Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

MP Gordon Marsden

MP fears threat to Fylde regeneration £100m funds

Business and political leaders fear £100m in funding could be lost thanks to Brexit.

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The new staff at the Miller and Carter in Poulton Le Fylde

Fylde coast restaurant creates 30 jobs

Miller and Carter has raised the steaks in Poulton with the arrival of its new restaurant.

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Wyre Business Awards 2015 finals ceremony

Wyre businesses to face awards limelight

The hunt is on for the best businesses in the Wyre area as nominations are now invited for the Wyre Business Awards.

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Tina Rothery at Blackpool County Court. The anti-fracking protestor is being sued by landowners backed by fracking company Cuadrilla over a three week protest on farmland earmarked for test  fracking near Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.

“Security” fears means delay for anti-fracking campaigner’s court hearing

A well known anti-fracking campaigner facing jail has been told her case has been postponed due to security fears.

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Real ale

Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.

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Chris King of Napthens

Fylde coast firms warned over sex discrimination

An employment law expert is reminding businesses that sex discrimination can affect men as well as women, and steps should be taken to ensure policies reflect this.

Suzie Jewsbury launches her new business Suzie Jewsbury Bespoke Shoes and Accessories

Blackpool woman’s shoe dilemma leads to new business

The hunt for a special fortieth birthday present led a Blackpool woman to stumble upon a new talent for business – customised shoes.

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Lytham St Annes Spitfire Museum, Blackpool Airport, held an open day at the weekend. Visitors were treated to talks on aerial combat, history displays plus two Spitfires, a Hurricane and various RAF military vehicles. Volunteer Mark Gaskell with one of the Spitfires. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday August 20, 2016.

Air museum’s high hopes for future

Campaigners behind a new Blackpool museum project say 2017 could be a crucial year for its future.

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Youth councillor Nathan Halford, 14, a pupil at Ripley St Thomas CE School in Lancaster received the Garstang Young Citizen of the Year Atkins trophy presented by Lady Dulcie Atkins Picture: Lynn Harter

Community stars step out for youth awards

Unsung heroes of the Garstang community have been rewarded for their efforts with a special ceremony in the town’s new community hall.

A fracking rig at the Cuadrilla gas site, Preese Hall in Weeton.

Businesses queue up for Fylde coast shale gas work

Firms are lining up to grab a slice of the action in the shale gas revolution, say business leaders.

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Pensylvania film maker Josh Fox with anti-frackers at the showing of his new movie in Blackpool

Gasland filmmaker says fight must go on against fracking

“This is not a time to roll over. They have overturned democracy.”

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CAMRA Regional Director Ray Jackson at Lytham Beer Festival 2014

Ales well that ends well at saved Fylde beer festival

An ale named after a much loved beer buff and train enthusiast, plus offerings from the three coast breweries will whet the whistle at Lytham’s ninth beer festival.

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Warning over glove box raiders

Warning over glove box raiders

Police in Wyre are warning residents to ensure their vehicles are locked and valuables left out of sight following an increase in thefts.

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Left to right:  Simon Iredale, Anthony Mayall and Steve Ormand of Switchmy.com

New energy firm launches

A former energy expert from Fylde coast-based Inenco has teamed up with two directors at a Preston digital marketing agency to launch a new brand into the SME energy switching space, with plans to create 50 jobs.

Chief Inspector Mark Baines and some knives that have previously been seized by police.

Police launch knife amnesty

People tempted to carry knives on the streets of Lancashire have been urged to hand their blades over to police ‘for their own safety’.

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Edwin Booth, chariman of the Lancashire enterprise Partnership

Fylde coast part of united Lancashire at major conference

Lancashire is to put itself in the shop window by marketing its enterprise zones in a major London conference.

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LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

Flood warnings remained in place for parts of Lancashire today.

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Eric and Ernie statue brings resort sunshine

Family members, VIPs and hundreds of members of the public gathered at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool for the official unveiling of the new Morecambe and Wise statue.

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Jo Bracewell of Education & Employability Services in Blackpool

Blackpool woman’s language skills company

A Blackpool woman with a love for language and a passion for poetry has set out as her own boss, following help from Blackpool Council.

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