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Crash on M6 causing delays

A busy section of the M6 is seeing long delays after a crash earlier today.

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The Blowjangles team will be hosting Janglefest at the Blakely Cafe in Blackburn this weekend.

10 things to do this weekend (February 25 and 26)

Here's a selection of events in Lancashire for you to try...
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A West Midlands Police officer illustrates the safe clearance for drivers overtaking cyclists

Police in Manchester go undercover to protect cyclists

Police in Greater Manchester have launched a new scheme to protect cyclists from drivers who overtake dangerously.
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Joanna Johnson, Blackpool beauty. Pic: Paul Carroll, of Monsignor Photographic

Beauty queen’s 15,000ft leap for good cause

A Blackpool beauty queen is taking to new heights in her bid to help people suffering from cancer.

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Broadway star Adrian Zmed, who plays Georges in La Cage Aux Folles, which is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre

First time lucky for Zmed and La Cage

The current UK tour of La Cage Aux Folles, which opens at Blackpool Opera House tomorrow night, presents two firsts.

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Major road closed for over an hour due to fracking protest

Police have re-opened a road following an earlier closure after fracking protesters chained themselves to a fence.

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Barry Steele

Orbison tribute has real Steele

The Roy Orbison Story, Grand Theatre


Darlia return after a long absence

Blackpool band Darlia have announced their long awaited return to the live music circuit.

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 20-02-17

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


Young Latics starlet scores incredible rabona goal

A young Wigan Athletic star has become a viral sensation after scoring a sensational rabona goal in an U15s match.

North West
Blackpool Beach Patrol battles through fierce weather on the Prom

£18,000 cost of new lifesaver Landrover for Blackpool beach patrol

Thousands of pounds is set to be invested in keeping visitors to Blackpool’s seafront safe.

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Mark Powell, head of business at Lloyd BMW Blackpool, pictured with the BMW Retailer of the Year award, alongside his team

Barcelona win for Blackpool motors team

A Blackpool motor dealership is celebrating after winning BMW’s retailer of the year award.

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Edwin Booth the Chairman of the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership

Hi-tech Fylde set for international stage

Business leaders will be flying the flag for Blackpool Airport, Hillhouse and Warton enterprise zones at a major conference this week.

Blackpool Carers' Centre volunteer Daniel Foster fitting door insulation at a carer family house

Scheme boosts help for Blackpool carers

The charity which cares for Blackpool’s carers has received more cash to help keep families warm in winter.

Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Tributes pour in after tragic train death

Tributes pour in after tragic train death

Tributes have poured in to the young Wigan mum who died at Wigan North Western Station.

North West
The car fire started on Bold Street

Crews called to car blaze in Fleetwood

Fire fighters were called to a car blaze in Fleetwood, say fire services.

Police in Palatine Road on Saturday

Man due in court after woman is hurt in Blackpool

James Pedder, 31, of Palatine Road, Blackpool, was due in court at 10.30am today after being charged with assault and criminal damage.

Edward Calvey was wrongly accused of shoplifting at Aldi and manhandled by security staff there

Aldi say ‘sorry’ after mistaking a Blackpool grandad for a shoplifter

A Blackpool grandad was shocked when he was almost arrested outside ahis local supermarket - despite being completely innocent.

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It beggars belief

REVEALED: ‘Professional beggars’ are making as much as £70 a day in Blackpool

The issues surrounding homelessness are complicated and there are alternatives to simply handing out cash.

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