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Pro-Brexiteers claiming fresh backing in port

An organisation which backs Brexit – Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union - says it has received massive support in Fleetwood for its latest campaign.

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Peter Gibson

Concerns growing over combined authority plan

Wyre will continue to stand up against a Lancashire combined authority.

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Prime minister May

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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MDA Products premises today

Blackpool firm in food recall

A Blackpool company is at the centre of a food warning after watchdogs issued a recall on some frozen products.

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The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

Bids are being invited to keep a vital ferry service afloat.

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Last year primary school pupils from Cleveleys marched in support of their local libraries

Minister meets leader about libraries’ future

A top level meeting between a government minister and the leader of Lancashire County Council may provide some help for the county library service.

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Mark Bamforth

Deadline looms for by-election candidates

Nominations close tomorrow for the Fylde Council by-election in Lytham’s St John’s Ward.

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Cookson Street is among those due to be upgraded as part of a 7m project

Work to start on £7m facelift for Blackpool roads

A £7m project to give key roads around Blackpool town centre a major facelift will start next week.

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Primary school pupils in Cleveleys marched to protest against library closures

Hurry up call in battle to save libraries

A decision should be made on the future of libraries in Lancashire before volunteers walk away.

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Blackpool Council has written off �600k of debt.  Pictured is Blackpool Town Hall.

Blackpool Council writes off £600,000 of debts

Town hall chiefs have been forced to write off £626,000 of debts and uncollected business rates including nearly £100,000 owed by a charity.

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Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

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West Park Kindergarten

Resort gets cash for child care places

Blackpool is to get a six-figure share of a £50m cash pot to provide more child care places.

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A Catch22bus stops to pick up passengers

Signs removed in ‘ridiculous’ bus stop battle

Signs are to be taken down just months after being put up as a battle over bus stops intensifies.

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Cameras will be installed on the A583

Speed cameras set for October

Work to install average speed cameras on a key road into Blackpool will not begin until October, The Gazette can reveal.

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Dog owners out in force at protest walkies

Campaigning pet owners - objecting over proposed new council changes to dog control in Fylde - were out in protest again with their canine companions.

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Uber in Poulton

Nightclub licence axed

The licence of a nightclub has been revoked following concerns raised by police.
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New Fleetwood town clerk Debra Thornton with Terry Rogers.

Debra all set for new post at council heart

Fleetwood Town Council has a new clerk.

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MP Ben Wallace

Minister’s warning on security

Wyre MP and Government minister Ben Wallace is calling on county residents to be cyber and security aware – especially if they work in defence or other security sensitive industries.

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Ben Wallace

Voters have their say on how ‘sexy’ our MPs are

Politicians know to their cost not to take too much notice of opinion polls.

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Cat Smith speaking in Parliamant.

New settlement won’t help the needy, says MP

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith says Government efforts to tackle a crisis in social care do not go nearly far enough.

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