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Did Hitler want to make resort his playground?

It’s a story that has been told many times before, but the airing of a new TV series has seen it resurface: Hitler loved Blackpool so much he spared it from the wrath of the Luftwaffe and planned to turn it into his own personal holiday destination.

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The Food Agency will not charge home bakers up to �300 for inspections

Inspections relief for home bakers

Charity bakers can breathe a sigh of relief after it was confirmed they will not be charged for kitchen inspections.

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Lynda Kenyon and Alison Levi take a look at plans for the former pool at an earlier consultation event

Last chance to have say on bid for ex-pool site

The last chance to take a look at proposals to give a new lease of life to a long-disused seafront swimming pool takes place on Tuesday.

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Arthur Askey, the famous comedian, opened the annual garden party at St Annes College for Girls, at Northwick, Clifton Drive South, St Annes.
 Here he is seen sharing a joke with Miss J Foden (right) one of the principals and Sheila Dent, head girl

“Before your very eyes” – comedian appeared at garden party

It’s hard to imagine these days a famous celebrity attending a small, local community event like a garden party.

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Tapas at Ziggy's

Lancashire recommends... great tapas bars

Readers have voted. Here are the top tapas bars in Lancashire.
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Blackpool’s ‘second tower’ to be blown up on Sunday

A Blackpool landmark will bite the dust on Sunday when it is blown up to make way for houses.

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BAE Systems on the up after ‘good year’

BAE Systems on the up after ‘good year’

Defence giant BAE Systems has reported a “good year” with operating profits up from £1.5bn in 2015 to £1.7bn.

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Lancashire firm building on success

Lancashire firm building on success

One of the region’s fastest growing housebuilders has further expanded its North West team with a number of senior appointments.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool Vic fears as patients left to wait hours

Hospital chiefs have again pleaded with patients to think carefully before attending A&E after services were once again stretched.

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Ami Gullane, Helen Cheatle and Fiona Clewlow at the Breck Apartments

Five out of five for Poulton apartments

Holiday apartments on the Fylde coast have won a top rating from national tourism body Visit England.

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Robert Dolan, 50,from Clydebank was last seen around 4.30pm on Wednesday 28 December 2016

MISSING: Man, missing for 7 weeks, may be in Blackpool

Police are searching for a man who has been missing for seven weeks and may be in Blackpool.

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The vehicle was stopped on Red Bank Road at around 1.20am on 24 February after police spotted the stolen white van.

Two arrested after police use stinger to stop stolen van

Two people have been arrested after a stolen van was stopped by police using a stinger in Bispham, say police.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 24-02-17

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

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Prestons Sessions House court

Boys playing in field were approached by man who ‘offered cash for sex acts’

A man offered two young boys money to perform a sex act as they played in a field, a court has heard.

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The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu (centre) atb Fosbrooke House with (from left)  manager Paul Smith, deputy manager Melanie Edwards, Rev Michael Taylor and Rev Nick Wells

Residents’ joy at visit from Archbishop

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu led a service in the chapel and met residents and staff when he visited the Fosbrooke House supported living complex in Lytham .

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Tough new penalties come into force next week

Crackdown planned as tough new penalties introduced for using phone at wheel

Drivers caught using mobile phones at the wheel face losing their licence as tough new penalties come into force, police have warned.

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Minister Andrew Percy

Powerhouse fund launched

Small and medium-sized businesses in the North West could be set to benefit from the new £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund from the Business Bank.

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Garry Flitcroft, right, with his team photographed in 2014

Footballer’s homes firm seeking buyer

The Wyre business taken over by a former Premier League footballer has been put in administration.

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Storm Doris develops into ‘Weather Bomb’ say Met Office officials

Storm Doris has rapidly deepened over the last 24 hours as it has under gone what the Met Office call Explosive Cyclogenisis making it a Weather Bomb.
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Dr Amanda Doyle said parents will still be able to get prescription medication from pharmacies rather than wait for a GP appointment for their child

U-turn on child medicines

Parents will still be able to get prescription medication for their young children without seeing their GP following a U-turn from health bosses.

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