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  1. Gordon calls on Government to make Universal Credit helpline free blackpool

    Gordon has called on the Prime Minster and her Government to make the Universal Credit helpline free - saying the system was ...

    Gordon has called on the Prime Minster and her Government to make the Universal Credit helpline free - saying the system was letting down some of his most vulnerable constituents. He brought up the issue at Prime Minsters Questions after being contacted locally by the Salvation Army and...

    25/07/2017
  2. Osayi-Samuel: We're Gelling As A Team blackpool

    Bright Osayi-Samuel believes the early signs are positive that this latest Blackpool squad is gelling into a team. The ...

    Bright Osayi-Samuel believes the early signs are positive that this latest Blackpool squad is gelling into a team. The Seasiders’ squad split on Saturday and hit 11 goals across friendlies with Salford City and Radcliffe FC. The 19-year-old starred in the Salford success, where Pool...

    25/07/2017
  3. Police appeal following fail-to-stop collision involving Blackpool cyclist blackpool

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool which has left a cyclist with serious injuries. ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool which has left a cyclist with serious injuries. The incident occurred at around 6pm on July 18th, when the cyclist and a light-coloured van collided at the junction of Condor Grove and Whitegate Drive. The van...

    25/07/2017
  4. Blackpool cannabis dad jailed blackpool

    A Blackpool dad of three young children vowed to a court he had given up his cannabis habit and said he would never let his ...

    A Blackpool dad of three young children vowed to a court he had given up his cannabis habit and said he would never let his children breathe in cannabis smoke. Antony Atkins had been caught growing five cannabis plants upstairs at his home by police who went to the address. Atkins,...

    25/07/2017
  5. New work and health centre launched in Blackpool blackpool

    A new work and health hub designed and funded by Blackpool Council has officially opened its doors. The HealthWorks brings ...

    A new work and health hub designed and funded by Blackpool Council has officially opened its doors. The HealthWorks brings together a range of employment, health and lifestyle advice for local residents to help them gain and sustain jobs, as well as improve their overall health and...

    25/07/2017
  6. David McConnell - Absconded from HMP Kirkham blackpool

    David McConnell - Absconded from HMP Kirkham. Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded ...

    David McConnell - Absconded from HMP Kirkham. Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool is serving a sentence of nine years and six months after he was convicted of drugs and burglary offences at...

    25/07/2017
  7. Liverpool pride to fly the flag this weekend blackpool

    Liverpool Pride is back this weekend with a two-day celebration of all things LGBT+. Following the successful relocation of the ...

    Liverpool Pride is back this weekend with a two-day celebration of all things LGBT+. Following the successful relocation of the festival in 2016, Liverpool Pride will return to St Georges Quarter for the second year on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July sponsored by Barclays. Celebrations will...

    25/07/2017
  8. Tax credit renewal one week to go blackpool

    With one week until the 31 July renewal deadline, HMRC is urging the remaining 960,000 customers to renew now or risk having their ...

    With one week until the 31 July renewal deadline, HMRC is urging the remaining 960,000 customers to renew now or risk having their payments stopped. The online renewals system is now easier and more accessible. It allows customers to track the process of their renewal, receive email...

    24/07/2017
  9. Witness appeal following collision on Whitegate Drive blackpool

    Police are appealing fro information following a collision in Blackpool. The incident happened yesterday (23.7.17.) at around ...

    Police are appealing fro information following a collision in Blackpool. The incident happened yesterday (23.7.17.) at around 10am as the injured party was walking to work along Whitegate Drive, in the direction of the Belle Vue. When close to the junction with Gorse Road, the driver of a...

    24/07/2017
  10. Mother of Charlene Downes to sue Lancashire Police blackpool

    The mother of missing Blackpool teenager Charlene Downes says she will sue police over what she claims is the mishandling of the ...

    The mother of missing Blackpool teenager Charlene Downes says she will sue police over what she claims is the mishandling of the case. Charlene was 14 when she disappeared in 2003 - she has never been found. Karen Downes said she is taking legal action over a 13-year gap in releasing CCTV...

    24/07/2017
  11. Beach pollution update blackpool

    Pollution deposits on Bispham beach. Blackpool Council has fully cleared up a number of oil deposits and tar balls that washed ...

    Pollution deposits on Bispham beach. Blackpool Council has fully cleared up a number of oil deposits and tar balls that washed up on the beach earlier this week. Cleaning of any remaining oil stains on the seawall will take place over the weekend The Council is now sharing 12 beach...

    24/07/2017
  12. New Action to Promote LGBT Equality blackpool

    The Government announces new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender and launches a nationwide ...

    The Government announces new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender and launches a nationwide LGBT survey. New measures to deliver greater equality for the LGBT community have been announced by the Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening, ahead...

    24/07/2017
  13. Lancashire school cooks win national awards blackpool

    Lancashire school cooks are celebrating after winning accolades across the board in a national catering competition. The ...

    Lancashire school cooks are celebrating after winning accolades across the board in a national catering competition. The annual Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) Finishing Touches Catering exhibition gives school cooks the opportunity to show off skills that they wouldn't usually get...

    24/07/2017
  14. New rules to better regulate drone use. blackpool

    Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their ...

    Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their growing use, the government announced today (22 July 2017). Owners of drones weighing 250 grams and over will in future have to register details of their drones to...

    22/07/2017
  15. Residents Share Aspirations for Future of Formby Coast blackpool

    Residents joined National Trust staff and volunteers at the Gild Hall in Formby on Monday 17 July to share their thoughts and ...

    Residents joined National Trust staff and volunteers at the Gild Hall in Formby on Monday 17 July to share their thoughts and aspirations for the future of the Formby Coast. The Open Day explored ideas for how this special place can best be cared for and benefit both the people who love it...

    22/07/2017
  16. Ormskirk MotorFest Concours DElegance blackpool

    Some of the most beautiful cars entered into the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 27 August will compete in a really special contest ...

    Some of the most beautiful cars entered into the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 27 August will compete in a really special contest at the fantastic free motoring extravaganza. The Concours d’Elegance competition will be a major attraction at the MotorFest for the third successive year. This will...

    22/07/2017
  17. Illuminated trams take centre stage at Lightpool event blackpool

    Illuminated Blackpool trams are set to parade together along the Promenade as part of this year's Lightpool event. The ...

    Illuminated Blackpool trams are set to parade together along the Promenade as part of this year's Lightpool event. The Festival@LightPool event will be held on and around the Tower Festival Headland from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 October and will feature spectacular live entertainment...

    21/07/2017
  18. Elderly man robbed of pension in Blackpool blackpool

    Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after an elderly man had his pension stolen from him in Blackpool. ...

    Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after an elderly man had his pension stolen from him in Blackpool. At around 1.30pm on Sunday, July 9 the 75 year old victim went to WHSmiths on Bank Hey Street where he withdrew his pension. He then went to McColls on...

    21/07/2017
  19. CCTV appeal following attempted robbery at Blackpool shop blackpool

    Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to, following an attempted robbery in Blackpool. At around ...

    Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to, following an attempted robbery in Blackpool. At around 7.40am on June 29, a man entered McColls shop on Egerton Road. He selected items and approached the counter to pay, handing a staff member a £20 note. As the shop...

    21/07/2017
  20. BTP issue urgent trespass warning ahead of school holidays blackpool

    British Transport Police have put extra patrols in place in a bid to prevent a rise in the number of incidents of trespass during ...

    British Transport Police have put extra patrols in place in a bid to prevent a rise in the number of incidents of trespass during the school summer holidays. Every year, youngsters are lured to the railway, either out of curiosity or boredom, seemingly oblivious to the risks of high speed...

    21/07/2017
  21. 13 million fund to increase England's woodland blackpool

    The next round of the Woodland Creation grant has been confirmed. A £13 million fund to help landowners plant more trees ...

    The next round of the Woodland Creation grant has been confirmed. A £13 million fund to help landowners plant more trees to protect wildlife, boost the timber sector and reduce flood risk will soon open for applications, Forestry Minister Thérèse Coffey confirmed today. Farmers, foresters...

    21/07/2017
  22. People heading to The Open on Sunday will be able to get there by rail despite strike blackpool

    People heading to the final of The Open on Sunday 23rd July are being reassured that they will be able to get there by rail. ...

    People heading to the final of The Open on Sunday 23rd July are being reassured that they will be able to get there by rail. Merseyrail has confirmed that – despite the plans of RMT guards to strike that day, and the expectation that train drivers will not cross picket lines – it will be...

    21/07/2017
  23. Evening Bat Walks blackpool

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting some new exciting events this summer come along on special Evening Bat Walks starting ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting some new exciting events this summer – come along on special Evening Bat Walks starting on 21 July. This is a rare opportunity to see our reserve at night and the animals that inhabit them. In the UK there are 17 different species of bat, all of...

    20/07/2017
  24. Mark O'Meara gets The Open underway - Video blackpool

    The 1998 Open winner Mark O'Meara hit the first shot of the 2017 Open this morning. In damp and rainy conditions 156 players will ...

    The 1998 Open winner Mark O'Meara hit the first shot of the 2017 Open this morning. In damp and rainy conditions 156 players will tackle the famous Royal Birkdale links. It is expected to brighten up during the morning. Over 200,000 people are expected to attend over the four days of the...

    20/07/2017
  25. Radio Lancs with Johns Motorcycle News at the Commercial Vehicle Museum Friday 21st blackpool

    Friday 21st July is the 3rd BBC Radio Lancashire's "Gilly's Classic Motorcycle Afternoon " organised by John's Motorcycle News ...

    Friday 21st July is the 3rd BBC Radio Lancashire's "Gilly's Classic Motorcycle Afternoon " organised by John's Motorcycle News At the Commercial Vehicle Museum Leyland from 12 till 4 pm so please come along on a bike new or old or in the car and join Gilly for a chat. Lots of...

    20/07/2017
  26. Merseyflow tolling you can register now blackpool

    From today you can register for the merseyflow tolling system that will operate on the new Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee ...

    From today you can register for the merseyflow tolling system that will operate on the new Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges. There are a number of ways to register, with the website – www.merseyflow.co.uk Here’s how to register: There are a range of sign up methods available, but...

    19/07/2017
  27. Appeal after prisoner absconds from Kirkham Prison blackpool

    Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool is serving a sentence of nine years and six months after he was convicted of drugs and burglary offences at Liverpool Crown Court in October 2014. He absconded from...

    19/07/2017
  28. Lancashire's new Champion for Older People blackpool

    Lancashire's new Champion for Older People County Councillor Joan Burrows, Lancashire's new Champion for Older People, wants to ...

    Lancashire's new Champion for Older People County Councillor Joan Burrows, Lancashire's new Champion for Older People, wants to ensure older people in Lancashire have all the support they need to continue to lead active lives. Her role is to advise the leader and cabinet members on how the...

    19/07/2017
  29. Rip off card-charges to be outlawed blackpool

    Rip-off card charges will be consigned to history, after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the ...

    Rip-off card charges will be consigned to history, after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the country. The government is unveiling new rules that will mean card-charging in Britain - where people can be charged 20% extra for purchases like a flight just for...

    19/07/2017
  30. Traffic officer drives home message on how to avoid breakdowns blackpool

    Whether its a breakdown, collision or any other emergency on the roads, Highways England traffic officer Siobhan Wares is used ...

    Whether it’s a breakdown, collision or any other emergency on the roads, Highways England traffic officer Siobhan Wares is used to helping drivers during a crisis. Now the 47-year-old mother-of-three is using her skills to help motorists heading off on holiday this summer get their vehicles...

    18/07/2017
  31. Home Secretary takes further action to tackle knife crime blackpool

    The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The ...

    The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. Amber Rudd announced her intention...

    18/07/2017
  32. Increasing fears over children in NW being left home alone during summer holidays blackpool

    The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and childrens services in North West after receiving calls ...

    The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and children’s services in North West after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone. As the long school summer break approaches, the leading children’s charity has revealed...

    18/07/2017
  33. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show blackpool

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular ...

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular broadcasters will formally declare the start the four-day seaside event on Thursday 17th August. They join a line-up of celebrities at Southport which includes some of...

    17/07/2017
  34. Blaze at old Blackpool club blackpool

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue have released this statement: Former Comrades Club, a 3-storey building of 25 metre by 30 metre ...

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue have released this statement: Former Comrades Club, a 3-storey building of 25 metre by 30 metre floor plan, 'well alight'. No reports of casualties or people inside the building but local residents have been evacuated by police as a precaution. The fire engines and...

    17/07/2017
  35. Blackpools breath-taking Air Show is back for 2017. blackpool

    The spectacular free event will take place on Blackpool Promenade on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August and will, for the first ...

    The spectacular free event will take place on Blackpool Promenade on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August and will, for the first time, include the Red Arrows on both days. The programme will showcase the very best in British aviation with a whole host of amazing flying machines and some of the...

    17/07/2017
  36. Marti Pellow has been added to the bill at this year's Lytham Festival. blackpool

    He's no stranger to the event after performing in 2015, and will join the line-up for this year's West End Proms on Sunday August ...

    He's no stranger to the event after performing in 2015, and will join the line-up for this year's West End Proms on Sunday August 6. Marti is joining Miss Saigon star Lea Salonga, musical theatre group Collabro, Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall, Chicago star Claire Sweeney, 90s pop...

    17/07/2017

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