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Concerns grow for missing man Darren Lundy

Have you seen Darren Lundy? Credit: Lancashire Police

Police say they're growing increasingly worried about a missing man.

Darren Lundy, 50, was last seen at his home address on Primrose Avenue in Blackpool at about 9.45pm on Saturday, May 12.

He was last seen wearing a black suede zip up jacket, black jeans and black trainers. Mr Lundy’s car, a black Honda Jazz registration PF67XOV, is also missing.

We are growing increasingly concerned about Darren and I would urge anyone who sees him or knows where he might be to get in touch.

I would also appeal to Darren himself to contact us if he sees this appeal to let us know he is safe.

– PC Milo Dean Ferry, of Blackpool Police

WATCH: Blackpool headteacher says children are suffering because of funding cuts

Andy Mellor says children are suffering because of funding cuts. Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A headteacher from Blackpool says children are suffering because of funding cuts.

Andy Mellor, who has just taken up a new post as president of the National Association of Headteachers, says the situation is only going to get worse.

He told this years annual conference in Liverpool that schools need more money to guarantee a good quality education.

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Protest at public enquiry into fracking in Blackpool

Anti-fracking protest Credit: ITV

A public inquiry has resumed into proposals to frack for shale gas at a second site Lancashire. It's not examining the arguments for and against fracking, but road safety issues around the area of Roseacre Wood.

A protest was held outside, the Government have so far refused energy firm Cuadrilla permission for the site.

Protestors in Blackpool Credit: ITV

Transport also affects health, the quality of your sleep, the quality of the air you breathe and the quality of the life you're leading.

It's about that direct impact on human lives.

– Tina Rothery - anti-fracking campaigner

WATCH: Blackpool has highest rates of death from heroin

Blackpool has the highest rates of death from heroin and morphine, figures show. The rate in Blackpool, which topped the list, is twice as high as anywhere else in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Public Health England (PHE) has suggested a link between areas of social deprivation and drug misuse.

Matt O'Donoghue has this report:

The Hulk brings Blackpool to a standstill

There were reports of trouble on the tram network in Blackpool today.

A large green gentleman was spotted holding up a tram on the promenade.. Clearly someone made him angry!

It is of course The Incredible Hulk! The stunt was promoting a new Marvel Comic exhibition at Madame Tussauds.

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