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From Dangerous Obsession to community samba band taster sessions - here are five things to to do today in Blackpool - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Each day we'll bring you a selection of shows and events happening in Blackpool that you won't want to miss. So if you're planning an impromptu night here are today's choices:

Theatre and shows

Dangerous Obsession: Sally Driscoll is watering her plants in the conservatory of her ...

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Comedy trio for a Woofers festive special at Lowther Pavilion

Woofers final show of 2019 is billed as a ‘It’s not Christmas spectacular!’

The show, at Lowther Pavilion next week, promises to bring Woofers shows for this year to a close in truly spectacular fashion with headliner and one of the best comics on the planet, Sean ...

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Dead animals, deadly asbestos, and truckloads of rubbish: The true picture of fly-tipping in Blackpool

It's not just rusty fridges and old televisions being illegally dumped on the streets of Blackpool - but rotting animals, deadly asbestos, and hazardous chemicals too.

The Gazette's analysis of official figures, newly released by Defra, has revealed the true scale of fly-tipping in the ...

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Businesses flock to get help to transform digitally from Made Smarter scheme

Lancashire manufacturers are grabbing the opportunity to transform their businesses digitally thanks to help from the £20m Made Smarter scheme.

The scheme is being piloted in the region and is backed by the Government along with global industry leaders such as Siemens and BAE Systems, ...

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Veterans In Crisis campaign leads to media award nomination

The investigations team from The Gazette and its sister titles across JPIMedia is up for an award this evening.

The team’s Veterans In Crisis campaign, which started last July to highlight a lack of government support for British ex-service personnel experiencing PTSD, anxiety, and ...

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Simon Grayson warns: No easy way back into Blackpool team

Simon Grayson admits there are likely to be some disappointed faces in his Blackpool dressing room – but for all the right reasons.

READ MORE: Sullay Kaikai says Blackpool have killer instinct back First-team regulars Curtis Tilt and Jordan Thompson were both left on the bench ...

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Joey Barton bidding for more cup success with Fleetwood Town

Fresh from making progress in one cup competition, Fleetwood Town aim to do so in another on Wednesday night

READ MORE: Fleetwood goalkeeper Crellin could rise to very top says Barton After earning a second-round trip to League Two club Crawley Town in the FA Cup as a reward for ...

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Jim Bentley praises positive outlook at AFC Fylde ahead of return to league action at Solihull Moors

Jim Bentley is looking forward to AFC Fylde’s return to National League action away to sixth-placed Solihull Moors on Saturday.

READ MORE: Danny Rowe a winner a North West Football Awards Coasters manager Bentley will face a sterner test than last weekend, when Fylde visited ...

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Scouts put on a really grand show at the theatre

Five Shows, 87 cast members and more than 1,100 in the audience – Scouts are delighted the 2019 Blackpool Gang Show was a roaring success at the Grand Theatre.

The show is dedicated to building confidence, showcasing talent and giving opportunities to young people and adults alike ...

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Cost of new Blackpool statue 'which could look like street performer' is revealed

The cost of a new statue in Blackpool, which could look like a street performer, has been revealed.

The figure, described as a 'contemporary mermaid', was announced last week by the council, which did not immediately say how much it would cost.

Now, in response to a Freedom of ...

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Special South African gin infused with elephant dung

The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal's excrement is no gimmick.

The creators of Indlovu Gin, Les and Paula Ansley, stumbled across the idea a year ago after learning that elephants eat a variety of fruits and flowers and yet digest less ...

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Teenager who almost died warns others not to vape

Ewan Fisher, who celebrates his 19th birthday on Tuesday, turned to vaping as a way of giving up cigarettes but went on to suffer serious respiratory failure.

He was treated for hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) - a type of allergic reaction to something breathed in which results in ...

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Extinction Rebellion targets Christmas music Charts

Extinction Rebellion is about to take its climate change message to the pop charts, with the release of its first single.

The protest group has joined forces with Lancashire-based rock band the Jade Assembly, aiming to claim a Christmas No.1 with a song that calls for action on climate ...

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Brexit and b****: Watch the moment Jeremy Corbyn is heckled in front of the Labour battle bus in Blackpool

Sandgrown'uns don't typically shy away from making their feelings known - especially at the Brexit referendum when they overwhelmingly voted to leave the European Union.

And one cheeky local shouted "Brexit" in answer to Jeremy Corbyn's seemingly hypothetical question while on the General ...

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Jeremy Corbyn's Blackpool visit: Cyber attack targets Labour

Jeremy Corbyn has warned that a cyber attack on Labour's digital platforms could be a "sign of things to come" in the General Election.

The Labour leader said the timing of the attack - which slowed some of the party's campaign activities - was "suspicious" and had made him "nervous" about ...

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Strictly Come Dancing is waltzing back to Blackpool Tower Ballroom with more sparkle, glitz and glamour than ever. Here is the Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool line-up confirmed

For anyone who might not have got the memo, Strictly Come Dancing returns to Blackpool for its annual special outing live from the 125 year old Tower Ballroom next Saturday.

In fact one eagle-eyed viewer tallied the number of times the resort was highlighted on Sunday’s programme with ...

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League One promotion odds 2019/20: How Blackpool and Fleetwood Town are predicted to fare after start to the season

Now we're one-third of the way into the League One season, we've taken a look at what sides are being tipped for promotion.

Here are the latest odds according to SkyBet:

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Fan gets football ban after brawl involving up to 50 Blackpool and Fleetwood supporters

A Fleetwood town fan has received a stadium ban for his part in a mass brawl after a match against Blackpool that left police outnumbered by scrapping supporters.

Around 50 fans of the two League One sides were involved in the fight following the game at Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium in ...

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These are the latest cases and convictions from Blackpool Magistrates' Court - Tuesday, November, 12, 2019

Here is the latest round-up from Blackpool Magistrates' Court.

Sam Brumwell, 28, threatening behaviour

A man lost his temper after he smelled cannabis smoke in the main Blackpool branch of McDonalds.

Sam Brumwwell had gone into the Bank Hey Street outlet with his partner and ...

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Teen suspects 'released under investigation' after wheelchair accessible buses smashed at special school

A pair of teenagers who were arrested after an outbreak of vandalism at a Blackpool special school have been released by police.

Two boys aged 16 and 14-years-old were arrested yesterday on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking following the attack at Highfurlong School, on Blackpool Old ...

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Blackpool and Fleetwood Town men miss out on award but AFC Fylde's Danny Rowe claims top regional gong

READ MORE: Blackpool's killer instinct is back, says Sullay Kaikai

The gong instead went to Rochdale striker Ian Henderson, who scored 21 times in the third tier last term.

There was better news for AFC Fylde hotshot Rowe, who beat off competition from Salford City's Carl Piergianni ...

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