As part of National Apprentice Week, North West business leaders have revealed what advice they would give to their 17-year-old selves.
Work will start today on a £66 million exhibition centre and hotel complex on Liverpool's historic waterfront.
A top-secret stealth drone, built by BAE Systems in Lancashire, has carried out its first successful test flights from Warton.
Co-op's chief executive Euan Sutherland said: "If we get an overwhelming response that says customers don't see the link between funding a political party, it will be impossible for us not to take action and ignore it."
1.2 million passengers travelled through Manchester Airport in January 2014, a figure almost 5% higher than the previous year. The increase means that a total of 20.7 million passengers travelled through the airport in the last 12 months.
Co-op's chief executive Euan Sutherland said: "In recent years The Co-operative Group has lost touch with its customers - we haven't been listening."
He added: "We will be asking people up and down the country what they believe The Co-operative should really stand for.
The Co-op is launching it's biggest ever online nationwide poll, asking people to have their say on the group's future after admitting it "lost touch" with customers and communities.
Lancashire Police have said they are "disappointed" with Blackpool Council Licensing committee's decision not to introduce a restriction on sales of alcohol in the town.
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Bates said:
We are extremely disappointed at the decision not to grant the Early Morning Restriction Order.
A weight of evidence was presented in support of the council’s application that amply demonstrated the real impact of late night excessive drinking has on the quality of life, crime and disorder for Blackpool’s, residents and visitors.
Personal and extensive testimonies were presented to the committee by police, ambulance staff, hoteliers, railway, shop and post office workers which all gave first hand insights into the real problems they see and face.
The evidence we presented in support of the council’s application clearly demonstrated a reasonable measure, ceasing the serving of alcohol at 3am.
This would impact upon a few but would benefit the rest of Blackpool. The issue of risk and harm through excessive alcohol consumption remains a high priority for the police and all partners.Lancashire Constabulary is committed to work with the all parties to ensure that Blackpool is a place where residents and visitors can safely enjoy.
The leader of Blackpool Council says the decision not to introduce a restriction on the late night sale of alcohol in the town is "disappointing".
Cllr Simon Blackburn said:
“Needless to say, this decision is disappointing. The Council will now need to focus its efforts on examining other ways in which the huge problems caused by late night drinking can be tackled.
“Of all the many objections to the EMRO, nobody suggested that late night drinking in Blackpool was not a problem - so that is a good starting point.
“Our efforts to improve the town's economy, the public health and the visitor experience are all reliant upon a solution to this problem being found. We would like that solution to one that is acceptable to the licensed trade, the Police, the Council and the NHS.
“It will be vital that the recommendations of the committee are taken seriously and produce tangible early results. It is not acceptable to continue to let the problems of late night drinking and violence to harm our economy and disrupt the lives of our residents.”
Blackpool Council’s licensing committee has voted against the introduction of an Early Morning Restriction Order on the sale of alcohol in the the town.
The order would have seen a 3am restriction on the sale of alcohol.
Cllr Adrian Hutton, Chairman of the Licensing Committee, said: “After careful consideration of all the evidence the committee has voted against the introduction of an Early Morning Restriction order.
“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to speak and provide us with information in relation to this decision.”