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Blackpool Sea Cadets have improved base after firms including Evolution, Travis Perkins & Jewson give up time

The can-do collaboration of seven companies ensured the work to install a new shower and toilet block at the base at Devonshire Road, Bispham, was completed in just three weeks.

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Blackpool crash sees Lancashire Police close St Ives Road between Whitegate Drive and Park Road

Police have closed a road in Blackpool while officers respond to an incident off Whitegate Drive this afternoon.

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Family pay tribute to tragic 17-year-old Ellis Gibbs who died after motorbike crash near Garstang

“He made us proud every single day,” said his heartbroken mum. “He truly was an amazing boy, beautiful inside and out.”

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The shocking most common reason Lancashire residents have needed the Household Support Fund

Being unable to afford food is the main reason Lancashire residents have received help from the government’s Household Support Fund (HSF) since it was introduced more than two years ago.

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Lancashire buses set to 'talk to traffic lights' - while bus stops will tell passengers when their service is due

Digital displays are set to be installed at dozens of Lancashire bus stops telling passengers when the service they are waiting for is due to arrive.

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Blackpool chase sees Lancashire Police flood South Shore in search for stolen Ford Focus

Two suspects were arrested after police pursued a stolen car through Blackpool.

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Going Green: The long range EV boom has arrived and is in full swing

I’m contemplating an electric car but am worried about range as I do a lot of driving for work – are they worth it for longer distance?

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Going Green: We can all be greener when it comes to fashion

I was nominated for an award recently – the Regen Net Zero Energy Pioneer 2024. It was an honour to be nominated, and I was really shocked when I won.

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RSPCA Blackpool: Every dog, cat and small pet ready for adoption and the stories behind them

All of these wonderful pets need a new home and they all have their own stories.

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Spillage of raw sewage on Fleetwood street blamed on people flushing 'wrong things' down toilet

A spillage of stinking raw sewage on a street in Fleetwood has been blamed on a blockage caused by people flushing the wrong sort of things down the toilet.

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Watch digital reporter Emma Downey take a trip around Chester Zoo

Watch digital reporter Emma Downey take a trip around Chester Zoo.

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Council support available for residents set to lose their homes to make way for Multiversity

People can get support if they are affected by the demolition

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Candidates in the Blackpool South by-election to attending hustings at Blackpool Cricket Club

Taking place at Blackpool Cricket Club on Thursday (18 April) the debate will be umpired by the Gazette's Local Democracy Reporter Shelagh Parkinson.

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Reform UK candidate pledges to bring a film studio to Blackpool if elected

Mark Butcher will campaign to build a major film studio in Blackpool

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Preston Crown Court jury clear ex-Kirkham Prison librarian over sex assault allegations on two inmates

Sharon Mawdsley,46, had been accused of five sexual assaults on two prisoners in the library at Kirkham prison in Lancashire in 2018.

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Lib Dems call for action plan for historic Foxhall Village as petition launched

Foxhall Village dates right back to the early days of Blackpool

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Lancashire crimes, crashes and 999 calls in Preston, Blackpool, Lytham, Fleetwood, Burnley and Lancaster

From a woman killed in a hit and run on the M6 to a man charged with stabbing his wife to death - these were the week’s tragic headlines...

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National Pet Day – 29 extra adorable pictures of your pets

We asked readers to share their photos with us for National Pet Day and have been inundated with gorgeous photos of their pets.

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Coroner explains why no full inquest will be held into death of Blackpool murder victim Alison Dodds

There will not be a full inquest into the death of a Blackpool woman who was brutally murdered in the town, a coroner confirmed today.

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When Strictly star Giovanni Pernice popped into a dance studio in Fleetwood

A surprise guest hit the floor of The Crown Ballroom in Fleetwood- none other than Strictly favourite Giovanni Pernice.