Barcelona win for Blackpool motors team

A Blackpool motor dealership is celebrating after winning BMW’s retailer of the year award.

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Edwin Booth the Chairman of the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership

Hi-tech Fylde set for international stage

Business leaders will be flying the flag for Blackpool Airport, Hillhouse and Warton enterprise zones at a major conference this week.

Blackpool Carers' Centre volunteer Daniel Foster fitting door insulation at a carer family house

Scheme boosts help for Blackpool carers

The charity which cares for Blackpool’s carers has received more cash to help keep families warm in winter.

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Broken down horse trailer temporarily shuts M6

The M6 was closed south of Preston earlier this afternoon to allow for a horse to be moved from a broken down trailer to a replacement, police said.

A new Land Rover club is starting in Blackpool

‘Family friendly’ club to drive into Blackpool

A family friendly Land Rovers club is on its way to Blackpool.

Chris Larkin from the Stroke Association welcomed the news

Stroke service safe after cash is found

Charity bosses have spoken of their delight after town hall bosses found the cash needed to continue vital funding.

An artists impression of the eco-friendly Lidl stores

A Lidl more choice at eco-friendly store

Shoppers in Poulton will get their first chance to shop at a new supermarket in the town next week.

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Macmillan cake sale 2016

End of charity bake sale will be recipe for disaster

Fears have emerged for the future of the much-loved charity bake sale amid changes to food regulations.

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The scene of the accident on the Freckleton bypass

One taken to Blackpool hospital after two car crash

Two men were hurt after being involved in a road smash on the Freckleton bypass.

Picture: Yui Mok

Top tips on how to lower your energy bills

As three of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers announce price hikes, experts are reminding householders of small changes that can help slash how much they spend on gas and electricity.

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The Sellafield nuclear plant in Seascale, Cumbria, near to where a planned �10 billion power plant is to be built at Moorside

Brexit sparks nuclear fear

The future of Fylde nuclear jobs, which this week faced a potential blow with the news that financially troubled Toshiba is cooling on a new project in the region, could face a new threat from the UK’s Brexit move.

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Michelle Sirotko at her wedding shop, Confetti Rain, Bispham

Big day for Bispham woman after opening bridal shop

A Bispham woman has gone from photographic stills to shop counter tills as she develops her weddings business.

Sales and Marketing Manager Gary Bucci and MD Ian Atkinson at the factory  Coronation Rock, Blackpool, has changed its name to Coronation Candy and is expanding into new lines after investment

Famous Blackpool rock firm changes name

A business which has produced Blackpool’s famous sea-side rock for generations has changed its name with plans for expansion.

Scott Walker, leak detective at United Utilities

Meet the ‘leak detectors’ . . . and their wooden listening stick

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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The St Annes Promenade Gardens Friends held a consultation afternoon at the Island Cinema on plans to renovate the old paddling pool.
Local resident Lynda Kenyon (left) fills in a questionnaire, assisted by Alison Levi.

Delighted over response in bid to revamp pool

The group behind proposals to give a new lease of life to a long-disused seafront swimming pool have been delighted with the response to a series of consultation events.

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MP Gordon Marsden at his office in South Shore.

Call to boost Fylde coast skills and tackle unemployment

A Blackpool MP has blasted the Government over ‘stagnation’ in the employment market locally and for not putting enough resources into boosting workers’ skills.

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The car stopped on the M6

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

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Blackpool v Nottingham Forest in the nPower Championship, at Bloomfield Road.

‘Pound of flesh’ row as Pool court battle verdict is adjourned

Blackpool FC president Valeri Belokon has been accused of trying to “claim his pound of flesh” as the bitter row over the club’s finances was again played out in court.

Norcross civil service site

Fears for future of 400 Fylde jobs

Almost 400 workers face an uncertain future amid plans to shut another civil service building on the Fylde coast.

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Janos Lukacs pictured with his brothers in their acrobatic troupe

Farewell to top Blackpool acrobat

A well known Blackpool acrobat and restaurant owner has died at the age of 71.

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