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Shop owner is left ‘sick’ by burglary

Burglars broke into a Blackpool sandwich shop, vandalised a room and broke into a safe.


New coaster joins long list of popular rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

As the countdown continues to the opening of the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25m rollercoaster Icon, we look back at some of the attraction’s old favourites.

The M&S store at Freeport Fleetwood

M&S to close its Freeport store

M&S has announced it is to close its outlet at Fleetwood Freeport at the end of July, sparking bitter disappointment in the town.

Kyle Dempsey has been the subject of rumoured interest from Championship clubs

Fleetwood Town ace Kyle Dempsey Championship departure rumours are rejected

Club sources say Kyle Dempsey is staying at Fleetwood Town for now following speculation linking him with a summer move to the Championship

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Unity Academy in North Shore

Garden waste fire led to 999 call to North Shore school

A plume of foul-smelling smoke sparked fears of a blaze at a North Shore school.

Skool of Street Dance Company Arti - Dodgers Twist

Urban arts group puts twist on Oliver tale

Street dancers are reviewing the situation with a fresh take of a theatre favourite.

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Emergency rescue teams and a lifeboat were called out to the Promenade near to the Hilton Hotel

Lifeboat launched to sea rescue in North Shore

A man on the wrong side of the sea wall in North Shore sparked an emergency call out overnight, says the Coastguard.
Pier owner Peter Sedgwick

Swing band to a-pier as part of landmark’s celebration day

A special day to celebrate the place of a Blackpool pier within the resort community will take place next month.

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Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse tribute Lioness

Roar-some tribute to Amy Winehouse comes to Fleetwood

The full stage show from Lioness will be recreating the emotional rollercoaster of Amy Winehouse’s career.

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Alfie Boe

Welsh choir supports Alfie’s Homecoming show

Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud will support Alfie Boe when he returns to his hometown for a special one-off concert next week.
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Hayley Riley and Louise Evans in Over the Garden Fence at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Impact of dementia is in the spotlight at Blackpool's Grand Theatre

The stark realities of living with dementia are the focus of a hard-hitting production being aimed at those working in the health profession.

Annette McNeil and daughters Caitlin (centre) and Erin (right) were at the Manchester Arena during the attack last year.

Garstang mum Annette McNeil praises "fantastic" support services for her and her daughters in aftermath of the Manchester Arena Bombing

A mum and her two daughters who were at the Manchester Arena when it was the centre of a terrorist attack has praised local victim support and mental health services for the support in its aftermath.
Poppy workshop in Fleetwood park blooming nice

Poppy workshop in Fleetwood park blooming nice

A park in Fleetwood will be playing host to a free workshop session at the weekend based around the theme of poppies.

Sarah Cox says her son was failed by the system after he suffered mental health problems after abusing drugs like spice.

‘The system has failed to help my sick son’

A heartbroken mother who attacked at knifepoint by her mentally ill son has told a court her son has been “failed” by the health and justice systems.


Blackpool: From the courts 22-05-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Northlands Hotel on Hornby Road

Blackpool hoteliers hit out at plans for flats

A former party hotel in Blackpool’s holiday heartland looks set to be converted to flats, despite objections from other hoteliers who fear the move will undermine the tourism offer.

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APPEAL: Man suffers serious facial injuries in Blackpool 'bar brawl'

A man suffered serious facial injuries after he was smashed in the face with a glass bottle at a bar in Blackpool, say police.
Presenter Zoe Ball

Zoe set to have a ball at Radio 2's Ibiza weekend

Zoe Ball is to present the first BBC Radio 2 broadcasts from Ibiza, celebrating the dance music scene which has poured out from the island for the past three decades.

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Rhian Monteith

Blackpool paramedic Rhian’s pioneering idea helps cut A&E visits

A senior Blackpool paramedic’s innovative idea which reduced A&E visits from “frequent callers” by up to 90 per cent is now being rolled out across the country.

MP Paul Maynard with health minister Jackie Doyle Price.

Mental health minister in Blackpool

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard joined health and emergency service leaders signing a pledge to work together for the benefit of patients in the town.

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