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John Hartnett, Tom Bailey, County Councillor Aidy Riggott, Phoebe Graham, Mark Chilton

Work starts on pioneering cricket facility in central Lancashire

Construction has started on a high-quality professional and community cricket facility in central Lancashire, which will be the first of its kind.

L Andy Walker, Lancashire County Council’s Head of Business Growth R Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Deputy Commander, UK Strategic Command

Lancashire announces new strategic partnership to maximise County’s ‘once in a generation’ cyber opportunity

Lancashire has announced the formation of a new collaborative initiative, The Lancashire Cyber Partnership (LCP) which will shape, support and promote the County’s world-class cyber strengths and fast-growing cyber ecosystem.

LCC representatives and partners

Boost reveals new £3.9m business support programme in landmark 10th year

A business support programme aimed at helping Lancashire businesses start, grow and thrive has unveiled a new range of services, thanks to a fresh £3.9m funding deal.

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Plans to increase accessibility at Accrington Railway Station to take a step forward

Funding for a new footbridge facility with lifts, which will cost just under £5m, has been approved in principle from the £50m East Lancashire Levelling Up project.

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Two Zero scaleup service delivers strong growth for female leaders in Lancashire

A unique service designed to help female entrepreneurs with the specific challenges women face in preparing for rapid business growth has driven strong turnover growth among participating firms, while prompting many to target new markets and launch new products.

CC Aidy Riggott, County Hall

Lancashire ready to make case for Network North funding

Lancashire County Council is ready to make a strong case for the county to receive its share of the £36bn of funding earmarked for Network North – a range of transport improvements to boost economic growth and productivity announced as part of the changes to the HS2 high speed rail project.

Dave Edmondson and Collette Edmondson

Darwen business celebrates expansion following Access to Finance support

A vehicle storage facility based in Darwen has recruited two additional members of staff after installing new infrastructure at its site using funds secured with the help of Lancashire County Council's finance service, Access to Finance, and now hopes to continue its expansion.

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New Fylde link road set to open early next year

Construction of the M55 to Heyhouses Link Road is making good progress, however a number of issues over recent months mean it is now scheduled to open in spring 2024.


Burnley road closure extended to prevent future disruption

Yorkshire Street in Burnley is due to stay closed for a further 4 weeks until Friday 11 August to allow good progress to continue with the Town2Turf regeneration scheme, and reduce overall disruption by preventing the need for the road to be closed again in future.

Ribbon cutting at opening ceremony

New £207m motorway junction and link road to open in Preston

A major new £207m road scheme linking parts of Preston and the Fylde Coast to the M55 motorway, will open to the public at 11am today (Monday 3 July).


South Lancaster transport proposals re-evaluated

A decision has been made to suspend further work on the proposed South Lancaster to M6 transport project and to re-evaluate the proposals.

Boost growth story - Rachel Ratcliffe - Pudalicious-2

Wyre-based pudding maker reaches retail shelves following Boost support

A Wyre-based producer of traditional fruit crumbles and puddings has secured a contract to supply a well-known local retailer with its products after receiving funded support through Boost; Lancashire’s business growth hub.