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"Serious" crash sees Fleetwood Road close as air ambulance is called

A "serious" crash between a car and bike has seen a main road closed in Wyre. Police, the ambulance and air ambulance services were called to the incident on Fleetwood Road near Greenhalgh at around 4.45pm. The crash happened on the way to...

today, 18:07 in Regional North West

HMS Queen Elizabeth by numbers as 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier leaves port

The numbers behind HMS Queen Elizabeth: - The project to build HMS Queen Elizabeth and sister ship HMS Prince of Wales cost more than £6 billion - The aircraft carrier weighs 65,000 tonnes and has a top speed of 25 knots - Its flight deck is 280 metres l

today, 17:49 in Regional North West

10 police stations to close to the public

Ten police stations across Lancashire could shut their doors to the public from next January in a fresh round of economies. The shock news comes just 10 days after retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan spoke out saying cuts to his force had gone too fa

today, 17:14 in Regional North West

Leader of Merseyside gang which flooded Blackpool with heroin and crack cocaine sentenced to nine years...

Police have warned drug dealers they are in the firing line after a gang who flooded Blackpool with class A drugs were jailed for a total of 66 years. The organised crime gang known to drug users in Blackpool as 'Scouse Macca' were responsible for 18,000

today, 15:52 in Regional North West

Blackpool chairman denies 'death threat' claims against president were made up

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has denied accusations that he and his father made up "death threat" allegations against club president Valeri Belokon to tarnish the Latvian millionaire's reputation. Karl's father, club owner Owen Oyston,...

today, 15:19 in Regional North West

More closures in store for resort gateway

Yeadon Way could be set to close again for yet more repair work, The Gazette can reveal. The main gateway into the heart of the resort could be shut again in late 2019 to complete work already carried out on the trunk road. Town hall chiefs are bidding f

today, 15:19 in Regional North West

Patients relying on crowdfunding to buy wheelchairs, doctor warns

Disabled patients are increasingly having to rely on crowdfunding to pay for wheelchairs, a leading doctor has warned. Cuts in services, a postcode lottery of availability and delays mean patients are being forced to rely on the public to help raise fund

today, 15:06 in Regional North West

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren't passing them on to kids, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study among 2,000 adults found two thirds

today, 15:01 in Regional North West

College cladding is safe and ‘not the type’ used on Grenfell Tower

Cladding at Blackpool and The Fylde College’s Bispham campus in Bispham is safe, a spokesman has confirmed. It comes following a deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower in London earlier this month which, it was claimed, spread so easily and rapidly because the c

today, 14:35 in Regional North West

Blackpool police officer dismissed over indecent child images

A Blackpool police officer found guilty of possession of indecent images of children has been dismissed PC Andrew Birch, a neighbourhood officer in the resort, was found guilty of gross misconduct at a police disciplinary hearing. Chief Constable, Steve

today, 13:44 in Regional North West

Nearly half of office workers fantasise about having sex with a colleague

Almost half of office workers fantasise about having sex with a colleague, according to new research. Of those, 11% fancy sleeping with their boss, while 42% want to canoodle with colleagues or clients. The poll into office romances by,

today, 13:30 in Regional North West

Cinco’s and Boca owner in bid to convert newsagents into bar

The man behind a popular Mexican restaurant, and cocktail bar, in Poulton may be planning a new venture, documents have revealed. Simon Liptrott wants to turn the former Breck News shop in Breck Road – next door to Cinco’s and across the road from Boca C

today, 13:12 in Regional North West

Letters - June 14, 2017

DOG ATTACK Penalties for attacks needs to be stiffened Nothing is going to change when it comes to dangerous dogs until the penalties for attacks are made much stiffer - both for the dog and the owner. Every week we hear about terrifying attacks by out-o

today, 13:12 in Regional North West

Lions target more treasure for charity

A charity cash-boosting treasure hunt app designed to appeal to visitors and local residents is growing fast. After already raising hundreds of pounds for good causes from their hi-tech game covering Lytham landmarks, Lytham St Annes Lions have unveiled

today, 13:00 in Regional North West

Blackpool: From the courts 26-06-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. David Massey, 48, breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order (CRIMBO) A prolific beggar was caught breaking an order designed to stop him asking people for money in Blackpool town centre.

today, 12:22 in Regional North West

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