Lancashire Business Archive

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Grim Lancashire work accidents death toll in 2011
(Fri 30 Dec 2011 00:00)
Eight people lost their lives while at work in Lancashire last year and 661 suffered a major injury, according to the latest statistics.

Plans for new Skelmersdale centre to be unveiled
(Thu 22 Dec 2011 17:09)
Detailed plans for the first phase of a new Skelmersdale town centre are to be revealed by regeneration specialist St. Modwen in early 2012.

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Olympic athlete praises Lancashire students
(Fri 02 Dec 2011 10:26)
Olympic equestrian event rider Jeanette Brakewell has praised equine students at Myerscough College as “the highest standard I’ve seen”.

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Community cafe launches in Skelmersdale for local kids
(Thu 01 Dec 2011 15:04)
A new community cafe which acts as a safe haven for local children has been launched in the Tanhouse area of Skelmersdale.

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Car giant's search for kindest Preston resident
(Thu 24 Nov 2011 13:02)
Preston residents are being called upon to nominate people from their community in a campaign designed to promote random acts of kindness this winter.

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'Big Day Out' to Wigan for kids
(Mon 31 Oct 2011 16:28)
A Bolton based charity has giving children and volunteers the chance to enjoy a camping experience in the wilds of Wigan.

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Multi Award Winning Fryer’s Completes £2.7m Deal With Blue Diamond Garden Centres
(Thu 27 Oct 2011 11:26)
Knutsford based, Fryer’s Garden Centre has completed a deal to sell the family owned garden centre and award-winning rose growing business to Blue Diamond Garden Centres of Guernsey.

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Local Charity Aids Asthma Sufferers
(Mon 17 Oct 2011 19:52)
Asthma sufferers on the Fylde coast are set to benefit from the aid of a local charity.

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Lancashire hosts older people's champion event
(Wed 12 Oct 2011 13:18)
Issues affecting older people across the North West were the subject up for discussion at an event hosted by Lancashire County Council.

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Water boost for Burnley firm
(Mon 10 Oct 2011 10:35)
A Burnley firm specialising in water quality measuring products is set to expand with the help of Lancashire County Council's Rosebud finance package.

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Horsepower at Aintree makes dream rides a reality for charity kids
(Fri 23 Sep 2011 14:27)
The Sporting Bears Motor Club gave 200 local children the opportunity to be driven around Aintree’s Motor Racing Circuit in over 40 different luxury and exotic cars earlier this month.

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New bobby on the beat for Clitheroe
(Mon 12 Sep 2011 23:18)
Residents in Clitheroe are to benefit from a new Community Beat Manager.

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Greenhalgh's nominated for trio of awards
(Wed 07 Sep 2011 12:12)
Great things come in threes - the Star Wars trilogy, Olympic medals and now a trio of award nominations for North West bakery, Greenhalgh’s.

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Rosebud fund ignites Ribble Valley business success
(Wed 31 Aug 2011 14:11)
A Clitheroe firm is expanding its business thanks to investment from Lancashire County Council.

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Double tax breaks benefit Blackpool's small firms‏
(Fri 26 Aug 2011 11:34)
Nearly two out of every five businesses in Blackpool are benefiting from double tax breaks, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has announced.

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Lancashire Enterprise Partnership successful in superfast broadband bid
(Tue 23 Aug 2011 14:22)
Lancashire's ambitious superfast broadband project has received a welcome boost of almost £11m following a successful funding bid into central government.

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Lancashire Enterprise Zone Bid turned down
(Thu 18 Aug 2011 10:44)
The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has vowed to explore alternative options in spite of disappointment over its bid to bring an Enterprise Zone to Lancashire.

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Work commences to build a better future for Wigan's youth
(Wed 17 Aug 2011 13:00)
Work has started on the new £6.5 million Wigan Youth Zone, which will occupy purpose-built accommodation at Mesnes Field.

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Patients to benefit from two new state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners a Blackpool Victoria Hospital
(Wed 17 Aug 2011 12:55)
Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s radiology department has taken delivery of two new top of the range ultrasound scanners.

Work On Multi-Million Pound Youth Project Underway
(Fri 12 Aug 2011 14:29)
Work has begun on the £6.5 million Wigan Youth Zone which will occupy new, purpose-built accommodation at Mesnes Field in Wigan town centre.