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Central Lancashire Local Plan: Issues & Options Consultation

Source: Preston City Council

People across central Lancashire are being consulted on options within the local plan to meet the needs of people and businesses. We need residents’ help to make sure we have a plan for Central Lancashire that creates good quality places to live, work and relax over the next 15 years. People need good quality homes […]

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Canopy Update at Preston Markets

Source: Preston City Council

Following the major capital investment scheme that was agreed by Council on 22 August 2019 to improve the conditions in the Market Hall, a prototype section of the proposed canopy design has been temporarily installed. This prototype will be part of the overall project which will sit above the internal walkways between the stalls. This […]

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Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach to Lead Global Association for the Attractions Industry

Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom, became IAAPA’s 2020 Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, IAAPA introduced the 2020 officers during the Kickoff Event at IAAPA Expo 2019, the association’s annual global conference and trade show in Orlando, Florida.Thompson brings lifelong industry experience and knowledge to […]

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Excellent status for Blackpool bathing waters

Source: Blackpool Council

Sea water quality at Blackpool’s most northern beach, Bispham beach, has been classed as being ‘excellent’, in results released this morning by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).   In addition to this top classification for Bispham beach, high standards of bathing water quality have also been recorded by Defra at the […]

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Artist’s innovative VR films introduce young people to work opportunities in Pendle

The breadth of careers in Pendle has been given a new lease of life thanks to an innovative virtual reality project led by In-Situ. Pendle Borough Council commissioned In-Situ to create an artist-led series of films introducing high school pupils to the workplace as part of its #makeitinpendle campaign. Working with artist Andy Abbott, In-Situ […]

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Change to Deputy Mayor of Preston

Source: Preston City Council

Councillor Mrs Pauline Brown will step down as Deputy Mayor of Preston at Council on 19th December in order to focus on her recovery and to receive treatment following a recent, serious illness. Other duties undertaken by Councillor Mrs Brown will continue, including as Ward Councillor and participating in relevant activities, including being a member […]

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The Winners of Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019

On Thursday 7 November, the world-famous Pleasure Beach Arena, Blackpool was the ‘coolest’ venue for Marketing Lancashire’s annual Lancashire Tourism Awards, supported by Headline Sponsor, University of Central Lancashire and Host Sponsor VisitBlackpool. Blackpool-born professional ice-skater Daniel Whiston was guest presenter and entertained the audience, gliding through the twenty-two awards with great style. Rachel McQueen, Chief […]

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Elected and business leaders publish first ever Manifesto for the North ahead of UK General Election

As the country prepares to head to the polls, Northern business and elected leaders have joined forces to publish the first ever Manifesto for the North – outlining the ambition to power up the North with support of the incoming Government. The Manifesto for the North is a five-point plan produced by the Convention of […]

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Blackpool Council acquires Houndshill Shopping Centre

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council has acquired the resort’s Houndshill Shopping Centre in a move aimed at catalysing the regeneration of the town centre.  The Council has been in discussions for some time regarding the future of the Houndshill with the previous owner of the centre, BCC Eiffel and its funders. The Council decided to step in following […]

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Freddie Frostoff, Holly Chilloughby and Captain Snow are back on the road

Lancashire’s highways team will be rolling out a colourful cast of characters to battle the ice and snow, and keep the county’s roads moving this winter. The county council’s 45-strong gritter fleet will be joined for the first time by Basil Salty, Albert Ice-stein, Freddie Frostoff, and Holly Chilloughby, making their debut appearances this year […]

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Local business owner Kevin Berkins wins yet more awards for his sausages at the prestigious Butcher’s Guild Awards

Success has struck again for Lancashire’s Master Butcher Kevin Berkins this week in a celebration of National Sausage Week. Kevin won big at the Butchers Guild Hall in London; earning the top spot for his ‘Old English Breakfast Pork’ sausage in the ‘Traditional Sausage’ category. The award was presented by celebrity chef Lesley Waters – […]

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UCLan ranked top in the north for graduate business start-ups

Source: University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been ranked in the top five of UK universities for the number of graduate start-up businesses created. According to new analysis of the 2017/18 data provided by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)1, 201 start-ups have been founded at UCLan in the 12-month period meaning the institution ranks fourth […]

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