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Pendle Leisure Trust wins Gold Medal Award

Pendle Leisure Trust has again been recognised for its excellent facilities, customer service and member experience. For the second year running, the local leisure provider has won a Gold Medal Award for its staff exhibiting above average performances in their member experience delivery. The Member Experience Awards recognise and reward health and fitness clubs, leisure […]

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Lancaster-headquartered Novi wins SEO and PPC contract with Siemens Financial Services

Lancaster head-quartered digital agency NoviDigital, with offices in Lancashire, Cheshire, East Midlands and London, has won a contract to provide SEO and PPC for Siemens Financial Services following a 10-way competitive pitch. Siemens Financial Services provides a wide range of flexible finance solutions including cash flow solutions and leasing options to suit a variety of business sizes. Operating across a […]

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New Sales Manager Hannah White joins Hampton by Hilton Blackburn

Hannah White has joined the team as the new Sales Manager of Hampton by Hilton Blackburn. Located at the heart of the Frontier Retail Park development, the contemporary 152 room hotel opened in December 2020. Offering the friendly service style Hampton by Hilton is renowned for, guests can enjoy modern and bright guestrooms with free […]

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House of Commons recognise The Dukes 50th Birthday year as they launch exciting Spring Season

The Dukes Theatre have been presented with a parliamentary early day motion recognising their contributions in art & culture by the House of Commons to celebrate The Dukes 50th Birthday Year. In thanks for the receipt of this acknowledgement The Dukes said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this recognition and celebration from The House […]

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Master chef gains membership to culinary elite

A head chef who has been spearheading a drive to train the next generation of culinary stars in Cumbria and Lancashire has won industry recognition. Daniel Winstanley from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, who is currently running the hotel group’s Culinary Academy, has been nominated as a full member of The Master Chefs of […]

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Renovation of Vernon Carus Sports Club now underway

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

A £265,000 refurbishment of Vernon Carus Sports Club is now underway – with work set to be completed in time for the new cricket season in April. Improvements are being made to the clubhouse, changing rooms and scoreboard thanks to investment from South Ribble Borough Council. The upgraded facility is intended to be the focal […]

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UCLan harnesses power of superheroes to support youngsters’ mental health

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is promoting positive mental well-being to young people using the power of science. Following on from the successful book ‘Unmasked: The Science of Superheroes’, which reveals the scientific realities behind famous comic book legends and blockbusting movies and was co-authored by seven practising scientists at UCLan, one of the authors […]

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£450,000 Boost for Harris Your Place

Two major grants have been offered to support Harris Your Place from National grant-makers Garfield Weston Foundation, and the Wolfson Foundation. Building on the existing £10.02m capital project supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund, the grants will support additional works to the second-floor galleries of the Harris, helping to realise our full ambitions for the […]

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Award for shining light of astronomy

The work of Professor Don Kurtz receives prestigious recognition from the Royal Astronomical Society A distinguished emeritus professor from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been honoured for a lifetime commitment to public outreach and service to astronomy. Professor Don Kurtz, a UCLan academic member of staff between 2001 and 2020, has been awarded The […]

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£3.2m funding proposed for Kirkham town centre improvements

Source: Lancashire County Council

Funding to support a project that will transform Kirkham town centre is on the agenda for Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet meeting next week. Up to £3.2m could be provided towards the delivery of the Kirkham Futures project, which is led by Fylde Borough Council and seeks to deliver a once in a generation change for […]

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Fleetwood exhibition only art project in Lancashire to be nominated for Creative Lives award

A Fleetwood exhibition has become the only art project in Lancashire to be nominated for a Creative Lives award. LeftCoast’s artist in residence, Gillian Wood, worked with local residents throughout 2020 to curate the exhibition Inside Out, which first opened its doors a year later in June 2021. The gallery, which was situated on the […]

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Our New Deal for a Greater Lancashire

Source: Lancashire County Council

Council leaders have made a historic pledge to work together to deliver a bold vision for a County Deal to benefit the people of Lancashire. For months, all 15 of the council leaders who make up Greater Lancashire have been working in close collaboration to develop a set of ambitious and forward-thinking proposals. If adopted […]

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