Pupils fall in love with opera magic of The Sorcerer

Pupils at a Blackpool primary school stole the limelight from amateur theatre aces when members of Marton Operatic Society called in to present a masterclass.

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Former Booths site on Highfield Road

Project update; Final check out as former supermarket is demolished

The former Booths store on Highfield Road, South Shore, is being demolished to make way for a housing development.

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Marton Windmill open day.

Mills across Fylde coast open doors for National Windmill Weekend

The doors were opened at Little Marton Windmill as the 179-year-old building celebrated National Mills Weekend.

St Nicholas Primary school has closed after water supplies were cut

School 'evacuated' as water supplies cut off

A Blackpool school has been 'evacuated' after water supplies were severed
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UPDATED: Dogs treated after Marton house fire

Two dogs had to be given oxygen after a house fire in Marton earlier.
People who live near St Nicholas's School are complaining about traffic chaos when parents come to pick up their children.
Cars parked down Sandy Lane.

School parking is making road ‘dangerous’

Residents claim parents collecting their children from school are bringing daily traffic chaos to their once quiet community.

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Police have issued a warning over doorstep callers

Police issue warning over rogue doorstep callers

Police in Blackpool have issued a warning over door-to-door salesmen using pressure tactics to flog poor quality knives
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Kensington Developments is building houses on land off Moss House Road in Marton

MP calls for new affordable homes agreement

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has called for a new agreement to be worked out in relation to community payments due to be made for a large new housing development in the town.

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Grant will open church up to the community

Grant will open church up to the community

A Blackpool church is to receive a windfall grant to help pay for an extension to the front of the building.

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Demoltion of the Co-op club, Preston New Road, Blackpool.

This week’s Project Update focuses on the demolition of a landmark club

The former Co-op Sports and Social Club on Preston New Road in Marton is being bulldozed to make way for houses.

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Gary Sheridan has been jailed for six years and three months

Girl’s ticklist snares child abuse pervert

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl was caught out when her horrified mum found a ticklist of the child’s past sexual history, with ages and ticks next to them.

Kensington Developments is building houses on land off Moss House Road in Marton

Developer cuts number of new homes planned

A developer is proposing to reduce the number of homes it is building on part of Marton Moss in a move which will increase the amount of green space which is retained.

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Nathan Large loves going out and feeding the ducks

Wheelchair will change Nathan’s life

A charity is appealing for help in providing a teenage cerebral palsy sufferer with a new wheelchair.

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VIDEO: Watch as Blackpool's second tower is demolished

The Blackpool skyline has changed forever with the demolition of the eight-storey tower at the National Savings site.

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Blackpool Town Hall

Homes approved for garden

New homes look set to be built in the rear garden of a house in Marton.

John Roocroft, regional director at Jones Homes

New houses to be built on site called ‘Willows’

New family homes are set to be built in Marton, a building company has revealed.

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Blackpool Town Hall

Homes bid for former medical clinic site

Proposals have been submitted to Blackpool Council seeking planning permission to build houses on the site of a former medical clinic in South Shore.

The Whyndyke Farm site

‘Garden city’ will mean huge edge-of-town development

The Gazette gets a project update on Whyndyke Farm

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Police called as men try to steal van

Police called as men try to steal van

Two men tried to steal a van from a Marton street.

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St George's in Marton (Pic: Google)

Ofsted tells academy it needs to improve

St George’s school in Marton has been told it needs to improve following its first inspection as an academy.

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