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Four face off in controversial by-election poll

Mark Bamforth will face three rivals in his bid to win back his former Fylde Council seat in next month’s by-election.

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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 %.

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Prime minister May

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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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.

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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.

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Mark Bamforth

Deadline looms for by-election candidates

Nominations close tomorrow for the Fylde Council by-election in Lytham’s St John’s Ward.

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Blackpool Council has written off �600k of debt.  Pictured is Blackpool Town Hall.

Blackpool Council writes off £600,000 of debts

Town hall chiefs have been forced to write off £626,000 of debts and uncollected business rates including nearly £100,000 owed by a charity.

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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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Dog owners out in force at protest walkies

Campaigning pet owners - objecting over proposed new council changes to dog control in Fylde - were out in protest again with their canine companions.

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MP Ben Wallace

Minister’s warning on security

Wyre MP and Government minister Ben Wallace is calling on county residents to be cyber and security aware – especially if they work in defence or other security sensitive industries.

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Ben Wallace

Voters have their say on how ‘sexy’ our MPs are

Politicians know to their cost not to take too much notice of opinion polls.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington died in Iraq

‘Top bloke’ Snowball died protecting UK

Tributes have been paid to a ‘talented’ Weeton soldier who died in Iraq.

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Theresa May

Prime Minister promises town will get ‘fairer society’ in 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has written a New Year message for people in Blackpool.

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Lancashire Police

How much is Lancashire’s thin blue line worth to you?

The battle goes on to protect frontline policing staff as the public faces a tough choice on how Lancashire’s force is funded.

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The projects in Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde are aiming to cut the number of homeless people

£1.2m boost for housing across Fylde

The Fylde coast has received a £1.2m cash boost for two projects linked to tackling housing issues.

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Coun Andrea Kay is calling for safety measures on Lawsons Road where a tennager was injured recently Coun Andrea Kay is calling for safety measures on Lawsons Road where a tennager was injured recently

Councillor to ‘fight’ for road safety moves

A councillor says she will lead the charge for safety measures on a busy Thornton road after a teenager was left with multiple broken bones in a horror crash.

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Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

The three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire have each issued a Christmas message.

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Coun David Borrow

Funding plan for social care is ‘rubbish’

Plans to allow local authorities to speed up council tax rises to help bridge the yawning gap in social care services have been described as “pretty rubbish” by the man in charge of Lancashire’s finances.

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Coun Geoff Driver criticised plans to offer Lancashire County Council employees �500  to recruit social workers

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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