Safety improvements welcomed on two major roads

Fracking, Blackpool Football Club and speed cameras – three of the most divisive issues of our times.

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New top cop wants a ‘first class response’ for Fylde and Wyre

The man in charge of policing Fylde and Wyre insists fighting crime is only a fraction of what his officers are expected to deal with.

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Professor Alastair Sloan

Poulton professor is dentistry dean

A Wyre-born professor has been awarded a prestigious position at a well-known university.

Mark Menzies, Conservative candidate for Fylde

Prime minister offers hope for Fylde nuclear workers

Fylde’s MP has said he will keep the pressure on to get nuclear fuel for a new power station made locally.

Alice Middleton

Fylde coast horses team under orders for awards

A Fylde coast horse supplies company is among the runners and riders for two top national awards.

Andy Pickard

Fylde firms urged to join University in energy project

Lancaster University is launching a £7.1m low-carbon research and development programme to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Liverpool.

Chris Dee, Booths

Retailer Booths has best ever Christmas

Food and drink retailer Booths said it has celebrated its best ever Christmas sales.

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An artist's impression of the new Enterprise Court offices being built at Blackpool Airport enterprise zone

Blackpool airport enterprise zone flies high with £5m new investment

Blackpool’s enterprise zone is continuing to soar with the start of a new £5m plan to build up to 50 industrial units.

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Blackpool Wedding Videos' Lauren Wingate launched her business after success at a friend's wedding

Lauren’s business puts love in focus

A Poulton mum has launched her own business inspired by praise for her work at a friend’s wedding.

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Babs Murphy, chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Pressure grows to raise prices

Manufacturers are under pressure to raise prices as the cost of materials increases, a new survey has found.

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Fracking protest at Preston New Road

Fracking protesters vow to carry on roadside vigil

It has become the latest battleground – but protesters have vowed they will not be moved at a fracking site on the Fylde come what may.

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The Regent cinema, Church St, Blackpool.

Blackpool cinema will be warmimg to romance

A traditional Blackpool cinema has closed its doors for refurbishment for a month with big plans for romance and bingo in the coming year.

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A fund is seeking energy innovation

Fund aid for energy innovation schemes

Companies and entrepreneurs from the “energy coast” are being urged to bid for funding and support that could turn their innovative energy idea into a reality.

Cameras will be installed on the A583

Speed cameras set for October

Work to install average speed cameras on a key road into Blackpool will not begin until October, The Gazette can reveal.

Sarah McMonagle, Director of External Affairs at the FMB.

Warning over building cost

Small businesses and homeowners with building projects could see costs rise this year.

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General view of A583 Preston New Road, Kirkham Bypass - where average speed cameras will be installed.

High-tech speed cameras are being installed on two of the Fylde’s most dangerous roads

Average speed cameras are to be installed on two key Fylde coast link roads for the first time, The Gazette can reveal today.

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Katarzyna Lukaszewicz with Coun Mark Smith at the Waterloo Delicatessen

Blackpool’s South Shore get a little taste of Poland

Traditional Polish flavours have come to South Beach and are proving to be a big hit with the local community.

A group of protesters gather across from a new fracking site, off A583, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton.

Anti-frackers cry foul over Fylde drilling site

Anti-fracking campaigners braved the elements to stage a second day of protest at the newest Fylde fracking site.

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Swan Spectacular

Top things to do at the weekend (January 14 and 15)

Here is our guide of what things are happening this weekend.

Air museum volunteer Paul Lomax with a Browning machine gun as used in a spitfire

Blackpool aviation museum aiming to swing in 2017

Volunteers at a Blackpool aviation museum are set to bring in 2017 with a swing to raise funds for their project.

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