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Change to Deputy Mayor of Preston

Source: Preston City Council

Councillor Mrs Pauline Brown will step down as Deputy Mayor of Preston at Council on 19th December in order to focus on her recovery and to receive treatment following a recent, serious illness. Other duties undertaken by Councillor Mrs Brown will continue, including as Ward Councillor and participating in relevant activities, including being a member […]

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The Winners of Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019

On Thursday 7 November, the world-famous Pleasure Beach Arena, Blackpool was the ‘coolest’ venue for Marketing Lancashire’s annual Lancashire Tourism Awards, supported by Headline Sponsor, University of Central Lancashire and Host Sponsor VisitBlackpool. Blackpool-born professional ice-skater Daniel Whiston was guest presenter and entertained the audience, gliding through the twenty-two awards with great style. Rachel McQueen, Chief […]

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Elected and business leaders publish first ever Manifesto for the North ahead of UK General Election

As the country prepares to head to the polls, Northern business and elected leaders have joined forces to publish the first ever Manifesto for the North – outlining the ambition to power up the North with support of the incoming Government. The Manifesto for the North is a five-point plan produced by the Convention of […]

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Blackpool Council acquires Houndshill Shopping Centre

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council has acquired the resort’s Houndshill Shopping Centre in a move aimed at catalysing the regeneration of the town centre.  The Council has been in discussions for some time regarding the future of the Houndshill with the previous owner of the centre, BCC Eiffel and its funders. The Council decided to step in following […]

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Local business owner Kevin Berkins wins yet more awards for his sausages at the prestigious Butcher’s Guild Awards

Success has struck again for Lancashire’s Master Butcher Kevin Berkins this week in a celebration of National Sausage Week. Kevin won big at the Butchers Guild Hall in London; earning the top spot for his ‘Old English Breakfast Pork’ sausage in the ‘Traditional Sausage’ category. The award was presented by celebrity chef Lesley Waters – […]

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UCLan ranked top in the north for graduate business start-ups

Source: University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been ranked in the top five of UK universities for the number of graduate start-up businesses created. According to new analysis of the 2017/18 data provided by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)1, 201 start-ups have been founded at UCLan in the 12-month period meaning the institution ranks fourth […]

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Early opening for the new John Horrocks Way in Penwortham

Source: Lancashire County Council

There’ll be an early Christmas present for Penwortham as the new bypass is now scheduled to open on Monday 2 December. Lancashire County Council has announced the new opening date for the road, which its highways team is building, as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal. The road had been scheduled […]

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Local business event showcases valuable refugee skills

Preston’s College are working in partnership with Lancashire County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions to host a new event titled Hidden Talent. The event aims to promote the recruitment of skilled refugees into businesses across Lancashire, as well as tackling some of the misconceptions on employment law related to the recruitment of […]

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Members sought to join newly established Lancashire Innovation Board

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

The Lancashire Innovation Board is being established following the adoption of the Lancashire Innovation Plan in 2017, as a sub-board of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership which is a public-private partnership responsible for Economic Development across Lancashire. We are seeking representatives from a number of areas to join the panel to contribute to the development of […]

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Bestselling book sequel to be launched in Preston next week

UCLan Publishing has worked with author A J Hartley to unveil Written Stone Lane The sequel of a bestselling book set in Preston is to be launched in the city next week. Author and Prestonian A J Hartley is unveiling Written Stone Lane, which follows on from the bestseller Cold Bath Street, at the University […]

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Start of work on major road scheme and new motorway junction

Construction has officially begun on a major new road scheme on the west side of Preston, including a new junction on the M55. The £207m Preston Western Distributor scheme will be constructed on the west side of the city from the M55 motorway to a new junction with Blackpool Road at Lea. Scheduled to open […]

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Affordable homes on their way for South Ribble after landmark planning decision for the Test Track site in Moss Side

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

Planning permission was approved for the development of up to 950 new homes – of which will 30% be affordable – on the Test Track site on Moss Side Industrial Estate in Leyland on 23 October. The planning committee debated the application in detail taking into account views from the public, elected Members and developers […]

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