?  Sign up now and pay nothing until the 1st February! You could potentially save £40 on your monthly direct debit AND we’ll waive the joining fee saving you another £20. This offer is available at Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre, Darwen Leisure […]

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Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health. It’s important to know how much you are drinking and the easy ways you can […]

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The Jamia Ghosia Association was one of several groups that applied to Blackburn with Darwen Council to run the centre and were chosen following a robust process. The move follows the decision by the Council to transfer the management to a community group as a result of government budget cuts that means it has to […]

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The fourth annual ‘Healthtalk’ will take place at Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday, November 26. Healthtalk is a chance for residents from all over Blackburn with Darwen to directly influence local plans for health and social care and come up with ideas to create and sustain health where they live. The theme for […]

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Tobacco control profiles released by Public Health England recently show that, during 2015/16, the rate of people setting a quit date in Blackburn with Darwen was the 11th highest in the country per 100,000 smokers. Other stats show that, during the same time period, the rate of successful quitters was the 24th highest in the […]

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