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Man missing from St Annes for over a month

A 52-year-old man has been missing from St Annes for over a month, say police.

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Antonio Martin-Melero died suddenly at the age of 37

‘He was so kind and funny...a lovely man’

The family of a businessman struck down in his prime are facing a desperate wait for answers after the seemingly healthy 37-year-old’s sudden death.

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From Left:  Deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Councillors vote to axe Chief Executive Jo Turton’s job at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet members ignored the advice of their own Chief Executive Jo Turton yesterday and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other senior officers.

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Bev Sykes, co-ordinator of the companionship group Just Good Friends

Palace concert to boost Friends group

Singer Kelly Hampson and swing band Switched On Swing will provide the entertainment at a charity concert in aid of the companionship group Just Good Friends to be held at St Annes Palace, Garden Street on Saturday, September 23.

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NATIONAL: Family of boy killed in Barcelona attack say they were 'blessed to have him'

More than £34,000 has been raised for the family of a "much-loved" seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack.
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The Derby owner Ivan Varney

Blackpool hotel shortlisted for national B’n’B award

A bed-and-breakfast favourite has been shortlisted for a national award.

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Mark Selby

Lytham Sportfest set to be even bigger

Lytham folk are eagerly gearing up for a weekend packed with sports activities aimed at encouraging people to get active, get healthy and get outside.

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Two lanes are currently blocked on the motorway

UPDATE: Cattle truck overturns blocking M55

All lanes have now reopened on the eastbound M55 following an earlier closure after a cattle truck overturned, says Highways England.
Transport
Portofino

Lytham eatery fined as staff underpaid

A Lytham restaurant is one of two top Lancashire eateries on a list of more than 200 employers to be named and shamed for underpaying workers.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 21-08-17

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

Crime
An engraved new bell for Kirkham Parish Church

Church bells set to ring again

Officials at Kirkham’s Parish Church are keen to encourage as much community involvement as possible in the unveiling of its eagerly-awaited new bells.

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The CPS says it will p rosecute complaints of hate crime online "with the same robust and proactive approach used with offline offending

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as "offline" offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.
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Police would like to identify this man

Man injured in 'unprovoked' attack in Blackpool

A man was allegedly punched in the face and left with a possible fractured cheekbone in an unprovoked assault in Blackpool, say police.

Crime
Drivers are being warned to expect delays.

Delays expected due to fracking protest

Drivers are being warned of delays around the Preston New Road area this morning due to "protester activity".
Transport
Train.

Rail strikes are set as row over driver-only trains rages

Further England-wide rail strikes have been set for next month in the row over driver-only-operated trains.

Lifestyle
Queues and voxpop for Strictly Come Dancing outside Blackpool Tower. Bruce Forsyth.

PICTURES: Bruce Forsyth’s love affair with Blackpool

Tributes have been paid to TV legend Bruce Forsyth, who has died at the age of 89.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.

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Jordan North who worked at the Pleasure Beach

Radio 1 slot for rising DJ star

A former Pleasure Beach radio DJ is set to hit the big time with a slot on BBC Radio 1.

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Johnny Singleton

Charity tribute to dad Johnny for his birthday

The family of a dad-of-three who died from cancer last year are holding a fund-raising day in his memory.

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Guests at the wedding

Lady Eaves gives seal of approval to love match

The stunning venue of Eaves Hall in Clitheroe formed the backdrop for the wedding ceremony of Thornton couple Andy Eaves and Maria Cahill.

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