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Escape the Everyday campaign launches to boost UK breaks through autumn and winter

Source: Visit England

VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism organisations of London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has launched a UK-wide campaign to encourage people to take a domestic break during autumn and winter. The £5 million ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign highlights the quality destinations, visitor attractions and experiences on offer across the UK’s cities, countryside and coast […]

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South Ribble in Bloom winners announced

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

A couple of gardening enthusiasts from Farington have been crowned double winners following the council’s South Ribble in Bloom horticulture competition. Barbara Gardner and May Spiby – a pair of neighbouring residents from Farington – have earned the titles of ‘Best Community Garden’ and ‘Best Container’ for their joint submissions, showcasing astonishing flower beds, hanging […]

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Lancs local partners sought for discount card

Lancashire businesses are invited to partner with Lancs Local; an exciting new discount membership card for local residents which shines a light on unique and bespoke products and services to encourage residents to shop locally. Lancs Local is a membership club promoting local businesses to the people who want to shop with them. Business partners […]

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Blackpool’s spectacular Battle of Britain tribute

Source: Visit Blackpool

Blackpool has staged a spectacular tribute to mark the 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day. The resort has released a video compilation featuring two of the iconic fighter planes that took part in the battle, an Illuminations display that includes the lighting up of The Blackpool Tower in red, white and blue, and a […]

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Forbes Solicitors appoints new partner in corporate

Source: Forbes Solicitors

Leading commercial lawyer David Filmer has joined Forbes Solicitors as a partner in the firm’s corporate team. David joins Forbes Solicitors from Harrison Drury in Preston, where he was head of the corporate and commercial team, and responsible for leading a number of significant deals for businesses throughout Lancashire and the North West. During his […]

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UCLan wins national accreditation for engineering courses

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has won national accreditation for its civil and structural engineering courses, earning formal recognition from some of the country’s leading assessment bodies. Both UCLan’s BEng Civil Engineering Honours degree course and its Masters degree course in Construction Project Management have received formal accreditation from the Joint Board of Moderators […]

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Corona heroes have officially switched on Blackpool Illuminations.

Some of Britain’s extraordinary Corona Heroes have officially switched on the Blackpool Illuminations. They gathered in the resort’s historic Empress Ballroom for a virtual Switch-On event that was streamed around the globe to trigger the start of four months of illuminations. They included a consultant, frontline nurses, a hospital catering manager, extraordinary fundraisers, and a […]

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Winter Gardens has re-opened

The Winter Gardens Blackpool has re-opened with a revised Autumn programme featuring the latest cinema releases, live daily entertainment and an exhibition with the JORVIK Group, York. Live theatre is set to return from October with Sir Ranulph Fiennes confirmed to go ahead as well as two new shows from Steve Steinman including Anything for […]

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Nimble dance company moves out and moves online

The Assembly Rooms, in Lancaster, have been a long and proud home to Ludus Dance but they are now preparing to move out of the building and move on. As the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic unravelled, Ludus Dance like many other organisations had to change their working practices with staff home based and classes […]

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Blackburn Youth Zone ‘Get Stuck In’ summer success

Despite challenging times Blackburn Youth Zone have had a successful summer running the ‘Get Stuck In’ Programme funded by the Department of Education and brought to us by Spring North Blackburn. Blackburn Youth Zone implemented robust procedures to ensure they were able to safely open our doors for young people over the summer. The programme […]

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Telecoms training provider appoints has been appointed by telecoms education supplier Mpirical to help them market their training packages. Mpirical and – both with offices in Lancaster – will work together to promote 5G and 4G technology, as well as Mpirical’s OnlineAnytime on-demand video based trainingpackages. The telecoms training specialists deliver technical training globally covering 2G, 3G, […]

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Sports Direct and USC to open in Chorley town centre

Source: Chorley Council

Chorley Council has announced that the UK’s number 1 sporting goods retailer, Sports Direct and USC will be coming to Chorley town centre.  The well-known brands, both part of Frasers Group PLC, have agreed to take occupancy of two units in the new Market Walk extension, bringing an exciting range of both sporting and fashion brands to the town. […]

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