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Strictly Come Dancing kicks off in Blackpool

Blackpool is firmly in the spotlight as hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing is being broadcast to millions of home live from the Tower Ballroom.

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The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to Blackpool bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.

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Fleetwood Town's manager Uwe Rosler with assistant head coach Rob Kelly

MATCH REPORT: Fleetwood 0 Doncaster 0

Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns thwarted his home-town club Doncaster as his vital saves secured a point against Doncaster Rovers.

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Details for this year's Layton Christmas lights switch-on have been revealed

Details announced for Christmas lights switch-on celebration

Plans for the 2017 Christmas lights switch-on festivities in Layton have been finalised.

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Revoe Primary School's headteacher Dayle Harrison

'Serious' fire alarm fault fixed as Blackpool school set to reopen

Bosses at a Blackpool school say it will re-open on Monday after a 'serious technical failure' forced it to close on Thursday and Friday.

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One of the raiders stands on the street as lookout, while the other prepares to hit the salon's glass front door with what looks like a hockey stick (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

Salon set to quit Blackpool town centre, saying it’s now too ‘scary’ for customers

A salon targeted in a smash-and-grab raid is to quit Blackpool town centre after 12 years, claiming it is now too “scary” for female customers.

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Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez. Photos by Dave Nelson

Venue casts its spell on Strictly dancers

The jewel in Blackpool’s glittering crown, the Tower Ballroom, is once more be going live to the nation as Strictly Come Dancing broadcasts from the resort tonight.

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A previous Christmas market at the Marine Hall

Festive market at weekend

One of the biggest events in Fleetwood’s winter calendar is being staged at the town’s Marine Hall this Sunday.

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Tranformed - how Fleetwood docks could look as part of the ambitious Fleetwood Quays proposals.

£200m dock plans to create 350 jobs

Plans for a multi-million pound transformation of Fleetwood’s Wyre Dock has been unveiled for the first time.

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Damien Eichner

Robber jailed for three knife-point raids on shops in quarter of an hour

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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Jean Matthews-Gough

Blackpool sporting legend Sir Stanley Matthews memorabilia to be auctioned

The daughter of football legend Sir Stanley Matthews is to sell off some of her father’s momentoes – and she wants fans to have them.
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Former Fleetwood boss Pressley

Patient Pressley seeks right club

He vacated the Fleetwood Town managerial hotseat over 15 months ago but Steven Pressley says his lengthy absence from the game was planned as he patiently waits to make the right next step.

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Traffic in the town centre due to roadworks on the Promenade and Talbot Road

Shop owners hit back over ‘gridlock resort’

Cars continue to queue on Blackpool roads as roadworks sparked travel chaos across the resort.

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The Broadway Stars Morris dancers

Broadway Stars’ £9k fund success

Dedicated dancers at a Blackpool dance troupe who brought home a haul of medals at this year’s championship competition have been rewarded for their efforts

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Top right: Blackpool Norths number 2 signal box, dating from 1896, is demolished Pic: @TheGNRP Bottom right: Platforms are demolished at Blackpool North Left: Workers remove tracks

Blackpool to Preston railway line work will be ‘worth pain’ says rail chief

Platforms have been demolished and tracks removed in the first week of work to upgrade the Blackpool to Preston railway line.

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Blackpool magistrates court

Man faces grooming charges

A man accused of grooming a 13-year-old girl has made his first appearance at court.

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The 12 defendants were found guilty of obstructing the highway - but acquitted of stopping Cuadrilla staff from working

Councillors among dozen found guilty of blocking Preston New Road during anti-fracking protest

Three Lancashire councillors have been found guilty of wilfully obstructing the highway when they took part in a 10-hour anti-fracking protest.

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Tranformed - how Fleetwood docks could look as part of the ambitious Fleetwood Quays proposals.

A dockside transformed

Plans for a £200 million transformation of Fleetwood’s Wyre Dock have been inspired by some of the best regeneration projects in the UK - and even a global tourist attraction.

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Two engines from Blackpool attendedthe Parade Rest Home in Raikes Road

Smoke at residential care home sparks emergency call-out

Firefighters were called out to reports of smoke at a residential home in Blackpool, say fire services.

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