Golf driver ‘flees scene’ after crash on Progress Way

A red Volkswagen Golf made off from the scene of an accident which saw another car smash into a lamp-post on a Blackpool dual carriageway, police said.


VIDEO: End 'almost in sight' at Blackpool's new £25m police station

Blackpool’s new multi-million pound police station is on track – with the end almost in sight, contractors said today.
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A megafarm has 2,000 or more pigs

Intensive farming ­­­– an issue to stir emotions

Intensive farming - it’s an issue which can stir emotions and prompt distinctly polarised views.

Marton mum Anita Cottam once struggled to keep fit. She now works as a fitness instructor and has found success as a bodybuilder

Mum: ‘Bodybuilding changed my life’

A Marton mum who turned her life around after taking up bodybuilding now hopes to inspire other women to get involved in sports.

Cropper Road

Is this Blackpool’s worst road?

One of the worst roads in Blackpool will be fixed by the end of the year, highways bosses hope.

Mrs Crawley died after being run over by her own car last month

Farewell to ‘lovely lady’ killed in freak resort accident involving her own car

The family of a pensioner who died in a freak accident have gathered to say their farewells.

An aerial view of Marton Mere Caravan Park

Project update - expansion of Blackpool holiday village gets go ahead

Planning permission has been granted for an additional 31 caravans at Marton Mere Holiday Village.

Marton Burial Ground on Preston New Road

Tears over state of dad’s grave

A woman whose dad died when she was just a little girl was heartbroken when she couldn’t lay a Fathers Day 
bouquet on his grave - 
because the cemetery was so overgrown.

United Utilities, which is building a pumping station on land off Midgeland Road, also wants to install drainage basins

Moss drainage plans back on the table

Proposals to install new drainage measures on land at Marton Moss are due back before council planners.

Amy Tomlinson, aged 10 and Ellie Dillon, aged 11.

Pupils fall in love with opera magic of The Sorcerer

Pupils at a Blackpool primary school stole the limelight from amateur theatre aces when members of Marton Operatic Society called in to present a masterclass.

Former Booths site on Highfield Road

Project update; Final check out as former supermarket is demolished

The former Booths store on Highfield Road, South Shore, is being demolished to make way for a housing development.

Marton Windmill open day.

Mills across Fylde coast open doors for National Windmill Weekend

The doors were opened at Little Marton Windmill as the 179-year-old building celebrated National Mills Weekend.

St Nicholas Primary school has closed after water supplies were cut

School 'evacuated' as water supplies cut off

A Blackpool school has been 'evacuated' after water supplies were severed
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UPDATED: Dogs treated after Marton house fire

Two dogs had to be given oxygen after a house fire in Marton earlier.
People who live near St Nicholas's School are complaining about traffic chaos when parents come to pick up their children.
Cars parked down Sandy Lane.

School parking is making road ‘dangerous’

Residents claim parents collecting their children from school are bringing daily traffic chaos to their once quiet community.

Police have issued a warning over doorstep callers

Police issue warning over rogue doorstep callers

Police in Blackpool have issued a warning over door-to-door salesmen using pressure tactics to flog poor quality knives
Kensington Developments is building houses on land off Moss House Road in Marton

MP calls for new affordable homes agreement

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has called for a new agreement to be worked out in relation to community payments due to be made for a large new housing development in the town.

Grant will open church up to the community

Grant will open church up to the community

A Blackpool church is to receive a windfall grant to help pay for an extension to the front of the building.

Demoltion of the Co-op club, Preston New Road, Blackpool.

This week’s Project Update focuses on the demolition of a landmark club

The former Co-op Sports and Social Club on Preston New Road in Marton is being bulldozed to make way for houses.

Gary Sheridan has been jailed for six years and three months

Girl’s ticklist snares child abuse pervert

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl was caught out when her horrified mum found a ticklist of the child’s past sexual history, with ages and ticks next to them.

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