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Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
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Gordon Marsden

Fylde coast MPs call for more student voters

Two of the Fylde Coast’s MPs, Gordon Marsden and Cat Smith, have urged higher and further education bosses to integrate voter registration in their student enrolment process.

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David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

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Chorley Hospital A&E protesters await Jeremy Hunt's arrival at Royal Preston Hospital for his "secret" meeting

Minister Jeremy Hunt’s Royal Preston Hospital visit is gatecrashed

A surprise reception committee was waiting for Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt when he arrived at the Royal Preston Hospital today.

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Ian Young, Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services,  deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Council chief exec is ousted by Tory group

Lancashire County Council’ ignored the advice of its chief executive Jo Turton, pictured, and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other top officers.

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From left: Ian Young, Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services, Deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Councillors vote to axe Chief Executive Jo Turton’s job at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet members ignored the advice of their own Chief Executive Jo Turton yesterday and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other senior officers.

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Blackpool Council inspectors found mouldy fruit and putrefying milk on visits to the Church Street store run by Zee Convenience Store Ltd

Mould on fruit at filthy store

A bottle of putrefying milk was found at a ‘disgusting’ Blackpool store one month after inspectors told bosses to bin it.

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Cat Smith, the MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood

Animal cruelty call from Fleetwood MP

A Fylde coast MP has joined growing calls for tougher penalties for animal abuse and action to be taken to enforce bans on offenders from keeping animals.
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Former deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess

NATIONAL NEWS: Far-right extremists march in honour of Nazi politician

Around 500 far-right extremists have marched in Berlin in honour of the 30th anniversary of the death of Nazi Rudolf Hess.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn meets with WASPI women (Women Against State Pension Inequality) and listens to their concerns at Cleveleys Community Centre.

Corbyn’s pledge during Fylde coast visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to bring better jobs and wages to Blackpool if his party gets into power at Westminster.

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Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: "When will you be Prime Minister?"

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

North West
HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
Environment
County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Jake Berry

Northern Powerhouse minister: Blackpool becoming 'year-round destination'

Blackpool is on its way to becoming a holiday destination all year round, the government's Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry is expected to say today.
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Fylde Memorial Aboretum

Service to mark VJ Day in Blackpool

A special service to mark the anniversary of Victory over Japan Day will take place in Blackpool tomorrow.

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Christopher Heyworth

Tribute to veteran Lib Dem councillor

A former Lib Dem councillor and parliamentary candidate who served Blackpool in the 80s has died.

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Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

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Thornton Library

Joy as library to re-open

Thornton Library will re-open under Lancashire County Council control following a decision made by the authority’s cabinet.

Blackpool
Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim

Tory MEP: Britain's 'ridiculous Brexit mess'

Sajjad Karim is a Conservative member of the European Parliament for the north west. Here he explains why he believes the nation is on a path to 'disaster' and argues his colleagues need to change their approach to leaving the EU.

Opinion
Gulls in Cleveleys

Going to war with seagulls on a wing and a prayer?

A bird brained scheme or a long overdue crackdown on persistent flying pests?

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