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Booths win trophies in international competition
Family owned, independent food and wine retailer Booths has won two prestigious trophies in the International Wine and Spirit Competition, one of the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competitions. The Booths Sauternes and the Gran Norte Reserve Rioja both received the highest accolade out of thousands of entries, marking these wines as “world class.” Only 30 wines received this highest award.

Free packed lunches
Two care homes in Lancashire have provided free packed lunches to struggling local families during the half-term holidays to those who would normally qualify for free school meals. Fleetwood Hall Care Home and Longridge Hall Care Home, both part of the Sandstone Care Group, supported local families by offering home-made packed lunches from Monday through to Friday during half term week containing a sandwich, drink, fruit, crisps and a yogurt to those who would normally qualify for free school meals.

Marco Pierre White restaurant comes to Blackpool
Blackpool Council and Muse Developments, development partners on Blackpool’s flagship Talbot Gateway regeneration project have signed contracts with Black & White Hospitality (owner of Marco Pierre White’s restaurant chain) for the new Holiday Inn Blackpool Hotel. Holiday Inn Blackpool will boast 144 bedrooms as well as Marco’s New York Italian restaurant and create up to 50 new full-time jobs. Visitors will now be able to enjoy a mix of Italian-inspired dishes and American classics from a menu created personally by Marco.

New bakery outlet
A new café and bakery has opened in Whittle Le Woods, Chorley. Independent bakery, All You Knead is open six days a week serving a tempting choice of freshly-made breakfasts, lunches and snacks. All of the bread, pastries, pies and cakes are freshly-made each day, travelling just a short distance from its own bakery facility, which is also based in Chorley.

Happy Anniversary
Ten years ago at Dewlay’s Lancashire Cheese headquarters in Garstang, saw the official launch of its now famous 2 MW wind turbine. Standing at 126m (413.4ft) and named ‘Castle of the Clouds’ by a local student, it can be seen from miles around and has been leading the way in the use of renewable wind energy in the cheese industry which is vital in protecting its business for the future.

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