Fylde coast business stars can inspire future entrepreneurs

The people at the top of Lancashire’s businesses must inspire the next generation which will power the county’s economy, according to a top university boss.

Charlotte Unsworth and dad Patrick Greaves at Fleetwood Market with their Little Joy Emporium business

Six sign up to try life at Fylde coast market

Fleetwood market has welcomed six new hopefuls to try their hand at trading and see if they can follow in the footsteps of Marks and Spencers.

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The RMT has suspended planned strike action following the Manchester bombing

Rail strikes suspended following terror attack

Rail strikes planned for next week have been suspended as a show of 'solidarity' with the people of Manchester following yesterday's terror attack

Tesco Express on Ansdell Road, Blackpool

Tesco drops bid to sell booze from 6am

Supermarket giant Tesco has backed down on plans to sell early morning booze at two neighbourhood stores in Blackpool.

Nicola Saunders, Ashley Grayson and Terri-Anne Godfrey.

Skills academy expansion plan

A Lancashire training company headed by a Fleetwood man is preparing for its next phase of growth with two senior appointments.

Tributes paid to Blackpool businessman who ran Cafe on the Pier

Tributes paid to Blackpool businessman who ran Cafe on the Pier

The funeral of Blackpool businessman David Lidstone is due to be held tomorrow.

Mark Longden

Blackpool man swaps pen for the sward with new careers as gardener.

A former civil servant has swapped the office for the open air having realise an ambition to set up his own garden and handyman business after 27 years.

Mike Cherry from the Federation of Small Businesses

Fylde business organisation calls for election parties to support self employed

A Fylde coast-based business organisation has urged all political hopefuls not to forget the self-employed in their election campaigns.

David Graham of Butson Blofeld

Business rates change deals Fylde businesses double blow

A Fylde coast expert has said local businesses are being hit with a double blow when it comes to revalued business rates.

Citywing went into liquidation earlier this year

Airport boss still chasing new airline

Blackpool Aiport’s new boss insists work is still going on to attract a new commercial operator, months after flights to the Isle of Man ended.

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Inspectors found fly paper hanging above food

Blackpool restaurant boss in court a second time

A man has been prosecuted for the second time for food hygiene offences at his seafront restaurant.

Police and anti-fracking protesters at Kirkham Police Station

Police boss talks of the difficulties over Fylde fracking

The man in charge of the policing of the controversial Fylde fracking site has  spoken about the difficult job the officers on the front line have.

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Mark MIlls

Noted Fylde coast entrepreneur relishes City move

A Fylde coast entrepreneur said he was excited to be returning to the City with Velocity Composites, which looks set to raise up to £14.4m by floating on the stock market.

The Weeton Primary School building built by Conlon Constuction of Preston

£3.8m Fylde coast school build scheme completed

A Fylde school used by army families has an all new look thanks to a county construction firm.

A Blackpool Transport bus in service

Passengers facing rise in bus fares

Bus passengers are set to see fares rise at the end of the month.

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‘Several months’ of noisy rail works on the Preston to Blackpool line

‘Several months’ of noisy rail works on the Preston to Blackpool line

Noisy works taking place overnight on the railway between Preston and Blackpool will continue for several months, it has been confirmed.

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Blackpool FC president Valeri Belokon

Kyrgyzstan government hands Valeri Belokon a '20-year sentence'

Blackpool FC president Valeri Belokon has been handed a 20-year custodial sentence following a court hearing in Kyrgyzstan, it has been reported.
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Fylde police station at centre of fracking protest

Around 100 campaigners gathered at Kirkham Police Station to protest over the policing of fracking.

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Blackpool Enterprise Centre

Fylde firms invited to free investment advice event

The University of Central Lancashire is inviting Lancashire businesses to attend the latest in its series of free workshops to provide insight into securing equity investment.

Fylde coast B&B The Bromley was a finalist in the AA Friendliest B&B Award, sponsored by eviivo for 2017. Pictured are  Ian Hardwick from eviivo, Nix and Mick Thompson from The Bromley and Giovanna Grossi, AA Hotel Services

Friendly B&Bs fly flag for Fylde coast

Two Blackpool B&Bs have helped put the resort in the spotlight in the finals of a national award.

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