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MP’s office on the move to new home

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard is set to move his Blackpool office from Queen Street to the Blackpool Technology Management Centre on Faraday Way in Bispham from December 13.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Fylde PM’s pledge over link road delay

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has quizzed the Prime Minister over the progress of a new M55 link road for Lytham and St Annes.

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County Hall

County hall saves further £12.32m in ‘unprecendented financial challenge’

Millions of pounds of extra savings have been found by Lancashire County Council to try to help balance the books, as the authority faces an “unprecedented financial challenge”.

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Wyre Councils standards monitoring officer Mrs Liesl Hadgraft

‘Dysfunctional’ Council under spotlight

Preesall Town Council, several of whose feuding members have been cleared of breaking standards rules following an inquiry, has been criticised as “dysfunctional.”

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Bus services are being subsidised for another year

£2m set aside for bus routes

County Hall looks set to spend £2m to carry on providing subsidised bus services for another year.

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Paul Maynard

Pothole cash a welcome boost for residents

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has welcomed a cash boost which will see 2,000 potholes in Blackpool filled.

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Andrew Ratajczak

Officials take possession 
of ‘last house’

Blackpool Council has finally taken possession of a former guest house at the heart of a two-year legal wrangle.

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An artists impression of how the flats could look

£3.5m plans hit by delays

One of the most important planning applications in Fleetwood’s history will not be looked at until next year.

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Chris Grayling

Road repair fund to fill thousands of potholes

Transport chiefs on the Fylde coast will get money to repair thousands of potholes over the next year.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

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Coun Matthew Tomlinson

‘Inadequate’ county fights back

An update on the progress of Lancashire County Council’s children’s services has been published, after a government watchdog rated the department inadequate last year.

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Coun David Borrow says services will continue to be delivered despite the closure of childrens centres, to be discussed at County Hall today

Centre closures scrutinised

The closure of children’s centres across Lancashire was due to be discussed today.

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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

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Andrew Ratajczak has been told by Blackpool Council to leave his property on Tyldesley Road

You give your no-nonsense views on property investor

Last man standing Andrew Ratajczak was roundly criticised - as his crusade against the council continues to hold up a £50m housing development.

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Rossall sea defence works continue

VIDEO: Take a birds' eye look at sea wall taking shape

This spectacular footage shows one of the final pieces in the Fylde coast's sea defences taking shape
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An artists impression of Blackpool's proposed tram extension

Politicians at war over tramway extension bid

Blackpool Tories have been accusing of making a u-turn by refusing to support proposals to extend the town’s tramway.

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The late Jo Cox, MP.

MP speaks out after killer Mair jailed

A Fylde coast MP paid tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox and branded her killing an act of terrorism after killer Thomas Mair was jailed for life yesterday.

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Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

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Cat Smith.

MP in immigrants clash

A Fylde coast Labour MP has hit back at criticism from a senior Wyre councillor over the question of immigrants.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

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