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10 hrs ago | Blackpool Today

Cyclists turn out in force for Ride the Lights extravaganza

Spokes and sparks came together in a festival of cycling and colour as thousands gathered for the annual Ride the Lights event.

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14 hrs ago | Lytham Today

Fylde athlete storms to European silver

A 15-year-old pupil from AKS School Lytham has secured a silver and bronze medal at the IPC European Championships in Swansea.

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18 hrs ago | Lytham Today

'Clean up' pledge as frack protesters go

Anti-fracking protesters who set up camp in a field close to where energy firm Cuadrilla wants to drill for shale gas were today due to leave the site they have occupied for more than two weeks.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Blackpool Citizen

Staff from Blackpool Council's benefits office Kate Raworth, Diane Sherratt and Susan Willis

The Citizen's Tins and Toys appeal has surpassed all expectations and is set to have an enormous impact on families affected by domestic abuse.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom

Blackpool Today

Age no barrier for GCSE star pupil, 74

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but this top student has proved them wrong after achieving a GCSE A*... at the ripe old age of 74. Not content with the grades he achieved back in 1956, Malcolm Lord decided to take up study once again upon his retirement in 2005, starting classes to "keep his old mind working".

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Blackpool Citizen

Young Carleton driver earns new drive offer

A young racing driver is gearing up for a new challenge after racing his Blackpool built TVR car to championship success.

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Blackpool Citizen

Lytham supermarket backs Tins and Toys

A Lytham supermarket has thrown its support behind the Citizen's Tins and Toys Christmas Appeal, in aid of families in crisis who have suffered domestic abuse.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Lytham Today

Mum shocked at tree house council threat

A mum is calling on Fylde Council to get its priorities right after being told to lower or remove her children's tree house.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Fleetwood Today

Groynes to be fixed after storm damage

Groynes are built out to sea from the beach to serve as barriers, trapping sand moved by the sea and keeping the beach in place.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Blackpool Today

No date set for lane work

A County transport chief has promised to inspect a key link road between south Fylde and Blackpool before deciding when it reopens.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Blackpool Today

Call for more rail services

Campaign group the South Fylde Community Rail Partnership has made the recommendations as part of a consultation over franchising rights on the line, which are set to be decided next year.

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Blackpool Today

Challenging year but brave Liam is among school's stars

GCSE results day supplement at Highfield School in South Shore. The class of 2014 celebrate.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Bid to block fracking protestors

Farmers and gas exploration company Cuadrilla are taking legal action to ensure that anti-fracking protestors cannot return to occupy Lancashire farmland.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Lytham Today

John saddles up for bike mission

A Fylde man has helped raise hundreds of pounds for a national hospital charity by cycling from Manchester to Blackpool.

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Blackpool Today

Should Blue Badge holders be able to park where they like?

A call has been made for double red lines to be considered as a possible solution to obstructions caused by parked vehicles in Fylde's town centres.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Lytham Today

Lifeboat escorts vessel to safety

A 130 foot stranded vessel was escorted to safety by the Lytham St Annes Volunteer Lifeboat crew amid fears it was about to sink.

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Blackpool Today

Concern over anti-fracking campaign as residents claim protest is 'unfair'

Building protest Protesters outside the Chambers of Commerce offices in South Shore, Blackpool, on Monday, as several were inside the building Residents across the Fylde coast today said fracking protests which saw campaigners storm a Blackpool building and spark a three-hour stand-off with police "went too far".

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Garstang Today

Fracking protesters cycling through area

Reclaim the Power's four-day "Tour de Frack" cycle ride from Blackpool to Hull to raise awareness of how fracking has the potential to affect the whole of the "desolate north" will be making its way from the Fylde to sites already affected or with the potential to be affected by fracking at Singleton and Elswick.

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Fleetwood Today

Farewell to folk like Alan

Alan Bell admits he might be shedding a tear and downing a glass of scotch when the curtain finally comes down on his tenure with the Fylde Folk Festival.

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Blackpool Today

'Super doc' returns from Gaza mission

He's used to travelling the globe to offer his medical expertise, but Blackpool doctor Steve Mannion says he's never seen anything like the scenes in Gaza.

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