This year the Lancashire Evening Post has been running a campaign to support the local economy and celebrate the success of Lancashire’s retailers.
Our campaign is urging people to ‘Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local’ to help ensure traders across the county continue to play a prominent role.
The campaign is encouraging people to use local shops.
We know times are tight but we want shoppers to discover the benefits of supporting our local high street. Whether it’s buying meat from your butcher, fruit and veg from a greengrocer or a coffee in an independent café, the campaign is all about experiencing the best local retailers.
Since the campaign has launched we have featured a number of local businesses in the newspaper and have been shouting about the local economy.
This is just one of the ways the Lancashire Evening Post has aimed to make a difference in the local community.
One of our most recent investigations has been shortlisted for another top award.
Our Twilight series, which highlighted the lives of those battling poverty and living on the margins of society, is one of 30 campaigns appearing in the Newspaper Society’s Making A Difference showcase as part of Local Newspaper Week.
There is an online public vote to find the best of the 30 powerful campaigns which have made a difference to the communities that they serve.
Voting closes at midnight tonight. Visit: www.localnewspaperweek.co.uk.
Follow the week on Twitter @localpaperweek and use hashtags #LNW and #MakingaDifference when tweeting.