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Edge Hill shortlisted for top education awards

Edge Hill University has been shortlisted in three categories in the Educate North Awards 2019, including the coveted University of the Year category.   Now in its fifth year, the Educate North Awards aim to celebrate and recognise excellence in the education sector in the North.   Edge Hill has been shortlisted for the University […]

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Blackpool’s Grand Theatre celebrates 125 years with Sir Ian McKellen

Blackpool’s Grand Theatre celebrates 125 years. As part of the celebrations the theatre will welcome star of screen and stage Sir Ian McKellen thanks to the generous support of the Friends of The Grand. This special event celebrates two birthdays as Sir Ian celebrates his own 80th birthday. Blackpool’s Grand, and Sir Ian are both […]

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RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre springs back into action

The RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre based on Fairhaven Lake have a new spring in their step. Having recently appointed a new Learning and Visitor Experience Officer, the team are looking for a number of Volunteer Nature Activity Leaders to help with a new season of exciting and inspirational school visit sessions. Nationally, studies have shown […]

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Spring into a new season with Crafty Vintage

Crafty Vintage is back this year with even more treasured trinkets and curious knickknacks to enjoy. Packed with purveyors of classic vintage, collectables and retro wares, this social gathering of various vintage market offerings is once again popping up all over Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester, just in time for the warmer weather. Crafty Vintage […]

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Preston’s beautiful and brutal bus station is 50 years old

Source: Preston City Council

Preston Bus Station is an internationally important piece of architecture that was built for everyday use by the people of Preston. Now in its 50th year, Charles Quick, artist and co-curator of ‘In Certain Places’, is collaborating with the Harris to celebrate this iconic building – and what it means to people – through an […]

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Best of Lancashire business showcased at Red Rose Awards

Lancashire’s most impressive businesses – including a hospice, a vaping firm which sells products around the world and one of the county’s most iconic tourist destinations – have been honoured at special awards evening. The Red Rose Awards, now in their ninth year, were held at Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens and played out in front […]

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Lancashire at heart of Northern Powerhouse event at MIPIM

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

LEP Chair David Taylor speaks at UK Government Pavilion panel as part of week-long Lancashire trade mission The Northern Powerhouse was the focus of a combined Northern LEPs discussion panel today at the UK Government Pavilion at MIPIM International, the property and investment conference held annually in Cannes, France. Over 25,000 delegates attend the three-day […]

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New High Sheriff of Lancashire

Source: Lancashire County Council

The new High Sheriff of Lancashire has been announced as The Honourable Ralph C Assheton TD DL. He is the founder and Director of Bowland Bioenergy Ltd and Chairman of Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership. After gaining a Diploma in Rural Estate Management from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Mr. Assheton then qualified as a Chartered […]

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VisitEngland steps up campaign to get young Brits to take short breaks at home

Source: VisitEngland

VisitEngland has this week released a series of digital animations to inspire young Brits to take a short break at home in England. The digital clips target young people with images of experiences and activities typically taken during a gap-year that can be condensed into what VisitEngland has termed a ‘microgap,’ a short domestic break […]

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Sandcastle Waterpark Supporting Disabled Access Day 2019

The UK’s largest Indoor Waterpark is delighted to release details of Events and Offers taking place at the nations favourite seaside resort, Blackpool, in support of Disabled Access Day 2019. The event, first launched in 2015 and initiated by a group of disabled people and their friends and supported by Euans Guide, aims to promote […]

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Winning Pitch chooses Preston for new Lancashire office

A high growth and investment business support specialist that has contributed to the growth of over 13,000 businesses has opened a new office in Preston. Winning Pitch, established in 2005, has offices in Manchester, Leeds and Wales and due to the increased demand for its management consultancy services has now opened an office at Preston […]

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VisitEngland launches refreshed tourism awards

Source: VisitEngland

VisitEngland has launched a new Awards for Excellence format to reflect innovations across England’s tourism industry as it marks 30 years of the Awards. The national tourism agency announced the new format during the Awards 30th celebrations held last night 11 March at London’s Banqueting House on Whitehall. The annual VisitEngland Awards for Excellence celebrate […]

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