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Cracking bench Gromit! Preston set for new sculpture celebrating Nick Park

Preston will soon have its own Wallace & Gromit bench in celebration of the animated duo’s Preston-born, Academy Award®-winning creator Nick Park. The bronze bench, based on the pair as they appeared in The Wrong Trousers, will be installed outside Preston Markets later this year allowing visitors to have their picture taken with life-size sculptures of two […]

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Meeting the challenge of growing Lancashire’s post-Covid economy

Major strategic development programmes are planned across Lancashire, which will form key components of the economic recovery from the Covid pandemic and future growth plans. Lancashire County Council are working with their partners to redefine Lancashire through a safe and sustainable approach to the Covid recovery. And they’re recruiting a skilled new team to drive […]

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County’s bid for City of Culture gears up with invite to Lancashire citizens to get involved

Source: Lancashire 2025

On 29 May 2021, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden launched the search for UK City of Culture 2025 and, for the first time, the competition will welcome bids from groups of towns joining together to win the bid for an area. Lancashire will bid for the title of City of Culture 2025, the first time a […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has launched the search for UK City of Culture 2025

Source: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

The competition is now live and applications are encouraged from towns and cities across the UK Winner will have baton passed to them from Coventry – UK City of Culture 2021 UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today launched the competition to find the UK’s next City of Culture. The competition, delivered by the Department […]

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Re-opened tearoom and galleries with art and creativity at its heart

Eden Tearoom and Galleries is now open Idyllic rural location offers a mouth-watering Tearoom, gallery and a workshop with arts and crafts, all set in the beautiful Lancashire countryside in Newburgh Locally sourced food celebrates the region’s artisanal goodness, working with farmers and producers to create fresh dishes each day Eden Tearoom and Galleries is […]

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£2.5m lockdown makeover for Lytham’s top hotel

The owners of Lytham’s most prestigious, luxury hotel have taken the opportunity to remodel the Clifton Arms Hotel during the 2020/21 lockdowns and the exciting refurbishment of the Clifton Arms Hotel was completed ahead of the hospitality industry re-opening, on 17 May. Carol Webb, Director, said: “It’s been a tough 14 months for everyone; the […]

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Morecambe Bay to play key role in pandemic recovery

Pioneering project to fight lockdown loneliness in the north west by harnessing natural beauty of Morecambe Bay Health and environmental organisations join forces, with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery Details of a project at Morecambe Bay designed to fight the isolation and loneliness caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have been announced today, after […]

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Blackpool’s Boulevard Hotel Amongst The Best In The World

The Boulevard Hotel in Blackpool has been announced as one of the best hotels in the world by the world’s leading travel platform, TripAdvisor.  In the 2021 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards the Boulevard Hotel has been named in the top 10% of all hotels worldwide. Travellers’ Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor can give […]

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Pendle Leisure Trust reports on its 20th Anniversary year – 2020

Last year Pendle Leisure Trust marked its 20th anniversary. But celebrating 20 years of being the key provider of leisure in the borough – through a range of top quality leisure facilities, activities and services – had to be a scaled down affair. Instead, 2020 mostly turned out to be all about helping the borough’s […]

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The Inn Collection acquires The Carlton Hotel in Lytham St Annes

The Inn Collection Group’s portfolio reaches 23 as it acquires The Carlton Hotel in the popular north-west seaside resort of Lytham St Annes. The acquisition of The Carlton Hotel takes the group’s estate total to 23, with the site reopening Monday 24th May, trading as a part of The Lindum. Sean Donkin, Managing Director, said: […]

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Lancashire based ecommerce leader EKM earns high accolades in Best Companies survey in three categories

EKM, the UK’s highest rated ecommerce platform has been awarded with a spot in three top awards categories. This includes a Top 50 spot in Best Companies Technology Companies to work for, a Top 100 place as a Best Small Company to work for and Top 100 in Best Companies to work for in the […]

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Marketing Lancashire launches new campaign to attract visitors back to the county

Rediscover Lancashire – Escape the Everyday With more Lancashire tourism and hospitality businesses starting to re-open, Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation (DMO) with support from VisitEngland’s DMO Recovery Marketing Fund, will showcase Lancashire as it also aligns with the national tourism agency’s domestic ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign. The fund will enable a bespoke […]

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