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Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
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Customers’ dismay at bid to shut down banks

Customers’ dismay at bid to shut down banks

A bank’s plans to shut four branches will have a severe effect on customers and businesses, it has been claimed.

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Bank closes 14 branches in shock announcement

Bank closes 14 branches in shock announcement

A raft of local Natwest branches are set to close after a shock announcement from the bank.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Baseline monitoring near frack sites starts

Environmental monitoring has begun near proposed shale gas sites on the Fylde as the Government faced demands to ensure the process was robust.

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Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Fylde PM’s pledge over link road delay

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has quizzed the Prime Minister over the progress of a new M55 link road for Lytham and St Annes.

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Revolutionary new rollercoaster to weave its way around Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach bosses have promised thrills to match the Big One and more as work began on a revolutionary new rollercoaster.

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Police have launched their annual drink-drive campaign

Morning after drink drive message

The devastating consequences of drink driving will be highlighted as part of a county-wide campaign being launched this week.

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Bus services are being subsidised for another year

£2m set aside for bus routes

County Hall looks set to spend £2m to carry on providing subsidised bus services for another year.

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Chris Grayling

Road repair fund to fill thousands of potholes

Transport chiefs on the Fylde coast will get money to repair thousands of potholes over the next year.

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Lancashire County Council director of public health Dr Sakthi Karunanithi said child casualties on Lancashire roads are higher than other areas

Bid to improve Fylde coast road safety for children

Dozens of children have been killed or seriously injured on Fylde coast roads in the last five years, figures show.

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Ten weekends of rail line closures ahead as vision revealed

The railway between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for 10 weekends starting in January
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Wayne Robinson, Sheridan Kelly, Craig Shepherd, Natasha Stockdale and Shane Connolly

Shop provides festive fun for sick children

Smyths Toys have pledged to donate hundreds of pounds of presents to the Gazette’s Give a Gift appeal.

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The mercury was set to plunge last night

Gritters ready to roll as cold weather looms

Blackpool’s fleet of gritting machines are primed for action with November set to end with a freezing finale.

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Two lanes are currently closed on the M6

Delays on the M6 between junctions 18 and 17 southbound due to serious accident

The accident, which involved two lorries and one car, happened at around 11.30am this morning (28, November).

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Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
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Football coach Barry Bennell whose abuse of young men in his care has prompted Crewe Alexandria to launch a review of how the allegations were handled

Overnight news digest - More than 20 ex-footballers report abuse, prisoner suicide hits epidemic levels and May to host summit ahead of Article 50

Catch up with all the latest overnight national news with our morning roundup

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Sharing a cup of tea and having a chat.

Report: ‘Carers are working in shops’

A shortage of carers has been blamed on staff choosing to work in shops instead – because they get paid the same but with less stress.

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