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Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Environment
Paul Maynard on a Virgin Train

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP in the driving seat with compo call

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard had the best seat onboard as he got to see the benefits of a £255m investment in Blackpool’s railways.
News

New instant roadside breathalysers will not give drink-drivers time to sober up

Moves to introduce new roadside breathalysers that will allow police to gather on-the-spot proof of drink-driving have been welcomed in Lancashire.

Transport
Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.
Business
Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
Health
HM Coastguard Fleetwood.

Coastguard and lifeboat crews mobilised to help boat 'in distress'

Coastguard and lifeboats from Fleetwood were called out yesterday to help a boat that had got into difficulty.

News
Artist impressions of how the hotel could look

200-bedroom Blackpool hotel dream moves closer

Plans for a hotel which would link to Blackpool’s new conference centre look set to be approved by councillors.

News
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Transport
Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Music
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
News
Spark during the illuminated tram parade as part of Lightpool Festival in 2017.

BBC Philharmonic to trip the Lights fantastic with Lightpool Festival return

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival will return, with a light and sound spectacular featuring the BBC Philharmonic.

Business

Deal is struck over plans for 1,400 homes on the edge of Blackpool

Plans build 1,400 new homes and create a garden village on the edge of Blackpool have been officially signed off.
News

‘We’re working hard to make timetable work’

The boss of rail firm Northern has issued an apology to passengers, admitting services in the past few weeks have not been good enough and blamed the chaos on the North of England’s railways on the short notice the firm was given to implement new timetables.

News

Legoland bins Northern Rail attractions to get behind furious rail passengers

The Northern Rail models at the heart of Legoland’s popular attraction have been binned in a bold move to back millions of rail commuters.
News
Blackpool's Resort Pass

How Blackpool is fighting to keep staycationers

Blackpool has it all’, that’s been the motto of Blackpool’s tourism leaders in recent years.

News

Lancashire passengers entitled to compensation following rail chaos

Passengers who have been affected by delays and cancellations from the chaos on the railways will be entitled to compensation to the value of up to a month’s rail travel.

Transport
Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Lifestyle
David Preston

Blackpool digital platform Boost

A  digital platform that connects high street retailers with local consumers is booting up for success after receiving expert business advice from Boost’s Growth Support scheme.

News
Dan Scott, managing director at PHX Training

Trainer’s new apprenticeships

A training provider with a  base in Blackpool has launched a new programme under the reformed Apprenticeship Levy scheme.

News
The Volker Rail van parked next to the crossing at Carleton. A worker has to contact the train driver to confirm the crossing is safe before it can proceed due to dodgy CCTV footage

Rail chiefs employ staff to sit in van 24/7 to help operate Carleton Crossing barriers

Cameras installed at a Fylde coast railway crossing have not worked properly for almost two months – meaning a man in a van has to spend 24 hours a day keeping watch.

Transport
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