The Gazette paints the town red!

The Tower lit purple for the recent National Epilepsy Day ' It will shine red this Sunday and Monday.
The Tower lit purple for the recent National Epilepsy Day ' It will shine red this Sunday and Monday.
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On Sunday and Monday evenings Blackpool Tower – the unmistakable symbol of Blackpool the world over – will shine Gazette red.

It is doing this to mark the newspaper’s landmark 140th anniversary – and the launch of your new-look local daily.

3 days to your new look Gazette.

3 days to your new look Gazette.

From Monday, The Gazette will be revamped and will include much more local content.

And we have an old friend returning to our front page.

As we revealed last week, The Tower is being reinstated to The Gazette’s masthead after an absence of almost 20 years.

Kate Shane, general manager of The Tower, said: “We are delighted to turn The Tower red on Sunday and Monday.

“The Gazette has been at the heart of Blackpool and the Fylde coast’s communities for 140 years and has reported on many major news events – including the building of The Tower itself.

“We are delighted to be associated with this special birthday and the new-look Gazette.

“The return of Blackpool and the Fylde coast’s most famous landmark to the front page of The Gazette is something to celebrate and we are very proud.”

Richard Ryan, head of Blackpool Illuminations, who recently completed work on lighting up The Tower in a stunning variety of colours, added: “It is a special birthday and a special day for The Gazette.

“The newspaper has been a massive supporter of the Illuminations over the years and so we are delighted to be able to mark the newspaper’s anniversary and its new-look.

“The Tower is looking fantastic. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate such a landmark birthday than turning Blackpool’s biggest landmark red in honour.”

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