Customers face four mile trek as bank branch to close

Another Fylde coast bank branch is set to close

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Mike Cherry, from the FSB

Blackpool-based federation hails self employed

The Federation of Small Businesses has hailed the latest UK jobs figures which show the employment rate has remained stable in the three months to November 2016.

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Go-ahead given for £25m Blackpool conference centre

Blackpool will get a £25m new conference centre and hotel which will give the resort a chance to bring back the major events it has missed out on in recent years.
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes as Blackpool Pleasure Beach gears up for 2017 season

From the Promenade it’s easy to believe Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been packed up for the winter.
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Coral Horn of Pink Link Ladies at the International Women's Day event

Fylde coast women inspired in business

Women from across the Fylde and beyond are set to gather to mark International Women’s Day.

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

Lancashire MP demands help during weekend rail closures

​A Lancashire MP has demanded clear signage and proper disabled access for train passengers as weekend rail closures begin.

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An artists impression of the proposed Sands Hotel on Central Promenade, Blackpool

‘Destination’ hotel gets final go ahead

Work could begin this summer on building a new five star hotel on Blackpool’s seafront.

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Thousands wing in as Blackpool hosts pigeon show

Blackpool’s economy was set to benefit from up to 20,000 people winging their way to the resort for the annual pigeon show.

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Fylde anti-fracking protesters hold up shale gas drillers

The company which is set to frack for gas on a site off Preston New Road near Little Plumpton was held up for an hour by protesters.

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Next week's roadworks

NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
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We are not aMOOsed, John Swale with Matilda at the homnest boxed Milk Bar at St Michaels-on-Wyre

Stall owners’ honesty box raid dismay

Pilfering thieves have left farm owners considering whether to pack up their honesty stall.

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Dave Nichols whose mum works for Vincent's which was on of the sp[onsors for his fundraising walk for St John's Hospice in Lancaster

Fylde coast solicitors aid great walk

A Fylde coast solicitors has supported a charity fundraiser on his trek along the Great Wall of China.

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Fylde coat shopping outlet in bumper year claim

A Fylde Coast shopping outlet said it ended 2016 on a high as a raft of new retailers contributed to its best year in 11.

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A superpuma helicopter as operated by Helispeed who are moving to Hangar 3 at Blackpool Airport

Helicopter firm in move to Blackpool airport site

The future of aviation at Blackpool airport has been given a lift as an international helicopter company has chosen it for its base.

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Cuadrilla workers preparing the site at Preston New Road for fracking

Church fracking claim sparks online war

An unholy row has blown up over claims that the Church of England has given its support to fracking.

House prices are on the rise

Regional house prices on the rise

The North West saw the fastest rise in house prices last month, rather than any other part of the UK including Central London, according new figures.

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Prince George  meeting the President of the United States Barack Obama (centre) and First Lady Michelle Obama (behind) at Kensington Palace, London, with the Duke of Cambridge (left), after the US president visited the UK to congratulate the Queen on turning 90 in April.

Blackpool stockbrokers help fund firm’s USA bid

Blackpool stockbrokers Hargreave Hale have helped fund the firm which made the dressing gown worn by Prince George when he met President Barack Obama.

Musicians are being urged to bid for grants

Blackpool musicians urged to bid for aid

Blackpool Council is urging musicians to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000.

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Claimant count is rising

Jobless figures on rise in Fylde

The number of people in work nationally has fallen, however the UK now has one of the lowest jobless rates in Europe at 4.8per cent, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics showed.

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Lifehouse, Lytham

Lancashire recommends... health food stores

As people use January to detox, here is a list of the best health food stores, as voted by readers.

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