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Morecambe Bay/Cedric Robinson book shortlisted for top honour

A book revealing the changes in and around Morecambe Bay through the observations of former Queen’s Guide to the Sands Cedric Robinson is in the running for a prestigious national award. ‘Sands of Time,’ written by award-winning journalist and author Lindsay Sutton, is on the three-strong shortlist for the British Guild of Travel Writers’ ‘Travel […]

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Hampton by Hilton opens new property in Blackburn, Lancashire

Blackburn, Lancashire, UK – Thursday 3rd December, 2020 – Today, Hampton by Hilton – Blackburn opens its doors to guests. Owned by Monte Hospitality and managed by leaf HOSPITALITY, Hampton by Hilton Blackburn features 152 modern and spacious rooms, providing high-quality accommodation, value-added amenities and thoughtful guest service. “At Hampton by Hilton Blackburn, guests will […]

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UCLan academics publish new book which delves into all aspects of cybercrime

Academic staff from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have provided a disturbing glimpse of a post-COVID world thanks to a new book on cybercrime.     Rethinking Cybercrime: Critical Debates, published by Palgrave Macmillan, has been edited by UCLan’s Dr Tim Owen, Reader in Criminology, and Jess Marshall, Senior Lecturer in Social Science.   Drawing on selected papers from previous cybercrime conferences, the book provides a contemporary […]

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UCLan landmark agreement with Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry

Initiative aims to spark a new wave of creative entrepreneurs in the both the UK and Uzbekistan Celebrating International Education Week, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry (TITLI), Uzbekistan. The televised signing of the agreement, which took place at the […]

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Forbes adds value to accountancy firm office move

Forbes Solicitors has advised accountancy firm NR Barton on the lease of its new 5,341 sq ft state-of-the-art offices at Wigan Pier Business Park. The chartered accountants are moving to Waterside House at the business park after spending 50 years at their current offices in Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan. Paul Farrington, partner at NR Barton, said: […]

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Tourism study confirms Covid-19 ‘tectonic shift’ across the North

Half of hospitality and leisure businesses across north of England were trading at a loss of over 60% for 10 weeks out of 16-week survey Businesses expect revenue to recover in January 2022, compared to previous outlook of July 2021 at start of study, as a third of businesses report forward bookings for first quarter […]

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Last few Lancashire places available as Govt-backed peer support scheme sees high demand

·      Demand high for 34 Peer Network groups ·      Fully funded by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ·      Led by Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub   A fully-funded business support programme giving Lancashire businesses the opportunity to learn from each other, solve common challenges and build resilience has seen huge demand across the county. Peer Networks will […]

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Culture Recovery Fund will bring Blackpool Tower back to former glory

· The home of British ballroom dancing will receive £764,000 from the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund · Funding will restore period plasterwork to bring the Blackpool Tower Ballroom back to its former glory · Major grant announced as Strictly Come Dancing celebrates iconic venue with studio special The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is the latest venue to receive […]

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FW Capital marks 10 years and half a billion pounds of support for Northern economy

Since its inception in 2010, FW Capital has helped to boost the economy of the North of England by almost half a billion pounds. During its ten years of support for SMEs across the North, FW Capital has loaned more than £170m to over 650 businesses and has leveraged private sector investment of over £300m. […]

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Live Eden Project North conversation to take place next week

The Eden Project and its partners in the North West will be hosting an open online conversation to give people the latest news on plans for Eden Project North on Thursday (November 26). The conversation about the Morecambe project will take place over Zoom at 12.30pm and will feature speakers including: David Harland, Chief Executive […]

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Business confidence key to North West recovery

Business confidence is key to aiding the North West’s recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released today by Forbes Solicitors. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of respondents – polled as part of the law firm’s inaugural Reinvention and Resilience Top 50 report – believe that without business confidence companies will shy […]

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Lancaster-based Novi.Digital win prestigious DADI Award

Novi.Digital are proud to have been awarded the DADI Award for “Most effective use of paid media” for their work with English Lakes Hotels. Since starting work in September 2017, Novi.Digital’s award-winning campaign has achieved an astounding 2000% ROI and continues to provide excellent results today. Novi.Digital’s Google Search campaign for English Lakes Hotels was […]

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