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Watch: Woman proposes to her boyfriend at the top of Blackpool Tower

Louise Forder proposed to her boyfriend Robert Green 380 ft up Blackpool Tower this morning, February 29.

The proposal was written in huge letters in the sand on the beach below.

Robert had no idea Louise was about to pop the question .. And of course he said yes!

The happy couple have been together for 14 years but Louise has finally taken the initiative and popped the question to Robert.

Special Report: Educating Blackpool

In the week education in parts of the North West was described by the chief inspector of schools as failing young people, could a Charity have the answer?

Teach First, aims to get graduates with first class degrees to train as teachers over the summer, and put them where they're needed most.

Blackpool is one of England's worst areas for poverty and poor education. In a special report our correspondent, Matt O'Donoghue's been to meet two young teachers who hope to help turn the town's fortunes around:

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Anti AND pro-fracking protesters gather in Blackpool as energy firm appeals decision not to frack

Protesters gather in Blackpool

Pro and anti-fracking protesters have gathered outside Blackpool Football club where the five-week hearing is taking place.

Energy firm Cuadrilla is appealing against the decision not to allow fracking at two sites in Lancashire.

The company wants to extract shale gas at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood, on the Fylde Coast.

In June 2015 Lancashire County Council rejected both planning applications.

The hearing is being chaired by a planning inspector but the final decision will be made by the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Greg Clark.

A public inquiry looking into the decision not to allow fracking in Lancashire has got underway.

Watch: Blackpool Zoo celebrates the Chinese year of the Monkey

Blackpool Zoo is celebrating the start of the Chinese Year of the Monkey Credit: Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo is celebrating the start of the Chinese Year of the Monkey by releasing some stunning pictures and footage of some of its most popular primates.

Blackpool Zoo is celebrating the start of the Chinese Year of the Monkey Credit: Blackpool Zoo

All these cheeky monkeys call Blackpool home and are looking forward to welcoming visitors this year.

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