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Blackburn misses out on city status as Doncaster and Milton Keynes become cities

Blackburn has missed out on its bid to become a Jubilee City, as Doncaster, Colchester and Milton Keynes are announced as the recipients of city status in England.

The eight winners of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours competition, also included Bangor in Northern Ireland, Colchester in England, Douglas on the Isle of Man, Dunfermline in Scotland and Wrexham in Wales.

The MP Stephen Barclay, the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, said: “What was clear to me during the process of assessing each application was the pride that people felt for their communities, local cultural heritage and the royal family.”

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