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Green bin deadline to ensure no missed collections

Residents in Fylde are being advised to subscribe to the council green waste collection service by March 15 to ensure no collections are missed.

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One of the new signs, installed on the Promenade

MAPPED: 21 new electronic signs are being installed in Blackpool - here's why

Motorists may have spotted new electronic signs popping up across the resort in recent weeks.

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Phil Walker

Double date for local laughter makers at resort’s Vegas venue

Two of the Fylde coast’s most popular funnymen are joining forces for a date at Viva Blackpool.

Theatre and Comedy
Cuadrilla's drilling rig at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton

Court hears protest led to road closure between Blackpool and Preston

An anti-fracking protest led to the closure of the main road between Blackpool and Preston a judge was told.

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Bullet Boys to play Waterloo Music Bar

Hot shot rockers get set to blast into the Waterloo

Blackpool’s Waterloo Music Bar is staging a night of US glam metal ‘up close and personal’.

Music
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Fylde coast councils ‘hit by cyber attacks’

Councils have been targeted in nearly 100 million cyber attacks in five years, an investigation has found.

Crime
The Phantom Lollipop Man! by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham

Book reviews: A missing lollipop man, an orphan lamb and an amazing mum

Award-winning publisher Nosy Crow is getting ready for spring with a sparkling selection of reading and activity books for younger children.

Arts
Kevin was feeling a little bit tense. He thought there were spirits

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Business
Lancashire Care runs The Harbour in Marton

Psychiatric patients sent out of Lancashire cost the NHS £4m last year

A lack of beds at Lancashire’s mental health trust saw patients being sent as far away as Somerset, it can be revealed.

Health
Jonny Smith has a rare clear-cut chance for Fylde

Match report: Guiseley 1 AFC Fylde 0

AFC Fylde suffered a second 1-0 defeat in four days away to rock-bottom Guiseley.

AFC Fylde
Natasha Webster

Fylde coast hockey round-up: Lytham St Annes and Rossall Ladies keep up title chase

Lytham St Annes Hockey Club’s senior ladies remain just one point behind North division two leaders Lancaster after a 3-1 win away to Liverpool Sefton 2.

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Temporary traffic lights at St Annes Road East for roadworks by Electricity North West

Power firm’s vow over roadworks at key St Annes gateway

The company behind roadworks at a major Fylde junction has vowed to do all it can to minimise delays as it updates the power network.

News
Benjamin Brooks

Tribunal rules on Lytham pervert doctor

A perverted doctor who admitted sex attacks on young girls faces being struck off.

Crime
Royal Lytham and St Annes

Royal Lytham and St Annes to stage Senior Open golf in 2019

The Senior Open will return to Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club in 2019 for the first time in 25 years.

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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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George Maguire stars as Marc Bolan in musical 20th Century Boy

Glam rocker’s story is tale of the century at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

An Olivier Award-winning actor comes to Blackpool to front a new tour of musical 20th Century Boy which tells the life story of glam rock legend Marc Bolan.

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Shaun Michaels as Francis Rossi and Dave Crawte as Rock Parfitt

The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre

Hailed by one of the Quo’s own drummers, The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre this spring.

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1Xtra rap show host Charlie Sloth

Star DJ Charlie Sloth to launch new Poulton club

A Radio 1 DJ is to help launch a revamped Poulton nightclub this weekend.

News
Fylde's sands

Vet’s warning after dogs collapse

An investigation has been launched after the collapse of three dogs following walks on the beach prompted a warning from a Fylde vets’ practice.

News
Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Book review: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

It’s little wonder that American author Laura Lippman’s new novel was named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by a raft of newspapers, journals and reviewers.

Arts
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