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Food obsessed botany geek to open Taste Lancashire 2019

Food obsessed ethnobotanist and broadcaster James Wong completes the line up for Taste Lancashire 2019, taking place at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe on Tuesday 5 March 2019, in partnership with Headline Sponsor VisitBritain and VisitEngland. This hospitality focused food and drink conference, organised by Marketing Lancashire, is part of a campaign to champion Lancashire food and drink with […]

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Taste Lancashire serves up a fabulous feast

Taste Lancashire 2019 will serve up a feast of produce from around the county at Holmes Mill on March 5th. This specialist food and drink conference, organised by destination management organisation Marketing Lancashire, will throw light on some of the best and newest artisan food and drink producers from the county. Delegates will sample delicacies […]

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In-Situ commissions mobile art hut to tour Pendle

In-Situ has started work on a new project to create a travelling mobile hut that will tour Pendle from 2019 – 2022 as part of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership. This distinctive looking hut will play a crucial role in In-Situ’s work with local people and the environment, by creating a space for residents to […]

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Rosebud loan puts car firm in the driving seat

Source: Boost Business Lancashire

Hand-made classic sports car manufacturer Mirage Automotive Developments is in pole position to drive global sales, thanks to a £25,000 loan from Lancashire County Council’s Rosebud Microfund. The loan has strengthened the Lancashire-based business’ cash flow position, enabling managing director Matthew Potts to accelerate production of the left-hand drive (LHD) variant of the Mirage GT […]

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Blackburn pie maker’s turnover is set to rise after Boost support

Source: Boost Business Lancashire

A Blackburn-based home-made pie business aims to smash its three year turnover target after gaining support from Boost – Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Pie Mezzanae was set up by Zainab Bilal, a qualified science teacher and former biomedical scientist. It is the business behind the award-winning Pie Heroes brand and focuses on innovative recipes such […]

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Registration set to open for the first Chorley 10K

Source: Chorley Council

RUNNERS or anyone who would like to take on a challenge will be able to register for the first Chorley 10K event from 9am on Thursday 14 February. The inaugural event, which is being organised by Chorley Council, with support from Fylde Coast Runners, will take place on the morning of Sunday 12 May, starting and […]

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Help for Preston businesses with new retail discount scheme

Source: Preston City Council

Help for businesses in Preston is available from April 2019 with a new two year retail discount scheme for business rates. The Government announced the scheme in the 2018 Autumn Budget. In Preston in year one it’s likely to help over 500 businesses, with discount amounting to approximately £1.67m. The discount equates to one third […]

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Work to begin on new junction for the Penwortham Bypass

Source: Lancashire County Council

Work starts next week along Liverpool Road in Penwortham, to create the new junction for the bypass on the A59. The new road aims to reduce congestion and queuing through the centre of Penwortham, especially at peak times. From Monday 11 February, a 30mph speed limit will be put in place along part of Liverpool […]

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Lancashire wildlife helps cure workplace woes

Businesses need to go wild to help their employees cope with stress and other mental health issues. The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is offering Wild Wellbeing Days to companies and organisations through its Myplace project, which is already supporting people across Lancashire to improve their wellbeing. A recent report stated that […]

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Stake your claim for the hottest ticket in town – 20,000 free wristbands up for grabs for Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On night

Source: VisitBlackpool

Are you ready to party on the Prom? The good news is that MTV will once again be associated with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert. The free show will take place on Friday 30 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues in the UK. Details of the acts […]

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Nisha Katona joins expert line-up for Taste Lancashire 2019

Marketing Lancashire today announced its latest line-up for the Taste Lancashire food & drink conference 2019, taking place at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe on Tuesday 5 March. The growing list of speakers now includes leading restaurateur, Ormskirk-born curry evangelist and founder of Mowgli street food restaurants, Nisha Katona MBE who will feature in a special Q&A […]

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VisitBritain/VisitEngland partners with Experiences on Airbnb to promote local tourism experiences, driving visitor growth

Source: VisitBritain

National tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland and Airbnb have announced a partnership to promote and broaden local-led tourism experiences, driving visitor growth and boosting the economy. The £500,000 match-funded partnership will work with businesses and destinations to promote local experiences to domestic and international visitors, and grow and broaden the range of experiences available. Experiences on the […]

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