Pensions row campaigner to visit resort

The man leading a national review into the state pension age is set to visit Blackpool – where residents have the lowest life expectancy rate in the country.

News 3
Jet2 has indicated it will not return to Blackpool

‘Don’t sit on hands’ over airport sale

Blackpool Council should take an active role in the sale of Blackpool Airport.

News 9
Marmite - would you miss it?

Brexit blows up a storm in a Pot Noodle

Brexit is the Marmite of politics - you either love it or you loathe it.

Business 7
Marilyn Moorhouse (left) and Pauline Duncan of the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde WASPI group

‘I had two years to plan for 10 year wait on my pension’

When Marilyn Moorhouse gave up work on medical grounds, she believed she had just a few years until being eligible for her state pension.

News 4
Gordon Marsden

Blackpool MP’s fears for future college funding

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has warned higher education could face cuts as a result of the vote to leave the European Union.

Education 2

The Monsters invade Blackpool - and go on a bus tour

The Monster Raving Loony Party is holding its annual political conference in Blackpool this weekend.

News 1
Marcus Jones

Business rates re-evaluation is ‘good news’

The Government’s planned revaluation of business rates has been hailed as “good news” for Lancashire’s businesses.

Business 4
Thornton Library and Lecture Hall

Blackpool MP calls for public inquiry on Lancashire libraries closures

Lancashire County Council could be forced to defend its library closures at public inquiry, should a Blackpool MP get his way.

News 6
County Coun David Borrow

Report says council’s cash to last two years

Lancashire County Council is heading for financial disaster with its reserves set to run out by 2018/19, an independent report has found.

Politics 1
Coun Jennifer Mein

Cabinet dismisses pleas to save county libraries

It took less than two hours today for Lancashire County Council’s cabinet to sign the final execution papers for a host of Lancashire libraries and children’s centres - despite being forced to think again.

News 24
County Hall

Library decision to be debated today

County Hall chiefs are to look again at the controversial decision to close more than 100 buildings, including numerous local libraries, after protests from across Lancashire.

Coun. Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council, and Chairman of the Shadow Combined Authority (s)

Resort set to land political conference after years in the wilderness

Blackpool could be in line to hold one of the main party conferences again after nearly a decade in the wilderness.

Politics 19
Eddie Collett

Council stalwart’s son to run

Labour candidate David Collett has spoken of his poignant decision to run for the Tyldesley seat which his father Eddie held.

News 4
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool plans on display

Speak up on roads plan

Villagers are being urged to make their voices heard as proposals for a huge new dual carriageway are put to the public.

Transport 4
Leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese  , Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and former Chancellor George Osborne

‘Wobble over powerhouse is now resolved’

Former chancellor George Osborne said the Government was now “100 per cent committed” to his Northern Powerhouse project, despite a “wobble” when Theresa May became Prime Minister.

Politics 2
Blackpool North MP Paul Maynard

MP makes maiden speech at despatch

Blackpool North MP Paul Maynard made his maiden speech at the famous Despatch Box as a newly promoted Government Minister.

News 5
MP Mark Menzies

MP’s call for action on ‘shysters’

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has called on the Government to beef up its plans to sanction cold callers who breach direct marketing guidance.

News 4
Protesters calling for Cleveleys Library to be saved

Wyre and Fylde libraries sell-off decision challenge

County councillors have been asked to reconsider the controversial sell off of library and children’s services buildings in Wyre and Fylde.

News 1
County Hall

Refuges spared in big cuts cull

Nine refuges for victims of domestic violence have been thrown an £800,000 cash lifeline by the county council.

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu celebrates the Crossroads Mission at Preston Flag Market

Crossroads Mission success at spreading word

Thousands respond to call of Christ as four-day extravaganza deemed to have carried a potent message

Load more