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Forbes Solicitors sees commercial property deals bounce back to pre-pandemic levels

Forbes Solicitors advised on £22million worth of commercial property deals in December 2020, as the total value of monthly transactions returned to pre-COVID levels. Despite trading restrictions imposed by the Government’s coronavirus tiering system and a second national lockdown in December, the firm’s commercial property team recorded its busiest month of 2020. Instructions were completed […]

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British Open Dance Championships and Blackpool Junior Dance Festival to be rescheduled

It is with great regret that Blackpool Council and Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited announce that the 2021 British Open Dance Championships and The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival 2021 will be rescheduled due to public health concerns linked to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The 95th British Open Festival will be scheduled to commence on Tuesday 24 August through […]

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Grundy Art Gallery celebrates 110th anniversary with programme of special events

Grundy Art Gallery is delighted to unveil an exciting calendar of events to commemorate its 110th anniversary. The gallery and its collection was established in 1911 via a financial gift and donation of over 30 paintings by local brothers John and Cuthbert Grundy. 2021 therefore marks the 110th Anniversary of the gallery opening its doors […]

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Northern leaders to gather to set the agenda for post-pandemic growth

Invest North has unveiled an exceptional line-up of speakers for its first virtual conference which takes place in March. The event brings together the brightest minds and passionate voices of the North to set the agenda for what happens next. With lockdown restrictions expected to remain in place until March, the large-scale event is perfectly […]

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Preston named the best city to live and work in the North West

Source: Preston City Council

Preston has been named the best city to live and work in the North West in the Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index. Preston remains the highest performing city in the north-west, for the second time, and scored above average across a number of categories the public think are most important when it comes to […]

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Lancashire Solace gin reaches £30K milestone contribution to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Brindle Distillery, producers of the award-winning Cuckoo Gin in Lancashire, are so proud to announce that this week, during #cervicalcancerawarenessweek, we can confirm our 2020 donation to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is an amazing £4000, all from sales of our Cuckoo Solace Gin. This makes our total donation over £30k since Solace’s launch in late 2019.We will continue to […]

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Video games are helping young people to connect with nature in Lancashire

Playing on your computer has been seen as an isolated and indoors pastime, but The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is turning that around by employing games that will introduce users to nature and help their mental wellbeing. This year the Trust are launching their brand new Minecraft sessions as part of […]

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Monthly Eden Project North online community conversations to return

A programme of online community conversations around the Eden Project North proposals for Morecambe has been opened for registration today, with the first of the 2021 events taking place on Friday (January 22). The monthly forums, which are open to anyone interested in hearing the latest on Eden Project North and asking questions of the […]

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New fund to support future development of Blackpool Airport

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council has been successful in its bid for expert help and support with the future development of Blackpool Airport awarded through the Airfield Development Advisory Fund. The Airfield Development Advisory Fund (ADAF) provides eligible UK airfields and associated businesses access to professional and business advice to support their future development. The advice offered will […]

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Get close to nature with Bowland Festival

The new Festival Bowland programme is full of events celebrating the wildlife, landscape and heritage of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is set to run throughout 2021. Forest of Bowland AONB Project Officer, Sandra Silk, said, “Having a connection with nature and the environment can really help with our wellbeing. […]

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Applications open for round two of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

Applications are now open for the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, with a further £36 million available in grants to support heritage organisations across England survive the on-going impact of COVID-19 through April to June. Grants of between £10,000 – £3 million will be distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund […]

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UCLan works with NHS to address shortage of psychologists

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is working with North West NHS organisations to deliver a ground-breaking new career route for psychology graduates. From this month, NHS organisations will be able to offer training posts for the new role of Associate Psychological Practitioner (APP) and trainee APP. The new course aims to help address the […]

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