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Marton schoolboy becomes one of the first in Blackpool to complete the Million Word Reading Challenge

A Marton schoolboy has become one of Blackpool’s first book millionaires, despite having Aspergers.

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Seatbelt

YOUR VIEWS: Belt up or get licence points?

A road safety organisation has called on the Government to bring in penalty points for drivers caught not wearing a seatbelt while driving.

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Pumpkin the puppy was found abandoned in woodland in Kirkham

Abandoned puppy was too ill to survive

A puppy has had to be put down after she was found, alone and starving, in Lancashire woodland.
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Networks are overcharging loyal customers an average 22 a month

Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Loyal mobile phone customers are being charged up to £38 a month for handsets they have already paid for if they remain on expired fixed deals, a consumer group has warned.

Business
The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages

Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare

The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages over the past few years, a new study reveals.

Business
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

Transport
Police were called after protesters locked-on outside the site PIC: Ros Wills

Protesters lock-on at Preston New Road

A lock-on protest is being staged outside the fracking site on Preston New Road, say police.
Environment
Most still feel youthful because they have a positive outlook on life

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Brits are not officially "over the hill" until the ripe old age of 83, a new poll revealed yesterday.

Health
Ambulance crews say a woman driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa suffered arm injuries in the incident on Garstang Road

Woman taken to hospital after six car smash

A woman was taken to hospital after she was involved in a six car pile-up in Singleton, say police.

Transport

All the Gang is here for Blackpool show

Blackpool’s scouts will be performing songs and dance at their traditional Gang Show tonight and tomorrow.

Theatre and Comedy
New Young Carers Champion Rachel Lambert

Former Blackpool Sixth Form student is new Young Carers’ Champion

Blackpool has a new Young Carers’ Champion – Rachel Lambert.

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Darren Donnelly in the cockpit

Ex-RAF hero leaves troubles on the runway at Blackpool Airport

Ex-RAF officer Darren Donnelly was left in constant pain and trauma after being injured while serving in Iraq.

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Properties evacuated in Cleveleys after 'gas leak' fears

A woman collapsed at her home and properties were evacuated in Cleveleys over fears of a gas leak, say police.
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Samantha Brooks

Concern for missing Samantha

Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who went missing after saying she was meeting someone in Preston.
Crime
The water cut off has affected homes and schools

School closes as taps run dry

A primary school closed early on Thursday afternoon after a water main burst in Fylde.

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Potholes in the roadworks area on Blackpool Road, Ansdell

Roadworks prompt anger at ‘hazards’

Resurfacing of a major Fylde road continues to cause frustration.

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Lytham Library closed on September 30, 2016

Flying start for petition to revive library

A petition calling for Lytham Library to be reopened has got off to a flying start.

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Fracking protesters guilty of trespass

Fracking protesters guilty of trespass

A group of anti fracking campaigners who had to be physically cut away from a plastic pipe during a heated protest at an industrial site have been found guilty of aggravated trespass.

Crime
Above pictured are Robert Hassall, David Brady coun Gillian Campbell, Dean Earnshaw and Thomas Platt. Left, Georgina Hewlitt-Leigh. Right, litter.

The cost of dropping rubbish in Blackpool reaches £48k

A crackdown on litter louts in Blackpool has seen more than 600 people pay fines totalling at least £48,000 for dropping rubbish.

Crime
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