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Loud music, drilling and dogs barking are highest on list of complaints in Blackpool

It is a scenario many people dread.

Crime
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
England's Harry Kane (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the finals

Bank holiday if home nation reaches World Cup final?

The UK should have an extra bank holiday whenever one of the home nations' football teams reaches the final of the World Cup, the shadow foreign secretary has said.
Politics
Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden

Blackpool South MP’s concern at sharing of student’s data

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has slammed the Government over millions of students’ private data.

News
Charlotte Caldwell, mother of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell, speaks outside Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Review of medicinal use of cannabis launched by Home Secretary

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a review of the medicinal use of cannabis which could lead to patients in the UK being prescribed drugs derived from the banned plant.
Health
The show must go on say bosses at the Viva Blackpool showbar, which hit financial problems at the start of the year. Inset ,Coun Tony Williams who has questioned the losses in rates

Cash woes at Viva Blackpool spark loans debate

The leader of the opposition on Blackpool Council has questioned the wisdom of lending public money to private businesses after a high profile resort firm hit money problems.

Music
Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
Health
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Health
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Welsh Assembly committee launches pothole photography competition

A pothole competition has been launched by a Welsh Assembly committee.
Politics
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
News
Moderation is the key

Prime Minister weighs in on row over World Cup flags

Theresa May has said she hopes that a way can be found for all England football fans to be able to show their support for the team by flying flags during the World Cup.
Offbeat
The A6 Garstang Road is already notorious for heavy traffic.

Third time lucky for homes plan - and some are not happy

It was a case of third time lucky for one controversial housing site plan just south of Garstang.

Politics

Blackpool welcome for Pensioners Parliament

Hundreds of older campaigners marched through the streets of Blackpool as part of the the three day Pensionera Parliament.

News
Councillors Ruth and Ian Duffy have resigned from the Wyre Labour group

Labour duo’s reasons for Wyre group exit

Two long-standing Fleetwood Labour councillors have resigned from the Wyre group after a fall-out within the local party.

Politics
The campaign angered Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Lush 'spycops' campaign returns to shops across the UK

A controversial campaign criticising undercover policing methods has returned to high street cosmetics chain Lush.
Environment

Will Lancashire County Council go bust?

Will the Government be called in to run Lancashire County Council?
News
Preston Crown Court heard Jack Renshaw bought a machete to kill MP Rosie Cooper (pictured) with.

Former Blackpool BNP candidate plotted to murder Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper

An alleged National Action member - who failed in a bid to become a Blackpool councillor - has admitted plotting to murder an MP.
News
Town hall funding is in the spotlight

Council tax banding review could be considered in Blackpool

Council tax bandings in Blackpool could be reviewed as part of measures to improve the amount of revenue collected from the charge.

News
Residents believe the park has been left to overgrow by the council in order to cut costs.

Cut the hedges, not costs say Blackpool residents

Residents living by one of Blackpool’s biggest parks have have said the council are allegedly neglecting it.

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Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
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