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Warning as door-to-door fish salesmen are feared to actually be DOGNAPPERS

Police in Wyre are investigating after reports of people going door-to-door selling fresh fish - amid fears they are actually dognappers. As spokesman said: "Reports are these persons are looking at dogs in the properties with a potential...

today, 16:05 in Regional North West

Beautiful sunset inspires local photographers

Last night's spectacular sunset in Blackpool has inspired local photographers. Readers have been sending in their pictures of the sunset, which saw beautiful colours in the sky above Blackpool. One photographer also captured a murmuration of starlings...

today, 11:36 in Regional North West

County council release gritter update after snow is predicted

All 'priority routes' in Lancashire will be gritted tonight as the temperatures plummet. The county council said salt will be used to keep all main roads safe amid forecasts for frost and ice. Drivers have been urged to 'drive carefully even on...

yesterday, 13:58 in Regional North West

'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently. One woman, a 26-year-old from Stoke, sparked outrage after scrawling a vile message that said she didn't care if the 'whole...

yesterday, 12:26 in Regional North West

After 120 years, Arnold School is reduced to rubble

Bulldozers have marked the end of an era by reducing part of the old Arnold school in South Shore to rubble. READ MORE: Arnold school site finally closed After almost 150 years, demolition crews moved in to make way for the new Armfield Academy, which...

yesterday, 06:08 in Regional North West

'Low ticket' warning as fans go wild for Nile and the gang at Lytham Festival

Organisers of Lytham Festival are warning music fans to snap up their tickets to see disco legend Nile Rodgers in the summer. A 'low ticket warning' has been issued, with the Saturday, July 21 show headlined by Nile Rodgers and Chic plus Bananarama...

Friday, 15:30 in Regional North West

Showcase trip for kids was just Grand

Pupils from a performing arts franchise took over the Grand Theatre for a showcase event. Young performers from 13 Stagecoach Performing Arts schools travelled from across the North and Midlands to take part - including those from Kendal, Wilmslow,...

Friday, 12:33 in Regional North West

Dance fest leads by Example with stars

Two more leading names from the world of dance music have joined the line-up for Blackpool Festival this summer. Example and DJ Wire will appear alongside the likes of the previously announced Roger Sanchez, Paul Oakenfold, Erick Morillo and Judge...

Friday, 12:33 in Regional North West

Champion tribute star to headline Blackpool Elvis Celebration

A grand champion Elvis tribute artist is to headline the Blackpool Elvis Celebration weekend at the Winter Gardens. By exclusive agreement with the producers of the Elvis World Tour, Dean Z will get crowds All Shock Up at the complex’s festival from...

Friday, 12:33 in Regional North West

No missed steak: Restaurant busier than ever after dumping meat to serve vegan food - and it used to be a...

A steakhouse restaurant dumped meat from its menu to become the first 100 per cent vegan eatery in Blackpool. Faringo’s, based at the Kings Hotel on New South Promenade, is offering meat and dairy-free Italian food across the Fylde coast. Owner Paul...

Friday, 12:33 in Regional North West

Hundreds of pupils at careers event

In pictures: Children get a taste of the working world More than 400 children had a taste of the working world at a huge careers fair at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. The primary and secondary pupils had the chance to take part in fun activities which...

Friday, 11:25 in Regional North West

Blackpool is picture perfect for pair

In pictures: Couple inspired by pets and Blackpool Every picture tells a story. That’s what street photographers Craig and Gisela Szlatoszlavek believe, and their atmospheric galleries of everyday folk speak for themselves. These days everyone has a...

Friday, 11:25 in Regional North West

REVIEW: La Traviata, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Taking two children, aged 11 and eight, to the opera in an effort to broaden their horizons and wean them off YouTube for two-and-a-hours could have gone either way. But what a marvellous distraction La Traviata proved to be – and so much more...

Friday, 11:04 in Regional North West

Falconer’s plea to help find his bird

A professional falconer who uses the predators to scare off gulls has made a desperate plea for help after one of his birds went missing in Fleetwood. Andrew Higgins has been working with 12 year old peregrine falcon, Skye, since she was young and...

Friday, 11:04 in Regional North West

REVIEW: Joking Apart, Thornton Little Theatre

Much-loved writer Alan Ayckbourn has been quoted as saying that this is one of his favourite plays and that the ones he likes most are those that are done the least or don’t do as well as they should. Written in 1978, the story is set in the same back...

Friday, 10:51 in Regional North West

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