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Loud music, drilling and dogs barking are highest on list of complaints in Blackpool

It is a scenario many people dread.

Crime
The stadium where England take on Panama lit up last night

England and Panama fans party until dawn

England fans sang and danced into the early hours of the morning in Nizhny Novgorod ahead of the Three Lions World Cup clash with Panama.

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England fans will be cheering their team on once again.

Chief ‘sad’ over low turnout of England fans at World Cup

The chairman of the Football Association has said he is “sad” the numbers of England fans in Russia for the World Cup is lower than previous tournaments.

Blackpool
Blackpool Tower has recruited a new team of kids to specially created roles including chief of fun

Meet Blackpool Tower's tiny team with big ideas!

Say hello to Blackpool Tower’s newest recruits.

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The offenders appeared at Mansfield magistrates' court.

Pervert blamed wife for child abuse pics

A paedophile tried to blame his wife after a stash of vile images of child abuse were found on his computer.

Crime
The man will appear before Westminster Magistrates tomorrow

Thug threatened to shoot bouncer and rape the wives of police officers

A man threatened to shoot door security staff and rape police officers wives.

Crime
South Pier, Blackpool

Parts of Blackpool’s South Pier cordoned off in safety scare

Parts of Blackpool’s South Pier are understood to have been closed following a safety scare.

News

Can you help find these Fylde coast fugitives?

Here’s the fifth and final instalment of our series, Crime Files.

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The High Court case relates to a 104m contract for community health services

NHS trusts overturn Lancashire's £100m Virgin Care contract

Lancashire County Council has lost a legal ruling over privatised healthcare services in Fylde and Wyre.

Health
Blackpool Town Hall

Doctor regretted not making visit

A doctor who refused to visit an ill disabled woman – instead diagnosing her over the phone – has told of his regret at an inquest into her death.

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Fishers Field Park in South Shore, Blackpool

Defiant dog owners ignore pitches ‘ban’

Signs have been put up banning the public from a popular grassy spot in South Shore for a year – though they can’t be enforced and are being ignored anyway.

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Trinity Hospice and Brian House on Low Moor Road

Sixty mile bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool is set to benefit Trinity Hospice

Keen cyclists are being invited to challenge themselves with a 60 mile bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool, all in the name of charity.

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Jamie Oakey, young amputee footballer and captain of the England junior squad

Young footballer is European hopeful

A Blackpool teenager with only one foot is set to represent England in a European footballtournament next month.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court orders dog to be put to sleep

A court has ordered a dog be put to sleep after police identified it as an illegal breed following an attack on a child.

Crime
Theatre Of Hate

Westworld hitmakers get set for Blackpool's Rebellion Festival

Set to hit the stage at Rebellion Festival in August are cult favourites Theatre Of Hate.

Whats on
Kevin Kennedy

They’re on the final countdown to tour

A soap favourite and a Pop Idol will be heading the cast of hit musical Rock Of Ages when it comes to Blackpool next year.

Whats on
Anne Walmsley and Margaret Field both suffer from macular degeneration

‘It’s awful not having your sight... you never really get used to it’

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss and affects 600,000 in the UK alone.

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Flooring has been laid at the new Armfield Academy, in Lytham Road, South Shore

PROJECT UPDATE: The former Arnold School in Lytham Road, South Shore

Work on new school picks up pace before September opening

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The Hilton is set to stay open, but wont be a Hilton from beyond Tuesday, according to its own website

Silence deafening over future of Blackpool hotel

The Hilton Hotel on the Promenade in North Shore will ‘cease to operate’ next week – but bosses have remained tight-lipped on who will be taking over.

Business
Blackpool Town Crier Barry McQueen signals the start of the journey to Euston, London

The return of the Blackpool Belle and the story behind the song

Years ago, it used to bring Lancashire workers to the resort to dance the night away at the Tower Ballroom and Winter Gardens and was dubbed the “passion wagon”.

Nostalgia
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