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La Locanda’s campaign for a healthier future

Taste Lancashire Ambassador and Agrichef Maurizio Bocchi successfully launched his Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a Healthier Future campaign at his Ribble Valley restaurant, La Locanda on Monday 18th September 2023. Olive oil has been on our supermarket shelves and in our kitchens for many years. A staple ingredient that is gaining increasing attention in the media […]

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A rosy outlook for award-winning Lancashire Inn & Restaurant with rooms

The family-owned and run, Longlands Inn & Restaurant at Tewitfield, is one of only three businesses in North Lancashire to receive a highly prestigious ROSE Award from national tourism organisation, VisitEngland this year. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards are handed out every year to a select number of accommodation providers to recognise the […]

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Award-Winning Events Company, Crafty Vintage, Celebrates 13 Remarkable Years

Ribble Valley based Crafty Vintage, the award-winning events company, is celebrating a remarkable 13 years in business. Founded by Laura, Dave, and Dan Johnson, Crafty Vintage has become a stalwart in our community, known for curating exceptional events throughout the UK. To commemorate this milestone, Crafty Vintage is excited to be celebrating at Whalley Artisan […]

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Bumper year for finalists in Events and Taste Lancashire Producer categories of #LTA23

Today, Marketing Lancashire, organisers of Lancashire’s county-wide awards for tourism and hospitality businesses, announced another raft of finalists in what have turned out to be three of this year’s most popular categories of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023. The annual awards recognise the success and achievements of Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality businesses in a wide […]

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Encounter Festival 2023 declared a resounding success

The curtains have closed on another spectacular edition of Encounter Festival, and the resounding verdict is in – the festival has once again exceeded all expectations, leaving attendees with great memories and a deep appreciation for the power of art and community. The three-day extravaganza, which took place from September 15th to 17th, transformed the […]

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Pendle Doors reveals latest collaboration with Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone

Pendle Doors, a prominent UK door manufacturing company, is thrilled to unveil its latest collaboration with Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone. This partnership signifies a substantial stride in Pendle Doors’ unwavering dedication to positively impacting the lives of young individuals and fostering their ambitions within the Blackburn and Darwen boroughs.  With roots tracing back to the 1950s, Pendle […]

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Rural business grants now available in Chorley

Source: Chorley Council

Expressions of interest are now open for rural businesses across Chorley to apply for grant funding through the Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF). Chorley Council has been awarded funding from the Government’s Rural England Prosperity Fund to help supercharge growth and create employment opportunities for the borough’s rural areas. A total of £400,000 has been […]

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Gisburn Forest is location for all-terrain wheelchair demo

Source: Forest of Bowland AONB

Gisburn Forest near Slaidburn will be the venue for an all-terrain wheelchair demonstration day on Wednesday 11th October, offering a great chance for people to try vehicles out for themselves. There is such a variety of specialist all-terrain wheelchairs now available, which have been carefully designed to be able to travel over a wide range […]

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Chorley’s Wigan Lane Sports and Community facility officially opened

Friday (15 Sept) saw the official unveiling of the Wigan Lane Sports and Community Hub following a £800k investment, part-funded by Chorley Council, Chorley Bowmen and a £100k investment from Sport England. Chorley Council, working in partnership with Steve Wells Associates and Chorley Bowmen have delivered a new pavilion encompassing a community space, toilets, kitchen, […]

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UCLan welcomes first cohort of vet degree students

The first cohort of veterinary medicine students has enrolled at the country’s newest vet school. A total of 78 undergraduates have signed up to study on the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) five-year Bachelor Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS) degree. The innovative nature of the new course will see the students, who will be based […]

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Seven year old Lancaster boy wins Prime Minister Award

PINT-SIZED fundraiser Oscar Burrow was shocked and delighted to receive a coveted award from the Prime Minister. Oscar, seven, of Lancaster, hit headlines across the globe earlier this year when he completed a mammoth endurance challenge, climbing 12 UK mountains to the height of Mt Everest. The daring feat didn’t go unnoticed, and Oscar’s family […]

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Arts Council funding to bring engaging cultural projects to Burnley

Two Arts Council grants totaling almost £100,000 will fund projects encouraging locals to take pride in their borough and giving them easier access to cultural events and performances often associated with places bigger than Burnley. The money is funding two projects – the Burnley Pride of Place Project portraying the borough through the lens of […]

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