‘Miracle’ twin boys come home at last

The mother of twin boys born three months premature has welcomed her ‘special boys’ home at last.

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Preston Crown Court

Prison for man who had card knife in public

A man who bought a credit card shaped knife off the internet to open parcels has been jailed for three months after being caught carrying it in public.


Cutting the ribbon at new Mereside orchard

The people of Mereside have celebrated the grand opening of their very own peaceful haven.

Luke Taylor Labour councillor  for Clifton Ward, Blackpool Council

Community to support estate library events

A month long programme of events is being held at Mereside Library in order to encourage more people to support the community facility.

The Mercedes was badly damaged, police said

Driver reported after Mercedes smashes into traffic lights

A motorist has been reported for driving without due car and attention after a Mercedes hit traffic lights in Preston New Road, police said.

The Walwyn family outside their home which was badly damaged by fire.  Pictured  clockwise from left is dad Graham with Jack, Adam, wife Sam, Tyler, Lucas and Mason.

Children ‘paranoid’ after latest inferno

A Blackpool mum whose house was gutted in a ferocious blaze last year has spoken of her family’s struggle after suffering a second fire.

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Andrew Dickinson, whose body was found at Marton Mere

Body found in search for missing man, 34.

Police searching for a missing Blackpool man have found a body.

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Fire crews called to electrical fire

Firefighters were called to an electrical fire at a home in Mereside.

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An artist's impression of Blackpool new police headquarters

Work starts on town’s new policing base

Construction work has begun on the creation of a new, state-of-the-art police headquarters in Blackpool.

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Mooky and Bubu from Blackpool Tower Circus at a previous Christmas Tree switch-on at Mereside

Clash over festive trees

Councillors have clashed in a row over cancelled Christmas trees in Blackpool.

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Preston Crown Court

Indecent pictures guilty plea

A man has admitted making indecent photographs of children – some at the highest level of depravity.

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Defendant ordered to change by Blackpool magistrate

A man in shorts caused a fracas at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court when he marched into a courtroom wearing them.

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Probe into ‘suspicious’ flat fire

Police and fire experts are investigating a blaze at a ground floor flat in Blackpool.

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James Newton, a former director of the Queens Park Residents Association

Man is banned from posing as housing officer

Action has been taken against a Blackpool community worker following allegations he impersonated senior housing officials and gained access to people’s homes.

How Blackpool's new Police HQ will look

REVEALED: Vision of Blackpool’s new multi-million pound police HQ

This is the final vision for Blackpool’s brand new multi-million pound police headquarters.

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Simon Blackburn

Council leader chosen to spearhead Lancashire bid

Blackpool Council leader Coun Simon Blackburn has been chosen to spearhead moves towards the creation of a combined authority for Lancashire.

Polling day for the EU referendum.  Polling station at Church Road Methodist Centre in St Annes.

EU REF: Fylde coast voters go to the polls

The first wave of voters have already made their voices heard as polling stations opened at 7am in the EU referendum.

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Area around Marton windmill

PAIN IN THE GRASS: Residents say enough is enough, cut our grass!

Blackpool Council has been accused of ‘neglect’ and is facing growing calls for a rethink on its controversial decision to slash grass cutting budgets.

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Alcohol Misuse Posters

Poster produced by Blackpool Boys and Girls Club Mereside Centre to promote alcohol awareness and responsible behaviour

Youngsters ‘facing’ up to alcohol woes

Youngsters hope their hard-hitting posters will get the message across about alcohol harm.

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