Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning.
Ian Currie

Millionaire businessman admits interest in Blackpool FC

A millionaire businessman who once tried to buy Blackpool FC has confirmed he is interested now it is up for sale.
Wyre Business Awards

Last call for Wyre business awards night

Time is running out for businesses to get tickets for the Wyre Business Awards.
Average speed camera

Cameras start to go up along key road

Work has started to install
average speed cameras along a three-mile stretch of a key Fylde road.

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Kerian at the big switch on for the Carlton Hotel's own bespoke illuminations with Laurence Llewellyn Bowen and Andrew Lester, assistant general manager of the hotel and young scout from Blackpool.

Lights, camera, action... businesswoman Kerian set for TV stardom

Well known Lancashire business woman Kerian Barnes, Operations Director of the Best Western Carlton Hotel Blackpool, is set for television stardom this week when she appears on a major smash hit Channel 5 documentary series, Bargain Lovin’ Brits in Blackpool.
Carole Moran who is one of the organisers of the film festival at the Regent Cinema in Blackpool

Seaside film festival competition launched in Blackpool

Students and film makers will have the chance to see their work on the big screen with a new film competition and festival in Blackpool.

Call for review as fracking policing costs rocket

Calls have been made for an urgent independent review into the ballooning policing costs surrounding fracking, as a new report says officers’ aggressive and confrontational tactics are damaging their relationship with the public.
An artists impression of the tram link

Preparation work for tram line 'at own risk'

Underfire council chiefs have been warned advance work digging up part of Blackpool town centre for a tram link is “entirely at their own risk.”
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Tony Medcalf

Fylde firms may see no corporate tax gifts in the Budget, warns county tax expert.

Fylde coast businesses may not see a give-away Budget on Wednesday, despite hints from the Government about an increase in infrastructure spending.
Chancellor Philip Hammond

Funding on Wednesday's Budget agenda says Fylde business group

Investment in infrastructure, guarantees on funding to replace the EU and strengthening of the Northern Powerhouse project are top of the Budget agenda for small businesses in the region.
This year's Christmas lights switch-on will be at a new location in the resort.

When is Blackpool's official Christmas lights switch on?

Who's flicking the switch, when and where?
Police were called to Fleetwood Rd

Roads reopen after 'serious' motorbike crash

Roads have reopened following a serious crash during which a man suffered head injuries.
Police were called to Fleetwood Road

Roads reopen after 'serious' motorbike crash

Roads have reopened following a serious crash during which a man suffered head injuries.
Cuadrillas fracking site

Protesters have been ‘economical with truth’

An anti-fracking protester has lost an appeal against  her conviction for a public order offence following a protest at Cuadrilla’s fracking site.
Commuiting times are rising in the region

Drive time woe increases for Fylde motorists

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Anna Blackburn and Mark Adlestone of Beaverbrooks

Fylde coast jewellers holds fast in challenging times.

Fylde coast jewellers Beaverbrooks has maintained its turnover at £119m.
Traffic in the town centre due to roadworks on the Promenade and Talbot Road

Gone off the rails over tramline works?

Traffic disruption and declines in footfall for businesses caused by ongoing works and road closures have seen your comments pour in.
Steven pictured with David Houston and Harrison Fensome. For all enquiries over his testimonial year, contact the organisers via

Hospice hit for six over funding offer

A charity workers were bowled over when a cricketer nominated the hospice as his chosen charity.
Wyre Councils street cleaning chargehand Bill Ramshaw  with some of the palm oil collected from our beaches

Is end in sight over ‘rancid’ oil scare across the Fylde coast?

“Highly-rancid” palm oil continues to wash up across the Fylde coast, though in smaller amounts, officials said.
The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.

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