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Blackpool pensioners make 1.5-mile detour rather than cross busy road

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View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Transport
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

Transport
Ambulance crews say a woman driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa suffered arm injuries in the incident on Garstang Road

Woman taken to hospital after six car smash

Transport
Many would like to see tougher action against those who cycle aggressively

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Transport

Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

Crime
Tim Coglan, service manager of Public Protection at Blackpool Council with some of the counterfeit toys recovered

Pay back £619k ...or face prison

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Above pictured are Robert Hassall, David Brady coun Gillian Campbell, Dean Earnshaw and Thomas Platt. Left, Georgina Hewlitt-Leigh. Right, litter.

The cost of dropping rubbish in Blackpool reaches £48k

Crime
Preston Magistrates' Court

Judge’s blast at anti-fracking protesters from the Fylde

Crime

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Education
Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Education

University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Education
Hilton Hotel on North Promenade. Pic courtesy of Google Street View

Discover the ‘truth about bullying’ at Blackpool's Hilton Hotel

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Students from Saint Aidan's High Shcool who went to Tower Wood as part of their GCSE PE studies.

Physical challenges are practical help for students

Education

Blackpool pensioners make 1.5-mile detour rather than cross busy road

News
Lenders have been tweaking the rates they are offering upwards in recent weeks

Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Business
View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Transport
Networks are overcharging loyal customers an average 22 a month

Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Business

Ex-Tory leader vows to go it alone

Politics
Council leader Geoff Driver

County Hall's £28m burden of finding homes for children

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Paul Maynard

Blood banks changes spark fears at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

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Fleetwood Town Coun chairman Terry Rogers.

Volunteers set to run port’s nature reserve

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Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Environment
Above pictured are Robert Hassall, David Brady coun Gillian Campbell, Dean Earnshaw and Thomas Platt. Left, Georgina Hewlitt-Leigh. Right, litter.

The cost of dropping rubbish in Blackpool reaches £48k

Crime

Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

Offbeat
Fleetwood Town Coun chairman Terry Rogers.

Volunteers set to run port’s nature reserve

News

Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

Health
Most still feel youthful because they have a positive outlook on life

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Health
Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice

Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

Health
European workers are leaving the NHS

Rise in the numbers of EU workers leaving the NHS

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About nine in 10 people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes

Doctors should send pre-diabetes patients to weight watchers, say experts

Health