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The Maker’s Market returns to The National Festival of Making

For a third year many of the UK’s most exciting independent makers gather at The National Festival of Making’ Makers Market to tempt visitors with their conversation-starting products. Coming together for one weekend-only at King George’s Hall, Blackburn on Sat 15 – Sun 16 June 2019, visitors will have the choice of handmade jewellery, homewares, […]

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Blackpool Transport invests heavily in apprentice training scheme

Local bus and tram operator Blackpool Transport has announced that it is investing in 49 apprenticeships in 2019 under a partnership forged with Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC). A new staff development programme will see 45 existing employees embark on a Level 3 or Level 5 apprenticeship in Leadership and Management and four new […]

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Chorley Council shortlisted for digital skills and inclusion award

Source: Chorley Council

An initiative, which has seen over a thousand Chorley residents get online and hundreds of local children develop digital skills, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in the seventh annual Digital Leaders 100 list. Chorley Council has been nominated for a digital skills or inclusion initiative award for it’s Get Online campaign, which has […]

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The Midland’s Sarah is queen of the scone age

A chef at Morecambe’s Midland Hotel has proved her passion for pastry with an unusual culinary milestone. Sarah Mason, pastry chef at the art deco hotel in the coastal town, has overseen the production of over a quarter of a million scones since 2013. “The sheer volume of scones, cakes and desserts we make to […]

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Access Fylde Coast Project

Britain’s Got Talent Winner Lost Voice Guy and ITV’s Lucy Meacock will be stepping on stage in Blackpool to launch a new project that hopes to put the Fylde Coast on the map as a superb place for disabled people. Personal buddies and a digital app are just some of the schemes that will make […]

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Lytham finance and business advisory firm boosts jobs and doubles turnover

Source: Boost Business Lancashire

A Lytham-based finance and business advisory firm has created five new jobs after receiving growth mentoring through Boost – Lancashire’s business growth hub. Suzie Brooks set up Brooks Accountants in 2013 with the aim of providing more than just a standard accountancy service. Her aim was to also to support clients in successfully managing and […]

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Ribby Hall Village unveils its latest luxury property

In the year that it celebrates its 25th anniversary, Ribby Hall Village is expanding its property portfolio, with the purchase of a Farm House on the western boundary of the existing 100-acre Holiday Village. The Village is now taking bookings for the new property and is offering a special introductory price for guests staying in […]

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It’s a Group Effort”: Carnforth’s Leighton Hall Celebrates Top Nomination

As they celebrate their 60th year of opening to group visitors, Leighton Hall are delighted to have been nominated as finalists in the prestigious 2019 Group Travel Awards. Readers of GTO magazine (Group Travel Organiser) and sister e-newsletter Group Travel Grapevine voted in their droves, nominating the North Lancashire attraction category finalists for ‘Best Attraction […]

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More than seven million Brits plan a UK holiday this Easter, bringing £1.8 billion boost to economy

Source: VisitBritain

VisitEngland’s ‘Trip Tracker’ survey released today shows that 7.4 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.8 billion boost to the economy. The figures are the highest since this survey began in 2013. Last year, 2018, 4.8 million Brits planned to take an overnight […]

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Clitheroe Castle celebrates St George’s Day

A special programme of events is being held at Clitheroe Castle to celebrate St George’s Day. Families with children can take part in a range of St George and the Dragon themed events including a treasure hunt competition which will be held every day. Children can enjoy searching for dragons hidden at the museum, with […]

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Lancashire’s new High Sheriff takes office

Source: Lancashire County Council

The new High Sheriff of Lancashire has been officially sworn in at a historic ceremony in County Hall, Preston. The Honourable Ralph C Assheton TD DL started his year in office at the installation on Friday 5 April. He takes over from Anthony Attard OBE DL. Each year HM The Queen personally appoints the High […]

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Leading figures in business and education join the drive to develop skills and boost employment across Lancashire

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

Two of Lancashire’s leading business people and two senior educationalists have joined the new body which will oversee the drive to develop skills and boost employment prospects among the  county’s workforce. The Managing Director of Accrington’s Affilius Group, Andrew Dewhurst, the Divisional Director of Preston-based Conlon Construction, Neil Conlon, the Principal of Preston’s College, Dr […]

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