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Ex-boss of BHS pays £363 million into pension pot

Sir Philip Green has paid £363 million to settle the pension schemes of collapsed retailer BHS.

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Lemon Pancake

Revealed: the UK’s most-loved pancake topping

It’s Shrove Tuesday - traditionally the day in the religious calendar which precedes Lent.

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Kylie Hutchison from lawyer Irwin Mitchell reads out a statement on behalf of relatives outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Grieving relatives of the Tunisia attack to sue tour operator

Grieving relatives of some of the British victims of the Tunisia terror attack plan to sue tour operator TUI after a coroner ruled all 30 were unlawfully killed.

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Tobias 'Toby' O'Neill

Making a difference for little Toby

Big-hearted Blackpool residents are rallying round to help improve life for a much-loved little boy.

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Stacey Simpson, indepedent domestic abuse advisor, at  Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A listening ear and a helping hand

Victims of domestic abuse now have someone on-hand to support them when in hospital or working within the health service.

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 The Pretty Muddy charity event, Lawsons Field, Blackpool.

Rallying call for pink power

Women on the Fylde coast are being urged to banish the winter blues by getting active in preparation for this year’s Race For Life Blackpool events.

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Next Bond? Ryan Gosling in and earlier role as Sgt. Jerry Wooters in Gangster Squad

Ryan Gosling has James Bond odds slashed after keeping his cool amid Oscar chaos

La La Land star Ryan Gosling may have missed out on an Oscar but his composure amidst the chaos that surrounded the best picture prize has catapulted him into the running to be named the next James Bond.

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Kate Smith has written a book under the pseudonym Felicity Trundle called My Cancer Journey in Poetry

Truly written from the heart

When Kate Smith was given her diagnosis of an extremely rare form breast cancer, she felt as if her world had ended.

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Steve Bell and Rose Bell of Medlar Farms inspect their strawberries

Farm’s early crop is berry good news

It is as summer as sangria and sun cream.

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Danny Clifford of former Birmingham City football player Denis Thwaites, 70, and his wife Elaine, 69, who lived in Blackpool, who were among the 30 Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre

UPDATE: British victims of Tunisia massacre "unlawfully killed"

All 30 British victims of the 2015 Tunisia terror attacker, including Blackpool couple Denis and Elaine Thwaites, were "unlawfully killed", the coroner has said.
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The bibas at Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Small Business of the Year-Healthpoint (Blackpool).

Blackpool health and beauty firm in £6.5m deal

A producer of consumer beauty and healthcare products has been bought in a £6.5m deal which will allow it to expand.

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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence subject of Arts Society lecture

Lawrence of Arabia is the subject of Fylde Decorative and Fine Arts Society’s March lecture, which takes place at St Annes United Reformed Church, St George’s Road, on Wednesday afternoon.

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Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Fancy getting your kit off with the aim to find true love?

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Our health workers  suffering ‘anxiety and stress epidemic’

Our health workers suffering ‘anxiety and stress epidemic’

They are the people we turn to when we are sick but NHS staff in the North West have highest rate of sickness in the country. Catherine Musgrove explores just why

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Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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David Buck

Blackpool flights axed as airline ban continues

Troubled airline Van Air will operate no flights into Blackpool today.

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Coun Mike Barrowclough, who represents Rossall on Wyre Council

Councillor in hot water over ‘cesspool’ slur’

Blackpool’s political and tourism leaders have hit back at an online slur by a member of a neighbouring authority in which the town was referred to as ‘cesspool’.

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Anti-fracking rally at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Anger rises as Fylde coast fracking protests ramp up

Protesters are set to ramp up the fights against fracking this spring despite a row following a rally at the weekend.

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It is your legal right to appeal to any the schools on your original application.

Anger as one in six children miss out on secondary school places

Thousands of children in Lancashire will miss out on their first choice school on March 1, according to a new study.

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Kelsea Peach and Debbie Rainford-Read from Pick n Mix who are celebrating 20 years in business

Blackpool woman’s 20 years’ in business

A Blackpool mum is celebrating 20 years in business –serving up snacks on Central Drive.

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