Bid for devolution put on hold for now

Hopes of securing devolved powers for Lancashire look set to be put on the back burner for the timebeing.

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Artist's impression of Rossall promenade and Larkholme Grasslands

Green dream revealed for new prom

Work has started to create an ecology park as part of a multi-million pound sea defence project.

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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

Wyre Council to decide on new deal for Knott End ferry service

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

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Central Car Park, Blackpool.

Dismay at huge hike in Blackpool parking charges

Council chiefs have announced a huge hike in parking charges in Blackpool sparking fears the rise will keep visitors away.

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The Iraqi  military are being trained by Lancashire troops

Soldier teaching Iraqi and Kurdish forces to save lives

A Blackpool medic has told how she is helping train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the battle to defeat Islamic State.

Michele Scott (centre) after winning the Warbreck by-election

Newly elected Michele all set to start work

Blackpool’s newest councillor says she is looking forward to starting work after winning a by-election in the town.

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Keyworker Homes unveil the proposed plans for the Garstang Community Centre and Council offices

D-Day for Garstang community centre and 800 new homes which 'could change the face' of market town

Planning decisions which will radically change the face of Garstang and district - as well as the town centre - look set to be agreed next week.

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Warbreck by-election

Tories hold seat in by-election

The Conservative party retained its seat in Warbreck ward following a by-election in Blackpool yesterday.

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The Queen will sign the Article 50 Bill into law on Thursday

Brexit: Article 50 Bill to be written into law tomorrow

The Queen will sign the Article 50 Bill into law tomorrow, clearing the way for Theresa May to formally start talks to leave the European Union.

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Coun John Fillis

£23m road repairs will benefit Fylde and Wyre

A bumper £23m will be spent on repairing Lancashire’s roads, footpaths and cycle routes in the next financial year, with Fylde and Wyre residents among those set to benefit.

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Residents go to the polls in Warbreck tomorrow

Candidates battle for Warbreck seat

Residents go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new councillor for Warbreck ward in Blackpool following the death of Tony Brown last year.

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Would you change your vote?

Brexit: We still want OUT!

Exclusive Gazette poll shows that almost three-quarters would vote leave again.
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MP Cat Smith

MP’s objection to plans to build flats on pier site

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has opposed proposals to build a block of flats on the town’s pier.

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More tests were carried out in Lancashire in 2016 than in previous campaigns

Should drink-drive limit be lowered?

Blackpool’s council leader is leading calls for the drink-drive limit to be lowered.

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Garstang Town Councillor Graham Salisbury, has accused some business owners of erecting non-compliant signs in the Garstang Conservation Area

Row over Garstang signs in heritage area

A major row has been sparked by claims that Garstang’s town centre historic heritage area is being marred by unauthorised advertising signs.

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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Cleveleys Library                                                                            Image: Google

Hopes high as library rescue plans discussed at County Hall

The team bidding to take over Cleveleys library have met with council bosses over their proposals.

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Campaigners at a previous protest

Women ready for pension demonstration

Women from Fylde and Wyre will be travelling to a mass demonstration in London on Wednesday  to protest the about lack of information given to them about their pensions.

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