Fylde small business group blasts Carillion over late payments to sub-contractors

The head of the small businesses organisation founded in Blackpool has blasted Carillion over its late payments to sub contractors and warned many could be under threat too.

Blakcpool Airport which might have a role to play in the Transport for the North strategic plan

County leaders welcome Transport for the North plan

Leaders at Lancashire County Council have welcomed the launch of an over-arching plan to boost transport and the economy in the region.

Rail electrification and upgrades will form part of Transport for the North's strategic plan

Transport group launches blueprint to drive region's economy

A grand plan to transform the fortunes of the region through its road and rail network has been launched.
Staff at the Poulton branch of Santander with  Deputy Mayor, Councillor Julie Robinson and Youth Mayor, Jessica Basquill.

Revamped Poulton bank's official reopening

Santander officially opened its newly designed and refurbished branch in Poulton-le-Fylde with a message of staying safe against scammers.

Montgomery High School

Blackpool school among 100 in business in the classroom project

An innovative scheme to bring the world of business into the high school has seen 25 Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre schools take part.

It is all stop at Carillion after the debt-laden company went into liquidation

Staff and rail work in limbo after Carillion's collapse

Thousands of employees across Lancashire have been left in limbo along with rail electrification work in the wake of the Carillion crisis.

The Be Inspired Business Awards culminate in a major presentation night and celebrations

The Be Inspired Business Awards 2018 are open for applications

The Be Inspired Business Awards are known as ‘the one they all want to win’ . Today entries opened for the major Lancashire event, run by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

MP Angela Eagle

Water firm launches new debt aid scheme for Fylde coast customers

Water company United Utilities has launched a new scheme to help people drowning in debt.

The Morrisons in Cleveleys where a McDonald's restaurant is planned

Fylde coast residents not lovin' plans for new McDonalds

They’re not lovin’ it! Residents in Cleveleys are set to oppose plans by burger chain McDonald’s to open a new takeaway on Morrisons car park.

More than half a million new car buyers chose black last year

Black drives back into top spot as nation's favourite new car colour

Black is back as the UK's most popular new car colour.

The North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is holding the latest Coastal Connect event at the Village in Blackpool

Fylde firms invited to coastal networking event

Businesses across the Fylde are being invited to a new series of networking events from the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

Hannah Wild

Record year for Fylde coast horse specialists

A Wyre business woman has been voted among the UK’s top specialists in the field of horse welfare – and is now up for a major national honour.

Construction giantCarillionemploys thousands across the county through Lancashire County Council contracts

CARILLION CRISIS: Lancashire employees in anxious wait after company collapse

A major employer in Lancashire has said it has "no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect" after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company's debts.
Huge Global Renewables plant at Thornton.

U-turn at Fylde coast waste recycling centre

Part of a Fylde coast waste recycling centre could be re-started – just two years after scores of jobs were lost there.
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M55 closures: When and where they will be in place this week

Road works are planned on a short section of the M55 this week – here’s how you may be affected.

Runners set off for the Garstang 10k

Flying start for Garstang 10k

The Garstang 10k got off to a flying start as hundreds of eager runners turned out.
Journalist Carrie Gracie outside BBC Broadcasting House in London after she turned down a �45,000 rise, describing the offer as a "botched solution" to the problem of unequal pay at the BBC. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 8, 2018. Gracie said she told the corporation she wanted equality, rather than more money, and was determined not to help the organisation "perpetuate a failing pay structure by discriminating against women". See PA story MEDIA Gracie. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Seeking pay equality across the board in Lancashire

The gender pay gap has dropped to almost half the national average in the North West’s technology and digital industries, new research has found.

Services have been diverted

UPDATE: Road reopened in Cleveleys

A car crash that disrupted transport services in Cleveleys has been cleared.
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The Mothercare store on Riversway, Preston

Huge discounts as Mothercare launches sale

Struggling maternity and baby goods store Mothercare has launched a massive sale, with up to 80 per cent off some items.

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Anti-fracking campaigners at the Appeal Court , including Gayzer Frackman at the far right

Fylde anti-fracking campaigners fail at Court of Appeal to halt drilling

Campaigners have failed in their bid to halt fracking exploration at a Fylde drill site after judges threw out their appeal.

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