Blackpool woman making the headlines into art

A Blackpool-born artist has achieved national attention with her ripped paper portrait of Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri.

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Road closed after collision

A collision between two vehicles closed a road in Poulton this evening.

CCTV from the Finsbury Avenue raid

CCTV appeal after home ransacked

Police have released fresh CCTV footage from a break-in which left a Blackpool home ransacked

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Mark Robinson, MD Vantage Motor Group

Blackpool man was proud to have proven teacher wrong

A Blackpool entrepreneur said today he had achieved a boyhood dream and proved a teacher wrong by acquiring a motor dealership in the resort.

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HMRC is reminding people to fill in their tax forms

Fylde coast gets self assessment tax reminder

HM Revenue and Customs is urging the North West’s 985,000 Self Assessment (SA) customers to register for a Personal Tax Account (PTA), and see how easy submitting a tax return really can be.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Health chiefs at loggerheads over ambulatory unit bill

A row has broken out over who is going to foot the bill for a new ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Elderly man suffers bleed on brain after being hit by transit van

Elderly man suffers bleed on brain after being hit by transit van

A 74-year-old man has suffered a bleed on the brain after being hit by a transit van.

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From left) Danielle Barnett, Gordon Marsden, John Barnett, Jane Hugo,
and John Rawlings (Chairman of Streetlife) at the launch of the Steetlife 2020 campaign

Charity’s desperate plea for vital funding

A Blackpool homelessness charity has launched a campaign to secure its financial future.

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Some of the presents donated to The Gazette's Give a Gift appeal so far at Morrisons.

Christmas shouldn’t be the ‘worst time’

Donating a present to The Gazette’s Give a Gift appeal could put a smile on somebody’s face during “the worst time of year” to be in hospital.

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Edwin Booth and Francis Egan at the launch of Putting Lancashire First

Fracking firm’s benefits pledge to the Fylde coast

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla has pledged to put Lancashire First when it comes to getting the benefits from a shale gas industry.

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Niall Miller is back on his bike after being targeted by yobs

Yobs wreck blood biker’s Triumph Tiger

A Myerscough College student, who transports blood and vital medical supplies between hospitals, is getting back on the road after he was attacked when yobs tried to steal his motorbike.

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Sgt Adam Dawson, PC Martin Saunders and Sgt Andy Hill from the Road Policing Unit as they launch their Drink/Drug Campaign

The shocking scale of drug driving revealed

Police say 70 per cent of drivers tested for drugs at the roadside are giving positive results.

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Biker hurt in Blackpool crash

Biker hurt in Blackpool crash

A biker has been injured in a road collision in Blackpool.

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Nick Thompson with some of the construction workers.

Lasers shine light on new ride path

The diggers may have rolled onto site this week but for Phil Bates and the team at Addison Projects work on the Pleasure Beach’s new thrill ride started months ago.

Homes evacuated after crash causes gas leak

Homes evacuated after crash causes gas leak

Homes were evacuated last night after a car crashed into a gas main causing it to leak.

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An artist's impression of Blackpool new police headquarters

Work starts on town’s new policing base

Construction work has begun on the creation of a new, state-of-the-art police headquarters in Blackpool.

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Members of Blackpool Civic Trust carrying out their survey of listed buildings in the town

Survey will protect our historic sites

Heritage guardians have been out and about in Blackpool surveying the resort’s most historic buildings.

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Heartless thieves have targetted ALS, the disabled children's community group based in the Gatehouse Centre on Waterloo Road. Even the few items which were left, such as this pool table, were damaged or broken beyond repair

Thieves swipe games from disabled children

Heartless thieves have been slammed for stealing games systems and television from a group working with disabled children, just weeks before Christmas.

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Two car crash causing slow traffic on M55

Two car crash causing slow traffic on M55

Traffic is slow on the M55 eastbound after a crash between two cars.

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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