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Poulton bar wants to extend its hours

The Truth Bar in the Market Place, Poulton, wants to extend its opening hours.

News

WATCH: 'Furry' car stopped overnight due to 'distracting disco lights'

A car was pulled by police overnight in Blackpool due to concerns with lights coming from the back of the vehicle.

Crime
A new 5 coin. The commemorative coin featuring Blackpool Tower will be released next year

Queen to honour Blackpool Tower on new £5 coin

Blackpool Tower is set to feature on a new silver £5 coin, an announcement by the Queen has revealed.

News
Budget cuts are shrinking our bus services

Budget cuts are shrinking our bus services

Buses across Lancashire are covering 4.5 million fewer miles than four years ago, according to new figures.

News
A photo of the crash, courtesy of Lancashire Road Police.

Motorcyclist airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after horror crash

Emergency services attended the scene of a serious crash this afternoon which saw two casualties taken to hospital.
Transport

Blackpool's newest Icon nears completion - final piece slots into £16.25million Pleasure Beach rollercoaster

It’s not all that often that snow falls in Blackpool.

News
Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

News
Isobel Wilkie is among the residents concerned about the care home plans

Care home scheme set for Inspectorate

A controversial 80-bed care home scheme proposed for Fleetwood seafront will now be determined by the Bristol-based Planning Inspectorate after an appeal was launched by the applicants.

Business
Britney Spears and, below, Peter Taylor

So just how was Britney Spears persuaded to head to Blackpool?

Concert promoter Peter Taylor has explained just how he pulled off the amazing coup.

Business

Blackpool architectural gem hidden in plain sight

For more than 120 years, the Empress Ballroom has stood proud as one of the architectural jewels in Blackpool’s crown.

News
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

News
Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.

Politics
Debbie Ethell (left) and Rosalyn Jefferson outside the Old Bank in Fleetwood

Wyre cafe to launch ‘Pay Forward Scheme’ to help those in need

A Fleetwood cafe is thought to be the first in Wyre to launch a scheme in which customers can help provide a meal to people in need.

Business

Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

Music
County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

News
Tony Lofthouse (right), of the Lofthouse of Fleetwood Ltd company, with fellow trustees of the Jacinta Trust, David Pearce and Lionel Marr.

Tributes to Fisherman’s Friend’s Tony

Tributes have been paid after the death of Tony Lofthouse, a key figure in the company behind Fleetwood’s world-famous lozenge, Fisherman’s Friends.

News
The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

Is Fleetwood to Knott End ferry deal dead in the water?

The future of the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry has been called into question amidst suggestions that the new contractor has pulled out.

News
BES Utilities founder and managing director Andy Pilley, pictured at the firm's head office at Fleetwood Town's Highbury stadium, said legal action has been taken against Cheshire West and Chester Tranding Standards over a 2016 raid at the company's offices

Energy firms run by Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley sue for £8.6m over trading standards raids

Two companies run by Fleetwood Town FC chairman Andy Pilley are suing a Trading Standards team for more than £8.6m.
News
Runshaw College alumni Lloyd Cole is still able to create a big commotion

Runshaw College alumni Lloyd Cole is still able to create a big commotion

It was during some background reading ahead of an interview with Buxton-born singer and songwriter Lloyd Cole I hit on an interesting topic via his Facebook page relating to his thoughts on streaming services and his distaste for iTunes.

News
Warren ward councillor Marge Anderton

Plan for Fleetwood care home up for consideration

Controversial proposals to build a new 80-bed care home on Fleetwood seafront are due to go back before Wyre planners again tomorrow.

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