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Council backs call for new alley gate laws

Blackpool Council is to write to the Government seeking new legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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Mark Menzies

Budget will put brass in pocket says Fylde MP

Fylde Conservative MP Mark Menzies said: “This is a budget that has put more money in people’s pockets.

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Some of the Budget highlights at a glance

Fylde coast reacts to the Chancellor's Budget

While the headline grabbing announcements of  a cut in income tax and stamp duty for first time buyers have pleased many, what the Chancellor failed to say has left some people underwhelmed by the Autumn Budget.
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Traffic in the town centre due to roadworks on the Promenade and Talbot Road

Appeal to suspend roadworks in Blackpool rejected

Calls to suspend town centre roadworks until January have been rejected by council chiefs.
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The community/council buildings in Garstang at the centre of the sale

Market town may miss out in £600k sale

Garstang may not gain anything from the sale of the town’s old council offices - with the cash potentially going to Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton or Cleveleys.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
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Perry Place, Foxhall Village, Blackpool

Government chief visits Blackpool homes

Melanie Dawes, permanent secretary for the department of communities and local government (DCLG), has spent a day in Blackpool looking at its housing challenges.
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Coun Viv Taylor died in September

Conservatives announce candidates for Wyre and Lancashire council seats

Rural Conservatives have selected prospective candidates for the two main local authority seats made vacant by the recent death of County Coun Vivien Taylor.
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BUDGET 2017: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

Ahead of our live coverage and what the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget will mean for Lancashire, we answer some of the key questions.
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Celebrating Coun Jayne Nixon's by-election win:
Alan Ashton, election agent, Jayne Nixon, Jayne's husband Darren, and Staining and Weeton councillor John Singleton

Fylde welcomes new councillor after landslide vote

Fylde Council has welcomed a new member to its ranks following the election of a new councillor.

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MP Victoria Atkins is the new parliamentary under secretary of state at the Home Office

Victoria Atkins follows in her political parents' footsteps

The daughter of a well known Garstang political duo has been appointed a government minister following the resignation of Priti Patel.
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Former Wyre mayor Bob Williamson has died, aged 85.

Tributes paid to former first citizen Bob Williamson

Tributes have been paid to one of Wyre’s most popular mayors, Mr Bob Williamson, who has died, aged 85.

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Coun Peter Gibson, leader of Wyre Borough Council

Want to tweet, councillors? Just be careful!

Councillors in Wyre are being warned against making libellous comments and posting on social media after they have had a drink.

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Former Wyre Mayor Bob Williamson

Tributes paid after death of former mayor

Tributes have been paid to one of Wyre’s most popular mayors, Bob Williamson, who has died, aged 85.

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LCC gritters ready for action

Gritters ready for action as cold weather sets in

As Lancashire prepares for the coldest winter in years, £4m is being ploughed into keeping the county’s roads running smoothly.

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BAE's mighty Eurofighter Typhoon - built and developed on the Fylde Coast

Government urged to ‘help aerospace industry thrive’ in Lancashire

Council and enterprise chiefs have urged the Government to take action to support Lancashire’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing sector.

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Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

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The disgraced former Tory deputy chairman believes the country is "sick of elections"

Lord Archer: Corbyn will become Prime Minister if election is held next year

Lord Jeffrey Archer has predicted the Conservatives will lose the next election if it takes place in 2018.

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Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn

Council chief refuses to be drawn on whether Oystons should sell BFC

The leader of Blackpool Council says the authority remains open to working with anyone interested in making a success of Blackpool Football Club.

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Eviction threat for Blackpool mum due to trampolining teen

A resort mum has been warned she faces eviction after spending just six weeks in her new home – for letting her teenager bounce on a trampoline.

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