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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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‘Grown men come in here crying’: how Tory cuts have hit Blackpool hard
While the party conference ponders poverty, the town’s most deprived face being £1,000 a year worse off

Helen Pidd North of England editor

05, Oct, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Asylum seekers placed in ‘unsuitable’ Blackpool hotel despite council protests
Local authority accuses Home Office and Serco of trying to beat court hearing and frustrate justice system

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

28, Sep, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Scrapped Covid rules bring fewer than 20% of UK city workers back to the office
Footfall in 30 big cities averages just 18% of pre-pandemic levels, thinktank finds

Larry Elliott

12, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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There is a way to save our coastal resorts… welcome to Zoomtown-on-Sea | Will Hutton
Our coast is in dire need of help, as a new report has highlighted, but without drastic changes to local funding it will be difficult to deliver

Will Hutton

25, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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