Recalling the most memorable events in Blackpool from September to December, 2018

Recalling the most memorable events in Blackpool from September to December, 2018

Part three of our three part series where Jack Dinsley looks back at what made the headlines in 2018.

This year has been a big year for news. In part one The Gazette looked back at what made the headlines in the first four months of 2018. In part two we looked back at what made the headlines from May to August. Here’s what people were talking about from September to December.

The company behind some of Blackpools best-loved bars and clubs went into administration. Venues operating under Funny Girls Ltd were taken over by family-run beer business Thwaites, saving around 100 jobs.

1. September 4 - Funny Girls goes into administration

The company behind some of Blackpools best-loved bars and clubs went into administration. Venues operating under Funny Girls Ltd were taken over by family-run beer business Thwaites, saving around 100 jobs.
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A pair of blue plaques were unveiled to honour the memory of Blackpool football legends Frank Swift and Jimmy Armfield.

2. September 5 - Football legends honoured

A pair of blue plaques were unveiled to honour the memory of Blackpool football legends Frank Swift and Jimmy Armfield.
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Anti-fracking campaigners remained steadfast in their environmental fight one year on from the creation of a 24/7 outpost at Preston New Road.

3. September 8 - Fracking protesters celebrate anniversary

Anti-fracking campaigners remained steadfast in their environmental fight one year on from the creation of a 24/7 outpost at Preston New Road.
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4. #Fri Dec 28 16:07:14 GMT 2018''[IPTC]Source=''[IPTC]Application\ Record\ Version=2''[IPTC]Copyright\ Notice=jpimedia''[IPTC]Object\ Name=October 15 - Fracking starts''[IPTC]Caption/Abstract=Fracking began at Preston New Road following a lengthy battle between environmental protesters and oil and gas company Cuadrilla. It was the first time fracking went ahead in the UK since 2011.''[IPTC]Headline=October 15 - Fracking starts

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