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Police seal off Blackpool street

Police have sealed off a Blackpool street tonight.

Blackpool
Floral tributes outside South Shore Academy

Specialist teams supporting pupils and staff at Blackpool school

Pupils and staff at a Blackpool school left devastated by the Manchester Arena bombing are being offered specialist support and counselling.

Crime
A girl is comforted during the two minute silence

Blackpool pays its respects to victims of Manchester Arena bombing

Tears were shed as the people of Blackpool came together to remember those who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena terror attack.
Crime
Work to build a new Lidl supermarket

Project update: Sustainability at forefront in design of new supermarket

The steel framework has now gone up for a new supermarket on Squires Gate Lane.

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Former TV weatherman FredTalbot

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot found guilty of sex offences

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of a string of historical sex offences against schoolboys in his care during trips to Scotland.
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Hayley and Richard Waddington registering their child Georgie's birth at one of Blackpool's children's centres

Easier way to mark new baby’s arrival

Hundreds of parents have already used a new service in Blackpool to register the births of their newborns.

News 1
The teams from this year's Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lions' Swimarathon with cheques for the recipients. Photo: Adrian Patrick

Lions’ presentation goes swimmingly

This year’s entrants in the annual Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lions’ Swimarathon have handed over their cheques to good causes after a bumper year.

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TheQueenhas arrived at a hospital where medics battled to save the lives of children caught up in the Manchester Arena suicide bomb.

Queen arrives at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in wake of Manchester Arena attack

The Queen has arrived at a hospital where medics battled to save the lives of children caught up in the Manchester Arena suicide bomb.

North West
Landlord Bob Jackson

Landlords are not a ‘cash cow’

Blackpool landlords are being urged to lobby against plans to introduce a selective licensing scheme in the town centre.

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Bob Long ( director, NEW), Tim Cornelies (CEO Atlantis), David Grundy (director, NEW) and Andrew Manley (consultant , Atlantis) in Fleetwood to discuss the Wyre tidal energy scheme.

Tidal energy boss in port to see river site

Fleetwood is perfectly placed to ride the cusp of a tidal power wave, according to a global player in renewable energy.

Business
Springfield Street, police car stationed outside this morning (Thursday)

Armed police on Wigan street

Armed police have been in action again on the streets of the borough when they launched an early hours raid.

North West
Age UK Lancashire has set up new exercise classes in Blackpool

Age UK to start new classes after closure

A charity for elderly people is stepping up its activity in Blackpool following the closure of its local branch.

News
Utilities group’s profits up to more than £600m

Utilities group’s profits up to more than £600m

United Utilities Group Plc ​today ​posted ​solid operating profit​s.

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Woman taken to hospital after kitchen fire

Woman taken to hospital after kitchen fire

A woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out when clothing was left on top of her cooker, say fire services.

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Eilidh MacLeod, 14, from Barra. Picture: SWNS

Manchester attack: Family of Eilidh MacLeod confirm her death

The parents of Manchester bombing victim of Eilidh MacLeod, 14, have said in a statement: “Words cannot express how we feel at losing our darling Eilidh.”

North West
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 25/05/17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Crime
Uwe Rosler

Rosler rumours inevitable, admits Fleetwood chairman

Rumours linking Fleetwood head coach Uwe Rosler to the vacant Norwich hotseat are set to prove false this week, though Town chairman Andy Pilley admits speculation about the future of his players and staff is inevitable after their historic season.

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The RNLI crews rescue the boats lost in fog

Lifeboat volunteers called out to boats lost in fog

Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers were coming to the end of their weekly training exercise tonight when they were called to the rescue of two boats lost in fog.

Blackpool

Man arrested in Wigan in connection with Manchester terror attack

This is the terrifying moment a man is wrestled to the ground by armed police in Wigan in connection with the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

North West
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