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Turn in Toiletries for the Homeless

Turn in Toiletries for the Homeless

VOICE, a local charity that works with local homeless individuals, need your help! They are organising a ...

Blackburn Heritage Festival – Fun Activities across the town – 13th & 14th September

Blackburn Heritage Festival – Fun Activities across the town – ...

‘Who says history can’t be fun?’ ask the organisers of the biggest celebration of heritage being staged ...

Radio Blackburn returns for one weekend only

Radio Blackburn returns for one weekend only

The BBC is turning back the clock to take part in heritage activities in Blackburn. As part ...

Thwaites announce move to Mellor Brook

Thwaites announce move to Mellor Brook

Thwaites have announced that they have sourced a new site for their brewery, head office and visitor ...

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Chance to trade for a day in Blackburn or Darwen markets

Blackburn and Darwen markets are taking part in a national event called ‘Love your Local Markets’ by giving potential new businesses the chance to trade for a day during the month of May. Commercial Manager, David Smith is looking for businesses who could become potential stall holders in three categories; artisan and crafts stalls, young entrepreneurs (16 – 21) ...Full Article

Blackburn’s businesses all set for Royal visit boost

Blackburn is set for a boost from the visit of the Queen tomorrow as thousands of extra people are expected to head to the town centre to catch a ...Full Article

Busy Saturday in Blackburn Town Centre

The centre of Blackburn was alive today with new attractions, businesses and events. In the market, Philippa James began her new cookery demonstrations using fresh produce from the markets. ...Full Article

Rates debate at BID Breakfast

Another hot topic will be served up along with free tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches at the next BID breakfast meeting at Liz ‘n’ Lils on Thursday 13th March. ...Full Article

Blackburn School in national design award shortlist

A Blackburn school has been short-listed for a prestigious national prize. Blackburn Central High School has been short-listed by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in their 2014 ...Full Article

Blackburn and Darwen Markets sign up to Real Deal

Markets sign up for the ‘Real Deal’ to prevent illegal fakes. The Real Deal Code of Practice is an initiative aimed at reducing counterfeiting offences in markets. Blackburn Market ...Full Article

Darwen Company raises thousands for Children’s Charity

Staff at Herbert Parkinson in Darwen have raised £5792 to support local children and young people.  The money was raised through a sponsored cycle ride, a curtain sale, a ...Full Article

Hearty welcome for royal couple

There was fun and fundraising on Saturday (1 February) when shoppers and traders at Blackburn Market received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Hearts who made ...Full Article

More than 30 years on Darwen Market & Shirley is not up for retiring

Traders on Darwen’s three day market staged a surprise birthday party for one of the longest serving traders. Karen Hawthornthwaite on the Candy Rush stall organised the celebration for ...Full Article