Blackpool woman making the headlines into art

A Blackpool-born artist has achieved national attention with her ripped paper portrait of Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri.

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Mark Robinson, MD Vantage Motor Group

Blackpool man was proud to have proven teacher wrong

A Blackpool entrepreneur said today he had achieved a boyhood dream and proved a teacher wrong by acquiring a motor dealership in the resort.

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HMRC is reminding people to fill in their tax forms

Fylde coast gets self assessment tax reminder

HM Revenue and Customs is urging the North West’s 985,000 Self Assessment (SA) customers to register for a Personal Tax Account (PTA), and see how easy submitting a tax return really can be.

Edwin Booth and Francis Egan at the launch of Putting Lancashire First

Fracking firm’s benefits pledge to the Fylde coast

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla has pledged to put Lancashire First when it comes to getting the benefits from a shale gas industry.

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Michael Ryan who won financial controller of the year award reporting into MD for Healthpoint of Blackpool

£13m turnover aim for Blackpool award winner

A Blackpool producer of consumer beauty and healthcare products is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a double awards win.

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Jason Bradbury officially opens the new BAE Systems Academy for Skills & Knowledge at Samlesbury

Take-off time for Fylde plane maker’s £15.6m training academy

A £15.6m cutting-edge training academy is set to make Lancashire the UK centre for producing the aircraft makers of the future.

Mike Cherry from the FSB

FSB hails Small Business Saturday on Fylde Coast

The Federation of Small Businesses is encouraging everyone to back their local small businesses this festive season, as we approach Small Business Saturday this weekend.

Police have launched their annual drink-drive campaign

Morning after drink drive message

The devastating consequences of drink driving will be highlighted as part of a county-wide campaign being launched this week.

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A caravan and bags of rubbish were removed by the local authority after travellers vacated land at Marsh Mill in Thornton

Clean-up completed as travellers moved on

Council staff have carried out a clean-up operation on land occupied by travellers for nearly a week.

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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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Palm Beach hotel

Blackpool blot on the landscape disappears – brick by brick

Bosses behind the demolition of one of Blackpool’s worst eyesores have said the building should be razed in seven weeks.

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The wreckage of the crash that killed Sgt Jack Kay, from Blackpool, in April 1943.

Memorial at last for Second World war Blackpool airman

For decades the final resting place of a Blackpool airman and his colleagues were

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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Blackpool and the Fylde College apprenticeships training day

Blackpool college hosts apprenticeship seminar

Employers from across Lancashire had the chance to back to college last week to learn about government apprenticeship reforms.

Thames Primary Academy

Blackpool school revamp aids profit at construction firm

A Blackpool school renovation project worth £1.63m helped a county builder’s turnover rocket.

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Bollywood style dance wil be part of the entertainment at the college community cohesion event

Blackpool college set to host Hindu celebration

The Bishop of Blackburn, the High Sheriff of Lancashire, Blackpool North MP Paul Maynard and the Consul General of India are among the dignitaries and guests at Community Cohesion: A Celebration.

Fylde coast bank staff have raised money for charity

Fylde coast bank staff in ‘store wars’ challenge

Fylde coast Bank staff saw their efforts add up to a whole lot of help for two charities.

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The new Norcross Vets building is nearing completion.

Doors set to open at Blackpool super vet centre

A four and a half year wait is set to come to an end for a Fylde coast vets team as they get set to move into their £2m new building.

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Mrs Doreen Lofthouse OBE receiveing her Lifetime Achievement Award fro Leader of the Council Peter Gibson at the Wyre Business Awards 2016

Fishermen’s Friends owner honoured 
in business awards

A prominent Fylde coast businesswoman was given top honour at the Wyre Business Awards.

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Barbara Richardson, chairman of Roseacre Awareness Group.

Fylde anger at Government’s fracking report ‘suppression’

The government has been accused of ‘dirty tricks’ and showing contempt for democracy after suppressing a controversial report on fracking.

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