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VEKA UK Group joins Lancashire Ambassadors

Source: Lancashire Ambassadors

Burnley-based VEKA UK Group, the world leader in the development of uPVC window systems has joined the county’s growing network of Lancashire Ambassadors, with MD Dave Jones as representative. Lancashire Ambassadors, launched by Marketing Lancashire, brings together Lancashire business leaders who share a passion for the county’s success and a desire to champion Lancashire’s world-leading […]

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New President for Lancaster and District Chamber

Mal Garnett was recently appointed as the new President of the Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), replacing Alistair Eagles who had presided over the presidency for the last two years. The AGM was held at the Best Western Lothersdale Hotel, which also features multi-award-winning Aspects Bar and […]

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The Whitaker in Rossendale wins £1.7m national lottery heritage grant

Source: Rossendale Borough Council

New life is to be breathed into buildings at one of Rossendale’s iconic tourism locations thanks to a £1.7million National Lottery Heritage Fund grant. Rossendale Borough Council worked in partnership with The Whitaker, in Rawtenstall, to secure the National Lottery Heritage Fund award to convert the former barn and stables and a further £189,950 of […]

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Acts and performers wanted for Chorley Live

Source: Chorley Council

ORGANISERS of the award-winning, two-day live music and entertainment event, Chorley Live, are encouraging local performers and talented individuals who would like to take part to come forward. Chorley Council is once again teaming up with the Creative Network to stage Chorley Live, the hit festival that attracted over 11,000 people to the town over […]

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Blackpool Museum to become a reality

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council has today been allocated £4 Million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the development of the Blackpool Museum Project. This is this final piece in a £13 Million funding jigsaw that will see the project become a reality. The Blackpool Museum Project will celebrate Blackpool as the UK’s most popular seaside destination […]

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Preston Guild Hall returns to Preston City Council

Source: Preston City Council

The administrator appointed for Preston Guild Hall, Beverley Budsworth, has formally agreed to forfeiture of the 999 year lease for the venue to Preston Guild Hall Limited, due to significant breaches of the lease agreement. This decision returns Preston Guild Hall to Preston City Council ownership, effective immediately. The Special Urgency Decision to re-claim Preston […]

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New £3m Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund

A new £3m fund is being launched in Greater Manchester and Lancashire to support more training in specialist digital skills for local people. Businesses, training providers, colleges and universities are being encouraged to work together to apply for grants of up to £180,000 from the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund to run innovative digital training […]

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New Director takes the reins at The Dukes

The Dukes has today announced that Karen O’Neill, formerly of the Lawrence Batley Theatre, will take the reign as the venue’s director from August. Karen will be taking on the new role at a pivotal moment for the Lancaster venue, overseeing the implementation and development of the new business model to ensure that The Dukes […]

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New Bid Director appointed for Lancashire 2025

Lancashire declared its intention to bid for UK City of Culture 2025 at a county-wide scale earlier this year. Marketing Lancashire today announced that the person chosen to develop that bid is Debbi Lander, an internationally renowned cultural producer and experienced director, with a successful track record in facilitating the access, distribution, promotion and economic […]

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Eden Project North planning process begins

The first planning report for the proposed Eden Project North attraction in Morecambe has been submitted to Lancaster City Council today. The Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report is the first stage in the preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment and planning application for Eden Project North. The report, submitted by Eden Project International Limited (EPIL), […]

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South Ribble set to approve programme of Green improvements

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

A consultation exercise which engaged approximately 900 residents across South Ribble was recently undertaken to understand what local residents and stakeholders thought about the council’s ‘Green Links’ proposals. The Green Links programme is a unique and innovative new approach designed to help improve the overall health and wellbeing of residents in South Ribble. It will […]

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Morecambe BID launches More-Cam

Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) has had three web-based cameras installed on the top of Treasure Island at the bottom of Euston Road in Morecambe. The cameras, overlooking the promenade and the bay, are intended to give the world a window on Morecambe, its beautiful views and sunsets, especially now that we are the focus […]

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