BLACKBURN hit the headlines yesterday after a survey outlined the town was the best place in Britain to make a living.

Here's five more reasons we think Blackburn really is a great place to live...


Blackburn is blessed with sporting excellence and history. Blackburn Rovers are one of only five teams to lift the Premier League title, the Blackburn Hawks went unbeaten in lifting the league trophy last season and Blackburn Harriers have produced a long list of sporting champions - including Holly Bradshaw and Sophie Hitchon.

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers Trust have moved to bring Ewood Park into the community by making the ground an ACV



Forget fast food and takeaways - you can come to Blackburn for a tasty meal out any day of the week.

The Spread Eagle, The Clog and Billycock, Kebabish and Calypso are just a few of many eateries recommended by locals themselves.

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Not a fan of sport or eating out? Have no fear...

A growing cultural calendar sees the year packed with unique and vibrant events includes Printfest, Festival of Making, Night at the Museum and the Blackburn Heritage Weekend.

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery houses a world class collection of rare and beautiful artefacts.

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Gems like Witton Park and the beautiful Corporation Park attact visitors from around the region as does the beauty of Darwen Moors, Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland.

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We've already seen improvements to the Mall, Witton Park Arena and the Blackburn Leisure Centre - but there's more to come.

The Cathedral Quarter will bring a new hotel, offices and places to hang out.

The new bus station will also bring more people to the town - and how can we forget Nando's?

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