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Blackpool’s underwater answer to Glastonbury

Music-mad staff at the SeaLife Centre have created their own mini-Glastonbury . . . where else, but in the rock pool.

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Yeadon Way, Blackpool

Key road into Blackpool could close for more upgrades

Repair work along a major route into Blackpool is set to continue.

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The new Snap Map

VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
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Piledriving work on the rail line

Council's vow to stand up for Poulton residents over rail work noise

Wyre Council has said it will closely monitor work being carried out by Network Rail after the firm was forced to apologise for waking residents.

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Traffic down to one way at Highfield Road as United Utilities tries to replace underground pipes

Roadworks crippling Blackpool businesses were ‘avoidable’

Furious traders have today said major delays to roadworks that are crippling their businesses could have been avoided.

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Strictly dancers in Blackpool last year for the filming

Excitement builds for Strictly return

Get ready for showtime!

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Babs Murphy

Fylde calls for delivery as HS2 shortlist is unveiled

A county business leader has said the Government must deliver on transport improvements as the bidders for the West Coast/HS2 franchise were unveiled.

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Part of the new kitchens at the Winter Gardens created by CKS of Blackpool

Kitchen firm celebrates Winter Gardens contract

A Blackpool firm which supplies catering equipment has completed a major contract for one of the resort’s biggest names.

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Network Rail is carrying out piledriving work on the Blackpool to Preston line

Network Rail apologises for keeping Poulton residents awake

Network Rail has apologised to Poulton residents for carrying out piledriving work through the night without advance notice.

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West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

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Virgin Trains wants to operate three Pendolino trains to Blackpool every day

New London rail services would boost Blackpool tourism

An increase in direct rail services between Blackpool and London could boost tourism and investment in the resort.

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Nigel Murray, new COO of Booths

Changes at the top for Booths

Lancashire-based retailer Booths has announced key appointments that will strengthen and streamline its leadership team.

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Fleetwood Town FC

Thieving football club worker spared jail in ticket refunds scam

The former operations manager of Fleetwood Town FC has been given 10 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, for a ticket refunds fraud.

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Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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Virgin Trains' Pendolino

Rivals slug it out to take over Blackpool to London rail route

Rival bids to add more daily direct train journeys between Blackpool and London have been submitted.

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The CL Edwards premises in Blackpool

Jobs lost at Blackpool jewellers

More than 20 people have lost their jobs after a Blackpool jewellery wholesaler went into administration.

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Adrian Meakin

Blackpool businessman gets networking award

Adrian Meakin of Blackpool-based business Framing Incredible (pictured) picked up an award for his outstanding contribution as a BNI Director Consultant at the referral organisation’s national conference this month.

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A design for the Wyre Gateway tidal power scheme

Fylde coast tidal scheme takes step forward

A Fylde coast tidal energy project is moving forward steadily with new partners coming on board to talk to landowners the Duchy of Lancaster.
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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry.

Concerns persist in ferry deal

There has been a mixed reaction to the announcement by Lancashire County Council that the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry will be guaranteed funding until the end of November.

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Celebrations at last year's BIBAs

Lancashire’s exporters hold key to success

A leading Lancashire business adviser believes exports can continue to bolster the county’s key manufacturing sector.

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