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Tourist board designer worth its salt

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board member, Lake Design based at Hale in Cheshire, has been making food and drink news by picking up two major creative Chips at the coveted Chip Shop Awards 08. (Oh and a little vinegar to go with them). Recognising pure design thinking, these national awards aim to highlight those creative […]

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First visit to the Midland Hotel for tourist board’s directors

THE directors of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board made their first visit to the Midland Hotel in Morecambe on Tuesday September 2 when they attended their regular, quarterly meeting. The directors hold their meetings at various venues across the county. Tourist board chair Lesley Lloyd and chief executive Mike Wilkinson were among the 18 directors and […]

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Lancashire’s first ever Picnic Month is launched

LANCASHIRE is to have its first ever Picnic Month during August as part of celebrations for Taste Lancashire 08 – the Year of Food and Drink, being co-ordinated by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board. Picnic Month was officially launched yesterday (Tuesday July 29) by the Tourist Board, Lancaster City Council and British Waterways with a […]

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Picnic sites photography competition launched

PHOTOGRAPHS of the county’s best picnic sites are wanted for a new competition organised by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board. For Taste Lancashire 08 – the Year of Food and Drink, the tourist board is designating the whole of August as Picnic Month and as part of the promotion it is looking for the public […]

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Lancashire hotpot is food most associated with the county

LANCASHIRE HOTPOT is the food most associated with Lancashire according to an online survey by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board for Lancashire’s food and drink year, Taste Lancashire 08. Over 500 people, drawn from across the UK, completed the survey which also showed that the Trough of Bowland was the place most favoured for a […]

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Winners announced in this year’s Tourism Awards

The 2008/09 Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards `cooked up` a sprinkling of first time winners mixed with past winners during a ceremony where Lancashire’s food and drink year, Taste Lancashire 08, was duly marked.   A cooking demonstration from celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers and an acknowledgment of Northcote Manor chef Nigel Haworth’s appearance in […]

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The Hairy Bikers are riding in!

They are due to make a guest appearance at this year’s Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards, at Blackburn Rovers football club on Wednesday 18 June, and will be cooking a dish using local produce in front of 300 or so invited guests, as well as posing for photographs with our Award winners and the highly […]

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Veterans Day event

Blackpool will soon be celebrating after securing a national event for the town this summer. Today (Tuesday 29th January) Derek Twigg MP, Under Secretary of State for Defence and Veterans Minister, has announced that Blackpool has been chosen as the location for the National Veterans Day event 2008. Blackpool beat off competition from other shortlisted […]

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Taste Lancashire Blog

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board has launched it’s first online blog – the Taste Lancashire 08 blog. On there LBTB staff will be talking about the activities throughout the year as well as chatting about where to eat and drink in Lancashire! Visit the blog: http://tastelancashire08.typepad.com/

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Enter the England’s Northwest Access for All Award 2008

Don’t miss your opportunity to be recognised regionally for your commitment to catering for visitors with varying access requirements. This category is open to any tourism business from accommodation providers to transport operators. Click here for further information and to download the Access for All Award entry form. The deadline for receipt of all entries […]

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Tourist board sees how Lancashire food works at new `Foodworks` restaurant

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board directors paid a visit to Lancaster House Hotel’s new Lancashire themed restaurant The Foodworks based near Lancaster, after holding its annual general meeting and regular board meeting yesterday (Tuesday September 11).  The Foodworks opened for business last month and specialises in quality local produce including Lancashire hotpot, local cheese, Goosnargh […]

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