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Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
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Part of Hornby Road (Image: Google).

Car set alight in Blackpool in 'deliberate' attack

A car was set on fire this morning (Sunday, June 17) in what is believed to be a deliberate arson attack.
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Woolman Road in Blackpool (Photo: Google).

Fire engulfs bedroom in Blackpool home

Firefighters were called out early this morning (Sunday, June 17) to tackle a fire in a first floor bedroom.

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Leamington Road (Photo: Google).

Car engulfed by flames in St Annes side road

Firefighters from St Annes were called out this morning to a car fire in the resort.
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HM Coastguard Fleetwood.

Coastguard and lifeboat crews mobilised to help boat 'in distress'

Coastguard and lifeboats from Fleetwood were called out yesterday to help a boat that had got into difficulty.

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Crews arrived at 1:10pm.

Emergency services called over smoke worry at Blackpool and Fylde Industrial Estate

Fire engines from three stations were called to Blackpool and Fylde Industrial Estate this afternoon.
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Valeri Belokon

Waiting game for ex-Pool director Belokon in court battle with former wife

The former director of Blackpool FC is waiting to see whether he has won a High Court battle over money with his former wife who is fighting for millions of pounds.

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Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Transport
Aaron Whitney. Have you seen him?

Man, 20, wanted in connection to 'serious domestic violence incident' that saw a woman held captive

Police are looking to speak to a Lancashire man in relation to a serious domestic violence incident that saw a woman held in captivity, handcuffed and threatened with a knife.
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EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham has died aged 71

Eastenders actor Leslie Grantham, famous for playing 'Dirty' Den Watts, has died aged 71.
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The fire came from wall insulation in a firstfloor bathroom

Fire engines descend on house fire in St Annes

Firefighters rushed to a house in St Annes this morning after reports of a bathroom fire.

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The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
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Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Lifestyle

19 jobs lost at Preston store as furniture retailer Fabb Sofas falls into administration

A sofa retailer with a branch in Preston has gone into administration - resulting in all of the city store's staff being made redundant.
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Paul with his two sons Max, seven, and Toby, 10 months.

County footballer Paul Jarvis 'overwhelmed' with messages of support in his fight against cancer

A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer.
AFC Fylde

Suspended sentence for student who filmed six-year-old in Lytham pub toilet

A Preston student who filmed a six-year-old boy in the toilets of a Lancashire pub, and also downloaded indecent images of other youngsters from the dark web, has been handed a suspended jail sentence at Preston Crown Court.

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A coastguard search and rescue vehicle.

Coastguard called to help find four missing children

Coastguard on the Fylde Coast were called this evening (Tuesday, May 29) after a mother reported four children missing.
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Preston has 24 betting shops and 87 FOBTs.

REACTION: Maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals reduced to £2

The maximum stake on the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.
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St Annes Carnival Queen McKenzie Haase with her dog Ben. Photos: Martin Bostock

Fundraising with man’s best friend

A carnival queen and her dog led the way raising money for charity this weekend.

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'Deliberate' caravan fire in Blackpool

Investigations are under way following a late night caravan fire.

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