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Blackpool ‘We’re good to go’- even the donkeys

One of Blackpool’s most enduring attractions has joined the growing list of tourism businesses signed up the new We’re Good To Go COVID-safe industry standard. Around 300 businesses across the resort have signed up to the VisitEngland standard within a week of its launch including hotels, B&Bs, visitor attractions, restaurants, bars and amusement centres. And […]

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Conservatives return to Blackpool

Conservative Party Co-Chairman, Amanda Milling MP, has today announced the Conservative Party will host its Spring Forum in Blackpool in 2022. Conservative Spring Forum provides an excellent opportunity for members, organisations and the press to engage with the Party and hear about new ideas and policies. The Spring Forum will see a series of key […]

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Lavender Hotel Group is preparing to open its doors once again

After nearly 3 months closed to the general public, family owned and north-west based Lavender Hotel Group is preparing to open its doors once again. Like all UK hotel operators Lavender Hotels have been closed to the public since lockdown first began on the 24th March. However, as the governments recent easing of further social […]

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It’s Like a New Beginning as Leighton Hall reopens

Treasured local heritage attraction Leighton Hall near Carnforth is reopening after nearly four agonising months of lockdown. To the relief and delight of visitors, staff, volunteers, and the family, the award-winning seat of the Gillow furniture making dynasty will reopen on July 16th Having been working hard putting in safeguarding measures, visitors will again be […]

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Burnley 2nd place for high street recovery

Source: Burnley Borough Council

Burnley’s high street is recovering well following the COVID-19 lockdown In joint second place for high street recovery, according to Centre for Cities It’s also in 6th place for largest increase in footfall since non-essential shops reopened on 15th June Burnley is so far bouncing back well from the COVID-19 lockdown, with its high street […]

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Blackpool cancels 2020 Ride the Lights

Source: Visit Blackpool

Blackpool’s annual Ride the Lights event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which gives cyclists of all ages and ability an opportunity to ride on a traffic-free promenade a few days ahead of the official Switch-On of the Blackpool Illuminations, attracts up to 15,000 people. It was due to take place […]

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Marketing Lancashire welcomes ‘mini budget’ from Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire comments on today’s (8/7/2020)  mini-budget from Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. “We very much welcome the announcements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today, particularly related to the VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sector and the ‘Eat out to help out’ initiative. The former […]

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Forbes Solicitors appointed to national housing framework

Forbes Solicitors has been named on the Central Housing Investment Consortium Ltd (“CHIC”) framework which reflects the firm’s deep expertise and track record in the sector across its specialist teams.   CHIC is a consortium of Registered Providers and has around 90 members across the UK.  Members can access and instruct legal services via the framework, […]

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The Harris announces phased reopening

The Harris will welcome visitors back to its Grade 1 building on Saturday 11 July as part of a phased reopening. The ground floor will open first, with the main library offering a book lending and returns service. The shop will also open for purchases and there will be a takeaway café service, both accepting contactless […]

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Blackpool businesses sign up to national mark of confidence

Blackpool’s tourism industry has finally reopened – with around 150 businesses already signed up to a new COVID-Safe industry standard. Many of the resort’s key attractions – including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool Piers, Coral Island and Madame Tussauds – put out the welcome mat at the weekend along with hotels, […]

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Blackpool Illuminations to celebrate UK’s corona heroes new bring on the light branding for 2020 display

Source: Visit Blackpool

As the nation prepares to salute the NHS on its 72nd birthday this weekend, Blackpool has announced that its annual Blackpool Illuminations display will incorporate a special tribute to the UK’s care heroes. The autumn display, which will be presented under a theme of Bring On The Light, will celebrate the extraordinary efforts of the […]

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Destination Management Organisations call for government package of support to help the tourism industry survive the winter

Destination Management Organisations from across the country have joined together to back a campaign encouraging government to ensure the tourism sector is supported through Winter 2020. Last month a petition was launched by Tim Farron MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale alongside Cumbria Tourism, the county’s destination management organisation, asking visitors, businesses and partners to show […]

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