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Morecambe-based tyre trader back on track with CBILS loan

An international tyre wholesaler has responded to the impact Covid-19 has had on the business by expanding its UK operation, following a six-figure Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS) loan from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Morecambe-based Wess Tyre Traders Limited source and trade in the major […]

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UCLan professor recognised for contribution to public safety in Lancashire

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) professor has been recognised for her contribution to public protection in Lancashire. Helen Codd, a Professor of Law and Social Justice, has received a Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements’ (MAPPA) Award after spending seven years as a Lay Advisor to the Lancashire MAPPA Strategic Management Board. The group manages sexual, violent and dangerous […]

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Pendle Leisure Trust celebrates 20th Anniversary

This Thursday, 1 October,  marks Pendle Leisure Trust’s 20th Anniversary – and what a couple of decades it has been!   Pendle Leisure Trust came into being on October 1st 2000. Before then, sport and leisure in the borough had come under the umbrella of Pendle Borough Council’s Leisure Services Department formed in 1974. In […]

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#RedefiningLancashire New Forest of Bowland website

Rural businesses in the Forest of Bowland are working together to rebuild the visitor economy as demand for domestic holidays in countryside settings looks set to increase. Led by Champion Bowland – a charity that provides accessible small grants for local projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors – the Forest of Bowland Sustainable Tourism Network has launched […]

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Forbes Solicitors continues housing team growth

Shauna Helyer joins Forbes Solicitors as a paralegal as the housing and regeneration team continues to grow. Shauna worked at Forbes previously and after four years, she rejoins from Trowers & Hamlins, where she was part of the firm’s plot sales team. Prior to this she had a role with Chorley Council where she provided […]

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Fairhaven Lake new Fylde golf attraction

Source: Fylde Borough Council

Visitors to the popular Fairhaven Lake can now experience a golfing journey around the Fylde thanks to a brand new attraction as a result of continued investment into the popular parkland. Opening on September 25th, this new  attraction will be open all year round, weather permitting and will offer visitors eighteen exciting holes some of […]

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Preston businesses get ready for NHS Covid-19 App launch on Sept 24

Source: Preston City Council

The Government recently announced a new NHS Covid-19 app as part of the Coronavirus testing and contact tracing programme across the country. The app will be used alongside traditional contact tracing and will notify users if they come into contact with anyone who later tests positive for the virus. It will be available from Thursday 24 September. The […]

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Lancashire Innovation Festival looks set to showcase talent from across the county

The final touches are being made to what promises to be a month of inspiration, collaboration, and discovery this October. Whether you are on your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop, you can join in the Lancashire Innovation Festival for free from the comfort and safety of your own home. This brand-new festival will showcase some […]

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From Blackpool to Bacup funding secured for historic high streets recovery

Source: Historic England

From Blackpool to Bacup, 14 historic high streets across the North West have been offered government funding to give them a new lease of life and help them recover from declining footfall and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The £95m government-funded High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme, which is delivered by Historic England, […]

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Escape the Everyday campaign launches to boost UK breaks through autumn and winter

Source: Visit England

VisitEngland in partnership with the tourism organisations of London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has launched a UK-wide campaign to encourage people to take a domestic break during autumn and winter. The £5 million ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign highlights the quality destinations, visitor attractions and experiences on offer across the UK’s cities, countryside and coast […]

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South Ribble in Bloom winners announced

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

A couple of gardening enthusiasts from Farington have been crowned double winners following the council’s South Ribble in Bloom horticulture competition. Barbara Gardner and May Spiby – a pair of neighbouring residents from Farington – have earned the titles of ‘Best Community Garden’ and ‘Best Container’ for their joint submissions, showcasing astonishing flower beds, hanging […]

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Lancs local partners sought for discount card

Lancashire businesses are invited to partner with Lancs Local; an exciting new discount membership card for local residents which shines a light on unique and bespoke products and services to encourage residents to shop locally. Lancs Local is a membership club promoting local businesses to the people who want to shop with them. Business partners […]

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