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National and International Tourism agencies sign up to Taste Lancashire 2019

VisitBritain/VisitEngland has given its support to the Taste Lancashire 2019 food and drink conference, organised by destination management organisation Marketing Lancashire and taking place at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe on Tuesday 5 March. Food and drink is a key sector for growth in Lancashire and most recent STEAM research shows that visitors spend over £1billion on food […]

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Lancashire to bid for UK City of Culture 2025

Marketing Lancashire and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) held a meeting on 23 January to reveal the findings of scoping work undertaken by cultural expert Andrew Dixon, to  explore Lancashire’s potential and appetite to bid for UK City of Culture 2025. Andrew, whose experience includes leading the successful Hull bid for City of Culture in […]

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UK expecting boost in visits from China as Chinese New Year approaches

Source:  VisitBritain

The UK is expecting a boost in visits from China as Chinese New Year approaches on Tuesday 5 February. Forward flight booking data showed that bookings from China to the UK were up 24% from Wednesday 30 January to Tuesday 12 February, compared to the period when Chinese New Year fell last year. Longer term […]

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Shankly Hotel confirms support of Preston community football charity

The new £15M Shankly Hotel Preston which is due to open in June of this year, has today confirmed its first major sponsorship ahead of its opening in 2019. The Shankly Hotel Preston has today confirmed it is to sponsor the Preston based community football charity the SIR TOM FINNEY PRESTON SOCCER CENTRE. The deal […]

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Boost helps Preston media company’s North West expansion

  A Preston-based media and publishing business is expanding across the region after receiving support from Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. The Samuel James Group is building a portfolio of publications and developing its marketing services after a helpful start from Boost’s Growth Support programme. Set up by directors Sam Whitear and Andy Mann, the […]

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Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, opens £27m Edge Hill University facility

Catalyst, the new £27m home for the library, careers and student services functions has been officially opened today by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.    Her Royal Highness toured the state-of-the-art building and met with students, staff and alumni as well as key people involved in the development and construction of Catalyst before officially opening the building.     During […]

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125th Anniversary Event a Major Success

A host of star-studded names attended a special anniversary event to commemorate one of the region’s most iconic theatres. More than 350 people from across the country turned out in force to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Blackpool Grand Theatre. Theatre bosses made several key announcements at the special event including confirmation of an […]

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Lancashire backing for Eden of the North

Source: Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has agreed to provide £250,000 towards the business case for an Eden of the North in Morecambe. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting yesterday (Thursday 17 January). Eden International has identified a potential location for a nationally-significant new visitor facility, which presents an opportunity for regeneration in Morecambe and to […]

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Obsession 19 arrives at Northcote

Friday 18th January marks the first night of Obsession 19 – Northcote’s annual gastronomic food festival, which runs until 3rd February. Taking place over 17 nights, the culinary event once again sees a fantastic line up of chefs flying in from across the globe to cook at Northcote, one the UK’s most treasured hotels. Kicking […]

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Leyland pet care business launches unique product range

Source: Boost - Lancashire's Business Growth Hub

A Leyland-based pet care business has launched a range of dog grooming products with the help of Boost business support. Paw Naturel manufactures and distributes specialist dog shampoo, fragrances and scrubs which are all made from natural ingredients, using no harsh chemicals. Angela Pinder, a qualified dog groomer, set her sights on developing a range […]

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Youngsters inspired by UCLan’s ‘Engineering Avengers’

Source: University of Central Lancashire

Two senior lecturers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have teamed up with a cast of Marvel superheroes, including Iron Man and The Hulk, to inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators. Dr Matthew Dickinson and Dr Stephen Sigurnjak, from UCLan’s School of Engineering, were recently invited to speak to schoolchildren at a […]

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The Blackpool Destination Guide 2019 is Now Available!

Source: VisitBlackpool

The 2019 Blackpool Destination Guide showcasing the myriad of attractions in the UK’s most popular beach resort is now available. The free 84-page guide puts special focus on the 125th anniversary celebrations of two of the resort’s most iconic heritage assets – The Blackpool Tower and The Grand Theatre. To mark these historic milestones, the […]

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