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Booths pulls sale of quail eggs after footage of birds at a farm in Lancashire causes concern.

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A&E patients at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are left waiting too long, the CQC says.

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Three jailed robbers were held by police during their spree but released due to "lack of evidence".

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Ex-Blackpool director Valeri Belokon turns down an offer by Owen Oyston to take ownership of the club.

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Nick Pope says a call-up to the England team was a "far off possibility" when he was working 4am shifts as a milkman.

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Morecambe's John McGuinness will ride a Supersport Honda for MD Racing and a KMR Kawasaki Supertwin at the Isle of Man TT.

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The 87-year-old peer died nine days after being knocked off his mobility scooter outside the House of Lords.

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A landfill site's owners could be prosecuted, but claim "challenging weather" delayed remedial work.

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New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.

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Defender Ben Davies signs a new three-and-a-half year deal with Preston North End which expires in the summer of 2021.

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Team news as Wigan Warriors host Huddersfield Giants in Friday's Super League fixture at the DW Stadium (20:00 GMT).

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Fleetwood boost their League Two survival hopes after they claim a win at fellow strugglers Rochdale.

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Community News

Healthy Eating Tips For Local Families

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 12th March 2013

KEEP THE WHOLE FAMILY IN TIP TOP SHAPE. Family life can be hectic and keeping up with the fast pace of it can be difficult, which also means having regular healthy meals can be easier said than done.

Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Do You Support Your Local Businesses?

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 6th March 2013

LENDING YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT. Do you use your local shop? Do you go to the local pub? Do you visit your local butcher? Many studies have shown that support in local businesses is on the up.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our Barton community.

The Local Transport Infrastructure

Posted by Administrator : Friday 1st March 2013

HOW DOES OUR LOCAL TRANSPORT COMPARE? For years people in the Barton community have made their feelings known when it comes to public transport.

Dealing With Stress At Work

Posted by Administrator : Monday 25th February 2013

ARE WE GETTING TOO STRESSED AT WORK? While some workplace stress is completely normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. This means your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure.

Local Weather

Minimum Temperature: 6C (43F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 12mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1017mb, Humidity: 67%, UV Risk: 2, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 18:26 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F), Minimum Temperature: 5C (41F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 17mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 997mb, Humidity: 55%, UV Risk: 2, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:06 GMT, Sunset: 18:28 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F), Minimum Temperature: 3C (37F), Wind Direction: North North Westerly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1003mb, Humidity: 78%, UV Risk: 2, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:03 GMT, Sunset: 18:30 GMT

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