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Isha Karki collects prestigious writing award, shortlisted by UCLan students

Independent publisher Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are pleased to announce Isha Karki as the winner of the fourth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction. The winner was chosen from nearly 600 entries, whittled down to a shortlist of eight, by a team of UCLan students studying English Literature and Creative Writing. […]

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Pioneering workplace health project awarded £3 million funding

A ground-breaking new initiative that will improve the health and wellbeing of employees across Lancashire has received a multi-million pound funding boost today, Thursday 10th June. UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) healthy ageing challenge fund has given £3 million to an Active Lancashire led project which will upskill gym and leisure centre employees to conduct […]

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VEKA launches state of the art virtual tour

VEKA plc has introduced a state of the art virtual tour allowing fabricators to view the factory, including the new Lamination building, from anywhere in the world. The huge site in Burnley, Lancashire, covers 400,000 square feet and spans two postcodes. It employs 350 people and produces over 30 million metres of profile every year. […]

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Brindle Distillery launches Cuckoo Supernova Gin

Source: Taste Lancashire

Brindle Distillery, the sustainable producers of the multi award-winning Cuckoo Gin range in Lancashire, have this week released their fifth expression. Exploding with fresh grapefruit and pomelo, Cuckoo Supernova Gin is set to be the star of summer nights. The gin is over three years in the making with plenty of experimenting and tweaks along […]

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Blackburn Youth Zone receives the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Blackburn Youth Zone is to receive a coveted ‘Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’, it has been announced today (Tuesday, 2nd June 2021). The Award is ‘highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK’, to quote from the official website for the award. Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ) a 21st century youth hub located at […]

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Cracking bench Gromit! Preston set for new sculpture celebrating Nick Park

Preston will soon have its own Wallace & Gromit bench in celebration of the animated duo’s Preston-born, Academy Award®-winning creator Nick Park. The bronze bench, based on the pair as they appeared in The Wrong Trousers, will be installed outside Preston Markets later this year allowing visitors to have their picture taken with life-size sculptures of two […]

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Meeting the challenge of growing Lancashire’s post-Covid economy

Major strategic development programmes are planned across Lancashire, which will form key components of the economic recovery from the Covid pandemic and future growth plans. Lancashire County Council are working with their partners to redefine Lancashire through a safe and sustainable approach to the Covid recovery. And they’re recruiting a skilled new team to drive […]

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County’s bid for City of Culture gears up with invite to Lancashire citizens to get involved

Source: Lancashire 2025

On 29 May 2021, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden launched the search for UK City of Culture 2025 and, for the first time, the competition will welcome bids from groups of towns joining together to win the bid for an area. Lancashire will bid for the title of City of Culture 2025, the first time a […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has launched the search for UK City of Culture 2025

Source: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

The competition is now live and applications are encouraged from towns and cities across the UK Winner will have baton passed to them from Coventry – UK City of Culture 2021 UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today launched the competition to find the UK’s next City of Culture. The competition, delivered by the Department […]

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Re-opened tearoom and galleries with art and creativity at its heart

Eden Tearoom and Galleries is now open Idyllic rural location offers a mouth-watering Tearoom, gallery and a workshop with arts and crafts, all set in the beautiful Lancashire countryside in Newburgh Locally sourced food celebrates the region’s artisanal goodness, working with farmers and producers to create fresh dishes each day Eden Tearoom and Galleries is […]

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£2.5m lockdown makeover for Lytham’s top hotel

The owners of Lytham’s most prestigious, luxury hotel have taken the opportunity to remodel the Clifton Arms Hotel during the 2020/21 lockdowns and the exciting refurbishment of the Clifton Arms Hotel was completed ahead of the hospitality industry re-opening, on 17 May. Carol Webb, Director, said: “It’s been a tough 14 months for everyone; the […]

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Morecambe Bay to play key role in pandemic recovery

Pioneering project to fight lockdown loneliness in the north west by harnessing natural beauty of Morecambe Bay Health and environmental organisations join forces, with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery Details of a project at Morecambe Bay designed to fight the isolation and loneliness caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have been announced today, after […]

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