Blackpool

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Fancy a job where you could interview the Prime Minister? Or tackle a professional footballer at a press conference? Would you be comfortable sharing a coffee with a great actor? Do you have a talent for taking photos or filming videos? Do you want to discover great stories – and …

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Work completed on Blackpool Mental Health Facility

Work to create a new Mental Health Emergency Assessment Center at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been completed. It was developed to support people who come to the hospital’s accident and emergency department in the event of a mental health crisis. The £ 600,000 Fylde Coast Urgent Mental Health Assessment Center …

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Covid cases in Blackpool and Fylde coast increase by 102

There have now been 106,664 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (June 16). Meanwhile, the total in Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn and Darwen, now stands at 138,296. Read more Read more Mandatory Covid …

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Huge tree falls on busy Blackpool road, blocking traffic

A huge tree fell on a busy road in Blackpool this evening, completely blocking traffic. Whitegate Drive is closed between Knowsley Avenue and Beechfield Avenue with police and a tractor on the scene. Pictures sent to LancsLive show the giant elm split in half with eyewitnesses saying it looked like …

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Blackpool records 44 new cases of Covid in 24 hours

There are now 104,528 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (June 11). Meanwhile, the total in Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn and Darwen, now stands at 135,349. Read more Read more Local blockages: Preston, …

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Blackpool smoking ban considered but other measures more likely

Blackpool council has no immediate plans to follow other local authorities in banning smoking in pavement pubs and restaurants – but the resort’s health chief says he will review the measures taken elsewhere to control tobacco consumption. Five councils, including the city of Manchester, have so far banned smoking on …

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