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Charity’s desperate plea for vital funding

A Blackpool homelessness charity has launched a campaign to secure its financial future.

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Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler

MATCH REPORT: Shrewsbury 0 Fleetwood 0

The woodwork and some brave defending ensured Fleetwood Town just clung on to a place in the FA Cup as they drew 0-0 at Shrewsbury Town.

Fleetwood Town FC

It’s back to school for Cod Army duo

Christmas came early for a host of young Fleetwood Town fans as head coach Uwe Rosler and long-standing skipper Nathan Pond held their pre-Shrewsbury conference at Fleetwood High School.

Some of the presents donated to The Gazette's Give a Gift appeal so far at Morrisons.

Christmas shouldn’t be the ‘worst time’

Donating a present to The Gazette’s Give a Gift appeal could put a smile on somebody’s face during “the worst time of year” to be in hospital.

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Edwin Booth and Francis Egan at the launch of Putting Lancashire First

Fracking firm’s benefits pledge to the Fylde coast

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla has pledged to put Lancashire First when it comes to getting the benefits from a shale gas industry.

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Niall Miller is back on his bike after being targeted by yobs

Yobs wreck blood biker’s Triumph Tiger

A Myerscough College student, who transports blood and vital medical supplies between hospitals, is getting back on the road after he was attacked when yobs tried to steal his motorbike.

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Sgt Adam Dawson, PC Martin Saunders and Sgt Andy Hill from the Road Policing Unit as they launch their Drink/Drug Campaign

The shocking scale of drug driving revealed

Police say 70 per cent of drivers tested for drugs at the roadside are giving positive results.

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Biker hurt in Blackpool crash

Biker hurt in Blackpool crash

A biker has been injured in a road collision in Blackpool.

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Nick Thompson with some of the construction workers.

Lasers shine light on new ride path

The diggers may have rolled onto site this week but for Phil Bates and the team at Addison Projects work on the Pleasure Beach’s new thrill ride started months ago.

Homes evacuated after crash causes gas leak

Homes evacuated after crash causes gas leak

Homes were evacuated last night after a car crashed into a gas main causing it to leak.

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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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Members of Blackpool Civic Trust carrying out their survey of listed buildings in the town

Survey will protect our historic sites

Heritage guardians have been out and about in Blackpool surveying the resort’s most historic buildings.

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Town head coach Uwe Rosler

New formation could just be for Christmas

Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler says Town’s new wing-back formation may just be for Christmas rather than for life.

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Heartless thieves have targetted ALS, the disabled children's community group based in the Gatehouse Centre on Waterloo Road. Even the few items which were left, such as this pool table, were damaged or broken beyond repair

Thieves swipe games from disabled children

Heartless thieves have been slammed for stealing games systems and television from a group working with disabled children, just weeks before Christmas.

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Two car crash causing slow traffic on M55

Two car crash causing slow traffic on M55

Traffic is slow on the M55 eastbound after a crash between two cars.

Kane Kennedy.

Lancashire dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard.

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Road accident victim Qaser  Abbas

Dad of four dies in horror crash

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old father-of-four who who died in a major car crash in Padiham yesterday.

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Michael Ryan who won financial controller of the year award reporting into MD for Healthpoint of Blackpool

£13m turnover aim for Blackpool award winner

A Blackpool producer of consumer beauty and healthcare products is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a double awards win.

The junction of Talbot Road and Buchanan Street
Image: Google

Pedestrian hurt in town centre crash

A man has been taken to hospital following a collision involving a van in Blackpool.
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Jason Bradbury officially opens the new BAE Systems Academy for Skills & Knowledge at Samlesbury

Take-off time for Fylde plane maker’s £15.6m training academy

A £15.6m cutting-edge training academy is set to make Lancashire the UK centre for producing the aircraft makers of the future.

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