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‘City of Fylde’ could be next for boroughs

Blackpool could be forced to become part of a ‘city of the Fylde’ if plans for a Lancashire-wide combined authority are scrapped, the resort’s council leader has warned.

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The new rules affect dog day care businesses in Wyre

Dog day care centre licensing is approved

Wyre councillors have approved plans to regulate the dog day care industry.

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Blackpool Council has raised council tax by 4.99 per cent

Council agrees tax rise of five per cent

Blackpool’s ruling Labour council voted to increase council tax by 4.99 per cent last night in a move which will see average Band D bills rise from the current level of £1,585 to £1,656.

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Ben Wallace

MP heckled in Parliament over

Fylde coast MP Ben Wallace was heckled in the Commons when he refused to say if a former Guantanamo Bay detainee reportedly killed in an Islamic State suicide attack was paid £1m in compensation.

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Coun Peter Gibson

Wyre's 'fiver' plan for council tax rise

Wyre Council leader Coun Peter Gibson insists residents are still getting a good deal despite increasing council tax by the maximum amount allowed without a referendum.
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The dog day care sector could come under closer scrutity

New regulation proposed for doggy day care businesses

The growing doggy day care industry is set to be brought into line with commercial kennels should Wyre Council approve new proposals.

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St Annes Town Hall

Fylde Tories doubt over county plans

Fylde Council could be the second local authority to pull out of proposals to create a Lancashire wide combined authority.

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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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Official opening of the Norbreck North tram stop

Council U-turn on tram fare hike for OAPs

Blackpool pensioners will be able to continue travelling for free on the town’s trams after plans to introduce a charge were dropped.

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Paul Blomfield MP, Fleetwood MP Cat Smith and  Jenny Saunders OBE

MP’s support for councillor

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has announced her support for local councillor Lorraine Beavers in her bid to be re-elected this May.

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Thornton Library                                                                               Image:Google

Hopes lifted as library team prepare for talks

Volunteers hoping to take over a library closed as part of sweeping cuts are hoping to discuss their plans with County Hall bosses in the coming days.

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Coun Tony Williams

Call to co-ordinate Blackpool schools holiday dates

A Blackpool councillor is calling for school holiday dates to be co-ordinated across the town.

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Tony Brown

Deadline day for by-election nominations

Today is the deadline for nominations to stand in a by-election due to be held in Blackpool next month.

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Cat Smith speaking in Parliamant.

School funding worries raised

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has echoed concerns that new Government proposals could leave schools out of pocket.

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Coun Pat Greenhough was found to have breached Preesall Town Council code of conduct rules

Preesall Council ex-clerk cleared over ‘missing cash’ allegations

A Preesall town councillor has been found to have breached code of conduct rules after making a series of unsubstantiated claims about a “missing” council bank account allegedly containing £2,000.

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Ukip leader and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election candidate Paul Nuttall delivering a major health policy speech at the North Stafford Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 30, 2017. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

UKIP leader’s website taken offline

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall’s website has been taken offline days after he faced criticism over posts which wrongly claimed he lost “close personal friends” in the Hillsborough disaster.

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Blackpool Town Hall

Political furore over tax hikes

Householders in Blackpool are facing an increase of just under five per cent in their council tax for the coming year.

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Town clerk Jan Finch

Ex-clerk cleared in cash row

A Preesall town councillor has been found to have breached code of conduct rules after making a series of unsubstantiated claims about a “missing” council bank account allegedly containing £2,000.

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Central Library in Blackpool

Library jobs under threat to save cash

Council chiefs are reviewing staff numbers at Blackpool’s libraries - but have pledged the move will not lead to any closures.

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