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Fracking to start this week

Cuadrilla has reported that it will begin hydraulically fracturing the shale rock at its Preston New Road site this week. The testing process will begin at the first of its two horizontal shale gas exploration wells, and is expected to take around…

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DACA wins government entrepreneurship award

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy has won a national award for its work encouraging entrepreneurship among its students. Small business minister Kelly Tolhurst granted DACA one of the government’s four Building Enterprise Skills awards, in particular due to the innovative Team Academy…

Beehive Blackburn News

Flexible spaces create buzz at Beehive

Newly renovated flexible working space has proven popular at the Beehive in Blackburn. The three-storey office building, at Shadsworth Business Park off the M65, has been upgraded to cater for teams as small as two people. Whittle Jones, the agents…

Andrew Bounds Financial Times News

Financial Times journalist to speak at Lancashire Business Day

A Financial Times correspondent with his finger on the pulse of Northern Powerhouse developments has been added to the line-up for Lancashire Business Day. Taking place on November 27, Lancashire Business Day is an opportunity for the red rose county…

Moor Hall Awards

Two new Michelin stars for Lancashire

The highly-regarded Michelin guide has announced two new stars for Lancashire restaurants in its 2019 edition. The White Swan in Fence has been granted its first ever star while Moor Hall in Aughton has been upgraded to a two-star rating.…

Spitfire Heritage News

Spitfire Heritage secures funding for expansion

Ormskirk distillery Spitfire Heritage has secured a £70,000 loan from MSIF Finance Hub which it will use to expand its product range. After securing an initial start-up loan of £25,000 from the Finance Hub, managing director Ian Hewitt and co-director Sarah Hewitt established…

Cuadrilla seismic activity News

Cuadrilla makes seismic data available to public

Fracking firm Cuadrilla has launched an online tool that allows the public to view daily records of seismic activity around its Preston New Road shale gas exploration site. The new tool also documents incidents of naturally occurring seismicity across the North…

Preston markets Awards

Preston markets earn town planners award

The restoration of Preston markets has earned an award for its positive impact on the city’s economy. The regeneration project, lead by the Frank Whittle Partnership, has been honoured with The Royal Town Planning Institute’s top regional award for Creating Economically Successful…

Greg Wilson Limitless News

Bumper year of contract wins for Limitless PR

Blackburn-based marketing agency Limitless PR has secured 12 new contracts in 12 months. From September 2017 to September 2018, Limitless began providing PR services to Northern Industrial, Twentyone, Vape Dinner Lady, Mint Business Travel, Bury Solicitors, Carter-Zub, On the Peg,…

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