Planning application submitted for Cuerden development that could bring 4,500 jobs to Lancashire

Following extensive community consultation, Lancashire County Council and their development partners Maple Grove Developments, who are part of the Eric Wright Group, have submitted a planning application to South Ribble Borough Council for a major development of the Cuerden strategic site that will also bring furniture giant IKEA to Lancashire. The Cuerden development could also … Read more

Music and dance combine in wacky blind date performance

​“Blind Date”, Les Bordéliques Goosnargh Village Hall Sunday 5 March, 7pm The Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick Wednesday 15 March, 7pm A French-Canadian company, featuring former Cirque du Soleil performers, bring their madcap new show to Lancashire in March. Les Bordéliques will perform “Blind Date” at Goosnargh Village Hall on Sunday 5 March at 7pm, followed by … Read more

Bats and churches to benefit thanks to National Lottery

The future of bats and the historic churches they can inhabit is looking brighter thanks to National Lottery support of £3.8m. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has approved the development stage and initial funding of £3.8million for the 5 year “Bats in Churches” partnership project, bringing together wildlife and heritage conservation and church organisations to … Read more

Social Housing Regulator launches consumer standard consultation in the run-up to deregulatory measures

The HCA is consulting on the Tenant Involvement and Empowerment Standard alongside publication of transitional guidance The Homes and Communities Agency has today (8 February 2017) launched a statutory consultation to clarify and strengthen one of its consumer standards. The regulator is also publishing information to help providers understand how it will manage the transition … Read more

Luxor Group and Lloyds Bank team up to tackle homelessness in St Helens

A £1,000 cheque has been donated to St Helens homeless charity Teardrops by two local businesses. Paul Nicholson from Luxor Group, the Merseyside property developer behind the regeneration of the Tyrers building and Phil Burton, manager at Lloyds Bank on Hardshaw Street delivered the £1,000 cheque to Teardrops founder, Shauni Ward yesterday (Tuesday 7 February). … Read more

Magic returned to Central Library on Harry Potter Book Night

The third annual Harry Potter Book Night was recently celebrated throughout the world and as before St Helens Central Library hosted an unforgettable evening, this time themed around the Professors of Hogwarts. Over 150 young witches and wizards of all ages entered the library through Platform 9 ¾ before being sorted into their Hogwarts Houses … Read more