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Fylde families caught up in nail bomb horror speak out

Families from across the Fylde coast were caught up in the confusion and panic after a suicide bomber set off the device that killed 22 people.

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The RMT has suspended planned strike action following the Manchester bombing

Rail strikes suspended following terror attack

Rail strikes planned for next week have been suspended as a show of 'solidarity' with the people of Manchester following yesterday's terror attack

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Isis have claimed responsibility for the atrocity

Islamic state claim responsibility for Manchester Arena suicide bombing

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bombing.

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A police cordon is in place around Manchester Arena

Chief constable pledges support to people of Manchester

Lancashire's chief constable has called for unity and vigilance in the wake of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

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A man has been arrested in connection with last night's incident

Man arrested in connection with terror attacks at Manchester Arena

A man has been arrested following the terror attack at Manchester Arena.
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Fly-tipping at the Hole in One pub, Lytham

Residents call for action over fly-tipping spate

Residents have called on Fylde council to act after a series of fly-tipping incidences across the borough.

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Blackpool: From the courts 23/05/17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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Emergency services at Manchester Arena

Homeless man cradled dying woman in his arms

A rough sleeper has tearfully described the moment a woman died in his arms from the explosion set off as fans left the Manchester Arena.
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Police close to the Manchester Arena the morning after a suspected terrorist attack at the end of a concert by US star Ariana Grande left 22 dead.

Region's football clubs shocked by Manchester Arena terror attack

Football clubs across the region have expressed shock and sadness after a bomb killed 22 people on Monday night.
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UPDATE: Children and young people confirmed among the dead after 'terrorist incident' in Manchester

Twenty two people were killed and 59 people were injured in the Manchester Arena attack on Monday night, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said.
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Andy Burnham: Manchester bombing an 'evil act' targeting children

Andy Burnham, the Greater Manchester metro mayor, has said the attack was an "evil act" that had caused anger, shock and hurt.
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MANCHESTER BOMBING: Everything we know so far

As details continued to emerge about the outrage - the worst terrorist attack since 52 innocent people were killed in the July 7 bombings in London in 2005:
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Latest statement on incident at Manchester Arena

MANCHESTER BOMBING: Latest police statement in full

Here is the statement by Chief Constable Ian Hopkins in full.
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From top to bottom, L-R: Bobby Vernon, Darron Rae, Paul Cragg, Marcus Bradley and William Skillen

Blackpool man jailed after drugs ring smashed

A Blackpool man has been sentenced to five years in jail after police smashed a multi-million pound drugs empire.

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Armed police at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig (Pic: Press Association)

'It shook my whole body' - Blackpool mum caught up in 'explosion' at Manchester Arena

A resort mum has spoken of her horror after being caught up in a suicide bomb blast at Manchester Arena.
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The firm is based on Fleetwood docks

Fish firm fined over dirty tables and cigarette ends

A Fleetwood fish procession business has been fined thousands of pounds for environmental health breaches.
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County Hall at Preston

UPDATE: Four leading council figures arrested

Four leading council figures have been arrested in swoops by police as part of Lancashire’s long-running One Connect investigation.

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This image of police at the BetFred store in Red Bank Road was submitted to The Gazette

Staff threatened with 'iron bar' in bookmaker raid

Staff at a Blackpool bookmaker were threatened by an armed raider who made off with £1,000 in cash.
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The man, named in Blackpool Magistrates as 47-year-old Michael Rhodes, was today in Royal Preston Hospital after the incident on Saturday.

Critically-ill 'single punch' attack victim named

A man left critically ill after a street attack in Blackpool could have his life-support machine switched off, a court has heard.

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David Hughes

Judge criticises gas rebel after 10-year meter rumpus

A sharp eyed judge told how he rumbled a couple who claimed they were victims of disability discrimination.

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