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Is modern technology ruining your life?

June 01, 2018
It is almost impossible to avoid laptops, social media, emails, and smartphones. Many of these technologies were developed to help organise our lives, while others promise to keep us fitter and happier for longer....

Women in Tech

May 31, 2018
The first Digital Lancashire "Women in Tech" event is taking place in a few weeks time! On Monday, June 25th at Chorley Football Club, Digital Lancashire will be celebrating the success of women in digital and tech...

Chamber Chat – John O’Neill

May 31, 2018
The wheels turn quickly and the seasons are gone before we are almost aware they are upon us. The same goes for the North Lancs Expo. It only seems last week that we closed the doors on the inaugural North Lancs...

Bailrigg Garden Village Issues & Options Consultation

May 31, 2018
Lancaster City Council plans the Bailrigg Garden Village to be a new self-contained settlement of around 3,500 homes with a target for some 2,000 jobs in South Lancaster - a place for living and a focus for...

Lancaster Antiques Centre on TV - Wednesday 6th June

May 31, 2018
Following on from the press release a couple of weeks ago, there has been confirmation that the episode of Salvage Hunters featuring Lancaster’s GB Antiques Centre will be aired next week. Last month the team spent...

Can mindfulness really improve your business?

May 31, 2018
Mindfulness meditation is being offered at some of the world’s biggest companies, such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline and KPMG, to cut workplace stress and boost productivity. With workplace stress costing UK businesses...

A Summer Of Song, Stories & Stitch

May 31, 2018
A classic film musical, a patchwork session, storytelling and dance round off a busy season of events at The Dukes for people with dementia. Hot on the heels of its successful Creative Adventures In Dementia festival...

Chamber Chat – Cllr Brendan Hughes

May 24, 2018
What a weekend that was for the district. The hosting of the first Highest Point festival at Williamsons Park was a huge success and very much enjoyed by all involved. Initial estimates are at over 10 thousand...

Greyhound Bridge update

May 24, 2018
The scale of repairs needed to the Greyhound Bridge has pushed back the date for its reopening from the start of August to mid-September. A £4m renovation project began in January to the 1911 bridge, which was...

Your chance to shape government support for SMEs

May 24, 2018
Complete this online questionnaire on innovation, and so help to determine how the UK supports SMEs when EU funding stops. Lancashire has benefited from EU Structural Funds, which underpin many of the programmes...

Morecambe gets zapped

May 24, 2018
This week Gum Zappers are tackling some of the most gummed-up streets in Morecambe Town centre. As part of an initiative by Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) the central streets are receiving a lot of...

Rock and Road Will Help Reduce Accidents in the Workplace in-Line with The Vision Zero Safety Campaign

May 24, 2018
Rock and Road Training has announced it will be a training partner for Vision Zero, a global campaign that aims to prevent accidents, diseases and harm at work. Gordon Dick, Director of Rock and Road, is an...

Black Bear appoints new Client Relationship Manager

May 24, 2018
Black Bear IT Solutions has recently appointed Laura Dixon as its new Client Relationship Manager. The expansion of the well-known Lancaster company’s team demonstrates their strong commitment to customer care and...

LARS Communications raises over £1500 for local charities

May 24, 2018
Local firm, LARS Communications Limited, has raised in excess of £1500 for local charities, St. John’s Hospice and Unique Kidz and Co, by taking part in the annual Keswick to Barrow walk.The forty mile walk, which...

New Trust Prevents Lancaster Charity Forest Garden Withering Away

May 24, 2018
If you go down to the woods today, you’ll discover a secret garden that deserves to be shouted about! Tucked away at one of Lancaster’s busiest leisure hubs is a natural, tree-shaded oasis providing a wealth of...

How to become more active – start simple

May 24, 2018
Becoming more active is beneficial for anyone at any age. We don’t need to get caught up in attempting to run a marathon, partake in a 100 mile bike ride or join a gym straight away. What’s important is that we...

Bay Beckons For The Dukes

May 24, 2018
Supporters of The Dukes will be stepping out of the Lancaster theatre for a fundraising walk across Morecambe Bay in June. For the second year, The Dukes has invited members of the public to take part in their Cross...

Chamber Chat – Imogen Brettell

May 17, 2018
Two years ago, near enough to the day, I made a huge leap of faith. I left my role in local government in Preston, where I’d worked for 23 years, and, for the very first time, I set off on a new 72-mile round trip...

Chamber President completes The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge!

May 17, 2018
Chamber President Alistair Eagles successfully completed The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge on Sunday in an impressive time of 9 hours 12 minutes and 36 seconds. Alistair’s says ‘He had a fantastic day out in...

It’s Time To Make Lancaster More Dementia Friendly

May 17, 2018
In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases. There are various types or causes of dementia and it is possible for someone to have a combination...
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