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Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after colliding with horse box

A 59-year-old man from the Blackpool area has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after his car collided with a horse box in Bilsborrow, say police.

Transport
Bickerstaffe House

Row over £2m refurbishment of council offices

A row has broken out after £2m was earmarked to refurbish offices belonging to Blackpool Council – while space in a nearby £20m block remains empty.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 30-03-17

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

Crime
The fracking site in Preston New Road

Eight people charged after anti-fracking protest

Eight people were arrested and charged after an anti-fracking protest at Cuadrilla’s site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, yesterday, police said.

Crime
Dinico Cook has been missing from the South Shore area for nine days.
Pic: Lancashire Police

Boy, 14, missing from South Shore for over a week

Police are becoming increasingly worried about a 14-year-old boy has gone missing from Blackpool.
Crime
Elly Griffiths - author of Dying Fall

Literary festival returns to resort

Blackpool’s popular Wordpool Festival kicks off today.

News
The survey is sent out once a year in January and the survey is currently open. According to NHS England, the GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI.

REVEALED: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you

Today, the Blackpool Gazette is revealing a list of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you.
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Tony Raynor of Abbey Telecom

Big benefits for Fylde coast firms of awards entry

A Fylde business leader has urged firms across the county to enter one of its leading awards which closes for applications this week.

Business
Andrea Sullivan of Merrill Lynch

Call for inspiring women to step up in Blackpool

Inspiring women in the Blackpool and Fylde coast area are being urged to sign up to help encourage girls in their careers.

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Adrenaline rush at new Blackpool climbing centre

There was, for one heart-stopping moment, a feeling of being in free-fall.

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Milestone reached in building of £16m ride

The construction of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s newest rollercoaster attraction has reached a significant milestone, bosses say.

News
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Dad accused of murdering six-week-old baby son

A man has appeared at court charged with murdering his own baby son.

News
Merrill Osmond is performing at Viva Blackpool

Love him for a reason let the reason be rock

Once Osmondmania had run its course, the various brothers embarked upon solo careers and Merrill Osmond was no exception.

Music 1
College lecturer Tracey Eastham with some of her work

College artist’s exhibition of biblical proportions

A Blackpool and the Fylde College lecturer is exhibiting at a gallery in Manchester with a timely reflection on national identity, as the government prepares to trigger the Brexit process.

Arts
Brian Capron as Richard Hillman in 'Coronation Street'

Capron stars in new murder mystery

The actor behind legendary Coronation Street villain Richard Hillman, leads the cast of a chilling new murder mystery.

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Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans. (Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA)

‘Low priority’ items may not be prescribed

Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans.

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Debbie Hales with Blackpool RNLI's Matt Evans

Woman who survived crash that killed her husband issues RNLI plea

The widow of a dad-of-five killed when his jet ski crashed into North Pier has called on more people to support the resort’s RNLI.

News
A 2010 picture, released by the RNLI, when its two new lifeboats were launched

RNLI reveals just how busy it was in Blackpool last year

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboats in Blackpool launched 84 times in 2016.

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Ann and Edward Moran and Annette and Colin Pallister were both married on March 25 1967, and coincidentally booked the same hotel to celebrate their golden anniversary.

Couples’ chance hotel encounter

An extraordinary coincidence brought together two couples with a lot in common.

Offbeat
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 29-03-17

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

Crime
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