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Penwortham sports hub plans take significant step as Cabinet approves land transfer

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

A vision of a top-class sports and community hub in Penwortham has taken a step closer to reality – with Cabinet Members approving a proposal for the transfer of more than 18 acres of land to South Ribble Borough Council. The Council will also receive up to £650,000 for the upkeep of the land, which […]

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Local producer donates funds to raise awareness of one of Bowland’s special habitats

Through funds raised from sales of Goosnargh Gin’s ‘Hay Time’, a re-wild the child project was able to secure educational resources to support visits for youngsters to learn about the special hay meadows in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hay Time is just one of Goosnargh Gin’s creations which are distilled in small […]

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Solicitors firm relocates growing team to new Clitheroe office following Boost support

A Lancashire solicitors firm has moved into a new town centre office after outgrowing its old base following strategic support from Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Burys Solicitors has taken on four new staff, growing the team to six, and moved from its previous rural location into Clitheroe town centre in June. The firm, which specialises […]

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£8 million workplace health programme ‘Business Health Matters’ launches in Lancashire

A revolutionary new initiative that will support businesses across Lancashire in improving the health and wellbeing of their employees has launched today, Monday 13th September. Supported by 18 delivery partners and a number of regional and national organisations, the Active Lancashire led programme has brought together the expertise of specialists at the University of Central […]

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Valhalla Gets The Golden Ticket For The Sixth Year Running!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is celebrating as Valhalla has been named The Best Water Ride in the World for an amazing sixth year running at the recent Golden Tickets Awards. The Golden Ticket Awards were announced via Amusement Today’s social media channels on Thursday 9th September.  The National Roller Coaster Museum & Archives in Plainview, Texas, served as the backdrop […]

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South Pennines launches alternative National Park

An alternative National Park — covering 460 square miles of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester — including East Lancashire, was launched today. South Pennines Park aims to champion the landscape, its people and businesses in order to bolster recognition and unlock resources for the only upland in England that is not a designated National Park […]

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£1.1 million of Nature for Climate funding to restore precious North West peatlands

Peatlands the size of 250 football pitches will be restored across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria, thanks to over a million pounds of funding from the Government’s Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme, bringing benefits to people, wildlife and helping to fight climate change. Peatlands are England’s largest natural terrestrial carbon store, storing the equivalent […]

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Lancashire to commission artwork to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen

2022 marks the momentous occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – marking 70 years of service to her people and the Commonwealth. The Queen also holds the title of the Duke of Lancaster, and therefore has a special relationship with Lancashire and the people who live here. This is the first time in […]

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Eden Project Morecambe reaches milestone with submission of planning application

The Eden Project has submitted a planning application for Eden Project North in Morecambe. The application is the latest milestone for the project and follows years of development work by Eden and its partners and hundreds of hours of formal and informal community consultation. The planning application, which has been submitted to Lancaster City Council, […]

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Blackburn’s King George’s Hall celebrates 100 years with Walls Have Ears exhibition

In July 1913, the foundation stone of King George’s Hall was laid by King George V. After part of the still-under-construction building was used as a field hospital during the First World War, the concert hall finally opened its doors to audiences in October 1921. Fast forward 100 years, we are celebrating the centenary of […]

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New artisan market proves a hit in Burnley

Burnley’s new artisan market proved a hit on Saturday 4th September as visitors headed into town to browse the wide range of stalls and support local businesses.   In total 45 traders attended on the day selling everything from craft gins and home bakes to clothing, jewellery and plants. The event, which will also take […]

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County-wide Innovation Festival returns for Second Year

Lancashire Innovation Festival returns this autumn for a second year, building on the success of 2020. The week-long event celebrates innovative thinking across the county and how to drive future growth. The programme aims to showcase how the regions SMEs can engage with innovation support services across the county. Alongside this the event also hopes […]

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