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Patient diaries are a hit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A former patient at Blackpool Vic has backed a diary scheme which records patients’ experiences while they are intensive care.

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Beth Tildesley, Project Officer at Healthwatch Lancashire

Military veterans are ‘not confident of getting the help they need from the NHS’

Just six per cent of military veterans in Lancashire are confident their GPs can give the health services they need, according to a new report.

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Unity Academy in North Shore

Garden waste fire led to 999 call to North Shore school

A plume of foul-smelling smoke sparked fears of a blaze at a North Shore school.

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Blackpool and The Fylde College

Blackpool college jobs under threat in axe woes

Blackpool and The Fylde College announced redundancies – with 16 jobs under threat.

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A new �1.3m outpatient service will be launched in Lancashire this year

New £1.3m service in the community for new and expectant mums

A new £1.3m service will be launched in Lancashire to help new and expecting mums cope with post-natal depression and other mental illnesses.

Health
A 25-year-old man from Fleetwood got his 4x4 stuck in the mud at Lytham on Thursday, May 17, 2018 (Picture: Lytham and Blackpool Coastguard)

Driver’s sinking feeling as he gets his new motor stuck in the mud

A Fleetwood motorist faces a bill of thousands of pounds after getting his new Suzuki 4x4 stuck in the mud at Lytham.

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Andy Mellor, headteacher at St Nicholas Church of England Primary School in Marton

Blackpool schools' funding cuts puts scores of jobs at risk

Scores of jobs are under threat at schools across Blackpool, which a union claimed could cost people their homes.

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Empire bingo hall in Marton. Top middle: Callers Howard Batley and Linda Burns.

Eyes down, heads up as Empire stays strong

Hidden beneath the carpets and stage are secrets of a bygone era, an age when revellers danced the night away as they watched some of the biggest names in music perform; The Beatles, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
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Jane Tweddle lost her life in the Manchester Arena attack in May last year

School to close to remember receptionist Jane on first anniversary of Manchester Arena terror attack

The school where Jane Tweddle, who died in the Manchester Arena bombing attack, worked as a receptionist will stay closed on the atrocity’s first anniversary, it was announced.

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Afternoon tea served on a Union Jack-clad heritage tram to celebrate the royal wedding. Margaret and Peggy Crawford.

PICTURES: Union Jack waving crowd enjoy afternoon tea on heritage tram to celebrate the royal wedding

Is there anything more British than afternoon tea served on a tram on a warm, sunny spring day on the Fylde coast?

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St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School in Newton Drive, Blackpool (Picture: Google)

Blackpool primary school is ‘very welcoming and inclusive’, Ofsted finds

The headteacher at a Blackpool primary school was praised for running a ‘very welcoming and inclusive school, with strong Christian values’, by Ofsted.

Education
One person, in a convention-related shirt, appeared to take a motorist's keys before shoving him after the driver got out his VW to retrieve them (Pictures: Alex Miklos)

YOUNG FARMERS: Police brand behaviour by 'minority' as 'unacceptable' and say two arrests were made

Two young farmers were arrested during the annual convention in Blackpool, police said.
Crime
L-R: Stacey Bone with Tommy Robinson, Bee Taylor with Amelia Bee, Alison Lochner with Heidi Singleton-Hardy

Nursery praised by Ofsted - just months after being told it needs to improve

A children’s nursery in rural Wyre has been praised by an inspector after a turnaround in fortunes.

Education
The M&S inside Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Mouse sighting sparks closure of M&S at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A mouse was seen at the branch of Marks and Spencer inside the main entrance at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, sparking its closure.

Health
This is how the beach was left on Sunday evening

Picture shows the shameful way beach-goers left the sand after a glorious day of sun in Blackpool

This picture, taken on the beach close to Central Pier, shows the shameful way people left it after enjoying a glorious day of sunshine.
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Stanley Park in Blackpool on Saturday, May 6, 2018, by Chris Webb

Here’s how Stanley Park helps save the NHS £111 million every year

Elaine Smith, chairman of the Friends of Stanley Park group, has agreed with a report suggesting parks in the UK save the NHS money.

Health
The Springfield House Hotel in Pilling could become a health retreat

Springfield House Hotel wedding venue set to become mental health retreat

A Grade II-listed hotel, a popular wedding venue until it closed late last year, is set to be turned into a mental health retreat.

Business

VIDEO: Watch as a group dressed as ORANGE CONES halts traffic - including buses - in Blackpool town centre

A group dressed as orange cones stopped traffic in Blackpool town centre by dancing in the road on one of the busiest weekends of the year - as well as one of the hottest.
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Photo: David Hurst'PrestFest. Mel C

PICTURES: Mel C rocks the Flag Market at Prestfest after Gok Wan’s style and music show Fashion Rocks

Hundreds of people enjoyed a fashion show in the sunshine before Spice Girl Mel C rocked the Flag Market yesterday.

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Resident taken to hospital after fire breaks out in basement of house in Knott End

One person was taken to hospital after breathing in smoke when a fire broke out in a basement of a house in Knott End.

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