Arsonist torches animal pen in Poulton

An animal pen was deliberately set alight in Poulton earlier this afternoon.

There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
How the new retail park could look

Road concerns could delay new store plans

Highways England has called for a decision on a huge new retail park to be delayed due to concerns over the Norcross roundabout.
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RMT members will walk out on Friday

Train operator reveals Friday strike timetable

Northern Rail will operate two trains an hour from Blackpool during strike action this week.
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Jean Stansfield Memorial Park in Poulton. Picture from Google maps

Four boys taken to hospital after park fight

Police were called to a Poulton park after punches were thrown between two groups of teenagers.

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Ambulance services were called to Vicarage Road

Elderly man taken to hospital after concerns raised

Emergency services were called to a house in Poulton today after concerns were raised over the safety of an elderly man.

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How the Norcross development might look

Plots already reserved on new retail park

Four major plots have already been reserved on a new Fylde coast retail park – before planning permission has even been granted.

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A part for the Blackpool North electrification is prepared

Blackpool benefits from ready-made rail revolution

The equipment which will bring Blackpool’s rail link into the 21st century is taking shape in a pioneering new way.

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Sgt Danielle Freaney

Police issue warning over cold caller in van

Police have issued a warning following reports of a cold caller using high pressure sales techniques.
County Hall, Preston

Remember to register right to vote in May elections

Remember to claim your right to vote - that is the message from County Hall with just two days left to register to vote in May’s county council elections.

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Gin bar

Where are the best gin bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
Cosmopolitan, Chorley

Lancashire recommends... top places to go for a steak

Readers have voted. Here are the best places to find a good, juicy steak.

Moorland Nursing Home in Moorland Road, Poulton (Pic: Google)

‘Concern and debate’ after nurse disciplined for not giving dead woman CPR

The decision to haul a nurse before a tribunal for not giving a visibly dead resident CPR has caused ‘concern and considerable debate’, health officials said.

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Network Rail carried out major works in Poulton

Big 'thank you' as weekend rail work nightmare ends for residents

Rail bosses have thanked the people of Poulton for their patience during ten weekends of round-the-clock upgrade works.

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The Baines School Former Pupils Association meet to celebrate the school's 300th birthday

Former pupils meet to mark big milestone

Almost 100 former pupils at a Poulton school reunited in the halls where they spent many happy years.

Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... places for a kebab

Readers have voted. Here is where is best to get your doner kebabs.

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Motorists will be angry if the scheme has been delayed or even scrapped, it was claimed

Is A585 bypass dream facing scrapheap?

The future of a proposed £100m bypass to alleviate congestion between Windy Harbour and Skippool on the A585 could be in doubt.

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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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Where are the best kebab houses in Lancashire?

Which take-aways or restaurants cook a tasty doner?

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Pam Wareing who stole more than �500k from her employers Easthams

FACING JAIL: Online lover who transferred £500,000 into Dubai account from her own employer

An infatuated account manager at a Blackpool solicitors is facing jail after she stole more than £500,000 to send to a man she met on an internet dating site.

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