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The top 12 most read Blackpool news stories in 2018

It was the shenanigans at Blackpool FC and tragic deaths at Blackpool Victoria Hospital that proved the most read stories in 2018.

Here are the top 12 stories, in no particular order, that visitors to our website were most interested in.

An eight-year-old boy reported being sexually assaulted by a stranger in a Blackpool amusement arcades toilet in October.

1. Eight-year-old boy sexually assaulted by stranger in Blackpool amusement arcades toilet

An eight-year-old boy reported being sexually assaulted by a stranger in a Blackpool amusement arcades toilet in October.
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Rollercoaster reacted with shock after Blackpool Pleasure Beach closed and dismantled a ride in January which has been popular at the attraction for six decades.

2. End of the Wild Mouse

Rollercoaster reacted with shock after Blackpool Pleasure Beach closed and dismantled a ride in January which has been popular at the attraction for six decades.
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A new mum died at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in April after contracting an infection following child birth. The woman died in hospital after getting a suspected case of streptococcus.

3. Infection kills new mum in tragedy at Blackpool Vic

A new mum died at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in April after contracting an infection following child birth. The woman died in hospital after getting a suspected case of streptococcus.
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A body was recovered from the roof of a South Shore pub in November. Britannia Place, off Blackpool Promenade, was closed off following the discovery of the body, which is understood to have been found on the roof of Yates.

4. Body found on roof of Blackpool pub

A body was recovered from the roof of a South Shore pub in November. Britannia Place, off Blackpool Promenade, was closed off following the discovery of the body, which is understood to have been found on the roof of Yates.
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