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Yobs spending a penny could cost £1.6m club dear

One of the biggest names in Blackpool clubs is set to open a £1.6m new venue – but he is more worried about people spending a penny outside.

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Warning over spate of thefts

Warning over spate of thefts

Police have issued a warning to residents following a spate of burglaries in Layton.

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CCTV images from distraction burglary in Westmorland Avenue

Plea to catch burglar who targeted nan

“Catch this man” – that is the plea from the great grandson of an elderly woman targeted by a distraction thief.

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Dean Wilcott dealing on the street in St Annes

Drugs gang jailed for flooding St Annes with heroin and crack cocaine

A gang which flooded St Annes with Class A drugs has been jailed for almost 30 years.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Noisy row sparked fracas

An argument in a house where the walls were thin caused a row between neighbours.

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Cannabis

Cannabis farm at warehouse

A man secretly allowed drug dealers to cultivate a £250,000 cannabis farm in business premises owned by his girlfriend’s father, a court has heard.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Bingo drink put woman over drink drive limit

Having a drink at a bingo session and then driving home cost a woman her job as a manageress.

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Daniel Sampson, of Lorne Road, Blackpool

Police hunt teen on run

A 19-year-old man from Blackpool is wanted by police after failing to attend court..

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Burglar avoids jail after skip firm break-in

Burglar avoids jail after skip firm break-in

A burglar who targeted a skip firm ended up confined to a wheelchair since the break in, a court was told.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Drug case man on run after ‘threats’

A man accused of possessing drugs has gone on the run.

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Dad asked police for bed before damage

Dad asked police for bed before damage

A dad of three was so desperate for accommodation he rang up police saying he wanted a bed for the night.

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Rowan O'Connell outside court

Troll who called dead teenager a ‘monkey’ is rapped by court

An internet troll has been fined for posting an offensive comment online about a teenager who died in police custody.

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Norton was arrested after arriving at Blackpool police station drunk behind the wheel. He has now been sacked.

Drink-drive cop sacked - by same man who awarded him for bravery three years ago

A Blackpool policeman convicted of drink-driving on duty has been sacked – by the same man who once handed him a bravery award.

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Filthy conditions were found by health inspectors

PICTURES: Inside ‘dirty’ cafe fined £6,000 for hygiene shame

A ‘dirty’ cafe has been slapped with a £6,000 fine after a catalogue of shocking hygiene offences.

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Philip Fisher

£9,855 payback bill for ATM robber

A robber who was part of a gang that carried out terrifying armed raids in Preston, the Fylde and Lancaster has been ordered to pay back nearly £10,000 of his criminal gains.

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John Hewitt, 36, was wanted by police in Blackpool

Rape and kidnap suspect snared following manhunt

A man wanted in connection with serious offences including rape, false imprisonment, wounding, possession of a firearm, threats to kill and theft has been arrested.

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MEDICAL USE: Is it time for doctors to be allowed to presscribe cannabis to the public?

Time the law on cannabis use was potted for good?

Is it time decriminalise use of medical marijuana and legalise small-scale cultivation of the drug? Gary Potter, senior lecturer in criminology, at Lancaster University makes the case.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Driver had lock knife and gas spray in car

A disqualified driver was found to have a lock knife and a CS gas spray close to hand in his car.

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A dirty extractor fan

Hoteliers fined over hygiene

Two hoteliers who put their guests at risk because of their poor knowledge of basic hygiene and cleanliness have been fined.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Shoplifter’s lapse after two-years in the clear

A woman previously banned by an Anti-Social Behaviour Order from going into any shop in Fleetwood shoplifted in the port again.

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