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.

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.

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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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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Pam Wareing

Online dating con woman hit by court delay

An infatuated account manager at a Blackpool solicitors who stole more than £500,000 to send to a man she met on an internet dating site will have to wait until October to learn her fate.


New homes plan for town centre

New plans have been submitted to build 35 homes in the centre of Poulton.

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Congestion on the A585

Blue route is not an option say roads chiefs

Roads bosses have said there is no money and no will to build a road touted by many as the answer to north Fylde’s congestion problems.

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The Poulton signal box

Signal box must be demolished

Network Rail says it has no option but to demolish an historic Poulton building.

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A Northern Rail train

Broken down train causes headache for drivers as crossing blocked

A broken down train caused chaos for motorists on a busy Blackpool road.

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Parts of Fleetwood beach are covered by the controls

Have your say on dog control proposals

Dog owners are being asked for their views on the introduction of new controls in part of the Fylde coast.

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Damage to the Everlawn car

'Fake grass' thieves fooled by drain pipe

Thieves thought they’d hit the jackpot when they snatched a roll of fake grass from a vehicle advertising a Fylde coast business.

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Six fire engines were used to extinguish the blaze

Firemen tackle car blazing at roadside

Fire fighters were called to extinguish a blazing car in Singleton.

Northern's new trains are being built in Spain

New trains for North taking shape in Spanish factory

Workers in a Spanish factory have started to build the fleet of new trains which will revolutionise rail tavel across Lancashire.

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James Tattsersall

Morale warning over police counter closure plans

Morale among police staff is at an all time low following the announcement 10 front counters could close.

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The proposals went on show last year

Public give backing to new £100m bypass route

Roads chiefs have vowed to take the views of the public onboard as they prepare to finalise plans for a £100m bypass plan.

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Dr Kath Greenwood

Top honour as Poulton GP is elected chairwoman

Poulton Dr Kath Greenwood has been elected as chairwoman of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Council of Members.

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