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Farewell to Blackpool tram driver and war hero Jack

A former Blackpool tram driver who was one of the Fylde coast’s last surviving Dunkirk veterans has died.

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How do you solve Lancashire's £7.7m pothole problem?

This week Lancashire County Council invited the media to see its pothole repair service in action.
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Two men are due to appear in court charged with the murder of a man in Leeds.

House ‘wrecked’ and covered in sick and urine after news of party is shared on Facebook

A family’s home was left “wrecked” and covered in sick and urine after news of their son’s party was shared on Facebook and other social media.

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Traffic chaos as tree falls on road near Blackpool

Traffic chaos as tree falls on road near Blackpool

Severe traffic congestion was building up tonight near Blackpool after a report a tree had fallen on a car.

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County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

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Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
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A petition has been launched to link the tramway at Fleetwood to Poulton train station

Petition to extend Fleetwood tram service along disused rail line launched

A petition has been launched calling for a new study to be commissioned looking into a tramway extension from Fleetwood to Poulton along the currently disused railway line.

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Blackpool Old Road, Poulton, in 1968, showing a very different view than today where a one way traffic system now operates. 
This picture looks towards The Market Place and Queens Square with The Bull right of centre

A stroll through the Poulton of the past

Parts of Poulton once looked very different, although some areas of the town look strikingly similar today to these archive photographs.

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Louise Ironfield with some of the dresses donated for "You Shall Go To The Ball"

You shall go to the ball says city nurse Louise

A Disney-loving bride has set up her own Cinderella style initiative  to enable disadvantaged teenagers to go to the ball.

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Wainhomes, refused permission to build 30 homes on land off Hardhorn Road in Poulton, has  lodged an appeal against Wyre Councils decision.
These drawings show the developer's plans for the site.

Developer refused permission to build new homes in Poulton appeals Wyre Council’s decision

A developer refused permission to build 30 homes on land off Hardhorn Road in Poulton has lodged an appeal against Wyre Council’s decision.

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The scene of the accident in Fylde (Picture: Lancashire's Road Policing Unit)

'Drive to the conditions': Police warning after car flips in rural Fylde road

Motorists have been warned to 'drive to the conditions' after a car flipped onto its roof on a rural Fylde road this morning.

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Skippool Creek (Picture: Peter Ainsworth)

Major search of Skippool Creek launched after shouting is heard nearby

A two-hour search was carried out at Skippool Creek by the police, fire service, ambulance service, and Coastguard after shouting was heard nearby.

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An investigation has been launched after thieves raided a convenience shop in Poulton overnight.

Thieves raid convenience shop in Poulton

An investigation has been launched after thieves raided a convenience shop in Poulton overnight.

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Poulton and Wyre Railway Society (PWRS) working on the line
Pic courtesy of D Gregory, PWRS

New rail service linking towns moves a step closer

Plans to establish a heritage rail link between Fleetwood and Poulton have been given a vital extra push along the tracks.
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(Picture: Lancashire Road Policing Unit/Twitter)

'Uninsured and drunk' driver arrested after being pulled over for going TWICE the speed limit

An uninsured motorist was arrested in Poulton in the early hours of this morning for alleged drink-driving, police said.
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Coun Peter Britcliffe, Chairman of the county council's Health Scrutiny Committee

Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

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County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

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Immigration offices carried out a raid at the Maya Indian Restaurant

Immigration officers raid Poulton restaurant

A Poulton restaurant faces a possible £20,000 fine after being raided by immigration officers from the Home Office.
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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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