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UPDATED: Disruption for Blackpool passengers as flight operator grounded

Flights in and out of Blackpool Airport continue to be disrupted while a Czech operator is being investigated by aviation authorities.
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Blackpool Tower

Did Hitler want to make resort his playground?

It’s a story that has been told many times before, but the airing of a new TV series has seen it resurface: Hitler loved Blackpool so much he spared it from the wrath of the Luftwaffe and planned to turn it into his own personal holiday destination.

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Leslie Heyes and his staff, pictured in 1973 at a party thrown by the Opera House summer season star Danny La Rue (centre) 
Les is at the table on the left

Memories from the front line of 50s theatre

Blackpool in the 1950s was as exciting as Hollywood – or as exciting as we thought it was in Hollywood.

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The Food Agency will not charge home bakers up to �300 for inspections

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.

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Hearty meal on a dark night

Hearty meal on a dark night

It was a wild, stormy and very dark night when we gingerly crawled our way along the miles of narrow country lanes.

Charlie Carioli with his son

The big stars of the big top

Roll-up, roll-up... for a peek inside the archives of the famous Tower Circus.

Tapas at Ziggy's

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire.
How will you eat your pancakes on Tuesday?

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!
Wooden handmade swing.

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gifts

Check out these fantastic gift ideas for those green-fingered folk...

James Martin.

Five minutes with... James Martin: Enjoying French adventures and lots of French cuisines

Saturday mornings couldn’t be more different for James Martin, now he’s longer getting up at 5am to host Saturday Kitchen.

Hampton Manor Hotel.

Travel review: Hampton Manor provides a treat to the taste buds

Attention all foodies! If it’s fine dining under a Michelin Star that tempts your taste buds, then pack your bags and head to Hampton Manor.

Gin Festival is coming to Blackpool

National gin festival will be quite the tonic

Gin lovers of Blackpool rejoice, the UK’s original Gin Festival is visiting the town for the first time ever.

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Fun in Ashton Gardens. The sack race at St Annes Carnival.

Children’s festival sparks big interest

Organisers of a children’s festival planned for St Annes have been encouraged by the backing it has received from the community.

Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Brendan Cole All Night Long

Brendan Cole All Night Long

I may not have been alone on this Valentine’s date with a difference but my evening with Brendan Cole was certainly one to remember.

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Arnold Villa and Westover

The story behind two historic Blackpool villas

150-year-old tales of intrigue surround a pair of elegant homes built on South Shore’s Lytham Road.

The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

ML Fleetwood

The majestic North Euston Hotel was originally commissioned and paid for by Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood at a cost of nearly �30,000. 
Designed by the London architect Decimus Burton, it got is name from the fact that at the time travellers from London to Scotland could only get a train as far as Fleetwood and had to catch a boat to Ardrossan. The hotel opened in 1841. At the end of the hotel was a public bath house and also a jetty (where the pier is today) for the use of hotel guests. All had been demolished before 1900. / historical / 1940s?

Without him, the port we know now would never have existed

There may not – yet – be a statue of him in Fleetwood.

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Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted. Here are the top charity shops in the area.
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Joanne Kendall, Christine Howe and founder Bev Sykes at a Just Good Friends awareness event

‘Effect of loneliness must never be underestimated’

The founder of a companionship group which has quickly proved a massive hit in St Annes is looking to expand it across the whole of Fylde.

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