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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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.

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