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VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
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The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

LATEST: Three men in balaclavas escape with 'cash and cigarettes' after bursting into village Post Office

Three balaclava-clad men burst into the Post Office in the Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton, demanding cash this morning, police said.
Police raided a home in Lytham

Drugs police raid Lytham home

Police have carried out drugs raids on a home in Lytham.
Christine Hirst, 54, married her long-term partner Steve at a private ceremony at their South Shore home

Terminally ill South Shore woman dies after dream wedding

A woman who married her loving husband for one final month together after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis has died.
The Sitting Goose, Bartle

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire.
David Haythornthwaite is presented with the Montgomery Bowl by ABF The Soldiers' Charity trustee WO1 Sergeant Major Glenn Haughton

David’s delight at charity award

A Fylde businessman has earned a top national award for his services to charity.

Rt Rev Geoff Pearson. Bishop of Lancaster

Column: Young people do still have faith

We are living in troubled times and there is certainly a sombre national mood as, at the time of writing, we wake to yet another atrocity in London.

Ed Nash, president of Fylde Veterans, outside the former Garden Cafe in Wood Street, St Annes which is being converted into a NAAFI Cafe to benefit forces veterans

Veterans to benefit from a NAAFI cafe

Fylde forces veterans are set to benefit from a new town centre cafe.

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Gary Kennedy, 33, of Nethway Avenue, Blackpool was arrested yesterday.

Wanted man to appear in court

A man wanted by Blackpool Police has been arrested and charged with assault and two counts of criminal damage, say police.
According to the lifeboat crew, the reported 'dog' turned out, in fact, to be a seal.

RNLI lifeboats in Blackpool launched to 'dog in sea'

Lifeboats in Blackpool were launched to reports of a dog stranded in the sea last night, says the coastguard.
West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

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Pet Shop Boys at Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

REVIEW: Super show brings resort's Boy home

With a display to rival Blackpool Tower, the Pet Shop Boys burst on to the Empress Ballroom stage in a blaze of light and sound.

Emma Hatton stars as Evita

REVIEW: Evita, Opera House, Blackpool

A nation rising, to back a leader championing the cause of ‘the many, not the few’.

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Joanne Clifton will star in Flashdance The Musical

What a feeling for Strictly's Joanne

Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton will head the cast of Flashdance - The Musical as it heads to Blackpool this autumn.

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Sam Nelson told his mum he wanted to do something to help the police feel better following the terrorist incident.

School pupil raises a smile with St Annes police officers

A Lytham Primary School pupil brought a smile to police officers' faces with a random act of kindness in the wake of the Manchester bombings, say police.
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Greenpeace protesters visited the Preston New Road site

Court date set for Fylde Greenpeace protesters

Ten Greenpeace campaigners are to face trial on November 1 after appearing at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Two life boats were launched after a man was reported entering the sea near South Pier, says the coastguard.

Life boats launched near South Pier

Two life boats were launched after a man was reported entering the sea near South Pier, says the coastguard.

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Forecasters warn that the stormy weather could see some areas affected by localised flooding with a possible disruption to power supplies.

YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Torrential downpours and possible hail for the north west

A yellow weather warning for torrential rain, hail and thunderstorms has been issued for the north west, say the Met Office.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 21/06/17

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

Sam Oyston

Pool fan convicted in court over restaurant vandalism

The poorly son of a controversial football club chairman today took time out from fighting his illness to give evidence against a fan.

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