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Government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

The Government has lost its historic battle in the Supreme Court over Brexit. The highest court in the land rejected an appeal by ministers against a High Court judgment blocking their decision to begin Britain's exit from the European Union without Parl

today, 09:55 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal after bag theft in Blackpool

Police are appealing for information after a woman had her handbag stolen in a popular Blackpool bar. The bag was stolen from the Walkabout on Queen Street in Blackpool town centre at around 2am on 21 January, say police. The victim reported that the bag

today, 08:10 in Regional North West
 

New deal for Citizen's Advice service

An arrangement which has given thousands of people access to free advice will continue for another three years. Wyre Council’s cabinet has approved a three-year extension of its deal for Citizen’s Advice services. The £90,000 cost will be met from unexpe

today, 06:20 in Regional North West
 

Sparkling finish for new sea defences is gradually revealed

The final section of Wyre’s new promenade is beginning to take shape. Work is ongoing to construct a concrete walkway at Rossall, where millions of pounds is being spent repairing and renewing vital defences. Major changes are now visible at promenade le

today, 06:20 in Regional North West
 

Blackpool: From the courts 24-01-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court Christopher Dixon, 24, failing to stop A motorist has admitted being responsible for a hit and run accident in which a man was injured in Singleton. Christopher Dixon, 24, of Pheasant

today, 06:20 in Regional North West
 

Blackpool defendant told court he is dying

A pensioner who posed as a 14-year-old boy to encourage a schoolgirl to commit online sexual acts has had his sentencing adjourned over claims he is terminally ill. Derek Lee, 66, of Wolverton Avenue, Bispham, sent his victim pictures of a teenage boy, a

today, 06:20 in Regional North West
 

Customers face four mile trek as bank branch to close

Another Fylde coast bank branch is set to close Yorkshire Bank in Crescent East, Cleveleys will shut on May 15 this year. The move follows an announcement in September last year by Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank Group would be reducing its network. The bank s

yesterday, 16:22 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire Police crackdown on mobile phone use behind the wheel

Police in Lancashire are taking part in a week-long crackdown on illegal mobile phone use behind the wheel. The campaign starts today and police have already handed out several fines across Lancashire. Drivers caught using their phones in Lancashire toda

yesterday, 11:23 in Regional North West
 

Top things to do in Lancashire this weekend (January 27 to 29)

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend. FREE: The Travel and Leisure Show 2017, Blackpool, Sunday, January 29 Looking to get away for a fantastic holiday in 2017? Then this show is perfect for you as it will cater for all your holiday needs in th

yesterday, 09:37 in Regional North West
 

Blackpool: From the courts 23-01-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. A man’s drunken behaviour over the festive period was slammed by a magistrate as disgusting. Jack Evans stood swearing outside the Blackpool home of a young mother with two children

yesterday, 09:31 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire MP demands help during weekend rail closures

​A Lancashire MP has demanded clear signage and proper disabled access for train passengers as weekend rail closures begin. Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has written to Network Rail asking for reassurances about the bus replacement service and other

yesterday, 09:14 in Regional North West
 

Poulton couple saved from 'nasty and toxic' blaze by fire doors

A Poulton couple were saved from a 'nasty and toxic' blaze by fire doors and smoke alarms, say fire services. Fire crews from Blackpool were called out to the blaze at a property on Moorland Avenue in Poulton at around 12.30am on 23 January. The fire sta

yesterday, 08:33 in Regional North West
 

Big ‘C’ is tackled by ‘Da Vinci’ robot

A cancer patient is on his way to a full recovery after a robot removed his cancerous cells. Richard Mullard was the 100th patient to have his prostate removed by the ‘Da Vinci’ robot after finding out he had cancer last summer. Affectionately known as ‘

Sunday, 10:13 in Regional North West
 

Funding warning as figures show rise in serious crime across Lancashire

Reports of serious crimes including assaults and sexual offences have risen by more than 25 per cent in the past year. New figures released by the Office of National Statistics show overall crime has rise by 10 per cent in Lancashire with 102,079 inciden

Sunday, 09:08 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire recommends... health food stores

As people use January to detox, here is a list of the best health food stores, as voted by readers. The Lifehouse, Lytham The Lifehouse is located within a cosy setting above its old premises in Park Street, Lytham. The shop sells whole food source healt

Friday, 16:22 in Regional North West
 


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