Praise for ‘polite’ pupils at Our Lady following Ofsted inspection

A ‘family-orientated and caring’ school has been praised following an inspection.

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Three men hunted after £1,000 of electrical goods bought with suspected cloned credit card

A suspected cloned credit card was used to buy £1,000 of electrical goods, including a vacuum cleaner, toaster, and kettle, police said.

Biker Michael Benson speaks of his recovery at his Blackpool home

Biker seriously hurt after hitting taxi driver’s car left on double-yellows wants ‘justice’

After setting off for work, metal bender Michael Benson was forced to pull his 50cc moped over so he could pull on his waterproofs in the midst of a summer downpour.

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Dead otters found on Chain Lane and Mythop Road. Picture by Simon Fretwell

Dead otters a sign of growing numbers

Two dead otters have been found in Staining and Marton roads.

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The Harbour in Blackpool

Fire breaks out at The Harbour mental health unit

Firefighters were called out to Blackpool's mental health facility last night.

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The Harbour in Preston New Road, Marton

Health bosses’ concern over impact Harbour patients have on Vic’s A&E department

There has been a rise in patients being taken from the resort’s flagship mental health facility to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, documents have revealed.

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The Cottage Chip shop    NEW HOUSE ROAD   marton  FISH AND CHIPS

Fire forces chip shop to close

A fire broke out in Blackpool’s oldest fish and chip shop.

The Harbour in Preston New Road, Marton

Coroner demands action over ‘serious systems failure’ at Blackpool’s Harbour mental health facility

A mentally ill patient being transferred from The Harbour was sectioned after causing a serious crash on the M55 - but was released without being assessed and went on to kill herself, a coroner ruled.

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VIDEO: Driver hunted after car ploughs into shop

A shopkeeper and his daughter had a narrow escape after a 4x4 vehicle being chased by police came within inches of ploughing into their premises.

Marton Burial Ground now

Overgrown cemetery gets a big makeover

A Marton cemetery which was so overgrown with weeds that mourners could not get to graves has been spruced-up.

The Harbour in Blackpool

Trust chiefs say ‘staffing is a priority’ after Harbour worker’s concern

Bosses at Blackpool’s flagship mental health facility have insisted safe staffing levels are ‘a priority’, following concerns from a member of staff.

Anita Cottam shows off the physique which saw her finish fourth in the world championships

Marton mum continues to build success

A Marton mum who turned her life around after taking up weight training has ranked among the best in the bodybuilding world.
A number of parked cars were damaged in a crash in Marcroft Avenue, Marton

Motorist banned after crash near school

A motorist was banned from the roads for three years after pleading guilty to drug driving.

Debi Rusling (top left) has replaced Jo Snape (top right) at Baines' Endowed, which celebrated its 300th anniversary earlier this year

New headteacher confirmed at Marton

The acting headteacher at Baines’ Endowed Church of England Primary Academy in Marton has been given the job on a permanent basis.

Pic: Lancashire's Road Policing Unit

Van with 'Irish plates' in Blackpool turns out to be stolen

Traffic officers pulled over a van with Irish number plates earlier, and found it was a UK van reported stolen, police said.
UPDATE: Driver reported after crash causes traffic jams

UPDATE: Driver reported after crash causes traffic jams

A driver was reported for driving without due care and attention after a car crash in Marton, police said.

Ben Taylor (pictured) and builder Danny Mustin have been hailed after helping a pensioner in the car park at Screwfix in Marton

Pair hailed after reviving pensioner who ‘died’ in Screwfix car park

Two men have been hailed as heroes for saving a grandad’s life after he had a heart attack behind the wheel of his car.

The Halfords garage in Vicarage Lane, close to where the accident happened (Pic: Google)

Pensioner 'poorly' after suffering suspected heart attack behind the wheel

An 82-year-old Blackpool man who crashed his car yesterday may have had a heart attack, police said.
The junction of Waterloo Road and Vicarage Lane in Marton (Pic: Google)

Traffic lights out at busy Blackpool junction

The traffic lights at the junction of Waterloo Road and Vicarage Lane in Marton were out this morning.
Progress Way roundabout

Golf driver ‘flees scene’ after crash on Progress Way

A red Volkswagen Golf made off from the scene of an accident which saw another car smash into a lamp-post on a Blackpool dual carriageway, police said.

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