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Exploding lighter fuel can left teen needing skin graft

A teenager had to undergo skin grafts on his leg when a lighter fuel can exploded in the shop where he had worked for three weeks. And when Nathan Lester, 19, returned to work after extensive treatment to his injured calf he was told he had been...

today, 15:44 in Regional North West

'Not safe, not effective, not well led': Mental health services told to improve after damning inspection

Not safe, not effective and not well led. That is the damming conclusion of a report into the county’s mental health services, which have been ordered to improve by inspectors. The Care Quality Commission has carried out a review into services run by...

today, 14:14 in Regional North West

Former civil servant admits offences involving indecent images of children

A paedophile told police: " I can't believe I've done something like this" as they swooped on his home. Civil servant Nigel Harold Craig White, 41, was arrested on January 5, 2017, at his address in Cleveleys, after officers received...

today, 12:55 in Regional North West

Icon proof that Blackpool is the ‘Mecca’ for rollercoaster enthusiasts

GALLERY: Take a closer look at Blackpool's latest rollercoaster Rollercoaster enthusiasts have hailed the birth of an Icon, as Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new ride opens to the public for the first time today. Some of the leading names in theme park...

today, 11:24 in Regional North West

Another step closer to justice for Blackpool's Glenn Thomas

The nephew of a Blackpool man killed when his plane was blown out of the sky said he is “inching closer to justice” following news the missile came from a Russia-based military unit. READ MORE: Missile which downed Blackpool man's flight was 'Russian'...

today, 10:49 in Regional North West

Best pubs to stop by during a walk in Lancashire

It's the perfect weather for a stroll in Lancashire's countryside or coastal areas. Readers have voted. To view the vote click here /where-are-the-best-pubs-to-drop-by-during-a-walk-in-lancashire-1-9173248

today, 09:33 in Regional North West

VIDEO: A masterclass in the art of the summer barbecue

When the sun appears, you can guarantee many a barbecue will be dusted down from the shed and the fridge will stocked up with sausages and burgers. For the slightly more adventurous of us, ribs and chicken breasts might be prepared for throwing on the...

today, 06:52 in Regional North West

MP issues warning over Wyre drug feuds in Wyre

Wyre MP Ben Wallace has warned cocaine use is increasing in parts of his constituency and was causing turf wars between different criminal gangs. The Tory MP, whose constituency of Wyre and Preston North includes Thornton, Poulton, St Michaels and...

yesterday, 15:44 in Regional North West

Classic musical for youth theatre

Fylde stars of stage and screen are among those performing in Thornton-Cleveleys Youth Theatre’s musical Oklahoma! The show is being staged this week and performing are Ben Hackett, who is currently in the Mr Kipling’s advert on ITV, and Freddie...

yesterday, 14:10 in Regional North West

Crafting their way to the Carnival

There’s nothing like a carnival day to bring out the creative side. There’s nothing like a carnival day to bring out the creative side. And at one Fleetwood school, children are making sure their float entry to Fleetwood Carnival is a show-stopper....

yesterday, 14:00 in Regional North West

Simon may go it alone for stunts but he’s on our side

If you’re the person who swiped Simon Brodkins’ trainers during his stage diving antics, when he last played in Blackpool - he’d like them back. And he's going to be back in the resort with his latest tour at Viva Blackpool on Bank Holiday Monday, May...

yesterday, 13:46 in Regional North West

Get Ready to go dancing on the ceiling with Viva

Promising an ‘upbeat, feel good night like no other from the UK’s Number One Motown Experience’, music fans are sure to be tempted by tomorrow night’s offering at Viva in Church Street. Five male vocalists are backed with a live band to recreate some...

yesterday, 13:14 in Regional North West

She's back home - Blackpool's Jodie heads cast of Fat Friends musical

Blackpool’s very own stage favourite Jodie Prenger will be among friends next week as she heads to the Opera House in her latest musical role. The theatre star heads the cast of new musical Fat Friends, based on Kay Mellor’s popular TV series,...

yesterday, 13:14 in Regional North West

BANK HOLIDAY HEATWAVE: Blackpool set to be hotter than Lisbon

The current spell of warm, settled weather is set to get even better this weekend, forecasters predict. More warm weather is on the way for Blackpool - but how hot will it get and how long will it last? The recent May Bank Holiday Monday was a hot one...

yesterday, 11:41 in Regional North West

New face to aid Fylde Coast enterprise zone

A new marketing officer has been appointed to help drive forward the two Enterprise Zones on the Fylde Coast. Nicole Billington joins the team from commercial property consultants Robert Pinkus and Co. She brings 20 years of public relations and...

yesterday, 11:05 in Regional North West

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