Brexit boost claim for Fylde coast tourism

The UK’s travel and tourism industry is expected to be one sectors of the economy to benefit from the Brexit fallout, as the weak pound makes Britain an even more desirable and cost effective holiday destination for both domestic and international holidaymakers, says insolvency firm Begbies Traynor.

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Francis Egan of Cuadrilla

Call for Fylde to join county’s strong business voice in region

The man leading the bid to frack for gas on the Fylde has said the area has got what it takes to have a louder voice at the top table of the regional economy.

Dash footage of the M55 chase

Driver clocked at 125mph in M55 fast lane

A driver who had held his licence for just months hit the kind of speeds normally reserved for express trains as he rushed for a night in Blackpool.

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Breck Road

Town braced for month of road closures

Residents are bracing themselves for a month of traffic chaos as transport bosses prepare to shut the main route through a market town.

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The Cleveleys Aldi store, one of the sites where jobs are on offer

Supermarket is seeking 40 new Fylde workers

More than 40 jobs are to be created in stores across the Fylde coast as a cut-price supermarket chain aims to expand.

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Tony Kennedy of BES Utilities

Fylde coast energy group hails recruitment event

Fleetwood-based energy and sport specialist BES Group has hailed its latest recruitment day a roaring success after more than 70 people attended to find out more about career opportunities.

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Miller and Carter.

Steak chain in Fylde opening

An upmarket meat restaurant chain is to open its first outlet on the Fylde coast.

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Billionaire Chris Dawson with staff at the opening of his Wigan store

Retailer to create 80 jobs

Up to 80 jobs are to be created when a national retail group opens its first store on the Fylde coast.

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Aldi Cleveleys

Jobs created at cut-price supermarket

More than 40 jobs are to be created in stores across the Fylde coast as a cut-price supermarket chain aims to expand.

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Robert Brown

Bank bosses decide to close town branch

A Fylde coast town is to lose another of its high street bank branches.

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Dr Nick Lister (Principal-Lawrence House Astronomy School) at Rossall School, Fleetwood.

Scientist Nick to talk at Star Trek film gala

Blackpool is set to go beyond the final frontier as the Winter Gardens hosts a gala film night for the release of the new Star Trek film.

Speed camera locations.  Squires Gate Lane westbound.

REVEALED: 5 notorious speeding spots in Blackpool

Almost 8,000 speeding drivers were caught out on the roads of Blackpool in just the last 12 months.

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The Voiteq team winning national logisitcs award

National honour for Blackpool voice software team

A Blackpool software firm specialising in voice operated systems has picked up a national award.

Trade delegates at Farnborough examine the Typhoon outside the BAE Systems  pavilion at Farnborough

Typhoon upgrades could secure BAE jobs

Aerospace jobs on the Fylde could hinge on new multi-million pound hi-tech upgrades for the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Blackpool fans were bitterly disappointed with the club's performance in the 2014/15 season

Blackpool FC’s £7.5m profit after disastrous season

Accounts just released by Blackpool Football Club show it made a profit of £7.5m in the season it was relegated from the Championship to Division One of the Football League.

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Nick Knowles, Laurence Llewellyn Bowen and Pudsey with young carers

DIY SOS unveils town’s ‘coolest club’ for carers

TV star Nick Knowles hailed the opening of Blackpool’s coolest and most exclusive club as he handed over the key to a charity’s new home.

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Andrew Hartley and Gill Hartley from Animals at Home North West Lancashire Ltd

Blackpool man turns passion for pets into business

A Blackpool man has turned his love for pets and his experience in hospitality into a new mobile animal care business.

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Driving instructors shun ‘confusing’ road junction

A controversial road junction which has confused certain motorists for years is now so confusing some driving instructors will not let learners tackle it.

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A view of a f typical fracking rig in the USA. Opponents say hydraulic fracturing for gas can cause health issues locally

Report rules out fracking say protesters

Opponents of fracking say an updated medical report into the controversial process shows that it should not be allowed to go ahead on the Fylde.

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Photographer Jo Boulton from Preston, who has set up her own business photographing newborn babies as well as weddings. Picture by Paul Heyes

Photographer embarks on new challenge capturing images of newborn children

At an age when many girls are discovering fashion and make-up and chatting about the latest boy bands, Jo Boulton felt a sense of terror when she discovered she was pregnant at just 15.

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