Engineers will start work today on building new sea defences along the Fylde.
The £86m scheme at Rossall and Anchorsholme will be one of the largest in the UK.
The Conservative MP for Fylde has resigned as a ministerial aide following allegations in a sunday newspaper about his personal life. Mark Menzies, who was elected as an MP in 2010, stood down last night as a parliamentary private secretary to Alan Duncan.
A 21-year-old terminal cancer patient from the Fylde is encouraging people to talk about their dying wishes. Kim Rossall is leading a poster campaign to encourage other patients to tell people how they want to spend their final days. Elaine Willcox went to meet her.