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Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection. County Coun Azhar Ali has drawn up a wish list of projects, including work at Preston station and improved routes into Yorkshire, which he says are

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday. The council has been advised it is at risk of acting illegally after Coun Alan Vincent presented a controversi

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Wyre Council defends pool holiday closure

The full details of Garstang’s only public swimming closing for the summer have been revealed. Garstang YMCA Swimming Centre will close from July 24 until September 4 for a major refurbishment. It will see Garstang residents having to travel at least 12

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works. Network Rail is warning passengers that no train services wi

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Night with the stars for cancer fight mum

Entertainers have joined forces in the latest fundraising bid for seriously ill grandmother’s treatment at a private clinic in Germany. Janet Colgan is receiving specialist treatment for stomach cancer not available on the NHS, costing £1,500 a day. And

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Online dating con woman hit by court delay

An infatuated account manager at a Blackpool solicitors who stole more than £500,000 to send to a man she met on an internet dating site will have to wait until October to learn her fate. Pam Wareing, 54, stole the cash from a client account at Easthams

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Health advice as oil and tar balls wash up on Fylde coast

With people being urged to keep their pets and children away from the oil spill currently affecting the Fylde coast, health advice has been issued for anybody who has already come into contact with it. Read more: Cleveleys sea off limits and ferry servic

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Cleveleys sea off limits and ferry service suspended after oil spill

Wyre Council said people should stay out of the sea at Cleveleys following an oil spill. Oil and tar balls were seen in the tide and on the sand between Red Bank Road and Norbreck Castle in Bispham on Sunday, and have since been spotted as far north as C

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Museum plan axed at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens

The curtain has fallen on £26m plans for a museum of Blackpool’s entertainment heritage at the Winter Gardens. But the council, which said that an £8m funding shortfall was to blame despite the chance of getting a £15m Heritage Lottery grant later this y

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Blackpool: From the courts 18-07-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. Christopher Haithwaite, 46, threats wtih an offensive weapon Noise from a lorry’s refrigeration unit caused a man to snap and threaten HGV drivers with a 12-inch long knife

18 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Indian summer predicted as three months of hot weather could be on the way

The UK could be set to bask in three months of hot weather as an ‘African blast’ of hot air heads north to Britain. Forecasters say the UK is likely to enjoy higher than average temperatures between July and September with highs of as much as 36 degrees

17 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Party time as pupils earn praise for a perfect year

These smiling youngsters are top of the class – especially when it comes to turning up for class. They certainly proved punctuality pays off as they enjoyed a celebration for pupils with a 100 per cent attendance record for the year. Children from across

17 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Teen singer JoJo to join SlimeFest bill

Teenage singer JoJo Siwa will be performing at Nickelodeon’s SlimeFest being held at Blackpool Pleasure Beach later this year. She will sing her hit single ‘Boomerang’ for the first time in the UK, as well as two new songs. The 14-year-old said: “I’m so

17 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Unions back anti-fracking calls

North West trade unions have issued a statement against fracking in solidarity with continuing protests at Preston New Road. Protesters are picketing Cuadrilla’s test drilling site at Little Plumpton. Leading trade unionists said in a joint statement: “F

17 July 2017 in Regional North West
 

Blackpool: From the courts 17-07-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. Brandon Brook, 18, assaulting a police officer, disorderly behaviour, theft A teenager who ran amok in a hospital after being arrested when he caused a fracas at a supermark

17 July 2017 in Regional North West
 
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