Soldier teaching Iraqi and Kurdish forces to save lives

A Blackpool medic has told how she is helping train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the battle to defeat Islamic State.

Coun John Fillis

£23m road repairs will benefit Fylde and Wyre

A bumper £23m will be spent on repairing Lancashire’s roads, footpaths and cycle routes in the next financial year, with Fylde and Wyre residents among those set to benefit.

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Would you change your vote?

Brexit: We still want OUT!

Exclusive Gazette poll shows that almost three-quarters would vote leave again.
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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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BREXIT: How would you vote now?

BREXIT: How would you vote now?

Voters in the Fylde Coast were clear - we want OUT of Europe.

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County Hall

More cash needed for County Hall revamp

Cash-strapped council chiefs have been told they need to find £4m for ‘urgent’ work to maintain their County Hall headquarters.

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Scientists at United Utilities discovered the crypto bug in routine tests

Scientists still don’t know what caused Lancashire’s crypto contamination

Lancashire’s “Watergate” scandal has taken more than 2,200 staff hours to investigate – and still scientists don’t have a clue what caused it.

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Coun Mike Barrowclough, who represents Rossall on Wyre Council

Councillor in hot water over ‘cesspool’ slur’

Blackpool’s political and tourism leaders have hit back at an online slur by a member of a neighbouring authority in which the town was referred to as ‘cesspool’.

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Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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Coun Tony Williams

Call to co-ordinate Blackpool schools holiday dates

A Blackpool councillor is calling for school holiday dates to be co-ordinated across the town.

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Mark Bamforth

Bamforth’s by-election delight

Mark Bamforth has won back his seat on Fylde Council.

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County Hall

Council tax to rise as Lancashire County Council approves budget

Lancashire County Council has approved a 4% rise in Council Tax and agreed to provide an extra £500,000 for road safety measures.

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Former Mayor Lily Menderson and a previous (much bigger) mayoral car

Counting cost of a limo for mayor

They are the civic figureheads of towns and cities, attending hundreds of community events and representing their areas on high-profile occasions.

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Jobs, Friends and Houses, a social enterprise that offers employment and training to ex-offenders and people recovering from addiction.

Lancashire Police and Blackpool Council save failing business Jobs, Friends and Houses

An award-winning company that has received more than £1m in public money has been taken over by Blackpool Council and Lancashire Police after getting into financial trouble.

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How the revamped Kirkham station will look

Cash available to solve station parking crisis

Cash set aside to improve Kirkham and Wesham station should be used to end nearby residents’ parking misery, campaigners have said.

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Hundreds protested against Trumps travel ban in Preston on Monday

Thousands call for a ban on Trump’s visit

More than 28,000 people from across Lancashire have so far signed a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from making a state visit to the UK.

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Work continues on the Broughton Bypass plan

Traffic report could shape Lancashire housing plans

A detailed traffic report into the A6 could shape the future of housing in and around Garstang.

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Paul Maynard

MP slams bank closure double whammy

A Blackpool MP has slammed bank bosses over a ‘double-whammy’ of bank closures.

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