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UN peace-keeping mission a success

Soldiers from the Fylde coast have been welcomed home after a “successful” peace-keeping mission.

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One lane of the M55 has been closed

Bus breakdown sparks M55 fire alert

Fire crews were called to the M55 following reports a double decker bus might be on fire

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David Haythornthwaite of Tangerine Holdings and AFC Fylde

Exports results boost Fylde team

The man behind AFC Fylde’s amazing promotion drive has said the parent company is going from strength to strength thanks to exports.

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Phil Nuttall of RiverCruising and The Cruise Village on Highfield Road

Blackpool firm cruises to national award

Blackpool specialist holiday firm RiverCruising.co.uk has won a national customer service award.

Business
John Cockburn with a Lightning fighter

Test pilot had to parachute into hen run

A Fylde fighter test pilot who was forced to parachute into a chicken coop when his jet crashed has died aged 79.

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RMT members will walk out on Friday

Train operator reveals Friday strike timetable

Northern Rail will operate two trains an hour from Blackpool during strike action this week.
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United Utilities is preparing to install a 3km pipe

Mini flotilla hard at work off Fylde coast

Typical... you wait all day for one ship, then three turn up at once.

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Will Smith

Resort's Will Smith coup branded 'truly amazing'

Blackpool’s tourism bosses are hoping superstar Will Smith will help put the resort in the national spotlight and attract more acts to perform on the unique festival headland.

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Jules Burton of Roseacre who is hoping to have a judge's ruling overturned on a fracking public inquiry

Fylde resident to challenge fracking planning inquiry ruling

A Fylde man has launched a new legal bid to overturn a judge’s decision to allow the re-opening of a planning inquiry into a fracking drill site.

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VIDEO: ‘See the abuse for yourself’ - Muslim mum sets hijab challenge after supermarket attack

A Muslim mum is challenging women across the UK to try on the traditional 'hijab' headscarf - so they can see what it is like to be excluded from society or even abused.
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Reform Health Club biggest losers Karen Robinson and Mark Holden

Losing helps Karel win top prize

Karel Robinson is a real loser.

And that’s official!

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Photo Neil Cross
Ella Singleton, 11, won a giant Easter egg from Mr Simms and donated it to all the staff at Brian House.
Ella with Mina Scott from Houndshill, Gemma Nutall from Mr Simms and Health Care Assistants Shauna Wilson and Rachel Hennessey

An eggs-tra special gift

Kind-hearted Ella Singleton gave a real ‘sweet’ gift to a group of people who truly care.

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Lee Dainty, of St Leonards Road, was last seen around midday on Wednesday, April 19
Pic: Lancs Police

APPEAL: Police 'increasingly concerned' after boy goes missing for nearly a week

Police are becoming increasingly concerned after a 15-year-old boy from Blackpool went missing nearly a week ago.
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Holly Sergeant, 24, said she handed over �2,000 for her dream wedding dress from Dan Kerr - money she says is now lost (Pic: YouTube/Holly Sergeant)

DAN KERR: YouTube blogger says she ‘paid £2,000 dress that wasn’t ordered’

A popular YouTube blogger said she is among those left empty-handed and out-of-pocket after the sudden closure of a Blackpool bridal firm.

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Trish Deykin loved her job as a crime scene investigator when she began to experience unexplained symptoms that increasingly interfered with her work.

Multiple sclerosis sufferers welcome potential breakthrough

Multiple sclerosis sufferers have welcomed a potential breakthrough in finding treatments for the devastating condition.

Offbeat
Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons have recalled certain batches of its Trimmed Beans because they may contain small pieces of metal.

Offbeat
Jean Stansfield Memorial Park in Poulton. Picture from Google maps

Four boys taken to hospital after park fight

Police were called to a Poulton park after punches were thrown between two groups of teenagers.

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Over-exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer

Warning over skin cancer rise in Fylde coast young

An increasing number of young people are being diagnosed with skin cancer, an expert has warned.

Health 1
Scene from the film The Bentley Effect

Fylde visit for Australian fracking film trio

Film makers from Australia will be coming to the Fylde next month to show their movie about the battle between a local community and shale gas companies.

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Pete Dunville has a distinctive tribal-style tattoo on the left side of his face
Pic: Lancs Police

WANTED: Blackpool man wanted for failing to answer bail

A 47-year-old man from Blackpool is wanted by police after failing to answer bail in relation to driving offences, say police.

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