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How to help hospice AND get rid of your tree when Christmas is over

Got a real Christmas tree? When the festivities are over, would you like it to be collected and recycled?

Health

IN PICTURES: Trinity Hospice Blackpool Santa Dash 2017

You may expect to see the occasional Santa around at this time of year – but there were literally hundreds of them taking part in a charity bash in Blackpool.

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Man arrested in Blackpool following anti-paedophile group sting pleads guilty to sexual offences

A man who was arrested following a sting operation by an anti-paedophile group on Blackpool’s North Pier has pleaded guilty to sexual offences.

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Damien Eichner

Roof escape bid after knife raids

A robber who tried to escape across rooftops after holding up three shops at knife-point within 15 minutes has been jailed for eight years and four months.
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Blackpool magistrates court

Bispham convicted rapist was in company of boys

A convicted child rapist has been arrested after police saw him in the company of young boys.
Crime
Blackpool South beach has retained its 'excellent' water quality rating while all others on the Fylde coast were named 'good'

Blackpool's blue flag looks safe as water quality on Fylde coast beaches gets seal of approval

The sea off the Fylde coast is cleaner than ever, it has been revealed.

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‘Tenacious’ headteacher at Bispham school is praised by Ofsted

The new headteacher at a Bispham primary school has brought a ‘clear sense of direction’, Ofsted said.

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Westcliff pupils celebrate

Praise for youngsters' achievements at Bispham school

The new headteacher at a Bispham primary school has brought a ‘clear sense of direction’, Ofsted said.
Education
Lorraine McCartney, Linda Davies, Elaine Midgley and Lillian Towler

Raising a cup and funds for the hospice

Fundraisers put the kettle on and sat down for a brew to help a good cause.

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Lord Shuttleworth  is pictured with Laila Remtulla and chef John Kermode

Bispham firm cooks up treat for Lord’s big visit

A Bispham business played host to an aristocratic visitor.

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Preston Crown Court

Blackpool man charged with possession of indecent images of children

A man has made his first appearance at court charged with possessing over 2000 pornographic pictures of children.
Crime
Crews from Fleetwood and Bispham were in attendance

Crews tackle kitchen blaze at Fleetwood flat

A man required hospital treatment following a kitchen fire at a flat in Fleetwood.

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Ken Townsley, pictured here at Donna's Dream House after paying for a refurb, has pledged �100m of his fortune to good causes

Kind-hearted Ken’s Santa Dash sponsorship means more cash to help poorly resort children

A former airport baggage handler turned multimillionaire has sponsored the annual Santa Dash – which will mean more cash for youngsters at Bispham’s Brian House Children’s Hospice.

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Staff from Vets4Pets in Cleveleys have donated animal breating apparatus to firefighters from Bispham

Bispham fire station given new life-saving kit

Bispham’s fire engine has been fitted with a new piece of life-saving equipment aimed at helping pets caught up in blazes.

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A 65-year-old man beat off two attackers who grabbed him from behind before punching him without provocation, police said.
The man was targeted on the Prom at Bispham after getting off a tram close to Madison Avenue. 
(Pic: Google)

Man, 65, beat off attackers who grabbed and punched him in Bispham ‘without provocation’

A 65-year-old man beat off two attackers who grabbed him from behind before punching him without provocation, police said.

Crime
The new signs at Moor Park Leisure Centre

Parking tickets ‘torn up’ amid confusion at Moor Park Leisure Centre

The firm that owns the car park at Moor Park Leisure Centre in Bispham said it has torn up parking tickets handed out to confused drivers.

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Mark Kilmurray, pictured in 2016

Armfield Academy appoints headteacher - as it’s revealed it will have a ‘VR studio’ for pupils

Mark Kilmurray, associate principal at Montgomery High School in Bispham, has been appointed headteacher at the Armfield Academy.

Education
Firefighters spent around 20 minutes extinguishing the fire using an Aqua pod.

Machinery catches fire at industrial unit in Bispham

A fire started after machinery caught alight at an industrial unit in Bispham, say fire crews.

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Firefighters wearing breathing equipment put out the fire using a hosereel jet.

Kitchen fire sparks emergency call-out in Bispham

A kitchen fire filled a house with smoke after it broke out in Bispham, say fire services.
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Gang of youths dumped shoebox full of kittens on doorstep of Bispham couple

Gang of youths dumped shoebox full of kittens on doorstep of Bispham couple

A cat rescue that took in four seriously ill, abandoned kittens has appealed for the owner of the mother cat to come forward.

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