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Preview of stunning Preston Shankly Hotel ‘Elysium’

The much talked about and eagerly awaited £15M Shankly Hotel Preston – which is due to open this Summer – has revealed a sneak preview of its new party room with an amazing private event space “ELYSIUM” and its simply stunning ! Stunning new images and a short teaser video of “ELYSIUM” have been revealed for the first time […]

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Blackpool’s HeliSpeed sign new deal in the Middle East

Blackpool’s HeliSpeed and Abu Dhabi Aviation have signed a two year agreement for pilot staffing, during which HeliSpeed will provide qualified and experienced helicopter pilots to support Abu Dhabi Aviation’s growing operations in the Middle East and beyond. This will be on a variety of helicopter types, to include the AW139, the Bell 412 and […]

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New director of growth, environment and planning

Source: Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has appointed Phil Green as director of growth, environment and planning. The role covers several departments including business growth, strategic development and planning. Phil joins Lancashire from neighbouring Bolton Council, where he has worked for more than 23 years. He is currently Assistant Director of Economic Development and Regeneration. Phil, who lives […]

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The gin revolution arrives in Lancashire at The National Festival of Making

A liqueur tasting of pear drops from Oswaldtwistle, authentic Bavarian bakes from Bolton and pies of all shapes and flavours from across Lancashire hit the streets of Blackburn for a third, taste-bud tickling year as The National Festival of Making welcomes the finest in food and drink innovation over Sat 15 and Sun 16 June […]

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Food, Arts and Music Festival launches in Blackpool

The Winter Gardens have revealed details of a brand-new festival for Autumn 2019, combining food, arts and music creating a mouth-watering, arts inspiring, rock and roll weekend in the heart of Blackpool. The festival weekend, taking place on September 20th – 22nd, will feature top celebrity chefs Aldo Zilli and Jean-Christophe Novelli, who are set […]

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UK Coach Award win for Carnforth Heritage Station and Leighton Hall

Carnforth Heritage Station and Leighton Hall won a Bronze Award in the ‘Making Coaches a Better Choice’ category of the UK Coach Awards 2019, which was held at Viva Blackpool on 2nd May, hosted by BBC TV’s Carol Kirkwood. Following a trial run in 2017, Carnforth Station Heritage Centre teamed up with nearby Leighton Hall […]

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Get ready for first Chorley 10K

Source: Chorley Council

RUNNERS of all ages are getting set to pull on their trainers for the first Chorley 10K and 2K Chorley Family Run, which both take place in Chorley town centre on Sunday 12 May. The inaugural event, which has been organised by Chorley Council, with support from Fylde Coast Runners, will see 1,200 people take […]

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Highest Point is giving away 1000 free tickets to emergency services and NHS staff

To say thank you to local emergency services and NHS staff in Lancashire, Highest Point Festival is giving away 1000 tickets to this year’s event, with both Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May tickets up for the taking. Richard Dyer, Festival Director said, “Every single one of us will rely on the emergency services and NHS at least […]

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UCLan is UK’s biggest riser in new league table

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is the UK’s biggest riser in the first league table of the year. UCLan has risen 27 places in the Complete University Guide 2020 and is now ranked 75th out of 131 institutions. In the ‘academic services spend’ category, which measures expenditure on facilities including the library and technology, […]

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League table success for Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University reaches its highest ever ranking after rising 13 places in the Complete University Guide’s 2020 UK league table. Published today, the Guide has placed Edge Hill in the top five in the North West. The University has also been ranked in the top three in the North West for student-staff ratio, and […]

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Blackburn textile company becomes patron of Blackburn Youth Zone

Global textile company Vision Support Services have lent their support to a youth initiative by becoming gold patrons of Blackburn Youth Zone. The company has committed to become a Patron of Blackburn Youth Zone, whose aim is to create a more positive future for young people of Blackburn with Darwen, by pledging their support for […]

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Bestselling author on new Pendle Quaker walk

Source: Pendle Council

Novelist Tracy Chevalier, author of worldwide bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, visited Pendle and the Ribble Valley last week to climb Pendle Hill and explore the area’s Quaker connections. The historical novelist, who was born in Washington DC, followed in the footsteps of George Fox who climbed the hill in 1652 and had a […]

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