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New £7m bingo hall plans are set for pub site in Blackpool

The Swift Hound pub could be demolished and replaced with a bingo hall and drive-through restaurant in a £6.8m project.
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Kate Seed, left, with Shaun Clarke and Kelly O'Neil

Sandwich shop owner chooses to help environmental by joining ReFILL scheme

A sandwich shop owner in Blackpool said she knew she wanted to back the ReFILL campaign after reading about The Gazette’s war on plastic.

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Martyn Coyne with his granddad Maurice Green, who has been supported by N-Vision

London Marathon mission for IT manager from Lytham

An IT manager from Lytham is taking is taking on his biggest challenge to help raise funds for a Blackpool charity that supported his grandfather.
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Dinosaurs meet children and shoppers in Houndshill.  Pictured is Alexandra Harman, Samantha Arends and Liam Wright. Pics DAN MARTINO

Dinosaurs roam the Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool

Shoppers were in for a shock when a group of dinosaurs took over Houndshill Shopping Centre this week.
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Police were called to Dinmore Ave

Man arrested on suspicion of rape

A man has been arrested following a report of rape at a Blackpool address.
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Fylde coast woman in ‘constant discomfort’ Commons hears during debate on vaginal mesh implants

Harrowing details of the trauma suffered by women with vaginal mesh implants were heard in the Commons, as one MP asked ministers why if cars could be recalled when a fault was found, mesh could not be banned.

Health
Contact staff Manchester

Blackpool firm’s £6.75m scheme

A Blackpool building firm has won the £6.75m contract to revamp a top North West theatre and arts hub.

Business
Teachers meet to discuss cuts to funding

Teachers meet to discuss cuts to funding

Teachers’ leaders from across Lancashire will be converging on Manchester today for a major summit on funding cuts.

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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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Blackpool North station

Here's what a Northern director had to say when confronted about yet 'another cancelled train'

A regional director at Northern Rail, which operates the trains running out of Blackpool, appeared to blame delays in the electrification work between the resort’s North station and Preston for trains being cancelled.
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Blackpool North station earlier this week

Rail minister blames delay on electrification work on bad weather and two specialist trains that broke down and CRASHED

Rail minister Jo Johnson said he was ‘disappointed’ with the delay on work, which was blamed on a ‘combination of bad weather and technical glitches’, including a breakdown on a specialist wiring train – with another wiring train involved in a road smash.
Transport
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

Temporary traffic lights under the railway bridge in Devonshire Road, North Shore, were removed on the orders of the council, which yesterday claimed they were put up without permission.
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Police want to speak to Jamie Williams, also known as 'Scouse Jay'

Have you seen ‘Scouse Jay’?

Police want to speak to this man and would like to hear from anyone who has seen him.

Crime
Twelve Tellers

The best bars with dance floors in Lancashire

If you fancy a boogie but don't want to pay nightclub prices, here are the best bars with a dance floor.
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Unknown family pictured on one of the postcards in Steve Gomersall's collection

Wish you were there? Collection of Blackpool boarding house postcards provides a picture of the past

Memory Lane reader Steve Gomersall brought in these delightful postcards to share with readers.

Nostalgia
Amanda and Nick Thompson prepare for the final piece to be placed in the creation of Icon at the Pleasure Beach, back in February

An iconic day in resort's history: Pleasure Beach sets date for first riders of new rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach's new £16.25m rollercoaster Icon will open to the public on Friday, May 25 - in time for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

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Blackpool police took delivery of eight scooters for patrol work in September 1959

The thin blue line of Fylde over the ages

They’re a well-known sight on Fylde coast streets and have been for close to 200 years.

Nostalgia
Gazette advert for R Waring Ltd, Cleveleys, in 1953

Barry Band: The growth of the small screen on the Fylde coast

‘The Television Pioneers of the Fylde’ was how the firm of R. Waring Ltd, of 105 Victoria Road, Cleveleys, advertised themselves in the 1950s.

Nostalgia
Ric Hulme of Moshpit Burgers at the Waterloo Music Bar

Burger bar’s a dope plan for rock fans

Working up a sweat in the moshpit is sure to give rock fans an appetite.

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Franklin Graham

‘We won’t back hate speech’

Even more Blackpool 
Christians have announced they will not support the 
‘Festival of Hope’ at the 
Winter Gardens following anti-gay and anti-Muslim comments from one of its speakers.

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