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Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 23-06-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Christine Hirst, 54, married her long-term partner Steve at a private ceremony at their South Shore home

Terminally ill South Shore woman dies after dream wedding

A woman who married her loving husband for one final month together after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis has died.
Preston Crown Court

Spice addict trashed Blackpool caravans used for grieving kids

A burglar trashed a caravan used to give free holidays to the grieving children of Armed Forces staff during a theft spree.

Crime 3
Traffic down to one way at Highfield Road as United Utilities tries to replace underground pipes

Roadworks crippling Blackpool businesses were ‘avoidable’

Furious traders have today said major delays to roadworks that are crippling their businesses could have been avoided.

Business 3
Police at the scene

Man charged over Red Bank Road bookmaker robbery

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers in Blackpool.
Police officers have been among the Blackpool Primary Futures volunteers

Cash boost to expand scheme which has inspired Blackpool pupils

A scheme pioneered in Blackpool aimed at broadening the horizons of primary school pupils has been handed a cash boost to aid its expansion.

The incident happened in Victoria Road West, Cleveleys
Image: Google

Knife raider targets Cleveleys bookmakers

A man with a knife threatened staff in a bookmakers shop before making off with cash

Crime 2
The Sitting Goose, Bartle

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire.

Andrew Flintoff

Freddie makes Fat Friends with our Jodie

Former St Annes cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff will make his stage debut in a new musical coming to Blackpool Opera House.

Theatre and Comedy
Top left: Colin Morris, Bottom left: PC Ian Woodward, Centre: PC Alan Houghton, Top right: Angela Bradley, Bottom right: Gerald Richardson

Tribute to Lancashire police officers fallen in line of duty

A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire Police HQ.

Crime 2
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 22-06-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Gary Kennedy, 33, of Nethway Avenue, Blackpool was arrested yesterday.

Wanted man to appear in court

A man wanted by Blackpool Police has been arrested and charged with assault and two counts of criminal damage, say police.
According to the lifeboat crew, the reported 'dog' turned out, in fact, to be a seal.

RNLI lifeboats in Blackpool launched to 'dog in sea'

Lifeboats in Blackpool were launched to reports of a dog stranded in the sea last night, says the coastguard.
West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

Transport 6
Jonathan Allwright outside court

Blackpool-based policeman in dock over sex attacks

One of Lancashire Police’s top traffic officers is standing trial for attempted rape and assault.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool hospital forced to make £21m of savings

Bosses at Blackpool Victoria Hospital say they will be forced to make £21m of savings this year amid a shortfall in government funding.

Health 23
Pet Shop Boys at Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

REVIEW: Super show brings resort's Boy home

With a display to rival Blackpool Tower, the Pet Shop Boys burst on to the Empress Ballroom stage in a blaze of light and sound.

Emma Hatton stars as Evita

REVIEW: Evita, Opera House, Blackpool

A nation rising, to back a leader championing the cause of ‘the many, not the few’.

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