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Tickets selling fast for return of Duke’s much-loved outdoor theatre

Tickets are selling fast for The Dukes outdoor walkabout theatre production of Grimm Tales which runs until August 22. After a two-year absence from Lancaster’s Williamson Park, The Dukes is delighted to entertain audiences outdoors once again. Grimm Tales: Witches, Wolves, Fairies and Frogs is a fun and fresh adaptation of the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tales told […]

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Novi Appointed Agency Delivery Partner for DfE Skills Bootcamp

Lancaster-based digital agency Novi Digital has been appointed the sole agency partner for the delivery of digital marketing Skills Bootcamps in the North West of England. Skills Bootcamps is a 12-week course in Digital Marketing, which forms part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs. Delivered by Coventry-based We Are Digital, working in partnership with […]

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Business leaders urged not to miss out on Boost’s Mentoring support in 2021

 Business owners and managers in Lancashire have been urged not to miss an important deadline to access a funded mentoring programme. Businesses have until September 3 to register for the final round of the Boost Growth Mentoring programme of 2021. The Growth Mentoring service is funded and part of Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. It […]

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Blackpool’s back – as are two of the resort’s biggest events

Source: Visit Blackpool

Two of Blackpool’s biggest free events are returning for 2021, it was revealed today. Ride The Lights will be staged on a traffic-free promenade on the night of Tuesday 31 August and the spectacular World Fireworks Championship Blackpool will be held on four Saturdays during September and October. The Ride The Lights event is one […]

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Overwhelming support for continuation of Morecambe Business Improvement District

Businesses in Morecambe have overwhelmingly voted yes to renewing the town’s Business Improvement District (BID). Turnout in the ballot was 36.95% with 89.65% of businesses by number voting in favour and 80.2% in favour by rateable value. The vote was independently managed by Civica Electoral Services. The successful ballot means that the Morecambe BID will […]

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Lancashire education providers help apprentices take giant ‘LEAP’ into career development

UCLan will lead local education providers in supporting apprentices throughout Lancashire Education providers in Lancashire are coming together to help boost the county’s support for apprentices. Led by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the Lancashire Engaging Apprentices Programme (LEAP) will provide additional support for apprentices and employers based throughout the county’s small and medium […]

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Queen of ballroom to switch on Blackpool Illuminations 2021

Source: Visit Blackpool

Britain’s dancing queen is coming to Blackpool to switch on the iconic Illuminations. Shirley Ballas, one of the world’s most accomplished dancers and now head judge on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, will pull the switch at a special concert in the famous Tower Ballroom on the evening of Friday 3 September. A host of music stars […]

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UCLan takes ownership of £60 million Student Centre and University Square

Source: University of Central Lancashire

Transformational gateway to become University’s new beating heart The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) stunning new £60 million Student Centre and University Square has today been handed over by the key contractors who have delivered the project. Following more than 100 weeks of major construction work, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Baldwin, was presented with […]

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Forbes Solicitors expands employment team with new partner

Source: Lancashire Ambassadors Group

Forbes Solicitors has appointed a new partner as it continues to grow its employment team and further strengthen its Manchester presence. Jennifer Smith joins Forbes from JMW Solicitors and will be responsible for supporting clients nationwide as well as spearheading the firm’s Manchester growth as it continues to expand its employment practice as part of […]

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Blackpool Zoo keeper secures prestigious Fellowship

A talented Blackpool Zoo keeper and animal trainer fought off stiff competition from almost 2000 other applicants to further her in-depth research into the whisker movement of seals and sea lions. Having already achieved a first-class honours BSc, a MSc Distinction and a PhD, Dr Alyx Milne has now been accepted onto the coveted BBSRC […]

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The Whitaker Museum unveils spectacular social space for the people of Rossendale

The Whitaker Museum has celebrated the next exciting phase in its 119 year history, with the launch of a spectacular £2.2 million re-development which opened to the public on Saturday 24 July. The impressive re-development was unveiled on Friday 23 July to sponsors, staff, friends and volunteers, including representatives from The National Heritage Lottery Fund, […]

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Some of the performers revealed for this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert.

Source: Visit Blackpool

VisitBlackpool has revealed details of some of the performers who will grace the stage at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert. They include KSI, 2020’s biggest breakthrough artist. He will perform in the world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom on the night of Friday 3 September to mark the start of a four-month extended Illuminations season. Another […]

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