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Vanilla nice? The 99s are on Starmer in Blackpool as local elections loom
Labour leader insists party is cutting through with voters as he chats to locals and visits an ice-cream parlour

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

01, May, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Seagull put down after man seen dragging bird by rope in Blackpool
Police investigating after ‘vile’ incident condemned by RSPCA

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

14, Apr, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Riders walk down UK’s tallest rollercoaster after it stops in high winds
The Big One in Blackpool was more terrifying than usual when it halted close to its 235ft summit on Tuesday

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

13, Apr, 2023 @5:09 PM

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Finally getting the measure of the north | Brief letters
Brief letters: Blackpool Tower | Llythyr yn Gymraeg | Panto, anyone? | Take a bough | Mansplaining mansplaining

13, Feb, 2023 @6:06 PM

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Blackpool struck by 1.5-magnitude earthquake
Tremor hit at depth of 0.6 miles outside the village of Weeton just after 7.30pm on Friday

Tobi Thomas

04, Feb, 2023 @6:41 PM

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Strictly Come Dancing to celebrate BBC centenary with themed week
BBC show will also return to Blackpool Tower ballroom after two-year break in new series launching next month

Jessica Murray

21, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Boy, 6, becomes voice of Blackpool Tower
Tower-obsessed Charlie Barratt recorded the welcome speech visitors hear as they ascend the lift

Helen Pidd North of England editor

12, Aug, 2022 @4:10 PM

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‘I feel like a second-class citizen’: outsourced hospital staff join strikes
OCS workers at Blackpool and Blackburn call for weekend pay in line with NHS staff

Jasper Jolly

29, Jun, 2022 @3:45 PM

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Is the Conservative party the Woolworths of politics? | Brief letters
Brief letters: The NHS and Blockbuster | Bus stop benches | Heather Wheeler’s insults | New York’s crystal energy | Venison food strategy | Boris Johnson’s brass neck


12, Jun, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Blackpool council leader criticises Tory minister’s ‘ignorant’ comments
Heather Wheeler reportedly said she had been ‘at a conference in Blackpool or Birmingham or somewhere godawful’

Clea Skopeliti

11, Jun, 2022 @11:14 AM

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Tory MP apologises for calling Birmingham and Blackpool ‘godawful’
Heather Wheeler, a minister in the Cabinet Office, made comments at technology event in London

Harry Taylor

10, Jun, 2022 @8:54 PM

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‘It’s good for all of us’: Blackpool hails Jake Daniels for coming out
While older fans praise teenager’s courage, younger people wonder why football is so behind the times

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

17, May, 2022 @6:45 PM

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