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Watchdog's warning over national debt levels

Tax hikes and spending cuts worth an extra £39bn every decade for the next 50 years would be needed to prevent ballooning national debt levels, the UK’s fiscal watchdog has warned.
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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and the mock-up of the 6th Generation warplane the Tempest

Fylde aircraft workers' joy as plans for new jet begin

The Government’s commitment to start work on a sixth generation warplane has been welcomed by aircraft maker unions in Lancashire.

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Resort women are at risk of debt due to low wages and low hours of work

Blackpool, women most at risk of bad debt

Blackpool women are the most likely to find themselves in serious debt problems, according to a study by insolvency body R3.

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The Icon at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The £6m funding that helped get Icon rolling on time

Funding from Natwest bank and Lombard helped make sure Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s £16m new ride was up and running ready for the holiday season.

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Unemployment is down

Unemployment falls to record low but wage growth slows

The Government, business groups and unions have welcomed another increase in the number of people in work, but worries continue on the pace of pay growth.

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Royal Bank of Scotland

Recruitment delay hits banking fund

A failure to appoint executive directors on time has been blamed for putting the distribution of a £775m banking competition fund nearly six months behind schedule.

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Mark Menzies, centre, with Gavin Williamson, to his right, at Farnborough for the announcement of the 2bn for future aircraft development

Fylde delight at £2bn for future aircraft project

Hopes are flying high among Fylde aircraft makers after the Government announced a multi-billion pound investment to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon – with BAE Systems at the forefront.

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Poulton

Poulton sees one of biggest UK house price falls

Poulton is named in a new survey as one of the 10  towns in the UK which has seen the biggest fall in property prices since January.

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Brockholes

Businesses offered low carbon initiative

A New initiative to help Fylde firms save money on energy and reducing their carbon footprint is being launched tomorrow.

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The EVAs finals in 2017

Fylde coast's women vie for business awards

The Fylde coast has an impressive 34 nominations for the top titles in an annual awards which highlight women in business.

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LIverpool John Lennon Airport

Regional airport's new French route

Another new route has been launched by airline easyJet at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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Rebecca Hardee

Fylde coast lawyers gain property expert

Regional law firm Napthens is continuing its growth with the appointment of a residential property specialist at its Blackpool and Fylde office at the Whitehills Business Park.

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Private Label Nutrition

Overseas success for Blackpool nutrition firm

Blackpool-based, Private Label Nutrition, is growing its international portfolio after sealing contracts with firms in Canada and Qatar.

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How the enterprise zone could look

Blackpool enterprise zone will need £70m funding

The Blackpool airport enterprise zone is set to need more than £70m funding over its 25 year lifetime.

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David Marks of Levity Crop Science

Euro award for Wyre crop science firm

Wyre agronomy specialist, Levity CropScience, has won the Best Innovation in Indoor Farming award at the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture Europe 2018.

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Michele Lawty-Jones

Blackpool to be part of new "careers hub"

A new Careers Hub to help transform careers education for young people in Blackpool has been announced.

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A lock-on at the entrance of Cuadrilla's Preston New Road drill site, the type of blockade action which is banned by the injunction

Judge grants fracking firm injunction to 2020

Shale gas drilling firm Cuadrilla has welcomed a judge’s decision to extend a temporary injunction curbing protest at its site.
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The teams at AFC Fylde's Millfarm Stadium

Football brings Fylde businesses together

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation held its first football tournament for its partners to celebrate the work carried out across the Fylde.

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The BIBAs awards

BIBAs winners are chosen

The winners of one of Lancashire’s leading business awards have been selected after it completed a unique second round of judging.

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Poundworld set to close some stores

Poundworld to close 25 stores

Administrators to collapsed discount retailer Poundworld are to close 25 stores, resulting in 242 job losses.

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