MP calls for disruption info from rail firms

Train operators will have to make sure up-to-date information about disruption is published on their websites and social media, Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard said.

A Chinese delegation, made up from representatives of two power firms, met with the NPL Group and members of Wyre Council.

Power station bid could be worth £800m to Fylde coast

Chinese investors have visited a site in Wyre to discuss plans for a new power station that could attract £800m investment in the region and create more than 1,000 jobs.

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Photo Neil Cross
Natwest Bank branches in Fleetwood and across the Fylde coast are closing.

Fleetwood’s NatWest Bank set to close

The news that Fleetwood is to lose yet another high street bank branch has caused shockwaves through the town.

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Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
Bank closes 14 branches in shock announcement

Bank closes 14 branches in shock announcement

A raft of local Natwest branches are set to close after a shock announcement from the bank.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Baseline monitoring near frack sites starts

Environmental monitoring has begun near proposed shale gas sites on the Fylde as the Government faced demands to ensure the process was robust.

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Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.


Revolutionary new rollercoaster to weave its way around Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach bosses have promised thrills to match the Big One and more as work began on a revolutionary new rollercoaster.

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Police have launched their annual drink-drive campaign

Morning after drink drive message

The devastating consequences of drink driving will be highlighted as part of a county-wide campaign being launched this week.

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Bus services are being subsidised for another year

£2m set aside for bus routes

County Hall looks set to spend £2m to carry on providing subsidised bus services for another year.

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Capt Peter Woodworth (centre) chairman of Fleetwood Lifeboat branch, receives an award from Michael Vlasto OBE (right), retired operations director of the RNLI, while Fleetwood operations director Capt Dave Eccles (left) looks on.

Port’s captain fantastic in lunch surprise

A veteran volunteer with Fleetwood Lifeboat was given two pleasant surprises during a lunch to celebrate his 30 years with the branch.

Chris Grayling

Road repair fund to fill thousands of potholes

Transport chiefs on the Fylde coast will get money to repair thousands of potholes over the next year.

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The A588 has a poor safety record

DANGER ROAD: A588 earmarked for Government cash to boost safety

A rural road which has claimed numerous lives has been earmarked for a share in a Government road safety pot.

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Crossing patrols at Stanah in Thornton

School crossing safety warning

A headteacher has warned drivers and children to take extra care around his school after a lollipop woman was knocked down.

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Lancashire County Council director of public health Dr Sakthi Karunanithi said child casualties on Lancashire roads are higher than other areas

Bid to improve Fylde coast road safety for children

Dozens of children have been killed or seriously injured on Fylde coast roads in the last five years, figures show.

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Catch22 has been told its operating license will be revoked in January

Bus firm fights licence axe bid

A Blackpool bus firm is pressing ahead with plans to expand services despite being told its operating licence will be revoked.

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Wayne Robinson, Sheridan Kelly, Craig Shepherd, Natasha Stockdale and Shane Connolly

Shop provides festive fun for sick children

Smyths Toys have pledged to donate hundreds of pounds of presents to the Gazette’s Give a Gift appeal.

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