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£90m housing bill ‘fuelling resort decline’

A £90m housing benefit bill in Blackpool is helping fuel many of the resort’s problems, council leader Coun Simon Blackburn warned today.

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Divisive issue: Trident

Trident tested: The debate

Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to support the Trident nuclear weapons deterrent. So what’s changed? And what happens now to the submarine programme?

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Blackpool Central Library

Library users brought to book as fines go up

Library charges in Blackpool are being increased as part of measures to protect the service from budget cuts.

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Councillor Terry Rogers.

Tourist terror in Turkey coup bid

Fleetwood residents feared for their safety after being caught up in the violent mayhem of a failed military coup in Turkey.

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An artists impression of plans for a new conference centre in Blackpool

Investment plans backed by council

Town hall chiefs have backed two key regeneration schemes for Blackpool.

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Mark Menzies with Blackpool Transport managing director Jane Cole and service deliver director Bob Mason

MP inspects new buses for the Fylde coast

Mark Menzies MP said he was delighted to see a fleet of new state-of-the art buses set to hit Fylde’s streets.

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County Hall

Lancashire County Council’s £601,000 underspend

Lancashire County Council’s latest economy drive has left it with an underspend of more than half a million pounds on services, councillors were told this week.

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Ben Wallace arrives in Downing Street  for talks Prime Minister David Cameron where he was made Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 12, 2015. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Wyre MP given new role in PM reshuffle

A Lancashire MP has been given a promotion as part of new Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle.

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Blackpool North MP Paul Maynard

Blackpool MP lands a top job

Blackpool North MP Paul Maynard has been awarded a top ministerial position by new Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Paul Maynard is the country's new under secretary of state at the Department of Transport

Blackpool MP given top government job

Blackpool MP Paul Maynard has been awarded a top ministerial position by new Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Turkish soldiers block Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge, lit in the colours of the French flag in solidarity with the victims of Thursday's attack in Nice, France.

'REMAIN VIGILANT': Message to Brits in Turkey amid military coup attempt

Britons in Turkey have been warned to stay indoors and remain vigilant after the military claimed to have taken control of the country earlier this evening.
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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses the Fire Brigades Union Conference at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool

Party calls for unity in leadership crisis

Grassroots Labour members on the Fylde coast are calling for unity in the party which is currently in the midst of a leadership crisis.

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David Cameron and his wife Samantha on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool in 2005

Blackpool’s key role in David Cameron’s premiership

As David Cameron steps down as Prime Minister today, The Gazette looks back at his visits to Blackpool, which played a prominent role in his journey towards holding the top office in government.

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Meet Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister ...

Meet Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister ...

Britain is to have a new prime minister in the form of Theresa May, currently the home secretary.

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Home Secretary Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom (right)

Andrea Leadsom pulls out of Conservative leadership race

Andrea Leadsom has announced she is pulling out of the race to become Conservative leader.

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An artists impression of the proposed conference centre.

Blackpool’s £25m conference centre aims to lure politicians back

Bold multi-million pound proposals have been unveiled today for a new conference centre in Blackpool.

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Coun Jim Hobson

Meet your local councillors

Residents have the opportunity to meet their local councillor and raise any issues affecting the area they live in.

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A charge has been introduced for Blackpool residents who want to get rid of green waste

Council meets target for garden waste savings

Around 7,000 households in Blackpool have so far signed up to a new subscription scheme for garden waste collections.

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Travellers at Fishers Field on Highfield Road

Travellers leave resort site after council operation

Travellers have left a Blackpool playing field following an operation led by Blackpool Council.

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Catterall House Residential Home is being placed in special measures

Care home boss fined after inspectors found dirty kitchen and mouse droppings

A CARE home boss has been fined £14k over a catalogue of hygiene offences – including mouse droppings being found where food was stored.

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