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Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today.
Business
Blackpool and the Fylde College is one of four Lancashire colleges selected

Lancashire colleges to pioneer new 'T level', announces minister

Four Lancashire colleges have been picked to pioneer a new ‘T level’ qualification.

Education
Labour MP for Blackpool South, Gordon Marsden

Probation staff set for protest by the Tower in Blackpool

Probation staff who work for the National Probation Service, and 21 privatised community rehabilitation companies, were set to stage a day of protest to call for a pay rise this afternoon.

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Litter crackdown set for borough of Wyre

Litter crackdown set for borough of Wyre

A crackdown on people dropping litter from moving cars is set to be launched in Wyre, following a change in legislation.

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Preston has 24 betting shops and 87 FOBTs.

REACTION: Maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals reduced to £2

The maximum stake on the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.
Business
An investigation has been launched into services on Northern

Probe launched into 'inadequate' Northern train services

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for an official investigation into Northern Rail after being bombarded with complaints about its service from passengers since the start of the year.

Politics

£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.
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£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
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Councillor Evelyn Stephenson, of Fleetwood.

Sorry for the breach...but I didn’t swear

A Fleetwood councillor has stood by her claims that she did not swear in the Wyre council chamber during a stormy planning meeting last summer.

Politics
County hall

Payroll errors cost council almost £500,000

Hundreds of council employees carried on being paid even after they left, landing cash-strapped Lancashire County Council with a bill of almost half a million pounds.
Politics
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
Michael Daley, 66, was refused permanent residence in the UK in 2015, despite living in Blackpool since he was a toddler and both parents being born in Lancashire.

‘I feared I’d be deported after 60 years here’

A Blackpool man says he went through a nightmare trying to prove his British citizenship after a problem similar to those suffering over the Government’s Windrush scandal.

News
Big Brexit Survey

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

Politics
Ted Robbins unveils a new defibrillator as part of the Lancashire Lifesavers campaign.

Comic actor Ted Robbins backs new defibrillator campaign

Comedian and actor Ted Robbins knows more than most how much he has to be grateful for on the health front.
News

You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

News
Fleetwood to Knott End ferry is back in service

Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry takes to the waters today

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service was re-launched today to the delight of passengers on both sides of the estuary.

News
The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Environment
Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Fylde MP hails new UK ban on ivory sales

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the news that the UK will introduce a ban on ivory sales.

News

Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
Health
Ivor Bould

Neighbourhood group will still cover Fleetwood

The chairman of Fleetwood Neighbourhood Watch Association insists the group will remain independent and will not be integrated into a new Wyre branch based at Poulton.

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