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Hearing into Manchester Arena suicide bombing deaths confirmed for Friday

A pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing will go ahead on Friday, the city's coroners office has confirmed.
Crime
Spud and a pile of pilfered socks

Sock theft is a thing of the past for Thornton dog owner

A reformed light-pawed pooch has put his sock pilfering days behind him after finding a new calling – as a pet detective.
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Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Education
Ambulance crews left queuing up to admit patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital last year. Tuesdays issue with delays was not as severe, The Gazette understands

Ambulance apology over hour long wait at Blackpool crash

Ambulance staff have apologised to two men who were left waiting for over an hour with potential head and spinal injuries after they were involved in a crash in Blackpool.
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Daniel Munro and the discovered 50,000 of high purity class A drugs at a property on Rosemount Avenue, Preesall, in December 2015

Wyre dealer’s £50k haul - but only £300 left

A drug dealer benefited by £50,575.50 from his ill gotten gains, a court has found.

Crime

‘This will be the biggest concert Fleetwood has ever seen!’, says Alfie Boe

Back in 1980s Fleetwood, a young lad known as Alfie snuck through gaps in the fence to cheer on his local football team.
Music
Cheap flast in Fleetwood selling for �15,000

Flats go up for sale for just £15K!

Are these the cheapest flats on the Fylde coast?

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Mooky Doolittle comes to the Tower Circus

The best of stage and circus combine for panto fun

Tis the season to be jolly and nowhere says Christmas fun and frolics quite like The Blackpool Tower this festive season.
Theatre and Comedy
The community/council buildings in Garstang at the centre of the sale

Market town may miss out in £600k sale

Garstang may not gain anything from the sale of the town’s old council offices - with the cash potentially going to Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton or Cleveleys.

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B&M has apologised

Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

B&M has apologised after a furious mum accused the store of almost ruining Christmas for her children with one of its products.
Offbeat
Police would like to speak to this man

CCTV appeal after man slashed in Blackpool bar

A CCTV appeal has been launched after a man was slashed with a knife inside a Blackpool bar, say police.
Crime
County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
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Fleetwood Library

Libraries celebrate county’s key day

Libraries and museums across the county are getting ready to celebrate Lancashire Day on November 27.

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Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
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Trevor Sinclair, 44, of Victory Boulevard, Lytham, has been summonsed for alleged offences of Driving while Unfit through Drink

Former Blackpool FC star Trevor Sinclair to appear in court

A former Blackpool FC football star has been summonsed to appear at court, say police.
Crime
Police are appealing for information following the incident

APPEAL: Man arrested after cyclist injured in Greenhalgh

A man has been arrested after an elderly cyclist was injured in a crash involving a car in Greenhalgh, say police.
Crime
The closure is affectingtraffic heading between Kirkham and Wharles.

Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning.
Transport
Pictured is Mark Rooney outside the bus stop on Copse Road

Plea to bring town bus stop back into use

Calls have been made to reinstate an axed bus stop just outside Fleetwood town centre.

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The new unit is sited next to Blackpool Vics A&E department

New unit to reduce pressure on Blackpool Victoria's A&E

A new unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital will ease pressure on A&E staff dealing with people with mental health difficulties.
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Police say that would like to speak to 31-year-old Nicholas Shaw from Royal Bank Avenue Blackpool following an incident.

Man wanted after 'restraining order breach'

A man is wanted by police in connection with a breach of a Restraining Order protecting a victim of domestic abuse.
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