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  1. Next of Kin appeal launched for Lydiate man blackpool

    Liverpool Coroners Office is appealing for the publics help in tracing the next of kin of a man who recently passed away in ...

    Liverpool Coroner’s Office is appealing for the public’s help in tracing the next of kin of a man who recently passed away in Lydiate. John Michael Gregson, aged 81, died on Monday, 18 September at his home address in Southport Road. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr...

    22/09/2017
  2. Children affected by domestic abuse rise in referrals from NSPCC in the North West blackpool

    The NSPCC made 510 referrals to child protection agencies in the North West last year following reports to the NSPCC Helpline of ...

    The NSPCC made 510 referrals to child protection agencies in the North West last year following reports to the NSPCC Helpline of children being affected domestic abuse. This marked a 12 per cent rise from 454 referrals in the region made during 2015/16. Last year the charity received...

    22/09/2017
  3. 13 people arrested as part of TITAN operation into drug supply blackpool

    The North West Regional organised crime unit (TITAN) has today, Thursday 21 September, arrested 13 people after executing search ...

    The North West Regional organised crime unit (TITAN) has today, Thursday 21 September, arrested 13 people after executing search warrants across Wirral, Milton Keynes and Bristol, in relation to the supply of Class A drugs. Warrants were executed at 18 properties in Wirral including Rock...

    21/09/2017
  4. Enjoy matchday in style blackpool

    Take in our National League encounter against Woking on Saturday 23rd September in style with our exclusive matchday hospitality. ...

    Take in our National League encounter against Woking on Saturday 23rd September in style with our exclusive matchday hospitality. Our excellent hospitality offering at Mill Farm is once again proving a roaring success and places are already filling up as we anticipate another afternoon of...

    21/09/2017
  5. Next Up, Bristol Rovers Away blackpool

    Blackpool visit the Memorial Stadium for the first time since 1999 on Saturday, as The Seasiders come up against Bristol Rovers. ...

    Blackpool visit the Memorial Stadium for the first time since 1999 on Saturday, as The Seasiders come up against Bristol Rovers. Gary Bowyer's side, currently on a seven-game unbeaten run, will be looking to maintain their early season momentum. Supporters attending the fixture can...

    21/09/2017
  6. Junior photo winner at Martin Mere blackpool

    Joshua Brierley aged 14 from Lostock, Bolton, has won the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre Junior Photography Competition with an ...

    Joshua Brierley aged 14 from Lostock, Bolton, has won the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre Junior Photography Competition with an amazing picture of a whistling duck bathing in water. The competition was judged by photographer Ben Cherry: ”It takes patience and persistence to get an image...

    21/09/2017
  7. Worlds largest bug hotel built at WWT Martin Mere in Lancashire blackpool

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has been awarded a Guinness World Record for creating the worlds largest bug hotel at 18.46m3. ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has been awarded a Guinness World Record for creating the world’s largest bug hotel at 18.46m3. The hotel’s residents already include leafcutter bees, mason bees, spiders, moths, a peacock butterfly, a frog and even a bat. It took just one month for visitors...

    21/09/2017
  8. Motorists should Be Prepared to think differently about how they drive blackpool

    Motorists should Be Prepared to think differently about how they drive... A Chorley Scout Group have been helping officers ...

    Motorists should ‘Be Prepared’ to think differently about how they drive... A Chorley Scout Group have been helping officers carry out a speed enforcement initiative in the hope that it will make people think differently about the way they drive. Members of the Intrepid Explorer Scout Unit,...

    20/09/2017
  9. 100k burglary in Thornton-Cleveleys blackpool

    Police are appealing for information following a high-value burglary at a house in Thornton-Cleveleys. Around ...

    Police are appealing for information following a high-value burglary at a house in Thornton-Cleveleys. Around £100,000 of jewellery was stolen sometime between 10.30pm on August 23rd and 8pm on August 24th from an address on Goldstone Drive. The items stolen included watches, necklaces,...

    20/09/2017
  10. Patients to benefit from Emergency Department development at Blackpool Vic blackpool

    Fylde coast patients are set to benefit from a major investment at Blackpool Victoria Hospitals Emergency Department. ...

    Fylde coast patients are set to benefit from a major investment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Emergency Department. Work is underway to transform the Emergency Department at the hospital after the Fylde coast health economy received more than £1M from NHS England recently. The money...

    20/09/2017
  11. RMT Targets Lime Street Mainline Station Upgrade with strikes on 3rd and 5th October blackpool

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 3rd ...

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 3rd and 5th of October, which coincides with the first phase of work to transform Liverpool Lime Street mainline station by the end of 2018. Between 30 September and...

    20/09/2017
  12. How does the Lime Street upgrade affect Merseyrail services? blackpool

    Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade - its biggest since the 19th Century. Between Saturday 30 ...

    Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade - its biggest since the 19th Century. Between Saturday 30 September and Sunday 22 October 2017, there will be significant disruption to Lime Street mainline services, with many terminating at outlying stations including Liverpool South...

    19/09/2017
  13. Fylde coast cardiac surgeon receives worldwide recognition blackpool

    A surgeons pioneering work is attracting the attention of clinicians from across the world. Dr Scott Gall, a Consultant ...

    A surgeon’s pioneering work is attracting the attention of clinicians from across the world. Dr Scott Gall, a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, has become known as an expert across the world on laser...

    19/09/2017
  14. Late goals creating nerves blackpool

    AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor admits his side looked nervy during Saturdays 2-2 draw at Eastleigh. A first-half strike ...

    AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor admits his side looked nervy during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Eastleigh. A first-half strike from Henry Jones and a first of the season from Jordan Tunnicliffe helped the Coasters twice come from behind on the South Coast at the weekend. The result leaves...

    19/09/2017
  15. Longstaff Collects Club's Goal and Player of the Month Awards blackpool

    Sean Longstaff recently picked up the club's Goal and Player of the Month awards for August. The midfielder, on loan from ...

    Sean Longstaff recently picked up the club's Goal and Player of the Month awards for August. The midfielder, on loan from Newcastle United, scored three goals in three league games during the month, with his long-range strike against Doncaster Rovers the stand-out effort. That stunner...

    19/09/2017
  16. New rules to strengthen standards for Councillors and Mayors blackpool

    Local Government Minister sets out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on ...

    Local Government Minister sets out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils. Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has set out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local...

    19/09/2017
  17. M6 biker sentenced to eight months for dangerous driving blackpool

    A motorcyclist who performed wheelies whilst riding on the M6 in Staffordshire has been jailed for eight months. Pawel ...

    A motorcyclist who performed wheelies whilst riding on the M6 in Staffordshire has been jailed for eight months. Pawel Zietowski, aged 27, from Harlow, Essex, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court today (Sept 18).

    18/09/2017
  18. AFC Fylde share the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw against Eastleigh. blackpool

    AFC Fylde twice came from behind to earn a point in an enthralling contest against Eastleigh. Centre-half Reda Johnson put ...

    AFC Fylde twice came from behind to earn a point in an enthralling contest against Eastleigh. Centre-half Reda Johnson put the home side into the lead however Henry Jones levelled on the stroke of half-time. Ex-Premier League man Gary McSheffrey put Eastleigh back into the driving seat...

    18/09/2017
  19. Blackpool 3 Oxford United 1 blackpool

    A stunning free-kick from Kyle Vassell wrapped up a 3-1 victory for Blackpool against Oxford United . The striker found the ...

    A stunning free-kick from Kyle Vassell wrapped up a 3-1 victory for Blackpool against Oxford United . The striker found the net in the 93rd minute to fully secure the three points, after a goal from James Henry had potentially set up a nervy finish. Vassell’s goal was his second of the...

    18/09/2017
  20. Council tax Direct Debit 15 September Installment Date blackpool

    We have been made aware that an error has been made which has resulted in council tax Direct Debit instalments which are due on ...

    We have been made aware that an error has been made which has resulted in council tax Direct Debit instalments which are due on the 15 September to have been taken from bank accounts a day early, on the 14 September. We sincerely apologise for this error and for the inconvenience caused. ...

    18/09/2017
  21. Reduction of national threat level from international terrorism to severe blackpool

    Following an assessment by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the Prime Minister announced that the UK threat level from ...

    Following an assessment by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the Prime Minister announced that the UK threat level from international terrorism has reduced from critical to severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. Following the announcement, Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: "Since...

    18/09/2017
  22. Multi-million pound boost for counter-terrorism policing blackpool

    The Home Secretary has announced an additional £24 million for counter-terrorism policing. Police An extra £24 ...

    The Home Secretary has announced an additional £24 million for counter-terrorism policing. Police An extra £24 million is to be pumped into counter-terrorism policing in the wake of this year’s terror attacks, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced today. The move comes as the investigation...

    18/09/2017
  23. New liveried cars added to fleet to highlight the Trans and bi-sexual community blackpool

    Following on from the successful launch of Lancashire Polices liveried Police with Pride car earlier this year, we have now ...

    Following on from the successful launch of Lancashire Police’s liveried Police with Pride car earlier this year, we have now added two other cars to our fleet to highlight the Trans and bi-sexual community and all strands of hate crime. All three cars will be fully operational and utilised...

    15/09/2017
  24. National Trust Takes On Care of Land at Formby Point blackpool

    An additional 204 hectares of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols in Formby, home to rare wildlife, is now safeguarded thanks to ...

    An additional 204 hectares of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols in Formby, home to rare wildlife, is now safeguarded thanks to its formal transfer into the care of the National Trust. The official transfer documents were signed today, seeing responsibility for its guardianship pass from...

    15/09/2017
  25. Former footballer Clarke Carlisle missing from home blackpool

    Police are growing increasingly concerned after former footballer Clarke Carlisle went missing. Clarke Carlisle (pictured), ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned after former footballer Clarke Carlisle went missing. Clarke Carlisle (pictured), 37, of Fulwood, Preston, was last seen by a family member on the Flag Market in the city at about 2.30pm on Thursday (14th) although he may have travelled to...

    15/09/2017
  26. Appeal following serious collision on M65 blackpool

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M65 yesterday 14th September. The incident occurred at ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M65 yesterday 14th September. The incident occurred at around 8.45am on the eastbound carriageway between junctions three and four, when a Renault box van collided with an HGV in lane one. The driver of the van, a...

    15/09/2017
  27. Food Hygiene Rating Scheme central to modernisation plans blackpool

    Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has reaffirmed the organisations commitment to introducing the ...

    Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to introducing the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England. This follows the successful introduction of legislation in Wales and Northern Ireland that requires food businesses to...

    15/09/2017
  28. Consultation to start on the opening hours of libraries blackpool

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has agreed to seek people's views on how their local libraries' opening hours could be ...

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has agreed to seek people's views on how their local libraries' opening hours could be allocated across the week in future. The Cabinet gave the go-ahead to an eight-week consultation, from Monday 2 October to Sunday 26 November, inviting library users, staff...

    15/09/2017
  29. MP welcomes decision by council to purchase Blackpool Airport blackpool

    Blackpool MP has welcomed the decision by Blackpool Council to purchase Blackpool Airport from Bafour Beatty in a deal worth ...

    Blackpool MP has welcomed the decision by Blackpool Council to purchase Blackpool Airport from Bafour Beatty in a deal worth £4.25m. It brings the airport into full public ownership for the first time in 13 years after it was sold to a private consortium in 2004. Gordon told the Gazette:...

    14/09/2017
  30. Challinor insists late drama must stop blackpool

    AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor could not hide his frustration after another late goal proved costly for his side. The ...

    AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor could not hide his frustration after another late goal proved costly for his side. The Coasters conceded in added time to slip to a 2-1 defeat at Macclesfield Town last night and Challinor insists late disappointment cannot continue. Challinor said: “Yet...

    14/09/2017
  31. Concern growing for missing man blackpool

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man. Anthony Carr, 30, was last seen by a relative ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man. Anthony Carr, 30, was last seen by a relative at an address on Bonsall Street in Blackburn at about 4pm on August 9th. He was reported missing to police yesterday. Anthony is described as white, five ft 11ins...

    14/09/2017
  32. Richards Extends Loan Spell At Warrington Town blackpool

    Young left-back Caleb Richards has extended his youth loan with Warrington Town until 8 October. The Seasiders' former ...

    Young left-back Caleb Richards has extended his youth loan with Warrington Town until 8 October. The Seasiders' former youth team captain, who agreed professional terms at Bloomfield Road in April, will gain further playing experience with The Yellows, who currently sit top of the Evo-Stik...

    14/09/2017
  33. Tackling Fuel Poverty blackpool

    Blackpool Council is supporting two schemes that can help residents make their homes cosier, lower gas and electricity bills and ...

    Blackpool Council is supporting two schemes that can help residents make their homes cosier, lower gas and electricity bills and tackle fuel poverty. ‘Cosy Homes’ Energy Efficiency Scheme Blackpool Council has recently committed itself to a new set of guidelines which should allow many...

    14/09/2017
  34. Natterjack Running to host its thirteenth Seaside 10km race in Southport blackpool

    The team at Eastbank Street based Natterjack Running, are gearing up to host their annual seaside race. The Natterjack ...

    The team at Eastbank Street based Natterjack Running, are gearing up to host their annual seaside race. The Natterjack Seaside 10km run is set to return at the end of the month, with people being encouraged to raise sponsor money for a local charity that helps people living with sight loss. ...

    14/09/2017
  35. Tesco recalls its Cookie & Cream Biscuits because of undeclared milk blackpool

    Tesco is recalling all date and batch codes of its Cookie & Cream Biscuits because they contain milk which is not mentioned on ...

    Tesco is recalling all date and batch codes of its Cookie & Cream Biscuits because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. Product details Product: Tesco...

    13/09/2017
  36. Plymouth Argyle 1 Blackpool 3 blackpool

    Goals from Colin Daniel, Jimmy Ryan and Nathan Delfouneso helped Blackpool secure their first win on the road this season with a ...

    Goals from Colin Daniel, Jimmy Ryan and Nathan Delfouneso helped Blackpool secure their first win on the road this season with a 3-1 victory at Plymouth Argyle. The Seasiders made a quick start to the encounter and took the lead inside two minutes, though Sonny Bradley levelled early in the...

    13/09/2017

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