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UCLan ready to welcome back students

As excitement builds for the return of students and staff to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) campuses, a wide variety of health and safety initiatives have been implemented to enable a safe September return. Fashion staff are using their sewing skills to help with the implantation of the new Covid-19 health and safety procedures. […]

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Quite Simply French Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Lancaster. Lancashire – 7th August, 2020 – Quite Simply French today announced it has been recognised as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner for Restaurants. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller/diner feedback, placing them in the top […]

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Eight reasons to shop local 10-16 August #ShopLocalWeek

Shoppers are being urged to hit the high street and support their local businesses during Shop Local Week (10-16 August) shopping local helps support the local economy, creates jobs and boosts local communities businesses have brought in a wide range of measures, such as plastic partitions at tills and hand sanitiser stations, to protect customers […]

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Blackpool Grand Theatre postpones panto 2020

After careful consideration and based on the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture Media and Sport’s reiteration that the government will not be providing further guidance on theatres operating without social distancing until November at the earliest, Blackpool Grand has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020/21 pantomime Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Blackpool Grand are not […]

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Call for innovative Lancashire businesses for inaugural Reinvention and Resilience Top 50

Source: Forbes Solicitors

    North West Businesses that have innovated and diversified during the Coronavirus pandemic are being called upon to nominate themselves for the inaugural Reinvention and Resilience Top 50 being run by Forbes Solicitors.  Closing date for applications: Friday 21 August. The regional law firm is searching for companies – small-to-medium-sized across all sectors – […]

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UCLan expert is recognised by national teaching body

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) academic has been recognised for her excellence in higher education teaching. Dr Emma Gillaspy, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Care, has today, 6 August, been announced as a new National Teaching Fellow (NTF). Advance HE’s National Teaching Fellowship Scheme showcases the outstanding impact of individuals and […]

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The Harris announces second phase of reopening

The Harris will open its museum and galleries on Monday (August 3rd) as the second part of a phased reopening. Visitors can now book an online ticket to visit the museum and gallery spaces on the first and second floors. The ground floor reopened in the middle of July with the library, café takeaway service and shop […]

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Blackpool showcases new features for extended Illuminations season

Source: Visit Blackpool

Blackpool’s 2020 Illuminations will feature a special tribute to the heroes of COVID-19 with a dazzling display of hearts and rainbows along the famous Golden Mile. The section, which will also feature the faces of 50 nominated “Corona Heroes”, pays homage to the extraordinary efforts of the NHS and other key workers from around the […]

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Northern tourism boards launch new NatWest Tourism Business Barometer

As towns and cities across the north of England reopen their economies subject to some temporary local restrictions, a contingent of tourism boards have come together to launch a new fortnightly business barometer which will measure the UK post-lockdown tourism business environment including shifts in employment, trends in revenue and overall business confidence. Led by […]

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Fleetwood Museum re-opens with Fisherman’s Friend exhibition

Fleetwood museum is back open safely to visitors from  4th August 2020, and has special measures in place to ensure you have a save and enjoyable visit.  We do request that face masks or coverings be worn by visitors for the duration of your visit. With Fantastic new displays for 2020, including the flagship exhibition about the […]

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Stars line up for Blackpool virtual illuminations switch-on

Source: Visit Blackpool

The stars of Blackpool’s first ever virtual Illuminations Switch-On event have been revealed. Spice Girl Melanie C, Fleur East, Becky Hill, Tom Grennan, Diversity and Blackpool’s very own Rae Morris will all perform in the hour-long streamed event which is being staged by MTV at 8.30pm on Friday 4 September. The virtual show, which will […]

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Govt Culture Recovery Fund – to kickstart cultural and creative sectors

In a major move to jump start the country’s cultural and creative sectors following lockdown, the Culture Secretary has announced the launch of a Government-backed scheme worth half a billion pounds for domestic film and TV productions struggling to get coronavirus-related insurance. The Government has also today set out how organisations can apply for £880 […]

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