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Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

Bids are being invited to keep a vital ferry service afloat.

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Last year primary school pupils from Cleveleys marched in support of their local libraries

Minister meets leader about libraries’ future

A top level meeting between a government minister and the leader of Lancashire County Council may provide some help for the county library service.

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Primary school pupils in Cleveleys marched to protest against library closures

Hurry up call in battle to save libraries

A decision should be made on the future of libraries in Lancashire before volunteers walk away.

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Blackpool Council has written off �600k of debt.  Pictured is Blackpool Town Hall.

Blackpool Council writes off £600,000 of debts

Town hall chiefs have been forced to write off £626,000 of debts and uncollected business rates including nearly £100,000 owed by a charity.

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A Catch22bus stops to pick up passengers

Signs removed in ‘ridiculous’ bus stop battle

Signs are to be taken down just months after being put up as a battle over bus stops intensifies.

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Dog owners out in force at protest walkies

Campaigning pet owners - objecting over proposed new council changes to dog control in Fylde - were out in protest again with their canine companions.

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Uber in Poulton

Nightclub licence axed

The licence of a nightclub has been revoked following concerns raised by police.
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New Fleetwood town clerk Debra Thornton with Terry Rogers.

Debra all set for new post at council heart

Fleetwood Town Council has a new clerk.

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MP Ben Wallace

Minister’s warning on security

Wyre MP and Government minister Ben Wallace is calling on county residents to be cyber and security aware – especially if they work in defence or other security sensitive industries.

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Ben Wallace

Voters have their say on how ‘sexy’ our MPs are

Politicians know to their cost not to take too much notice of opinion polls.

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Cat Smith speaking in Parliamant.

New settlement won’t help the needy, says MP

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith says Government efforts to tackle a crisis in social care do not go nearly far enough.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington died in Iraq

‘Top bloke’ Snowball died protecting UK

Tributes have been paid to a ‘talented’ Weeton soldier who died in Iraq.

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Theresa May

Prime Minister promises town will get ‘fairer society’ in 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has written a New Year message for people in Blackpool.

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Protesters outside  Freckleton Library

Lancashire County Council is selling more libraries off

Lancshire County Council is to sell off five more libraries.

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Lancashire Police

How much is Lancashire’s thin blue line worth to you?

The battle goes on to protect frontline policing staff as the public faces a tough choice on how Lancashire’s force is funded.

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Coun Pat Greenough

Don’t forget to get your slice of £500k

Preesall town councillor Pat Greenough is encouraging community groups, schemes and organisations in the FY6 postcode to claim a slice of £500,000 this year - and funds will be up for grabs for the next 25 years.

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Paul Maynard MP

MP’s delight at war graves youth scheme

A Fylde coast MP is delighted that fines from cheating banks will help young people gain life experience.

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Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

The three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire have each issued a Christmas message.

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Coun David Borrow

Funding plan for social care is ‘rubbish’

Plans to allow local authorities to speed up council tax rises to help bridge the yawning gap in social care services have been described as “pretty rubbish” by the man in charge of Lancashire’s finances.

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Coun Geoff Driver criticised plans to offer Lancashire County Council employees �500  to recruit social workers

Social worker shortage behind plans to offer staff £500 bonus

Lancashire County Council workers are being offered an unexpected ‘reward’.

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