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Thirty drivers stopped at police checkpoint

More than 30 drivers have been stopped at a police checkpoint in Blackpool in a crackdown on drink drivers.

Blackpool
Yeadon Way, Blackpool

Key road into Blackpool could close for more upgrades

Repair work along a major route into Blackpool is set to continue.

Blackpool
Guild Lodge, in Whittingham, near Preston

Mental health units get cladding check

Cladding inspections are currently under way at two Lancashire mental health centres in the wake of the 27-storey Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Marton Burial Ground on Preston New Road

Tears over state of dad’s grave

A woman whose dad died when she was just a little girl was heartbroken when she couldn’t lay a Fathers Day 
bouquet on his grave - 
because the cemetery was so overgrown.

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Last year's Armed Forces Day in Blackpool

Help resort celebrate Armed Forces Day

Blackpool is celebrating Armed Forces Day today with a full day of music, entertainment and military themed displays.

Blackpool
A car found off the road in Catforth. Photo: Lancs Roads Police

Police drink drive warning

The driver of this car has been arrested after a positive breath test.

Crime
NSPCC

Bringing light into the darkness for victims

How Lancashire’s victim support service team is providing vital help to the people who need it most.

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Blackpool fans stage a protest and pitch invasion against the running of the club by owner Owen Oyston in 2015. The match was later abandoned by referee Mick Russell  (Pic: Stephen White/Camerasport)

UPDATED 4.40pm: Pool chairman: ‘I am not a bully’

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has accused club president Valeri Belokon of inciting fans ‘to make trouble’ and predicted the Seasiders’ fortunes will continue to dwindle.

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Peter Ward, left, says road users need to have more respect

‘Road rage’ incident sparks respect call

A prominent cycling activist has called on all road users to show more respect for each other after he was injured in a ‘road rage’ confrontation.
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Eddie Earl Fletcher, the Cleveleys Cowboy, has died, his family announced

‘He was my life’ - widow tributes to the ‘Cleveleys Cowboy’

The self-styled ‘Cleveleys Cowboy’, Eddie Earl Fletcher, has died, his family has announced.

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Dozens of dolphins seen off coastline

A keen yachtsman has shared his incredible video footage showing more than 20 dolphins swimming just off the coast of Blackpool.

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The new Snap Map

VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
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The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

LATEST: Three men in balaclavas escape with 'cash and cigarettes' after bursting into village Post Office

Three balaclava-clad men burst into the Post Office in the Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton, demanding cash this morning, police said.
Crime
Hotpoint

Thousands urged to contact Hotpoint over fridge-freezer in Grenfell Tower fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company.

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Police raided a home in Lytham

Drugs police raid Lytham home

Police have carried out drugs raids on a home in Lytham.
Crime
A previous Armed Forces Day parade

WHAT’S ON: Armed Forces Day Blackpool events and offers

A range of entertainment will be held across Blackpool town centre, and on the Promenade, to celebrate Armed Forces Day tomorrow.

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A 10-day giant panda cub at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo

Baby panda charms Japan

A baby panda who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan is a girl, Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has confirmed.

Offbeat
Domestic Abuse victims are given specialist support

Lancashire's Victim Support service is helping those most in need

“I could not see beyond the darkness...”

Crime
One of the vehicles involved

Fylde coast headteacher welcomes crackdown on dodgy school parking

A headteacher has welcomed a crackdown on parents who flout parking rules outside a Fylde coast school.

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The typical suitcase alone will leave a 141.00 dent in the bank balance

The average holidaymaker's suitcase contains items worth over £3k

The average holidaymaker jets off to the sunshine with a suitcase crammed full of more than £3,000 worth of tech, toiletries and tanning products, it has emerged.

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