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Nine UCLan students triumph at Oscars of design industry

Source: University of Central Lancashire

Nine students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been recognised at what is considered to be the Oscars of the design industry. The students have all triumphed at the prestigious D&AD (Design and Art Direction) New Blood Awards, which recognises outstanding work in the design and advertising industries. The awards are open to […]

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Pavilion Cafe in Avenham Park re-opens

Source: Preston City Council

Just in time for the summer school holidays, the Pavilion Café in Avenham Park will re-open on Monday 22 July from 11am – 4pm. The council stepped in to open the café for the summer holidays, building on the excellent Harris café offer brought in-house at the end of 2018. The offer will include freshly […]

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach named Best UK Amusement Park

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been named as the UK’s best amusement park by German travel site, Travel Circus.  In addition, the famous amusement park is also ranked as the third best in Europe, behind Disneyland Paris and Europa Park. In order to create the ranking, Travel Circus looked at the top amusement parks in Europe […]

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Artist duo start work on Lancashire railway station project

In-Situ in partnership with Connecting East Lancashire is working with artists Robert Parkinson and Sam Rushton on a new commission at Brierfield Railway Station and the surrounding area. Between July and January, the artists will be creating a number of temporary and permanent interventions that will improve the visibility and experience of Brierfield Railway Station, […]

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Preston parks and gardens amongst UK’s best green spaces

Source: Preston City Council

Preston parks and gardens are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces plus 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that will today receive either a prestigious Green Flag Award, a Green Heritage accreditation or a Green Flag Community Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international […]

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New UCLan Ashinaga Africa scholarship is first in North of England

Source: University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has committed to an international scholarship programme that enables students from Sub-Saharan Africa to make positive changes in their countries. UCLan is the first university in the North of England and the third in the UK to sign up to the Ashinaga Africa Initiative, a fully-funded undergraduate scholarship intended […]

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Blackpool’s £100k competition to design new illuminations

Source: Blackpool Council

A £100k competition has been launched giving one lucky winner a unique opportunity to create new work for the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations. The competition was revealed by design consultant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen as plans for the new Illuminations season were unveiled today. He announced that Blackpool Council was inviting expressions of interest from international artists, designers […]

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Rosebud fund £11.25m boost to Lancashire Businesses

Source: Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has selected investment specialist GC Business Finance (GCBF) to deliver its £11.25m Rosebud business finance fund to growing businesses in the county. Under the new funding package, GCBF will oversee Rosebud loans from £10,000 to £300,000 for businesses in Lancashire over the next five years. Rosebud aims to create around 150 new […]

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Hot 100 list of Lancashire businesses

Lancashire Business View’s annual Hot 100 list of the county’s most profitable SMEs has been officially unveiled – along with its growth hotspots.  This year’s highly-anticipated list highlights that despite continuing uncertainty over Brexit having an impact, the county’s key business sectors continue to deliver. The Hot 100 2019, revealed in full in Lancashire Business […]

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New FA report values Lancashire grassroots football at over £550m

Source: Lancashire FA

The Football Association [The FA] has today launched a new report that explores the social and economic value of adult grassroots football in England. With the game’s governing body investing over £1 million each week into the grassroots game to support the 8 million adults who regularly play football, it commissioned the report, which is […]

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Stoneygate Masterplan Launch

Source: Preston City Council

Today business leaders from Preston and across the county met for the launch of the Stoneygate Masterplan – an area that includes key landmarks such as Queen Street Retail Park, Cardinal Newman College and St. John’s the Minster. Designed to provide a framework for development and regeneration the masterplan sets out an exciting, long-term vision […]

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Luxury hotel The Boulevard to open at Blackpool Pleasure Beach this summer

Blackpool has long been regarded as the entertainment capital of the north west, with millions of visitors flocking to the world-famous seaside town each year. At its heart lies the legendary Blackpool Pleasure Beach, where recently installed rides such as Red Arrows Skyforce and ICON, the nation’s first double launch rollercoaster, have seen it reinforce its reputation as one […]

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