Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Valhalla gets the golden ticket for the fifth year running

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is celebrating as Valhalla has been named The Best Water Ride in the World for an amazing fifth year running at the recent Golden Tickets Awards. Representatives from amusement and water parks across the globe gathered at Silverwood Amusement Park in Idaho, USA on 6th & 7th September for the annual ceremony, […]

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Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019 – On ice

Don’t panic, this year’s county-wide celebration of the very best in tourism isn’t on hold, it has simply found a new venue; one that is best known for hosting the hottest ice show in the UK.  Today, the awards organisers,Marketing Lancashire, announced that the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019 will be held on Thursday 7 November […]

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Lancashire’s Moor Hall tops UK restaurant list

Leading website and restaurant guide, SquareMeal, has announced the UK’s Top 100 restaurants, voted for by thousands of readers, bloggers and local foodies. SquareMeal’s Top 100 is truly unique as it’s the only poll to exclude London restaurants, allowing the UK’s regional dining scene to truly shine. From the Scottish Highlands to the beaches of […]

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Worden Hall consultation exercise extended due to popular demand

The South Ribble Borough Council consultation with residents over the future of the iconic Worden Hall (in Worden Park, Leyland) has been extended due to popular demand. Not wishing for anyone’s views to be missed off, the council took the decision yesterday to extend the consultation exercise until Monday 16 September – allowing for seven […]

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New Harris partnership promotes wellbeing

Source: Preston City Council

On 9 September the Harris will launch a new gallery exploring how art can improve all our wellbeing.  A new partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is also being launched on this day. This autumn and winter the NHS’s Lancashire Recovery College will be based at the Harris every Monday offering a programme of […]

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Local beauty spots take part in national celebrations

Source: Forest of Bowland AONB

The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Arnside & Silverdale AONB will be taking part in Landscapes for Life week which takes place 21-29 September 2019. Each year Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty across the UK organise special events during Landscapes for Life week, but this year is special – we […]

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VisitEngland steps up campaign to get young Brits to holiday at home

Source: VisitEngland

VisitEngland has launched the next phase of its campaign to get more young Brits to take a short break at home with a series of new short films and images. The new content targets young people with experiences and activities typically taken during a gap year that can be condensed into what VisitEngland has termed […]

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Adidas Spezial trainers exhibition announced for Blackburn

Darwen’s adidas brand consultant and adidas SPEZIAL designer, Gary Aspden is set to present an exhibition of 1000 shoes from his own archive as well as those from fellow adidas collectors at the upcoming British Textile Biennial. Throughout October 2019, the British Textile Biennial will look at fabric as a means of expression; exploring textiles […]

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The Blackpool Tower gets a brand new heart!

Source: VisitBlackpool

The world-famous Blackpool Tower has got a brand new illuminated heart in its 125th birthday year. The giant heart on the front of the structure has been completely rebuilt and re-fitted with new-style light nodes in time for the 2019 Illuminations display which runs for 66 nights until November 3. It is part of a […]

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Blackpool Illuminations dazzling switch-on

Source: Visit Blackpool

Award-winning actress Lucy Fallon made a short trip from the cobbles of Coronation Street to her home town of Blackpool to switch on the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations. Lucy, 23, pulled the switch in front of almost 20,000 people on the Tower Festival Headland sparking a colourful explosion of light and pyrotechnics along the seafront, and […]

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Taste Lancashire Ambassador launches new initiative

One of the UK’s leading chefs and Taste Lancashire Ambassador Nigel Haworth is launching a new initiative, with a hospitality package combining his food expertise with interior design. Michelin starred chef of 20 years, Nigel Haworth, co-founder and global ambassador of the acclaimed Northcote, and creator of food festival Obsession, has now joined forces with […]

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What More UK Investing in Future of Employees and Young Adults in Education

What More UK are investing in the future of employees and young adults in education through funding apprenticeship and NVQ courses at their Altham-based warehouse site. As the UK’s largest manufacturer of plasticware, bakeware and cookware, What More UK – in conjunction with Themis – are the ideal professionals to learn from. They enjoy industry […]

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