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Redevelopment work underway at Ski Rossendale

Source: Rossendale Council

Builders have moved on site at Ski Rossendale this week as the next phase of the Rawtenstall-based outdoor ski centre’s exciting redevelopment plans get underway. As part of the latest work the facility’s existing reception, toilets and ski hire will be demolished and replaced with a purpose-built ski centre building which will provide an improved […]

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The Whitaker awarded ‘High Standard’ status from Arts Council

  Following a recent review of the Accredited status of The Whitaker Museum, considered by a panel appointed by Arts Council England, ‘Full Accreditation’ status has been awarded to The Whitaker for the next 3 years. In their report, issued last week, the panel congratulated The Whitaker Group, who stepped in to manage the site […]

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Edge Hill University wins Global excellence award

  Edge Hill University has been acknowledged as one of the world’s finest teaching institutions, winning a Global Teaching Excellence Spotlight Award in recognition of ‘the quality of support and engagement infrastructure for students.’ The prestigious award was announced on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at a ceremony in Edinburgh. The Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA) recognise […]

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Lancashire Encounter encourages you to be creative in 2018

Source: Preston City Council

Back by popular demand, supported by Arts Council Funding and sponsorship, Lancashire Encounter is a high quality, three day festival showcasing arts, culture and communities from across Lancashire, and it all takes place in Preston city centre. Lancashire Encounter, which takes place from September 21st – 23rd, was successfully piloted in 2015 and the first […]

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Cheers to Alex as he takes home top award

Moor Hall’s head sommelier has been crowned the Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year. Talented Alex Freguin faced a gruelling process that started in April. There were 12 finalists who battled it out at London’s Savoy Hotel on July 16th to get one of the final three spots. The trio then had to complete a […]

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Winners of Pendle Business Awards 2018

Source: Pendle Council

  The winners of Pendle Business Awards 2018 were revealed at a glittering ceremony at the Fence Gate Inn on 5 July. BBC North West Tonight’s Beccy Barr hosted the black-tie event organised jointly by Pendle Council and Pendle Vision Board. Shortlisted businesses were joined by the borough’s dignitaries, judges and sponsors at the Fence […]

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Three South Ribble parks scoop Green Flag awards

Source: South Ribble Council

  The flags are flying high in South Ribble, with today’s news that three council parks have been ranked among the best in the UK. The borough has scooped three prestigious Green Flag Awards – the gold standard for parks and open spaces – for Worden Park in Leyland, Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve, and Hurst […]

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Green Flag recognition for Preston parks

Source: Preston City Council

    Seven parks and open spaces across Preston have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. The newest award is for Moor Park, following its recent Heritage Lottery funded restoration. The sites are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will […]

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Northcote launches new literary festival

This August, luxury boutique hotel, Northcote is launching a major new literary event – The Ribble Valley Literary Festival bringing together distinguished authors including The Countess of Carnarvon, Helena Attlee, Felix Francis and Salley Vickers and legendary broadcaster Nicholas Parsons. Guests are invited to hear each author talk about their life as a writer and […]

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Lancashire ‘Careers Hub’ to transform careers education

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

A new Careers Hub to help transform careers education for young people in Burnley, Pendle and Blackpool has been announced. Developed by The Careers & Enterprise Company, and to be overseen by the Lancashire LEP’s Skills & Employment Hub, the Careers Hub will cover three Lancashire regions – Burnley, Pendle and Blackpool. It will be […]

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Record employability score for UCLan graduates

95.5% of full-time, first-degree UK based graduates went into employment or further study within six months of graduation University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduates have received a timely boost to their job prospects after the institution received its best graduate employability score. According to new figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 95.5% […]

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UCLan launches ‘One Health’ strategy

University to take leading role in tackling serious issues affecting the health and wellbeing of residents The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has marked the 70th anniversary of the formation of the NHS by launching its ‘One Health’ strategy to transform the landscape of health and social care across the North West. UCLan is the […]

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