Rail strikes suspended following terror attack

Rail strikes planned for next week have been suspended as a show of 'solidarity' with the people of Manchester following yesterday's terror attack

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Inspectors found fly paper hanging above food

Blackpool restaurant boss in court a second time

A man has been prosecuted for the second time for food hygiene offences at his seafront restaurant.

‘Several months’ of noisy rail works on the Preston to Blackpool line

‘Several months’ of noisy rail works on the Preston to Blackpool line

Noisy works taking place overnight on the railway between Preston and Blackpool will continue for several months, it has been confirmed.

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Average speed cameras are being installed at eight sites in Lancashire

Average speed camera scheme shortened

Average speed cameras will not be installed on a stretch of Fylde coast road.

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Jamie Bertenshaw, Thomas Wilson, James Johnstone, Haydn McIlroy and Leon Priestly of 1st Impact Games

Over the moon to make an impact!

A group of former students from Blackpool are shooting for the stars in a bid to launch their own computer game.

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Adam Soliman

New funds drive for tea entrepreneur

A herbal tea firm founded by a young Poulton entrepreneur is on the fund-raising trail once more to back global expansion.

Sean Heaney and Grace Heywood from Blackpool and The Fylde College with samples of the jams

Sweet success for students

Blackpool and The Fylde College student entrepreneurs launch range of sustainable sauces

In total it has taken nine years of talks to reach an agreement. During that time parts of the site have become increasingly neglected prompting concerns.

Blackpool hotels to be bulldozed in multi-million pound revamp

A multi-million pound revamp of run-down hotels on Blackpool Promenade will ‘dramatically improve’ the area, developers have pledged.

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Peter Carroll and his firm P Carroll Fishers, based in Durham, have been banned from selling fish or seafood in Lancashire after Carroll,  49, of Sycamore Road, Kimbleworth, Chester-le-Street, Durham, admitted engaging in unfair commercial practice after two pensioners were pressured into buying hundreds of pounds of fish

Roadside checks to target rogue traders

Roadside checks were carried out this week as Lancashire Police and Trading Standards joined forces to disrupt dishonest traders and scammers as part of a UK-wide crackdown.

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The Tries want Britain to be 'the safest place in the world to be online'

CYBER ATTACK: What is a Wanna Decryptor and how does it work?

Wanna Decryptor is a piece of malicious software that encrypts files on a user’s computer, blocking them from view and threatening to delete them unless a payment is made.

The newsroom at The Gazette

You can trust us to bring you the facts

The hashtag #trustednewsday was trending yesterday as The Gazette joined hundreds of local newspaper titles and media organisations in opening their newsrooms.

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Police at the site of the anti-fracking demonstration

First prosecution of fracking protesters

The first prosecution of people involved in anti fracking protests has started in court.

Christopher Holder

Punter scoops £18K jackpot on casino machine

A lucky punter at a Blackpool casino scooped more than £18,000 on a slot machine.

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Appeals launch on fracking decision

Appeals launch on fracking decision

Both parties who lost legal challenges over fracking last month are to appeal.

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Anthony Evans pictured on Snowdon

Ex-soldier rescues woman on mountain

A former soldier helped rescue a woman who had fallen while climbing Snowdon.

Council workmen remove the offending phone box.

Boxed off! Eyesore payphone taken out

South Shore businesses are celebrating after winning the battle of the phone box.

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Moto are warning people to expect more traffic than usual

M6 closures to take place next week

The M6 is scheduled to close for two consecutive nights to allow essential work to be carried out to a footbridge, says a motorway service provider.
The scene on the westbound M55 after a five vehicle smash

Firm pays respects to victim of M55 crash

Tributes have been paid to a man who was killed in a crash on the M55 near Kirkham.

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Tim Coglan

Gas meter man ‘offered drugs’

The first ‘takeaway ASBO’ has been issued in Blackpool to shut down a venue accused of employing underage staff.

Work continues on the development of Icon, the new 16.25m ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Digging deep for Icon-ic new Pleasure Beach ride

The latest developments at Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s £16.25m Icon rollercoaster have seen a tunnel open up in the dig site.
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