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.

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.


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.
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.

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.

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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Boost: Paul Maynard MP has welcomed a new Government scheme to kickstart building of starter homes

Blackpool to help build first-time buyer homes

Blackpool Council is to help spearhead a Government backed new homes initiative which aims to get first time buyers, aged 23-40, on the property ladder.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington died in Iraq

‘Top bloke’ Snowball died protecting UK

Tributes have been paid to a ‘talented’ Weeton soldier who died in Iraq.

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Parking is a major issue in the streets close to Poulton station
Image: Google

Parking chaos warning for Poulton streets

Residents’ parking is needed to stop chaos in Poulton.

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Theresa May

Prime Minister promises town will get ‘fairer society’ in 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has written a New Year message for people in Blackpool.

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