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Blackpool’s pride in Armed Forces heroes

Blackpool turned out with pride to say a big thank you to the heroes in our Armed Forces.

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Yeadon Way, Blackpool

Key road into Blackpool could close for more upgrades

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

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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.

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Piledriving work on the rail line

Council's vow to stand up for Poulton residents over rail work noise

Wyre Council has said it will closely monitor work being carried out by Network Rail after the firm was forced to apologise for waking residents.

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Virgin Trains wants to operate three Pendolino trains to Blackpool every day

New London rail services would boost Blackpool tourism

An increase in direct rail services between Blackpool and London could boost tourism and investment in the resort.

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Repairs being made at Brussels Central station following the incident

Council leader close to Brussels 'bomb' drama

Blackpool's council leader has told how he was just a few hundred yards from the scene of a suspected attempted bomb attack.

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Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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Controversial American preacher Franklin Graham speaking at a conference in 2017

Church fury as anti-gay cleric invited to talk

A controversial preacher who has spoken out against gay rights and Islam has been invited to speak in Blackpool.

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Ken Cridland

Fylde teaching union chiefs says voters listened

Fylde teaching union chiefs believe their campaign over school cuts helped influence voters at the General Election.

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Cat Smith and her supporters celebrate at Lancaster Town Hall

Rail link still key, says MP Cat

Fleetwood’s re-elected MP Cat Smith has vowed to keep the return of the town’s rail link high on the agenda after retaining her seat in the General Election.

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The GMB conference is returning to Blackpool

Political parties could be back next

Hopes have been raised that Blackpool can once more host the main political conferences after one of Britain’s largest unions announced it is returning to the resort.

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Firefighters cut a driver free after Sunday's crash

Red alert over danger junction

Red lights shining a few seconds longer could end up saving a life.

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Wordpool will take over Stanley Park for a day

Animal Antics return to park for resort's Wordpool festival

A Blackpool park will be transformed by a host of Animal Antics are part of the resort’s annual Wordpool festival.

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Mums protested about the changes last week

'More mums will benefit from specialist support'

More mothers will get personal support to help them with feeding their new born baby under a new Blackpool Council scheme.

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Theresa May

Who's who in The Conservative cabinet reshuffle

Things can change very quickly in the political world.

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Emma Sylvester

Huge rise in benefit queries at Fylde coast advice centre

Volunteers at Fleetwood’s Citizens’ Advice Service have seen cases of benefits inquiries double in the past month.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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The RMT has staged several walkouts over the driver only plans

Rail union calls on minority Government to rethink threat to guards

Rail union the RMT has urged train operators to think again on plans to remove guards from their services in the light of the General Election result.

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Last year's Pride parade

Armed police on patrol as Pride parade gets under way

Armed police are on patrol in Blackpool as part of the security operation surrounding Blackpool's Pride festival

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Andy Mellor has called on Theresa May's minority Government to engage with schools over funding issues

Headteacher's plea to 'work together' on school funding

A Fylde coast headteacher who has repeatedly warned against funding cuts has urged the new Government to engage with schools and work on a solution together.

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