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Blackpool’s Dancing On Ice star Dan Whiston and Cheryl Baker skates on

Blackpool’s Dancing On Ice star Dan Whiston has thanked fans for their support keeping him and celebrity partner Cheryl Baker in the competition.

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Rumours have circulated that relations have broken down with Owen, left, and his son Karl

Karl Oyston removed as director of family business

Karl Oyston has been removed as director of one of the family's companies, fueling rumours or a rift with his father Owen.
Blackpool FC
The three rural road routes proposed by Cuadrilla to service the fracking site at Roseacre Wood

Council's unanimous opposition to rural fracking bid

A traffic safety scheme for a revised bid by Cuadrilla to frack at Roseacre Wood has been rejected by Fylde council and has been recommended for refusal by experts at County Hall.

Business
Fleetwood Sea Cadets have received a 1,600 grant

Grants to help Wyre youngsters develop skills

Two young people’s groups in Wyre are sharing a £3,000 cash boost.

News
Katy Wyper crossing the line in the 60m final at Sheffield

Blackpool sprinter Katy Wypes the floor with her rivals

Last weekend was a busy one for the Blackpool Wyre and Fylde AC athletes with plenty of action in track and field, cross country and on the road.

Athletics
Parkinsons Outfitters, 1973

Barry Band: Memories of Blackpool shop work in the 50s and 60s

Last week’s piece about Blackpool’s Church Street in the 1950s and 60s started a conversation about the junior shop assistants who kept our shopping streets looking smart.

News

New play area proves a winner at Blackpool primary school

Things have got a lot more interesting for the youngest pupils at Devonshire Academy.

News
The crew of the Silver Song in April 1961 on the Norfolk Broads. Phil Crossley and Bill Taylor

Reunion afloat for Five Men In A Boat

When five Blackpool school pals hatched a plan to embark on a river cruise holiday on the Norfolk Broads, little did they know they’d (almost) be recreating the trip some 56 years later.

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Michelle Young, whose story was featured in Millionaire Ex-Wives Club, battled her husband in the courts for 10 years

Millionaire Ex-Wives Club - A measure of sympathy for the devil?

It’s difficult to feel any sympathy for the mega-rich. There they go, swanning around in their Bentleys, insulated from the years of austerity everyone else has been forced to go through.

TV and Film
A man named as Gary Iredale, 52, and said to be from Blackpool, who police in Hanoi Vietnam want to question after an alleged incident where a Vietnamese woman was set on fire.

Hanoi police hunt petrol attack man said to be from Blackpool

Vietnam police are reported to be hunting a Blackpool businessman after a woman was set on fire in her shop.
Crime
Father was never the same after brutal attack by teenagers

Father was never the same after brutal attack by teenagers

Three teenagers have been warned they face being locked up after a brutal attack on a 64-year-old man who died four months later.

Crime

Historic Fleetwood: Exploring port’s past

When we think of historical Fleetwood, it is usually the famous docks and the fishing industry which spring to mind.

Nostalgia
Andrew Siddall's image was circulated by police

Betfred robber was armed with a knife

A man has admitted an armed robbery at a betting shop.

Crime
The Harris Orphanage and Christopher Hartley

'Sly and cunning' Preston children's home abuser is caged by senior judge

A former Army sergeant who raped and abused vulnerable youngsters in a children’s home has been caged for 13 years.

North West
Lee Wilding

Paedophile's images included victims 'just months old'

A Wigan paedophile who downloaded thousands of images of children as young as five months old has avoided jail.

North West
Euro MP Theresa Griffin

Fylde MEP's warning over energy targets

A Fylde Euro MP has welcomed a move towards adopting higher targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy in Europe.

News
Blackpool beat AFC Wimbledon at Bloomfield Road earlier this season

Blackpool boss wants to watch a repeat

Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer is looking for a repeat of his side’s promising recent performances away from home for this weekend’s trip to AFC Wimbledon.

Blackpool FC
The fracking site on Preston New Road

Fylde family facing courts over fracking action

Three generations of the same family with its roots in the Fylde are to go on trial next week before Preston magistrates for opposing fracking in the area.

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Chance to stand for election

Chance to join election campaign in Blackpool

The Conservative Party in Blackpool North and Cleveleys is looking for people to stand in the local elections in May 2019 in both Blackpool and Wyre.

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The Golden Chef

Mouldy kitchen dripped with grease at filthy Blackpool Chinese takeaway

The owner of a filthy Chinese takeaway received a suspended prison sentence after a court heard his premises were filthy with the kitchen covered in grease and mould.

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