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News - 1 April 2008

Classical music drives off graffiti in Blackburn

A scheme in Blackburn aims to counter vandals and graffiti artists with arty murals - and classical music

Bosses at Blackburn with Darwen Council believe art in the form of a dolphin mural and highbrow music will prove to be the natural enemies of gangs gathering in a Blackburn town centre subway.

The constant graffiti in the subway, which passes under Salford by Blackburn market, has cost taxpayers £10,000 a year for the past few years.

The idea came to light after numerous schemes up and down the country used classical music to successfully discourage gangs from gathering in places where vandalism was high.

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