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

County Hall is spending more than £28m a year on outside agency placements for the county’s “looked after children”.


British Freestyle Championships at Blackpool's Winter Gardens

Competitors showed off their skills as the British Freestyle Championships was held at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

Red sun makes way for winds on Fylde coast

People were warned to stay off the Promenade last night as ex-Hurricane Ophelia blew in.
About nine in 10 people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes

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

GPs should send patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to Weight Watchers, a new study suggests.

The GLC model is one of many affected

Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recall

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns.
Rivington Services

Revealed: The best and worst motorway service areas

Transport Focus surveyed customers at England's 112 motorway service areas.

Coun Hewitt and the flytipping left behind

Flytippers’ blunder at Fleetwood’s nature reserve

Just a week after Fleetwood’s nature reserve was the subject of a public meeting, fly-tippers have struck close to its entrance once again.

Blackpool magistrates court

Online threats left girls from Blackpool scared to leave home

Two teenage girls were left frightened of leaving their homes after a man who threatened to kill them two years ago got back in touch.

Blackpool Transport said the accident happened at this spot (Pic: Google)

Nightmare traffic on Elm Street after tram and car crash

Traffic around the Fisherman's Walk tram stop in Fleetwood was backing up after a crash between a tram and car, police said.
Comedian Sean Hughes

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Irish stand-up comedian and actor Sean Hughes has died aged 51, his management has confirmed.


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

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

Nelcon Hotel on Palatine Road

Your views: ‘If you can’t take criticism get out of the industry’

It was the most read story on The Gazette’s website all week – and it was hardly surprising it would spark a huge response.

URPotentials director Deborah Terras

Second LGB&T festival planned for 2018

Blackpool community interest company group URPotential is to stage its second LGB&T Festival next year.
Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.


Mum faked burglary to claim insurance money

A mother faked a burglary at her home in Fleetwood aiming to cash in on the insurance money.

Nigel Robinson, 46, of Fleetwood, was jailed for 16 years, with an eight-year extended licence, for a string of sex offences, including rape, against four girls.

Rapist jailed for string of attacks on four children

A ‘dangerous’ rapist has been jailed for 16 years for a catalogue of sex offences against children as young as eight.

Judge Mark Brown, view of Dubai from the air and Pam Wareing

Revealed: How thieving law firm worker's Dubai cash con was busted

STEF HALL on the background of a ‘romance’ that went tragically wrong for one woman and almost brought a business to its knees

Golden leaves in Blackpool jewel

It’s strangely balmy out there so we sent our photographer DAN MARTINO along to Stanley Park to capture the annual Autumn spectacular.

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

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

Parents and teachers can find out ‘the truth about bullying’ next month at a public talk at a Blackpool Hotel.

Sheep grazing outside Sellafield, formerly Windscale

Nuclear bomb dream that led to disaster at Windscale

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in British history – an incident which spread panic among Lancashire’s farmers, fishermen and tourism industry. Jessica Hay looks back
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