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Blackpool Tower Ballroom Receives £1.1M Lock-Down Refurbishment

One of the UK’s most iconic buildings is today a step closer to re-opening its doors following a £1.1M refurbishment. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, located in the Grade 1 Listed Blackpool Tower, is hoping to re-open on June 21st, providing the Government’s latest road-map out of lockdown goes to plan. The venue, which dates back […]

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Lancashire house builder gives jobs boost with new homes in 2021

Leading developer Barratt Homes is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by underpinning 1,408 new jobs in Lancashire. This includes supporting hundreds of jobs thanks to its plans to build 704 new properties in the county at its developments: Bowland Meadow phases two and three, Centurion Village, Wittingham Park and Cottam Hall. 2021 […]

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Prestigious award recognises UCLan academic’s crucial work to end ‘honour’ based abuse

A psychologist from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been recognised for her vital research contribution which aims to end ‘honour’ based abuse and support survivors. Dr Roxanne Khan, Director of the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) won the award titled: special recognition for academic contribution to end ’honour’ based abuse at the True Honour Awards 2020-21. The awards […]

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Exciting £2million growth plans for FINO TAPAS with new sites in Lytham and Blackpool

The brainchild of restaurant entrepreneur and owner Mark O’Rourke, Fino Tapas is a Preston success story and firm favourite amongst those seeking authentic, quality Spanish food and drink, in convivial and stylish surroundings. This year sees Mark investing two million pounds in two new Lancashire sites, in Lytham and Blackpool, due to open over the […]

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The Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership announces ‘Digital Vision’ for Blackpool

The Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership has brought together a group of leaders from business, the public sector and the local community to create a ‘Digital Vision’ for Blackpool. In a world where digital is a key enabler, the Partnership wanted to create a vision, with a roadmap to enable Blackpool to become the smartest […]

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Blackpool multimillion pound development at Talbot Gateway Phase Two is underway

Source: Blackpool Council

The next key step of the multimillion pound development at Talbot Gateway Phase Two is underway as contractors prepare the site ready for the steel framework to be erected for the 4* Holiday Inn and Marco Pierre White restaurant. With the development on schedule for a summer 2022 opening, piling works are complete and the […]

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Lancaster-based Novi wins contract with global pharmaceutical specialist

Lancaster-based digital agency Novi Digital has won a contract to provide digital marketing (SEO and PPC) management to global pharmaceutical specialist services provider Arriello. Arriello is a leading consultancy, risk management and compliance services provider to the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Headquartered in Ireland, with operations across Europe and working for clients in 148 countries, its […]

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Research suggests consolidation is at the top of business wish lists for 2021

Research carried out by North West marketing agency ICG shows that businesses are looking to consolidate in a post-pandemic world – but are also confident about the year ahead. ICG’s SpringLoaded survey, which was carried out earlier this year, asked businesses across multiple sectors about how they have been affected by Covid-19, how confident they […]

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First call-out to artists and creators for Lancashire2025

Source: Lancashire 2025

Can you reimagine the way we live? Lancashire is bidding to become UK City of Culture 2025, a prestigious national event held once every four years, and the county is now calling on artists and all citizens to submit ideas that could become part of a high-quality cultural programme for the Lancashire 2025 Bid. The […]

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UCLan recognises Preston cancer specialist with an Honorary Clinical Professorship

A Preston cancer specialist has been recognised for her outstanding work by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Dr Alison Birtle, a Consultant Oncologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been awarded the title of Honorary Clinical Professor. Known as one of the country’s leading researchers into urological cancers, she will work with academics […]

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The Saffron Group backs Blackburn Youth Zone Big Iftar

Blackburn Youth Zone is pleased to announce ‘The Saffron Group’ as the proud sponsor of their virtual Great Big Iftar. The Saffron Group,  based in Blackburn, is backing this initiative which consists of Lancashire businesses and leaders. They have sponsored the campaign to celebrate diversity across the borough as this is a way that brings […]

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Vital Energi collaboration to deliver bespoke renewable energy apprenticeships at Blackburn HQ

Vital Energi is delighted to be working in collaboration with The City of Liverpool College to deliver bespoke renewable energy and heat network apprenticeship programmes. The new apprenticeship programmes demonstrate Vital’s commitment to developing the key industry skills required to achieve net zero and create a sustainable workforce for the future. Having pledged to recruit […]

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