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Tributes to retiring Garstang bank worker Lesley Nichols

A long-standing member of Garstang’s business community is retiring after nearly 40 years of working in the town.

Business
Ameon has been called in to work on the Weavers Quay housing project in Manchester

Blackpool building firm in £21m city work

A Blackpool building services engineering company has been called in to add its magic to a high profile housing project in Manchester.

Business
Richard Keelty, head of Google Digital Garage

Digital skills partnership launch

A pioneering Government scheme to boost digital skills has been launched.

Business
Staff at SEA LIFE Blackpool have conjured up an aquatic tribute for World Circus Day...an underwater Big Top for the clown fish!

Life really is a circus for fish at Blackpool Sealife Centre

Staff at Sealife Centre in Blackpool conjured up an aquatic tribute for World Circus Day...an underwater Big Top for the clown fish.

News
Work ongoing at Blackpool North Station

Angry Blackpool MP hits out at rail upgrade delays on Blackpool North line

A Blackpool MP has criticised rail bosses over the delays and confusion over the upgrade work on the Blackpool North line.
News
MP Cat Smith

MP says potholes are costing Fleetwood motorists dear

MP Cat Smith says hundreds of constituents across her Lancaster and Fleetwood patch have had to shell out massive amounts of cash over potholes.

News
Temporary traffic lights were removed on Wednesday

Temporary traffic lights that caused chaos under Devonshire Road railway bridge axed as council claims they were there without permission

Temporary traffic lights under the railway bridge in Devonshire Road, North Shore, were removed on the orders of the council, which yesterday claimed they were put up without permission.

Transport
Both sides of the M6 are closed.

Motorway closed in both directions due to "police incident"

A full motorway closure has been in place while emergency services dealt with a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
Transport
The line between Bispham and Little Bispham was closed at around 6:20am this morning due to overhead wires on the tracks, with replacement bus services in placerunning from Starr Gate to Fleetwood.

Frustration after damage causes partial closure of Blackpool's tram network

Blackpool's tram lines were partially closed today, causing frustration for commuters enjoying the seaside sunshine.
Transport
The Swift Hound is set to close and could now be demolished, papers said

New £7m bingo hall plans are set for pub site in Blackpool

The Swift Hound pub could be demolished and replaced with a bingo hall and drive-through restaurant in a £6.8m project.

News
Contact staff Manchester

Blackpool firm’s £6.75m scheme

A Blackpool building firm has won the £6.75m contract to revamp a top North West theatre and arts hub.

Business
Alan Welsh, policy manager at the North and Western Lancashire Chamber

Quarterly survey’s good start

The year has started on an optimistic note according to a major county survey.

Business
Blackpool North station

Here's what a Northern director had to say when confronted about yet 'another cancelled train'

A regional director at Northern Rail, which operates the trains running out of Blackpool, appeared to blame delays in the electrification work between the resort’s North station and Preston for trains being cancelled.
Transport
Blackpool North station earlier this week

Rail minister blames delay on electrification work on bad weather and two specialist trains that broke down and CRASHED

Rail minister Jo Johnson said he was ‘disappointed’ with the delay on work, which was blamed on a ‘combination of bad weather and technical glitches’, including a breakdown on a specialist wiring train – with another wiring train involved in a road smash.
Transport
Amanda and Nick Thompson prepare for the final piece to be placed in the creation of Icon at the Pleasure Beach, back in February

An iconic day in resort's history: Pleasure Beach sets date for first riders of new rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach's new £16.25m rollercoaster Icon will open to the public on Friday, May 25 - in time for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Lifestyle
The work ongoing at Blackpool North train station

Anger over rail delays lead to calls for clarity as bosses slam 'unfounded' rumours

MPs called for clarity over the progress on the huge rail upgrade project linking the resort to Preston and beyond.
Transport
Coun ''Mary Stirzaker is pressing on with her campaign to revive Fleetwood's rail link

Campaign to revive port rail continues

A Fleetwood councillor is calling for more people in the town to back her campaign to try to revive its rail link.

News
Name a train

Your chance to name a Virgin train

Virgin trains is set to launch new electric train services for Blackpool via Preston and bosses want readers to come up with a name for one of the new trains.

News
Andy Pilley, BES Group chairman

Around 50 jobs up for grabs at Fylde Coast energy firm

Fylde coast based energy supplier BES Utilities is set to create 50 new jobs.
Business
St John's Hospice Community Fundraiser Karen Crossley, St John's Fundraising Manager Jo Humphrey, Lisa Lodge of Vincents Solicitors and Booths Specialist Supervisor Lesley Blackburn.

The final countdown to Garstang's first ever colour dash is on

The countdown to the first ever Garstang Colour Dash this weekend is now on!
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