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University celebrates Chinese New Year

A vibrant and energetic dance display heralded the start of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Chinese New Year celebrations. UCLan’s Confucius Institute brought the Guizhou Song and Dance Troupe to Preston for an evening filled with unique folk customs and modern artistic performances. The Troupe marked the Year of the Rat by performing a […]

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New scale-up progamme for Lancashire food & drink producers

Source: Business Growth Hub

The Two Zero: Food & Drink programme to launch in Lancashire next month. Two Zero: Food & Drink: fully-funded by Lancashire County Council is a pioneering cohort-led, interactive programme aimed at Lancashire food and drink businesses looking to develop their strategy, increase market share, access finance and join a community of like-minded business owners. The […]

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UCLan astronomers discover how ‘fast and furious’ planets form around tiny stars

New astronomy research from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) suggests giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously thought. As published in today’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Journal, Dr Anthony Mercer and Dr Dimitris Stamatellos’ new planet formation research challenges our understanding of planet formation. Red dwarfs, the most common type of […]

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Cuckoo Gin is the Bee’s Knees!

Cask Aged Cuckoo Sunshine Gin has been awarded the BEST Gin in England in the Matured Category at the World Gin Awards 2020. The limited-Edition Cask Aged Sunshine Gin will now compete against winners from various other countries across the world in February to win the crown of World’s Best Gin. Diversification has always been […]

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Joint offer when visiting Lancaster Castle and the Judges’ Lodgings Museum

Visitors to Lancaster’s Judges’ Lodgings Museum will soon be able to get a discount on the entrance price if they also visit Lancaster Castle. At its meeting yesterday (Thursday 16 January), cabinet agreed to reduce the ticket price from £3 to £2, as long as a ticket is also bought to visit the nearby castle. […]

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Get set for an all-star Pride Blackpool Weekend!

Source: VisitBlackpool

A host of internationally-acclaimed music stars are lined up for Pride Blackpool’s biggest ever weekend. The festival will open on the night of Friday 5 June on the Tower Festival Headland with performances by two of the UK’s most enduring music acts – Right Said Fred and Marc Almond. Then, on the Saturday night, June […]

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Green League success for UCLan

University rated in the top third nationally according to the latest People and Planet Green League  The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) green credentials have once again been recognised in a national league table. UCLan has been rated in the top third nationally, second best in the North West and was awarded a 2:1 degree […]

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WOW WEEKENDS RETURN TO BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH

Half price WOW Weekend wristbands are back at Blackpool Pleasure Beach! Visitors can enjoy access to all of their favourite rides at the UK’s favourite amusement park for just £19.50, when booked online in advance. Running from Saturday 15th February to Sunday to 29th March, the park will be open every weekend, boasting fun for […]

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The Whitaker embarks on a year of significant change.

Almost 7 years on from being rescued from closure, 2020 will be a year of significant change and growth for The Whitaker, Rossendale’s Museum & Art Gallery located on Haslingden Road in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. Since it’s take over in 2013, this historic site and museum has seen visitor numbers soar from 9,000 to 40,000 and […]

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National restaurant chain all set to open in Chorley

Source: Chorley Council

National restaurant chain Loungers is all set to open the doors of its Calico Lounge in Chorley town centre. Expected to open on 15 January 2020, the Calico Lounge will occupy the stand-alone unit within the Market Walk extension on Union Street and will create 25 jobs for local people. Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of […]

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New decade and another five stars for Lancashire holiday village

The family-owned, Lancashire holiday business, Ribby Hall Village, has entered the new decade with a spring in its step, having been awarded a Five Star rating from Visit England for the eleventh consecutive year, maintaining its position as the only five-star Holiday Village in the North West of England. The rating was confirmed following a […]

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Preston-based marketing agency benefits from Boost

A Preston-based marketing agency has increased its turnover after receiving mentoring support through Boost – Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Aggressive Growth Marketing Ltd (AGM) now aims to reach a turnover target of £5m over the next five years and has created two additional jobs, bringing the team to seven. Kelly Bolton set up the business […]

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