Top ten articles - May 30th - June 05

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The most popular articles viewed online at blackpoolgazette.co.uk last week.

Tributes to wife killed in holiday fall

The distraught husband of a Blackpool woman who died after falling 30ft from a wall on a Mediterranean holiday island today told how he has lost his “absolute soulmate”.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/local/tributes-to-wife-killed-in-holiday-fall-1-6651149

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Blackpool bar blaze

A Blackpool bar was damaged when a fire broke out in the basement.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/community-news/blackpool-bar-blaze-1-6649861

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Police investigate after baby hospitalised

Two people arrested after a baby was taken to hospital suffering serious head injuries have been released on police bail.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/local/police-investigate-after-baby-hospitalised-1-6646292

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Stadium ‘will hurt trade’

Plans to give the green light to a new football stadium and out-of-town retail area would “suck the life” out of Kirkham and Wesham, a councillor has claimed.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/local/stadium-will-hurt-trade-1-6645746

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Neighbours in shock at baby attack probe

Neighbours today told of their shock after a baby was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/neighbours-in-shock-at-baby-attack-probe-1-6647189

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Paige search near church comes to an end

A police search in an area of overgrown land for missing teenager Paige Chivers has drawn to a close.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/paige-search-near-church-comes-to-an-end-1-6648706

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Flintoff’s back at St Annes

Andrew Flintoff is to make his big comeback to the game on Saturday at St Annes Cricket Club.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/flintoff-s-back-at-st-annes-1-6645312

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Police in hunt for car crash killer

A manhunt is underway today to catch a motorist who fled the scene of a crash which killed former Blackpool Council chief executive Steve Weaver.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/community-news/police-in-hunt-for-car-crash-killer-1-6645703

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Son took wheel as father taken ill

A banned driver who took over the wheel when his father fell ill has been ordered to do unpaid work for the community.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/son-took-wheel-as-father-taken-ill-1-6647024

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Arson probe at Blackpool hotel

Up to 70 firefighters have spent the night tackling a huge fire at a derelict seafront hotel.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/arson-probe-at-blackpool-hotel-1-6655336

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