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Johnston Press hails improving trends despite bottom line loss.

The newspaper group which owns the Blackpool Gazette and Lancashire Evening Post has said revenue trends were improving despite a challenging environment following Brexit.

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Tony Raynor of Abbey Telecom

Big benefits for Fylde coast firms of awards entry

A Fylde business leader has urged firms across the county to enter one of its leading awards which closes for applications this week.

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Andrea Sullivan of Merrill Lynch

Call for inspiring women to step up in Blackpool

Inspiring women in the Blackpool and Fylde coast area are being urged to sign up to help encourage girls in their careers.

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Adrenaline rush at new Blackpool climbing centre

There was, for one heart-stopping moment, a feeling of being in free-fall.

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Westinghouse's Oxide Fuel Complex at Springfields

Questions over Fylde nuclear jobs future as Westinghouse files for US bankruptcy protection

A cloud is hanging over the future of nuclear jobs on the Fylde and across the North West after a major employer's parent company in the USA filed for bankruptcy protection.
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Ann and Edward Moran and Annette and Colin Pallister were both married on March 25 1967, and coincidentally booked the same hotel to celebrate their golden anniversary.

Couples’ chance hotel encounter

An extraordinary coincidence brought together two couples with a lot in common.

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Kensington Developments is building houses on land off Moss House Road in Marton

MP calls for new affordable homes agreement

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has called for a new agreement to be worked out in relation to community payments due to be made for a large new housing development in the town.

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Scramble! Season takes off at Blackpool airport museum

Tally-ho chaps! Spring is here and the people behind the Fylde Coast Museum of Aviation and Aircraft Manufacturing threw open the doors to Hangar 42 to the public for the first open day of 2017.

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The MIPIM International exhibition in Cannes 2017.

County deems International investment conference a success

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has reported that the county’s first visit to MIPIM International, the property and investment conference held annually in Cannes each March, has been a huge success.

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Managing director Janet Thornton at Inspired Energy in Kirkham.

Profits power up at Fylde energy firm

Fylde-based Inspired Energy has grown its profits for the sixth year on the trot and welcomed a new non-executive director.

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Former journalist Angela Norris who has written her first book 'Dancing To The Beat Of The Tide

Former Garstang journalist creates waves with first book

Knott End library was packed for a nostalgia-packed presentation by village author Angela Norris.
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Blackpool tattooist Danny Robinson will feature in the brand new MTV show Just Tattoo of Us

Blackpool tattooist Danny has designs on stardom

A Blackpool tattooist has been announced as one of the stars of a brand new MTV show.

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Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP repeats call for better tram safety

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has hit out at County Hall bosses claiming they are sweeping concerns over tram safety under the carpet.

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Bez from the Happy Mondays joins fracking protesters at the Preston New Road site

Bez joins campaigners in fight over fracking

Green campaigner and ‘Madchester’ music personality Bez has joined in the fight against Fracking on the Fylde.

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Blackpool FC has released its accounts for the year leading up to March 2016

Blackpool FC make £1.8m loss during League One relegation season

Accounts just released by Blackpool Football Club show it made a loss of £1.8m in the season it was relegated from League One to the bottom tier of the Football League.
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Cheers! Raising a glass to real ale bonanza

More than 1,500 turned out at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens for a real ale festival.

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Atlanta Haley-Jefferson (centre) with other team members at Viva Blackpool

Atlanta wins Viva Blackpool’s star prize

Viva Blackpool has taken employee incentivisation to new heights by creating a Star of the Season award.

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Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre.  Pictured are Jessica Hesketh and Courtney Hesketh with Ruben Lear.

Lanterns and smiles at Blackpool Carers’ Centre

Lights, fire pits and tales on mystery and imagination were all part of the fun when Blackpool Carers’ Centre enjoyed a lantern festival.

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Michelle Russell

Failed charity owed Blackpool Council nearly £100k

An inquiry has found a charity which closed owing Blackpool Council nearly £100,000 in unpaid business rates was mismanaged.

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Fire crews rushed to the three-car crash on the M6.

Long delays around the north of Preston after three-car crash on M6

Heavy delays are still affecting the many areas of Preston after a crash between three cars on the M6 northbound.

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