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Hear from a diverse line-up of experts and operators including Virgin Trains, Manchester Airport, Metis Real Estate, Industry Wake Parks, Chester's new Storyhouse cultural centre and restaurant group Fazenda at this free event in June.

Blackpool Tower restoration completes

Blackpool Tower is free from scaffolding for the first time in eight years, after a £6m repair and restoration programme carried out by specialist contractor MP Marine. [GALLERY]

Government fund targets urban parks

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The Department for Communities & Local Government has allocated £1.5m to 87 community groups across the country to create pocket parks, neglected urban plots which are turned into green spaces, including 12 in the North West.

RSK urges firms to prepare for new environmental rules

Specialist land remediation and environmental science consultancy RSK Group is holding a series of briefings for property professionals ahead of the expected changes to ISO14001, the main environmental management system, due to be published later this month.

Work begins on Central Parks project

South Ribble Council has started on site with the creation of St Catherine’s Park, the first of the new Central Parks to be delivered under the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire city deal.

Parks win Lottery funding

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Peel Park in Salford and Winckley Square Gardens in Preston were among 16 public spaces around the country handed £34m in grants by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.