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Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28

0 Have your say Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed. The electronic dance music producer, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman on Friday afternoon. Avicii's representative said in a statement: "It is...

yesterday, 19:12 in Regional North West

Chief quizzed on trams, shops and child poverty

From the excitement of Blackpool’s multi-million pound transformation to the misery of child poverty in the town - and much in between - council chief Simon Blackburn was grilled on it all. In a live video link on Thursday night, Coun Blackburn took...

yesterday, 17:43 in Regional North West

Labour leader in blast over council policy

The new leader of Wyre’s Labour group has accused the council’s Conservative leadership of “eroding democracy”. Coun Rob Fail, who represents Cleveleys’ Jubilee ward, went on the attack after he took over the role of opposition leader from Coun...

yesterday, 17:34 in Regional North West

BREAKING: Both sides of the M6 closed following collision

0 Have your say The M6 has been closed in both directions following a two-vehicle collision. The incident happened just before 5pm this afternoon (Friday, April 20) between Preston and Lancaster, resulting in the motorway closing between junction 33...

yesterday, 17:11 in Regional North West

Fylde coast hotel back on the market

The Briardene Hotel on Kelso Road in Cleveleys is back on the market as the current owners are looking to retire. It has been advertised with a guide price of £925,000 through agents Fleurets. The detached four-storey building has 16 en-suite bedrooms...

yesterday, 16:17 in Regional North West

Labour "will ban fracking" says shadow energy secretary

Labour’s shadow business secretary has reaffirmed her party’s commitment to ban fracking as she visited the Fylde drill site. Rebecca Long-Bailey said that if Labour gets into power it would re-energise the renewable energy sector in the country to...

yesterday, 16:17 in Regional North West

Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

0 Have your say A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency. A resident of Victoria Road heard Carol Taylor and Alan Severn being noisy at 7.45pm, on August...

yesterday, 15:50 in Regional North West

Crafty pupils stub out cigarette litter

0 Have your say Children at a Cleveleys primary school put their creative skills to work to help rid the streets of cigarette ends. Northfold Primary School pupils used old bottles to make recyclable ash trays to be placed around Cleveleys town...

yesterday, 15:35 in Regional North West

Sandwich shop owner chooses to help environmental by joining ReFILL scheme

0 Have your say A sandwich shop owner in Blackpool said she knew she wanted to back the ReFILL campaign after reading about The Gazette’s war on plastic. Kate Seed from Kate’s, in Woodland Grove, has pledged to back the LOVEmyBEACH scheme by offering...

yesterday, 15:24 in Regional North West

London Marathon mission for IT manager from Lytham

An IT manager from Lytham is taking is taking on his biggest challenge to help raise funds for a Blackpool charity that supported his grandfather. READ MORE: Team Josh ready to hit streets of London Martyn Coyne, 39, will fulfil a lifetime ambition...

yesterday, 15:21 in Regional North West

Canadian chocolatier Shyte goes viral for hilarious name

A Canadian chocolatier has the internet in hysterics after eagle-eyed Scots spotted his very cheeky brand name online. Belgium Master Chocolatier Kevin Richards has created a new high-protein chocolate, advertised as Shyte Chocolate - and the internet...

yesterday, 15:14 in Regional North West

Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

0 Have your say Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”. These days, however, it would seem we are a nation of ‘artisans’, busily pulling pork, or maturing cheese or roasting coffee...

yesterday, 15:14 in Regional North West

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. Britain in Bloom, produced in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, is currently running every weekday on BBC for three weeks...

yesterday, 14:42 in Regional North West

Dinosaurs roam the Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool

Shoppers were in for a shock when a group of dinosaurs took over Houndshill Shopping Centre this week. The fearsome beasts took to the shops ahead of their Dinosaur World Live show which kicked off at the Grand Theatre last night. Andrew Howard, the...

yesterday, 14:32 in Regional North West

Man arrested on suspicion of rape

0 Have your say A man has been arrested following a report of rape at a Blackpool address. Police were called to Dinmore Avenue at around 8.30am today to a report that a woman in her 40s had been sexually assaulted. A 28-year-old man was arrested...

yesterday, 14:09 in Regional North West

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