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£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.

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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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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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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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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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Fire crews were called to a home in Blackpool

Woman taken to hospital after house fire

A woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following a fire in Blackpool.

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Seasider's Way - Google

Police crackdown on yobs proves a success

Police are deciding whether to continue an operation to crack down on stone throwing yobs.

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The WWE United Kingdom Wrestling Championships took place in Blackpool's Empress Ballroom.
Jordan Devlin delivers a high kick.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
14-1-2017

WWE success for resort

Blackpool was today basking in the glow of global TV exposure after the WWE wrestling extravaganza was held in one of the resort’s iconic arenas.

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Fire crews at the scene

Blackpool Prom re-opens after blaze chaos

Blackpool Promenade has re-opened to traffic following a fire at a hotel.

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A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool’s A&E ‘on verge of collapse’ as 12-hour waits double

The number of people waiting more than 12 hours in A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital doubled in the last year.

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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

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Average speed camera

Safety improvements welcomed on two major roads

Fracking, Blackpool Football Club and speed cameras – three of the most divisive issues of our times.

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Seven pumps were called to fight the blaze

Prom closed after blaze at Blackpool hotel

The Promenade has been closed after a ruptured gas main led to a major fire at a North Shore hotel, say fire services.

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A woman taking part in Reiki healing exercise

Alternative treatment no longer offered at Vic

Reiki is no longer being offered to cancer patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, it has been revealed.

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