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Businesses to donate more than £500,000 to train apprentices to support Lancashire’s Covid-19 recovery plans

Source: University of Central Lancashire

Lancashire organisations team up to help local businesses develop their workforce A consortium of Lancashire organisations are working together to help local businesses develop their workforce and retain funding within the county as it recovers from the effects of the pandemic. The Lancashire Levy Transfer Network has been launched with some well-known local employers pledging […]

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Preston Euros fan zone will continue to screen all England matches

  Due to overwhelming popularity, the city centre Euros Fan Zone is extending and will continue to show England’s knock out games. The events, staged by Preston BID, and supported by Walker&Williams Boutique Hotels, and Luxury House Share, will continue as long as England remain in the tournament. To date, three successful events have been […]

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UCLan creates Lancashire’s first veterinary school

Source: University of Central Lancashire

The University will join an elite list of universities after creating Lancashire’s first Vet School The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is joining an elite list of UK universities by creating a prestigious Veterinary School in Preston. UCLan is opening the 11th Veterinary School in the UK and Lancashire’s first. Based at UCLan’s Preston Campus, […]

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Chorley to host G7 Speakers’ conference

Seven of the world’s most important politicians are set to gather in the North West of England for the G7 Speakers’ conference. Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the UK House of Commons, said he could think of ‘no better place in the country than his constituency of Chorley’ to host the summit on 16-19 September, […]

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New Morecambe Mural invites people to ‘Come and Be Happy At Morecambe’

A brand new mural has been commissioned on Sandylands Promenade by culture company Deco Publique. The work pays homage to the heritage of The Wakes Weeks – a holiday period in which factory towns, particularly those in the North West, would pack up and rush to Morecambe en masse, leaving industrial towns behind.  As far back as 200 years ago, the month of […]

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UCLan academic to play key role in lung cancer detection

An academic from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is to play an integral role in examining the effectiveness of new technology which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assess x-rays for people who are suspected of having lung cancer. UCLan’s Dr Gordon Prescott, Reader in Medical Statistics and Deputy Director of Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit, will […]

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Isha Karki collects prestigious writing award, shortlisted by UCLan students

Independent publisher Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are pleased to announce Isha Karki as the winner of the fourth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction. The winner was chosen from nearly 600 entries, whittled down to a shortlist of eight, by a team of UCLan students studying English Literature and Creative Writing. […]

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Pioneering workplace health project awarded £3 million funding

A ground-breaking new initiative that will improve the health and wellbeing of employees across Lancashire has received a multi-million pound funding boost today, Thursday 10th June. UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) healthy ageing challenge fund has given £3 million to an Active Lancashire led project which will upskill gym and leisure centre employees to conduct […]

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VEKA launches state of the art virtual tour

VEKA plc has introduced a state of the art virtual tour allowing fabricators to view the factory, including the new Lamination building, from anywhere in the world. The huge site in Burnley, Lancashire, covers 400,000 square feet and spans two postcodes. It employs 350 people and produces over 30 million metres of profile every year. […]

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Brindle Distillery launches Cuckoo Supernova Gin

Source: Taste Lancashire

Brindle Distillery, the sustainable producers of the multi award-winning Cuckoo Gin range in Lancashire, have this week released their fifth expression. Exploding with fresh grapefruit and pomelo, Cuckoo Supernova Gin is set to be the star of summer nights. The gin is over three years in the making with plenty of experimenting and tweaks along […]

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Blackburn Youth Zone receives the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Blackburn Youth Zone is to receive a coveted ‘Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’, it has been announced today (Tuesday, 2nd June 2021). The Award is ‘highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK’, to quote from the official website for the award. Blackburn Youth Zone (BYZ) a 21st century youth hub located at […]

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Cracking bench Gromit! Preston set for new sculpture celebrating Nick Park

Preston will soon have its own Wallace & Gromit bench in celebration of the animated duo’s Preston-born, Academy Award®-winning creator Nick Park. The bronze bench, based on the pair as they appeared in The Wrong Trousers, will be installed outside Preston Markets later this year allowing visitors to have their picture taken with life-size sculptures of two […]

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