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Two Zero Scaleup Leaders Network participants

Successful Two Zero scaleup programme to continue for another year

A highly regarded scaleup support programme funded by Two Zero is set to continue for a further year, with 43 well known Lancashire businesses taking part.

Nicolas Orrelana and Yaseen Noorani, O-Innovations

Innovative wind turbine from Lancashire start-up ready to take the market by storm

A Lancaster start-up firm that has developed a revolutionary new bladeless wind turbine designed to generate energy in urban environments is preparing to take its product to market following support from Lancashire County Council’s Access to Finance service.


Big boost for cycling and walking with £5.5m funding award

Lancashire County Council has received a massive £5.5m boost for its plans to make sure more people have the option to safely walk, cycle, and wheel for short journeys.

Jo Duckworth, Anthony Duckworth, Andy Downie - Dreamtex

Chorley business Dreamtex sets sights on Europe expansion with help from Two Zero

A Lancashire supplier of children’s bedding products which works with brands including Xbox, Bluey, Jurassic World, Gabby’s Dollhouse and Disney is in the process of expanding into European markets, with the help of a Lancashire County Council-funded scaleup programme.


Councillors agree £6.1m boost for local transport

Lancashire County Council has agreed this year's programme of investment in local transport infrastructure – including road and cycle safety and improvements to local footpaths and bus stops.


New car park opens at Burnley Manchester Road railway station

It is now easier than ever to take the train from Burnley Manchester Road after a new car park opened at the station this week (Monday 13 March 2023).


M55 to Heyhouses Link Road is on track to open this year

Lancashire county councillors, Fylde borough councillors, the MP for Fylde, and representatives of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership met at the site of the M55 to Heyhouses Link Road this week for a progress update on its construction.

South Lancaster proposed road alignment March 2023

Share your views on transport proposals in South Lancaster

People are asked for the views on proposals for a new road scheme in South Lancaster to help to develop the plans.

A view of the outside of the proposed cricket pavilion, with one of the pitches on the right hand side and spectators watching the match.

Exciting plans approved for new cricket facilities in Lancashire

A planning application for a new high-quality sports facility in the heart of the county has been approved in principle by councillors - subject to any call-in from the Secretary of State.


New Ormskirk bus station due to open soon

Councillors met this week to check on progress with Ormskirk's modern new bus station, which is expected to be ready to open and welcome passengers in around two weeks' time.

Cllr Scott Smith with trader Amanda Hanson from Sweet William Florists

Traders in Burnley are 'very much' open for business

Traders in Burnley took part in a meet-and-greet with council representatives to share the message that they are 'very much open for business'.

Announcing the naming of Edith Rigby Way. Pictured from left to right are Aidy Riggott, Nicola Elsworth and Matthew Brown pictured on the new road

Preston Western Distributor Road to be named after Preston Heroine

The new Preston Western Distributor Road, linking parts of Preston and the Fylde to the M55 motorway, is to receive an official new name.