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National restaurant chain all set to open in Chorley

Source: Chorley Council

National restaurant chain Loungers is all set to open the doors of its Calico Lounge in Chorley town centre. Expected to open on 15 January 2020, the Calico Lounge will occupy the stand-alone unit within the Market Walk extension on Union Street and will create 25 jobs for local people. Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of […]

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New decade and another five stars for Lancashire holiday village

The family-owned, Lancashire holiday business, Ribby Hall Village, has entered the new decade with a spring in its step, having been awarded a Five Star rating from Visit England for the eleventh consecutive year, maintaining its position as the only five-star Holiday Village in the North West of England. The rating was confirmed following a […]

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Preston-based marketing agency benefits from Boost

A Preston-based marketing agency has increased its turnover after receiving mentoring support through Boost – Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Aggressive Growth Marketing Ltd (AGM) now aims to reach a turnover target of £5m over the next five years and has created two additional jobs, bringing the team to seven. Kelly Bolton set up the business […]

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SEA LIFE Blackpool unveils amazing Annual Pass offer to celebrate 30th Anniversary

Aquarists at SEA LIFE Blackpool are celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and to mark the milestone they have unveiled their best-ever annual pass offer…for an amazing £16.50. Yes, that’s almost the same price it would have back in 1990 when it first opened! And it gives you unlimited access to the popular seafront aquarium […]

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Blackpool’s first museum reveal name and brand

Source: Blackpool Council

Exciting details about Blackpool’s first museum were officially revealed today (Thursday 9 January) at an entertaining and dynamic event held at The Blackpool Tower Circus. Invited guests heard about the £13m museum’s vibrant new name ‘SHOWTOWN’ and found out more about the colourful, bold and playful brand which reflects the spirit and aim of the […]

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Brew + Bake re-launch in new location at Preston Markets

Source: Preston City Council

Brew + Bake have successfully moved to their new stall in the Market Hall and will be open for business from Friday 10th January. Within their new corner unit, which backs onto Pickles, Brew + Bake are launching a new food and drink menu which is available to sit in or take away. Julie Fausset, […]

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Preston Markets set to bloom with new florist

Source: Preston City Council

Spring is coming early to Preston Markets this week as Preston Flowers opens its doors on Wednesday 8th January. The family run florist has been a Preston staple for over 35 years having previously operated in the former indoor market and St. John’s shopping centre. Now the son of the previous owner, has joined the […]

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Lancashire hotel to play lead hospitality role in Corporate Games

It’s going to be fun and games at a leading Lancashire hotel this coming summer as its hospitality team plays host to the organisers of the UK Corporate Games 2020. Lancaster House Hotel has signed up to be the official headquarters hotel for July’s games, which are being hosted by the city and feature 24 different […]

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Ribble Rivers Trust 10 year campaign to double Lancashire woodlands

Ambitious £5 million project will plant more than half a million trees to reduce flooding, improve air quality and remove 100,000 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere   Ribble Rivers Trust has launched a decade-long campaign to double the area of woodland across Lancashire to fight climate change, improve air quality and reduce flooding.   […]

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2019 – a year of promoting Lancashire

  In a nod to the season and the new year ahead ….here’s a look back at our year at Marketing Lancashire.  Thank you for your support and help – we look forward to working with you to raise the profile of this fantastic county in 2020.   12 months of making This is a […]

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Junction work complete at John Horrocks Way

Source: Lancashire County Council

The final construction work for John Horrocks Way in Penwortham has been completed and a section of Liverpool Road re-opened today (Thursday 19 December). A section of Liverpool Road had been closed temporarily for the final construction work on the new bypass, which opened earlier this month. The aim of the new bypass is to […]

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Record numbers of Brits plan trip in UK during festive season, bringing £2.9 billion boost to economy

Source: VisitEngland

VisitEngland’s Christmas Trip Tracker survey released today shows that 14.5 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight trip in the UK during Christmas and New Year, bringing an estimated £2.9 billion boost to the economy. The figures are the highest since this survey began in its current form in 2012. The survey shows an increase […]

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