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Burial costs among fees set to rise

The cost of a burial in Wyre is set to increase as the authority looks to squeeze revenue out of fees and charges.

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A Chinese delegation, made up from representatives of two power firms, met with the NPL Group and members of Wyre Council.

Power station bid could be worth £800m to Fylde coast

Chinese investors have visited a site in Wyre to discuss plans for a new power station that could attract £800m investment in the region and create more than 1,000 jobs.

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County Hall

County hall saves further £12.32m in ‘unprecendented financial challenge’

Millions of pounds of extra savings have been found by Lancashire County Council to try to help balance the books, as the authority faces an “unprecedented financial challenge”.

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Bus services are being subsidised for another year

£2m set aside for bus routes

County Hall looks set to spend £2m to carry on providing subsidised bus services for another year.

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An artists impression of how the flats could look

£3.5m plans hit by delays

One of the most important planning applications in Fleetwood’s history will not be looked at until next year.

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Chris Grayling

Road repair fund to fill thousands of potholes

Transport chiefs on the Fylde coast will get money to repair thousands of potholes over the next year.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Coun David Borrow says services will continue to be delivered despite the closure of childrens centres, to be discussed at County Hall today

Centre closures scrutinised

The closure of children’s centres across Lancashire was due to be discussed today.

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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

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Rossall sea defence works continue

VIDEO: Take a birds' eye look at sea wall taking shape

This spectacular footage shows one of the final pieces in the Fylde coast's sea defences taking shape
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The late Jo Cox, MP.

MP speaks out after killer Mair jailed

A Fylde coast MP paid tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox and branded her killing an act of terrorism after killer Thomas Mair was jailed for life yesterday.

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Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

Catch up with all the latest overnight news with our morning roundup

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Cat Smith.

MP in immigrants clash

A Fylde coast Labour MP has hit back at criticism from a senior Wyre councillor over the question of immigrants.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

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Philip Hammond will promise new money for broadband

UPDATED: Autumn Statement 2016

The National Living Wage is to increase by 30p an hour to £7.50 next year, but unions will continue to campaign for the rate to be extended to younger workers.

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Cat Smith.

MP cleared in election
spending
inquiry

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has spoken out after being fully cleared following a six month police probe into her reporting of election spending.

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Rubbish dumped in an alley behind Addison Road, Fleetwood. Picture by Rita Hewitt.

Alley gate proposal to prevent flytipping in Fleetwood

A Fleetwood councillor has proposed new plans to prevent fly-tipping in Fleetwood streets.

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Left Andrew Percy, Northern Powerhouse Minister, with right, Martin Kelly Director of Economic Development at Lancashire County Counci

Lancashire welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse ‘family’

Lancashire was today welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse “family” after the signing of a landmark agreement.

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President elect: Donald Trump

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.
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Today, America will finally find out who will lead it for the next five years.

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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