Council chief says services could be delivered better locally

Wyre Council’s leader has called for more services to be delivered by his authority rather than Lancashire County Council – flying in the face of proposals for greater centralisation of power.

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Preston marina and docks

Accountancy firm closes county office

Accountancy firm KPMG has announced it is to close its Lancashire office.

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Steve Pye

Fylde business aims to cut hospital waiting time

A Lytham businessman has launched a digital health platform aimed at reducing hospital and GP waiting times.

The new rules affect dog day care businesses in Wyre

Dog day care centre licensing is approved

Wyre councillors have approved plans to regulate the dog day care industry.

Ben Wallace

MP heckled in Parliament over

Fylde coast MP Ben Wallace was heckled in the Commons when he refused to say if a former Guantanamo Bay detainee reportedly killed in an Islamic State suicide attack was paid £1m in compensation.

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Coun Peter Gibson

Wyre's 'fiver' plan for council tax rise

Wyre Council leader Coun Peter Gibson insists residents are still getting a good deal despite increasing council tax by the maximum amount allowed without a referendum.
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Garry Flitcroft, right, with his team photographed in 2014

Footballer’s homes firm seeking buyer

The Wyre business taken over by a former Premier League footballer has been put in administration.

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Keith Griffiths - Managing Director, UK Northern Powerhouse, Lord Kerslake - Chairman of UK Northern Powerhouse Advisory Board and Martin Venning - Director, UK Northern Powerhouse. 08.09.16

Call for leadership for Northern Powerhouse

More devolution and “great leadership” are vital to the future economic success of the North, a major conference on the Northern Powerhouse project was told.

Graham Gordon, managing partner at Moore and Smalley

Chancellor urged to go easy by Fylde coast business advisor

Chancellor Philip Hammond is currently under fire over the business rates revaluation, and one local business advisor is calling upon him to go easy in his March 8 Budget.

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Fracking protesters at Preston New Road

Court D-day looms over Fylde coast fracking

Fylde anti-fracking campaigners are to go to court next month to try to overturn the Government’s go-ahead for shale gas drilling.

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Rachel Baines

Lancashire Police failing stress test

Around half of police officers in Lancashire have suffered health issues as a result of on the job stress

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Langley Castle

Fylde coast agency aims for historic double

A Poulton PR agency, making history in the county of Northumberland this year, has had its marketing ideas rewarded with two award shortlistings in the PRMoment.com awards 2017.

North West Honda Blackpool has supplied new bikes for the NHS Blood Bikes service

Blackpool firm aids blood bike service

A Blackpool motorbike dealership was the perfect match for a vital blood service.

Councillors and waste management staff try out some of the handy items on sale at the reuse shop. At the table (L-R) Louise Taylor, corporate director for operations and delivery, CC Jenny Mein, leader of Lancashire County Council, CC Marcus Johnstone, cabinet member for environment, planning, and cultural services.

Half of all Fylde coast waste is recycled

More than half of Lancashire’s residential waste is now recycled - and householders are being urged to go even greener.

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Standing traffic on Clifton Drive North towards St Annes from Starr Gate

Two more weeks of misery for Fylde coast drivers

Motorists driving between South Shore and St Annes will face another two weeks of frustration as road works over run.

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Last Orders North Shore which is seeking a new name. One suggestion has been the Pop Inn but owner Hawthorme Leisure has rejected it

Blackpool pub owners’ plea to help find new name

Regulars are being urged to think while they drink and come up with a new name for a Blackpool pub.

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Mark Powell, head of business at Lloyd BMW Blackpool, pictured with the BMW Retailer of the Year award, alongside his team

Barcelona win for Blackpool motors team

A Blackpool motor dealership is celebrating after winning BMW’s retailer of the year award.

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Edwin Booth the Chairman of the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership

Hi-tech Fylde set for international stage

Business leaders will be flying the flag for Blackpool Airport, Hillhouse and Warton enterprise zones at a major conference this week.

Blackpool Carers' Centre volunteer Daniel Foster fitting door insulation at a carer family house

Scheme boosts help for Blackpool carers

The charity which cares for Blackpool’s carers has received more cash to help keep families warm in winter.

The scene of the accident on the Freckleton bypass

One taken to Blackpool hospital after two car crash

Two men were hurt after being involved in a road smash on the Freckleton bypass.

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