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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Preston Crown Court

Banned driver in police chase through Blackpool

A man who led police on a dangerous chase through narrow streets in Blackpool was found to have more than £1,000 cash on him.

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Preston New Road      Image: Google

Man seen walking along dual carriageway in underwear

Police were called to search for a man spotted on a main road in just his underpants.

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Year 6 pupils at Mereside Primary School celebrate after being ranked in the top 20% of schools nationally for reading, writing and maths by the SSAT.  Pictured are Makenzie Davis-Jones, 10, and Rhiannon Morrison, 11.

Jumping for joy at top class primary

Children at a Blackpool school jumped for joy after their primary was celebrated as one of the best in Britain.

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Lindsay Taylor, 36, died at her home in Mereside, police said (Pic: Channel 4)

Reality TV mum found dead at Blackpool home

A Blackpool mum whose struggle with alcohol addiction was documented on a hit TV show has died at the age of 36.

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Year 3 pupils Katie Mullan, David Balicki, Molly Bailey, Joshua Wilson, Lacey Dobson, Zeake Haughton

Planting seeds from outer space

Children at a Blackpool primary school have pledged their allegiance to a nation-wide science experiment with the help of British astronaut Tim Peake.

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Would you recommend your GP?

REVEALED: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre’s best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you

Today we can reveal the list of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre’s best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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