Headteacher leaves role after two years at helm

The headteacher of a school at the centre of a controversial takeover last year has stepped down from her role.

Overhead equipment being installed between Preston and Blackpool

Find out more about overnight rail line works

Residents living near the railway between Preston and Blackpool North are invited to a series of drop-in events over the next month to find out more about the next phase of upgrade work.

The One Stop store

Staff left traumatised as 'substantial' amount of cash taken in raid

Raiders snatched a 'substantial' amount of cash in a robbery at a Fylde coast convenience store,
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The fire service has released its latest emergency cover plans

Fire service reveals plans for emergency coverage across Fylde coast

The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) has published its proposed emergency coverage plans for across the Fylde coast.
Gaynor Wynne and Robert Wynne who have bought The Blue Room

Brewery plan as historic pub is sold

A historic Blackpool pub looks set to re-open by the end of the year thanks to a £350,000 investment.

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Joe Pasquale is performing at Viva Blackpool on August 11

Joe’s in disguise as a modern day court jester

Not many people come to Blackpool hoping for a rainy day, but that’s what Joe Pasquale wants when he heads to the resort next month.

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Blackpool Grand Theatre

‘Gifted and hilarious’ Eddy to headline monthly comedy night

The latest line up for Blackpool’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club has been announced.

Theatre and Comedy
bandstand entertainment for  visitors to Stanley Park

Park bandstand hosting play

Tickets are still available for an outdoor production being staged on Thursday in Stanley Park.

The group receives its award at the North West Construction Industry event

Blackpool’s Create Construction take top company prize

Blackpool-based Create Construction is celebrating after scooping the sought-after SME of the Year Award, at this year’s North West Construction Industry Awards.

Coun Gillian Campbell

Mental health a challenge we ‘cannot ignore’

A new service aimed at boosting health and getting people back into work is up and running after an £800,000 investment.

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e hope you cherish your time in junior school, use the skills you have been taught, and continue to grow and flourish

Rossall School pupils go mad as a hatter on final day

These school pupils enjoyed a Mad Hatter-themed last day of term.

Beach cleaners have worked hard to clean up the oil spill

OIL SPILL LATEST: Sea now safe to paddle and bathe in as clean up operation nears the end

The bathing water between Blackpool and Fleetwood is now safe to paddle and play in.
Kirkham Prison

Prisoner finally back behind bars after 17 years on the run

Good things, so they say, come to those who wait.
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Mark Aldridge

CYBERCRIME: Man swindled out of £25,000

A Lancashire businessman with an engineering firm was disturbed to discover from a bank statement that £25,000 had gone missing from his business account.

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How careful are you on social media?

CYBERCRIME: When you’re on social media ‘take care what you share’

“Fraudsters are some of the cleverest people in society and are able to manipulate the most intelligent of people.”

DCI Andrew Fyfe

CYBERCRIME: Take care not to ‘give away’ too much data about yourself

Giving away too much information about yourself online can be used by criminals as a tool to defraud you.
Dr Tim Owen

CYBERCRIME: ‘Vile and vicious’ crooks prey on human error

Human beings make mistakes and cyber criminals lurk online waiting for people to make them.

Former Blackpool player Barry Ferguson has been made bankrupt with debts of more than 1.4 million.

Ex-Blackpool captain Barry Ferguson declared bankrupt

Former Blackpool player Barry Ferguson has been made bankrupt with debts of more than £1.4 million.
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Nathan Gordon and his girlfriend Hollie Davidson, 22, paid out 3,200 for the holiday of a lifetime; at the luxury Thomson Sensatori Resort Azul Mexico but ended up living a nightmare.

Dream holiday turns into sickness bug nightmare for Blackpool couple

A Blackpool couple have spoken of how they were caught up in a sickness outbreak in Mexico.
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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 25-07-17

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

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