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League One rumour mill: No bids accepted for Blackpool defender Curtis Tilt | Joey Barton keen to strengthen Fleetwood Town's midfield options | Sean Longstaff open to Portsmouth switch

There's less than three weeks of the transfer window remaining and plenty of deals are still to be done. Keep up with all the gossip - and the done deals - by following our live transfer blog. Refresh the page to get the latest updates!

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It’s time for walkies on the Yellow Brick Road...

They may be ‘man’'s best friend but this Christmas a special young lady is looking for a canine companion for a magical journey.

The producers of the Winter Gardens’ festive musical The Wizard Of Oz are today launching their Search For Toto, to find a pooch to join Holly ...

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Phil motors into town as part of UK tour

After standing alongside Lemmy for more than three decades as a member of Motörhead, Phil Campbell can rightly be regarded as a hard rock legend.

The Welsh-born rocker became Lemmy’s third right hand six stringer following the resignation of ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke and his ...

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Lytham Festival 2018 our coverage from Steps, Pete Tong, Sister Sledge, Rae Morris, Emeli Sandé, Nile Rogers and Chic, Bananarama and Il Divo

The doors are now closed on this year’s musical celebrations for Lytham Festival.

The event now in it's ninth year saw performances from Steps, Pete Tong, Sister Sledge, Rae Morris, Emeli Sandé, Nile Rogers and Chic, Bananarama and Il Divo to name but a few.

So if you were one ...

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Two taken to hospital after fire at Marton home

An adult and child were taken to hospital suffering with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at their home in Marton.

Fire crews from Blackpool, South Shore and St Annes were called to a "persons reported" fire on Claytongate just after 9pm on Sunday, July 22.

Read more ...

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Residents shock at Fleetwood death scene

Residents have told of their shock following the death of a man in Fleetwood, for which a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The man, believed to be in his 60's, was found unconscious last night near the Kings Arms pub, on Lord Street, and was later pronounced dead at Blackpool ...

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Lytham Festival goers fail to break World Record - so smash another one instead

Thousands of people helped break a World Record – but not the one health bosses on the Fylde coast were originally aiming for.

Just short of 1,700 people joined Dancing on Ice star Daniel Whiston to set the record for ‘most people performing jumping jacks simultaneously’ at ...

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Blackpool children in anti-dog poo posters

South Shore children have joined the fight against rogue dog owners with posters to urge them to clean up after their pets.

Community groups have teamed up with pupils from Roseacre Primary Academy after noticing increased amounts of dog poo and filled bags on their streets.

Brian ...

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Lytham Festival: Nile Rodgers and Chic

Hit-maker, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and cancer survivor - Nile Rodgers laid it all on the line during another night to remember at Lytham Festival.

For 90 minutes from opener Everybody Dance to finale Good Times the crowd enjoyed a masterclass of music you want to move to. ...

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Party on the green with George Ezra for Lytham Festival

When Budapest burst on to the radio in 2014, happy-go-lucky George Ezra could easily have been a one-hit wonder.

But it is the laid back, relatable style of the British singer songwriter which is much of his appeal. You can't help but smile when you hear him share the trivia of his ...

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VOTE: Where are the best town centre pubs in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Here is a short list of town centre pubs. Vote for your favourite one here.

Voting closes noon on Wednesday.

The top ones for each readership area will feature in our shared Lancashire recommends page.

This is not a competition. ...

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Fylde coast cricket review: Gleeson can't save Blackpool, St Annes' derby success
A guest appearance by Northamptonshire’s Richard Gleeson couldn’t spare Blackpool from a second defeat of the season in the Northern Premier League, while St Annes closed the gap at the top with an impressive derby win away to Fleetwood. ...
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Blackpool: From the courts 23-07-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Shaun Neil, 38, failing to comply with a community order

A man with mental health problems did not keep appointments with his probation officer.

Shaun Neil, 38, of Edmonton Place, Bispham, pleaded ...

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Blackpool’s ‘Minor Ailment Scheme’ worry for children after fresh NHS cuts

A scheme that allows people to pick up routine medicines over the counter for free is to  end, it was announced.

Blackpool’s ‘Minor Ailment Scheme’ was scaled back last year to axe a number of treatments, including for headaches, diarrhoea, head lice and teething pain, but will ...

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‘My incentive to quit smoking was finding out I was pregnant’

As Your View features go, the response was not unexpected.

We revealed on Tuesday how pregnant women in Blackpool could be offered shopping vouchers and other incentives to give up smoking.

-->READ MORE: Fast food limits could be coming to your corner of Lancashire

Women can ...

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League One rumour mill: No bids accepted for Blackpool defender Curtis Tilt | Joey Barton keen to strengthen Fleetwood Town's midfield options

There's less than three weeks of the transfer window remaining and plenty of deals are still to be done. Keep up with all the gossip - and the done deals - by following our live transfer blog. Refresh the page to get the latest updates!

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Joey Barton delighted with Fleetwood's attacking options but looks to strengthen midfield

Joey Barton is tempted to strengthen Fleetwood's midfield before the transfer window closes but the Town boss is delighted with the competition for places in attack.

READ MORE Match report: Tranmere 0 Fleetwood 2 Joey Barton is tempted to strengthen his midfield before the transfer window ...

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Fleetwood death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Fleetwood, say police

Police say they were called just after 7pm on Sunday, July 22 following reports of an assault at the King’s Arms Hotel in Lord Street.

Read more: Investigation after death of man in ...

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Lytham Festival: Il Divo close ninth year of festival

The celebrations came to a rousing finale on the green, courtesy of headline act opera crossover quartet Il Divo, and a dazzling fireworks’ display over the estuary.

Young Britain’s Got Talent singers Bring It North opened the night, with a charmingly cute set of pop, stage and ...

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United Utilities prepares for multi-million payout to shareholders

Just days before the hosepipe ban, United Utilities is preparing to hand out its biggest shareholder dividend in a decade.

The water company is preparing for the bumper payout to shareholders on August 3 - just two days before a hosepipe ban is introduced for customers in ...

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Jordan Clark shines but Red Rose collapse in Roses collision
Lancashire’s Jordan Clark lit up an exhilarating first day of the County Championship Roses clash with a remarkable morning hat-trick at Emirates Old Trafford, although Yorkshire ended it on top. ...
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