Barrage plans to help revive port

The group behind Fleetwood’s ambitious £300m -plus tidal energy scheme has been given a massive boost by the Government - and it is believed the scheme can also help revive the port itself.

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

No weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston until 2 April while engineering work is carried out on the route, say Northern Rail.
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Average speed camera

Safety improvements welcomed on two major roads

Fracking, Blackpool Football Club and speed cameras – three of the most divisive issues of our times.

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The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

Bids are being invited to keep a vital ferry service afloat.

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The Beatles in Blackpool in August 1964 just before their performance at the Opera House

Beatles man’s rock history

Hundreds of mourners gathered to say farewell to the man who famously gave away The Beatles.

Last year primary school pupils from Cleveleys marched in support of their local libraries

Minister meets leader about libraries’ future

A top level meeting between a government minister and the leader of Lancashire County Council may provide some help for the county library service.

Some of the grusome items up for grabs in the sale

Dungeon aiming to cell off its history

Ever felt like owning your very own pair of bloody arms?

An artists impression of the Wyre  barrage

Government’s tidal report opens door for Wyre plan

Bosses behind a £340m tidal barrage scheme on the River Wyre have welcomed a new report backing such schemes.

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How the Swansea Bay barrage might look

Government gives hope to barrage backers

Bosses behind a £340m tidal barrage scheme on the River Wyre have welcomed a new report backing such schemes.

Paul Maynard-MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys.

Paupers’ funerals see huge increase in Blackpool

A pauper’s funeral was held in Blackpool once every three days on average last year.

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Tram Sunday in Fleetwood

Transport fest needs helpers

Organisers of a major transport festival on the Fylde coast are looking for more volunteers to help maintain its success.

Protect Wyre Group chairman Ian Mulroy, Fleetwood Civic Society chairman Margaret Daniels and Coun Lorraine Beavers

Protest group calls it a day

A campaign group which fought a tireless battle to prevent a gas storage facility being granted has decided to wind down its activities.

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The man was later found safe and well

Coastguard launch dramatic search for 'vulnerable' teen

Lifeboat teams launched a desperate search last night after reports that a vulnerable man was threatening suicide off the Fleetwood coast, say the coastguard.
A Catch22bus stops to pick up passengers

Signs removed in ‘ridiculous’ bus stop battle

Signs are to be taken down just months after being put up as a battle over bus stops intensifies.

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A Virgin train service.

MP demands an end to London to Lancs great rail fare rip-off

A Fylde MP is demanding to know why some Lancashire rail users are paying more than three times the price to get to London than other travellers.

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An artists impression of the flats

Developers eye next move for former Fleetwood Pier site

The team behind controversial plans to build ultra modern apartments on Fleetwood seafront is now considering its next move after the scheme was rejected by planners.

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The Amazing Grace soup kitchen, Blackpool serves up to 300 homeless and poverty-stricken people each week.

‘Poverty in Blackpool isn’t getting any better’

Volunteers have noticed the number of people using food banks has soared by 25% in the last 12 months.

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The Royal Pigeon Racing Association returns to  the Winter Gardens this month

Pigeon show to mark 40 years

Blackpool will mark 40 years of hosting the biggest event in the pigeon fancier’s calender when the annual British Homing World Show returns later this month.

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General view of A583 Preston New Road, Kirkham Bypass - where average speed cameras will be installed.

High-tech speed cameras are being installed on two of the Fylde’s most dangerous roads

Average speed cameras are to be installed on two key Fylde coast link roads for the first time, The Gazette can reveal today.

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Proposed Fleetwood Pier development

Port cheers as pier flat plans are rejected

People power was being celebrated in Fleetwood after a controversial seafront housing scheme was rejected.

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