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Eyes down for Empire Bingo hall spirits!

Ghost hunters gathered with torches in hand at the Empire Bingo, long after the historic building closed its doors to the public, in the hopes of catching a glimpse of one of the ‘spirits’ rumoured to wander its halls.

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The rhea captured in Poulton. Picture by the RSPCA

One-eyed rhea on run in Wyre field

Blackpool’s RSPCA and animal rescue volunteers were called to a most unusual creature in need.
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Turtle Lulu

Getting up close with Lulu at Sea Life Blackpool

People can dip into the underwater world of the rare green sea turtle at Sea Life Blackpool, as one of its oldest and most beautiful residents returns to her ‘childhood’ home.

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Staining Primary School received a grant of 1,500 last year to buy story sacks, containing childrens books, toys, and props relating to books and games.

Roll up for another big cash giveaway!

It’s that time of the year again!

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Janet Williams with her sons Lee and Philip

‘We weren’t told it may harm our children’

A mum whose two children were born with disabilities, because of a drug she took to control her epilepsy, has welcomed government plans to partially ban the controversial treatment.
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Paul Wilkinson

Tragic dad, 45, was ‘unlikely’ to survive

The surgeon who operated on a tragic Lytham dad said he thought it was unlikely he would survive major surgery.

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Blackpool pair lead call to aid our prickly friends

Blackpool’s own hedgehog heroines have called on people to extend a helping hand to Britain’s favourite wild animal.
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Volunteers from Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau

£238k gift to most vulnerable children across the Fylde coast

Two Blackpool groups dedicated to helping the most vulnerable young people across the Fylde coast have been awarded hundreds of thousands in funding from Children in Need.

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British Naturisms St Annes Beach Day is being held on May 5

Beach bum crew ready to strip off on St Annes beach!

Naturists will be letting loose on St Annes beach next month as they take the plunge into the cold Irish Sea.
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Man injured in 'unprovoked' Easter Monday glass attack

A man suffered a deep cut to his wrist after being attacked in the early hours of Easter Monday.
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Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte

Rita’s thinking pink in first musical role

OMG you guys!!!  Legally Blonde The Musical comes to Blackpool next week in an explosion of hot pink and glitter.

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Preston Crown Court

Blackpool baby murder charge dad ‘gentle’ with son

A Blackpool man on trial for the murder of his baby son sobbed at Preston Crown Court yesterday as one witness described his devotion to the six-week-old.
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Kelvin Wood is running to raise money for cancer charity Macmillan.

Bispham entertainer's running total of £30k for Macmillan Cancer Support

A Bispham entertainer who has raised tens of thousands of pounds for cancer charities will compete in the Great North Run on the anniversary of his beloved dad’s death.

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Freddie the cat recovers from his injuries caused by an air rifle pellet fired into his eye

Cat left blind after ‘horrific’ point blank shooting in Blackpool

A cat has been left blind in one eye after being shot in an ‘horrific’ attack

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Maxine Terris and Corinne Ingram with Les Walker-Wall

Praise for Fylde coast nurse's mission to get patient home for Christmas

A Fylde coast nurse has been praised after ensuring her patient enjoyed his first Christmas in his home city in 30 years.

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Volunteers from Blackpool-based charity Care and Share packing hampers for Christmas

Blackpool Care and Share group on hold due to cold weather

A goodwill group that has provided free clothes, food, furniture and bedding to poverty-stricken people in Blackpool for more than a quarter of a century has been partially shut down.

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Steve Kay

Poulton man's new book depicts romance on the Fylde coast

A Poulton author whose new book depicts romance on the Fylde coast will meet with readers at libraries next month.

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Can you provide a home for one of these pets?

These sorry pets are all hoping for a new home this winter.
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James Reay and Simon Dooley from the Clarendon Showtel with their single

Blackpool hotelier singing for M.E. in name of love

A Blackpool hotelier sang his heart out in the hope of supporting research into a debilitating condition that struck down his once healthy partner.
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Ollie Alderson at last weeks fund-raiser at the village hotel

‘It’s amazing... he’s here and loving life’

A young boy who spent 10 months waiting for a heart donor has made an ‘amazing’ recovery – and will soon represent Great Britain in a worldwide sporting competition.
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