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Thousands visit Colne for Great British R&B Festival

The small East Lancashire town of Colne welcomed thousands of people to the town over the August Bank Holiday Weekend as the Great British R&B Festival returned. Organised by Colne Town Council and the Colne Blues Society, visitors were treated to a spectacular weekend of live music and family fun entertainment, including the very best […]

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Tipsy Chef expands with grand opening of second Preston restaurant

After the resounding success of their debut restaurant within Preston Market Hall, which opened in April 2022, Tipsy Chef Street Food have launched a second venue in Preston city centre.  This marks a significant milestone for owner, Jay Oates, who only 16 months ago started on his first venture and captivated food enthusiasts with his […]

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#AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge Wows Crowds

This year, the #AmazingAccrington Soapbox Challenge was listed as one of the top 30 free bank holiday activities – nationally! The crowds of over 18,000 thronged in the streets in Accrington on Saturday 26th August from 10am-4pm would certainly vouch for what a great day out it was. The pits were open from 10am, with […]

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Stonyhurst College celebrates outstanding GCSE results

Stonyhurst is proud of this year’s Syntax (Year 11) cohort, with some spectacular results reflected in its collective 100% pass rate. Pupils have beaten predictions by significant margins, demonstrating further evidence of Stonyhurst’s reputation for adding value through excellent teaching and learning. GCSE results have risen back to 2019 levels highlighting its commitment to excellence. […]

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Lancaster and Morecambe Chamber of Commerce chooses their Charity Of The Year

Each year Lancaster and Morecambe Chamber of Commerce chooses a charity to support as their Charity of The Year. This year Chamber President, Chris Gardner, Director of Morecambe accountancy firm Waters & Atkinson has chosen local charity and Chamber Member, Unique Kidz and Co. Unique Kidz and Co is a local charity based in Morecambe, and […]

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Lancashire brand brings out heritage rugby shirt ahead of Rugby World Cup 2023

Whalley-based shoe company LANX, in collaboration with Cotton Traders, has unveiled a limited edition England rugby shirt, in time for the Rugby Union World Cup. With a red rose representing England and Lancashire, the shirt is already proving extremely popular with fans across the county and beyond. LANX founder Marco Vaghetti explains: ‘The LANX rugby shirt has […]

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Bowland Inns & Hotels secures planning permission for Wennington Hall

Bowland Inns & Hotels secures planning permission for change of use to create a luxury hotel, retreat and spa, and exclusive-use weddings and events venue. The historic grade II listed building, on the outskirts of the delightful Lune Valley village of Wennington, was acquired from Lancashire County Council as the former school closed in the […]

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Congratulations to the Stonyhurst Class of 2023!

Today we are sending congratulations to our Class of 2023 on their A level success. At A level, we are delighted that our results have continued to rise by all measures despite the national trend reported over the last week in the press. Our A level results show a significant increase compared to 2022. Almost half of […]

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Roll Up! Showtown Blackpool unveils March 2024 opening date

The news comes alongside the appointment of new Chief Executive Elizabeth Moss. Its official, Showtown: the museum of fun and entertainment has announced it will open its doors to the public in March 2024, bringing a world class interactive museum for all the family to Blackpool. When open, Showtown will celebrate the seaside, circus, magic, […]

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Lancashire Business Day returns with new headline sponsor

The social event of the year for businesses who are ‘Lancashire and proud’ will return this November – with a brand new headline sponsor. Lancashire Business Day 2023 will take place in the Lounge 1968 at Accrington Stanley FC on Friday 24 November. And Padiham-based +24 has stepped up to the role of headline sponsor. […]

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Gordon Taylor OBE Invests in Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone’s ‘Next Level’ Sports Offer

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone, a charity dedicated to young people, prominently providing over 60 hours of services when schools are closed. With over 4,500 members benefiting, their provision takes place at an state of the art centre in Blackburn, our satellite site in Darwen and within the community, open to ages 5- 19, with […]

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Artists create new tableaux for Blackpool Illuminations

Source: Visit Blackpool

It was revealed today (August 10) that internationally-renowned artists Dr Chila Kumari Singh Burman, MBE, and Bruce Alfred have designed two spectacular installations for the 2023 Illuminations display. The tableaux will be unveiled to the public when the Illuminations are launched on Friday 1 September for a four-month season. Both have been built by the […]

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