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Couples’ chance hotel encounter

An extraordinary coincidence brought together two couples with a lot in common.

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Funeral to be held for Fleetwood stalwart

The funeral is to be held for a former mayoress whose time in the role harked back to the days when Fleetwood had its own municipal borough council.

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Fleetwood councillors and residents who opposed a block of flats on the former Fleetwood Pier site celebrate after the scheme was rejected in January

Former Fleetwood Pier objections hit 540

Objections to plans to build flats on the former Fleetwood Pier site have dwarfed the number for the original application.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 29-03-17

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

Crime
Kensington Developments is building houses on land off Moss House Road in Marton

MP calls for new affordable homes agreement

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has called for a new agreement to be worked out in relation to community payments due to be made for a large new housing development in the town.

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Beezee had to be put to sleep after beign neglected at an address in Blackpool - RSPCA

Disturbing levels of animal cruelty exposed in Blackpool

The disturbing scale of animal cruelty in Lancashire has emerged today as figures show more than 5,000 cases were investigated by the RSPCA last year.

Blackpool
The falls car will be scrapped, it was revealed

Falls car in Fylde and Wyre to be scrapped from Friday

A health service launched in a bid to keep people out of hospital will be scrapped at the end of the month.

Health

Scramble! Season takes off at Blackpool airport museum

Tally-ho chaps! Spring is here and the people behind the Fylde Coast Museum of Aviation and Aircraft Manufacturing threw open the doors to Hangar 42 to the public for the first open day of 2017.

Business
Man charged with murder after baby’s death

Man charged with murder after baby’s death

Detectives investigating the death of a six-week-old baby in Blackpool have charged a man with murder.

Crime

Blackpool Pleasure Beach caps off first phase of work on new £16.25m rollercoaster

As Blackpool Pleasure Beach prepares to open its gates daily for a new season of fun and thrills, progress on the construction of the UK’s first ever double launch rollercoaster, Construction MMXVIII, has reached a significant milestone.
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One of Garstang's best known residents, journalist Pat Seed, founded the Pat Seed Appeal which for many years became one of the best known charities in Britain.

Forty years on: The Pat Seed Fund remembered

She was one in a million - and touched the hearts of the nation with her courage, determination and tenacity.
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Fifteen per cent even said they didn't realise plastic bottles could be recycled

Millions of Brits never recycle plastic bottles

Millions of Brits admit they NEVER recycle plastic bottles, a study has found.

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Schools maths puzzle afternoon at Kincraig Primary.  Pictured is 10-year-old Zachary Rossall from Westcliff Primary with 11-year-old Kya Cropper from Kincraig Primary.

Maths challenge for ‘gifted’ resort kids

Gifted and talented pupils from six Blackpool schools enjoyed an afternoon of brain-teasers designed to push their mathematical skills.

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Early coins could be worth more than face value

New £1 coins already for sale on eBay as sellers seek to make a pretty penny

The new £1 coin has been placed for sale online by sellers asking several times its face value.

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"You can't take a photograph of a smell, can you?" Mr Wilson said.

Tycoon denies racism after 'coloured' tenants ban from homes due to curry smells

A property tycoon who banned "coloured" tenants from renting his homes because he claims they make them smell of curry has insisted he is not racist.
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Postman Pat with space expert Professor Farrow

Professor Brian Cox makes space for role in Postman Pat

It's not a star role, but Professor Brian Cox has landed a part in children's TV show Postman Pat.
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The coverage of Monday's meeting between the Prime Minister and Scottish First Minister.

Daily Mail accused of sexism over 'Legs-it' front page

A national newspaper is facing accusations of sexism after publishing a front page picture of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon under the headline "Who won Legs-it!".
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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Donald Trump with his Apprentice team

Entertainment TV good for populist politicians

TV shows like Bake Off and X-Factor fuelled Brexit, according to new research.

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