Man stabbed on Layton street

A man has been hospitalised after being stabbed in Layton.

Brayden and Libby Camm with consultant cardiologist Andrew Duncan.

Youngsters’ brave feat in memory of step-dad Nick, 39

Two youngsters have raised £1,200 for Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s in-house charity in memory of their step-dad.

Layton house fire tackled by dozens of firefighters

Layton house fire tackled by dozens of firefighters

Four fire engines and crews - and an aerial ladder platform (ALP) - were called to a house fire in Layton earlier today.

The 1960s tower blocks come down

One year on new homes and hope are rising from the rubble in Layton

It is now a year since the high rise flats at Queens Park were demolished and the Layton area began to be redeveloped. Shelagh Parkinson reports on how the transformation is developing.

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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.

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.

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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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.


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.

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.

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.

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