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Lancashire hotel that’s been full during lockdown

An award-winning Lancashire hotel has bucked the trend of the hospitality sector during the COVID-19 crisis and has found itself in demand during the pandemic – so much so, that up to 70 potential bookings were turned away in one day alone. The boutique hotel in the town of Padiham, which lies in the borough […]

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The Harris announces open call to become a Harris Maker

The Harris may be closed temporarily but the team behind the museum shop is looking to the future. They are inviting artists, designers or creative enterprises that live and work in the northwest region to submit their work to become a supplier to the Harris museum shop. Prior to closure, around a thousand visitors a […]

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Preston outdoor market set to reopen

Source: Preston City Council

The Outdoor Market at Preston Markets will reopen from Wednesday 3rd June, welcoming back the long standing, independent traders. To help maintain the social distancing guidelines, the Outdoor Market will begin by trading Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am-2pm, until further notice. The Outdoor Market will trade with a reduced number of stalls. This new reduced stall […]

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New research suggests likelihood of newborns catching COVID-19 is low

The first global analysis of existing scientific studies related to COVID-19 and newborn babies highlights that it is uncommon for babies aged up to four weeks old to become infected with the virus, with recorded cases experiencing only mild symptoms and making a full recovery. This analysis, published in the journal BMJ Paediatrics Open, was […]

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Round table experts brought together to help Lancashire tourism look towards re-opening

On Tuesday 26 May 2020, as part for English Tourism Week 25-31 May, Marketing Lancashire hosted a visitor economy virtual round table, to discuss and answer some of the questions posed by colleagues in tourism businesses across Lancashire, as the industry slowly begins to emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown. The panel was hosted by Rachel […]

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See You Soon, Safely – sending love from Lancashire

Lancashire tourism and hospitality businesses, hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, are eager to welcome visitors back to the county as soon as it is safe to do so. In collaboration with them, Marketing Lancashire has launched a campaign to amplify their welcome, with the clear message – See You Soon, Safely. Over 61 thousand […]

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VisitEngland announces virtual English Tourism Week

Source: Visit England

VisitEngland has today announced that this year’s English Tourism Week to highlight the economic importance and value of tourism to local economies across England is going virtual. English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, a week dedicated to showcasing England’s tourism offer. For this year’s event, being held from 25-31 May, […]

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Burnley to Manchester direct train line celebrates 5 years

Source: Burnley Borough Council

• 5 years of direct train services between Burnley and Manchester • Journey time of 45 minutes between Burnley Manchester Road and Manchester Victoria • Over 400,000 journeys made to and from Burnley Manchester Road between 2018-19* – a 60% increase on 2013-14 • Burnley has seen £900 million of public and private investment since […]

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UCLan journalism academic joins panel of experts to help ensure survival of local news

An award-winning journalist and experienced researcher from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been selected as one of the key decision makers in the fight to ensure the survival of local news post COVID-19. Clare Cook, Senior Lecturer in Print and Online Journalism from the School of Journalism, Media and Performance, is one of […]

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Calls for a govt task force to save Lancashire’s civil aerospace sector

Source: East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Today’s announcement by large Lancashire employer Rolls Royce confirming expected job losses and a ‘major reorganisation’ has led to calls from regional leaders for a government task force to tackle and support the UK’s civil aerospace sector. East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce CEO Miranda Barker commented, “Lancashire is the 4th largest manufacturing cluster for aerospace […]

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Upskilling Lancashire offers ‘return to work after lockdown’ workshops

UpSkilling Lancashire invites you, your work colleagues and business contacts to attend the following free workshops to help plan and prepare for a return to work post-shutdown.  As the easing of restrictions begin to be lifted, now is the time to plan ahead, and this includes both the practical and mental approaches needed to successfully […]

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Blackpool-based LeftCoast creates ITV Ident

What takes a 10 hour day of filming, a 3m x 6m canvas, 200 paint filled balloons and 70 litres of watered down paint? Blackpool based arts organisation LeftCoast have created a new ident for ITV due to air on Monday 18 May to Saturday 23 May. The colourful ident, part of the ITV Creates […]

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