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Harris Your Place Calls Out for Critical Friend and Project Advisory Group Members

Source: Harris Your Place

Harris Your Place is the ambitious project redefining the city of Preston, reinventing the Harris as a 21st-century community, cultural and learning space. Due to re-open in 2024, the Harris remains focused on delivering services to the local community. Following the Harris’ Community Empowerment Guidelines, two new opportunities have emerged to apply to become a […]

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Blackpool Illuminations extended again for 2023 season

Source: Visit Blackpool

Blackpool’s annual Illuminations display will once again be extended by two months after another dramatic rise in visitor numbers over the winter months. Blackpool Council has announced that the Illuminations season will start on Friday 1 September and run until Monday 1 January, 2024. The decision follows the release of new figures showing an 18 […]

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Festival investment reaps rewards for Morecambe

Morecambe’s Vintage by the Sea Festival generated more than £1.5 million for the local economy and attracted 45,000 people, a new report shows. As curators and producers Deco Publique enter the 10th founding year of the award-winning festival, they are sharing the many successes of the event which returned last September after a two-year Covid […]

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Community donation pushes button on new Education Centre and Studio Theatre in Lytham

The Lowther Pavilion Theatre & Gardens are thrilled to announce a major donation that will see building work commence on the new Education Centre and Studio Theatre this summer. The Windmill Community Benefit Society are supporting the construction of the shell of the new Education Centre and Studio Theatre with a massive donation of £180,000 […]

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Festival of Making 2023 dates revealed

The fifth edition of the National Festival of Making weekend will return to Blackburn, Lancashire on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of July 2023! 🎉 With a programme that combines art, manufacturing, making and communities, the festival weekend will present a participatory festival programme celebrating making in all its forms. The National Festival of Making is […]

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Special international recognition for UCLan Lord

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) academic, who is the youngest opposition life peer in the House of Lords, has been recognised with an international honorary award. Lord Wajid Khan, a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MA in Community Leadership, has received the University of Gujrat’s first ever Honorary Doctorate. The honour was […]

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Accrington manufacturer doubles staff and gains global customers with Access to Finance support

An Accrington company which manufactures steel workspaces and stations is experiencing sustained turnover and staff growth after moving into a larger unit it purchased with the help of a Lancashire County Council finance service. Truesteel was formed in 1998 but began manufacturing its own custom workspace furniture around ten years ago. Its customers include Rolls […]

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Winter Gardens Blackpool begins first phase of major renovation works

Approval of over £1.7M capital investment for the venue gives the green light for the first of over 40 transformation projects The green light for over £1.7M worth of capital spend has allowed the first phase of work to begin at Winter Gardens Blackpool as part of a major investment programme in the venue. The […]

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£440m investment in final phase of £1.3bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme announced

Source: Manchester Airports Group

MAG (Manchester Airports Group) today announced a £440m investment in Manchester Airport that will create thousands of jobs and unlock billions of pounds of economic value for the North over the next decade. The investment will transform the passenger experience at the UK’s third largest airport, with new spacious facilities, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and […]

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Taste Lancashire Ambassadors triumph at national Gastropub Awards

Lancashire pubs dominate the top 10 in the prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs 2023, awarded last night (23 January) in Suffolk*, with Parkers Arms in Newton-In-Bowland, taking the much-prized number 1 top spot. Parkers Arms was voted number 1 UK Gastropub by pub industry peers, with the Freemasons at Wiswell winning 3rd place and […]

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East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce welcomes four new members to their team

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce are thrilled to announce the addition of four new members to their team, with Mark Greenhalgh joining as Training Business Development Manager, Jemma Chadwick as Marketing Executive, Stephen Lane as Membership Recruitment Executive and finally, Maisy Hargreaves as Low Carbon Energy & Environment Advisor Apprentice. Each are an exciting investment […]

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National green energy firm reports record turnover and massive recruitment drive

National green energy firm MEG (Making Energy Greener) who have their HQ in Preston, has announced a record turnover of £6.2m in 2021, compared to £1.7m the year before, representing a 264% increase. This turn-over figure is also set to rise to £8.5m at the end of this financial year, which fits in with the […]

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