Blackburn in the 1980s. Photograph: Don McPhee.  The Lancashire town has topped a table comparing wages with the cost of living and the local job market. Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway explains why his hometown deserves its latest accolade after years of industrial blight and neglect

Why Blackburn really is the best place in Britain to make a living

The Lancashire town has topped a table comparing wages with the cost of living and the local job market. Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway explains why his hometown deserves its latest accolade after years of industrial blight and neglect

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Blackburn Town Hall

Art UK is the online home for every public collection in the UK. Featuring over oil paintings by some artists.

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Robert Binder Photography: Autumn scene

People walk through Corporation Park in Blackburn during an Autumn morning.

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The Blackburn mills, before industry moved abroad.

Why Blackburn really is the best place in Britain to make a living

The Blackburn mills, before industry moved abroad.

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