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  1. Girl, 16, missing from Preston blackpool

    Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year old girl. Charlie Stevenson was last seen in Preston city centre at ...

    Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year old girl. Charlie Stevenson was last seen in Preston city centre at around 3am this morning (Thursday, May 25). She has dyed blonde shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a black jumper, black ripped jeans, a black coat with...

    28/05/2017
  2. Ramadan statement blackpool

    The Foreign Office sends best wishes to all Muslim communities observing Ramadan, in Britain and around the world. A ...

    The Foreign Office sends best wishes to all Muslim communities observing Ramadan, in Britain and around the world. A Foreign Office spokesperson said: We wish all Muslims, in the UK and around the world, ‘Ramadan Kareem’. We are proud of our strong links with the Muslim world and our...

    28/05/2017
  3. UK terror threat reduced to 'Severe' blackpool

    Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK threat level has reduced to Severe Threat level to the UK from ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK threat level has reduced to Severe Threat level to the UK from international terrorism is lowered to severe. The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has changed the UK threat level from international terrorism from CRITICAL to...

    27/05/2017
  4. Highways England is lifting more than 300 miles of roadworks blackpool

    Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday. Highways England is ...

    Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday. Highways England is completing 184 and suspending 162 miles of roadworks by 6am on 26 May until 12.01am on 30 May. And before they set off, to help ensure safe journeys, drivers are...

    26/05/2017
  5. Blackpool takeaway boss guilty of food hygiene offences blackpool

    A woman has been prosecuted at Blackpool Magistrates Court for food hygiene offences at her takeaway, the Lucky Star. She ...

    A woman has been prosecuted at Blackpool Magistrates Court for food hygiene offences at her takeaway, the Lucky Star. She pleaded guilty to nine offences and was sentenced under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013. Xue Mei Zhang, aged 31 of Park Road, Blackpool, was fined £400,...

    26/05/2017
  6. Illegal electricity supply at Blackpool hotel posed fire death risk blackpool

    A hotel where the electricity supply had repeatedly been illegally reconnected posed a fire death risk a court was told. ...

    A hotel where the electricity supply had repeatedly been illegally reconnected posed a fire death risk a court was told. The electric at Lolly's Hotel, Regent Road, Blackpool, was dangerously and illegally reconnected five times in nine months after the bill had not been paid. On some...

    26/05/2017
  7. Blackpool school receptionist killed in Manchester bombing blackpool

    A school receptionist from Blackpool has been named as one of the 22 killed in the terror attack in Manchester. 51-year-old ...

    A school receptionist from Blackpool has been named as one of the 22 killed in the terror attack in Manchester. 51-year-old Jane Tweddle had gone to the Manchester Arena with a friend to pick up the friend's daughter. She worked at South Shore Academy in Blackpool, where she lived. The...

    26/05/2017
  8. Blackpool awarded Blue Flag for second year blackpool

    Blackpool beach has received an international quality mark for the second time. The stretch of beach at Blackpool South has ...

    Blackpool beach has received an international quality mark for the second time. The stretch of beach at Blackpool South has this morning been once again named in the prestigious global list of Blue Flag beaches that includes the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific coastline. The award...

    26/05/2017
  9. NHS told to prepare urgently for second possible terrorist attack blackpool

    Emergency departments across the NHS have been told to prepare for a possible terrorist attack, following the raising of the ...

    Emergency departments across the NHS have been told to prepare for a possible terrorist attack, following the raising of the threat level. An alert has been sent to major trauma centres in England urging departments to be ready and to ensure staff know what to do if an attack takes place. It...

    26/05/2017
  10. Specialist firearms officers to patrol on trains as part of threat level change blackpool

    Specially trained firearms officers will be patrolling on board train services for the first time. This mobilisation is part ...

    Specially trained firearms officers will be patrolling on board train services for the first time. This mobilisation is part of BTP’s plan to ensure that travelling public are kept safe on the rail network. Passengers who regularly use train services may see a firearms presence on their trains...

    26/05/2017
  11. New leader and cabinet for Lancashire County Council blackpool

    Lancashire County Council announced its new leader and cabinet at its full council meeting today (Thursday 25 May). County ...

    Lancashire County Council announced its new leader and cabinet at its full council meeting today (Thursday 25 May). County Councillor Geoff Driver CBE, leader of the Conservative group and county councillor for Preston North electoral division, has been formally appointed as leader of...

    26/05/2017
  12. More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before blackpool

    More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent excellent' quality standards ...

    More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality report published yesterday. ...

    24/05/2017
  13. How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack blackpool

    How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack In the wake of the recent terror attack in Manchester, ...

    How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack In the wake of the recent terror attack in Manchester, a leading child psychiatrist with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is advising parents on how to emotionally support their children to deal with the shock. Dr...

    24/05/2017
  14. The Open Spring Ticket Promotion ends in 7 days blackpool

    The biggest names in golf descend on Royal Birkdale this summer as they bid to claim the one they all want to win - The Open. ...

    The biggest names in golf descend on Royal Birkdale this summer as they bid to claim the one they all want to win - The Open. Golf’s most prestigious Championship returns to Southport for the first time since 2008, when Padraig Harrington overcame a two-shot deficit to beat two-time Champion...

    24/05/2017
  15. Manchester Victoria likely to be closed for several days. blackpool

    As a result of Monday evenings terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station is likely to remain closed ...

    As a result of Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station is likely to remain closed for the next few days while investigations continue. Northern is now operating an emergency train timetable for services that would normally stop at Manchester...

    24/05/2017
  16. PM statement on the terror threat level being raised to critical blackpool

    Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been ...

    Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been raised to critical. I have just chaired another meeting of COBR, where we again discussed the callous and cowardly terrorist attack in Manchester last night, and...

    24/05/2017
  17. RMT suspends strike action on Merseyrail, Northern rail and Southern rail blackpool

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety ...

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action scheduled for Tuesday 30th May on...

    23/05/2017
  18. NSPCC Statement After Manchester Explosion blackpool

    An NSPCC spokesperson said: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with ...

    An NSPCC spokesperson said: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and families of those who have been affected. “Our advice for any child or teenager upset and anxious in light of this news is for them to talk to a...

    23/05/2017
  19. Image appeal and GMP statement after last night's terror attack blackpool

    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one ...

    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see. “Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives. Our thoughts are with...

    23/05/2017
  20. Update on Northern services following Manchester incident blackpool

    Northern has announced details of the services which will run to and from Manchester on Tuesday 23 May. The revised timetable ...

    Northern has announced details of the services which will run to and from Manchester on Tuesday 23 May. The revised timetable has been produced following last night’s incident at Manchester Arena; Manchester Victoria remains closed to the public and is unlikely to re-open until Wednesday morning...

    23/05/2017
  21. News from West Lancs - New Mayor blackpool

    West Lancashire's new Mayor is looking forward to meeting many of the voluntary groups who do marvellous work across the borough. ...

    West Lancashire's new Mayor is looking forward to meeting many of the voluntary groups who do marvellous work across the borough. Councillor Neil Furey took over the chains of office on Wednesday 17 May and feels very proud and privileged to be taking on his new role. He said: "I have enjoyed...

    23/05/2017
  22. Missing girl Emma West could be in Southport blackpool

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in finding a teenage girl who went missing from home early yesterday (Sunday, ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in finding a teenage girl who went missing from home early yesterday (Sunday, May 21st 2017). Emma West, aged 16, is believed to have left her home in Huyton Church Road in Knowsley, and caught a train from Huyton train station at around...

    22/05/2017
  23. Just Eat/Hungryhouse merger referred for in-depth investigation blackpool

    Just Eats acquisition of Hungryhouse has been referred for an in-depth merger investigation. Earlier this month, the ...

    Just Eat’s acquisition of Hungryhouse has been referred for an in-depth merger investigation. Earlier this month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that it would refer the deal for an in-depth investigation because of concerns that the merger could lead to worse terms for...

    20/05/2017
  24. Planned roadworks in the North West blackpool

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 22 to Sunday 28 May 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 22 to Sunday 28 May 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 19 May and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    20/05/2017
  25. Police crackdown on illegal hare coursing. blackpool

    Lancashire Constabulary has taken part in Operation Checkpoint, a multi force regional rural crime op, where forces across the ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has taken part in Operation Checkpoint, a multi force regional rural crime op, where forces across the north and south of the region targeted travelling criminals who commit rural crime. Following feedback from the local community on rural crime, activity focused on hare...

    20/05/2017
  26. Missing from home Nicole Barnes blackpool

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing 15-year-old Nicole Barnes who went missing from home on Wednesday ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing 15-year-old Nicole Barnes who went missing from home on Wednesday 17 May, 2017. Nicole went missing from her home address in the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool on Wednesday 17 May. She was last seen when she was having her nails...

    19/05/2017
  27. Lancashire Constabulary awarded dementia friendly community status blackpool

    Lancashire Constabulary is uniting against dementia during Dementia Awareness Week after being recognised for its commitment to ...

    Lancashire Constabulary is uniting against dementia during Dementia Awareness Week after being recognised for its commitment to supporting people living with dementia. It has pledged to raise awareness across the force to ensure that staff and officers have a greater understanding of dementia and...

    19/05/2017
  28. Faulty defibrillator: users urged to check battery connection blackpool

    People and organisations should check public access defibrillators for a technical fault, the Medicines and Healthcare products ...

    People and organisations should check public access defibrillators for a technical fault, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency advised today. People and organisations should check if they have the defibrillator model, LIFEPAK 1000 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED),...

    19/05/2017
  29. Fire crews tackle car workshop blaze in West Lancs blackpool

    A fire in a car workshop at Towngate Works, Dark Lane, Mawdesley prompted a response of eight fire engines and crews (Chorley, ...

    A fire in a car workshop at Towngate Works, Dark Lane, Mawdesley prompted a response of eight fire engines and crews (Chorley, Leyland, Tarleton, Bamber Bridge, Skelmersdale, Penwortham and two from Greater Manchester Fire Service) and crews in addition to the 'Stinger' appliance (based at...

    19/05/2017
  30. Concern for woman who left Blackpool Vic blackpool

    Police are appealing for information to find a missing woman who left a hospital (Tuesday, May 16th). Sarah Cox, 44, was ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a missing woman who left a hospital (Tuesday, May 16th). Sarah Cox, 44, was last seen at around 9.25pm at the A&E department of Blackpool Victoria Hospital but walked out before she received treatment. She is known to have walked in the direction...

    19/05/2017
  31. Blackpool race hate woman in court blackpool

    A woman committed race-hate attacks on two brothers when she went into the store they ran in Blackpool. After being asked ...

    A woman committed race-hate attacks on two brothers when she went into the store they ran in Blackpool. After being asked to leave the store Natasha Reid told the brothers: " What are you going to do if I don't leave - get Al Qaeda." In the fracas which followed as the brothers tried to...

    19/05/2017
  32. Boyfriend of pregnant Blackpool woman charged following scooter crash blackpool

    The boyfriend of a pregnant woman from Blackpool who was killed in a scooter accident in Thailand is to be charged over her death ...

    The boyfriend of a pregnant woman from Blackpool who was killed in a scooter accident in Thailand is to be charged over her death according to police. Danny Glass and Sophie Rose were riding a scooter on the island of ****et when he braked suddenly to avoid a car, causing her to fall into...

    19/05/2017
  33. Pool Are Going To Wembley blackpool

    Blackpool are going to Wembley! In the 95th minute of their 48th league game of the season The Seasiders sealed their place at ...

    Blackpool are going to Wembley! In the 95th minute of their 48th league game of the season The Seasiders sealed their place at Wembley in the most dramatic of circumstances. Facing elimination for much of the second-half, Pool showed they have character in abundance, coming from behind to seal...

    19/05/2017
  34. WannaCry Ransomware: Putting Cybercriminals Finances Under the Microscope blackpool

    The WannaCry ransomware attack highlights the need for a global strategy to use financial intelligence in tracking cybercriminals. ...

    The WannaCry ransomware attack highlights the need for a global strategy to use financial intelligence in tracking cybercriminals. The WannaCry ransomware attack, launched by unidentified cybercriminals on 12 May, has disrupted public and private sector services globally, crippling more than...

    19/05/2017
  35. Children choose the winners of the Fantastic Book Awards 2017 blackpool

    The winners of the twelfth annual Fantastic Book Awards have been chosen by young readers throughout Lancashire. Pupils aged ...

    The winners of the twelfth annual Fantastic Book Awards have been chosen by young readers throughout Lancashire. Pupils aged nine to eleven in 128 schools across the county have read six books from a list of 30, during the autumn and spring terms. The children voted for their favourite at...

    19/05/2017
  36. Blackpool RNLI volunteers rescue man from the sea in Cleveleys blackpool

    Blackpools RNLI volunteers were called out at 8.25am this morning after a person was spotted in the sea at Cleveleys. The ...

    Blackpool’s RNLI volunteers were called out at 8.25am this morning after a person was spotted in the sea at Cleveleys. The casualty was up to his neck in water and in urgent need of assistance. The charity’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat reached the scene within minutes and helped the casualty...

    18/05/2017

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