Baby milk and nappies found after motorway police stop

Baby milk and nappies were among the haul of stolen good recovered in a police stop on the motorway.

Crime 6
Stairway to Heaven which will feature at Clip n Climb Blackpool.

Blackpool skating aces aim to scale new heights

Blackpool ice skating stars are set to test the vertical limit with a new attraction creating more than 30 jobs.


£450k M55 warning sign project completed

A £450,000 Highways England project to give drivers using the M55 in Lancashire better warnings about congestion, incidents and bad weather has been completed.

Transport 2
Christmas shopping made easy in Blackpool

Everything you need to know about Blackpool's late night Christmas shopping and cheaper parking

It's nearly Christmas but don't panic, we've got all the details of Blackpool's late night shopping and free or reduced parking days here.

Above, the power station is planned for the open area at the centre of the Hillhouse site

Chinese view £800m Fylde coast power plant project

Plans for an £800m power plant which could create more than 1,000 jobs took a step closer thanks to a visit from China.

Business 3
A Green Gas Mill in Germany

Millionaire’s green gas bid to halt shale

A green multi-millionaire entrepreneur has lodged a bid to stop Fylde fracking by replacing it with green gas mill plans.

Environment 2
Paul Maynard

MP calls for disruption info from rail firms

Train operators will have to make sure up-to-date information about disruption is published on their websites and social media, Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard said.

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Gary Lovatt, Federation of Small Business (FSB) Regional Chairman for Lancashire & Cumbria

Fylde coast -based business group hails flood insurance deal

A year on from the flooding which blighted parts of the county, thousands of small businesses are set to benefit from a new flood insurance package announced by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association.

Anna Blackburn, cheif executive officer of Beaverbrooks

Fylde coast jeweller has sparkling year

Fylde coast’s Beaverbrooks the Jewellers is looking to increase investment in its stores in the coming year after posting record sales in its annual report.

Coun Tony Williams

Furious war of words over Blackpool council budget

Blackpool Council has come in for a storm of criticism over its budget plans for the coming year.

Blackpool 7
A Chinese delegation, made up from representatives of two power firms, met with the NPL Group and members of Wyre Council.

Power station bid could be worth £800m to Fylde coast

Chinese investors have visited a site in Wyre to discuss plans for a new power station that could attract £800m investment in the region and create more than 1,000 jobs.

Business 4
Blackpool Boys and Girls Club members taking part in a Star Trek art project to help develop ways of dealing with stress and mental health issues

Blackpool children’s club’s trek to mental health

Youngsters promised to “make it so” and to “boldly go”in a Star Trek art project designed to boost their mental wellbeing.

Photo Neil Cross
Natwest Bank branches in Fleetwood and across the Fylde coast are closing.

Fleetwood’s NatWest Bank set to close

The news that Fleetwood is to lose yet another high street bank branch has caused shockwaves through the town.

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Mark Robinson, MD Vantage Motor Group

Blackpool man was proud to have proven teacher wrong

A Blackpool entrepreneur said today he had achieved a boyhood dream and proved a teacher wrong by acquiring a motor dealership in the resort.

Business 5
MPs Mark Menzies and Gordon Marsden at Dahlia's Kitchen for Small Business Saturday

Fylde coast MPs back our small businesses

Fylde coast MPs from opposing parties teamed up to champion the wide variety of small businesses for Small Business Saturday – an initiative that is now in its fourth year in the UK.

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Paul Hardy of Napthens

Resort law man takes up commercial role

A Blackpool solicitor has been named the head of Commercial Property at regional law firm Napthens.

Business 1
Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

Lifestyle 2
Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe

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Over 100 firefighters have been called to battle a blaze at a salvage yard in Accrington.
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