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Burnley’s education sector is raising aspirations in the borough

Burnley is at the centre of UCLan’s expansion plans, Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin has explained; There are many reasons why, including an engaged business community and the desire to raise aspirations across the borough; The borough was recently singled out by the Former Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Justine Greening, who said: “The […]

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Michelin Star chef Nigel Haworth backs Youth Zone Easter food initiative

Source: Blackburn Youth Zone

The Michelin-star Chef Nigel Haworth is backing Blackburn Youth Zone to feed over 4,000 families this Easter. Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Blackburn Youth Zone will deliver 500 food parcels containing all the ingredients to make a two-course meal for a family of four.  Blackburn Youth Zone is set to launch their ‘Zone to […]

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Lancashire building special relationship at Northern Asia Power Mission

Building on the success of the of the Northern Asian Power-list 2020 which showcased the incredible impact of the exceptional Asian business and cultural leaders across the Northern Powerhouse. We  are working in partnership with the UKIERI and the University of Delhi to host the Northern Asian Power Mission: India, a virtual 5 day trade event […]

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Northern leaders urge Government to fund Eden Project North

A letter signed by nearly 100 leaders, academics and educators urging the Government to provide funding for Eden Project North in its forthcoming Budget has been sent to the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer. The letter lays out the economic, environmental and social benefits the project will bring to Morecambe in Lancashire and […]

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Lancashire amongst best of UK tourism on virtual show at VisitBritain’s global trade event ‘ExploreGB’

Source: Visit Britain

VisitBritain is gearing up to host virtually its flagship global travel trade event ExploreGB from 1 to 5 March. VisitLancashire will be actively promoting the county with almost 50 pre-booked appointments ExploreGB Virtual is bringing together more than 350 global buyers to connect online with 350 tourism industry suppliers and destinations from across the UK […]

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Programme, Community and Engagement experts join the Lancashire 2025 bid team

Lancashire is bidding to become City of Culture in 2025; the first time a county-scale cultural programme will compete for the title and the first time a submission will have envisaged a county as one ‘virtual city’. Debbi Lander, Bid Director of Lancashire 2025 and Tony Attard, Chair of the Board of Lancashire 2025, have […]

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VEKA celebrates apprenticeships

VEKA plc, employer of 360 people at its headquarters in Burnley, celebrated National Apprenticeship Week shining a light on the apprentices working within the business.  With six apprenticeships currently running at VEKA in a range of areas from HR to IT to engineering, the company has a strong history of supportingand helping individuals build careers. […]

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Darwen-based e-liquids company’s rapid growth continues during lockdown

The UKs #1 e-liquid manufacturer Flavour Warehouse Ltd. has today snapped up Guildford based Vapouriz for an undisclosed sum to supercharge its expansion plans. The acquisition of Vapouriz is the third large-scale acquisition by the group in the last 18 months, following Total Vapour and Premier Vaping in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The Darwen based […]

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#RedefiningLancashire tourism & hospitality – Marketing Lancashire launches a county-wide recovery plan

With so much uncertainly still facing the tourism and hospitality industry and as the country awaits the government roadmap that we hope will at least give some more clarity, Marketing Lancashire has today launched ‘Redefining the Rule of Six – a recovery plan for Lancashire tourism and hospitality’. The tactical plan, developed in consultation with […]

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Government welcomes Eden Project North investment proposals

Plans for Eden Project North in Morecambe received a boost from the Government during an adjournment debate called by David Morris MP in the House of Commons on Wednesday.   Mr Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, made the case for the Government to invest in Eden Project North in his speech, outlining the projected […]

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Covid-19 scaleup recovery programme creates over 50 Lancashire jobs

A group of 21 of Lancashire’s fastest growing businesses are on course to create dozens of new jobs, expand their operations and develop new products and markets after taking part in a Lancashire County Council programme to fast-track their coronavirus recovery. The firms received tailored support to help them return to sustained high growth quickly […]

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Blackpool Illuminations extended again for 2021 season

Source: Visit Blackpool

Blackpool’s annual Illuminations display is to be extended by two months for a second consecutive year. VisitBlackpool announced today that the Illuminations season will start on Friday 3 September and run until Monday 3 January, 2022. The two-month extension is intended to give the resort’s hard-hit tourism industry an added boost with the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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