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5.3 million Brits plan domestic break for Platinum Jubilee weekend, bringing an £1.2 billion economic boost

Source: Visit England

A VisitEngland survey out today shows that 5.3 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday break in the UK during the extended Bank Holiday weekend for the Platinum Jubilee, bringing an estimated £1.2 billion boost to the economy. See our VisitLancashire Platinum Jubilee quide to events #InLancashire VisitEngland’s ‘Platinum Jubilee Weekend Trip Tracker’ survey […]

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Preston’s Making Homes from Houses Project wins national awards

Source: Preston City Council

Preston City Council’s Empty Homes Team have been recognised by the national Empty Homes Network, winning two awards and receiving a highly commended in a third category. Making Homes from Houses project is a collaboration between Preston City Council, Homes England and partners, Community Gateway Association, to turn empty dwellings into homes by transforming through […]

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Platinum Arty Party in Blackburn

The Mall Blackburn has teamed up with Blackburn BID to bring a Platinum Arty Party to the town to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s accession to the throne. Starting on Saturday 28th May and running through to Sunday 5th June, there will be plenty of free fun for everyone to get involved with as […]

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Lancashire artist creates stunning multisoundscape tapestry to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

  – Exhibiting at Blackburn Cathedral until 2023 – Renowned local artist Jamie Holman created the piece of art – Then embarks on a national and international tour A new monumental artwork titled ‘The Lancashire Tapestry’ celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, will be unveiled on 1st June at a very special ceremony at […]

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Official reopening of Astley Hall in Chorley

Source: Chorley Council

After two years of work to renovate and improve the visitor experience, Astley Hall was officially reopened, during a weekend of celebrations. Visitors were treated to two days of free entertainment in the grounds of Astley Hall, with Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP doing the official opening of the Hall at lunchtime on Saturday. He was […]

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Lancashire-based Mazuma Mobile wins leading national award

MAZUMA Mobile has been honoured at the industry’s leading awards ceremony. The Morecambe-based company staved off competition from some of the country’s top businesses to win the Best Secondary Market Provider category at this year’s national Mobile News Awards. It was one of the most hotly contested categories at this year’s glittering ceremony. Craig Smith, Managing Director […]

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Blackpool launches largest ever marketing campaign fronted by new ‘spokesbird’

Seagull Nigel reaffirms Blackpool’s status as the UK’s capital of fun and ultimate destination for families The £1.3 million campaign launches today (Monday 23 May) across TV, radio, social media and video-on-demand Watch the ad here: https://youtu.be/4ctOTU2m64w Blackpool today (Monday 23 May) launches its biggest ever marketing campaign Only in Blackpool – spearheaded by new […]

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Forbes Solicitors names Rigby as managing partner and expands exec team

Pauline Rigby has been named as managing partner of Forbes Solicitors, having been with the firm for 20 years since joining as a trainee. The firm has also expanded its executive team to drive further growth and continue to strengthen its people-centred culture. Pauline succeeds Daniel King, who remains as a key member of the firm’s […]

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Blackburn Youth Zone’s 10th Anniversary Ball raises £30,000

Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ) celebrate their 10th birthday year and on Saturday 14th May they celebrated this in style with their 10th-anniversary charity ball at Mytton Fold, Langho, organised by long term patrons, Blackburn pet food manufacturer, Pets Choice. The event attracted many local supporters who were delighted to celebrate the Youth Zone’s achievements and […]

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Real Ale meets real history in a new and unique Blackpool Tram experience

A new Heritage Tram experience is bringing history and real ale together for a unique cultural experience. The new Real Ale Tour means visitors to Blackpool can now enjoy local craft ale in the most unique, memorable setting, on board an iconic Blackpool tram! Guests will enjoy a scenic ride onboard a heritage tram, taking […]

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LEP CEO Sarah Kemp Appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor At Lancaster University

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

It has been announced today (18 May 2022) that Sarah Kemp, Chief Executive of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, has been appointed as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engagement at Lancaster University. She will succeed Professor Dame Sue Black, who has held the post since 2018. In her new role, due to commence in July, Sarah will provide […]

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Investment in immersive technology is just the tonic for UCLan’s medical students

Medical students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will soon be diagnosing heart attacks, treating sepsis and examining the respiratory system from the comfort of the classroom thanks to an investment in state-of-the-art virtual reality software. The technology, developed by UK-based Oxford Medical Simulation (OMS), allows students studying within UCLan’s School of Medicine to practise treating […]

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