'Muggers paradise' warning as rail strike row rumbles on

Union bosses have warned removing guards from trains will lead to a rise in crime.

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Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
A woman in her 60s was taken to hospital following a collision with a works van in Cleveleys. Pic: Googlemaps

Woman taken to hospital after crash in Cleveleys

A woman in her 60s was taken to hospital following a collision with a van in Cleveleys, say fire services.

Cyclists set off on their Tour de Frack

Long distance cyclists were given a reet friendly Lancashire send off on a 120 mile ride linking fracking sites across the Roses counties.

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James Hodgkinson (right) and Liam Mulryan from Fleetwood Celebration

More acts added to music festival as plans progress

A series of weekly car boot sales will be staged to raise additional funds for an ambitious three-day music festival planned for Fleetwood.

Scene from the film The Bentley Effect

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.

A new bingo hall for Fleetwood has been given the green light by Wyre planners.
The team putting the finishing touches to the purpose-fitted indoor premises. Paul Burton fitting a mirror ball.

Eyes down for a full house in new bingo hall

It could be ‘full house’ for Fleetwood’s bingo enthusiasts as a new enterprise pushes ahead for a summer opening.

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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VIDEO: Watch as cops use stinger on fleeing van

A white van was chased through Hambleton after refusing to stop for police last night.

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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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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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