Bispham hotel wins expansion approval

The operators of a Blackpool hotel have been granted planning permission to extend the premises.

A previous open day for the Blackpool Museum.  Pictured are Deborah Makin and Tracy Collins.

Museum’s performers call

From singers to circus acts - the Blackpool Museum Project needs you!

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Exhibition backers Carolyn Primett, Tracy Collins, John Simpsonwedge, Alan Cavill , Rob Green, Belinda Betts, Ella Clay, Polly Hamilton and Ruth Connor

Expo win could leave Blackpool with £15m legacy

Blackpool is in the running to host a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, showcasing the best of art, culture and design across the north of England.

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Debbie Leech of Peaceful Anam with Coun Mark Smith

Blackpool mum launches therapy business dream

In a bid to work for herself, single mum Debbie Leech qualified as a level three Beauty therapist at Blackpool and Fylde College whilst bringing up her baby.

An artists impressions of how the  tramway could look

Tram consultation draws to a close

Consultation ends today on proposals to extend the Blackpool tramway from North Pier to North Station.

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Gordon Marsden MP, developer Ron Richardson and Coun Alistair Humphries at the Harrow Place site

Prom homes bid finally wins approval

Work is set to start in the next few weeks on the construction of 86 apartments in South Shore after councillors finally approved the scheme.

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Sharon Harrison of Napthens

Take time to take minutes

Businesses taking important decisions are being warned to properly document meetings or face the consequences.

Mark Cook of Persimmon

Housing firm hails demand in results

The firm behind a major Fylde coast housing development has hailed demand for homes in the first half of the year.

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Toast on Corporation Street, Blackpool.

Fylde coast nightspots close doors

Two of the Fylde Coast’s best known restaurant bars have closed, bosses have confirmed.

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Councillor Terry Rogers.

New hope for port museum

The rescue package for Fleetwood Museum has moved a step closer to success.

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Tatttoo artist Danny Robinson has opened the Tattoo Lounge on Park Road in Blackpool.
Danny at work on a client.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Salon brand dream for Blackpool tattooist

A Blackpool tattooist who has designed a machine for a Los Angeles based tattoo supplies company has now opened his own studio in Blackpool.

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Clive Drinkwater of UKTI

Fylde firms ‘should set sights on exports’

The man tasked with boosting international trade in the county has said Fylde firms have what it takes to do business with the world.

Fleetwood fishermen stage a protest in front of the Esplanade

Fishermen are fighting for their future

Fleetwood’s last remaining fishermen have staged a stirring flotilla protest as they desperately fight to save their livelihoods.

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A former RAF Tornado jet

How Mrs Thatcher helped Fylde aircraft makers

Previously secret government files reveal how officials helped former prime minister Margaret Thatcher carefully manage negotiations with the Saudis to land the UK’s biggest ever arms deal.

Julie Maughan

Highfield Road bids for success

A busy high street is proving to be a hotspot for talented businesswomen.

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Lancashire Energy college

Blackpool energy college well under way

Work on a £9.8m energy college project in Blackpool has taken another step forward with the erection of the building’s steel skeleton.

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Ben Harrison of Moore and Smalley

Blackpool finance man hits national standard

A Blackpool-based financial adviser has been given a prestigious accreditation for his knowledge in advising people on retirement matters.

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Stuart Brookes, joint MD for stockbrockers Hargreave Hale at the new premises on Boardmans Way

Fylde coast stockbroker passes the £6bn milestone

A Flyde coast stockbroker has reached another significant milestone, just months after moving to a new home.

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Seaview Hotel on Dean Street,Blackpool

Crackdown on ‘rogue’ hotels

Enforcement teams have raided 11 hotels in the South Shore area of Blackpool as part of a crackdown on rogue operators.

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Richard Topliss

Fylde community groups urged to tap bank’s skills fund

rganisations on the Fylde coast are being invited to apply for a share of a £2.5m fund set up by NatWest.

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