Top ten web stories 12 - 18 September, 2014

Matthew Hearn doing the ice bucket challenge which saw him sacked form his job at Freeport Fleetwood
Matthew Hearn doing the ice bucket challenge which saw him sacked form his job at Freeport Fleetwood
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The most popular articles viewed online at blackpoolgazette.co.uk last week.

1. Dad sacked by bosses for ice bucket challenge

A dad’s ice bucket challenge stunt backfired when his bosses fired him from his job.

2. Shock as man stabbed in the chest in street

A Blackpool street was left covered in blood after a man was stabbed in the chest in front of shocked onlookers.

3. Reveller dies after collapse

A man died after collapsing on the dancefloor at an all-night event at Blackpool Tower.

4. Blackpool Promenade closed after fire breaks out

Blackpool’s promenade has been closed off as firefighters tackle a blaze at a block of flats.

5. Woman raped in late night attack

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape following a horrifying attack on a woman as she made her way back from a night out in Blackpool.

6. ’Rotten food’ pub slammed by judge

Stinking duck which had gone green and rotten prawns were discovered in the kitchen of a country ‘gastro’ pub.

7. Teen arrested over Blackpool street stabbing

A teenager is due before court this morning after a man suffered stab wounds during an incident on a Blackpool street in broad daylight.

8. Ex-soldier’s 100mph chase down Promenade

A former soldier tried to out-run police by driving along Blackpool Promenade at more than 100mph during the Illuminations.

9. Missing dad found dead on the beach

An inquest has been opened after the body of a father was found on Blackpool beach just hours after he was reported missing from home.

10. Family face eviction in B&B homes row

A large family who moved 300 miles to live on the Fylde coast now fear they will be kicked out after being told they are breaking zoning laws.