Mum in plea to spare criminal teen jail term

A teenager who was caught growing cannabis has narrowly avoided a prison term after his mother gave a heartfelt account of his childhood difficulties to a court.

Police dismantling a suspected cannabis factory in Mitcham Road

Police swoop on suspected cannabis factory

Police used bolt cutters to access an industrial unit following the discovery of a suspected cannabis factory in Blackpool.

Booths on Highfield Road which is set for redevelopment

Homes scheme for Booths site

Town hall planners have approved proposals to redevelop the site of a former supermarket in Blackpool.

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A dramatic search was launched by armed officers yesterday evening after a disagreement at a Tesco Extra store.

UPDATE: Armed police chase car after Tesco shopper says a GUN was pointed at him

Armed police officers hunted a car on the motorway after a shopper at Tesco Extra in Marton said a gun was pointed at him last night.

Grade 2 listed 350 year-old cottage on Fishers Lane in Marton

Homes get go ahead despite cottages fear

Proposals to build homes on land close to historic cottages in Blackpool have been approved.

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Dave Richmond enjoying a beer at the Christmas market before the terror attack

Marton couple caught up in Christmas markets carnage say they’d go back to Berlin again

A Blackpool couple lucky to be alive following a suspected terrorist attack in Berlin have vowed to return to the German city.

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VIDEO: Watch as Facebook ranter sets £5 note trap...but ends up with £360 court bill

A Facebook revenge rant in which an angry man accused car wash staff of being thieves has well and truly re-bounded – landing him with a massive court bill.

Louise Brisco and Bev Lewis outside the cottages on Fishers Lane

Warning over plan for homes near cottages

A bid to build homes on land close to historic cottages in Blackpool is being recommended for approval after the proposed development was scaled back for the second time.

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The scene after two cars collided in Chapel Road
Image: Lancs Road Police/Twitter

Road closed by head-on smash

Both drivers escaped without serious injury following a head-on crash in Blackpool

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A man in his 70s suffered concussion and collapsed following this accident in Preston New Road, Marton

OAP ‘collapses’ after car smashes into lamppost

A pensioner collapsed after driving his car into a lamppost last night, police said.

L M Training and Consultancy is moving into the early years and children's sectors

Company status for training operator

A Marton woman has launched her own training consultancy after getting crucial funding from a regional company.

Fishers Field off Highfield Road

Residents told covenant is just ‘folklore’

Residents keen to see a covenant that protects a popular Blackpool playing field have been told that it is nothing more than ‘folklore’.

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Preston Crown Court

Stab threat in loud music row

A man who robbed and threatened to stab a group of boys after shouting at them for playing music ‘too loud’ has been jailed for 16 months.

Baines Endowed Primary School in Marton has been awarded a Basic Skills Quality Mark in English and maths, and also a Quality Mark silver award for geography. Pupils in the library working on their numeracy, literacy and geography

Blackpool school awarded for ‘good teaching of basic skills’

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Which are the best butchers shops in Lancashire?

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Burglar avoids jail after skip firm break-in

Burglar avoids jail after skip firm break-in

A burglar who targeted a skip firm ended up confined to a wheelchair since the break in, a court was told.

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Chef’s bad reaction to water in face wake-up

A chef caused damage when his girlfriend woke him up by throwing a glass of water over him.

Toilet fire treated as suspicious

Toilet fire treated as suspicious

A fire which broke out in a portable toilet is being treated as suspicious.

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Marton nursery is ‘good’ after first Ofsted inspection

A children’s nursery has been given an Ofsted rating of ‘good’ following its first inspection.

Stanley Ward Conservative Club members with the new defibrillator

Club shows heart to get life-saving device

Marton residents have access to a new life-saving device thanks to a fund raising effort by the local Conservative club.

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