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Motorway closed in both directions due to "police incident"

A full motorway closure has been in place while emergency services dealt with a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
Transport
Big Brexit Survey

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

Politics
Did you witness the fire?

'Deliberate' caravan fire in Blackpool

Investigations are under way following a late night caravan fire.

Crime
The line between Bispham and Little Bispham was closed at around 6:20am this morning due to overhead wires on the tracks, with replacement bus services in placerunning from Starr Gate to Fleetwood.

Frustration after damage causes partial closure of Blackpool's tram network

Blackpool's tram lines were partially closed today, causing frustration for commuters enjoying the seaside sunshine.
Transport
Wastwater in the Lake District. Photo: Google.

REGIONAL: "Unconscious" diver pulled from water in the Lake District

Emergency services are on the scene in the Lake District after reports of a diver who had failed to resurface.
News
The Swift Hound is set to close and could now be demolished, papers said

New £7m bingo hall plans are set for pub site in Blackpool

The Swift Hound pub could be demolished and replaced with a bingo hall and drive-through restaurant in a £6.8m project.

News
Anthony Dean

Police search for missing man Anthony Dean

Police are trying to find Anthony Dean.

Crime
Have you seen missing man William Hope?

Have you seen missing man William Hope?

A search is on to find missing man William Hope.

Crime
Police want to identity this man

Police on the look out after car crime increase in Highfield

Blackpool Police are looking to identify the pictured male in relation to car crime in Blackpool.

Crime
The overturned car. Photo: Lancashire Road Police.

Driver of car that overturned on the M6 arrested for suspected drink driving

The driver of the overturned car that caused hours of delays on the M6 yesterday evening (Friday, April 20) has been arrested for suspected drink driving.
Crime
Police were called

Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency.

Crime
Chris Bevan

Lytham in Bloom team in BBC documentary series

Lytham in Bloom’s green-fingered volunteers are to come under the national spotlight in a BBC documentary series.

News
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Blackpool firm’s £6.75m scheme

A Blackpool building firm has won the £6.75m contract to revamp a top North West theatre and arts hub.

Business
Alan Welsh, policy manager at the North and Western Lancashire Chamber

Quarterly survey’s good start

The year has started on an optimistic note according to a major county survey.

Business
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0329 of April 19.

Police on the hunt after woman was sexually assaulted in Preston

A woman was sexually assaulted in an early morning incident in Preston yesterday.
Crime
Blackpool North station

Here's what a Northern director had to say when confronted about yet 'another cancelled train'

A regional director at Northern Rail, which operates the trains running out of Blackpool, appeared to blame delays in the electrification work between the resort’s North station and Preston for trains being cancelled.
Transport
Blackpool North station earlier this week

Rail minister blames delay on electrification work on bad weather and two specialist trains that broke down and CRASHED

Rail minister Jo Johnson said he was ‘disappointed’ with the delay on work, which was blamed on a ‘combination of bad weather and technical glitches’, including a breakdown on a specialist wiring train – with another wiring train involved in a road smash.
Transport
Temporary traffic lights were removed on Wednesday

Temporary traffic lights that caused chaos under Devonshire Road railway bridge axed as council claims they were there without permission

Temporary traffic lights under the railway bridge in Devonshire Road, North Shore, were removed on the orders of the council, which yesterday claimed they were put up without permission.
Transport
Twelve Tellers

The best bars with dance floors in Lancashire

If you fancy a boogie but don't want to pay nightclub prices, here are the best bars with a dance floor.
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