Six figure boost for car auctions

Just over six months since it was bought in a seven figure take-over, a Poulton car auction business has completed a six-figure investment programme.

Kimberley Barrett-St Vall

Talking is good for mental health

A Fylde coast employment expert is offering tips on how managers can help their staff.

How the new development could look

Nine-screen cinema in place of hotel plan for Blackpool town centre

Plans have been revealed to build a nine-screen cinema in Blackpool town centre which would include an IMAX movie theatre.

Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

Artists impression of how the museum would have looked

Museum plan axed at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens

The curtain has fallen on £26m plans for a museum of Blackpool’s entertainment heritage at the Winter Gardens.

Anti-fracking protesters at the site of Cuadrilla's drill site at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton

Unions back anti-fracking calls

North West trade unions have issued a statement against fracking in solidarity with continuing protests at Preston New Road.

A Typhoon jet

Typhoon fires live missile

The Lancashire-built Typhoon is set to be a mainstay of world air forces for years to come thanks to a raft of new upgrades – despite plans in France and Germany to develop a replacement.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Shock restructure for county council

Lancashire County Council’s new Tory rulers have unveiled plans for a major restructure of the council’s management team.

County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

Interactive show Rear View which starts at the Grundy Art Gallery.  Cecilia Knapp and Jemima Foxtrot.

All the town's a stage in new show

A cast of thousands will form the backdrop to a new interactive show in Blackpool.

Theatre and Comedy
Protesters make point against plans for flats on Fleetwood Pier site.

Pier insurance row rumbles on

A council leader has sought to clarify the situation over the non-insurance of Fleetwood Pier after a controversial apartments scheme was granted planning permission.

All fees and charges associated with unplanned overdrafts are set to be removed by Lloyds Bank Group.

Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to scrap charges for unplanned overdrafts

Lloyds Banking Group is to launch a simplified "pay-as-you-go" overdraft charging system and scrap some fees, in a shake-up affecting millions of customers.

Owen Oyston during the ill-fated play-off defeat to Bradford City in 1996

‘I put club before family or personal interests’

Chairman Owen Oyston’s court documents show how he pumped cash into Blackpool FC to save it in 1980s

The Red Arrows will perform on both Saturday and Sunday at this year's Blackpool Air Show

Red Arrows confirm double date for Blackpool Air Show

The Red Arrows will perform two displays above Blackpool Promenade this summer as the stars of the resort's Air Show
Electricity North West

Fylde set for £600k power cable upgrade

Almost 3,000 residents and businesses in Fylde are set to benefit from a major £600,000 investment in the local power network.

The Hilton, on North Promenade, is one of six high rise buildings in Blackpool.

‘No failures’ as cladding on high rise buildings tested

Safety checks of the cladding on Lancashire’s high rise buildings are almost complete with no failed tests recorded, the fire service has said.

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