‘Several months’ of noisy rail works on the Preston to Blackpool line

Noisy works taking place overnight on the railway between Preston and Blackpool will continue for several months, it has been confirmed.

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Fylde police station at centre of fracking protest

Around 100 campaigners gathered at Kirkham Police Station to protest over the policing of fracking.

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The scene on the westbound M55 after a five vehicle smash

Identity of man killed in M55 crash revealed

Police have tonight released the identity of the man killed in the collision which shut the M55 westbound for eight hours on Tuesday.

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Michael Green

Police hunting prisoner on run from Kirkham

Police have launched a manhunt after a prisoner failed to return to jail.

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The farm waste was spilled on the A585

Police muck in to help clear up mess at busy junction

Here’s proof police officers really are ready and willing to muck in when it matters...

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Nathan Davies in his hospital bed with mum Carol

Man, 28, thanks colleagues who saved his life after heart attack

A man whose heart stopped for 40 minutes is recovering in hospital, thanks to the quick thinking of three hero workmates.

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UPDATE: Air ambulance called to M55 following a five vehicle crash

An air ambulance was called to the Kirkham junction of the M55 following a five vehicle crash, say police.

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Fun day to support 999 workers dealing with trauma

A fun day on Blackpool’s Comedy Carpet helped kick off the inaugural Our Blue Light mental health relay.

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There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
One lane of the M55 has been closed

Bus breakdown sparks M55 fire alert

Fire crews were called to the M55 following reports a double decker bus might be on fire

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RMT members will walk out on Friday

Train operator reveals Friday strike timetable

Northern Rail will operate two trains an hour from Blackpool during strike action this week.
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A part for the Blackpool North electrification is prepared

Blackpool benefits from ready-made rail revolution

The equipment which will bring Blackpool’s rail link into the 21st century is taking shape in a pioneering new way.

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Ian Entwistle of Newton was killed in a motorcycle accident in July 2015

How tragic Ian’s story is helping keep others safe

The story of a Lancashire biker killed in a crash is being used to help raise awareness of road safety.

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Abuser brought to justice after 40 years

A pensioner who abused a little girl more than 40 years ago has been jailed for nine months.
Rich (left) and Dan open up about their experiences with mental health (Pic: Heads Together)

VIDEO: Blackpool paramedics open up in new film released by royals

Blackpool paramedics Dan Farnworth and Rich Morton were among several A list celebrities sharing their experiences as part of a new mental health video campaign this morning.
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Drugs man disappears from Kirkham prison

Police are appealing for information after a 33-year-old man failed to return to prison.

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Margaret West with her trophy as Fylde Woman of the Year

Volunteer Margaret rewarded after 25 years of helping others

A dedicated volunteer who has spent 25 years improving the lives of hundreds of people has been named Fylde Woman of the Year.

RMT members on the picket line at Blackpool North last week

New rail strike announced for Grand National day

Rail Union RMT has confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North over the introduction of Driver Only Operations.

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John Sergeant, Lord of the Manor Kirkham

Residents told: ‘Don’t pay’

Residents have been advised to refuse to pay the Lord of the Manor of Kirkham the £50-a-year he is demanding from each household on two estates.

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John Sergeant Lord of the Manor Kirkham

Daggers drawn in rent rumpus

Residents on two Kirkham estates have been slapped with a £50 bill for living on the land.

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