Fylde visit for Australian fracking film trio

Film makers from Australia will be coming to the Fylde next month to show their movie about the battle between a local community and shale gas companies.

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The tree fell on the route between Preston and Lancaster

Trains delayed after tree falls on electric wires

Some early morning train services may be delayed after a tree fell onto overhead electric wires, warns National Rail Enquiries.

Will Smith headlines the LIVEWIRE Festival at Blackpool's Tower Festival Headland this August

Will Smith comes to Blackpool in the Summertime

Hollywood megastar Will Smith has been announced as the headline act for a weekend music festival on Blackpool's Tower Festival Headland.
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Stephen Ashe is setting up a new bingo hall on Station Road

Eyes down for bingo boost

It could be ‘full house’ for bingo enthusiasts as a new enterprise pushes ahead for a summer opening on the Fylde coast after getting the green light from planners.

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Catch 22 is dropping its 23 route

'Unsustainable' bus route axed after trial run flop

Bus firm bosses say they have had no choice but to drop a route connecting several Wyre towns.

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Northern services will be disrupted

Passengers warned to expect disruption ahead of third Northern Rail strike

More disruption is expected on rail services across Lancashire when guards stage a third walkout.

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The Dolphin, Blackpool

Blackpool food hygiene ratings 2017 - ‘Urgent improvement’ is on menu for six eateries

Dozens of Blackpool hotels, restaurants and take-aways continue to fail to conform to basic food hygiene standards.

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Burger King

Fears for 1,000 jobs at 36 Burger King branches as franchisees call in administrators

Up to 1,000 jobs are at risk after Burger King franchisees, which run branches across the country including in Blackpool, were forced to call in the administrators.

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Botany Bay, Chorley

Lancashire recommends... Shopping experiences

Shopping can be so much more than wandering aimlessly from high street chain to another. Here is our pick of the best shopping experiences in Lancashire.

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Dinosaur fun at Fleetwood Freeport.  Pictured is Charlotte Crane with baby dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs prove a roaring success...

Dinosaurs are not normally thought to be cute but two Jurassic babies proved to be real attention-grabbers at Fleetwood over Easter.

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The letter was delivered to the Lancashire Post after customers arrived at the Blackpool store to find this notice in the window

DAN KERR: 'Distraught' boss blames the net and bridal warehouses for sudden closure

The director of Dan Kerr Brides said the decision to close suddenly was 'distressing and reluctant'.

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Survey vessel Fairline Surveyor looms closer to Fleetwood trawler Mi-amor, from where this pictures was taken.


A Fleetwood fisherman feared he might be killed after a terrifying near miss with a much larger survey vessel out in the Irish Sea.

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Liz Tyler from the Cottage Chippy feeds members of the Friends of Stanley Park following a refurbishment of the restaurant

Who needs ‘triple cooked’ chips? Chippy to the stars frying high after revamp

One of Blackpool’s most famous celebrity haunts has re-opened following an extensive refurbishment.

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(l-r) Ruth Peri, Blackpool Build Up manager Roberta Austin MBE, Owen ORourke, Laurie Lefeuvre and Martin Middleton

5,000 people now in work under project

A Blackpool and The Fylde College project to help unemployed people secure careers in the construction industry has seen 5,000 workers find sustainable jobs.

Springfield Oxide plant, Salwick

County stands on edge of new age of atomic power

It is fair to say that nuclear power has been in the doldrums over the past 20 years, with no new power stations built since Sizewell B in 1995.

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John Grime, left, and Mathew Anwyl, right

Housebuilder set its eyesew Lancashire division on expansion

Award winning residential developer Anwyl Homes is expanding into Lancashire.

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Sweet taste of Brexit for chocolate exporters

Sweet taste of Brexit for chocolate exporters

Chocolatiers are hitting the sweet spot this Easter, with new figures showing the Brexit-battered pound is helping boost overseas demand for British chocolate and fuelling a surge in exports.

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Fleetwood owner Andy Pilley

Town profit from their success in League One

Fleetwood Town not only escaped relegation last term but the club also returned to the black as recently released accounts show they posted a £4.5m pre-tax profit.

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Ray Langford

Rail revival group revises ambitions

The team behind plans to bring trains back to a long lost line have shortened their ambitions.

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The Ribby Hall pool revamp

Visitors dive in at new £1.5m pool

World Leisure has completed a £1.5m overhaul of the swimming pool facilities at Ribby Hall Village holiday park in Wrea Green.

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