Residents told covenant is just ‘folklore’

Residents keen to see a covenant that protects a popular Blackpool playing field have been told that it is nothing more than ‘folklore’.

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UKIP's deputy leader Paul Nuttall

Region’s MEP to stand for troubled UKIP’s leadership

Lancashire MEP Paul Nuttall today has announced he is standing for the leadership of UKIP – and believes he can unite the troubled party.

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Jessica Basquill, of North Albion Street in Fleetwood, who has become Wyre Youth Mayor. Jessica next to the commemorative anchor on Fisherman's Walk.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 14-10-2016

Jessica’s Mayoral mission

Teenager Jessica Basquill has a year with a difference lined up over the next 12 months.

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MP Paul Maynard

Praise for water firm

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has praised United Utilities for listening to his concerns about the treatment of vulnerable customers during the cryptosporidium outbreak in 2015.

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Mooky and Bubu from Blackpool Tower Circus at a previous Christmas Tree switch-on at Mereside

Clash over festive trees

Councillors have clashed in a row over cancelled Christmas trees in Blackpool.

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Indepenent pensions reviewer John Cridland pays a visit to the Blackpool Centre for the Unemployed in Church Street

Fears over pensions move

The man in charge of a pensions shake up which will see people working into their late 60s in future has been warned the move could spell years of misery for many Blackpool residents.

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Ukip leadership favourite Steven Woolfe

Ukip leadership candidate quits party over ‘altercation’

Former Ukip leadership contender Steven Woolfe has announced he has quit the party and had made a police complaint over the altercation with a fellow MEP which left him in hospital.

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John Cridland will be in Blackpool tomorrow

Pensions row campaigner to visit resort

The man leading a national review into the state pension age is set to visit Blackpool – where residents have the lowest life expectancy rate in the country.

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Sergeant Major Georgia Gunn from lancashire Army Cadet Force after taking part in a sky dive at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham

County Cadet force offers military disciplines with adventure and fun

It’s a voluntary youth organisation promoting fun, friendship, adventure and action.

Jet2 has indicated it will not return to Blackpool

‘Don’t sit on hands’ over airport sale

Blackpool Council should take an active role in the sale of Blackpool Airport.

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Marmite - would you miss it?

Brexit blows up a storm in a Pot Noodle

Brexit is the Marmite of politics - you either love it or you loathe it.

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Marilyn Moorhouse (left) and Pauline Duncan of the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde WASPI group

‘I had two years to plan for 10 year wait on my pension’

When Marilyn Moorhouse gave up work on medical grounds, she believed she had just a few years until being eligible for her state pension.

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Delyth Curtis, new deputy chief executive of Blackpool Council

Delyth secures new role as council deputy

Blackpool Council has appointed a new deputy chief executive.

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Education Secretary Justine Greening

Blackpool’s young people to benefit from £60m scheme

Blackpool has been chosen to pilot a £60m government programme targeting towns where young people are failing to achieve their potential.

Gordon Marsden

Blackpool MP’s fears for future college funding

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has warned higher education could face cuts as a result of the vote to leave the European Union.

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Children and staff from Northfold and Manor Beach Primary Schools protested against theclosure of the libraries in Cleveleys and Thornton

Gala team’s library hopes

The group behind a last ditch bid to save one of Wyre’s libraries has now been revealed.

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Wyre Civic Centre

Share your opinions on life in borough

Wyre residents are being urged to share their views on life in the borough and be in with a chance of winning a Kindle Fire.

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The Monster Raving Loony Party annual conference in Blackpool

Party goes on for sunkissed Loony bunch

We’re all mad here!

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The Monsters invade Blackpool - and go on a bus tour

The Monster Raving Loony Party is holding its annual political conference in Blackpool this weekend.

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Marcus Jones

Business rates re-evaluation is ‘good news’

The Government’s planned revaluation of business rates has been hailed as “good news” for Lancashire’s businesses.

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