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When do schools in Blackpool break-up for Christmas in 2017

We're all starting to prepare for Christmas and as the wrapping paper flies, it's sometimes easy to forget exactly when the school holidays start and end.
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Blackpool fans take part in a protest against owners the Oystens, on Blackpool seafront

REACTION: Blackpool FC fans take to social media following sale announcement

Following a turbulent week for Blackpool Football Club, The Gazette learned today that the club had been put up for sale by the Oyston Family.
Business
Do more megapixels really mean a better camera?

TECH OR FALSE: The top five smartphone myths uncovered

From overcharging a battery, to being afraid of radiation, there are many smartphone myths that not many people know the truth to.
Business

Top tips to keep your dog calm during fireworks season

The arrival of autumn sees the trees adorned with brightly coloured leaves and also welcomes bonfire night and fireworks season.
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Prince Harry visits Brockholes Nature Reserve and youngsters from My Place

YOUR TWEETS: Prince Harry's visit to Lancashire

Here's how people reacted on Twitter during Prince Harry's visit to the region.
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AS IT HAPPENED: When Prince Harry came to Lancashire

Hundreds of people turned out today (Monday, October 23, 2017) to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry during his whistle stop tour of Lancashire.
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Waves crashing against Blackpool promenade

What are spring tides, and why do we have them?

The combination of 70mph winds and high 'spring' tides this weekend could see the Lancashire coast lashed with high waves and some flooding.
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Storm Ophelia battered the North West yesterday

LIVE: Storm Ophelia expected to cause further disruption today

Storm Ophelia is expected to cause further disruption today (Tuesday, October 17, 2017) after hurricane-force winds battered the North West.
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Why is the sun and sky such a weird colour?

While the region braces itself for the possible arrival of Storm Ophelia, here in the North West we have been experiencing a hurricane sun.
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Weather warning image from the Met Office

LIVE: All the latest as Storm Ophelia set to hit the region

We'll be bringing you all the latest as ex-Hurricane Ophelia passes through the North West today.
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Which team plays here? (Photo: JP)

Can you identify these Lancashire football grounds?

Do you know your Giant Axe from your Globe Arena?

Football
Netflix has raised its monthly subscription prices for UK customers

Streaming giant Netflix set to raise prices for UK customers

Netflix is set to raise its monthly subscription prices for its UK customers.

TV and Film
Customers are being advised to contact Velux immediately

Warning issued over windows prone to spontaneously shattering

A company has issued a warning over a range of its window products which may be prone to spontaneously shattering.

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No winners scooped Tuesday's record-breaking 167 million EuroMillions jackpot

Record-breaking £168m EuroMillions jackpot rolls over after no top prize winner

No winners scooped Tuesday's record-breaking £167 million EuroMillions jackpot, meaning Friday's top prize remains the biggest ever on offer in the UK.

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