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Lancashire Inn invests in luxury glamping offer

Many hospitality businesses were left devastated by the Government’s announcement of the need to close their doors during 2020/21 due to the Covid pandemic. With fighting spirit, the team at The Red Pump Inn have been working hard behind the scenes in readiness for reopening this week. Significant time has been spent preparing the steak […]

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Lancashire’s only Five-Star Holiday Village looks to summer season with new attractions and renewed optimism

Alongside launching several NEW Experiences for Holiday Guests, Holiday Homeowners, Health Club Members and Day Visitors to enjoy. Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire’s only five-star holiday village is currently experiencing a surge in enquiries and advance bookings across its portfolio and is looking forward to the Summer season with renewed optimism. In line with step three […]

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UCLan’s School of Engineering receives equality award

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) School of Engineering has been nationally recognised for its commitment to gender equality. The School has become the first within the Institution to be conferred a Bronze Athena SWAN award from Advance HE’s Equality Charters Team in recognition of its commitment to tackling gender inequality in higher education. The […]

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Crafty Vintage reveal line up for Bank Holiday Hoghton Tower Festival

Organisers of Lancashire’s longest running independent festival have announced the line up for their forthcoming family friendly event which will take place over the May Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the magnificent Hoghton Tower near Blackburn/Preston. The festival kicks off on Saturday 29th of May with the first of three family theatre shows performed by […]

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Another great year for Seaside Awards in the North West

Keep Britain Tidy have today announced the winners of the prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Awards. In the North West, 11 beaches were awarded the Seaside Award and for the first time in England, a Blue Flag has been awarded to a marina at the Royal Albert and Salthouse Dock marina in Liverpool. Seaside Awards […]

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UCLan academic wins prestigious fellowship to research new Preston-based novel

An academic from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has won a prestigious scholarship to research a new novel set in Preston and Nauvoo (Illinois), exploring Mormon transatlantic connections in the nineteenth century. Dr Naomi Krüger, Lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing, has been named as one of 36 writers drawn from academics across the world to be […]

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Blackpool Tower Ballroom Receives £1.1M Lock-Down Refurbishment

One of the UK’s most iconic buildings is today a step closer to re-opening its doors following a £1.1M refurbishment. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, located in the Grade 1 Listed Blackpool Tower, is hoping to re-open on June 21st, providing the Government’s latest road-map out of lockdown goes to plan. The venue, which dates back […]

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Lancashire house builder gives jobs boost with new homes in 2021

Leading developer Barratt Homes is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by underpinning 1,408 new jobs in Lancashire. This includes supporting hundreds of jobs thanks to its plans to build 704 new properties in the county at its developments: Bowland Meadow phases two and three, Centurion Village, Wittingham Park and Cottam Hall. 2021 […]

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Prestigious award recognises UCLan academic’s crucial work to end ‘honour’ based abuse

A psychologist from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been recognised for her vital research contribution which aims to end ‘honour’ based abuse and support survivors. Dr Roxanne Khan, Director of the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) won the award titled: special recognition for academic contribution to end ’honour’ based abuse at the True Honour Awards 2020-21. The awards […]

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Exciting £2million growth plans for FINO TAPAS with new sites in Lytham and Blackpool

The brainchild of restaurant entrepreneur and owner Mark O’Rourke, Fino Tapas is a Preston success story and firm favourite amongst those seeking authentic, quality Spanish food and drink, in convivial and stylish surroundings. This year sees Mark investing two million pounds in two new Lancashire sites, in Lytham and Blackpool, due to open over the […]

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The Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership announces ‘Digital Vision’ for Blackpool

The Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership has brought together a group of leaders from business, the public sector and the local community to create a ‘Digital Vision’ for Blackpool. In a world where digital is a key enabler, the Partnership wanted to create a vision, with a roadmap to enable Blackpool to become the smartest […]

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Blackpool multimillion pound development at Talbot Gateway Phase Two is underway

Source: Blackpool Council

The next key step of the multimillion pound development at Talbot Gateway Phase Two is underway as contractors prepare the site ready for the steel framework to be erected for the 4* Holiday Inn and Marco Pierre White restaurant. With the development on schedule for a summer 2022 opening, piling works are complete and the […]

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