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Child abuser locked up for 12 years

A man who subjected a 12-year-old boy to sickening sexual abuse more than 30 years ago has been brought to justice.

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Man in court accused of attempted murder of police officer

Man in court accused of attempted murder of police officer

A man accused of attempting to murder a police officer by repeatedly stabbing him in the abdomen and face has made his first appearance at court.

Crime

Life in Kathmandu was a world away from the UK

Reporter Megan Titley tells of her childhood being brought up by her charity-worker parents in Nepal.

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Students at Blackpool Sixth Form College on results day in August

REVEALED: Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde school performance tables 2017

As secondary school and college performance tables are published today parents are provided with more information than before.

Education 1
Blackpool Zoo

Zoo demolition revealed new elephant house

There’s a new view at the zoo after one of the former aircraft hangars on the site was pulled down.

News 2
Blackpool Aspire Academy

Aspire Academy head welcomes report ‘boost’

An academy formed three years ago from two failing schools has been told it requires improvement.

News 2
North West Ambulance Service said it was already working to address issues raised in the CQC report

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust ‘requires improvement’

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Blackpool: From the courts 20-01-17

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

Crime
Melanie Doyle

WI member gets some special effects treatment from guest

By Val Andrews

St Annes WI

News
Travel Talks members Joan Gaffiney, Bill and Pippa Bowden and Julie and David Swift

Speakers share their wealth of experience

by Chris Buxton

Travel Talks

News
Denis and Elaine Thwaites

Lives could have been saved if travel firm had carried out security checks

Lives could have been saved if a travel company had carried out a security audit before the Sousse terrorist attack instead of an assessment after it, an inquest has heard.

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Boats moored at a harbor, Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol, Andalusia, Spain

Lads’ coach trip to Marbs hits the box

Spending your holiday at close quarters with a group of total stangers would not be most people’s ideal getaway.

Arts 1
Denis and Elaine Thwaites

Apology to families of beach massacre victims at inquest

The families of Britons killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia have received an apology after they had to sit through “distressing” inquest evidence with no prior warning.

News 2
The Lytham St John's ward by-election will take place on February 9

Four face off in controversial by-election poll

Mark Bamforth will face three rivals in his bid to win back his former Fylde Council seat in next month’s by-election.

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Emily Oldroyd, who grew up in St Annes and is among the team bringing new Shakespeare productions to Lowther Pavilion as part of a national tour

Stage set for Emily’s return

An actor and producer who grew up in Fylde is relishing a return to home territory to stage an exciting new take on Shakespeare.

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Diamond Geezer's photo

Is Bob Dylan’s painting taken from a photo of Blackpool’s North Pier?

A Bob Dylan painting of an American pier has sparked an unusual row – with a photographer claiming it’s actually a recreation of his snap of Blackpool’s North Pier.

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Protect Chorley and South Ribble Hospital against cuts and privatisation Group  protests outside County Hall

Why do we face a £572m funding shortfall in Lancashire and South Cumbria... despite having poorest health in the country?

Health and care bosses have predicted a £572m spending shortfall in their budgets across Lancashire and South Cumbria by 2020/21.

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The Town Hall at Caudry, France

Twinners put focus on French friendship

Lytham St Annes is set to take a major step towards extending its European links.

Arts 1
‘Maintaining current system is unrealistic and dangerous’

‘Maintaining current system is unrealistic and dangerous’

A lack of Government support has been blamed for mounting pressure on local NHS services.

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Dr Amanda Doyle

‘We are keen to improve local services’

Health chiefs in Lancashire and South Cumbria admit local people deserve much better health care and without it lives could be lost.

Health
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