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£200m dock plans to create 350 jobs

Plans for a multi-million pound transformation of Fleetwood’s Wyre Dock has been unveiled for the first time.

Business
Top right: Blackpool Norths number 2 signal box, dating from 1896, is demolished Pic: @TheGNRP Bottom right: Platforms are demolished at Blackpool North Left: Workers remove tracks

Blackpool to Preston railway line work will be ‘worth pain’ says rail chief

Platforms have been demolished and tracks removed in the first week of work to upgrade the Blackpool to Preston railway line.

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Tranformed - how Fleetwood docks could look as part of the ambitious Fleetwood Quays proposals.

A dockside transformed

Plans for a £200 million transformation of Fleetwood’s Wyre Dock have been inspired by some of the best regeneration projects in the UK - and even a global tourist attraction.

Business
Lidl joins fellow budget supermarket Aldi in jumping on the Black Friday tradition

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

Business
Lakeview Rest Homes staff at The Moorings. St Annes

Care home firm is world class

A Fylde care home group has received one of the most prestigious awards in the field of residential care provision – the Global Award.

Business
North West businesses showing signs of growth is at its lowest for over five years

Slowdown in signs of growth

The number of North West businesses showing signs of growth is at its lowest for over five years, while the number showing signs of distress has reached a three-year high, according to new research by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.
Business
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

Transport
The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Transport
Overall, men get a bigger buzz from secret spending

Men will spend £12,663 in their lives on purchases their partner knows nothing about

The average male will spend £12,663 over the course of his lifetime, on purchases his partner knows absolutely nothing about, according to new research.

Business
Millions are facing a fuel poverty crisis this year

Three in ten Brits are too scared to put their heating on due to crippling costs

More than three in ten Brits say they are simply too scared to put their heating on through fear about CRIPPLING fuel bills, according to a new study.

Business
Which is your favourite?

The search begins for our Italian Restaurant of the Year

We are on the hunt for the best Italian Restaurant of 2017.

Whats on
Dan Cato

Fleetwood’s Dan in award win

A Fleetwood man has won a top construction industry honour.

Business
Nixon Williams in Blackpool is setting up a tax centre of excellence

Jobs adding up at Blackpool accountants

The Tax Centre of Excellence will service more than 30,000 clients nationwide across the Optionis Group’s portfolio of businesses.

Business
The 12 anti-fracking defendants outside court

Group planned protest the day before lock-on

One of a dozen people facing trial over a lock-on protest outside the Preston New Road fracking site has described the planning that went into the act.

News
Ma Kelly's bar in Fleetwood

Ma Kelly’s bar in Fleetwood put up for sale following £400k fine

Ma Kelly’s bar in Fleetwood has been listed for sale by a Blackpool estate agent – after bosses were slapped with a six-figure fine by the council.

Crime
Artist's impression of the Wyre Dock development.

Ambitious plans for Fleetwood’s Wyre Dock revealed

This is how plans for an ambitious development on Fleetwood’s Wyre Dock could look.

Business
Ashton Memorial

Lancashire recommends... interesting buildings

You don't need to go far to marvel at Lancashire's architecture.

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Here's Henry: still blowing strong

10 million Henrys and counting..

Over the last 40 years, Numatic International has made more than 10 million Henrys and most of them are still in service.

Business
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

Environment
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