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MP 'thrilled' to welcome baby Elijah to the family

Fleetwood and Lancaster MP Cat Smith has welcomed home a beautiful baby boy.

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The ouija board planchette refused to budge

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 Volker Rail van parked next to the crossing at Carleton. A worker has to contact the train driver to confirm the crossing is safe before it can proceed due to dodgy CCTV footage

Rail chiefs employ staff to sit in van 24/7 to help operate Carleton Crossing barriers

Cameras installed at a Fylde coast railway crossing have not worked properly for almost two months – meaning a man in a van has to spend 24 hours a day keeping watch.

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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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People attending a community activity hub, similar to one Athena hopes to create in Fleetwood

Dementia home will bring jobs to Fleetwood

Plans to build a new 80-bed care home for people with dementia in Fleetwood have been given the go ahead.

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Blackpool magistrates

Fleetwood man in court charged with child sex offences

A Fleetwood man arrested on suspicion of child sex offences has made his first appearance in court.
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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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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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Hodgson Academy, where a warning was sent to parents and guardians about the video

Poulton school warning as ‘highly sexual’ video of children is shared

Parents have been warned to keep their children safe online after a ‘highly sexual’ video of two children was shared on social media.

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