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UPDATE: Man's public toilet death 'not suspicious', police say

The death of a man inside public toilets on the Promenade is not being treated as suspicious, police said.
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Lily Henderson has used Swallowdale cash to support youth tennis in Blackpool

Swallowdale cash can make real difference in resort

Entries have flooded in for a share in a £25,000 charity pot.

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Elderly man found dead in public toilet

Elderly man found dead in public toilet

The body of an elderly man has been found in a Blackpool public toilet.

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Mick Cash

'Muggers paradise' warning as rail strike row rumbles on

Union bosses have warned removing guards from trains will lead to a rise in crime.

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Pupils from Revoe Primary with their new chicks that have hatched

Chick this out!

Nobody could call this unusual science lesson ‘cheep’!

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Shane Graham

Mum's desperate plea as police launch fresh appeal for missing Shane

Detectives have launched a renewed appeal for information to help find a missing Fylde man – a year on from when he was last seen.

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The Gazette highlighted the issue with Spice in Blackpool earlier this month

Blackpool is 'Spice capital' of Lancashire

New figures show police in Blackpool are handling more cases involving the drug Spice than in any other town in Lancashire.

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Claire Leonard, who saw Lancashire Police's bid to destroy her dog defeated in court (Pic: Facebook/Claire Leonard)

Woman’s tears after police bid to destroy dog is rejected by court

A woman wept as she left court knowing that the life of her dog has been saved.

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Johnny Vegas with co-star Antonio Aakeel

Johnny Vegas to star in Blackpool comedy

Comedian and star of hit TV show Benidorm Johnny Vegas was in Blackpool today for the filming of an upcoming comedy.

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Police are warning of scam callers claiming to be from major firms

Police issue cold caller scam warning

Police have issued a warning over scam phone calls claiming to be from a well known telecoms firm.

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Mike Barrowclough

"Cesspool" councillor's punishment kept secret

The punishment handed down to a councillor who branded Blackpool as ‘Cesspool’ is being kept a secret by local party bosses.

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Will Smith

Will Smith date is still on sale for Livewire Festival fun

Tickets are still on sale for the blockbuster booking of Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff at the newly announced Livewire Festival.

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There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
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Blackpool and The Fylde College students, from left, Frazer Mundy, Marlie Lewis, Caitlin Roberts and Nicole Appleby are working hard in anticipation of The Voice auditions at the college

College hopes to find new stars of The Voice

Students from Blackpool and The Fylde College are tuning up for talent show auditions.

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The remaining parts of Bispham High School which are awaiting demolition

Project Update The former Aspire Academy in Bispham Road

What’s been happening?

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The woman left the sea of her own accord.

Distressed woman enters sea close to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

A "distressed" woman entered the sea close to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, say police.
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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 28-04-17

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

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Some of the counterfeit toys that were seized

Counterfeit toy trader banned after £1.5m scam busted by Trading Standards

The director of a firm that imported, sold and stored more than £1m of counterfeit toys - some of which were sold in high street shops in Blackpool - has been given a two year jail term, suspended for two years.
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The lorry has hit barriers (Pic: Andy Caddick)

UPDATE: Bispham Road reopen after being 'blocked' by lorry hitting barrier

A lorry hit a barrier in Bispham Road, Bispham, leaving the road blocked earlier this afternoon.
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