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McDonnell in Fleetwood to spell out plans for Bank of North

Fleetwood’s port and fishing industry could stand to benefit significantly under ambitious plans from Labour, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell stated in a visit to the town.

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Plans for the new housing scheme

Hundreds oppose new homes scheme

Planners will next week decide whether to approve plans for nearly 100 homes in a Wyre village.

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Mike Barrowclough

"Cesspool" councillor's punishment kept secret

The punishment handed down to a councillor who branded Blackpool as ‘Cesspool’ is being kept a secret by local party bosses.

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How the new retail park could look

Road concerns could delay new store plans

Highways England has called for a decision on a huge new retail park to be delayed due to concerns over the Norcross roundabout.
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Garstang residents protest against the potential development of the Community centre and its car park

Anger at homes approval in Garstang town centre

A concerned town councillor is hoping for a clear answer from Wyre planning bosses to explain why they ignored a 5,000-strong petition opposing plans for a major redevelopment in Garstang town centre.

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Long grass around Blackpool. Bispham Rock Gardens five a side football pitch.

Overgrown and unsightly: How cuts are affecting Blackpool’s green spaces

Calls for more funds to mow Blackpool’s green spaces more often have been kicked into the long grass.

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Catch 22 is dropping its 23 route

'Unsustainable' bus route axed after trial run flop

Bus firm bosses say they have had no choice but to drop a route connecting several Wyre towns.

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Clive Grunshaw

Police cannot continue to 'pick up slack' from public service cuts

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed a national report highlighting the pressure on forces to ‘pick up the slack’ from other public services.

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Blackpool Sixth

Go-ahead for college car park

Planning permission has been granted for a new car park to serve Blackpool’s sixth form college.

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Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to make a statement in Downing Street, London, where she announced a snap general election on June 8

Fylde coast MPs reaction to snap election call

Fylde coast MPs have given a mixed reaction to Theresa May's decision to call a snap General Election.
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MP backs election call but business is worried

MP backs election call but business is worried

A Lancashire MP has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a General Election for June 8.

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Prime Minister Theresa May is to make a statement in Downing Street after Cabinet on Tuesday

Shock as Theresa May announces June general election

Prime Minister Theresa May today called a snap general election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister has called an early general election

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.
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Thornton Library

Warning over library bid 'chaos'

A leading figure in the battle to re-open two Fylde coast libraries has branded Lancashire County Council’s bidding process as ‘chaos’.

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Damage has been reported at Fairhaven Lake

Barbecue warning after damage to parks

Visitors have been warned to think before they use barbecues at beauty spots following damage at a popular Fylde coast site.

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Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Moor Hall is a building with a back story at the beginning of an auspicious new chapter in its life.

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Ben Wallace

MP warns county over wasteful library closures as inquiry looms

Lancashire County Council would be at risk of throwing away thousands of pounds of taxpayers should a public inquiry into library closures go ahead, an MP has warned.

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John O'Connell of the Taxpayers' Alliance.

Council rich list gets shorter

The number of staff earning a six-figure salary at Blackpool Council has dropped from five to one since 2011.

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Mark Menzies MP speaks at an Ansdell Library read-in to protest at proposed closures

Under-threat Lancashire’s libraries to get a stay of execution?

The government says it ‘is minded’ to hold an inquiry into Lancashire’s library closure programme – even though some of the buildings are in the process of being sold.

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County Hall in Preston

Battle commences for your vote in May County Council elections

There are now just weeks to go to the May elections and with all candidates declared the battle has begun in earnest for the future control of Lancashire County Council.

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