Man charged over Red Bank Road bookmaker robbery

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers in Blackpool.
Controversial American preacher Franklin Graham speaking at a conference in 2017

Church fury as anti-gay cleric invited to talk

A controversial preacher who has spoken out against gay rights and Islam has been invited to speak in Blackpool.

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Man ‘put life at risk’ to swan dive into water off sea wall

A man who put his life at risk by continuing to swan dive in the water from the sea wall, despite being urged not to, has been described as ‘foolhardy’.

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Dan and Vycki Nicholson at the Fylde Coast Ice Arena

Ice rink to close as new plans revealed

A Blackpool ice rink has closed - blaming the decision on major problems with its refrigeration plant.

Bispham High is being demolished

Change of use bid for demolished school site

New homes and shops could be built on former school playing fields following an application to change their use.

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This image of police at the BetFred store in Red Bank Road was submitted to The Gazette

Staff threatened with 'iron bar' in bookmaker raid

Staff at a Blackpool bookmaker were threatened by an armed raider who made off with £1,000 in cash.
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Bus services were temporarily stopped while emergency services dealt with the accident.

Woman injured in two-car smash in North Shore

A major road in North Shore was temporarily closed following a two car crash, say police.
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Ivy Leonard celebrates her 107th birthday at Glen Tanar, Blackpool, with staff

‘Little but mighty’ Ivy still has it at age of 107

A centenarian with ‘the heart of a lion’ has celebrated her 107th birthday.

Bispham Endowed Primary School (Pic: Google)

Parents fined by Bispham school for pupil absences

Bispham Endowed Primary School, in Bispham, said 53 school days were missed because of absences last term.

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Bispham Endowed Primary pupils take part in National Pay It Forward Day which promotes kindness and good deeds.  From left,  Jasmine Robinson, Freya Austin and Harriet Webster, all aged 11

Bispham pupils’ random acts of kindness for others

Youngsters at Bispham Endowed Primary School have been given a valuable life lesson – on how to be kind to others.

The lorry has hit barriers (Pic: Andy Caddick)

UPDATE: Bispham Road reopen after being 'blocked' by lorry hitting barrier

A lorry hit a barrier in Bispham Road, Bispham, leaving the road blocked earlier this afternoon.
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Police have stepped up patrols following an increase in nuisance rubbish fires in Bispham

Police warning over increase in waste fires in Bispham

Police in Bispham have stepped up patrols following an increase in the number of nuisance rubbish fires being reported.

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The two girls climbed down the steps before one slipped into the water, the Coastguard service in Fleetwood said.

Lad praised for saving two youngsters from the sea in Bispham

A young boy threw a life ring into the water off Bispham to save his two friends.

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Girls aged 11 and 12 rescued after falling in sea

Two young girls were pulled from the sea near Bispham after one of them jumped in to save her struggling pal.


Simon eyes iTunes release for Brian House hospice charity single

A Lytham business owner has decided to branch out from his day job to record a charity single for Brian House.

Top Tots winner Isabelle-Sofia Pritchard with dad Daniel Pritchard and Megan Valentine-Lynden from Thingamajigz

Isabelle-Sofia is our Top Tot!

Congratulations to Isabelle-Sofia Pritchard who is the winner of our Top Tots 2017 children’s photographic competition, sponsored by Thingamajigz children’s indoor play centre in Poulton.

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Corporal Luke stars as Army take inter-services crown

An amateur footballer from Bispham helped the British Army secure the bragging rights in an annual battle of the services.

Trinity Hospice in Bispham

Hospice boss ‘disappointed’ over decision to freeze funding

The boss at Brian House Children’s Hospice in Bispham said he is ‘disappointed’ funding from the government has not increased.

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White Carr Lane                                                                                Image:Google

MP vows to continue rat run speed battle

An MP has vowed to continue his fight to cut the speed limit on a notorious rat run road.

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Members of Blackpool's Step to Health programme at Moor Park

Walkers tidy up park while getting fitter

Feeling fitter while picking up litter – that was the aim of walkers in Blackpool’s Moor Park.

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