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Arrest after armed police called to St Annes

A man was arrested after armed police were called to St Annes.

Officers set up a cordon around a house on St Andrew’s Road North, close to the junction with Devonshire Road, on Wednesday morning.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said a woman was found inside the property with an ...

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House taped off and CSI on the scene of 'targeted' stabbing in Anchorsholme

Officers were called at 11:04am today to reports of the assault in Brisbane Place.

A police spokesman said a man in his 30s was found with a stab wound to his leg. He has been taken to hospital.

Police remain at the scene.

They added: "Enquiries are on-going but at this time we ...

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'I think I can go all the way': New Blackpool boxing pro Jamie Mitchell aiming for the top

A recently turned boxing professional from Blackpool believes he has what it takes to go to the very top.

READ MORE: Blackpool's Brian Rose pulls out of European title fight with Conrad Cummings due to injury

Jamie Mitchell has enjoyed an unbeaten start to his career and managed ...

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Blackpool mum urges hit and run driver to 'do the right thing' and hand themselves in to police

A Blackpool mum whose son was 'left for dead' in a hit and run is pleading with the driver to hand themselves in.

Melanie Bluck, 47, said she feels 'helpless' watching her 12-year-son suffer panic attacks and flashbacks after the hit and run in Grosvenor Street on Thursday December ...

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Blackpool pilot Bradley Gosney denies fraud to obtain certificate after details of 'faints and collapses' allegedly uncovered by aviation chiefs

Bradley Gosney, 19, is accused of fraud in connection with an allegation he lied about his medical history on a form he filled out to obtained a Class One medical certificate enabling him to fly.

Prosecuting, Michelle Brown said it came to light that there were incidents of fainting, ...

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These are the Vietnamese gang members jailed for 35 years after turning dozens of Lancashire homes into cannabis farms

The gang used false identities and fraudulent documents to rent dozens of homes in Preston and Blackpool before turning them into cannabis farms.

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Men wanted as police pursue suspected class A drugs gang

These are the faces of two men wanted in connection with an investigation into a criminal drugs gang suspected of supplying dangerous class A substances to Blackpool.

Christian Cook, 19, and James Dickson, 29, originally from Manchester, are being sought by police as part of an on-going ...

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Blackpool Council gets tough on waste disposal

Two applications for scrap metal dealer licences have been refused by town hall chiefs amid fears over how waste might be dealt with.

Blackpool Council's public protection sub-committee heard one applicant had already been refused a licence by Oldham Council within the last six months ...

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'It brought the team together': Blackpool captain Jay Spearing on Gary Bowyer's shock exit

Blackpool captain Jay Spearing says Gary Bowyer’s shock resignation just one game into the season served to strengthen the bond between the players.

READ MORE: Jay Spearing reveals one of Gary Bowyer's final acts as Blackpool manager

The former Pool boss walked away from his ...

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Poulton bar The Cube wins its bid to stay open later on Thursdays

The Cube bar in Poulton won its bid to sell booze until 2am and remain open until 2.30am on Thursdays.

The new times are an hour later than its previous licence allowed.

Coun Lesley McKay objected to the plans, citing concerns over noise and public disorder, Wyre Council papers ...

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Concerns over Blackpool Central plans - critics say Arena would be better

The grand unveiling of plans for a £300m overhaul of Blackpool’s most important development site has been branded “disappointing” by a prominent councillor.

Leader of the Conservative opposition at the town hall Coun Tony Williams said he had been contacted by many ...

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Inskip burst water main: Traffic controls in place as engineers work on water leak

United Utilities warned customers at around 6am to expect issues with water pressure.

The cause of the supply problem was later identified as a burst water main on the B5269.

A team of engineers are now repairing the leak, and traffic management is also in place while repairs take ...

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£300m leisure proposals for Blackpool Central pass first hurdle

Councillors have approved the first stage of the formal process towards bringing a £300m leisure investment to reality.

Members of Blackpool Council's executive have approved five recommendations to kickstart work towards redeveloping the Central Station site, now called Blackpool ...

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The late night tweet from Lancashire MP that hinted at leadership challenge to come

Lancashire MP Nigel Evans hinted at the forthcoming leadership turmoil almost nine hours before a vote of no confidence was announced.

Mr Evans, a member of the influential Conservative 1922 backbench committee, tweeted at 11.53pm last night that he would be making "no comment on events ...

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Fracking supporters reject calls for halt to testing in Lancashire

Supporters of fracking have hit back at calls to  halt the industry after the latest series of earth tremors.

They included one of magnitude 1.5ML, from the Preston New Road fracking site which according to the British Geological Survey was felt by several people in the surrounding ...

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Nurses at centre of Blackpool Victoria Hospital poisoning probe are bailed as team of detectives continue their investigation

The man and woman were the second and third people to be held as part of the investigation, after a female nurse was arrested last month, a day after concerned hospital bosses called in police.

The pair are due to answer their bail on January 8. The third nurse was last week re-bailed ...

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Richard Cooper leaves Oldham to become Fleetwood Town's new football secretary

De Oleza has returned to his native Majorca after over two years at Fleetwood Town.

The club thanked the Spaniard for his work at the club and welcomed Cooper, who joins Town after spending the last 18 months in the same role at Oldham Athletic.

The new secretary also worked for the ...

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Blackpool and Fleetwood Town LIVE: Terry McPhillips praises Ollie Turton | Joey Barton calls on fans to keep the faith

Blackpool and Fleetwood Town are continuing their preparations for this weekend's fixtures in League One.

To keep up-to-date with the latest news from the two clubs, keep refreshing our live blog throughout the day:

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Water supply problem leaves some Fylde residents without water

The company has warned customers in Inskip, near Preston (PR4) to expect issues with water pressure or that the supply may have stopped completely.

The cause of the supply problem has been identified as a burst water main on the B5269.

A team of engineers have been requested to fix ...

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Prime Minister to face vote of no confidence

In a statement in Downing Street, Mrs May said: "I will contest that vote with everything I have got".

Read more>>> How does a Tory leadership work?

She said a new prime minister would have to scrap or extend Article 50, the mechanism taking Britain out of the EU on 29 ...

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‘I promise you justice will be done’ - floral tributes left at scene of Fleetwood dad Michael Hart’s murder

Flowers and touching tributes were placed at the spot where a popular dad was stabbed to death.

Among them was a loveheart-shaped wreath made from roses, a pledge to care for Michael Hart’s loved ones – and a promise to see justice done.

The popular 31-year-old died in hospital ...

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