Blackpool Prom re-opens after blaze chaos

Blackpool Promenade has re-opened to traffic following a fire at a hotel.

A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool’s A&E ‘on verge of collapse’ as 12-hour waits double

The number of people waiting more than 12 hours in A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital doubled in the last year.

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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

Average speed camera

Safety improvements welcomed on two major roads

Fracking, Blackpool Football Club and speed cameras – three of the most divisive issues of our times.

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Police crackdown on yobs proves a success

Police are deciding whether to continue an operation to crack down on stone throwing yobs.

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Seven pumps were called to fight the blaze

Prom closed after blaze at Blackpool hotel

The Promenade has been closed after a ruptured gas main led to a major fire at a North Shore hotel, say fire services.

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A woman taking part in Reiki healing exercise

Alternative treatment no longer offered at Vic

Reiki is no longer being offered to cancer patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, it has been revealed.

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Tunisian police delayed arrival on scene of beach massacre, inquest is told

Tunisian law enforcement units deliberately delayed their arrival on the scene of the terrorist attack in Sousse in which 38 tourists were killed, an inquest has heard.

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Miguel Angel, Joe Butcher and Glen Joseph

The World’s most successful rock’n’roll musical

‘The World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical’ is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre for a six-day run.

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Kathryn and Philip Hurst

Competitive ballroom dance back at the Tower

After a long absence, Open Competitive Ballroom Dancing is finally set to the Tower with the British Dance Grand Prix.

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Two fire engines from Blackpool and South Shore were called to the property

South Shore crews called to extractor fan fire

Crews attended a fire in a South Shore bedroom after reports of a fire in an extractor fan, say fire services.
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Katie Lander with Samuel Hudson

New neonatal room opens at Victoria hospital

A new family room is now available to use on the neonatal unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Preston Crown Court

Mum in plea to spare criminal teen jail term

A teenager who was caught growing cannabis has narrowly avoided a prison term after his mother gave a heartfelt account of his childhood difficulties to a court.

Mereside Primary pupils celebrate becoming part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust.  Pictured are Tayla Hawes, 6, Syd Jewell-North, 5 and Skyla Tolmie, 4.

Future is looking bright for newest Blackpool academy

The headteacher at a Blackpool primary school says it is ‘well placed’ for the future after becoming an academy.

Police and abulance services on Coronation Street. Picture by Agnes Ashe

‘Verbally abusive’ man tried to enter ambulance

A man became aggressive and tried to force his way onto an ambulance.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Blackpool: From the courts 16-01-17

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

An artists impression of how the five-star hotel could look

Decision due on bid to build five star hotel on Blackpool’s Golden Mile

Detailed designs for a multi-million pound five star hotel on Blackpool’s Golden Mile are earmarked to get the go ahead.

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Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine from Blackpool were killed in the massacre

Tunisia massacre inquest for Blackpool victims to begin

Inquests into the deaths of the 30 Britons, including Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine from Blackpool, who died in the Tunisia beach massacre of 2015 will begin today.


WWE juggernaut rolls into Blackpool for historic show

Thousands of wrestling fans packed into Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom as the WWE juggernaut rolled into town to crown the first ever ‘United Kingdom Champion.’

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The Beatles in Blackpool in August 1964 just before their performance at the Opera House

Beatles man’s rock history

Hundreds of mourners gathered to say farewell to the man who famously gave away The Beatles.

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