Date: May 17, 2013
Time: 3:13 pm
This weekend sees the fourth annual Fantastic Food Show return to Blackburn with producers from all over the region showcasing their finest produce.
Over 100 exhibitors will be setting up shop for the day at Ewood Park on May 19 with a selection of local pies, bread, oils, beers, wine, cheese, fish, meat and street food to go. It is a great value day out for foodies of all ages with many free activities to get involved in from hands on cooking workshops for kids to chocolate truffle making to penalty shoot outs and football skills.
Visitors can enjoy more than 20 live demonstrations from top chefs cooking seasonal favourites– such as Venison Curry from Valentine Warner; an interesting twist from Lisa Allen with Wheat Fed Guinea Fowl; Madalene Bonvini Hamel cooks up her trade mark dish – British Larder Smoked House Experience and watch as Nigel cooks on a budget, with a surprise bag of ingredients from the show’s charity Community Solutions Food Bank.
This year the Fantastic Food Show builds on previous year’s successes and extends with The Marquee Village. This is an important addition to promote education and skills in all aspects of food.
Date: May 9, 2013
Time: 11:28 am
Lancashire businesses are being warned not to fall foul of a telephone scam which could cost them thousands of pounds.
Abbey Telecom chief Tony Raynor has voiced his concerns that many companies are not being advised to take the necessary precautions to prevent hackers breaking into their telephone systems and to protect themselves against fraud.
Victims of ‘dial through fraud’ often face significant financial losses when they find out too late that someone has taken control of their phone lines to make money or steal free calls.
“Businesses in this country are losing £1.2bn per year to what is termed ‘dial through fraud’ on their phone systems,” explained telephone installer Mr Raynor.
“It happens when fraudsters access a telephone switchboard and call costly premium rate or overseas destinations. Yet firms can fight this crime, protect themselves against such attacks and even recoup money after the event.” Read More
Date: April 26, 2013
Time: 11:41 am
Northcote, Lancashire has been named as a finalist in the Small Hotel of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013.
As a finalist Northcote now goes forward to the glittering Awards Ceremony which is being held on 20 May 2013 at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester.
Northcote will have to wait until then to find out which award they will receive. All finalists are guaranteed to receive either Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended Award. Read More
Date: April 24, 2013
Time: 9:15 am
Taylor Patterson is proud to announce that this week, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) authorised its status as Lancashire’s only financial services firm to be accredited to provide continuing professional development (CPD) to solicitors.
After a rigorous application process, the SRA confirmed that Taylor Patterson, based in Preston, is qualified to assist the ongoing training and development of solicitors in the region.
The accreditation means we will be able to offer tailored financial courses for solicitors that will inform on topics such as wills and trusts, pension arrangements, the impact of the annual chancellor’s budget and future legislation changes.
A range of educational sessions will be available to solicitors across the North West, helping to share our knowledge and disseminate up to date information that will improve service provision for their clients.
Date: April 17, 2013
Time: 2:18 pm
Northcote, Lancashire has been named “Hotel of the Year 2013″ by Pride of Britain Hotels at the Annual General Meeting held at The Goring, London on 15 April 2013.
Commenting on the award Craig Bancroft, Managing Director, “We are absolutely over joyed with this accolade, particular as we are judged by mystery guests and customer feedback. This reinforces that the heart and soul of the house is the most important aspect of hospitality. Food, wine and accommodation can only be delivered by great people and this award endorses the commitment of the team at Northcote ensuring that every guests experience exceeds their expectations.”