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Meet Blackpool Tower's tiny team with big ideas!

Say hello to Blackpool Tower’s newest recruits.

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The High Court case relates to a 104m contract for community health services

NHS trusts overturn Lancashire's £100m Virgin Care contract

Lancashire County Council has lost a legal ruling over privatised healthcare services in Fylde and Wyre.

Health
The price of a barrel of oil has fallen

Three supermarkets cut fuel prices again as wholesale costs drop

Three supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts for the second time in a fortnight amid a fall in wholesale costs.

Transport
North West Ambulance Service

Ambulance bosses deny £7m redundancy claim

North West ambulance bosses have denied union claims that £7m has been spent on redundancies.

News
Flooring has been laid at the new Armfield Academy, in Lytham Road, South Shore

PROJECT UPDATE: The former Arnold School in Lytham Road, South Shore

Work on new school picks up pace before September opening

News
Julie Bradshaw

Blackpool to host pier to pier swim event

A Blackpool woman is taking the plunge by re-launching a seaside swimming challenge.

Business
Warren Spencer

Blackpool lawyer is the go to man on fire advice

Warren Spencer, managing director of Blackhurst Budd Solicitors in Blackpool has been named in the IFSEC Global “Top Influencers in Fire and Security” list for 2018, being ranked number one in the Fire – industry professionals or thought leaders category.

Business
Karen Lambert

Resort firm backs creative awards for young

A Blackpool marketing and creative agency, is to sponsor a county awards ceremony which aim to open children up to the creative arts.

Business
The former Store 21 premises on Lord Street, Fleetwood

Once the number one shop in town, now an eyesore

Frustration is mounting over a vacant shop which was once the most prestigious in Fleetwood has now become the biggest eyesore.

Business
Both items will go up for sale at 11am on June 28

Rare number plates to go under the hammer

Two sought-after number plates are going under the hammer with estimates of about £50,000 apiece.

Transport
The Hilton is set to stay open, but wont be a Hilton from beyond Tuesday, according to its own website

Silence deafening over future of Blackpool hotel

The Hilton Hotel on the Promenade in North Shore will ‘cease to operate’ next week – but bosses have remained tight-lipped on who will be taking over.

Business

IN PICTURES: Margaret Mason celebrates new venture with charity event for Brian House Children’s Hospice

Flower queen Margaret Mason has seen floral art blossom in her 63 years in the business.

Business
World Cup warning issued over TV licences

World Cup warning issued over TV licences

TV Licensing chiefs used the World Cup to remind residents in Blackpool they could be penalised if they watch matches without a licence – even if it’s not on TV.

News
Anyone caught can be prosecuted for perverting the course of justice

One in five drivers has taken penalty points for someone else, survey finds

Around a fifth (19%) of motorists have taken penalty points for another driver, a survey suggests.

Transport
Managing Director Andy Pilley

Fleetwood utilities firm says 13 new workers recruited

A Fleetwood-based utilities firm, which has made 50 new jobs available, says 13 people have filled some of the posts.
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Rail service in the north described as 'valueless', leaked emails show

Transport officials described a rail service in the North as "valueless" and developed "handling strategies" to divert public attention from route closures, leaked documents show.
Transport

M55 death crash driver jailed - heartbroken partner recalls ‘fun-loving and caring man’

The heartbroken partner of a man killed in a horrific motorway crash stood before his killer in court and spoke of the devastating impact on her life.
Transport

Judge to put Oyston assets up for auction today

This is the definitive list of properties and companies that are due to be sent to auction to raise the £25m Blackpool Football Club owner Owen Oyston still owes Valeri Belokon.

Crime
Michael Fletcher

Fylde energy firm in trading update

Energy procurement consultancy Inspired Energy has said that it is set to hit its targets for the year.

Business
Language Insights

Fylde Language firm's sales rise

A Fylde coast languages firm has announced record sales growth for the 2017 financial year.

Business
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