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Police appeal after man and woman go missing

Police are appealing for information after a woman and a man went missing from Blackpool.

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Tesco to scrap use of 5p carrier bags

Tesco to scrap use of 5p carrier bags

Tesco is to scrap their 5p carrier bag charge, however, there is a catch.

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Paul and Norma Booth with a TVR Tasmin.

Village green transformed for motor show

A normally tranquil Fylde coast village was transformed into a hotbed of hot rod action.., all for a good cause.

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Amber Rudd

Police union hit back at home secretary over pressures on service

The union which represents serving police officers in Lancashire has accused Home Secretary Amber Rudd of being in ‘cloud cuckoo land’ over the pressure on officers.

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The Mercedes got stuck in the mud at Lytham

Stuck car left to the tide

Coastguard crews were called out when a driver got his vehicle stuck in the mud of the Ribble Estuary.

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Blackpool's promotion heroes could be received by mayor Ian Coleman

Promotion heroes could be received by mayor of Blackpool

Talks are expected to open tomorrow about a civic reception for Blackpool's promotion heroes.

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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Climate change keeps you awake

Climate change keeps you awake

Sleepless nights are set to soar in the next three decades ... because of global warming, say scientists.

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Strict parenting can lead to lying drinking teens

Strict parenting can lead to lying drinking teens

Controlling parents can turn their youngsters into lying and binge-drinking teens, a new study reveals.

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Man ‘put life at risk’ to swan dive into water off sea wall

A man who put his life at risk by continuing to swan dive in the water from the sea wall, despite being urged not to, has been described as ‘foolhardy’.

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Mark Menzies, Conservative candidate for Fylde in the 2017 General Election

Claims against Mark Menzies rubbished as ‘utter nonsense’

The timing of ‘complete and utter nonsense’ claims against a Parliamentary candidate in Fylde has been called into question.

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Razor sharp fidget spinners being sold on ebay

Razor sharp fidget spinners being sold on ebay

Evil web vendors are cashing in on the biggest craze of 2017 by selling metal fidget spinners - with razor-sharp edges.

Offbeat
Thousands feared to have donated to fake Gofundme pages for manchester victims

Thousands feared to have donated to fake Gofundme pages for manchester victims

Thousands of well-wishers are feared to have been duped into donating to fake fundraising pages for victims of the Manchester bombings.

Offbeat
Mum warns of new craze sweeping British schools where kids are burning themselves with deodorant

Mum warns of new craze sweeping British schools where kids are burning themselves with deodorant

A worried mum has issued a warning over a dangerous new craze spreading through schools where youngsters spray deodorant onto their skin - until it BURNS.

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The Megane was badly damaged

Car smashes into railings outside football ground

The driver of this car was fortunate to walk away with only minor injuries after his vehicle smashed into railings

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Ellie Bird at her school prom at the Imperial Hotel

Survivor Ellie celebrates school Prom

A girl whose family feared she would not live beyond a year has celebrated her school prom.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 29/05/17

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

Crime

Seasiders fans ‘Glad All Over’

They cheered, they chanted, they put their arms in the air and they sat ashen-faced with tension during a draining 96 minutes.

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Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer lifts the trophy at Wembley. Owen Oyston is visible in the bottom left

GAZETTE OPINION - Another Wembley win, but it felt strange and empty

It will have strained every sinew of every one of those boycotting Blackpool fans not to attend Wembley.

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Bethany and Courtney Sharp are missing. Photo: Cambs Police

Missing girls believed to have been taken to Blackpool

Police are appealing for help in finding two missing girls who they believe are in Blackpool.

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