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10 things to do this weekend (March 4 and March 5)

Here's the pick of things to do in Lancashire this weekend:

Whats on
An artists impression of how the �25m conference plan will look

£25m conference centre build in Blackpool to begin in October

Work to build a new £25m conference centre in Blackpool is set to start in October after detailed plans were passed by councillors.

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The Viagra Hotel, Dickson Road, Blackpool

Mixed views on Blackpool’s renamed Viagra Hotel

It was bound to spark a lively debate...

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Preston marina and docks

Accountancy firm closes county office

Accountancy firm KPMG has announced it is to close its Lancashire office.

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Steve Pye

Fylde business aims to cut hospital waiting time

A Lytham businessman has launched a digital health platform aimed at reducing hospital and GP waiting times.

Business
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 27-02-17

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

Crime
Denis and Elaine Thwaites

Coroner to deliver the verdict on beach killings

A coroner will tomorrow deliver the erdict on the deaths of 38 holidaymakers massacred in a beachfront terror attack in Algeria.

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Kyson Kanesh went missing from his home address in Carnforth

MISSING: Boy, 15, missing from Carnforth believed to be in Blackpool

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a 15-year-old boy who was last seen nearly a week ago.
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RSPCA officer Carl Larsson and Rob Cheetham with the abandoned kittens

Cats abandoned with note saying ‘please take care of us’

When Rob Cheetham’s wife went into their back garden she was not expecting to see kittens.

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Flights to and from Blackpool have been cancelled.

UPDATED: Disruption for Blackpool passengers as flight operator grounded

Flights in and out of Blackpool Airport continue to be disrupted while a Czech operator is being investigated by aviation authorities.
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Police said a 'significant' response was needed at the Preston New Road fracking site on Saturday.

Anti-fracking protesters 'tried to breach' Preston New Road site

Police have blamed out-of-town protesters for an incident that has reportedly seen more than 100 people try to make their way on to the Preston New Road fracking site.
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VIDEO: Watch as Blackpool's second tower is demolished

The Blackpool skyline has changed forever with the demolition of the eight-storey tower at the National Savings site.

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Blackpool Tower

Did Hitler want to make resort his playground?

It’s a story that has been told many times before, but the airing of a new TV series has seen it resurface: Hitler loved Blackpool so much he spared it from the wrath of the Luftwaffe and planned to turn it into his own personal holiday destination.

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Blackpool Town Hall

Homes approved for garden

New homes look set to be built in the rear garden of a house in Marton.

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Booths on Highfield Road in Blackpool has closed and is now boarded up. 2nd September 2015

Shut supermarket set for demolition

A former Blackpool supermarket looks set to be demolished in coming months.

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Some of the money stolen had been donated to the Sense charity.

Charity cash thief jailed after throwing away second chance

A thief with a history of stealing money collected for charities has been jailed.
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The tower set for demolition

LIVE demolition of the National Savings building

Readers can keep up with the demolition of National Savings building through live coverage by The Gazette this morning.

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90-year-old Jack McIlroy celebrates his birthday playing badminton with fellow members of the All Hallows Church Tueday Afternoon Badminton Club

War veteran, 90,
is leading the way

Meet the great grandad who’s running rings around people almost half his age.

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Tapas at Ziggy's

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire.
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A Van Air Let410 operating for Citywing

'Stop flying' order on Blackpool's only commercial service

The only commercial flight into Blackpool has been halted following the intervention of aviation authorities.

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