Schoolkids serve up big helping of festive spirit

Youngsters from Layton Primary School have donated a huge pile of free food to resort homeless charity Streetlife – as well as a healthy dose of the festive spirit.

Jaymelea Hurren, pictured with son Christopher Hurren-ONeill, was 17 when her dad, Chris Folkes, was murdered

Blackpool mum vows she will fight after killer’s appeal

A young mum whose dad was brutally murdered when she was just 17 has today told of her heartbreak to learn his killer’s prison sentence had been slashed.

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FOOD REVIEW: Go Greek, Layton

Sadly, an all-inclusive Mediterranean family holiday to the Greek island of Crete doesn’t always guarantee you a plentiful buffet of traditional cuisine, or in our case, any Greek cuisine.

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Westcliffe Drive partially blocked after crash

Westcliffe Drive in Layton is partially blocked following a crash.

Knitted poppies at the war memorial in Layton Cemetery.  Pictured is Nigel Robinson-Wright.

Fylde Coast pays tribute to the fallen

Hundreds gathered across the Fylde coast to mark Armistice Day.

Layton Juniors FC's football pitch has been damaged by horses galloping over the grass. Picture by Amanda Borrino.

Pitches blighted by horse hoof marks

Members of a Blackpool football club have spoken of their ‘disappointment’ after their playing fields were blighted by eight-inch deep horse hoof prints.

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Blackpool's bus services will change

Layton to lose buses for bridge closure

Layton is set to lose its Service 9 bus route for five months due to roadworks.

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Fire crews tackle bedroom blaze

Fire crews tackle bedroom blaze

Two fire engines from Blackpool attended a fire in a bedroom at a house on Carleton Avenue, Layton.

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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.

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David Hughes

Judge blasts gas meter rebel: ‘You are just being awkward’

A British Gas rebel who has racked up bills of £10,000 was described by a judge as “just being awkward” after he lost a 10-year meter row battle.

Toyah Willcox

Punk princess plays Layton

Toyah Willcox will visit the Layton on Saturday night as part of her Proud, Loud and Electric tour.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Binge drinker damaged tag on clothing

A man who drank three to four large bottles of cider a day was found in a town centre shop with a knife.

Warning over spate of thefts

Warning over spate of thefts

Police have issued a warning to residents following a spate of burglaries in Layton.

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Artists impression of the new Layton Rec works

Revamped Layton Rec plans to go on show at Devonshire Primary School

A vision for the future of a popular playground has been unveiled.

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Blackpool Magistrates

Drunk man took friend’s money

A man stole money and property from a friend in a manner a judge described as ‘degrading’.


Woman held after car flips close to park

A woman has been arrested following a dawn car crash.

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Drink drive dad had daughter in his car

A dad had his eight-year-old daughter in the car when he drove while over the alcohol limit.

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Handbag theft at Cliffs hotel

A teenager stole a handbag belonging to a woman as she had breakfast at a Blackpool hotel.

The cleaning up process is underway after the tower blocks at the former Queens Park flats, Layton, were demolished

Layton flats demo a ‘success’ ahead of work to build 99 new homes

Work to build 99 new homes on the site of Layton’s three last tower blocks will begin in a ‘matter of weeks’, The Gazette can reveal.

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VIDEO: Reaction to the demolition of Layton flats Blackpool

Scores of spectators gathered to watch the demolition of the iconic Layton flats in Blackpool today.

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