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The Dukes receives lifeline grant from Culture Recovery Fund

The Dukes in Lancaster has today been awarded a grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future. The Dukes is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. This […]

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RBH Holiday Inn and Marco Pierre White Restaurant Sign to Blackpool’s Talbot Gateway Scheme

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council and Muse Developments, development partners on Blackpool’s flagship Talbot Gateway regeneration project are delighted to announce that contracts are now signed with the hotel management company RBH, Holiday Inn and Black & White Hospitality (owner of Marco Pierre White’s restaurant chain) for the New Holiday Inn Blackpool Hotel. The brand new four-star hotel, […]

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Pendle Leisure Trust receives Govt lifeline grant

Pendle Leisure Trust has received a lifeline grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to support Combined Arts and Culture in Pendle. As part of this support, it means The Muni Theatre in Colne will reopen at Christmas with an alternative festive panto for all the family! The largest provider of arts and culture in […]

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Chorley Market – home to the best cider pub in central Lancashire.

Source: Chorley Council

The Bob Inn based on Chorley’s covered Market has won the CAMRA Central Lancashire branch Best Cider pub of the year 2020. The micro-pub, that has been trading for almost six years, went on to win the award for the second time, seeing off some stiff local competition. Owner Steve Cooney said “We are thrilled […]

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British Textile Biennial 2021 announced for 1 – 31 October 2021

Source: Super Slow Way

British Textile Biennial returns in 2021 with new artist commissions, exhibitions and performances presented against the backdrop of the impressive infrastructure of the cotton industry in Pennine Lancashire. In 2021,BTB21 turns its attention to the global nature of textiles and the relationships they create, both historically and now, with a major new commission by Turner […]

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Lancashire female business leaders’ coronavirus resilience an ‘inspiration’

The resilience of a group of fast-growing Lancashire companies throughout the coronavirus crisis has been hailed as an ‘inspiration’ to the county’s economic recovery by business leaders. Working with Lancashire County Council’s Two Zero Female programme, the seven businesses have avoided redundancies, been awarded Government contracts and secured growth funding to support their future expansion […]

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Blackpool connects to the North Atlantic Loop

New York – Dublin – Isle of Man – BLACKPOOL – Newcastle – Denmark Business and civic leaders met yesterday (11 Oct) on Blackpool’s shoreline to witness a pioneering new initiative that will give the resort a huge competitive advantage as it seeks to attract more cutting-edge, tech-based industries to the North West coast. The […]

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Blackpool Grand Theatre receives recovery grant

Blackpool Grand Theatre has been successful in its application for £483,666 to the Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Fund.  The grant, which aims to support the theatre whilst it is unable Blackpool Grand Theatre has been successful in its application for £483,666 to the Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Fund to open with consistently financially viable productions, will pay […]

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Lancashire Innovation Festival Supporting World Mental Health Day

Week one of the the Lancashire Innovation Festival #LANIF2020 saw a number of lively debates and discussions around innovation in Lancashire. Graham Baldwin, Chair of the Innovation Board, kicked off the series of events which has seen more than 200 people attend virtually so far. With this in mind, we also want to take the […]

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Samlesbury Hall receives lifeline grant from Govt Culture Recovery Fund

 Samlesbury Hall is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.    445 organisations will share £103 million, including Samlesbury Hall, help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues […]

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Winter Gardens Blackpool receives lifeline grant from Govt Culture Recovery Fund

Winter Gardens Blackpool is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 445 organisations will share £103 million, including Winter Gardens Blackpool to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance […]

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Lancashire Chocolatier Exports to Japan

Lancashire chocolatier, Choc Amor has exported over a thousand bags of chocolate for the third year running to Japan. Following yearly wins at the Great Taste Awards, ‘Taste by Borough Box’, a specialist wholesaler and exporter of independent food & drink products, asked Choc Amor to sample some of their unique, award-winning flavours to a […]

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