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Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Blackpool Illuminations Switch On

Walking the Lights for cancer care

The recently-formed Marie Curie Lytham St Annes fun-raising group is walking the Lights for charity.

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Hotel and store vision for Blackpool town centre

Hotel and store vision for Blackpool town centre

Developers today unveiled their vision for the second phase of Blackpool’s Houndshill Centre.

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Lisa Huddleston, right, sold a lamb for �400 to Liz Hoggarth

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s ‘thank-ewe’ to heart surgery patient

Hospital bosses have said a huge ‘thank-ewe’ to a patient who donated the proceeds of a lamb sale at auction.

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Musical theatre stars Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

Ahead of their Blackpool date music icons tell The Gazette about why they are doubling up

If you were to make a supergroup of musical theatre performers, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe would surely be at the top of anyone’s dream list.


Illegal trap fears spark warnings

Police have sent out a warning to anyone using animal traps after a spate of incidents reported in and around the Forest of Bowland.

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Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

Gemma Atkinson photographed at the I'm A Celebrity Ant and Dec attraction at Madame Tussauds Blackpool. 

Picture: Jason Lock


Gemma faces up to jungle fears!

Soap star Gemma Atkinson had little to fear when she returned to the jungle nine years after appearing on hit show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

People from all walks of life who have never before thrown a punch will be entering a boxing ring for the Cancer Research charity at a 'white collar boxing' evening next month.
Hard training session at Brian Rose's gym in Blackpool.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

They’re boxing clever!

They may have little or even no previous boxing experience but these brave men and women are still ready to give it a go.

‘Misjudgement’ led to death of teenager

‘Misjudgement’ led to death of teenager

A ‘tragic misjudgement’ led to the death of a teenager.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 21-10-16

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court from October 20.

An accident happened on the A585 at Greenhalgh
Image: Google

Biker involved in main road crash

A major Fylde coast road has been closed after a motorcyclist was been involved in a collision.

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Les Dawson's widow Tracy and daughter Charlotte at the statue on St Annes seafront on the 20th anniversary of his death in 2013

Smi-les galore plan for prom

St Annes Promenade is to be given a bright all-year new look centred around the town’s famous statue of Les Dawson.

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Campaigning children issue road safety appeal to mums and dads not to leave cars illegally outside Blackpool school

Children at Roseacre Primary Academy in Blackpool unveiled the latest in an ongoing road safety campaign.

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Man performed an indecent act in front of windows

A man performed an indecent act while standing near the window of his flat, a court heard.

Lytham Christmas Lights Switch On 2015

£10k appeal to boost town’s festive lights

Business chiefs in Lytham want cash help in a bid to ensure the town’s Christmas lights are their brightest and best yet.

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Lytham In Bloom chairman Carol Wildon (left) and vice-chairman Susan Evans receive the town's gold medal award from RHS judge and council member Jon Wheatley

What a blooming brilliant year for our golden area!

Fylde has celebrated a golden hat-trick at the Britain in Bloom awards.

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Kenneth Proud doing the job he loved

A master mason’s legacy set in stone

A Blackpool stonemason who sculpted some of the Fylde coast’s most iconic structures has died.

Dan Whiston as the magician in Intimissimi on Ice

Dan Whiston’s magical show with Andrea Bocelli in Italy

Blackpool’s ice skating ace Dan Whiston has been wowing thousands of people in Italy in a show starring international opera star Andrea Bocelli.

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Mark Bamforth during his time as postmaster at Warton Street, Lytham

Councillor loses seat over illness

A Lytham councillor is calling for a change to the rules after losing his seat because of a continuing illness – just two and half years after he clinched a convincing victory in a by-election.

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