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New fund to support future development of Blackpool Airport

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council has been successful in its bid for expert help and support with the future development of Blackpool Airport awarded through the Airfield Development Advisory Fund. The Airfield Development Advisory Fund (ADAF) provides eligible UK airfields and associated businesses access to professional and business advice to support their future development. The advice offered will […]

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Get close to nature with Bowland Festival

The new Festival Bowland programme is full of events celebrating the wildlife, landscape and heritage of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is set to run throughout 2021. Forest of Bowland AONB Project Officer, Sandra Silk, said, “Having a connection with nature and the environment can really help with our wellbeing. […]

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Applications open for round two of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

Applications are now open for the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, with a further £36 million available in grants to support heritage organisations across England survive the on-going impact of COVID-19 through April to June. Grants of between £10,000 – £3 million will be distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund […]

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UCLan works with NHS to address shortage of psychologists

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is working with North West NHS organisations to deliver a ground-breaking new career route for psychology graduates. From this month, NHS organisations will be able to offer training posts for the new role of Associate Psychological Practitioner (APP) and trainee APP. The new course aims to help address the […]

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UCLan childbirth research team receives Bill and Melinda Gates research award

Research academics at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are celebrating today having received a prestigious grant worth $80,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. UCLan’s Research in Childbirth and Health group (ReaCH) led by Soo Downe, Professor of Midwifery Studies, was one of only five teams worldwide be awarded the funding under one […]

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UCLan academic is youngest ever opposition peer in the House of Lords

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) academic has been appointed the youngest opposition life peer in the House of Lords. The announcement confirming the new honour for Wajid Khan, a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MA in Community Leadership Programme, was made by the Prime Minister’s Office recently. The 41-year-old, who is also […]

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Preston-based Soap Media ends the year with triple awards glory

Digital marketing agency Soap Media has started 2021 on a high with three highly regarded industry accolades. The Preston based firm, which also has an office in Manchester, has secured two global Clutch awards and a nomination in the Drum’s Top 100 Independent Agencies. A nomination in the Drum Top 100 is particularly impressive for Soap. […]

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Brindle grandma makes festive scrubs for children’s hospice

A Brindle grandmother has brought smiles to the faces of sick children this Christmas… by making festive scrubs for every member of staff at her local children’s hospice. Kind-hearted Pat Fleming ran up more than 60 scrubs in a range of festive fabrics to ensure that children spending the Christmas period in the hospice could […]

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Lancashire hotel to hold Christmas in the Spring

A North Lancashire hotel is to hold a re-run of Christmas Day in the spring of 2021 to allow families and friends who have missed out this year due to the pandemic to get together and celebrate. Morecambe’s art-deco Midland Hotel is planning a Christmas lunch experience with all the trimmings, and has set the provisional […]

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Peer Networks are set to drive SME growth in Lancashire

Peer Networks are set to drive SME growth in Lancashire as small and medium sized business owners work together to navigate their challenges and adapt to the ‘new normal’. Throughout Lancashire, business owners are coming together in small groups to learn from and support each other as they work together on important challenges and opportunities, […]

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Beacon of Hope and Community in the West End of Morecambe

For the past 17 years More Music has organised the Winter Lantern Festival with its lantern parade through the streets of the West End of Morecambe. It has been a magical and memorable start to the festive season for residents and school children, a true community celebration.  This year in its place, More Music has […]

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VEKA donation provides local children with meals this Christmas

VEKA plc, the UK’s leading uPVC window supplier based in the heart of Burnley, has donated £3200 to local foodbanks helping provide meals for children throughout the Christmas holidays. Khaleel Mahmood, Head of Commercial Support at VEKA led the initiative having been part of the NCM Foodbank since 2019. Khaleel’s involvement in supporting and helping […]

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