NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
North West
Lifehouse, Lytham

Lancashire recommends... health food stores

As people use January to detox, here is a list of the best health food stores, as voted by readers.

Lancashire County Council's deputy leader, County Coun David Borrow

Lancashire’s Council Taxpayers face rises of more than 4%

Council Tax bills in Lancashire are set to rise by at least 4% in April - with Lancashire County Council saying its share of the charge will go up by 3.99 %.

News 14
Chris Padgett says they have been forced to remove their roadside sign

‘Council is not looking after local businesses’

Is this a sign of the times?

News 2
There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

No weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston until 2 April while engineering work is carried out on the route, say Northern Rail.
Transport 12
MDA Products premises today

Blackpool firm in food recall

A Blackpool company is at the centre of a food warning after watchdogs issued a recall on some frozen products.

News 6
Average speed camera

Safety improvements welcomed on two major roads

Fracking, Blackpool Football Club and speed cameras – three of the most divisive issues of our times.

Transport 2
Beaverbrooks has donated �1,300 to the Vics child mental health team

Jeweller’s gift to child mental health service

Staff from a St Annes business have donated more than £1,000 to help youngsters across the Fylde coast.

News 1
The Beatles in Blackpool in August 1964 just before their performance at the Opera House

Beatles man’s rock history

Hundreds of mourners gathered to say farewell to the man who famously gave away The Beatles.

Last year primary school pupils from Cleveleys marched in support of their local libraries

Minister meets leader about libraries’ future

A top level meeting between a government minister and the leader of Lancashire County Council may provide some help for the county library service.

Some of the grusome items up for grabs in the sale

Dungeon aiming to cell off its history

Ever felt like owning your very own pair of bloody arms?

A tree fell in Ballam Road, Lytham, leaving it blocked

UPDATE: Road reopened as fallen tree moved

A Lytham road that was blocked by a fallen tree has been reopened.

News 1
Paul Maynard-MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys.

Paupers’ funerals see huge increase in Blackpool

A pauper’s funeral was held in Blackpool once every three days on average last year.

News 13
A mattress in the  former JR Taylor shop doorway

Ex-flagship store now haven for homeless

Councillors and community leaders have spoken of their shock after evidence was found that homeless people have been sleeping rough in the doorway of a former flagship store.

Business 6
Fairhaven Lake

Lottery cash boost for Lake

Fairhaven Lake and gardens are set for a major restoration project after Fylde Council secured a development grant of £165,500.

Business 1
The man was later found safe and well

Coastguard launch dramatic search for 'vulnerable' teen

Lifeboat teams launched a desperate search last night after reports that a vulnerable man was threatening suicide off the Fleetwood coast, say the coastguard.
Ken Townsley

Wishes coming true thanks to Ken’s generosity

More than 50 children will see their dreams come true thanks to Blackpool multi-millionaire turned philanthropist Ken Townsley.

Bev Wood, chairman of the St Annes Enterprise Partnership

STEP up to help promote town

The St Annes Enterprise Partnership holds its first quarter community update session next week – and is inviting townsfolk to go along and find out more.

Business 1
A Virgin train service.

MP demands an end to London to Lancs great rail fare rip-off

A Fylde MP is demanding to know why some Lancashire rail users are paying more than three times the price to get to London than other travellers.

News 10
Cameras will be installed on the A583

Speed cameras set for October

Work to install average speed cameras on a key road into Blackpool will not begin until October, The Gazette can reveal.

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