Blackburn with Darwen businesses reminded of new single-use plastic items ban

Published on Thursday 5 October 2023 at 5:23 pm

Nearly one week after the law change banning certain single-use plastic items in England was introduced by the Government, Blackburn with Darwen Council officers are reminding businesses that they could face a fine if they fail to implement the new changes.

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Darwen’s iconic Jubilee Tower set to celebrate its 125th birthday!

Published on Thursday 21 September 2023 at 2:34 pm

Sunday will mark 125 years since Darwen Tower was officially opened – read our special Shuttle feature written by celebrated Darwen historian, Harold Heys:

September 24th marks the 125th anniversary of the official opening of Darwen Tower after 16 months of hard graft by a small team on the windswept moors.

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In the picture: Patrick Grant’s Darwen Market photoshoot

Published on Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 11:35 am

Love was most definitely in the air when celebrity designer Patrick Grant visited Darwen Market.

Judge on the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, Patrick chose the beautiful Victorian building as the location for the latest fashion shoot for his ethical clothing brand, Community Clothing.

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In pictures: Darwen Christmas Lights 2022

Published on Tuesday 22 November 2022 at 2:52 pm

Record crowds gathered in Darwen Market Square for the Christmas Lights Switch On this weekend.

90s hit makers, D:Ream were the headline act, joined on stage by the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Councillor Suleman Khonat, and the Deputy Leader of the Town Council, Councillor Kevin Connor, for the big countdown.

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£100,000 playground announced for Darwen

Published on Thursday 1 September 2022 at 4:18 pm

A Darwen playground is set to benefit from a £100,000 transformation.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has announced that the playground at Blacksnape Playing Fields will undergo a full renovation.

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Olympic facility set for official opening in Darwen

Published on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 10:37 am

The £1.2m transformation of a skate park in Darwen is just weeks away from completion.

And, already two international events have been booked at Junction 4 Skatepark – which is set to host Olympic trials and attract visitors from around the world.

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