Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

A decision to slash the budget for renewing road signs and highway markings in Lancashire will put lives at risk, critics claim.

MCA chief executive Sir Alan Massey presents the award to UK Officer Trainee of the Year Tristan Greaney

Fylde coast student wins national maritime award

A Fleetwood Nautical Campus graduate has been presented with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency 2017 UK Officer Trainee of the Year award.

Alison Handling of Kirkham

Fylde plastic boxes firm aims to double turnover

A Fylde coast-based container retailer is on course to double its turnover to £10m within two years and is looking to create jobs to help meet the ambitious target.

File photo of Carleton crossing

Traffic chaos after barrier on Carleton Crossing gets stuck

The barrier at Carleton Crossing, in Blackpool Road, became stuck earlier this afternoon, leading to 'heavy traffic'.
Extra buses between Blackpool and Preston will be in operation during the electrification work

'Express' buses to be laid on between Blackpool and Preston during rail electrification work

Extra buses will be laid on between Blackpool and Preston in busy hours during rail works.

Average speed camera

Speed camera switch-on date is announced

New average speed cameras in Wyre will go live on Friday.

Pictured from left at the Anchor Coffee Shop are Michelle Backhouse, Coun Paul Galley, Liliane Evans and Coun Tony Williams.

Time for cuppa as cafe opens up at Fylde coast library

A Fylde coast library has been transformed after a new cafe opened up.

Pub Of The Year 2017

PUB OF THE YEAR TOP TEN: Vote for your favourite pub

We’ve got our top finalists for the Pub Of The Year 2017 and now the competition is all about finding who will be number one
Whats on
The judging panel for the Retail and Leisure Awards. Left to right, Gill Parkinson, editor of the Blackpool Gazette, Philip Welsh, head of visitor economy at Blackpool Council, Gary Lovatt, non-operational director of the Federation of Small Businesses, and Michelle Riley, commercial income manager at Blackpool and The Fylde College.

Fylde coast awards entries show 'quality and variety'

The judges have run the rule over the entries in the Gazette’s Retail and Leisure Awards and were delighted at the variety and quality of the businesses.

Mike Cherry

Fylde coast business group calls for online tax crackdown.

MPs in the public accounts committee have told the tax man to get tough on VAT fraud on line and accused big names such as Amazon and Ebay of not taking the issue seriously.

Staff from Santander on the Fylde coast took part in a fund raising effort for Age UK and Barnardo's

Fylde coast bank staff in charity drive

Santander employees from the Fylde Coast came head to head with colleagues from South Glasgow as they competed in a “Store Wars” fundraising challenge for the bank’s charity partners Barnardo’s and Age UK.

Mark Menzies at the moss road

Fylde MP wants spring start for new link road

Work to replace a link road between Blackpool and Lytham and St Annes could begin in spring or summer next year, an MP has said.

Inside Club Domain

Plan reflects Blackpool club’s changing fortunes

Proposals have been revealed to convert part of a Blackpool nightclub to a storage centre.


AS IT HAPPENED: When Prince Harry came to Lancashire

Hundreds of people turned out today (Monday, October 23, 2017) to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry during his whistle stop tour of Lancashire.
Stanley park has been shortlisted for a green spaces award

Blackpool’s Stanley Park shortlisted for a green spaces award

Blackpool’s Stanley Park has been nominated for a national award.

Some of the Lights that were out

‘Negligible number of Lights now out’ as Blackpool Illuminations workers replace display's bulbs

Illuminations workers have been working on a daily basis to replace the dodgy batch of bulbs shipped over from China, which led to complaints from Lights goers.

Waves crash around the Longships lighthouse off of Land's End in Cornwall, as Storm Brian hits the UK with winds of up to 70mph battering coastal areas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 21, 2017. See PA story WEATHER Brian. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Flood alerts remain after Lancashire battered by Storm Brian

Flood alerts were still in place across parts of Lancashire today in the wake of Storm Brian.

A parked car at Salthill in Galway as Waves crash over the promenade, as Storm Brian hits Ireland with winds of up to 70mph battering coastal areas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 21, 2017. See PA story WEATHER Brian. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Floods alert as Storm Brian hits Lancashire

Flash flooding posed a hazard for Lancashire drivers today as Storm Brian battered the North West.

Andrew Flintoff collects his award for Best Podcast for his role in podcast Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy, during the Audio and Radio Industry Awards at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 19, 2017. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

‘Freddie’ knocks ‘em for six

Lancashire’s Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff has knocked the opposition for six by winning a hat-trick of broadcasting awards.

Lenders have been tweaking the rates they are offering upwards in recent weeks

Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Lenders have been raising their fixed mortgage rates in recent weeks - so here's what you need to consider and how you can still bag a good deal.

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