Russian missile was reason for downing

Russia must engage constructively with investigations into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner flying over Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has insisted.

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Blackpool's heritage trams made their first appearance of the year over the Easter weekend.
One of the trams passes the Comedy Carpet.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Anniversary of world’s first tramway opening in Blackpool

Today marks 131 years since the world’s first practical electric tramway opened - in Blackpool.

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Norcross Roundabout

Crash causes rush hour delays

Commuters are suffering delays on one of the Fylde coast’s busiest roads following a rush hour crash.

The crash happened in Bloomfield Road   Image:Google

Driver fled after smashing car into wall

A car was abandoned in a Blackpool road after smashing into a wall.

The overturned lorry

PICTURES: Lorry overturns on major Fylde route

A major Fylde route was closed by an overturned lorry.

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Coun. Simon Blackburn

What you’ve been saying about £24m tram proposal

One of the most prickly subjects in Blackpool at the moment – apart from the running of Blackpool FC of course – is the bus station.

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Virgin Trains service to London

Virgin trains vows not to abandon Blackpool

Virgin trains insists it will not abandon Blackpool despite the forced withdrawal of the resorts only direct rail service to London.

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Tram service disrupted

An ‘incident’ near Blackpool Pleasure Beach has forced the town’s transport service has been interrupted.

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Large queues on M6 after crash

Large queues on M6 after crash

Large queues are beginning to form on the M6 after a crash and a rolling road block.

A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool plans on display

Speak up on roads plan

Villagers are being urged to make their voices heard as proposals for a huge new dual carriageway are put to the public.

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YES to bus hub - NO to bus station

YES to bus hub - NO to bus station

A bus ‘hub’ will be built as part of Blackpool’s £24m tramway expansion.

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The crash happened on Queen's Promenade (Pic: Google)

Tributes paid to scooter tragedy mum

A woman who died after falling from a scooter on Blackpool Promenade has been described as a ‘loving mum’.

Blackpool Airport's terminal has been demolished

Subsidy call to bring flights back to Fylde

The Government should step in to support small airports like Blackpool and help them compete with major regional hubs.

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Queen's Promenade (Pic: Google)

Scooter passenger dies after Prom crash

A 55-year-old woman has died after after falling from a scooter in Blackpool on Sunday afternoon.

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Road closed after rider thrown from scooter

Road closed after rider thrown from scooter

Police are investigating a ‘serious’ crash involving a female motorist.

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Demolition begins on Blackpool Airport terminal

Council chiefs accused of being ‘in denial’ about future of resort’s airport

Blackpool Council chiefs have been accused of being ‘in denial’ about the future of Blackpool Airport.

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A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool plans on display

The £100m backlash - highways chiefs told the ‘think again’ about bypass

Highways England chiefs have been told to ‘think again’ as proposals for a massive new bypass went on display.

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Philip Meeson, managing director of boss rules out planes ever returning to Blackpool

Airline has all but ruled out a return to Blackpool - even if the airport did reopen to commercial traffic.

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The proposed Singleton bypass

Will the proposals ease traffic woes on the A585?

Readers have their say on plans for a £50m bypass

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Northern Rail hold a roadshow at Blackpool North Railway Station to ask commuters which new seating they would prefer.  Pictured are Azam Mohammed and Sinead Whiteside.

Take a seat to decide future of rail travel

For some commuters just getting a seat on the train is a luxury.

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