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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.
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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

‘Behind closed doors’ meeting on the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry future

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

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Virgin Trains caters for hundreds of Lancashire passengers every day

Virgin Trains operator celebrates 20 years on the tracks

This month sees Virgin Trains celebrate 20 years on the track.

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White Carr Lane                                                                                Image:Google

MP vows to continue rat run speed battle

An MP has vowed to continue his fight to cut the speed limit on a notorious rat run road.

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RMT members on the picket line at Blackpool North last week

New rail strike announced for Grand National day

Rail Union RMT has confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North over the introduction of Driver Only Operations.

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Blackpool tourism to benefit from the ‘Brexit effect’

Tourism chiefs urged traders to cash in on a ‘Brexit bounce’ with Blackpool poised to capitalise on Britain leaving the EU.

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Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the weekend

Snow warning issued for Lancashire

A weather warning for snow has been issued for Lancashire.

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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

Wyre Council to decide on new deal for Knott End ferry service

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

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Drivers are reporting tailbacks in the area

UPDATE: Lanes re-open after three-car smash on M55

All lanes have re-opened following an earlier three vehicle smash on the M55, say police.
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Members of the Preston New Road Action Group after the hearing ended with a misspelled court place marker

Rivals must wait for fracking legal ruling

The court hearing into the decision to allow fracking to go ahead on the Fylde ended half a day early.

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Members of the RMT on a picket line at Blackpool North

Thousands back petition to keep guards on all Northern trains

More than 11,000 people have signed an online petition calling on train operator Northern Rail to scrap plans for driver only operations (DOO).

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The filming of Love/Hate by Brad James. Photography by Claire McGurk

Fleetwood crew help get local film on big screen

A Cleveleys film maker whose locally-made short movie has just been shown at the revamped Regent Cinema in Blackpool says he is indebted to the Fleetwood production crew who helped make it possible.

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No matter which sector you chose, your job may not be secure, say union bosses

Nearly half of jobs in the North West ‘insecure’

Nearly half of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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Coun John Fillis

£23m road repairs will benefit Fylde and Wyre

A bumper £23m will be spent on repairing Lancashire’s roads, footpaths and cycle routes in the next financial year, with Fylde and Wyre residents among those set to benefit.

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Citywing has announced it has ceased trading.

Blackpool to Isle of Man flights scrapped after company announces liquidates

Passengers have been left stranded after air operator Citywing announces it has ceased trading.

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Andrew Milnes and Gordon Marsden

Pub apprentice spreads cheer in Parliament

Pub worker Andrew Milnes met his local MP Gordon Marsden at an Apprenticeship Showcase at the House of Commons.

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One of the fracking protests

Court date for anti-fracking lock-on protest

Eight people who locked themselves together to protest against fracking at the Preston New Road shale gas site are due in court.

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New mobile phone rules saw 77 Lancashire drivers fined and given 6 penalty points for using phone while driving

New mobile phone rules saw 77 Lancashire drivers fined and given 6 penalty points for using phone while driving

A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel.
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Residents were warned in advance by a leaflet that was delivered to the affected229 properties.

Planned power cut affects hundreds of homes in Poulton

Residents in part of Poulton have been left without power today while electricity suppliers complete essential maintenance work.
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Poulton and Wyre Railway Society celebrating the 175th anniversary of the railway line two years ago

Keeping railway fan’s dream on right track

Enthusiasts mark 10 years of work on lost railway lines. Poulton and Wyre Railway Society’s David Cox outlines the progress made so far.

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