Safety improvements welcomed on two major roads

Fracking, Blackpool Football Club and speed cameras – three of the most divisive issues of our times.

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The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

Bids are being invited to keep a vital ferry service afloat.

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An artists impression of how the five-star hotel could look

Decision due on bid to build five star hotel on Blackpool’s Golden Mile

Detailed designs for a multi-million pound five star hotel on Blackpool’s Golden Mile are earmarked to get the go ahead.

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Beaverbrooks has donated �1,300 to the Vics child mental health team

Jeweller’s gift to child mental health service

Staff from a St Annes business have donated more than £1,000 to help youngsters across the Fylde coast.

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Car crash in Preston. Picture from Lancs Road Police

Driver trapped in car crash

A driver is in hospital after a car crash in Preston.

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The Beatles in Blackpool in August 1964 just before their performance at the Opera House

Beatles man’s rock history

Hundreds of mourners gathered to say farewell to the man who famously gave away The Beatles.

Last year primary school pupils from Cleveleys marched in support of their local libraries

Minister meets leader about libraries’ future

A top level meeting between a government minister and the leader of Lancashire County Council may provide some help for the county library service.

Blackpool United Hebrew Synagogue, which developers hope to convert into five flats.

Developers win flats appeal for synagogue

Developers have won a second appeal to convert a former synagogue into flats.

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Mark Menzies, Conservative candidate for Fylde

Prime minister offers hope for Fylde nuclear workers

Fylde’s MP has said he will keep the pressure on to get nuclear fuel for a new power station made locally.

Alice Middleton

Fylde coast horses team under orders for awards

A Fylde coast horse supplies company is among the runners and riders for two top national awards.

Some of the grusome items up for grabs in the sale

Dungeon aiming to cell off its history

Ever felt like owning your very own pair of bloody arms?

An artists impression of the Wyre  barrage

Government’s tidal report opens door for Wyre plan

Bosses behind a £340m tidal barrage scheme on the River Wyre have welcomed a new report backing such schemes.

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A tree fell in Ballam Road, Lytham, leaving it blocked

UPDATE: Road reopened as fallen tree moved

A Lytham road that was blocked by a fallen tree has been reopened.

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Potholes on Bond Street, Blackpool, which have now been fixed

‘Hole’ lotta help for roads

More than £1.5m to improve roads has been awarded to Blackpool Council by the Government.

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Alice takes reins for awards bid

Alice takes reins for awards bid

Leyland horse care expert Alice Middleton has been named as one of the UK’s star employees in the equine industry – and could be crowned later this month with the national title.

How the Swansea Bay barrage might look

Government gives hope to barrage backers

Bosses behind a £340m tidal barrage scheme on the River Wyre have welcomed a new report backing such schemes.

Paul Maynard-MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys.

Paupers’ funerals see huge increase in Blackpool

A pauper’s funeral was held in Blackpool once every three days on average last year.

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Andy Pickard

Fylde firms urged to join University in energy project

Lancaster University is launching a £7.1m low-carbon research and development programme to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Liverpool.

Chris Dee, Booths

Retailer Booths has best ever Christmas

Food and drink retailer Booths said it has celebrated its best ever Christmas sales.

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An artist's impression of the new Enterprise Court offices being built at Blackpool Airport enterprise zone

Blackpool airport enterprise zone flies high with £5m new investment

Blackpool’s enterprise zone is continuing to soar with the start of a new £5m plan to build up to 50 industrial units.

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