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  1. Resistant gonorrhoea case demonstrates importance of safe sex blackpool

    A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired ...

    A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired abroad. Latest update Public Health England (PHE) has been investigating a UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae acquired in South East Asia which had high-level...

    20/04/2018
  2. Warm and humid marathon weekend ahead blackpool

    As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role. After a warm week in which we ...

    As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role. After a warm week in which we saw the hottest April day since 1949 with 29.1°C recorded at St James’s Park in London, the warm conditions are forecast to stretch into the weekend, albeit at not quite...

    20/04/2018
  3. Icon launch date announced blackpool

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster ICON, as ...

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster – ICON, as Friday 25th May. Since work on the new £16.25m rollercoaster commenced in December 2016, rollercoaster fans worldwide have been clamouring for news of when they’ll be...

    20/04/2018
  4. Blackpool Resort Pass Is Back blackpool

    The Blackpool Resort Pass is back for 2018 giving visitors the chance to experience more than £20m of brand new ...

    The Blackpool Resort Pass is back for 2018 – giving visitors the chance to experience more than £20m of brand new attractions and make big savings at the same time! The Blackpool Resort Pass enables users to enjoy the myriad of attractions in the UK’s favourite beach destination including...

    20/04/2018
  5. Views wanted on Children's Centre blackpool

    Blackpool Council wants to hear residents views on the future of childrens centres. A consultation is set to take place from ...

    Blackpool Council wants to hear residents’ views on the future of children’s centres. A consultation is set to take place from 16April which will run for 8 weeks, as part of new proposals to widen the services available at school-based children’s centres across Blackpool. Over the coming...

    20/04/2018
  6. BTP policing operation ahead of the Royal Wedding blackpool

    Just one month until the Royal Wedding in Windsor. And with more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the big event on ...

    Just one month until the Royal Wedding in Windsor. And with more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the big event on 19 May, British Transport Police officers are gearing up to help them get there safely. We’ll have officers – both highly visible and covert – across the network,...

    20/04/2018
  7. Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere blackpool

    On your marks, get set, go. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fifth ...

    On your marks, get set, go…………. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fifth annual plastic duck race on Monday 7 May. Due to popular demand there will be two races this year at 12noon and 3pm. All April, children have been coming in their...

    20/04/2018
  8. LEGO brick animal trail returns to Martin Mere blackpool

    The amazing GIANT LEGO® brick animal trail, the only one of its kind in the UK, is returning to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre ...

    The amazing GIANT LEGO® brick animal trail, the only one of its kind in the UK, is returning to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this spring with three NEW friends including Sam the Short-eared Owl. This new model was unveiled at Martin Mere. It took an amazing 80 hours to build with an...

    20/04/2018
  9. 200m repair plan to transform citys roads blackpool

    Liverpool City Council is set to invest an additional £200 million in road repairs in a landmark investment aimed at tacking ...

    Liverpool City Council is set to invest an additional £200 million in road repairs in a landmark investment aimed at tacking the deteriorating quality of the highways network in the city. A report to the city council’s cabinet this Friday, April 20 will set out a plan to invest: £160...

    20/04/2018
  10. Public warned not to approach wanted man blackpool

    Police continue to ask the public for their help in tracing a man in his 20s who is wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of ...

    Police continue to ask the public for their help in tracing a man in his 20s who is wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Craig Lewis Ford, 25-year-old man who is from the Liverpool area is described as white, 5ft 5in...

    19/04/2018
  11. Foreign Secretary announces 9m to save our oceans blackpool

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commits £9 million to protect the marine environment and drive economic development in ...

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commits £9 million to protect the marine environment and drive economic development in Commonwealth small island states. Britain will use its position as a leading maritime nation to help Commonwealth Small Island Developing states (SIDS) drive economic...

    19/04/2018
  12. Global figures show online child sexual abuse imagery up by a third blackpool

    New data shows 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. Figures released today (April 19, 2018) by the Internet Watch ...

    New data shows 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. Figures released today (April 19, 2018) by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the charity that searches for and removes online child sexual abuse imagery, show that more of this disturbing material is being found than ever before. ...

    19/04/2018
  13. Gemalto awarded the new passport contract blackpool

    The new blue passport will be delivered under this contract and it will be the worlds first carbon neutral passport. It will ...

    The new blue passport will be delivered under this contract and it will be the world’s first carbon neutral passport. It will include a complete redesign of the inside pages that will incorporate the latest developments in secure technologies to keep ahead of forgers and fakers. The 11.5 year...

    19/04/2018
  14. How Can Social Media Companies Stop the Spread of Fake News? blackpool

    Facebooks actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its ...

    Facebook’s actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its competitors in the fight against disinformation. However, this is a retroactive step and the damage has already been done. Facebook published a blog post earlier this...

    19/04/2018
  15. 77 year old woman missing from home blackpool

    Police are urgently appealing for information to find a 77-year-old woman from the Wirral area who was last seen at the bus stop ...

    Police are urgently appealing for information to find a 77-year-old woman from the Wirral area who was last seen at the bus stop near her home address. Jean Lloyd was last seen yesterday afternoon at around 1.10pm in the Thornton Hough area of the Wirral. She is described as white,...

    18/04/2018
  16. Men sought after woman attacked in Blackpool blackpool

    Do you recognise these men? Police would like to speak to them after a woman was attacked outside Funny Girls in Dickson Road, ...

    Do you recognise these men? Police would like to speak to them after a woman was attacked outside Funny Girls in Dickson Road, Blackpool. At 6.30am on Saturday 24th March, the woman in her 20s was kicked and punched to the floor by a group of up to four men. The men then fled in a taxi.

    18/04/2018
  17. Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution blackpool

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. As part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London this week, the Environment Secretary will host...

    18/04/2018
  18. A united North joins Minister Jo Johnson to hail a new era of transformation blackpool

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport ...

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport investment in the North. It marks the moment that Transport for the North becomes England’s first ever Sub-national Transport Body and formally takes up its statutory...

    18/04/2018
  19. Consultation begins on reducing community transport budget blackpool

    Lancashire County Council is consulting on proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services. The ...

    Lancashire County Council is consulting on proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services. The council's cabinet agreed in January to reduce the community transport budget to contribute to savings needed to meet a forecasted funding gap of £144m in 2021/22. ...

    17/04/2018
  20. Celebrations for FA Vase anniversary blackpool

    This year marks a decade since a momentous occasion in our clubs history and we want you to join the celebrations! Ten ...

    This year marks a decade since a momentous occasion in our club’s history and we want you to join the celebrations! Ten years ago, Kirkham & Wesham famously lifted the FA Vase at Wembley with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Lowestoft Town and we are hosting a special commemorative dinner to...

    17/04/2018
  21. FA Youth Cup Run Comes To An End blackpool

    Blackpools fairy-tale run in the FA Youth Cup came to an end at the semi-final stage, as Arsenal recorded a 5-0 victory at the ...

    Blackpool’s fairy-tale run in the FA Youth Cup came to an end at the semi-final stage, as Arsenal recorded a 5-0 victory at the Emirates to win the tie 7-2 on aggregate. The Gunners scored four in the first-half to put the game out of Blackpool’s reach, with Fol Balogun, Danny Ballard,...

    17/04/2018
  22. Blackpool Illuminations, 20,000 free wristbands blackpool

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues ...

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues in the UK. Details of the acts and Switch-On personality will be released in the coming weeks. Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We...

    17/04/2018
  23. Filthy Blackpool takeaway targeted again blackpool

    An Indian restaurant has again made the headlines for its filthy conditions. Health safety inspectors who visited the ...

    An Indian restaurant has again made the headlines for its filthy conditions. Health safety inspectors who visited the Shalimar Gardens restaurant and takeaway in Blackpool's Talbot Road found dirty equipment and food kept in unhygienic conditions. Last year a man running the restaurant...

    17/04/2018
  24. Driver charged after pedestrians injured in Blackpool blackpool

    Detectives have now charged a man with a number of offences after a Skoda estate was driven towards pedestrians in Blackpool on ...

    Detectives have now charged a man with a number of offences after a Skoda estate was driven towards pedestrians in Blackpool on Saturday, leaving three women injured. Jake Hartley, 19, of Rochdale Road, Todmorden, has been charged with: attempted Section 18 wounding; three offences of Section 47...

    17/04/2018
  25. City bids to boost 'Beatles Quarter' blackpool

    Liverpool City Council is to produce a masterplan to boost the citys Beatles Quarter and develop its global tourism appeal. ...

    Liverpool City Council is to produce a masterplan to boost the city’s “Beatles Quarter” and develop its global tourism appeal. A report to the council Cabinet next Friday (April 20) is recommending the city creates a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the area around Mathew Street,...

    17/04/2018
  26. The Heatwave Plan blackpool

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for ...

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for England was launched on 1st June 2017. This aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in...

    16/04/2018
  27. Knott End to Fleetwood ferry is back on the Wyre Estuary blackpool

    Knott End to Fleetwood ferry is back on the Wyre Estuary. Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council are pleased to ...

    Knott End to Fleetwood ferry is back on the Wyre Estuary. Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council are pleased to announce that the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry is back up and running. In January, Wyre Council announced that the ferry was to continue operating under a new contract and...

    16/04/2018
  28. Driver charged after pedestrians injured in Blackpool blackpool

    Detectives have now charged a man with a number of offences after Skoda estate was driven towards pedestrians in Blackpool on ...

    Detectives have now charged a man with a number of offences after Skoda estate was driven towards pedestrians in Blackpool on Saturday, leaving three women injured. Jake Hartley, 19, of Rochdale Road, Todmorden, has been charged with: attempted Section 18 wounding; three offences of Section 47...

    16/04/2018
  29. Most primary pupils get the school place they want blackpool

    98% of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their preferred schools this September. Figures for primary ...

    98% of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their preferred schools this September. Figures for primary school admissions show that 90.6% will get their first preference and 7.48% will go to schools which were their second or third preference. 1.92% of children have...

    16/04/2018
  30. Maidstone 1-0 AFC Fylde blackpool

    AFC Fylde remain in the National League play-off places despite a disappointing 1-0 defeat at struggling Maidstone United. ...

    AFC Fylde remain in the National League play-off places despite a disappointing 1-0 defeat at struggling Maidstone United. Stones midfielder Blair Turgott capitalised on Simon Grand’s first-half mistake to score the only goal of the game. The Coasters drop to fifth in the league standings...

    16/04/2018
  31. Blackpool Fleetwood Town 2-1 blackpool

    A dramatic 94th minute winner from Armand Debouillet capped off an incredible late show from Blackpool to beat Fleetwood Town 2-1. ...

    A dramatic 94th minute winner from Armand Debouillet capped off an incredible late show from Blackpool to beat Fleetwood Town 2-1. A goal down with two minutes of normal time to play, Viv Solomon-Otabor found the net to equalise, before Gnanduillet stole the show with a thumping header. ...

    16/04/2018
  32. Appeal after Ormskirk assault blackpool

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an ...

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an assault that occurred at 02:25am on March 4th on Moor St, Ormskirk. The victim received a broken eye socket and broken cheek bone as a result of the assault. ...

    15/04/2018
  33. Country in full swing to party for the royal wedding blackpool

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later ...

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later at their local. With just over 1 month to go until the royal wedding, Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community...

    15/04/2018
  34. Commonwealth unites to end scourge of plastic blackpool

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – an agreement between member states to join forces in the fight against plastic pollution. The group has pledged to ban microbeads in...

    15/04/2018
  35. Planned roadworks in the North West blackpool

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 April but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 April but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    14/04/2018
  36. Western powers strike Syria targets blackpool

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack ...

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack last Saturday US President Donald Trump said they hit “targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Loud explosions...

    14/04/2018

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