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Pervert jailed for two years over indecent images of children

Crime
Mark Presley, who was convicted of attempting to groom children after a sting on North Pier

Pervert convicted after North Pier video sting arrested again

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William Russell Tomkinson, 70, and father and son Trevor Worthington, 88, and Philip Worthington, 64, as well as Derek Smith, 68, were all found guilty

Blackpool Salvation Army 'soldiers' convicted of 23 historic sex attacks

Crime
Left to right Richard Keelty, Head of Google Digital Garage, Phil Smith, Chair of Innovate UK and The Tech Partnership, LEP director Mike Blackburn OBE and Lisa Moizer, Strategic Coordinator, Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub

Businesses to focus on digital skills via new partnership

Business

RAPE: Man, 28, charged with sex attacks in Blackpool

News

Blackpool building services specialist targets Manchester

Business

World gets first glimpse of new royal

News

Runners put best their best feet forward in the Blackpool Marathon

News
The Membranes

Membranes bring punk perfection to second year of their festival

Music

Pervert jailed for two years over indecent images of children

Crime
Mark Presley, who was convicted of attempting to groom children after a sting on North Pier

Pervert convicted after North Pier video sting arrested again

News
William Russell Tomkinson, 70, and father and son Trevor Worthington, 88, and Philip Worthington, 64, as well as Derek Smith, 68, were all found guilty

Blackpool Salvation Army 'soldiers' convicted of 23 historic sex attacks

Crime
Police are on the scene.

RAPE: Man, 28, charged with sex attacks in Blackpool

News
The owner of the Talbot is said to be devastated by the incident

Two stabbed in attack at Blackpool pub

Crime

Temporary traffic lights that caused chaos under Devonshire Road railway bridge axed as council claims they were there without permission

Transport 6
Timothy Hill

Director jailed after giving speed cameras the finger

Crime
Both sides of the M6 are closed.

Motorway closed in both directions due to "police incident"

Transport 1
The line between Bispham and Little Bispham was closed at around 6:20am this morning due to overhead wires on the tracks, with replacement bus services in placerunning from Starr Gate to Fleetwood.

Frustration after damage causes partial closure of Blackpool's tram network

Transport

School trip has a chilly reception

Education

Teachers meet to discuss cuts to funding

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Armfield Academy is on course to open in September with three classes: Reception, Nursery, and Year Seven

Project update: New cohort chosen as building work continues at Blackpool school

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Mereside & Clifton Children's Centre

Blackpool children's centres to be affected by £1m cuts

News

Businesses to focus on digital skills via new partnership

Business
Weavers Quay Manchester

Blackpool building services specialist targets Manchester

Business
Shelby Mercer and Matt Rady from Cameron's Fish & Chips have joined the ReFILL campaign

First chippy in Blackpool signs up for ReFILL scheme

Business 1
Temporary traffic lights were removed on Wednesday

Temporary traffic lights that caused chaos under Devonshire Road railway bridge axed as council claims they were there without permission

Transport 6

Labour to press ahead with new public holiday plans

Politics
Brexit

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Blackpool’s still for Brexit – but we’re not happy

Politics 3
Updated artists impression of a proposed new conference centre for Blackpool.

Chief quizzed on trams, shops and child poverty

Business
Coun Rob Fail is the new leader of Wyre's Labour group

Labour leader in blast over council policy

Politics
Shelby Mercer and Matt Rady from Cameron's Fish & Chips have joined the ReFILL campaign

First chippy in Blackpool signs up for ReFILL scheme

Business 1
Snowy mountains reflected in Buttermere Lake in the Lake District

UK braced for April snowfall as temperatures drop

Environment

YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Lancashire avoids the worst of overnight thunderstorms

News 5
Labour's shadow business and energy secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey speaking to campaigners at the Preston New Road fracking site

Labour "will ban fracking" says shadow energy secretary

Business
St Annes Carnival Queen McKenzie Haase with her dog Ben. Photos: Martin Bostock

Fundraising with man’s best friend

News

Sun shines at the right time for Lytham lifeboat run

News
Thomas Evans, Alfies father, attends Pope Francis general audience at the Vatican and, brave Alfie

YOUR SAY: Tragic case of terminally ill Alfie Evans has split opinion

Health 1
The Shyte home page. The name is an acronym for 'seriously helps you to energise"

Canadian chocolatier Shyte goes viral for hilarious name

Offbeat

Toddler is caught on camera having a spot of difficulty with the word 'goldfish'

Offbeat
Bruce Goodridge took this picture of a blow-up doll during a beach clean in St Annes. He said it was 'something a bit different'.

Blow up doll is one of ‘strangest finds ever’ on St Annes beach

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Michael Parkinson with Judi Dench on his show in 2004

Parky: Men feel under threat for the merest indication they might be flirting

Offbeat
Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

TV and Film

REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

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Rev refs April 2 2018

REV RON GREENALL: Iron theme to my latest memories

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