Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
William Hill was fined 6.2 million for systemic failures

Ex-gambling addict: I saw no way out other to take my own life

According to the Gambling Commission, which fined bookmaker William Hill £6.2m for "systemic failures" on Tuesday, one customer was allowed to deposit £654,000 over nine months without any check on their income, which was around £30,000 per year at the time.

Ann Shawcross at last year's festival

Winter Gardens to welcome back beer festival

Beer fans will be able to raise a glass or two to the resurgence of real ale when a huge festival returns to Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

Demolition of the Poulton signal box begins

Poulton signal box demolition sparks anger

Rail enthusiasts on the Fylde have been left disappointed as the last of the old signal boxes on the Blackpool to Preston line is demolished.

For sale: Former Blackpool chapel on Whitegate Drive is now a luxury pad

A giant fish tank sits in an alcove which formerly housed an organ, while a swimming pool has been built where the altar once stood.

County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

Juliana and Lawrence Chard

Blackpool coins experts in battle for international award

A Blackpool coins and bullion dealer is in the final of the 2018 Bullion Dealer of the Year for the fourth time running and is hoping to retain the title.

The Fox Brothers team picking up their BIBA award in 2017

Fylde coast construction team hails sector's talent

A Fylde coast plant hire and construction business has been telling how entering an awards competition can help bosses focus on improvement.

Peeved motorists across the county have been using memes to highlight the issue of potholes in our roads

Humour highlights potholes situation across Fylde

Motorists all over Lancashire are being driven potty by potholes in our roads.
Reads Court has been transformed

Confidence in Blackpool pays off

Stuart King came to Blackpool to study acting - but at 27 he is now owns 30 properties mainly in the resort.
Lesley Bury in the kitchen at Caxton Lodge

Former Blackpool care home transformed to luxury holiday villa

When Lesley Bury spotted a former care home up for sale, she recognised its potential immediately.

Lancashire’s construction heroes must be celebrated

Lancashire’s construction heroes must be celebrated

The heroes of Lancashire’s construction industry must be celebrated by one of the county’s leading business awards, according to a former winner.

Coming to a Corsa near you

The new must-have car accessory comes in Queen or Pope

Ever get lonely on long car rides?
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Train users hoping to travel between on the west Coast Main Line on Easter weekend have been warned to expect disruption due to engineering work.

Disruption for trains through Preston over Easter Bank Holiday weekend due to engineering works

Train users hoping to travel on the West Coast Main Line over Easter weekend have been warned to expect disruption due to engineering work.

Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

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Jon Esner

New man for Fylde commercial law team

Jon Esner has joined Napthens solicitors as a partner within the corporate department, heading up the specialist commercial contracts team.

Little Explorers Nursery

Fylde coast nursery in six figure move

A Fylde coast nursery run according to the forest school ethos has expanded.

The Truth Bar in the Market Place, Poulton

Poulton bar wants to extend its hours

The Truth Bar in the Market Place, Poulton, wants to extend its opening hours.

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Jake Adams

Young Blackpool entrepreneur up for award

No-one could accuse Jake Adams of resting on his laurels.

An EE engineer in a rural area

Broadband service boost to Lancashire's rural areas

EE has unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect around 8,000 homes in Lancashire – especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps.
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