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Fylde boss welcomes FA Cup clash with old rivals

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor believes his club has been handed a favourable draw in the Emirates FA Cup first round.

AFC Fylde
The GLC model is one of many affected

Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recall

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns.
Transport
Rivington Services

Revealed: The best and worst motorway service areas

Transport Focus surveyed customers at England's 112 motorway service areas.

Transport
James and Ola return to Blackpool to celebrate their 18-year love

James and Ola return to Blackpool to celebrate their 18-year love

Two of the biggest stars to emerge from Strictly Come Dancing will chart their own love story in a new touring show.

Whats on
Lowther Pavilion

Stage now set for Lowther weddings

Lowther Pavilion has joined the ranks of Fylde premises licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.

News
Comedian Sean Hughes

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Irish stand-up comedian and actor Sean Hughes has died aged 51, his management has confirmed.

Arts
Back St Annes Road West, St Annes

More town sites set for a tidy-up

A mews-style look for a busy back street is among the next town centre improvement projects being considered for St Annes.

News

Why is the sun and sky such a weird colour?

While the region braces itself for the possible arrival of Storm Ophelia, here in the North West we have been experiencing a hurricane sun.
News
Punk fans enjoying themselves at this years Rebellion Festival

Punk big names on the bill for Rebellion

With winter looming, the long wait until summer seems longer and longer every year.
Whats on
YolanDa Brown   appearing at the Charter Theatre on October 21

YolanDa brings love and politics to jazz

One of the UK’s best saxophonists, YolanDa Brown, is set to appear at Preston’s Charter Theatre on October  21 as part of her new album tour.

Music
Danny Bhoy

Comedy isn’t just for the Bhoys

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is heading for Lowther Pavilion next week with his new autumn show – Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together.

Theatre and Comedy

University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

Education
Nelcon Hotel on Palatine Road

Your views: ‘If you can’t take criticism get out of the industry’

It was the most read story on The Gazette’s website all week – and it was hardly surprising it would spark a huge response.

News
URPotentials director Deborah Terras

Second LGB&T festival planned for 2018

Blackpool community interest company group URPotential is to stage its second LGB&T Festival next year.
News
The budget supermarket has released a selection of 17 products

Remember, remember… Aldi’s premium fireworks range is in store now - and some cost just £1.29

Want to get more bang for your buck this bonfire night? Cracking news: Aldi's premium fireworks range is in store now - and prices start at just £1.29!

Offbeat
YolanDa Brown hits Preston Charter Theatre on October 21

Jazz sax queen YolanDa coming to Preston

One of the UK’s best saxophonists, YolanDa Brown, is set to appear at Preston’s Charter Theatre on October  21 as part of her new album tour.

Whats on
Weather warning image from the Met Office

LIVE: All the latest as Storm Ophelia set to hit the region

We'll be bringing you all the latest as ex-Hurricane Ophelia passes through the North West today.
News
Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

Crime
Dave Challinor

Fylde manager wants FA Cup win to kick-start league campaign

Manager Dave Challinor hopes his Fylde side can use their FA Cup win over Wrexham as a springboard to boost their league campaign.
AFC Fylde
A man climbed on top of a lorry close to Cuadrilla's fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton (Pic: Lynsey Brown/Twitter)

Anti-fracker climbed onto lorry for six-hour protest

An anti-fracking protester caused traffic queues during a six-hour protest on the back of a lorry.

Crime
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