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Fleetwood care home plan is deferred

Controversial plans to build a three-storey care home on Fleetwood Seafront have been deferred by Wyre Council planners.
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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre (right) headmaster Andrew Waller

Councillors further sixth form closure plans

Councillors have given the go-ahead to plans which will kick start the closure process for Carr Hill High School’s sixth form centre at Kirkham.

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Coun Alan Vincent, Wyre Council

Wyre council becomes third authority to back football reform proposals

Wyre Borough Council has become the third local authority on the Fylde Coast to back proposals that will change the way football clubs are run.

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Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
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Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston

Oystons suffer another courtroom setback

A company run by the men at the top of Blackpool FC has lost a legal battle against Fylde Council.

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Richard Redcliffe spoke in favour of the proposals

Fylde coast councils leading the way for football reform

The Fylde coast continues to be at the forefront of a campaign to change the way football clubs are run after a second council body lended its support to a motion that seeks to change government legislation.
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Flooding in Pilling,. Photo: Resident Liz Edmondson

Wyre residents get to have their say following last month’s floods

Wyre residents who were affected by last month’s floods have been invited to a drop-in session on Wednesday.

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Central Car Park was almost full this morning, on the first day of the council's free Christmas offer

Spots fill up fast on first day of free festive car parking offer in Blackpool

Blackpool's Central Car Park was almost full this morning, on the first day of the council's free parking offer.
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Standing water at the junction of Amounderness Way and West Drive

Roadworks warning following repeated flooding of Amounderness Way and West Drive junction

A Fylde coast county councillor is warning drivers could be facing more roadworks trouble if repeated flooding continues.

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From Monday, Blackpool's Central car park will be free to use.

Traders hit by roadworks win battle for free parking in Blackpool this Christmas

Shoppers will be able to park for free in Blackpool town centre from Monday after town hall chiefs gave in to pressure from traders.

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Job losses have been announced at Blackpool Council.  Pictured is Blackpool Town Hall.

70 job cuts planned as Blackpool Council forced to slash budget again

Blackpool Council will slash another £5.5m from its budget and axe up to 70 jobs as it is forced to reduce spending for another year.

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Councillor Evelyn Stephenson

Councillor to refute claim of swearing

A Fleetwood councillor facing an official complaint for allegedly swearing in the Wyre Council chamber has vowed to have the matter heard officially as a standards issue.

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There are fears the Fylde Coast could get left behind

An opportunity to prosper for Lancashire missed?

The government has offered regions of England substantial devolution of powers and funding. While other areas have grabbed the opportunity with both hands, Lancashire has lagged behind, and now progress has stalled completely.

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Libor Funding Scheme

Bank fines set to help boost Lancashire army barracks

Two army barracks in Lancashire are set to receive a funding boost.
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John Asquith, Operations Manager of Preston Bus

£1m boost for county bus services

Bus users in Lancashire are set to benefit from a raft of new and extended services from next month.

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Brickwork in Cookson Street has been replaced with asphalt.

Where have all our bricks gone? Brickwork in Blackpool town centre replaced with asphalt

Residents have complained after brickwork was torn up and replaced by ‘ugly’ asphalt in Blackpool town centre.

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