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Boy, 14, missing from South Shore for over a week

Police are becoming increasingly worried about a 14-year-old boy has gone missing from Blackpool. Dinico Cook has been missing from the South Shore area for nine days, say police. Dinico is described by police as 6ft tall, of medium build with short dark

yesterday, 14:09 in Regional North West

REVEALED: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you

Today, the Blackpool Gazette is revealing a list of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you. The data is the latest available from the NHS Choices website and is based on responses provided in the GP Patient Survey. The su

yesterday, 13:43 in Regional North West

‘Homes will suffocate town’

Garstang’s county councillor says the blanket approval of more than 600 homes will “suffocate” the town. Nine applications totalling nearly 800 homes were put before Wyre Council’s Planning Committee last week with all but one being approved. In total ,2

yesterday, 12:48 in Regional North West

Grave orders upset families

Letters sent out to families in Fleetwood have caused anguish after they were ordered to remove memorabilia from the graves of loved ones. Residents have been reminded of rules for Fleetwood Cemetery which state that anyone whose loved ones died after 20

yesterday, 12:43 in Regional North West

Alive thanks to my sister and kindness of strangers

Preesall woman battling cancer reveals how hero blood donors helped give her a lifeline Lesley Ronson was a blood donor herself for many years but admits she never really considered the full implications of the people who might benefit from her donation.

yesterday, 10:07 in Regional North West

Blackpool: From the courts 29-03-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. David Enright, 33, being in charge of a car while over the alcohol limit A man tried to spit at a police inspector and a constable as they struggled to arrest him in Blackpool and to

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional North West

Former Fleetwood Pier objections hit 540

Objections to plans to build flats on the former Fleetwood Pier site have dwarfed the number for the original application. More than 540 have so far registered their opposition to the proposals by Simmo Developments, which includes some minor amendments

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional North West

Funeral to be held for Fleetwood stalwart

The funeral is to be held for a former mayoress whose time in the role harked back to the days when Fleetwood had its own municipal borough council. Edith Funk proudly wore the chain office when her husband, Fleetwood councillor and alderman Eddie Funk,

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional North West

Falls car in Fylde and Wyre to be scrapped from Friday

A health service launched in a bid to keep people out of hospital will be scrapped at the end of the month. The Fylde and Wyre falls vehicle will be axed because it only ran for 37 hours a week, faced increasing costs, and has been replaced by a more com

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional North West

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50. Here are some of the key questions about that first step towards Brexit. What is Article 50? It is the legal mechanism for a country to leave the EU. Article 50 o

Tuesday, 14:05 in Regional North West

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin. And, while politically it is difficult

Tuesday, 13:50 in Regional North West

Blackpool tattooist Danny has designs on stardom

A Blackpool tattooist has been announced as one of the stars of a brand new MTV show. Danny Robinson, 24, will be one of six tattoo artists to feature in the upcoming series ‘Just Tattoo of Us’. The show, which premieres on Monday, April 3, sees pairs of

Tuesday, 10:42 in Regional North West

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP repeats call for better tram safety

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has hit out at County Hall bosses claiming they are sweeping concerns over tram safety under the carpet. Figures obtained by the MP showed that the majority of accidents involving trams and vehicles occur on

Tuesday, 10:42 in Regional North West

Blaze at Preesall caravan park started in storage units

A blaze started on a caravan park in Preesall after several outdoor storage units caught fire, say fire services. The fire started at around 6.20pm on March 27 at the Rose Grove Caravan Park on Pilling Lane. Two crews responded to a 999 call and arrived

Tuesday, 10:42 in Regional North West

Protesters launch 'lock-on' protest at Cuadrilla site

A road has been partially blocked after eight people chained themselves to the gates outside Cuadrilla, say police. Anti-fracking protesters launched their 'lock-on' early this morning on A583 Preston New Road. Traffic is reported to be heavy on the east

Tuesday, 08:42 in Regional North West

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