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South Ribble Borough Council launches ‘South Ribble Together’

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council launches ‘South Ribble Together’ – a dedicated programme of work to support the community through the on-going COVID-19 crisis South Ribble Together is a programme put in place by the council to help support the most vulnerable in the borough though the on-going COVID-19 crisis. Those struggling and looking for help […]

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VEKA UK Temporarily Close Operations due to COVID-19

VEKA UK has taken the decision to temporarily close operations at their Burnley site from Sunday 29th March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Government guidance. Dave Jones, Managing Director of VEKA UK explains “For over 30 years, VEKA UK, our customers and our people have faced a fair few challenges. And we’ve come […]

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Blackpool Armed Forces Week Cancelled

Source: VisitBlackpool

Blackpool’s annual celebration of Britain’s armed forces has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The week-long programme of events, which was due to take place from June 22-28, is the resort’s long-standing way of saying “thanks” to serving military personnel, veterans and cadets with a wide range of activities leading up to Armed Forces […]

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Changes to Blackpool Bus & Tram Services from Sunday 29th March

Blackpool Transport will make changes to its bus & tram services from Sunday 29th March to enable key workers to travel as safely as possible. The local bus company is reducing the frequency on its bus routes during the daytime, meaning there will be less services running each day. All tram services will be temporarily […]

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Pendle Council announces help for businesses

Source: Pendle Council

Businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors will receive 100% discount on their business rates in response to the effects of coronavirus on the economy. The discount which is set for 2020/21 means businesses such as shops including hair and beauty services, cafes and restaurants, cinema and music venues, hotels and B&Bs will not […]

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Changes to Preston Markets during Covid-19 Outbreak

Following recent Government advice regarding Covid-19 there will be a few changes at Preston Markets. The Market Hall will be operating at reduced hours and both the Outdoor and Second-hand markets will cease trading until further notice. From Tuesday 24 March 2020, the Market Hall at Preston Markets will reduce its opening hours to 8:00am […]

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Vouch for the future

People are being encouraged to support Lancashire’s pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, and venues through the COVID-19 pandemic by buying gift vouchers to use after the virus has run its course. In an effort to support the hospitality and leisure industry – and its many employees – during this incredibly challenging time for the sector, Lancaster […]

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Boost launches #AskForHelp to support Lancashire businesses

Lancashire’s £6m business growth hub is refocusing its service to give worried business owners a place to turn to during the current Coronavirus pandemic. The #AskForHelp campaign will include a dedicated helpline to advise companies in Lancashire about key business-related issues and connect them with experts from the public and private sector. A dedicated hub […]

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Govt business support launched today – 23 March

Source: HM Treasury, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, and The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP

Businesses will be able to access government support from today (Monday 23 March) to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will provide government-backed loans of up to £5 million to small and medium businesses. The Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing […]

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Brockholes donates to food bank

Food from the restaurant at the Brockholes Nature Reserve is helping struggling families during the Coronavirus crisis. The popular restaurant, on the nature reserve off the M6 in Preston, is one of thousands that closed indefinitely on Friday as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. So shelves full of food would have gone to waste […]

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Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival 2020 – Announcement

It is with much regret that we announce the postponement of the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival planned for June this year. Following the latest Government advice around the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic concerning large and small gatherings, it leaves us with no choice but to follow the advice and prioritise the health and wellbeing of […]

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Watch out for wildlife

People feeling isolated, trapped in their homes by the Coronavirus, can join a community which will benefit wildlife now and for future generations. The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is suggesting people use self-isolation as an opportunity to record some of the wildlife in their garden and surrounding area. With spring just […]

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