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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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Roots Community tackles littering in Blackburn with Darwen

Published on Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 10:08 am

Red Rose Recovery combined with Spark BWD in organising the inaugural Roots Community clean-up.

It was a day of positive community actions and relationship building as the staff of the Spark Substance Misuse worked with its Roots Community Members and volunteers from the Thomas Project in a one-day waste collection and clean up within the Galligreaves area of Blackburn, near the St Lukes Church.

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Session five: Transport

Published on Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 5:25 pm

Moving on to the second key theme, this week the People’s Jury looked at Transport in Blackburn with Darwen, alongside other examples from across Europe, before creating their own aspirational transport maps.

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Borough leaders help to launch this year’s Poppy Appeal

Published on Friday 28 October 2022 at 4:00 pm

The Poppy Appeal has officially been launched in Blackburn town centre today.

The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, together with Council Leader Coun Phil Riley and Chief Executive Denise Park, accompanied members of the Blackburn branch of the Royal British Legion to open this year’s official Poppy Shop

Located in The Mall Blackburn, close to Sports Direct on King William Street, the Poppy Shop sells a variety of official Royal British Legion merchandise, as well as the instantly recognisable paper poppies.

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Can you be-leaf it!

Published on Friday 21 October 2022 at 4:51 pm

Blackburn is celebrating after winning “Gold” at the Royal Horticultural Society’s North West in Bloom Awards, which honour the region’s greenest and most beautiful locations.

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Good luck to Blackburn 10k participants Gary and Paul

Published on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 2:20 pm

Gary Shaw, who works in the Open Spaces Team at Blackburn with Darwen Council, along with his partially sighted friend Paul, who also used to work for the Council, have completed over 40 triathlons together and are set to run the Blackburn 10k this December at Ewood Park.

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First new homes completed as part of Blackburn regeneration scheme

Published on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 1:13 pm

The first homes at the landmark Brookfield Vale development in Blackburn have been completed.

Countryside and its partners, Together Housing Group and Sigma Capital are leading on the development and were joined by representatives from Blackburn with Darwen Council, to celebrate the first milestone.

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Court success: A welcome result for the borough

Published on Monday 17 October 2022 at 5:37 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has today welcomed a high court judgement.

The Council has successfully defended a claim brought by Thomas Barnes and Sons plc (in administration) regarding the construction of Blackburn Bus Station.

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