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Hospice hit for six over funding offer

A charity workers were bowled over when a cricketer nominated the hospice as his chosen charity.
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Wyre Councils street cleaning chargehand Bill Ramshaw  with some of the palm oil collected from our beaches

Is end in sight over ‘rancid’ oil scare across the Fylde coast?

“Highly-rancid” palm oil continues to wash up across the Fylde coast, though in smaller amounts, officials said.
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The raiders stole hundreds of pounds worth of GHDs in a raid that lasted just 18 seconds yesterday morning (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

GHDs stolen from Blackpool town centre salon in 18-second smash-and-grab raid

Thieves stole hundreds of pounds worth of GHD hair straighteners in a night-time raid that lasted just 18 seconds.
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Head at Revoe, Dayle Harrison

School 'confident' of reopening after fire alarm fault

Bosses at Revoe Learning Academy and Children's Centre are 'confident' of reopening on Monday, after a fault with the fire alarm system forced it to stay shut.

Education
The signed glove sent by Frank Bruno after CCTV footage (right) of the theft went viral

Bruno lends a hand to help replace Poppy Appeal cash stolen from pub

Boxing champion Frank Bruno is among the well-wishers whose generosity has left a pub landlord floored following the theft of a Poppy Appeal tin.

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Poppy Appeal thief jailed as court is told he also burgled home of 84-year-old disabled man last year

A man caught on camera brazenly putting a Poppy Appeal tin down his trousers at a Cleveleys pub has been jailed.
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An artist's impression of how the new Kirkham and Wesham Primary Care Centre would look (Pic: Fylde and Wyre CCG)

Nine in 10 back moving two doctors’ surgeries into new £6m health centre

Eighty-nine per cent of 1,191 people surveyed by health bosses backed the moving of two doctors’ surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham into a new £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

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The theft was caught on CCTV

Man charged over Poppy Appeal tin theft

A man has been charged by police investigating the theft of a Poppy Appeal tin from a pub in Cleveleys, the force said.

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Ma Kelly's bar in Fleetwood

Ma Kelly’s bar in Fleetwood put up for sale following £400k fine

Ma Kelly’s bar in Fleetwood has been listed for sale by a Blackpool estate agent – after bosses were slapped with a six-figure fine by the council.

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Revoe Primary School's headteacher Dayle Harrison

'Serious technical failure' forces resort school to stay shut tomorrow and Friday

A 'serious technical failure' at a Blackpool school will mean it stays shut tomorrow and Friday.
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Buses diverted after chimney fire in Fleetwood

Police urged people to avoid the area after a chimney fire earlier this afternoon.
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South Shore Academy

'Six police cars and riot van' seen turning up at school after spat between two lads

A 'playground scrap' between two teenage lads saw police called to South Shore Academy in St Annes Road this afternoon.

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This chunk of suspected palm oil washed up on St Annes beach yesterday

Test results reveal what’s washing up on Fylde coast beaches

The stinking, yellow substance washing up on the beaches across the Fylde coast has been confirmed as ‘palm oil’, officials said this afternoon.

Environment
Northfold lost out at the last minute

Northfold pipped at the post in competition to win a new playground

Northfold Community Primary School, in Cleveleys, was pipped at the post in a competition to win a new playground.
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CCTV footage of the alleged theft was released by the pub earlier this month

Man held by police investigating Poppy Appeal tin theft

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a Poppy Appeal tin from a pub in Cleveleys, police said.
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Gaping hole left after Blackpool gas explosion ruins cleared

Almost eight weeks after the resort was rocked by a major blast, which by some ‘miracle’ its occupants survived, the remains of a former guest house have been demolished and removed.

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This huge chunk of suspected palm oil was collected from the beach at Blackpool, and is part of a massive haul taken off the sand by council workers.
Around 1,200kg (around a ton) of the fatty, yellow, foul-smelling grease balls are being stored until test results come back, telling officials exactly what it is.

A ton of toxic ‘palm oil’ is removed - with health warnings still in place

This huge chunk of suspected palm oil was collected from the beach at Blackpool – and is part of a massive haul taken off the sand by council workers.

Environment
Gridlock in Blackpool

Blackpool gridlocked after latest roadworks cause chaos

Furious drivers accused the council of causing mayhem after roadworks threw the town into chaos at rush hour.
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‘Tenacious’ headteacher at Bispham school is praised by Ofsted

The new headteacher at a Bispham primary school has brought a ‘clear sense of direction’, Ofsted said.

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Westcliff pupils celebrate

Praise for youngsters' achievements at Bispham school

The new headteacher at a Bispham primary school has brought a ‘clear sense of direction’, Ofsted said.
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