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Footfall in Chorley town centre significantly up

Source: Chorley Council

Footfall in Chorley town centre was up significantly during the first week of December compared to the same week in previous years.   Visitor numbers increased over 6%, with Tuesday (market day) and Saturday being the more popular days for shoppers.   This increase in town centre visitors comes a week after the opening of […]

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New businesses enjoying life at Strawberry Fields

A brand-new development in Lancashire is now home to some of the region’s top creative and digital businesses as new tenants are starting to move in. The Strawberry Fields Digital Hub, just off the M61 and M6 motorways, has already seen businesses creating new jobs in the first few weeks and there are exciting plans […]

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VEKA UK flies the flag for Lancashire in more ways than one

Source: VEKA

Burnley-based PVCu profile manufacturer VEKA UK demonstrated the company’s pride in its Lancashire roots once again, by marking Lancashire Day and Lancashire Business Day in style. As an official Patron for Lancashire Business Day 2019, November 27th saw VEKA join other proud regional businesses in celebrating all the heritage, innovation and opportunity that Lancashire is […]

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Trailblazers inspire next generation

A group of trailblazing women from the gaming industry have shared their life stories and inspired the next generation at a special event at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) The first Women in Games Careers event welcomed a host of successful game developers to UCLan’s Preston Campus. The inspirational figures spoke to a large […]

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Turfed out in the cold… and thousands raised for charity

Source: VEKA

A cold November night saw Ten VEKA UK employees join the annual Turf Sleepout to raise funds and awareness for three regional charities tackling homelessness. Fundraisers braved the low temperatures on November 15th to sleep pitchside at the Burnley FC Ground for the benefit of Burnley FC in the Community, Emmaus Burnley, and SafeNet Domestic […]

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Lancashire universities to run first UK student-run tax helpline

The first student-run clinic in the UK for people seeking advice on tax issues will start in Lancaster in January. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Lancaster University and national charity TaxAid, which provides free, confidential tax advice to people on low incomes, will run the ten-week-long pilot project from 13 January on Mondays (9.00am […]

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Dementia Friendly Screenings are just Around the Corner

Come along to a dementia friendly screening of The Shop Around the Corner (U) at The Dukes Cinema in Lancaster this December. The film tells the story of two employees at a gift shop who can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other’s anonymous […]

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The Taste of Success for Burnley Soft Drink Manufacturer

Burnley based Calyx Drinks have recently won a prestigious award at the 4th Annual Food and Drinks Awards, hosted by LUX Life. Winning Best Natural Beverage and Food Condiments Manufacturer – UK is the icing on the cake following a busy year for the team. Calyx were selected by LUX Life following extensive research and a judging […]

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Overwhelming local support for Eden Project North

The overwhelming majority of people who attended a series of Eden Project North consultation events held in October have voiced their support for the Morecambe project.   More than 2,500 people attended the events, with 99% of attendees voting yes when asked “Are you in favour of Eden Project North?”   The same percentage voted […]

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Official launch of Avanti West Coast Train Services in North West

Avanti West Coast officially takes over the operation of long-distance train services on the West Coast Main Line today, heralding a new era of intercity and future high-speed rail services in the UK. A fully liveried train bearing the franchise’s new branding with its distinctive logo will leave from London’s Euston Station, with the logo […]

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Blackpool 2020 Guide now available

Source: Visit Blackpool

The 2020 Blackpool Destination Guide showcasing the myriad of events and attractions in the UK’s most popular beach resort is now out. The free 100-page guide highlights a huge range of new shows, hotels and entertainment for the coming year including: The opening of the resort’s first five-star hotel, the Sands Venue Resort Hotel & […]

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Lancashire brewery launches festive pick me up…

This festive season you can deck the halls and raise a glass or two to the festive season with a pint of Old School Brewery’s Nativity… But, unlike the three wise men you won’t have to ‘traverse afar across field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star’… As thankfully selected watering holes across the […]

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