Man with sword in Blackpool sparks online panic

A man was seen walking towards Blackpool town centre with a sword – sparking panic amongst residents on Facebook.

St Mary's Catholic Academy has been named one of 11 new research schools by the Government

New 'research school' gets £200k Government cash boost

A Blackpool school has been singled out by the Government for a £200,000 boost.
Police on the scene as a large group of bikers bring Devonshire Road in Blackpool to a halt.

Police confirm one arrest in biker incident

Police have confirmed one arrest was made after a large group of bikers caused disruption on one of Blackpool’s busiest stretches of road.

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Layton Cemetery

Cat thrown to death at jaws of bull terriers

A manhunt is under way to catch three thugs seen throwing a cat to its death at the mouths of two raging dogs.

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Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 23-06-17

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

Judge criticises gas rebel after 10-year meter rumpus

A sharp eyed judge told how he rumbled a couple who claimed they were victims of disability discrimination.

Headteacher, Simon Eccles shares St Mary's pleasing OFSTED report with (from left to right) Adam Al-Sharifi,Head Boy; Kumiko Goddard, Head Girl; Madison Ruocco, Deputy Head Girl;  and Jacob McPhilimy -Lovelock, Deputy Head Boy."

School targets top rating after Ofsted praise

Blackpool’s best performing secondary school is setting its sights on top billing after yet again being praised by education watchdogs.

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Car smashes into wall outside KFC in Layton

A car hit a wall close to KFC in Devonshire Road, Layton, this morning.

Pig nicknamed ‘Cookie’ found lost on Layton street

Pig nicknamed ‘Cookie’ found lost on Layton street

Police have appealed for the owner of a spotted piglet to come forward after the animal was spotted wandering on a Layton street.

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A 23-year-old man from Blackpool was arrested after this silver Honda moped was pulled over in Layton

Cocaine arrest in Layton after traffic stop

A moped rider was arrested after being pulled over for speeding in Layton – and allegedly found with a bag containing cocaine, police said.

Layton Library (Pic: Google)

Library to close while work is carried out

Layton Library, in Talbot Road, will shut over Easter, the council announced.
Missing Kyle Sedgwick, 15

Police 'very concerned' for 15-year-old missing since Saturday

A 15-year-old boy has not been seen since the weekend, sparking an urgent police appeal to find him.
Crossley's Bridge, pictured on Friday, March 31, 2017

Layton to get its bus service back

The number nine bus will return to Layton ‘as soon as Crossley’s Bridge reopens’, Blackpool Transport said.

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The young mum was found in Boundary Park, police said (Pic: Google)

Teenage girl found hanged at park

The body of a young girl has been found in a Blackpool park, police have confirmed.

Michelle Ramsey in a photo taken by local photographer Jay Clapp

How to look good naked, in pictures

A Blackpool photographer is using his skills to try to help women have a better self-image.

Staff and pupils at Layton Primary School are celebrating after being praised by the government

Pupils jump for joy as school is named in elite

A Blackpool primary school has been congratulated after coming in the top three per cent nationally for pupils’ progress.

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The aftermath of the crash in Mansfield Road

Lamp post and wall demolished in car chase drama

A driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving whilst unfit through drugs and driving without insurance or a licence following a car chase in Blackpool.
Mansfield Road in Layton (Pic: Google)

Man bailed after late night crash

A 35-year-old man arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, drink driving, and dangerous driving, has been bailed until March 27.

Mansfield Road in Layton (Pic: Google)

Man arrested after late night car crash

A Layton road was closed by police after a car lost control on a bend and smashed into a lamppost and garden wall.

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