Government offer £7m for 'gateway' road schemes

The next stage of the repairs on Yeadon Way is set to go ahead after the Government confirmed £2.35m towards the scheme.

Gordon Marsden

MP demands action on Universal Credit following Commons vote

A Blackpool MP has renewed calls to pause Universal Credit after the Government lost  a vote on the controversial benefit.

£7m of taxpayers money spent in one year to repair pothole ridden roads

£7m of taxpayers money spent in one year to repair pothole ridden roads

More than £7m of taxpayers money has been spent in one year alone to repair Lancashire’s pothole riddled roads.

Coun Peter Gibson who was axed as the Wyre Council leader in September

Ex-Tory leader vows to go it alone

A deposed Conservative council leader will tomorrow announce he will move to the independent benches.

The scout and guide hut in Kepple Lane, Garstang

Ex-Garstang Mayor's scouts HQ proposals scrapped

Controversial plans unveiled by a former Garstang mayor to transform the town's scout and guide headquarters into a new state-of-the-art community facility, have been dumped - just days after the idea became public.
Council leader Geoff Driver

County Hall's £28m burden of finding homes for children

County Hall is spending more than £28m a year on outside agency placements for the county’s “looked after children”.

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, welcomes British Secretary of State David Davis for a meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday July 17, 2017.

‘Reverse Brexit decision to save UK’

A second referendum that reverses Brexit would have a “positive” and “significant” impact on the UK economy, which is on track to be crippled by its EU divorce, an influential think tank has claimed.

Garstang Scout Hut on Kepple Lane

Proposals for Garstang Scout Hut unveiled

Pictures of how Garstang’s Kepple Lane scouts and guides base could look if councillors back a radical re think being mooted by a former town mayor have been revealed.

Eurofighter Typhoon

MP backs call for next generation British defence aircraft

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has added his voice for a call to start planning for a 6th generation fighter plane and to order replacements for the Red Arrows to help save aerospace jobs .

Drive for Justice

JUSTICE: Killer drivers face life behind bars after campaign

Killer drivers face life behind bars in a victory for bereaved families after a Johnston Press campaign highlighted the injustice of sentencing for those who cause death on the roads.
Fleetwood town councillor Evelyn Stephenson

Bad language claim denial by councillor

A Fleetwood councillor is facing an official complaint for allegedly swearing in the council chamber.

Garstang Kepple Lane Scout Hut

Garstang councillor poses idea for new town community facilities

A suggestion for a radical re-think about Garstang’s community facilities has been made by a former town mayor.

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Paul Maynard

Blood banks changes spark fears at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Lancashire MPs are continuing to monitor the situation surrounding the centralisation of the county’s blood bank units as concern over the plans grow.

Gordon Marsden

MP backs Universal Credit demands

A Blackpool MP has welcomed calls from Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn to scrap phone line charges which hit the poorest people in society.

Lancashire care homes are to get a makeover

County care homes to get a £6m upgrade

Council-owned care homes for the elderly are to get a £6m package of improvements.

Fleetwood Town Coun chairman Terry Rogers.

Volunteers set to run port’s nature reserve

Plans to take over the running of a nature reserve in Fleetwood have been agreed in principle by town campaigners.

Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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Coun Peter Gibson who was axed as the Wyre Council leader in September

Ousted leader Peter Gibson speaks out on Garstang controversies

The recently deposed leader of Wyre Council has spoken publicly for the first time since his ousting on a number of controversial Garstang issues which affected his time in office.
Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard

Blackpool MP welcomes crackdown on ivory sale

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has welcomed the Government’s announcement aimed at ending the ivory trade in the UK.

The author, playwright and broadcaster Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett urges public funding of 'indispensable' libraries

Libraries are a vital community service and should be publicly funded, Alan Bennett has said.

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