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Inspections relief for home bakers

Charity bakers can breathe a sigh of relief after it was confirmed they will not be charged for kitchen inspections. Concerns were raised when The Food Standards Agency told The Gazette charges of up to £300 for home bakers were among a raft of options b

yesterday, 10:23 in Regional North West

Historic pride in port’s footballing heroes

With Fleetwood Town FC being named as one of the biggest sources of pride in the port by local residents, this week’s nostalgia page takes a look back at the history of the club. There have been many highs and lows for the Cod Army over the years from pr

Friday, 21:00 in Regional North West

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire. Vida Tapas and Bistro, Lytham Vida Tapas and Bistro, in Church Road, Lytham, topped our online poll, with 29 per cent of votes. The restaurant offers an eclectic take on traditional tapas wit

Friday, 12:50 in Regional North West

BAE Systems on the up after ‘good year’

Defence giant BAE Systems has reported a “good year” with operating profits up from £1.5bn in 2015 to £1.7bn. Sales in 2016 rose to £19bn, up from £17.9bn in 2015. BAE Systems employs around 13,000 people in its Military Air & Information business...

Friday, 11:37 in Regional North West

YELLOW WARNING: Met office issue rain warning for Lancashire

The Met Office have issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain in Lancashire. Residents in Lancashire have been warned to expect heavy rain all day on Saturday with the possibility of localised flooding and minor travel disruption. The latest weathe

Friday, 11:37 in Regional North West

Lancashire firm building on success

One of the region’s fastest growing housebuilders has further expanded its North West team with a number of senior appointments. Story Homes has grown considerably across Lancashire and the North West in 2016 and has recently appointed two Production Man

Friday, 11:32 in Regional North West

Blackpool Vic fears as patients left to wait hours

Hospital chiefs have again pleaded with patients to think carefully before attending A&E after services were once again stretched. Worried visitors told The Gazette had to wait hours to be triaged at Blackpool Vic on Wednesday night with dozens...

Friday, 11:24 in Regional North West

Thousands raised in name of brave Ollie

A fundraising ball organised by the friends and family of a seriously ill boy raised thousands of pounds for charity. Sport mad Ollie Alderson played for the Under 10’s at Thornton Cleveleys Football Club and was a member of his local golf course at Poul

Friday, 10:05 in Regional North West

MISSING: Man, missing for 7 weeks, may be in Blackpool

Police are searching for a man who has been missing for seven weeks and may be in Blackpool. Robert Dolan, 50, from Clydebank was last seen around 4.30pm on Wednesday 28 December 2016 and was reported missing Tuesday 7 February 2017, say police. He is de

Friday, 09:45 in Regional North West

Two arrested after police use stinger to stop stolen van

Two people have been arrested after a stolen van was stopped by police using a stinger in Bispham, say police. The vehicle was stopped on Red Bank Road at around 1.20am on 24 February after police spotted the stolen white van. Police used what they descr

Friday, 07:38 in Regional North West

Crackdown planned as tough new penalties introduced for using phone at wheel

Drivers caught using mobile phones at the wheel face losing their licence as tough new penalties come into force, police have warned. From Wednesday, new legislation comes into effect that means motorists who are caught using a mobile while driving will

Friday, 06:48 in Regional North West

Boys playing in field were approached by man who ‘offered cash for sex acts’

A man offered two young boys money to perform a sex act as they played in a field, a court has heard. The mother of one of the boys became suspicious after the youngsters, aged 10 and 12, arrived home with a bucket of odds and ends from defendant Andrew

Friday, 06:48 in Regional North West

Blackpool: From the courts 24-02-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. An elderly man with one leg broke his sex offenders order when he went to stay at a relative’s home where there was two children. Wheelchair-user Mervyn Spencer, 66, had a Sexual Har

Friday, 06:48 in Regional North West

Powerhouse fund launched

Small and medium-sized businesses in the North West could be set to benefit from the new £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund from the Business Bank. The money, which includes £184m from the he European Investment Bank, is designed to boost the Nort

Thursday, 11:56 in Regional North West

Footballer’s homes firm seeking buyer

The Wyre business taken over by a former Premier League footballer has been put in administration. Flitcraft Ecobuild which was set up by former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City player Garry Flitcroft ins now being administered by Refresh Recovery of

Thursday, 11:44 in Regional North West

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