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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D-Day veteran Matthew Japp when he was 100

Blackpool D-Day hero dies aged 102

One of the UK’s oldest D-Day survivors, who said he was ‘no hero’ despite being awarded France’s highest military honour, has died.

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Linda Harris

Celebrating Blackpool dinner lady's 30 years of service

Syrup sponge, pink custard, jam roly poly.... dinner lady Linda Harris has seen more than her share.

Preston Crown Court

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.

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