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Youngsters’ brave feat in memory of step-dad Nick, 39

Two youngsters have raised £1,200 for Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s in-house charity in memory of their step-dad.

Health

Minister: The Tories must come back to Blackpool

The Northern Powerhouse minister has said the full Tory party annual conference should come back to Blackpool as soon as possible after the £25m new conference centre opens.
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Cuadrilla Chief Executive Francis Egan

£2.9m spent already in county as fracking moves closer

Gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has issued an update to its “Putting Lancashire First” commitments tracker.

Business
The Plastic Whale tour

Giant whale set for trip to resort beach

The world’s largest animal will be ‘swimming’ onto Blackpool Promenade this month as a new ocean rescue campaign makes its debut in the town.

News
Jane Tweddle

Manchester Arena to open doors for first time since terror attack

The Manchester Arena will reopen for the first time since the terror attack with a benefit concert to honour those killed in the bombing.
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Police attempted to use a stinger on Fleetwood Road which they say was spotted by the occupants of the car who then headed back towards Mill Farm.
Pic: Lancashire Police

Three arrested after pursuit through Blackpool to Preston

Three men have been arrested following an overnight pursuit through Blackpool and Preston, say police.

Crime 1
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 16-08-17

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

Crime
Lisa Moorhouse said the unit will help deliver care 'closer to people's homes when they need it the most'

New mental health unit for pregnant women and new mums announced

A new mental health unit for mums-to-be and new mums – and their babies – is set to open next year.

Health
County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Youngsters at the Skool of Street

Street arts group up for award

A Blackpool charity which gives youngsters the chance to learn urban street skills has been nominated for a national awards.

News
Jake Berry

Northern Powerhouse minister: Blackpool becoming 'year-round destination'

Blackpool is on its way to becoming a holiday destination all year round, the government's Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry is expected to say today.
Politics
Anne Owen, 37,who is thought to be around eight months pregnant, was last seen on April 27 on Talbot Road, Blackpool

Pregnant woman missing from Blackpool

A pregnant woman from Blackpool has been missing from home for nearly four months, say police.

Crime
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 15-08-17

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

Crime
Esme on her trike with little sister Freya and dad Craig

Families share in success of Blackpool charity’s cash giveaway

It’s a one in a million chance which helped two families share in a Blackpool charity’s cash giveaway.

News
Fylde Memorial Aboretum

Service to mark VJ Day in Blackpool

A special service to mark the anniversary of Victory over Japan Day will take place in Blackpool tomorrow.

News
Christopher Heyworth

Tribute to veteran Lib Dem councillor

A former Lib Dem councillor and parliamentary candidate who served Blackpool in the 80s has died.

News
Blackpool Town Hall

Inquest set to hear of OAP’s cigarette death

The inquest into the death of a pensioner who died after accidentally setting herself on fire will be heard early next month.

News
Crews worked to remove the man from his car

Man cut out of car after 'serious crash' on M55

A man was cut out of his car following a serious accident on the M55, say fire services.
Transport
The Red Arrows soar over North Pier at the 2017 Blackpool Air Show

Spectacular in the skies is one of busiest ever

Tourism leaders have hailed this year's Blackpool Air Show as one of the busiest ever.
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The Circus Of Horrors show Voodoo is coming to Blackpool

Do you like the Voodoo that they do?

Circus Of Horrors returns to Blackpool with its new incarnation Voodoo.

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