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Cuckoo Gin is the Bee’s Knees!

Cask Aged Cuckoo Sunshine Gin has been awarded the BEST Gin in England in the Matured Category at the World Gin Awards 2020. The limited-Edition Cask Aged Sunshine Gin will now compete against winners from various other countries across the world in February to win the crown of World’s Best Gin. Diversification has always been […]

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Joint offer when visiting Lancaster Castle and the Judges’ Lodgings Museum

Visitors to Lancaster’s Judges’ Lodgings Museum will soon be able to get a discount on the entrance price if they also visit Lancaster Castle. At its meeting yesterday (Thursday 16 January), cabinet agreed to reduce the ticket price from £3 to £2, as long as a ticket is also bought to visit the nearby castle. […]

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Get set for an all-star Pride Blackpool Weekend!

Source: VisitBlackpool

A host of internationally-acclaimed music stars are lined up for Pride Blackpool’s biggest ever weekend. The festival will open on the night of Friday 5 June on the Tower Festival Headland with performances by two of the UK’s most enduring music acts – Right Said Fred and Marc Almond. Then, on the Saturday night, June […]

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Green League success for UCLan

University rated in the top third nationally according to the latest People and Planet Green League  The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) green credentials have once again been recognised in a national league table. UCLan has been rated in the top third nationally, second best in the North West and was awarded a 2:1 degree […]

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WOW WEEKENDS RETURN TO BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH

Half price WOW Weekend wristbands are back at Blackpool Pleasure Beach! Visitors can enjoy access to all of their favourite rides at the UK’s favourite amusement park for just £19.50, when booked online in advance. Running from Saturday 15th February to Sunday to 29th March, the park will be open every weekend, boasting fun for […]

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The Whitaker embarks on a year of significant change.

Almost 7 years on from being rescued from closure, 2020 will be a year of significant change and growth for The Whitaker, Rossendale’s Museum & Art Gallery located on Haslingden Road in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. Since it’s take over in 2013, this historic site and museum has seen visitor numbers soar from 9,000 to 40,000 and […]

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National restaurant chain all set to open in Chorley

Source: Chorley Council

National restaurant chain Loungers is all set to open the doors of its Calico Lounge in Chorley town centre. Expected to open on 15 January 2020, the Calico Lounge will occupy the stand-alone unit within the Market Walk extension on Union Street and will create 25 jobs for local people. Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of […]

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New decade and another five stars for Lancashire holiday village

The family-owned, Lancashire holiday business, Ribby Hall Village, has entered the new decade with a spring in its step, having been awarded a Five Star rating from Visit England for the eleventh consecutive year, maintaining its position as the only five-star Holiday Village in the North West of England. The rating was confirmed following a […]

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Preston-based marketing agency benefits from Boost

A Preston-based marketing agency has increased its turnover after receiving mentoring support through Boost – Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Aggressive Growth Marketing Ltd (AGM) now aims to reach a turnover target of £5m over the next five years and has created two additional jobs, bringing the team to seven. Kelly Bolton set up the business […]

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SEA LIFE Blackpool unveils amazing Annual Pass offer to celebrate 30th Anniversary

Aquarists at SEA LIFE Blackpool are celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and to mark the milestone they have unveiled their best-ever annual pass offer…for an amazing £16.50. Yes, that’s almost the same price it would have back in 1990 when it first opened! And it gives you unlimited access to the popular seafront aquarium […]

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Blackpool’s first museum reveal name and brand

Source: Blackpool Council

Exciting details about Blackpool’s first museum were officially revealed today (Thursday 9 January) at an entertaining and dynamic event held at The Blackpool Tower Circus. Invited guests heard about the £13m museum’s vibrant new name ‘SHOWTOWN’ and found out more about the colourful, bold and playful brand which reflects the spirit and aim of the […]

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Brew + Bake re-launch in new location at Preston Markets

Source: Preston City Council

Brew + Bake have successfully moved to their new stall in the Market Hall and will be open for business from Friday 10th January. Within their new corner unit, which backs onto Pickles, Brew + Bake are launching a new food and drink menu which is available to sit in or take away. Julie Fausset, […]

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