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Opening of the first phase of bus station public space

Source: Lancashire County Council

A new section of public space has opened next to Preston Bus Station. Lancashire County Council is creating a large new public area on the former bus apron, with new benches, grassed areas and trees, new lighting and signage. The first phase of this work opened earlier today (Monday 8 July). Some work is still […]

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Preston City Council seeks operator for Preston Guild Hall

Source: Preston City Council

This afternoon Preston City Council has announced a call out for proposals for a land deal, lease arrangement for Preston Guild Hall. Seeking an operator for the Guild Hall, including the Charter Theatre, Grand Hall, offices and ground floor shops, Preston City Council aims to use this competitive process to find the most economically advantageous […]

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Funding to plan a new future for Nelson

Source: Pendle Council

“We’re delighted that Nelson has been chosen as one of 50 areas in the UK to develop exciting new plans for the future,” said Leader of Pendle Council, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal. The government announced the successful towns which will get a funding grant to develop a business case at midnight last night. “We have ambitious […]

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Local Inn launches boutique bedrooms

The New Inn, Yealand Conyers, is celebrating the start of summer by introducing six boutique bedrooms to their hotel, combining the charm and history of the building with elegant and luxurious design. Located in the heart of Yealand, the newly appointed bedrooms, have been built and designed in keeping with this historic building. Since its […]

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Internationally acclaimed dance crew hope to inspire people on the Fylde Coast to have “No Limits”

“I was told I would never be able to walk, yet alone dance,” says Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli, founder of international dance crew ILL-Abilities, who will be performing at Lytham Festival ahead of Kylie Minogue and hosting a free street dance workshop in Cleveleys this month. The Canadian, who performed at the opening ceremony of the […]

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VEKA UK Group’s Khaleel is Young Employee of the Year

VEKA UK Group’s Trainee Operations Manager, Khaleel Mahmood, has been named joint winner of the Young Employee of the Year Award at the prestigious Burnley Business Awards 2019. The trophy was presented in recognition of the valuable contribution Khaleel has made to the globally renowned uPVC extrusion company since he joined in 2017. The Awards […]

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New platform connects England’s tourism businesses with the world

Source: VisitEngland

Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) is a one-stop shop for English tourism suppliers including accommodation providers, visitor attractions and experiences, to link to distributors with international reach and sell their products overseas. VisitEngland Commercial Director Carol Dray said:  “TXGB will drive bookings for the hundreds of thousands of tourism businesses in England by making it […]

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New Chair Of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Announced

Following an extensive recruitment and selection process the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today announced that Steve Fogg, Managing Director of Corporate Shared Services and a Member of the UK Management Board of BAE Systems, has been appointed as the new LEP Chair with immediate effect. He takes over from Edwin Booth, the LEP’s first Chair, […]

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Tomorrow’s World’ expert to inspire today’s business leaders

Source: Chorley Council

BUSINESSES across the region are being invited to a special event that will give them an exclusive first look at Chorley’s Strawberry Fields Digital Office Hub while enabling them to explore the future of digital in Lancashire with experts, including top tech ambassador, Maggie Philbin OBE. The annual Choose Chorley for Business event will have […]

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Lancashire schools recognised for world-class careers advice

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

Eight schools and colleges in Lancashire have been recognised as providing world-class careers education. A further 13 schools and colleges also received awards at an event which celebrated the success of Lancashire’s Enterprise Adviser Network and Careers Hub, both of which have been key to achieving high levels of careers advice for young people in […]

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VEKA UK Group joins Lancashire Ambassadors

Source: Lancashire Ambassadors

Burnley-based VEKA UK Group, the world leader in the development of uPVC window systems has joined the county’s growing network of Lancashire Ambassadors, with MD Dave Jones as representative. Lancashire Ambassadors, launched by Marketing Lancashire, brings together Lancashire business leaders who share a passion for the county’s success and a desire to champion Lancashire’s world-leading […]

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England’s Historic Cities announces landmark conference on heritage interpretation

The England’s Historic Cities consortium has announced a major conference for tourism destinations and visitor attractions for this Autumn. To be hosted by Alexandra Palace in north London, 19th September 2019, the conference – “Interpreting History, what works, what’s next?” – is for anyone who is passionate about interpreting, communicating and marketing history to future generations of visitors. The […]

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