Lancashire's Victim Support service is helping those most in need

“I could not see beyond the darkness...”

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 22-06-17

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

Virgin Trains wants to operate three Pendolino trains to Blackpool every day

New London rail services would boost Blackpool tourism

An increase in direct rail services between Blackpool and London could boost tourism and investment in the resort.

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Claire Powell of Victim Support and Robert Ruston of the Lancashire PCC office

New hub offers support to crime victims in Blackpool

Every victim of crime on the Fylde coast can expect access to support and expert advice following the opening of a new hub.

Eating dog treats and sleeping in kennels helps raise cash for homeless hounds

Eating dog treats and sleeping in kennels helps raise cash for homeless hounds

Barking mad volunteers at a dog charity have taken part in an ‘I’m A Rescue Dog Get Me Out of Here’ challenge to raise much-needed cash for the pooches.

Kevin Toole

Fylde and Wyre patients urged to use internet

People visiting their doctors in Fylde and Wyre this week will be given demonstrations of how to book appointments and order prescriptions over the internet.

Crews arrived to find the digger 'well alight' 

Arson investigation after digger fire in Wesham

A digger on a building site is believed to have been deliberately set on fire in an incident in Wesham, say fire services.
Police are warning residents to be vigilant

Police warning after attempted break-ins in Garstang and Great Eccleston

Police are warning residents in the Garstang and Great Eccleston areas to be vigilant following a number of attempted break-ins in the area.
Crews rescued the horse in Preesall

Horse rescued from ditch in Preesall

Crews rescued a horse that became stuck in a muddy ditch in Preesall.

Poulton Civic Centre

Work to boost health in borough is praised

Work being done to help boost the health of Wyre’s ageing population has been praised in an independent report.

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St Michael's on Wyre gala returns this weekend

Villagers of St Michael's on Wyre ready for a gala party

It’s’ ‘party time’ in St Michael’s on Wyre as villagers gear up for this weekend’s annual gala.

Ruth Norbury

GENERAL ELECTION: Green Party expect to lose votes

The Green Party's Ruth Norbury says she expects to lose votes in the general election.
Candidates in Preston North and Wyre

Huge turnout expected in Preston North and Wyre for general election

A huge turnout is predicted for Preston North and Wyre in 2017's general election.

Ben Wallace, Conservative  Parliamentary candidate for Wyre and Preston North 2017

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Ben Wallace makes it three in a row in North Preston and Wyre

It’s a hat-trick for Ben Wallace as he is re-elected as Preston North and Wyre MP for the third consecutive general election.

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Polling Stations are open around the Blackpool and the borough for the General Elections

Election 2017: Spotlight on key Fylde marginals

The spotlight is on two Fylde coast seats as voters go to the polls today.

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The Royal Oak in Breck Road, Poulton

Decision on Poulton’s historic Royal Oak pub due

Plans to demolish a landmark Poulton pub are set to be given the green light tomorrow.

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The proposed development off Brockholes Crescent in Poulton, which has been earmarked for approval this week

108 new homes set for green light

Almost 110 new homes are set to be built on land in Poulton after planners urged councillors to grant planning permission when they meet on Wednesday.

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Corrie stars join St Catherine’s Hospice walk

Corrie stars join St Catherine’s Hospice walk

Soap star Tisha Merry will be joined by friends from Coronation Street as they stride out under the stars at the St Catherine’s Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk.

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Karen Rothwell was helped along by the fire brigade on her 'Dorset Dash'

‘My travels on a hearse, fire engine and milk float for charity’

Cycling, flying and hitching a lift on a fire engine have helped a Fylde fundraiser complete a 300 mile challenge using as many different forms of transport as possible.

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Wyre and Preston North

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Vote highlights divisions over development in Wyre and Preston North

Bricks and mortar are set to dominate the election discourse in Wyre and Preston North, as controversy over development continues.

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