Clash over festive trees

Councillors have clashed in a row over cancelled Christmas trees in Blackpool.

Wyre Business Awards 2015 finals ceremony

Wyre businesses to face awards limelight

The hunt is on for the best businesses in the Wyre area as nominations are now invited for the Wyre Business Awards.

Shout The Mod Musical at Blackpool WInter Gardens Pic: Dave Nelson

Review and after-show party pictures: SHOUT!

Two ‘mod musicals’ in the region in one week could just be a coincidence, but when this one also resembles a brand new show seen hereabouts earlier this year then someone’s obviously running risks.

Theatre and Comedy
The new Recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown

Boy, 13, admits child rape after watching ‘gay porn’

A judge has hit out at the “easy access” of violent pornographic material to children online after a 13-year-old boy admitted raping and sexually assaulting members of his own family after viewing disturbing material.

This 2011 aerial shot shows Burton's factory in Devonshire Road, North Shore. At the bottom of the picture the cemetery can be seen.

Teens take the biscuit after scaling fence at resort factory and nicking Cadbury snacks

Three youths proved to be more Jammy Dodgers than Artful Dodgers after stealing boxes of Cadbury Snack! shortcake biscuits from Burton’s factory in Devonshire Road, Blackpool.

Crime 9
Dave Smith, Openreach; Paul Thomson, RSM from the Artillery Centre in Larkhill; Tony Palin, army veteran; Jamie Bacon, Openreach

Team take on tour of 92 football stadiums

Four ex-military mates will be hitting Blackpool’s football ground today as part of their tour of 92 league football grounds, within 92 hours to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Blackpool Grand Theatre

Things are about to get very eerie around here

The festival of all things spooky is back this October half-term as Supernatural Events celebrates 10 years with a Halloween SpookFest.

Theatre and Comedy
Baby octopus near Glitterball

Octopus saved by dunes team

A baby octopus was helped back into the swim after getting his sat nav a little wrong.

News 1
Gemma Atkinson photographed at the I'm A Celebrity Ant and Dec attraction at Madame Tussauds Blackpool. 

Picture: Jason Lock


Gemma faces up to jungle fears!

Soap star Gemma Atkinson had little to fear when she returned to the jungle nine years after appearing on hit show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

People from all walks of life who have never before thrown a punch will be entering a boxing ring for the Cancer Research charity at a 'white collar boxing' evening next month.
Hard training session at Brian Rose's gym in Blackpool.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

They’re boxing clever!

They may have little or even no previous boxing experience but these brave men and women are still ready to give it a go.

Primrose House Nursery (Pic: Google)

Ofsted apology to Blackpool nursery boss over inspection

A Blackpool nursery accused of potentially putting children at risk has received an apology after Ofsted backtracked and admitted its inspector didn’t follow guidance.

Education 4
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 21-10-16

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court from October 20.

Sam Oyston is applying for a licence for a new bar and restaurant on the corner of Queen Street and the Promenade

Police fight Oyston’s bar bid

Police are opposing a bid to open a late-night restaurant and bar in Blackpool town centre because they fear it will increase the risk of violence in what is already a crime hotspot.

Dancing with Dementia at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom hosts annual Dancing with Dementia afternoon

Living with dementia is tough both for the sufferers and their families.

Travis Perkins has announced store closures

Stores set to close at Travis

Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins is to close more than 30 branches in a move affecting 600 jobs.

Paul McCherry from Cloud 9 IT Services outside the Star Trek exhibition on the Prom

Blackpool IT firm’s launch was out of this world

A newly launched Blackpool IT company has gone beyond the final frontier.

Business 1
Community first responder James Handforth with Kelsey Atkinson, Mollie Hammond, Teagan Atherton and Blue Ayres, all aged 11.

Life-saving lesson for 450 pupils in memory of PE teacher, who collapsed in the school corridor

Hundreds of pupils became potential life-savers as they learned CPR in memory of their former PE teacher.

Health 4

Man performed an indecent act in front of windows

A man performed an indecent act while standing near the window of his flat, a court heard.

Betfred has won planning permission to extend its Layton betting shop

Expansion of betting shop wins approval

Plans to extend a betting shop in Layton have been approved.

News 2
The South: Dave Hemingway

Dave’s Heading South

With hits like Song For Whoever, A Little Time, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, and the controversial Don’t Marry Her, Beautiful South was almost ever-present in the charts from 1989 to 2003.

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