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Drivers 'at risk of skidding' on a quarter of A roads in England

Motorists could be at risk of skidding on more than a quarter of England's A road network, official figures show. Some 26% of highways need "further investigation" because of fears they have an inadequate skid resistance when drivers brake,...

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Cheers from wedding guests after door dilemma makes Emily and Josh's day

When Emily Baldwin arrived at church for her grand wedding entrance, the doors wouldn’t open and she found herself locked outside! But all ended well when the entrance finally opened for Emily to walk down the aisle to her husband-to-be Josh Hocking. The

today, 14:18 in Regional North West

Fleetwood midfielder George Glendon still available for selection after rape charge

Fleetwood midfielder George Glendon, who has been charged with rape, has not been suspended and will still be in contention for the club in Saturday’s game at Bury. Glendon, who turned a loan spell from Manchester City into a permanent deal in January, a

today, 14:06 in Regional North West

Grab your tickets for sensational blues band

This year The Blues Band celebrates its 38th year together and what better way to celebrate than a tour. This year The Blues Band celebrates its 38th year together and what better way to celebrate than a tour. Fleetwood’s Marine Hall is on the circuit, w

today, 13:59 in Regional North West

Crafty afty with mum in mind

There are still places available for Mother’s Day activities at the park. There are still places available for Mother’s Day activities at the park. Friends of Fleetwood memorial Park are hosting one of their Crafty Afty workshop events on Saturday. Theme

today, 13:59 in Regional North West

Rock the night away with Tina tribute

Totally Tina is Simply The Best! Totally Tina is Simply The Best! And there are still tickets available for this Saturday’s show at the Marine Hall. Bigger and better with even more Totally Tina custom twists, new songs and routines, including fire perfo

today, 13:29 in Regional North West

Cash grant boost for PIP group

Fleetwood’s Play Inclusion Project has received a welcome boost to deliver a scheme for young people with additional needs and disabilities. The £5,000 donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered char

today, 13:20 in Regional North West

Police investigate sex attack in Blackpool alleyway

A woman has been sexually assaulted in a Blackpool alleyway Police were called to the alley, off Redcar Road, in North Shore, at around 7.25am today. A 43-year-old woman reported she had been attacked by a man who had made off from the scene The victim,

today, 13:12 in Regional North West

MAFIA help in clean up of Blackpool community estate

When the MAFIA arrive in town it’s not usually a cause for celebration. But when MAFIA is an acronym for Mereside And Friends In Action, something good is sure to follow. The community group formed just four months ago and has already raised tens of thou

today, 12:44 in Regional North West

Blackpool students compete for digital future

Students at Blackpool Sixth Form are the latest to take part in a pilot project to train young people in cutting-edge digital skills. Digital Advantage aims to fuel growth in the county’s multi-million pound creative economy by tackling the digital skill

today, 12:21 in Regional North West

‘Behind closed doors’ meeting on the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry future

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry. Wyre Council’s cabinet is likely to go into private session to discuss the troubled ferry service which is due to start sailing under a new contract and new funding

today, 12:11 in Regional North West

Virgin Trains operator celebrates 20 years on the tracks

This month sees Virgin Trains celebrate 20 years on the track. March 9 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the iconic train brand. Since its maiden voyage in 1997 when the Spice Girls were number one, the trains have travelled more than 334,500,000 miles

today, 12:11 in Regional North West

Fylde coast businesses set for expo

More than 2,000 delegates are expected and 160 exhibitors booked to take part in the Lancashire Business Expo on Friday. Ian Coupe, from the Shout Network, the organisers of the Lancashire Business Expo, said: “We’re overwhelmed with the response we’ve h

today, 12:11 in Regional North West

Council leader on terrorism: 'We have emergency plans in place'

The leader of Blackpool Council has moved to reassure residents after yesterday's terrorist attack in London, which left four people dead. Coun Simon Blackburn, who chairs the Safer, Stronger Communities group for the Local Government Association, said:

today, 11:44 in Regional North West

Wyre MP attends emergency COBRA meeting after London attack

Ben Wallace, the MP for Wyre and Preston North, was among those attending an emergency COBRA meeting in London last night. The cross-departmental meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May after four people were killed and scores more injured, som

today, 11:36 in Regional North West

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