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Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today.
Business
Blackpool and the Fylde College is one of four Lancashire colleges selected

Lancashire colleges to pioneer new 'T level', announces minister

Four Lancashire colleges have been picked to pioneer a new ‘T level’ qualification.

Education
Labour MP for Blackpool South, Gordon Marsden

Probation staff set for protest by the Tower in Blackpool

Probation staff who work for the National Probation Service, and 21 privatised community rehabilitation companies, were set to stage a day of protest to call for a pay rise this afternoon.

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Preston has 24 betting shops and 87 FOBTs.

REACTION: Maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals reduced to £2

The maximum stake on the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.
Business
An investigation has been launched into services on Northern

Probe launched into 'inadequate' Northern train services

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called for an official investigation into Northern Rail after being bombarded with complaints about its service from passengers since the start of the year.

Politics
Karen Henshaw

St Annes mayor staying on for second year

Karen Henshaw is to stay on for a second year as St Annes town mayor.

News

£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.
News

£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
News
County hall

Payroll errors cost council almost £500,000

Hundreds of council employees carried on being paid even after they left, landing cash-strapped Lancashire County Council with a bill of almost half a million pounds.
Politics
Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden

Blackpool South MP warns delays mean more foodbank use

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden says research which shows more people using foodbanks is reflected here in the resort.

News
Michael Daley, 66, was refused permanent residence in the UK in 2015, despite living in Blackpool since he was a toddler and both parents being born in Lancashire.

‘I feared I’d be deported after 60 years here’

A Blackpool man says he went through a nightmare trying to prove his British citizenship after a problem similar to those suffering over the Government’s Windrush scandal.

News
Big Brexit Survey

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

Politics
Lytham Library has been closed since September 2016

Lytham library plan launched by friends group

A group lobbying for the reopening of Lytham library hopes its campaign has taken a major step forward.

News
Ted Robbins unveils a new defibrillator as part of the Lancashire Lifesavers campaign.

Comic actor Ted Robbins backs new defibrillator campaign

Comedian and actor Ted Robbins knows more than most how much he has to be grateful for on the health front.
News

You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

News
MP Paul Maynard

Blackpool MP calls for brine review

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has called for a review of proposals to dump millions of tonnes of brine into the Irish Sea.

Environment
Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden

Blackpool South MP says plans to fund free bus travel will help tens of thousands across resort

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden says Labour’s plans to fund free bus travel for under 25s will help tens of thousands of young people across the resort.

News
The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Environment
Shale gas firm Cuadrilla wants to drill at Roseacre Wood

Fracking inquiry into Cuadrilla's Roseacre Wood plans gets underway in Blackpool

The opening arguments have been made in a fresh planning inquiry into plans for a second fracking site in Lancashire.

News
Sally Nash

Sally to carry on mum’s work after Fylde by-election win

The daughter of a councillor who suddenly died in December will carry on her mother’s work after being elected to her vacant seat on the council.

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