Big benefits for Fylde coast firms of awards entry

A Fylde business leader has urged firms across the county to enter one of its leading awards which closes for applications this week.

Andrea Sullivan of Merrill Lynch

Call for inspiring women to step up in Blackpool

Inspiring women in the Blackpool and Fylde coast area are being urged to sign up to help encourage girls in their careers.

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Adrenaline rush at new Blackpool climbing centre

There was, for one heart-stopping moment, a feeling of being in free-fall.

The falls car will be scrapped, it was revealed

Falls car in Fylde and Wyre to be scrapped from Friday

A health service launched in a bid to keep people out of hospital will be scrapped at the end of the month.


Scramble! Season takes off at Blackpool airport museum

Tally-ho chaps! Spring is here and the people behind the Fylde Coast Museum of Aviation and Aircraft Manufacturing threw open the doors to Hangar 42 to the public for the first open day of 2017.

One of Garstang's best known residents, journalist Pat Seed, founded the Pat Seed Appeal which for many years became one of the best known charities in Britain.

Forty years on: The Pat Seed Fund remembered

She was one in a million - and touched the hearts of the nation with her courage, determination and tenacity.
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The MIPIM International exhibition in Cannes 2017.

County deems International investment conference a success

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has reported that the county’s first visit to MIPIM International, the property and investment conference held annually in Cannes each March, has been a huge success.

Managing director Janet Thornton at Inspired Energy in Kirkham.

Profits power up at Fylde energy firm

Fylde-based Inspired Energy has grown its profits for the sixth year on the trot and welcomed a new non-executive director.

Former journalist Angela Norris who has written her first book 'Dancing To The Beat Of The Tide

Former Garstang journalist creates waves with first book

Knott End library was packed for a nostalgia-packed presentation by village author Angela Norris.
Bez from the Happy Mondays joins fracking protesters at the Preston New Road site

Bez joins campaigners in fight over fracking

Green campaigner and ‘Madchester’ music personality Bez has joined in the fight against Fracking on the Fylde.

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Atlanta Haley-Jefferson (centre) with other team members at Viva Blackpool

Atlanta wins Viva Blackpool’s star prize

Viva Blackpool has taken employee incentivisation to new heights by creating a Star of the Season award.

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre.  Pictured are Jessica Hesketh and Courtney Hesketh with Ruben Lear.

Lanterns and smiles at Blackpool Carers’ Centre

Lights, fire pits and tales on mystery and imagination were all part of the fun when Blackpool Carers’ Centre enjoyed a lantern festival.

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Garstang Golf Club

Hundreds of homes approved in Wyre

The face of a Lancashire town is set to radically change after plans for more than 600 houses were approved.

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Pictures Martin Bostock.
TVR rally from Pontins to the factory on Bristol Avenue, Bispham. Weekend organised by TVR owners for the redundant TVR staff

New owners to get sneak preview of new TVR

The long-awaited new model from former Blackpool-based sports car firm TVR is set to be unveiled to people who have put down a deposit to buy one.

A peregrine falcon in flight

Falcons’ feathers will boost BAE jets

Britain’s warplanes of the future could be faster, more compact and safer after taking inspiration from the world’s fastest bird.

Floyd Mayweather with Jamie Ramsden of Sheath UK

Top boxers aid Blackpool man’s specialist underpants firm

A Blackpool man has teamed up with boxers to market... his boxers.

Stuart King chief operating officer of VetPlus

Awards success for VetPlus

Following a year of global growth, VetPlus is celebrating once more after picking up the Best Medium Sized business award at the Red Rose Awards.

Police and protesters at the Preston New Road fracking site

Fracking site to see 20mph speed limit

Anti-fracking campaigners have welcomed moves to impose a temporary speed limit on the road near a Fylde fracking site.

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Patients’ data ‘not breached’, health boss confirms

People living across Blackpool and the Fylde coast have been reassured that recent potential security breaches in GP patient records have not affected the area.

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Students at Blackpool Sixth Form taking part in Digital Advantage.

Blackpool students compete for digital future

Students at Blackpool Sixth Form are the latest to take part in a pilot project to train young people in cutting-edge digital skills.

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