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Green dream revealed for new prom

Work has started to create an ecology park as part of a multi-million pound sea defence project.

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Gordon Marsden

MP heard gunshots as suspected terrorist attacks parliament

Blackpool and Wyre MPs are currently on lockdown in the House of Lords after a suspected terror attack on Parliament.

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Couples can tie the knot at Blackpool Sea Life's shark tank

Couples can take the plunge in Blackpool shark tank

Talk about taking the plunge! Romantic couples can now tie the knot in the shark tank at Blackpool’s Sea Life attraction.

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Bobby Grant

New deal for Fleetwood midfielder Bobby Grant

Fleetwood midfielder Bobby Grant has just signed a new two year deal that will keep him at Highbury until at least the summer of 2019.

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The Biba's at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Blackpool business woman calls on ‘tsar’ to tackle late payment

The new small business tsar being sought by the Government must put late payments at the top of their agenda, according to a Lancashire business leader.

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David Bailey of Napthens

Fylde coast law man hails court’s rates ruling

Experts have welcomed a supreme court decision which means businesses may no longer be charged a controversial tax while a property is undergoing refurbishment.

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Sea Life Blackpool have a Snail and the Whale special event on until March 26. Great for the kids.

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

There's a great variety of things to try this weekend. Why not do one of these?
Whats on
A 55,000 litre rainwater-harvesting tank has been buried beside Blackpool Zoo's new elephant house, and will be used to look after the residents and clean the multi-million pound investment when it opens this summer

Jumbo water holder installed at resort zoo

A 55,000 litre rainwater-harvesting tank has been delivered to Blackpool Zoo, and will be used when the new multi-million pound elephant house opens this summer.

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Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine

Jodie’s late Valentine’s day treat back home

One of the main reasons people fell in love with Jodie Prenger, on the way to winning ‘I’d Do Anything’ (aside from her phenomenal singing voice) was how relatable and down-to-earth she is.

Theatre and Comedy
Some of the students behind the Fylde Film Showcase at The Regent Cinema. They are (from left) Marina Farag, 22, from Blackpool, Jake MacRae, 22, from Bispham, Sam Mason, 23, from South Shore and Christian Roberts

Students launch film festival to showcase talent

Blackpool and The Fylde College students are planning a film festival to help showcase new talent.

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Blackpool Grand theatre

Funnyman Mike heads comedy club at Grand

Mop-haired Mancunian Mike Newall will headline the next ‘Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club’.

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One of the cats that was rescued

Cats saved from house of horror

Eight cats have been rescued from horrific conditions after they were left alone when their owner died.

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Markus Schwabl in action for Town

Town midfielder starting to make a Mark

Markus Schwabl says English football suits his style of play as Fleetwood’s German midfielder continues to adapt to League One

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White Carr Lane                                                                                Image:Google

MP vows to continue rat run speed battle

An MP has vowed to continue his fight to cut the speed limit on a notorious rat run road.

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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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Blackpool tourism to benefit from the ‘Brexit effect’

Tourism chiefs urged traders to cash in on a ‘Brexit bounce’ with Blackpool poised to capitalise on Britain leaving the EU.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 22-03-17

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

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The Revolution nightspot in Blackpool

Blackpool nightclub in £130K revamp

One of Blackpool’s biggest nightclubs has had a £130,000 revamp.

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Uwe Rosler

Rosler: Fleetwood must keep battling

Uwe Rosler has urged his Fleetwood Town players to keep up their fighting spirit with eight games left and some familiar faces expected to boost his squad before the final curtain on April 30.

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