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Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning.
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When should you put Christmas decorations up?

It's nearly December, and while most people across the county would shiver in horror at the thought of putting up their Christmas decorations so early, the date for getting the tinsel out and spraying fake snow on your windows, seems to be getting earlier each year.
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Police say that would like to speak to 31-year-old Nicholas Shaw from Royal Bank Avenue Blackpool following an incident.

Man wanted after 'restraining order breach'

A man is wanted by police in connection with a breach of a Restraining Order protecting a victim of domestic abuse.
Crime
The accident happened at around 8.30am on Tarn Road

Road re-opens after earlier closure in Thornton

A road was blocked in Thornton after a two-car crash, say police.
Transport
The coastguard was asked to help find two girls who had become lost

Two teenage girls rescued near to River Wyre

Two teenage girls were rescued by the Coastguard after they became lost while walking their dog near to the River Wyre.
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APPEAL: Man suffers serious head injuries in assault

APPEAL: Man suffers serious head injuries in assault

A man was left with serious head injuries after he was seriously assaulted in South Shore, say police.
Crime
Two engines from Blackpool attendedthe Parade Rest Home in Raikes Road

Smoke at residential care home sparks emergency call-out

Firefighters were called out to reports of smoke at a residential home in Blackpool, say fire services.

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Gemma Atkinson and her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing arrive at Blackpool's iconic Tower Ballroom

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing are deep in rehearsals in Blackpool's iconic Tower Ballroom ahead of tomorrow night's spectacular.
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More thanhalf-a-million pounds was raised for Children in Need by an auction selling tickets to a Peter Kay gig - due to take place in Blackpool.

Auction for Peter Kay gig in Blackpool raises more than half-a-million pounds

More than half-a-million pounds was raised for Children in Need by an auction selling tickets to a Peter Kay gig - due to take place in Blackpool.
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Police launch 20-year anniversary appeal to catch killer of schoolgirl Kate Bushell

Twenty years on from the murder of 14-year-old Kate Bushell, her family has urged anyone holding onto vital information to ‘find it within themselves’ to come forward to police.

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A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

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Beavers from the6th Ashtons Tuesday group enjoyed a trip to the Sandcastle last weekend.

Beaver mascot goes missing on day-trip to Blackpool

A Manchester-based scout group is appealing for help after it lost its beaver mascot "Justin Beaver" on an outing to Blackpool.
Crime
Tomy - My friend Pikachu

Pokemon gift guide - 2017

Pokemon burst onto the video game scene in Japan back in 1996, and today, over 20 years later, Pokemon fans are still discovering the wonder of collecting battling and discovering these cute little critters.

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Chairman of the Veterans for Fylde, Ed Nash, pictured outside the cafe on its opening

'Heartwarming' response after callous thief swipes poppy tin from charity cafe

Veterans in St Annes have been overwhelmed by the heartwarming support they received after their charity cafe was targeted by a thief.
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Police became concerned for the woman's welfare after they were informed that she had left a property together with her 18-month-old child

Woman detained by police after car theft

A woman was detained by police in Preston after she was stopped driving a car that had been stolen from an address in Warton.
Crime
Drivers are experiencing delays as a result of the accident

Delays after crash on M6 at junction 31

Drivers experienced delays following a two-car crash on the northbound M6.
Transport
Police were called to Sinclair's house following reports of a disturbance

Former Blackpool FC star arrested on suspicion of assault and drink driving

A former Blackpool FC star and TV pundit has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and assault in St Annes.
Crime
Ed Nash has condemned the theft as "despicable"

Veterans outraged after poppy tin theft from NAAFI cafe

A "despicable" sneak thief stole a poppy collection tin from a NAAFI cafe in St Annes just days before Remembrance Sunday, say police.

Crime
A 21-year-old man from has appeared in court following an alleged seriousassault in Marton Mere.

Marton man in court over alleged assault

A 21-year-old man from Marton has appeared in court following an alleged serious assault in Marton Mere.
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Police are asking for anyone who can help them identify the person in the above CCTV image to get in touch.

CCTV appeal after hotel break-in

An appeal has been launched following a break-in at a country hotel and restaurant in Scorton.

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