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Plan would see £300,000 investment in Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations looks set for a £300,000 cash injection which would see 16 LED screens installed above Central Promenade.


VIDEO: What is it like to ride the new ICON rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

For thrillseekers who can't wait to ride Blackpool Pleasure Beach's new £16m ICON rollercoaster - or those wondering if they dare - this is what you can expect when it opens to the public on Friday.

Criminals involved in weapons offences rarely get jail terms of more than a year in Lancashire courts, figures show

Only one in nine criminals convicted of possessing weapons are sentenced to at least 12 months in jail.

The Villa Italian restaurant at Greenhalgh

Great value deals but shame about the disappointing pizza

We must have passed the Villa Italian hundreds of times but had never previously ventured in.

Sessions House

Ex police admin worker caught with indecent images of children at Fleetwood home

A former civilian police worker was caught with a stash of indecent pictures of youngsters he had downloaded five years ago on his PC.


WATCH: Blackpool Pleasure Beach opens new £16m Icon rollercoaster

The Gazette was today given a special preview of Blackpool's newest rollercoaster which will open to the public on Friday.
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The Incident Commander at the rear of the traffic queue following this morning's collison

M6 re-opens after ten-vehicle crash at busy junction

A lorry driver was taken to hospital by air ambulance after suffering major trauma in a multi-vehicle pile-up earlier today.

Berlinah Wallace, who poured sulphuric acid over her former partner Mark van Dongen's face. Photo credit: Avon and Somerset Police/PA Wire

Life sentence for 'pure evil' acid attacker Berlinah Wallace

A fashion student has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years in prison for throwing acid over her former partner, who later died by euthanasia, in "an act of pure evil".

Take a trip on a bus like this at Morecambe Vintage Bus Day

Things to do (May 25 - 29)

Take your pick of these great events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

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Top: The proposed new conference centre for Blackpool

Letters - May 23, 2018

Conference centre will boost town year round

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Mellon and Pilley

Former boss Mellon's Tranmere added to Fleetwood Town's pre-season schedule

Fleetwood Town will awaken the ghosts of promotions past during a pre-season programme which includes visits to Micky Mellon’s Tranmere and Graham Alexander’s Salford.

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Primary school headteacher Timothy Moule who has been jailed for four years and four months at Stafford Crown Court, after he secretly filmed young boys getting changed and downloaded images of children as young as two being abused. Photo credit: West Mercia Police/PA Wire

Primary school headteacher jailed for filming young boys

A primary school headteacher who secretly filmed young boys getting changed and downloaded images of children as young as two being abused has been jailed for four years and four months.

Thomas's Battersea in London, as Husnain Rashid, will appear at Woolwich Crown Court

Lancashire IS supporter incited lone wolf attacks on Prince George at school, court told

An Islamic State (IS) supporter encouraged would-be lone wolf attackers to target Prince George at school, a court has heard.
St Annes heavy metal band Slander

Metal heads ready to rock at home gig

After more than 20 years away, St Annes metal band Slander will play a homecoming gig next month.

John Lonsdale

Fylde business leaders "need support" to deliver growth

Leaders of businesses across Lancashire must be supported to ensure the county’s economy thrives.

Go Electrical of Blackpool which has had a busy 12 months

Busy year for Blackpool electricals company

A busy year of change for a Blackpool electrical wholesale specialist has been topped off with an award win.

The Guardian Concert Band

Concert band and choir add to appeal

Local musicians have joined the bill to add an extra special touch to open air theatre at Lytham Hall this summer.

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The Jazz Club 3

Jazzy trio will be all at sea for festival

A jazz trio will be the only Fylde musicians on the bill at the Beyond The Sea boutique festival this weekend.

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Pool will travel to face Port Vale on Saturday, July 21

Blackpool announce friendly double-header

Blackpool have added two further fixtures to their pre-season schedule.
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Blackpool: From the courts 23-05-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
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