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Blackburn man sold heroin and cocaine to pay off drugs debt to violent trafficker as judge issues damning statement

A drug dealer who sold heroin and cocaine to pay off his own cannabis debt has been jailed for 27 months. Hamza Ali, 20, owed a man ‘notorious for violence’ £700 and agreed to pedal Class A drugs for him in March last year. When police arrested him in Blackburn …

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Sainsbury’s, Asda, Esso, Tesco, Morrisons: cheapest petrol and diesel prices in Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Lancaster and Burnley

Petrol prices in Lancashire and the rest of the UK continue to rise. Amid a cost of living crisis that is affecting food and energy bills, price hikes at the pump are adding to the mounting pressure on daily life. Even at some of the county’s cheapest filling stations, prices …

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Fierce row after demolition of council-owned West Lancs housing corporation

A homebuilding company behind new residential developments around Skelmersdale and West Lancashire is to be wound up by the Borough Council that owns it, following a ruling by Conservative councilors and others. The decision angered some Labor advisers. Some claim that more than £1million of public money could now be …

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One of the Issa brothers is launching a new supermarket in Blackburn

One of Blackburn’s billionaire brothers, Issa, is set to launch a new supermarket. Asda co-owner Zuber Issa will open Euro Groces in his hometown of Blackburn, BusinessLive reports. It is reported that his brother Mohsin is not involved in the new venture. READ MORE:Blackburn’s Issa brothers monitor controversial plot where …

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The Stanley Buildings in Blackpool and their £6m revamp are set to start this summer

Work is due to start in July on a multi-million pound project to renovate historic buildings in Blackpool town center and convert them into a hub for start-up businesses. The rejuvenation scheme for council-owned Stanley buildings between Church Street and Caunce Street is being funded by the station’s £39m Town …

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Storm Franklin weekend weather forecast for Lancashire and Cumbria

Three weather warnings are in place in Lancashire and Cumbria heading into the weekend. A yellow weather warning for ice is in effect until 9am this morning (February 19), this covers all of Cumbria and Lancashire. Storm Eunice hit the county yesterday with gales over 80 mph and it left …

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Suspicious stains and bloody walls: How the chain behind Blackpool’s infamous hotels became the UK’s worst

It’s a title any hotelier would no doubt strive to avoid, but it was Britannia Hotels that was officially crowned the worst in the country. Britannia Hotels have been historic holders of the label for almost a decade and for the ninth consecutive year the annual survey by consumer group …

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Team GB weightlifter set to open new gym in Burnley

A semi-professional footballer and weightlifter for Team GB is about to open a new gym in an empty industrial unit in Burnley. A planning application has been submitted to Burnley Borough Council to change the use of a unit at Kestrel Court in Hapton from storage to personal training. The …

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Blackpool council tax set to rise by 3% as £8.6m budget cuts are made for 2022 and 2023

Council tax in Blackpool is set to rise by 2.99 per cent this year, with town hall bosses set to withdraw a further £8.6million from the resort’s budget. However, there are no mandatory job cuts this year and city services such as libraries and leisure centers have been protected. There’s …

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New Blackpool estate with planted pond created for Marton Moss pitch

Plans have been revealed to build 52 new homes on part of Marton Moss previously slated to become part of a wider Kensington Developments scheme. Rowland Homes has submitted a full planning application to council seeking permission for a mix of two to five bedroom, semi-detached and detached properties on …

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Met Office weather forecast for Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Burnley and Blackburn this week

The start of the week is expected to be gray for most of us in Lancashire, with a few spells of rain in some areas later in the week. Temperatures are unlikely to reach double digits or drop below freezing and should largely avoid any dramatic downpours. Some areas can …

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Blackpool Odeon cinema set to be ditched for trampoline park and indoor golf

Proposals have been put forward to convert the Odeon Cinema in Blackpool into a trampoline park, indoor golf course or bowling alley amid speculation the building may no longer be used as a cinema after next year. According to planning documents, the cinema chain’s lease is due to expire in …

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A baby girl from Blackburn has died in hospital after missing opportunities to spot complications

A coroner has highlighted how a 14-week-old baby girl died following missed opportunities to anticipate complications after certain medical details were not fully reported. An inquest at Accrington Town Hall heard how Elsie-Lynn Ganley was born prematurely at 26 weeks on November 26, 2020 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit …

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Call to find out the whereabouts of two missing Blackpool teenagers last seen on Monday morning

Police are concerned about the disappearance of two teenage girls from Blackpool who were last seen yesterday morning (January 10). Caitlyn Morgan and Alicia Bond are both missing in the Bispham Road area of ​​the complex and are believed to be still in town and together. Read more:Two women and …

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Blackpool NHS staff lose vital IVF funding as thieves target their homes on Christmas Day

[ad_1] Two NHS workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic were devastated to return from their shifts on Christmas Day to find they had been robbed, including vital savings that had been spent on treating IVF. Jodie Toal and her partner Jamie are both health assistants and spent Christmas …

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Christmas in Lancashire town with one of the highest Covid rates in the country as Omicron takes hold

A Lancashire town with high Covid rates is likely a sign of what’s to come in the county, a health official has warned. Cases in the town of Darwen last week reached more than 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants, placing the region among the highest in the UK. Dominic Harrison, director …

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Blackpool toddler needs life-changing treatment to ‘keep her walking, smiling and laughing’

[ad_1] Big-hearted staff at a popular Lancashire pub are raising funds to help a ‘smiling’ and ‘laughing’ toddler with several serious health issues. Two-year-old Scarlett Steeden-Smith from Blackpool suffers from cerebral palsy, a cyst in her brain and chronic kidney disease. Scarlett and her twin sister Beatrix were born at …

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Blackpool Winter Gardens admits drop in ticket sales after plan B announcement

[ad_1] One of Lancashire’s most popular event spaces has seen a mixed response from visitors, since the government’s Covid Plan B guidelines were announced last week. Blackpool Winter Gardens have a busy Christmas events schedule and although it is confident it will remain open during the holiday season, the new …

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Weather forecast for Blackpool, Lake District, Preston and East Lancs by area

Most parts of Lancashire and the Lake District will be affected by heavy rains tomorrow (December 9) following flooding in parts of the county due to Storm Barra. Most of the county will see showers throughout the day, with a few sunny intervals in places. The strong wind from Storm …

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Perfect rainy day family Christmas events and activities in Blackpool, Preston, Burnley and across Lancashire

[ad_1] Snow, ice, heavy rain, high winds, sleet – winter can be beautiful, but sometimes the weather makes us want to stay indoors. But that doesn’t mean we have to miss the fun of Christmas or a trip out of the house and places across Lancashire have a plethora of …

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Girl with Autism’s Nightmare Blackpool Stays in ‘Frost’ at Norbreck Castle Hotel with ‘Cracked’ Window Stuck Together

[ad_1] A guest at the Norbreck Castle Hotel said the “scruffy” hotel caused a nightmare stay for her and her autistic daughter. Stephanie Hughes, from Newcastle, stayed at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool last month with her daughter. They had come to the resort so her daughter could participate …

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Weekend weather forecast for Blackpool, Preston, Lancashire, Blackburn and Burnley

[ad_1] Wind warnings were issued ahead of the weekend as a low pressure system is expected to bring strong gusts and heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, with even sleet and snow forecast in some spots. The strongest winds are expected to arrive in northern Scotland on Friday afternoon and …

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Bird flu confirmed in Blackpool Stanley Park with total of 15 birds killed

[ad_1] One of the swans who died in a Blackpool park has tested positive for bird flu, it has been confirmed. Three swans have died in Stanley Park after showing symptoms of the disease, also known as bird flu. The Blackpool Council says a total of 15 birds died with …

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Seven things Lancashire doesn’t have, but many would like

Have you ever been to another town or village, impressed with the shops, facilities and restaurants they have and find yourself thinking, ‘I wish Lancashire had one’? While Lancashire as a whole is blessed with some great places to eat, shop, and explore, there are still many of those places …

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Blackburn’s Father’s Girlfriend Jordan Monahan “Thought She Had Food Poisoning” Before Her Death

[ad_1] A jury has heard that a woman who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend Jordan Monaghan did not like taking medication. Evie Adams, 24, died of a fatal overdose of tramadol and diazepam on October 24, 2019. Monaghan, 30, denies the murder of Ms Adams, as well as the …

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Blackpool lights under dim lights leading to crime

[ad_1] Blackpool may be famous for its Illuminations display – but the lighting in some of its side streets has been criticized for being too dim. Now calls have been made for brighter street lighting as part of a £ 5million system upgrade. City Councilor Gary Coleman said at a …

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Inside the vast Preston estate everyone is watching

The 16.9-acre residence has become one of the most viewed properties on RightMove A “phenomenal property” which can be found in an unpretentious location at the end of Brierley Lane, Preston, has become one of the UK’s most viewed properties. The seven-bedroom property is currently listed as a ‘POA’, which …

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Blackpool hotel and bar up for auction

[ad_1] An exciting new opportunity to own a bar has been offered for £ 250,000. The bar, in Blackpool, also includes a nine-bedroom hotel and is auctioned off for a starting price of £ 250,000. Read more:Blackpool revelers face long walk home amid shortage of taxi drivers The property is …

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Plans to build 200 new homes on fields in Burnley

[ad_1] A home builder is preparing to submit plans to build 200 new homes in Burnley. Prospect Homes has submitted a request for a prior opinion to assess whether or not Burnley Borough Council will require an environmental impact study submitted with the impending planning request. In the application, Agent …

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Huge tree falls on busy Blackpool road, blocking traffic

[ad_1] 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 …

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