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The Forest of Bowland Distilled

Wild herb-infused limited edition Hay Time Gin will help re-gin-erate wildflower meadows across the county A limited edition seasonal gin distilled with wild herbs, grasses and blooms from some of the richest wildflower meadows in England will be launched at a celebration of traditional hay meadows in Slaidburn next month. Goosnargh Gin will unveil this specially […]

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Leighton Celebrates 20 Years of Classic Cars this July

Surely the best way to kick the summer holidays into glorious gear is roaring along to a very special 20th anniversary show, showcasing the best in historic and classic motoring! Home to the legendary Gillow furniture making family, Carnforth’s Leighton Hall, usually famed for woodturning rather than wheel spinning, is celebrating hosting one of the […]

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Moor Hall in Lancashire named UK’s best restaurant

Moor Hall in Lancashire has been crowned National Restaurant of the Year at The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2019.  The Grade II listed restaurant with rooms, in Aughton, Lancashire, is overseen by chef-patron Mark Birchall and has built a strong reputation for its modern British cuisine using, where possible, produce grown on the five-acre estate. It […]

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Blackpool’s tourism season off to a flying start

Source: VisitBlackpool

The UK’s favourite seaside destination has got off to a flying start in 2019 – with huge growth in visitor numbers over the first four months of the year. The latest Omnibus household survey shows that the number of adult visits to Blackpool between January and April grew by almost 400,000 from 1.4m in 2018 […]

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A Taste of Chorley is top of the menu

Source: Chorley Council

PEOPLE flocked to Chorley town centre at the weekend to enjoy some delicious treats at A Taste of Chorley, the town’s annual food and drink showcase. Organised by Chorley Council and local traders, over 50 stalls lined the town centre streets offering everything from local grub and desserts to homemade cakes to food from around […]

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Blackpool Tower Ballroom to Host Illuminations Switch-On VIP Party

Source: VisitBlackpool

The world-famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom will once again be the after-show venue for this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On party. The ballroom will cater for several hundred VIP ticket-holders as part of the biggest event in the resort’s entertainment calendar. The main Switch-On show, which is being staged on the Tower Festival Headland Arena in association […]

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Grants available for groups

Source: Chorley Council

GROUPS and organisations across Chorley can get a welcome boost to their funds, thanks to Chorley Council. The council is offering grants of up to £500 each to groups in the voluntary, community or faith sector operating in the borough. Eligible groups have until Friday 28 June to apply for small community grant funding with […]

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The Vikings are coming to Preston

Source: Preston City Council

Vikings may have arrived with force but they also knew how to turn the materials they had around them into stunning art. They made ordinary items to serve their everyday needs but decorated them with remarkable designs that reveal the true spirit of the Viking Age. From 15 June Fearsome Craftsmen – a touring exhibition […]

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NEW £7M* development at Ribby Hall Village given the green light

Ribby Hall Village has won planning approval for an ambitious NEW project which will make it one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the north of England. The exciting, 22-acre Reeds Bay development will include twenty prestigious NEW holiday homes for purchase, two luxury holiday apartments and a water sports centre, set alongside a […]

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It’s Pride Beside the Sea!

Source: VisitBlackpool

Pride Blackpool is heading to the most iconic outdoor arena in the land this weekend – directly beneath the world-famous Blackpool Tower! For the first time in its history, the first day of Pride will be staged on the Tower Festival Headland with a star-studded line-up of entertainment. With a theme of “Oh we do […]

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Edge Hill’s Fastrack to success celebrates milestone birthday

This month sees the ‘coming of age’ of Edge Hill’s Fastrack programme, an intensive course designed to provide the skills to prepare participants for degree study at the University. Over the last 21 years approximately 3,000 adults who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to study at university have completed the free course and […]

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Power to electric car drivers at The Mall Blackburn!

Drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles can now park and charge at The Mall Blackburn. The shopping centre has introduced two 7kWh electric charging points to its car park and drivers can charge their vehicles for just 25p per kilowatt hour. Located next to the Inter Car Cleaning service in between the Church Street and […]

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