Social worker shortage behind plans to offer staff £500 bonus

Lancashire County Council workers are being offered an unexpected ‘reward’.

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Central Car Park, Blackpool.

Blackpool council’s £3.7m profit from car parks

Cash-strapped Blackpool Council made almost £4m from drivers parking in the resort last year, it can today be revealed.

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Mark Bamforth during his time as postmaster on Warton Street, Lytham

Ousted councillor considers a return after support messages

A Lytham councillor who lost his seat because of illness is set to stand again in the forthcoming by-election.

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Job losses have been announced at Blackpool Council.  Pictured is Blackpool Town Hall.

Austerity in Blackpool: Next round of cuts are ‘beginning of the end’

Council chiefs today revealed 150 jobs are set to be axed in Blackpool as they look to make savings of £18.7m next year.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Fylde PM’s pledge over link road delay

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has quizzed the Prime Minister over the progress of a new M55 link road for Lytham and St Annes.

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County Hall

County hall saves further £12.32m in ‘unprecendented financial challenge’

Millions of pounds of extra savings have been found by Lancashire County Council to try to help balance the books, as the authority faces an “unprecedented financial challenge”.

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Bus services are being subsidised for another year

£2m set aside for bus routes

County Hall looks set to spend £2m to carry on providing subsidised bus services for another year.

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An artists impression of how the flats could look

£3.5m plans hit by delays

One of the most important planning applications in Fleetwood’s history will not be looked at until next year.

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Chris Grayling

Road repair fund to fill thousands of potholes

Transport chiefs on the Fylde coast will get money to repair thousands of potholes over the next year.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Coun David Borrow says services will continue to be delivered despite the closure of childrens centres, to be discussed at County Hall today

Centre closures scrutinised

The closure of children’s centres across Lancashire was due to be discussed today.

Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

Catch up with all the latest overnight news with our morning roundup

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

Philip Hammond will promise new money for broadband

UPDATED: Autumn Statement 2016

The National Living Wage is to increase by 30p an hour to £7.50 next year, but unions will continue to campaign for the rate to be extended to younger workers.

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Lancashire County Council

Council chiefs consider bid to extend school

Plans to build an extension to a St Annes school have been lodged with Lancashire County Council.

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Left Andrew Percy, Northern Powerhouse Minister, with right, Martin Kelly Director of Economic Development at Lancashire County Counci

Lancashire welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse ‘family’

Lancashire was today welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse “family” after the signing of a landmark agreement.

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President elect: Donald Trump

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.
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Today, America will finally find out who will lead it for the next five years.

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Weeton Barracks

Weeton barracks to be North West’s army HQ

The historic Duke of Lancaster’s regiment will be based at Weeton by 2022 at the latest, the Defence secretary said last night.

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