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Theresa May gives Lancashire medics her seal of approval

Two paramedics who set up a group to help colleagues traumatised by the job have been honoured by the Prime Minister.
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Police and council enforcement teams are joining forces in the town centre.  Lee Wilson and coun Gillian Campbell.

‘We want residents to start positively engaging with us and report issues’

Last month, The Gazette reported how council staff and police were joining forces under a new banner of ‘Team Blackpool’ to tackle issues affecting the resort.
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Coun David Collett

More help needed to give Blackpool's vulnerable ‘a voice’

A series of measures to ensure people with learning disabilities are not disadvantaged when it comes to health care have been approved by councillors.

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Lancashire County Council awarded a 104m healthcare contract to Virgin Care

Council 'misled' NHS trusts over £104m contract, says judge

A judge has slammed Lancashire County Council for “misleading” NHS Trusts over the £104m Virgin contract.

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Councillors Jim Hobson, Graham Cain and Luke Taylor

‘Freezer woes gave us food for thought’

Councillors who came to the rescue of Blackpool Food Partnership have seen first hand the work being done by staff and volunteers.

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Prime Minister Theresa May visited a hospital to announce the funding boost

NHS funding boost - will we see the difference on the wards?

Will Theresa May's funding boost really make a difference? Professor of health economics Maria Goddard crunches the numbers.

Health
The High Court case relates to a 104m contract for community health services

NHS trusts overturn Lancashire's £100m Virgin Care contract

Lancashire County Council has lost a legal ruling over privatised healthcare services in Fylde and Wyre.

Health
Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
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Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
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Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
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Former Fylde Council leader David Eaves

Funeral of former Fylde Council leader David Eaves to take place next week

The funeral of former Fylde Council leader David Eaves will take place next Monday at the White Church, Fairhaven.

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David Eaves in the Ansdell ward he represented for 11 years

Tributes to former Fylde Council leader

Tributes have been paid to former Fylde Council leader David Eaves, who has died of cancer.

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Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP welcomes moves to curb funeral poverty

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has welcomed two new reviews into the cost of funerals.

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William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.
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Lancashire councils could get new terror alert from MI5

Councils and other public sector organisations in Lancashire could in the future receive information about potential terror suspects from MI5.
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More problems on Northern trains

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.
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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.

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