£1.2m campus booster

A new £1.2m engineering facility at Fleetwood Nautical Campus will “revolutionise” maritime training in the port when it opens this week

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The number of zero hours and agency contracted workers has doubled in the North West since 2011, according to the GMB union.

Number of zero hours workers doubles in north west

The number of zero hours and agency contracted workers has doubled in the north west since 2011, according to the GMB union.

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Northern Rail services will be hit by strike action

Union announces fresh strike action on Lancashire rail services

Rail passengers face more misery as guards prepare to stage a three day strike as part of an ongoing dispute.

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The new Snap Map

VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
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West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

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Fleetwood Town FC

Thieving football club worker spared jail in ticket refunds scam

The former operations manager of Fleetwood Town FC has been given 10 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, for a ticket refunds fraud.

Mark Brooks with the legal letter from TK Maxx

David and Goliath rumpus as TK Maxx issue threat

Your opinion was split when it came to a Blackpool businessman which tried to bend the rules when it came to naming his shop.

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Technician Janette Williams (right) tests a sample of water at a United Utilities laboratory in Warrington, to check for traces of the microscopic bug cryptosporidium

Water firm in dock over crypto saga

Water provider United Utilities is being taken to court for the cryptosporidium incident in Lancashire almost two years ago.

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Activity at the Franklaw Water Treatment plant on Catterall Lane, Garstang, after news of water contamination

United Utilities to face prosecution over crypto crisis

United Utilities is to be prosecuted for the drinking water crisis that left thousands of Lancashire people without safe water.

Carole Proctor, ripped off by rogue trader in Cleveleys

‘Rogue trader ripped me off’

A homeowner who retired to Cleveleys has spoken of her ordeal after a rogue trader left her bungalow with faults.

Supermarkets are cutting the price of fuel

Supermarkets enter fuel price war following overcharging claims

At least two major supermarkets are to cut the price of forecourt fuel from today (Friday).
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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry.

Ferry funding is guaranteed 
for five months

The Knott End to Fleetwood ferry will be funded until late November, it has been announced.

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Protesters at the Preston New Road fracking field have set up tents in the hedgerow next to the entrance to the site which has now got conductor rigs on site to drill the intialial holes and install the conductor which is the first layers of casing for the well.

Friends of the Earth visit frack site

Around 40 members of the Friends of the Earth environmentalist group visited the Preston New Road fracking site to support local campaigners.

Alfie Boe has been honoured with a blue plaque at home in Fleetwood

Blue plaque honour for our Alfie

Singing sensation Alfie Boe is to be honoured in his home town with a blue plaque.

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Turtle Bay recipe: Jerk Salmon

RECIPE: Jerk salmon with pineapple salsa

Turtle Bay in Preston has launched a brand new menu - the first big menu enhancement it has undertaken since the restaurant opened.

Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted are in the bottom five in the AirHelp ranking which looks at punctuality, quality and service at 76airports worldwide.

Manchester Airport among 'worst in the world' according to new ranking

Manchester airport has been placed among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings.
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Some of the students involved in the career carousel at Fleetwood High School

Career event gives Fleetwood students extra options

Students from a high school in Fleetwood got a real insight into their career options thanks to an event staged on the site.

The RMT has staged several walkouts over the driver only plans

Rail union calls on minority Government to rethink threat to guards

Rail union the RMT has urged train operators to think again on plans to remove guards from their services in the light of the General Election result.

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Eric Dent prepares to launch Viva Vegas Diner

Viva’s £1m resort boost - new look for former Harry Ramsden's

An all-American taste of entertainment, food and drink is set to be served up at a new Blackpool venue.

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