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Appeal to find Gooseberry the snake’s owner

An appeal has gone out in an effort to reunite a snake - found in Lytham - with its owner.

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Are "do-gooders killing fun and laughter"?

Punch and Judy man hits back at political correctness

A Punch and Judy man has whacked political correctness after a school cancelled a booking over fears that the show glorified domestic violence.
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'Ave it!

Holland's Pies have come up with the snack of the summer

What do you do if it's a little to hot for your favourite pie tea?
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Gritters are out across Lancashire to prevent roads from melting in the blistering summer heat

There's not a snowflake in sight but the heat wave that has hit Lancashire these last few weeks has led to the unusual sight of gritters being used in the summer sun.
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Keeley Atkinson's phone

This Leyland phone is among the worst in the country

With two fifths of people admitting to have cracked their phone screen in the past, it’s no secret that us Brits are clumsy.

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Sexist and demeaning social posts

Burger King sorry for Whopper offer to women who get pregnant by World Cup stars

Burger King has said it is sorry after offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players.

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Moderation is the key

Prime Minister weighs in on row over World Cup flags

Theresa May has said she hopes that a way can be found for all England football fans to be able to show their support for the team by flying flags during the World Cup.
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Batman, looking extra fetching

The story of how this Batman got a crochet costume

Superhero action figures normally don't wear crochet costumes but one Batman toy is getting a lot of attention for the right reasons.

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WATCH: Thousand turtles etched onto Blackpool beach in fight against plastic pollution

A team of artists stencilled 1,000 turtles on the sand in Blackpool to help tackle the problem of plastic pollution.
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Swearing is good for you

Talk to your children about swearing, urges sweary scientist

Parents should talk to their children about swearing rather than pretend it does not happen, according to a leading scientist.

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Worldwide, sales of drones reached a peak of 13.1 billion US dollars (9.69 billion) in 2016

UK drone regulation 'in chaos' as flying gadget technology takes off

Regulation of privately owned drones is in a state of "chaos" as authorities belatedly wake up to the impact of the flying gadgets, according to a leading UK robotics expert.

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The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

D-Day veterans asked to register to attend 75th Normandy Landings commemorations

D-Day veterans are being asked to register their intention to attend the 75th commemorations of the Normandy Landings next year.
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Britain's female medieval warriors

One way to have a girls’ knight out!

Two swordfighting sisters from the Fylde coast were among the first British women to bring the art of medieval combat to the world stage.

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Could Devon disco idea lead the way for Blackpool phone boxes?

A Devon town has turned its traditional red phone box into a tiny nightclub - complete with a music system, glitter ball and lighting, but could it work in Blackpool?
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The Eifelzoo in Luenebach, western Germany

Escaped big cats scare at flood-hit German zoo

A flood at a zoo in western Germany sparked fears that two lions, two tigers and a jaguar had escaped their enclosures, sparking a massive search by police and warnings to residents to stay indoors.
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Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
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WATCH: Hero climbs Paris building to save dangling toddler

A migrant from Mali living illegally in France is being honoured by President Emmanuel Macron for scaling an apartment building to save a four-year-old child dangling from a fifth-floor balcony.
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Firefighters' 7,500m climb for fellow life-savers

Preesall firefighters are putting their fitness to the test today as they embark on a 7,500m ladder climb to support their fellow life-savers.
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'Cheeky seal' sparks emergency call out

A 'person in the water' off the coast of Blackpool turned out to be a 'cheeky' seal 'popping up his head to say hello'.

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Willow's Force Free Grooming, in Blackpool

The best dog grooming salons in Lancashire

Dogs and their owners have been voting.

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