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Taste Lancashire celebrates the county in new Lancashire Cook Book

County food champions, Marketing Lancashire, have provided the introduction to the new Lancashire Cook Book – Second Helpings, as part of their Taste Lancashire campaign aimed at raising the profile of the county’s incredible food and drink and increasing food tourism. Second Helpings is the follow-up to Meze Publishing’s first Lancashire Cook Book which was […]

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DIY SOS calls on North West’s tradespeople for upcoming build in Blackburn with Darwen

DIY SOS, BBC One’s popular property renovation show, will head to Blackburn with Darwen later this year to take on an ambitious build to benefit a local charity. The programme is appealing for local tradespeople to volunteer their time to help complete the build in September. DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC Children in Need […]

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Heritage Open Days celebrates its 25th Anniversary

This year, Heritage Open Days will celebrate its 25th anniversary (13th-22nd September 2019) with ten days of FREE events! To celebrate Heritage Open Days have over 150 events planned in Lancashire, with highlights including Dob Croft Nature Reserve, Leighton Hall and the first public access to the Burnley Empire Theatre since 1995! Many of the venues […]

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HR Business set to recruit after Boost support

A HR consultancy built from scratch is planning to double its client-base to 120 in the next year after taking part in Boost’s Growth Support programme. Burnley-based CUBE HR is also planning to double its turnover as well as headcount. Founder Lisa Sourbutts recently took on a summer placement and plans to recruit a two […]

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Museums and art galleries see greatest increase in visitors

Source: VisitEngland

Visits to England’s attractions rose by 2% in 2018 with revenue up 2% on the previous year. England’s museums and art galleries saw the most significant growth in visitor numbers in VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey published today. The survey, which considers responses from more than 1,500 English attractions saw museums and art galleries perform particularly […]

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South Ribble Borough Council launches public consultation into the future of Worden Hall

The Council are looking for views from the public about the future use of Worden Hall, the historic centrepiece of the multiple Green Flag Award winning Worden Park. The consultation will run from 9am Monday 19 August to 9am Monday 9 September. People can share their views on the future of Worden Hall by completing […]

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Beloved Dukes’ park show returns in 2020

Source: Dukes Theatre

The Dukes’ beloved ‘Play in the Park’ will be back in summer 2020 with a brand-new production of Alice in Wonderland. The park show will return after a year’s hiatus, during which time The Dukes has been fundraising for new technical equipment to secure the future of this Lancaster tradition – raising more than £59,000 […]

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UCLan student’s animation gets VIP screening

Source: University of Central Lancashire

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) student’s animation skills will be a highlight of a major event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Beth Joy has created a 90 second animated film which tells the story of George Dewhurst, who was fighting for worker’s rights at one of the darkest times in […]

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Founding Lancashire Ambassadors Inaugural Meeting

Marketing Lancashire held the inaugural event for founding Lancashire Ambassadors to set a course for their new initiative, which will see leading business voices working together to amplify the county’s economic successes and enhance the profile and reputation of Lancashire as a place to live, visit, work, study and invest. Hosted by Rachel McQueen, Chief […]

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Big Blue Hotel’s five years of excellence

The Big Blue Hotel at Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year in a row. This follows on from the hotel being named the second best family hotel in the UK by the site’s Traveler’s Choice awards earlier this year. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honours select accommodations, […]

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Harris launches Preston bus station photographic competition

Source: Lancashire County Council

The Harris, in collaboration with In Certain Places, invite photographers of all ages and abilities to submit photographs of Preston Bus Station. These will be exhibited in the Harris on the stairway up to the first floor, as part of our celebration of Preston Bus Station in its 50th year. Your photographs can be of […]

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Nominate Your Tourism Superstar 2019

Source: Lancashire Tourism Awards

As part of this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards Marketing Lancashire launches the search for Lancashire’s Tourism Superstar 2019 in conjunction with media partner the Lancashire Post; the award for Tourism Superstar recognises people working in the tourism industry who go above and beyond to make sure visitors to Lancashire have an unforgettable experience. This is […]

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