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Suspected Blackpool drugs den closed down by a court

Magistrates have shut down a suspected drugs den in Blackpool after claims of persistent anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.

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Empty shop units in Birley Street are symptomatic of parts of the resort

Will cracking down on out-of-town retailing save Blackpool town centre?

Out-of-town retail and leisure projects are set to run the gauntlet of tough new rules to stop them damaging Blackpool town centre.

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One of the young people taking part in the Future Zoo programme at Blackpool Zoo

Youngsters take part in ‘zookeeper academy programme’ at Blackpool Zoo

The first cohort of pupils have taken part in a new scheme at Blackpool Zoo to get more people working with animals.

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Tram tracks are being laid in Talbot Road, Blackpool town centre (Picture: /@TramstoLytham/Twitter)

Could culture help cast off ‘negative’ image of Blackpool to boost business?

A ‘capital of culture’ bid could be part of future plans to tackle negative perceptions about Blackpool and overcome barriers to business investment.
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The industrial action is linked to a pay dispute

Extra cash will pay for 69 new ambulances across the north west

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed Government funding for 69 new ambulances across the region.

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The bridge, in the background, set to be demolished in Bank Hey Street, Blackpool town centre

Blackpool town centre road to close so bridge can be demolished

Work to remove the concrete footbridge that crosses Bank Hey Street in Blackpool town centre is set to start on Friday, August 3.

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Fracking site

Have a say on fast track bid for fracking

Anti-fracking campaigners have urged people to have a say on Government plans to take decisions on shale gas drilling bids away from local authorities.

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Blackpool Town Hall

‘Garden grab’ plan is rejected after concern

Plans to build a four-bedroomed detached house on land alongside an existing home in Blackpool – dubbed ‘garden grabbing’ – have been turned down by councillors.

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Stock image posed by models

Everyone’s role in ending exploitation

‘Everyone has a role to play in raising awareness of child sexual exploitation’ (CSE) – that’s the message from the Blackpool safeguarding board.

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Sooty with Harry Corbett - From 1976

How a little yellow bear bought for pennies on blackpool’s North Pier became a children’s TV legend

In a world of fast-moving animation and computer generated children’s TV shows, in a quiet corner of our screens, there’s a little yellow bear with black ears making the same kind of mischief that he has for the past 70 years.

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Next step in build
to improve bridge

Next step in build to improve bridge

The next step in a building project to improve one of Blackpool’s bridges has been made.

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Jane Clough (centre) with parents John and Penny

‘Change is coming’ for stalking victims

The father of a Blackpool nurse murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend is more confident than ever that changes will be made to protect victims of stalking.

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Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
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Zac Hackett

All aboard for TramShed’s new Arts Awards offer to youngsters

Blackpool’s inclusive theatre group has received Arts Award status and is offering young people the chance to sign up for the qualification.

Whats on
She'll Come Back As Fire, by artist John Marc Allen

John’s Echoes set to sound in latest exhibition at art cafe

Blackpool artist John Marc Allen is preparing to launch his latest show of work next month.

Whats on
The Tempest

'Current and next generation Eurofighter will dominate for decades'

​The Lancashire-built Eurofighter will ​dominate the European skies for decades, air chiefs have predicted.
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Saffies dad Andrew and brother Xander

Permanent rose garden tribute to Saffie Roussos

A flower show garden which features a rose dedicated to Leyland schoolgirl Saffie Roussos who was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing will go on permanent display to the public.

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Julie Bradshaw

Beach team set for pier to pier swim at Blackpool

Saturday will see the return of an open water swimming challenge offshore at Blackpool.

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'Hitman' wanted over attempted murder of North West man

'Hitman' wanted over attempted murder of North West man

A man from Manchester was shot in the head as he sat outside a cafe in Amsterdam, in what Dutch Police believe was a "gangland feud".
Crime

Blackpool: From the courts 20-07-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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