Christmas News
Angel of the North has Santa hat stolen… by the Grinch

Angel of the North has Santa hat stolen… by the Grinch

The Angel of the North sculpture no longer has its Santa hat on after the pranksters responsible climbed up overnight to remove it.

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Blackpool shoppers hunt for Boxing Day sale bargains

Blackpool shoppers hunt for Boxing Day sale bargains

Blackpool’s retailers were as busy as ever yesterday as shoppers descended into the town centre to be the first to get their hands on Boxing Day sale bargains.

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Energy company BES Utilities collect more than 150 gifts in its first ever festive toy appeal

Energy company BES Utilities collect more than 150 gifts in its first ever festive toy appeal

Workers at a Fylde coast energy specialist teamed up to bring some Christmas cheer to families in Blackpool.

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Jordan Spedding beats cancer to enjoy Christmas at home for the first time in four years

Jordan Spedding beats cancer to enjoy Christmas at home for the first time in four years

Christmas will be extra special for family man Jordan Spedding this year.

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Stepping back in time to Fylde coast Christmas past

Stepping back in time to Fylde coast Christmas past

With the big day fast-approaching, we felt it was only fitting to look back at Christmas part with our archive photographs.

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Baby Jesus kidnapped from town centre crib in St Annes

Baby Jesus kidnapped from town centre crib in St Annes

Baby Jesus has been stolen from his town crib in St Annes town centre.

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Festive cheer as pupils entertain packed Winter Gardens audience at Blackpool Music Service’s Christmas Festival

Festive cheer as pupils entertain packed Winter Gardens audience at Blackpool Music Service’s Christmas Festival

Hundreds of Blackpool youngsters hit all the right notes as they entertained a packed audience at the Winter Gardens.

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Supermarket staff appeal for your help in aid of Fylde coast women’s charity

Supermarket staff appeal for your help in aid of Fylde coast women’s charity

Supermarket staff are hoping to make this a special Christmas for a Fylde coast women’s charity.

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First night of late night shopping in Blackpool proves to be a big hit

First night of late night shopping in Blackpool proves to be a big hit

Shoppers made a beeline for stores during the first late night trading session in Blackpool – and the Houndshill Centre says figures are up on last year.

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VOTE: Where are the best Christmas shops in Lancashire?

VOTE: Where are the best Christmas shops in Lancashire?

The shops are full of festive gear. Which one gets your vote?

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

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