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Welcome to the News Centre with press releases and news from partners across the county #MakeLancashireYours

An exciting phase of Leyland Town Deal project complete

An initial demolition and site clearance phase of the Leyland Town Deal project is complete and on 13 May, the site was officially handed back to South Ribble Borough Council following a successful demolition programme led by Preston based Bradley Group – a company which specialise in demolition and asbestos removal. The works have seen […]

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UCLan paramedic students prepare for the worst in hyper-realistic training day

A boat crash, factory explosion, tunnel rescue and a house fire could all be seen in Fleetwood in what was thankfully a fictitious event for University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) paramedic students. The trauma scenario day saw 47 BSc Paramedic Science second and third year students put their training to the test in five different […]

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Supporters safeguard HAPPA’s future

Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) is delighted to announce that the Charity is about to embark on a significant site refurbishment project. In HAPPA’s 50th Anniversary year in Burnley, Lancashire, the charity’s Board of Trustees are delighted to announce substantial investment and enhancements at Shores Hey Farm, only made possible due to the extraordinary […]

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Lancashire excels in new Employee Location Research

Lancashire has emerged as a leading region for workers and job-seekers in the UK, with both Preston and Blackburn with Darwen securing top positions in the Employee Location Index 2024 released by PayrollPrices.com. This comprehensive study ranks 80 UK towns and cities based on various factors that significantly impact the quality of life and employment […]

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Support for Preston businesses looking to trade outside the UK

If you’ve been considering trading outside of the UK but don’t know where to start, then training and support via UK Shared Prosperity Funding, delivered by North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, could help you get started. Preston and the surrounding area are home to some major manufacturers already involved in international trade, but […]

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Boost launches new Investment Academy to help prepare Lancashire businesses for equity investment

Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub’s Access to Finance service has launched a new Investment Academy designed to help businesses better understand how to secure equity investment. The programme, which is fully funded by Boost, will support an initial cohort of up to 20 Lancashire business leaders through four face-to-face sessions which will take place in […]

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Memories Wanted to Mark 130 Years of The Blackpool Tower

Do you have a special memory of The Blackpool Tower? Did you receive 50 pence if you were the first to spot it on a family day out? This month, May 2024, the world famous Blackpool Tower turns a momentous 130 years old. To mark this historic occasion, The Tower is inviting people to share […]

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Artist Announced for Prestigious Commission at The Harris

The Harris is thrilled to announce the selected artist for its highly anticipated commission in partnership with the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund. Renowned Egyptian artist Khaled Hafez will be the creative force behind the new artwork set to feature in The Harris upon its reopening in 2025. Councillor Anna Hindle, Cabinet member for Arts […]

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Lancashire hotel’s biscuit order helps the homeless into employment

A Lancashire hotel venue has struck up a new business partnership with a social enterprise which helps people who are homeless get back into employment. Lancaster House Hotel has taken delivery of a new range of delicious shortbread biscuits supplied by specialist bakery Half the Story.  And as the name suggests, there’s more to the […]

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Exhibition launch – 50 historical items celebrate Lancashire

What does a 500-year-old pilgrim badge have in common with a 20th century cheesemaking machine, or a roman spear? They have all been chosen to feature in a new exhibition to mark 50 years of Lancashire County Council.  The very first object chosen to launch the exhibition was announced yesterday – two sets of carved doors […]

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Supporters safeguard HAPPA’s future

Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) are delighted to announce that the Charity is about to embark on a significant site refurbishment project. In HAPPA’s 50th Anniversary year in Burnley, Lancashire, the charity’s Board of Trustees are delighted to announce substantial investment and enhancements at Shores Hey Farm, only made possible due to the extraordinary […]

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VisitBritain Launch their Annual Review 2023/24

Today VisitBritain has launched its annual review, announcing that international visitors spent an additional £1.26 billion between April 2021 and July 2023 as a result of our international and domestic marketing activity. For every pound invested, visitors spent an additional £15 in Britain. These figures were announced at a launch event earlier today, outlining priorities […]

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