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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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.

Road accident on Midgeland Road in Blackpool

Woman, 60, killed in car crash

A woman who suffered head injuries in a horror crash in Marton has died.

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Newton Drive closed due to burst water main

A key Blackpool road is partially closed due to a burst water main.

Marton Mere Caravan Park PIC BY ROB LOCK

Bid to increase size of holiday caravan park

A Blackpool holiday park which sits alongside an important nature reserve is hoping to expand its site.

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Elaine Watts, 70 year old slimmer who appeared in the Weight Watchers naked issue

New-found naked ambition

Elaine Watts never imagined she would be posing naked in a magazine at the age of 70.

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Getting ready for the Blackpool Pretty Muddy in aid of Cancer Research UK. L-r Clare Cookney, Jayne Fort and Helen Bradley along with Eve Whitaker aged 12. Picture by Paul Heyes, Sunday August 07, 2016.

Fighting dirty for brave mum

The family and friends of a brave mum who lost her fight to cancer in June are calling on women to fight dirty to help fund life-saving research.

Specially trained negotiators are on the scene

‘I stood there as people told my daughter to jump’

A shattered mum who watched on helplessly as onlookers told her daughter to “jump” as she threatened to leap from a multi-storey car park today said: “I have seen the worst of humanity.”

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Portugal error costs grandma

A grandmother illegally obtained thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money by claiming benefits while she lived abroad.

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Selina Curtis from Blackpool is having monoamniotic twins, a rare pregnancy that occurs in just one in 60,000, pictured with partner Scott Fleetwood, son Cyprus, nine, and daughter Lillie, six, right.

Mum who suffered stillbirth now expecting TWO special bundles of joy

A Blackpool woman who thought she’d lost the chance to be called ‘mum’ forever after a traumatic stillbirth is now expecting a unique pair of twins.

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