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Protesters launch 'lock-on' protest at Cuadrilla site

A road has been partially blocked after eight people chained themselves to the gates outside Cuadrilla, say police.
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Decision to deny Turk living in Blackpool a visa is quashed

A budding entrepreneur who was denied a visa to stay in Blackpool got the decision overturned by a High Court judge.

Crime
The attack happened at around11.30pm on January 28at Scrooges Wine Bar in Milbourne Street.

Man loses teeth and suffers broken jaw in bar attack

A 21-year-old man suffered a broken jaw and lost several teeth when he was punched by two men outside a Blackpool bar, say police.
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Darren Crawford, 36, of Knowle Avenue, Blackpool, was jailed for five years for burglary.

Blackpool burglar who targeted the elderly left OAP in tears

A burglar who targeted the homes of four vulnerable people including an amputee and stroke victim during a three hour crime spree has been jailed for five years.

Crime
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 28-03-17

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

Crime
Headteacher Dave McPartlin outside Flakefleet Primary school

Fleetwood headteacher’s anger at school-run parkers

Irresponsible school run parkers are still endangering children’s lives, teachers have warned.

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Blackpool Beer and Cider Festival at the Winter Gardens.  Pictured is Ann Shawcross.

Cheers! Raising a glass to real ale bonanza

More than 1,500 turned out at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens for a real ale festival.

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Labour is calling on ministers to consider introducing a concessionary reduced fare system

Government urged to make bus travel more affordable for teenagers

It is cheaper for a group of young people to book an Uber ride than travel by bus, Andy Burnham has said as Labour urged the Government to slash fares for teenagers.
Offbeat
Are you looking for Mr Right?

Could your bridal party be on new TV show Always The Bridesmaid?

Do you fancy appearing on this new dating show?
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Adam Harrison

Drugs man disappears from Kirkham prison

Police are appealing for information after a 33-year-old man failed to return to prison.

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Linda has been diagnosed with a secondary cancer

Linda Nolan diagnosed with secondary cancer

Blackpool born Coleen Nolan has revealed that her sister Linda has been diagnosed with secondary cancer.

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Newborns are highly vulnerable to infections

Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
Offbeat
(L-R) Amanda Mitchell, Ellen Whitely and Irene James outside the Tyldesley Conservative Club in Blackpool

Social club pays out £35k in ‘sexism’ row with three female members

A Conservative social club was forced to pay out £35,000 after three female members were branded ‘witches’ during alleged sexist abuse.

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Missing Carol Waugh has been found

UPDATE: Woman, 70, missing from home is found

Police have reported that a 70-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Bispham has been found.
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Language: host Russell Brand

Watchdog considers Comic Relief probe after complaints over swearing and sound

TV watchdog Ofcom is considering whether to launch an investigation into the BBC's Red Nose Day telethon after the fundraiser sparked more than 150 complaints.
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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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The male tourist dances in comic fashion before a Scots guardsmen makes him think again. (Photo: lokirna md45/YouTube)

‘Get yersel’ away!’ Queen's guard soldier yells at dancing tourist outside St James's Palace

A video showing a Queen’s guard soldier yelling in a broad Scots dialect at a dancing tourist outside London’s St James’s Palace has proved to be a big hit online.

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When the sun’s out, the fun’s out!

Blackpool emerged from the gloom of winter this weekend as the sunny weather brought fun-seekers out of hibernation.

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Angler Bill Redman

Last resting place for angler’s ashes

An angler will forever be remembered at ponds where he fished thanks to glass-blower John Ditchfield.

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Many residents were in the middle of eating their breakfast when the alarms sounded and were forced to make their way outside while a member of staff put out the fire.

Guests evacuated after tumble dryer fire at Blackpool hotel

Over 100 people were evacuated from a sea-front hotel after a tumble dryer caught fire, say fire services.
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