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The Queen’s Visit to Blackburn – Video Summary

The Queen’s Visit to Blackburn – Video Summary

HM The Queen visited Blackburn on 17th April 2014 to attend the Maundy Service at Blackburn Cathedral. ...

Blackburn’s businesses all set for Royal visit boost

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 ...

Busy Saturday in Blackburn Town Centre

Busy Saturday in Blackburn Town Centre

The centre of Blackburn was alive today with new attractions, businesses and events. In the market, Philippa ...

Photograph display recalls previous Royal visits

Photograph display recalls previous Royal visits

A display of photographs from Her Majesty The Queen’s previous visits to Blackburn are on display to ...

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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 glimpse. Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Blackburn Cathedral for the historic service which is held in a different town or city each year. It ...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

Consultation Launched on Discount Rates Scheme for New & Expanding businesses in the area around Blackburn Town Hall

Consultations on a possible new business rate scheme offering up to 100 per cent discount to eligible businesses taking an empty shop unit in Blackburn town centre has been ...Full Article