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Blackpool awarded Blue Flag honour second time

The blue flag is flying high over Blackpool’s prized beach for the second year in a row.

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Bispham High is being demolished

Change of use bid for demolished school site

New homes and shops could be built on former school playing fields following an application to change their use.

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10-year-old Erin Beardall told her mum: "The terrorists are here for us and we are going to die."

Fylde families caught up in nail bomb horror speak out

Families from across the Fylde coast were caught up in the confusion and panic after a suicide bomber set off the device that killed 22 people.

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The RMT has suspended planned strike action following the Manchester bombing

Rail strikes suspended following terror attack

Rail strikes planned for next week have been suspended as a show of 'solidarity' with the people of Manchester following yesterday's terror attack

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A police cordon is in place around Manchester Arena

Chief constable pledges support to people of Manchester

Lancashire's chief constable has called for unity and vigilance in the wake of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

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Tesco Express on Ansdell Road, Blackpool

Tesco drops bid to sell booze from 6am

Supermarket giant Tesco has backed down on plans to sell early morning booze at two neighbourhood stores in Blackpool.

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Tributes paid to Blackpool businessman who ran Cafe on the Pier

Tributes paid to Blackpool businessman who ran Cafe on the Pier

The funeral of Blackpool businessman David Lidstone is due to be held tomorrow.

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Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 23/05/17

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

Crime
Massive jellyfish spotted on Blackpool beach

Massive jellyfish spotted on Blackpool beach

Gazette reader Jeremy Ankers snapped this picture of a giant jelly fish he found on the beach at South Shore on Sunday morning.

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From top to bottom, L-R: Bobby Vernon, Darron Rae, Paul Cragg, Marcus Bradley and William Skillen

Blackpool man jailed after drugs ring smashed

A Blackpool man has been sentenced to five years in jail after police smashed a multi-million pound drugs empire.

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Armed police at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig (Pic: Press Association)

'It shook my whole body' - Blackpool mum caught up in 'explosion' at Manchester Arena

A resort mum has spoken of her horror after being caught up in a suicide bomb blast at Manchester Arena.
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Jack Lomax

DJs take 24 hour challenge to raise cash for dementia charity

Blackpool DJs spent 24 hours on the decks raising cash for dementia care.

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This image of police at the BetFred store in Red Bank Road was submitted to The Gazette

Staff threatened with 'iron bar' in bookmaker raid

Staff at a Blackpool bookmaker were threatened by an armed raider who made off with £1,000 in cash.
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The man, named in Blackpool Magistrates as 47-year-old Michael Rhodes, was today in Royal Preston Hospital after the incident on Saturday.

Critically-ill 'single punch' attack victim named

A man left critically ill after a street attack in Blackpool could have his life-support machine switched off, a court has heard.

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Kym Marsh met her match at Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Corrie star unveils wax lookalike

Apart from getting your face on a banknote, the surest sign of major celebrity success is to be immortalised in wax.

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Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the first teaser images from the second series of ITV's blockbuster Victoria

Jenna cradles baby in new scene from Victoria

The first glimpse of Blackpool’s Jenna Coleman in the second series of drama Victoria has been revealed.

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David Hughes

Judge criticises gas rebel after 10-year meter rumpus

A sharp eyed judge told how he rumbled a couple who claimed they were victims of disability discrimination.

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The Frequency playing at last year's G-Festival, are returning this year

Things to do this weekend (May 27 to May 29)

It's another Bank Holiday weekend, so why not get out and try one or two of these events?

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Caravan park

Where are the best caravan parks in Lancashire?

With the Bank Holiday weekend around the corner, thoughts turn to a quick and local get-away.

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Officers were called to an address on Medlock Avenue

Tragic death of Fleetwood teen

A teenage boy has died after he was found hanged at a property in Fleetwood, say police.
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