Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Normoss Road

Horse got head stuck in fence

Fire crews were called to free a young horse which got its head stuck in a fence.

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Hanah Hamlett

Track workers take night work advice online

Track workers have gone out of their way to apologise and  explain the work going on along the Blackpool to Preston rail line which is causing late night disruption for neighbours.

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Paul Critchley and Kirsty Gwyn-Thomas who play Tom and Lizzie

Paul swaps altar for stage role at Fringe

A Methodist minister is to swap the altar for the stage to perform at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Alastair Horabin, owner of Seniors Fish and Chips on the Fylde coast

Popular chippy chain’s bid to open up in Poulton

Seniors, which has fish and chip shops across the Fylde coast, has launched a bid to open a new chippy in Poulton.

More than 30 firefighters were called to the scene of a major fire at Poulton Industrial Park

Crews battle fire at Poulton Industrial Park

More than 30 firefighters were called to the scene of a major fire at Poulton Industrial Park, say fire services.
Marcus Mollinga and Jack Morrison, left, with their Zooki fish oil capsules

Got fishy burps? Jack has answer!

There’s nothing fishy about a unique business idea launched by two entrepreneurs.

The site in Carr Head Lane

‘We can’t cope with hundreds of new homes’

A campaigning councillor has called for showdown talks over the development of hundreds of homes around a market town.

Late night rail works in Poulton

Petition over late night rail works

Rail bosses have been handed a petition signed by residents concerned about ongoing overnight works.

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Poulton supermarket gets permission for car park signs

Retrospective planning permission has been granted for signs at a Poulton supermarket, advising customers of parking restrictions.

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Latest GP survey results

REVEALED: Best and worst GP surgeries in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre as rated by you

Today we can reveal the list of the best and worst GP surgeries in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.
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Marjorie Hanson has been given life-changing IT support by the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Marjorie learns to keep in touch online

A blind veteran is now able to keep in contact with her relatives abroad thanks to the life-changing IT training she received from a charity.

Northern Rail

Rail passenger satisfaction on the rise

Passengers are more satisfied with the rail service on routes to and from Blackpool and the Fylde coast.

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Jacob Gray, 23 is learning to walk after having both legs ampulated after meningitis and septicemia

Jacob’s warning: How a ‘cold’ left me in a coma

A hospital worker who shrugged off meningitis as man flu has called on others not to make the same mistake.

Overhead equipment being installed between Preston and Blackpool

Find out more about overnight rail line works

Residents living near the railway between Preston and Blackpool North are invited to a series of drop-in events over the next month to find out more about the next phase of upgrade work.
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CCTV from the bar

Man punched in head in bar

A man was punched in the back of the head on a night out in Poulton.

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Crews were called to the scene of the fire at the Poulton Plaiz caravan park

Investigation after suspected arson attack at Poulton caravan park

A derelict building at a caravan site in Poulton was set on fire in a suspected arson attack, say fire services.
Becky Kelly and Rachel Mawdsley were in the Bar Street area of Kos when the earthquake struck

Kos earthquake: Lancashire women on Greek island 'thought they were going to die'

A Fylde coast woman caught up in the chaos of an earthquake that killed two people on the Greek island of Kos has spoken of the panic as disaster struck.
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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Roddy McCowan, headteacher of Baines High School, Poulton

Headteacher: Ofsted report a ‘disappointment:

The headteacher at a Poulton school found lacking said it ‘is a disappointment to all of us’.

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