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New Finalists and an exciting new venue announced for the 2022 Lancashire Tourism Awards

Today (Monday 3rd October 2022), Marketing Lancashire, the county’s tourist board and destination management organisation, announced the remaining finalists in the annual Lancashire Tourism Awards, which will now see around 65 businesses from across Lancashire progressing to the next stage of the competition in 21 categories. In addition, Marketing Lancashire is delighted to announce that […]

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Historic conservatory ‘reborn’ as contemporary business and social venue

Source: Leighton Hall

Rising like a phoenix from decades of decay, after months of careful restoration work, the historic conservatory at Leighton Hall has been given a new lease of life as a contemporary, sustainable and flexible meeting space, business hub and events venue. Like many historic buildings, the materials used in the stunning Victorian conservatory were feeling […]

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New Lancashire tourism figures for 2021 show sector in post-pandemic recovery

with 34m more visitor days and nights than in 2020* and more than double the 2020 economic impact  The county’s annual STEAM report, which evaluates the volume and value of visitors to Lancashire, has been released today by Marketing Lancashire.  The report analyses data from tourism and hospitality businesses gathered for 2021 and shows the […]

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Crowds flock to Burnley Vintage Car Show

Crowds flocked to the Burnley Vintage Car Show on Saturday 24th September to enjoy a revved up day of fun for the whole family. Held in the town centre from 11am-4pm, the event featured a range of classic machines for visitors to see up close, while the Burnley Leisure dinosaurs and Burnley Alliance Silver Band […]

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Lancashire high growth companies create almost 200 jobs following county council-backed scaleup support

High-growth companies from across Lancashire have commended the impact of a strategic scaleup support service which has helped them to accelerate staff and turnover growth since its introduction. Two Zero is a business support service specifically for scaleup business leaders in Lancashire. It was launched by Lancashire County Council in January 2020. Its mission is […]

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Windy Harbour Development joins Partington’s now eight-strong group of parks across the North West.

Source: The Partington Group

The Partington Group is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of the Windy Harbour Development Site which surrounds the group’s existing Windy Harbour Holiday Park. Planning permission has been secured for development of the 165-acre land to build a luxury Holiday experience which will cater for 495 lodges incorporating premium leisure facilities.  The family fun business […]

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£19m Lancaster University Cyber Investment Announced

Lancaster University has unveiled a multi-million-pound investment in its data and cyber security research, teaching and innovation capabilities to support the government’s incoming National Cyber Force and the development of the North West Cyber Corridor. The £19m Security and Protection Science at Lancaster initiative will help build on the University’s credentials as a world leader […]

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Plans submitted for new cricket facilities in Lancashire

Source: Lancashire County Council

A planning application has been submitted to create a new high-quality sports facility in the heart of the county. Led by Lancashire County Council, the proposed development for Lancashire Cricket will bring together elite and community cricket on a site at Farington. The aim is to establish a new year-round facility, which would host a […]

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Forbes Solicitors hosts PILS and Law Society President as it promotes Preston as a centre of legal excellence

Forbes Solicitors welcomed the President for the Law Society of England and Wales, I. Stephanie Boyce, along with the Preston Incorporated Law Society (PILS) to its new offices in Preston as it continues to support the city’s standing as a centre of legal excellence. The Lancashire-headquartered law firm, which works with clients across the region […]

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Marketing Lancashire mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster

Marketing Lancashire joins the country, and people all around the world, in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  Her Majesty kept her solemn vow to serve her people and country until her death and no other public servant could have been more loyal and dedicated.  She presided over a transformative period in our history […]

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Forbes Solictors helps with expansion of The Clubhouse

Forbes Solicitors has helped independent coffee shop The Clubhouse expand into Leeds with the completion of a new long-term lease Located at 8a St Paul’s Street – part of Schroder’s recently refurbished One East Parade – the new opening marks the second store for The Clubhouse, which first opened in Skipton in July 2018. The […]

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New tourist information point for Garstang Library

Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council are working together to transform the way customers access information about the local area with plans to relocate tourist information provision to Garstang Library. Currently based at the Visit Garstang Centre in Cherestanc Square, which the council leases from Booths, a new tourist information point has been proposed for […]

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