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.

Volunteers preparing walls for Sand, Sea and Spray

Town prepares for urban art festival

Preparations are underway for Blackpool’s Sun, Sea and Spray festival when the town becomes a blank canvas for urban artists from across the country and beyond.

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Jane Hunt

Fylde coast agency in line for award

Poulton-le-Fylde PR agency, Catapult PR, could scoop its 24th award this year, having become one of a select few PR consultancies shortlisted for the equivalent of the industry’s Oscars, the NW Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Pride Awards.

Grace Bennett of Vista Employer Services,

Fylde coast lawyer in summer warning over leave

A Blackpool lawyer has warned employers to avoid the summertime blues by planning carefully over holiday issues.

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Work has already been carried out on some properties in Crystal Road, South Shore, to provide better quality homes

£90m housing bill ‘fuelling resort decline’

A £90m housing benefit bill in Blackpool is helping fuel many of the resort’s problems, council leader Coun Simon Blackburn warned today.

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The Ye Olde Toffee and Bacca Shoppe in Fleetwood.

Faded old ‘Bacca Shoppe’ finally given spruce up

One of Fleetwood’s much loved and most distinctive shop fronts has been transformed back to its former glory thanks to a make-over helped by a £1,000 grant.

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Divisive issue: Trident

Trident tested: The debate

Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to support the Trident nuclear weapons deterrent. So what’s changed? And what happens now to the submarine programme?

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The Hyundai which according to police reached speeds of more than 115mph

115mph driver ignored police sirens because he needed the toilet

An elderly driver raced down the M55 at speeds of more than 115mph and ignored the flashing lights of a chasing police car – because he was desperate for the toilet.

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Civil service hope to ease jobs stagnation

Unemployment has remained flat across the Fylde coast despite national figures for June showing a record number of people in work.

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