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Latest news listings for Blackburn with Darwen Council.

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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Last chance to hit Heritage Festival

Published on Thursday 14 September 2023 at 1:22 pm

The Blackburn and Darwen Heritage Open Days Festival – the community-led festival of history and culture involving local volunteers and organisations – is continuing apace and there is still time to visit and take part in a whole range of activities and events.

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Tributes paid to volunteers who ‘made things happen’ at the National Festival of Making

Published on Sunday 30 July 2023 at 7:25 pm

The Mayor and Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council both joined crowds at Blackburn Library on 19 July in a celebration of almost 100 volunteers who helped ensure the recent success of Blackburn’s fifth National Festival of Making, and its first as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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Council’s investment to shore up traffic safety at town centre hot-spot

Published on Friday 21 July 2023 at 4:47 pm

Work is to start next week (w/c Monday 24 July 2023) on a new car park at Blakewater Lodge, Whalley Range in Blackburn, designed to provide safer parking for those on the school-run, shoppers and visitors to the area.

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New Go Ape swings into action in Blackburn!

Published on Thursday 20 July 2023 at 11:44 am

The brand new Go Ape Treetop Adventure in Witton Park is now open!

Our Leader, Deputy Leader, Chief Executive and Deputy Mayor were amongst those invited to the official opening on Saturday (July 15th).

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