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Inspiring young people honoured at Sub36 Awards

Thirteen of the county’s most influential young men and women in business have won prizes including specialist mentoring and access to growth funding and sales support at the Sub36 Awards 2020. The winners ranged from apprentices to managing directors and from sectors including children’s education, digital design and business support. What they all had in […]

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Countdown begins to Rugby League World Cup and Preston’s welcome to Wales squad

With exactly one year to go, world renowned poet and proud Northerner Tony Walsh today captures the passion, excitement and community pride that epitomises the unique and inclusive spirit of the Rugby League World Cup 2021. The poem, The Power of Together, is a rallying call from Manchester-born Walsh, also known as Longfella, for communities […]

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Blackpool tourism industry sends out “save us” plea to Prime Minister

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool’s tourism businesses have made a desperate plea to the Prime Minister to step in and save the resort from irreparable damage. In an open letter to Boris Johnson, representatives of more than 1,000 businesses revealed that less than a week after being pushed into Tier 3 restrictions, Blackpool has experienced “a perfect storm” resulting […]

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Marketing Lancashire to deliver Govt-backed peer networks initiative in Lancashire

Marketing Lancashire has been appointed by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, to help Lancashire’s businesses overcome coronavirus, improve resilience and achieve future success through a funded programme of targeted knowledge sharing. Peer Networks, which was launched in Lancashire today (21 October), is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to improve their […]

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Pop up cycle and pedestrian lanes to launch in Blackpool centre

Source: Blackpool Council

New temporary segregated cycle and pedestrian lanes are to launch in Blackpool to help visitors, commuters, businesses and families stay safe during the extended Tier 3 local lockdown measures. The new cycle lanes are part of the Government’s Emergency Travel Active Scheme that have been rolled out in other parts of the country to help people […]

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Success at this year’s Lancashire Innovation Festival

The inaugural Lancashire Innovation Festival has seen more than 650 delegates attend the wide range of virtual events so far. And with two weeks to go, there is still plenty more to get involved in. The nine events that have taken place so far as part of the Lancashire Innovation Festival’s month of online events, […]

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UCLan students quiz Hollywood royalty

A privileged group of writers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) jumped at the chance to quiz some of the biggest names in the acting world. Students on UCLan’s BA (Hons) Screenwriting and MA Scriptwriting courses took part in an online question and answer session with award-winning performers Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman […]

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Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership winner of Digital Leaders 100 Award 2020

On Thursday evening at the 8th Digital Leaders 100 Virtual Awards ceremony, the top 10 champions of digital transformation across the UK were announced. The Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership has been named as winner of the DL100 Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award beating off fierce competition from organisations around the country. […]

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Lancashire-based gaming artwork studio to grow team with £350K funding

An external development company which provides art services to the games industry worldwide, has received funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Lytham St. Anne’s based Airship Images Limited offer end-to-end art services, from full character creation to vehicles and props. […]

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Something new in the Spud Shed

At the beginning of October the Owd Barn, at Spencer’s Farm near Ormskirk Lancashire, officially opened its newest attraction, The Spud Shed; a mixture of high-spec retail units, bringing together under one roof, a range of local businesses that look set to become Lancashire’s newest well-being destination. The farm’s former potato store is now a […]

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Blackpool given the go-ahead on two key projects

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool has been given the go-ahead to start work on two key projects that will help rejuvenate the town centre. After successfully being allocated £8.6m of funding for two ‘shovel ready’ regeneration projects from the Government’s COVID-19 Getting Building Fund, the town has been given formal approval by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to proceed […]

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Young Voices add their creative voice to Lancashire2025

Source: Lancashire 2025

Lancashire 2025 believes in the empowerment of young people. Their voices, opinions, hopes and dreams are crucial to ensuring Lancashire’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025 provides the opportunity for young people to set out a positive vision for how they want to improve, diversify and increase the provision of culture in Lancashire, in […]

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