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Refuges’ cash cut – and support services axed

Funding for women’s refuges in Lancashire will be cut – and funding for ‘floating’ support, sheltered accommodation, and to a service providing help for elderly people with hearing impairments axed in cost-cutting proposals.

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Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Council chiefs at war in ‘cheek of the devil’ row

Lancashire Tories have been accused of “having the cheek of the devil” after they launched an online Save Our Services petition just days before the Labour-run County Council is to reveal the names of some 100 buildings set for closure.

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Coun Peter Gibson, leader of Wyre Borough Council

Fylde coast blast for combined councils plan

Tory leaders have hit out at plans for all Lancashire’s councils to work together, which paves the way for an elected mayor for the county.

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The local plan will determine planning policy until 2032

Fylde Council’s Local Plan goes on display for next five weeks

Fylde Council’s Local Plan is available for public consultation for the next five weeks.

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Nigel Evans

Police union hits back in rural crime row

Police in Lancashire have accused MP Nigel Evans of “hypocrisy almost beyond belief” after he slammed the force for neglecting rural areas of the county.

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Gluten-free food can include cakes and biscuits

Gluten-free prescriptions facing axe to save money

Prescriptions for gluten-free food could be scrapped in Fylde and Wyre.

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Bickerstaffe House which is now home to Blackpool Council, which has had to contend with more government budget cuts

Blackpool Council’s £1m payouts to ‘avoid costly staff tribunals’

Blackpool Council has paid out almost £1m to settle disputes with staff in the past five years, it was revealed today.

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One of the orange bins currently being trialled in Blackpools Stanley Park.

Are big orange bins too ugly for the park?

Your say on council’s bright idea to save staff time

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Coun Tony Williams

Resort leader’s bid to unite county

Lancashire must move towards a combined authority and an elected mayor or it will miss out on vital Government support, Blackpool’s council leader has warned.

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James Newton, a former director of the Queens Park Residents Association

Man is banned from posing as housing officer

Action has been taken against a Blackpool community worker following allegations he impersonated senior housing officials and gained access to people’s homes.

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County Hall

County council among most complained about

Lancashire County Council is one of the most complained about authorities in the country, figures have revealed.

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The Childrens Centre in Thornton

Backlash over child centres

Plans to concentrate Wyre’s children’s centres in one spot have been slammed by a renegade county councillor.

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Travellers living on the Hardhorn site off Fairfield Road in Singleton have been granted official permission to live there

Travellers’ victory in long-running site row

A group of travellers have won the right to remain on a controversial plot of land after a lengthy legal battle.

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How the store would have looked

New store plan on scrapheap

A supermarket giant has abandoned plans to build a new superstore in Wyre.

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Cars have been driving along the footpath at Fairhaven Lake. Picture by Jonny Hart

Crackdown on drivers’ beauty spot short cut

Fylde Council has vowed to crack down on drivers taking ‘shortcuts’ across a beauty spot.

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Freddie van Mierlo

LibDems are all set if a surprise poll is called

Fylde Liberal Democrats have announced Freddie van Mierlo as the the party’s parliamentary candidate for Fylde in the case of a snap General Election.

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The Blue Room

Historic Blackpool pub granted protection from developers

A historic Blackpool pub has been granted protection from future development.

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Town hall funding is helping grassroots projects

Ward cash will fund chance for children

Children from some of Blackpool’s most deprived neighbourhoods are set to enjoy a trip to Devon thanks to grassroots funding.

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Mark Menzies at Ansdell library

MP takes libraries petition straight to Westminster

Mark Menzies MP has sent a petition of 6,725 signatures to Government, protesting against the closure threat to libraries in Fylde.

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How Blackpool's new Police HQ will look

REVEALED: Vision of Blackpool’s new multi-million pound police HQ

This is the final vision for Blackpool’s brand new multi-million pound police headquarters.

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