Plea to Fylde firms to get behind jobs scheme

One of Fylde’s biggest employers is urging other firms across the county to join a scheme which aims to create opportunities for workers of tomorrow.

Susanne Johnson

Access to single market vital says Blackpool business leader

A Blackpool business leader from the Federation of Small Business has said the UK is now in what the group’s National Chairman has referred to as “uncharted territory”.

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ICAN member Laura Thompson, one of the exhibitors, at work

Full canvas of art on show at event

Artists from across Blackpool and the Fylde coast will showcase their talents at a free exhibition being held at the Winter Gardens on Sunday.

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Gordon Marsden meeting members of the PCS Union from HM Land Registry at Westminster

Hopes rise in Fylde Land Registry jobs campaign

Hopes are rising that hundreds of Fylde jobs could be saved after a major debate in Parliament about the future of the Land Registry.

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More and more salaried staff are doing unpaid overtime as firms cut their workforce and leave those who remain facing a heavier schedule

Revealed: We work for nothing 38 days a year

Working late tonight? Or maybe you skipped lunch to finish that urgent job for the boss?

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Unexpected costs are holding start-up entreprenuers back says a report

Unforeseen costs hit start-ups

Fylde coast entrepreneurs are being stung by unexpected expenses during the first year of starting a business with serious consequences for growth.

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A scene from Star Wars The Force Awakens whihc will be shown at Lytham Festival this summer

Lytham festival to feel Force thanks to law firm

Lytham festival fans will be transported to a galaxy far, far away, thanks to a little help from county lawyers.

The Norcross civil service site with Clarke House in the centre

Job loss shock for Blackpool printing staff

More than 50 workers are to lose their jobs as a civil service print operation is to shut down.

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There will be major changes to Service 9

Route changes welcomed in better Blackpool Victoria Hospital link-up

Residents of Cleveleys will have a more direct bus service to Blackpool Victoria Hospital thanks to route changes which come into effect next month.

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Education strike is looming. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Fylde coast school closures possible as teachers prepare to strike

Parents are being warned of disruption ahead of a teaching strike next week.

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The new tramway extension proposed for Blackpool

£22m tramway expansion is approved despite taxi drivers’ objections

A £22m expansion of the Blackpool tramway has secured town hall approval - despite a last-ditch plea from taxi drivers for a re-think.

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DJ Jason Fubar who is organising Saturday's music festival at Lawson Field

DJ’s vow over new festival

The organisers of a huge music festival taking place in Blackpool on Saturday have reassured residents about the running of the event.

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The footpath going over Crossley's Bridge was closed on Tuesday

Work on Crossley’s Bridge starts earlier than planned

Work on Crossley’s Bridge has started earlier than expected.

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Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Call for clear plan and stability

Lancashire companies need a clear timeline on Brexit to encourage stability, a business leader has said.

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Transcontinental Group's HQ in Blackpool

Blackpool imports company in expansion

Blackpool-based Trans-continental Group has expanded its business with the opening of two new sites in the Midlands and Lancashire.

The Safehands team are to reopen Out Rawcliffe School as a nursery

Nursery plan for closed Wyre rural school

A school which controversially closed its doors to pupils is to become a nursery thanks to a Fylde entrepreneur.

Loose wire sees Prom shut down

Loose wire sees Prom shut down

Journeys were disrupted after a wire came loose from Blackpool Illuminations.

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Paul Nettleton

Rail upgrade is ‘on the cheap’

Concerns have been raised that the Fylde coast’s rail upgrade could be carried out ‘on the cheap’.

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The water park, on Blackpool South Promenade, broke the world record for the most people going down a water slide in one hour.

Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark splashes into the record books

Meet the super sliders who helped to turn a Blackpool attraction into a record breaker.

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The F35 Lightning, which is part-built in Lancashire is to make its air show debuts this year.

BAE Systems built jet set for UK debut

Plane spotters will be on high alert as the UK’s next generation combat aircraft flies in to the country today ahead of a busy air show schedule.

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