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Football coach denies indecently assaulting young player

A football coach accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a young player he taught has made his first appearance at court.

Crime
Booths, Lytham

Pedestrian injured in car park collision

A pedestrian was treated for minor injuries following a collision in a supermarket car park.

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Pet microchipping

Free-micro-chipping sessions

Dog owners can have their pets micro-chipped at a special session in Poulton later this month.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Vic’s promise as estates department is split into subsidiary company

The estates department at Blackpool’s hospital trust is to become a subsidiary company in a move bosses hope will save up to £2.5 million a year in tax, it has emerged.

Health
Mark Robinson, MD Vantage Motor Group

Blackpool man was proud to have proven teacher wrong

A Blackpool entrepreneur said today he had achieved a boyhood dream and proved a teacher wrong by acquiring a motor dealership in the resort.

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A happy family with well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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MPs Mark Menzies and Gordon Marsden at Dahlia's Kitchen for Small Business Saturday

Fylde coast MPs back our small businesses

Fylde coast MPs from opposing parties teamed up to champion the wide variety of small businesses for Small Business Saturday – an initiative that is now in its fourth year in the UK.

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Paul Hardy of Napthens

Resort law man takes up commercial role

A Blackpool solicitor has been named the head of Commercial Property at regional law firm Napthens.

Business
People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as �50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.

Fivers with Jane Austin engraving could be worth £50,000

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

Offbeat
The scene in Edlington where two boys were found injured

Brothers who inflicted 'prolonged, sadistic violence' on child victims now free and fighting for anonymity

A judge is being asked to give indefinite anonymity to two brothers who tortured two young boys in a bout of "prolonged, sadistic violence" when they were 10 and 11 years old.
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Job losses have been announced at Blackpool Council.  Pictured is Blackpool Town Hall.

Austerity in Blackpool: Next round of cuts are ‘beginning of the end’

Council chiefs today revealed 150 jobs are set to be axed in Blackpool as they look to make savings of £18.7m next year.

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Have your say on new Fylde dog rule proposals

Have your say on new Fylde dog rule proposals

A survey over proposed major changes to dog control in Fylde is now live and residents are being invited to have their say.

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A police officer looks on as two council workers search the drains in Lytham Road, South Shore, close to where a man was stabbed

BREAKING: Drains searched as stab probe continues

Police and council workers are searching drains in Lytham Road, South Shore, this morning, close to where a man was stabbed at the weekend.

Crime
Household Waste Recycling Centre, Jameson Road, Fleetwood

Waste collection services to change

Wyre’s green waste collection service will be suspended for a short period from December 16 to January 16.

Environment
Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

Lifestyle
Police officers will be using saliva testing kits alongside the standard breath tests

Morning after drive warning

Revellers over Christmas and New Year have been warned by police that they could still be over the limit the day after their celebrations.

Crime
Micah Jebb from Poulton, and Ross Spence, from Thornton lay claim to the shingle bank by naming it Rosmic Island - a mix of their names

All hail Rosmic island!

We hereby name this island!

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Blackpool Sixth Form

There’s art in store for Blackpool Sixth Form students

Art and design work by Blackpool students is currently on show at a major town store.

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Milly

It’s Miaow-y Christmas!

Last year The Gazette took on a challenge to rehome one needy dog every day in the run-up to Christmas.

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Fence at Clifton Primary School, Clitheroe Road, St Annes.

March planned for tragic boy

A young boy who died from suspected meningitis at the weekend has been named.

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