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  1. The lighter evenings are here but were still behind the times blackpool

    The lighter evenings are here but were still behind the times The coming of spring and the changing of the clocks means ...

    The lighter evenings are here – but we’re still behind the times The coming of spring and the changing of the clocks means lighter evenings, more time spent outside and a brighter drive home. But family safety charity RoSPA is campaigning to increase the number of evening daylight hours...

    28/03/2017
  2. Mum and 10 week old baby boy missing from home blackpool

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 25-year-old woman. Sophie Callaghan, who is from ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 25-year-old woman. Sophie Callaghan, who is from the Toxteth area, was last seen on Wednesday 22nd March in Prescot. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate her, and her 10 week-old baby boy, since. She...

    28/03/2017
  3. Rare Nene gosling hatched at Martin Mere blackpool

    Wardens at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are celebrating an early Easter present after one rare Nene gosling recently hatched in ...

    Wardens at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are celebrating an early Easter present after one rare Nene gosling recently hatched in mid-March. Only about 1,000 Nenes – pronounced ‘nay-nay’ after their call – survive in the wild in their native Hawaii. The gosling , born on 17 March, has spent...

    28/03/2017
  4. New app to report Asian hornet sightings blackpool

    Asian Hornet Watch - new app launched to help people quickly and easily report sightings of this invasive species. The ...

    Asian Hornet Watch - new app launched to help people quickly and easily report sightings of this invasive species. The nation’s smartphones are the latest weapon in the fight to prevent the spread of the Asian hornet, thanks to a new app which has been launched today. People will be able...

    28/03/2017
  5. New 1 coin becomes legal tender blackpool

    The new 12-sided coin is being rolled out across the country, in a major boost to tackle the rise of counterfeits. The new ...

    The new 12-sided coin is being rolled out across the country, in a major boost to tackle the rise of counterfeits. The new £1 coin becomes legal tender from today. This is the first new £1 coin to be introduced in more than 30 years and will be the most secure of its kind in the world –...

    28/03/2017
  6. 3 injured after car hits lamppost in Poulton blackpool

    3 people have been injured following a collision in Poulton. Fire crews were called out to Blackpool Road at around 10pm ...

    3 people have been injured following a collision in Poulton. Fire crews were called out to Blackpool Road at around 10pm last night (26.3.17) , after a vehicle collided with a lamppost. Engines from Blackpool and Bispham attended the blaze. Nobody was trapped.

    27/03/2017
  7. Jack Arnfield claims points win over Brian Rose blackpool

    Jack Arnfield settled his local rivalry with Brian Rose after completing a points victory over the fellow Blackpool man at ...

    Jack Arnfield settled his local rivalry with Brian Rose after completing a points victory over the fellow Blackpool man at Manchester Arena. The 27-year-old middleweight claimed the bragging rights after grinding out a unanimous decision win with scores of 115-113 115-113 and 116-112,...

    27/03/2017
  8. Here comes summer! blackpool

    Blackpool is gearing up for a bumper season with a host of exciting new events and attractions lined up for 2017. At the ...

    Blackpool is gearing up for a bumper season with a host of exciting new events and attractions lined up for 2017. At the annual Season Launch event attended by hundreds of people operating in the tourism industry, it was revealed that: Nickelodeon will be bringing back an even bigger and...

    27/03/2017
  9. Blackpool 2 Hartlepool 1 blackpool

    Blackpool jumped to fifth in League Two table as Kyle Vassells late winner earned three points against Hartlepool United. The ...

    Blackpool jumped to fifth in League Two table as Kyle Vassell’s late winner earned three points against Hartlepool United. The Seasiders found themselves a goal down in the early on, however, as a defensive error at the back allowed Lewis Alessandra to finish in the bottom corner. Thankfully...

    27/03/2017
  10. Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers blackpool

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. David John Gaskell, 27 years, was sentenced to nine-and-half-years in prison on 18 January 2011 at Liverpool Crown Court after being convicted of causing death by...

    27/03/2017
  11. High Sheriff's Young Citizen of the Year winner announced blackpool

    A Skelmersdale teen has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year 2017. Grant Walker, 18, topped ...

    A Skelmersdale teen has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year 2017. Grant Walker, 18, topped a list of more than 65 young and inspiring people from across the county who have made a real difference in their community. The announcement was made during a...

    27/03/2017
  12. Oh What A Night! JERSEY BOYS is heading back to Liverpool! blackpool

    ERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the ...

    ERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million...

    25/03/2017
  13. Planned road works in the North West blackpool

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    24/03/2017
  14. POLICE are investigating the death of a baby blackpool

    Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday (March 23rd) by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old ...

    Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday (March 23rd) by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old baby girl at an address in Lostock Hall. The girl sadly died a short time later at the Royal Preston Hospital. The death is being treated as suspicious and a post...

    24/03/2017
  15. Man charged following fatal Whitestake collision blackpool

    A man has been charged with driving offences in relation to a fatal collision in Whitestake last August. Leo McCarthy, 32, of ...

    A man has been charged with driving offences in relation to a fatal collision in Whitestake last August. Leo McCarthy, 32, of Robin Hey, Leyland was recently charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. We were called around 12.50am on...

    24/03/2017
  16. Programme Preview: Hartlepool United blackpool

    Cullen Takes Centre Stage In-form striker Mark Cullen takes centre stage in Saturdays edition of Up The Pool. Cullen has ...

    Cullen Takes Centre Stage In-form striker Mark Cullen takes centre stage in Saturday’s edition of Up The Pool. Cullen has four goals in his previous five matches and is the feature of the main interview, as Pool play host to Hartlepool United, from Cullen’s native North East. Elsewhere, the...

    24/03/2017
  17. Reassurance on Fylde coast patient records blackpool

    People living on the Fylde coast have been reassured that recent potential security breaches in GP patient records have not ...

    People living on the Fylde coast have been reassured that recent potential security breaches in GP patient records have not affected the area. It comes as a number of national newspapers recently reported that 26million patient records could have been made available to hundreds of thousands...

    24/03/2017
  18. Missing: 16-year-old girl from Blackpool blackpool

    Blackpool police say they are concerned for the welfare of a missing 16-year-old girl. Bobbi Martin is reported missing from ...

    Blackpool police say they are concerned for the welfare of a missing 16-year-old girl. Bobbi Martin is reported missing from the central area of Blackpool. The teenager was last seen on Tuesday 21st March. Officers are asking anyone with information to contact Lancashire Police on 101...

    24/03/2017
  19. Sex assault in North Shore blackpool

    Police are appealing for information following the sexual assault of a woman in Blackpool. Police were called at around ...

    Police are appealing for information following the sexual assault of a woman in Blackpool. Police were called at around 7.25pm on Wednesday 22nd March. A 43-year-old woman reported she had been attacked by a man in an alleyway off Redcar Road before the offender made off from the scene. ...

    24/03/2017
  20. Blackpool Tower will be lit red, white and blue this afternoon blackpool

    Blackpool Tower will be lit red, white and blue this afternoon and the Town Hall's flag is at half mast, out of respect for those ...

    Blackpool Tower will be lit red, white and blue this afternoon and the Town Hall's flag is at half mast, out of respect for those killed in the Westminster attacks. Four people died - including the attacker, a man in his 50s and mum-of-two Aysha Frade - who was on her way to pick up her children...

    24/03/2017
  21. Fylde families can now pre-register for tax-free childcare blackpool

    Parents on the Fylde can now pre-register for a government scheme aimed at saving families money for childcare. The ...

    Parents on the Fylde can now pre-register for a government scheme aimed at saving families money for childcare. The introduction of the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on 28 April for children under two. It will be gradually rolled out over 2017 – cutting childcare costs...

    23/03/2017
  22. Council statement on Westminster attacks blackpool

    Blackpool Council Leader Simon Blackburn has this evening offered his sympathies and condolences to victims of today's attack in ...

    Blackpool Council Leader Simon Blackburn has this evening offered his sympathies and condolences to victims of today's attack in Westminster. Cllr Blackburn, who is also the Chair of Safer, Stronger Communities for the Local Government Association, said: "The shocking events in Westminster...

    23/03/2017
  23. Police statement following incident in London blackpool

    Lancashire Constabulary have issued the following statement following the incident in London: Supt Damian Darcy said: "I speak ...

    Lancashire Constabulary have issued the following statement following the incident in London: Supt Damian Darcy said: "I speak on behalf of everybody in Lancashire Constabulary when I say our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the Metropolitan Police officer...

    23/03/2017
  24. Civil war breaks out in Pleasureland amusement park blackpool

    Pleasureland opened its doors to huge Airsoft weekend as teams fight it out in Pripyat battleground Southport Pleasureland ...

    Pleasureland opened its doors to huge Airsoft weekend as teams fight it out in ‘Pripyat’ battleground Southport Pleasureland was transformed into an Airsoft themed park last weekend for a huge civil war style shootout. A massed group of Airsoft players – a sport where teams enact makeshift...

    23/03/2017
  25. Greater recognition needed for older people's contribution blackpool

    Lancashire County Council's champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older ...

    Lancashire County Council's champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older people make to society. The move follows a report by the Government Office for Science, called Future of an Aging Population, which looks in detail at the contribution...

    23/03/2017
  26. Primark product recall blackpool

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential ...

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential choking hazard. The high street store is offering customers a full refund after it was discovered that the bow attachment may become detached. A spokesman for...

    22/03/2017
  27. How to teach your kids about Cybersecurity blackpool

    The internet plays a huge part in our lives: for work, staying in touch with our friends, shopping, playing games, studying or ...

    The internet plays a huge part in our lives: for work, staying in touch with our friends, shopping, playing games, studying or just watching some hilarious cat videos, we are spending more and more time online. We are bombarded with more and more information and the technology to handle this...

    22/03/2017
  28. No Merseyrail Trains on Grand National Day blackpool

    RMT confirms new strike date on Merseyrail in fight to retain safety-critical guards. RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a new ...

    RMT confirms new strike date on Merseyrail in fight to retain safety-critical guards. RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a new strike date on Merseyrail after the company wrecked talks yesterday over the crucial issue of the future of the safety critical role of the guard. Drivers and guards...

    22/03/2017
  29. Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out blackpool

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The ...

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The new service means that the majority of adults can now renew their passport online. Following a successful pilot in 2016, over 240,000 people have renewed their passport...

    22/03/2017
  30. Register for Ride The Lights 2017 and you could win big blackpool

    Its the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys ...

    It’s the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take – and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys prize package including a pair of children’s bikes plus a £200 Smyths Toys Superstores gift voucher. Every year, thousands of people get on their bikes to take part in...

    22/03/2017
  31. Stepping forward for a litter free park blackpool

    Feeling fitter while picking up litter that was the aim of walkers in Blackpools Moor Park. Over 50 people who are ...

    Feeling fitter while picking up litter – that was the aim of walkers in Blackpool’s Moor Park. Over 50 people who are taking part in Blackpool’s Step to Health programme doubled their efforts by picking up litter in the park as part of the Keep Blackpool Tidy campaign. Steps to Health is...

    22/03/2017
  32. New Festival of Written Word launches in March blackpool

    Wordpool, Blackpools popular festival of words is back with a fresh addition to its programme of creative events offering ...

    Wordpool, Blackpool’s popular festival of words is back with a fresh addition to its programme of creative events – offering everyone the chance to get out in the March sunshine, discover a wealth of new authors, get writing and meet new friends! The Festival of Written Word which runs from...

    22/03/2017
  33. Nickelodeon's SLIMEFEST to return in October blackpool

    London, 21st March, 2017 Nickelodeon UK & Ireland have partnered with VisitBlackpool to bring Nickelodeons SLIMEFEST back ...

    London, 21st March, 2017 – Nickelodeon UK & Ireland have partnered with VisitBlackpool to bring Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST back to the UK’s favourite beach resort. Hosted by Nickelodeon presenters Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, SLIMEFEST will take place at The Arena at Blackpool Pleasure Beach...

    22/03/2017
  34. Testing the next census in Blackpool blackpool

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be carrying out a census test in Blackpool this year. This is an important part of ...

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be carrying out a census test in Blackpool this year. This is an important part of their preparations for the 2021 Census. Blackpool Council is one of seven local authorities across England and Wales chosen to take part in the test on 9 April...

    22/03/2017
  35. The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre blackpool

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art group has been in existence since 1970 and is an integrated member of the community with monthly meetings, professional painting demonstrations and weekly painting...

    22/03/2017
  36. UK families will see bills cut as date announced for launch of Tax-Free Child care blackpool

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can ...

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website...

    22/03/2017

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