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Covid-19 impact on Lancashire Tourism revealed

Visitor numbers fall from 67.7m in 2018 to 21.37m in 2020 The annual Lancashire STEAM* figures, one of the evaluation tools used by destinations to measure the volume and value of tourism, have been released today by Marketing Lancashire; they reflect the serious impact that the pandemic has had on the county’s tourism and hospitality […]

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Forbes reveals 2021 Reinvention and Resilience Top 50

Source: Forbes Solicitors

Forbes Solicitors has revealed a select group of North West businesses in its 2021 Reinvention and Resilience Top 50 Report.  The final 50 includes SMEs across all sectors that have demonstrated new ways of generating revenue and protecting jobs or have re-invented any aspect of their business, service, product or sector in the past 12 months.  Organisations […]

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World-Class Art Installations Illuminate Blackpool’s Lightpool Festival

Source: Visit Blackpool

A spectacular illuminated art trail has opened in Blackpool – with a magnificent House Of Cards taking centre stage. The installation, situated on the seafront in the shadow of The Blackpool Tower, is one of more than a dozen works of illuminated art located in and around the promenade and town centre as part of […]

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Explore Lancaster in a new light

There will be plenty of opportunities to explore the city centre in new and exciting ways during the Light Up Lancaster festival on November 5 and 6. While Lancaster BID encourages residents and visitors to follow its shop windows trail launched at the festival, Lancaster University promises a warm welcome to its Exploration Zone at […]

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Lancashire events venue sees strong growth after building resilience during pandemic

An East Lancashire events venue has seen strong growth in corporate clients and has recruited 25 additional staff after adopting a new business strategy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wellbeing Farm, founded and owned by Celia Gaze, has launched a dedicated corporate hospitality arm and has adopted a new strategy focusing on […]

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Tim Allen chooses Lancashire for his first Restaurant

Opening in Aughton, West Lancashire, November 2021 Renowned chef Tim Allen launches his first restaurant, Sōlō, in the picturesque village of Aughton in West Lancashire in November 2021. Sōlō is the realisation of Tim’s long-held dream of opening his own venture in his native north and is set to delight customers with a unique informal […]

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Preston celebrates as parks and green spaces once again win Green Flag Awards

Source: Preston City Council

In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, with six of Preston’s Parks included in the 2,127 celebrating success today. Today, Preston City Council is raising a Green Flag Award at six sites across the city. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green […]

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Fylde parks fly the flag as some of the country’s best parks

Source: Fylde Council

In a record-breaking year for the National Green Flag Award Silver Jubilee, Fylde’s parks join 2127 other green spaces in celebrating their success today. Several of Fylde’s parks and open spaces are raising a Green Flag Award. The award is the national quality mark for parks and green spaces. Throughout the 2020 – 2021 pandemic, […]

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Homebuilder helps Lancashire key workers buy in Preston

The homebuilder was an avid supporter of the NHS throughout the pandemic, including donating its entire stock of PPE masks and donations totalling more than £100,000. It also set up a deposit contribution scheme specifically for NHS workers at the start of the pandemic, which ended earlier this year. Barratt and David Wilson Homes also […]

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COP26 Lancashire Wildlife Trust calls for change

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside supports today’s statements by The Wildlife Trusts regarding COP26. As Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts, Craig Bennett says: “The Climate Crisis is becoming a vicious spiral of damage – one that has to be stopped right now.” We support the calls for change and we […]

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Lancashire City of Culture 2025 set to evolve

Source: Lancashire 2025

Lancashire’s bid sets a new direction in reaction to missing the longlist announced by Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport  Lancashire’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2025 is looking to evolve in purpose and direction after the DCMS announced that the county has not made the longlist of locations through to […]

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Blackpool Trams win Most Improved System at Global Light Rail Awards

The Blackpool Tramway has won the award for the Most Improved System in 2020/21. The award, presented at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on Wednesday 6th October, celebrates and rewards the most outstanding contributor to the Global Light Rail industry.  The Most Improved System award recognises those operators and networks that have made the biggest […]

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