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Figures show 40 learners are caught using driving test impersonators each year

More than 40 learners are caught using impersonators to take driving tests each year, new figures show.

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The Coastguard has urged people not to ignore signs saying the Prom is closed

‘We don’t want to become a headline’ - Warning as signs go ignored

Residents have been warned not to ignore signs saying walkways close to the Irish Sea are closed because of bad weather.

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Appeal for O negative donors

Appeal for O negative donors

Eligible blood donors across the Fylde coast who are O Rh negative (O negative) are being asked give blood to help rebuild stocks of these groups.

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The stolen BMW M3

£30,000 car is chased by police chopper

A car stolen during a burglary at a young family’s home was found after being chased across the Fylde coast by a police helicopter.

Crime
Break-in sparks armed response

Break-in sparks armed response

Armed police were deployed in a manhunt launched following a suspected break-in at a car salvage yard in Bilsborrow.

Crime
Chris Padgett says they have been forced to remove their roadside sign

‘Council is not looking after local businesses’

Is this a sign of the times?

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Jennifer Aldridge

Chance to hear of changes in NHS services

Fylde and Wyre residents will hear about the progress made to change the face of local NHS services when health bosses go on the road next month.

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There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

No weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston until 2 April while engineering work is carried out on the route, say Northern Rail.
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A truck delivering portable cabins to the fracking site at Preston New Road

New row over Fylde fracking road block

Anti-fracking campaigners have vowed to keep a close eye on a gas drill site on the Fylde saying they will report any breaches of planning conditions.

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Police found the Mercedes crashed and abandoned in Amounderness Way

Appeal after crashed car is found abandoned on Amounderness Way

A passing police patrol found a crashed car abandoned on Amounderness Way in Cleveleys in the early hours of this morning.

Crime
Laylah Scarlett De Cruz who has been convicted of property fraud

Blackpool mum and daughter convicted of £1m property fraud

A mother and daughter have been convicted of property fraud after the mother assumed the identity of a dead landlady to make more than £1 million.

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Delays ahead

Motorway closed as car flips

The M55 has been closed after a car flipped onto its roof

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Gregory McKain

MISSING: Man with links to Blackpool

Police are growing increasingly concerned after a man with links to Blackpool went missing from home.

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Coun David Angel, chairman of Staining Parish Council, Christine Eastwood and Co-op manager Stuart Cook.

New cameras to crack down on fly-tipping

Fly-tippers beware – and smile for the camera.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Blackpool: From the courts 17-01-17

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

Crime
MDA Products premises today

Blackpool firm in food recall

A Blackpool company is at the centre of a food warning after watchdogs issued a recall on some frozen products.

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Denis Thwaites,70 and Elaine Thwaites 69 of Blackpool

Terror attack in which Blackpool couple were killed ‘could have been stopped’

Shocked relatives heard how armed police could have stopped a Tunisia terrorist massacre but instead deliberately delayed their arrival at the scene.

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Rush hour crash closes M55

Rush hour crash closes M55

Rushhour traffic was brought to a standstill by a crash on the M55.

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John Holden has built a giant model of Liverpool Lime Street train station

30-year labour of love keeps John on the right tracks

The display now standing in John Holden’s Fylde home is a stunning scale model of a city centre station which has been a 30-year labour of love – and is still being added to.

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30-year labour of love keeps John on the right track

The display now standing in John Holden’s Fylde home is a stunning scale model of a city centre station which has been a 30-year labour of love – and is still being added to.

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