North Shore

North Shore

UPDATE: Man's public toilet death 'not suspicious', police say

The death of a man inside public toilets on the Promenade is not being treated as suspicious, police said.
Victory Road was closed while firefighters tackled a chimney fire at a house in the street (Pic: Twitter/Blackpool Fire Station)

Resort road closed as firefighters tackle blaze

Victory Road in North Shore was closed while firefighters tackled a chimney blaze at a house in the street earlier this morning.

An elderly woman had her handbag snatched close to the Strand Hotel, on the Promenade at North Shore, police said.
Officers have now released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the theft, which left the 80-year-old without bank cards, cash, and glasses.

CCTV appeal after thug snatches OAP’s handbag on the Prom

An elderly woman had her handbag snatched close to the Strand Hotel, on the Promenade at North Shore, police said.

Investigators at the scene of the fire

No arrests as flats arson investigation continues

Specialist investigators continue to examine the damage inside a block of fire-hit flats today – as it was warned the blaze could easily have cost lives.

The junction of Dickson Road and Cocker Street (Pic: Google)

Resort road blocked after crash between lorry and car

A busy North Shore road was blocked shortly before this morning’s rush hour after a crash.

All branding has been removed from the hotel in Dickson Road

Name game goes on at Blackpool's controversial 'Viagra' Hotel'

The owner of Blackpool’s most controversial hotel has been forced to rethink a controversial rebrand following a threat of legal action.
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Paul Parton - Blackpool RNLI

Lifeboat called out as woman seen in sea

Blackpool Lifeboat was alerted after a woman was seen in the sea near North Pier in the early hours of this morning.

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Crossley's Bridge, pictured on Friday, March 31, 2017

Council gives Crossley’s Bridge update as work enters final week

Work on Crossley’s Bridge is on track and the major route is set to partially re-open next Friday, the council said.

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

Children who saw young mum’s body supported as tributes pour in

Children who found the body of a young mum hanged in a park are being supported by their respective schools.

Chris Lickiss (left), and his successor Stephen Cooke

Head to step aside to concentrate on opening new school

The headteacher at Unity Academy in North Shore is to step aside from Saturday to help open the new Armfield Academy, he has announced.

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Marilyn Taylor was injured after being hit by a cyclist as she walked along Blackpool seafront

‘He could have at least told me he was sorry’

Pedestrian Marilyn Taylor has warned walkers to watch out for cyclists in shared space schemes after being flattened by a mystery man on a bike.

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(L-R) Amanda Mitchell, Ellen Whitely and Irene James outside the Tyldesley Conservative Club in Blackpool

Social club pays out £35k in ‘sexism’ row with three female members

A Conservative social club was forced to pay out £35,000 after three female members were branded ‘witches’ during alleged sexist abuse.

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Neil Marshall

Viagra Hotel boss doesn't fear ASBO

A hotelier who sparked controversy when he changed the name of his hotel is squaring up for a fight with Blackpool Council.

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Laylah Scarlett De Cruz

Pair jailed over Dubai property con

A mother and daughter have been jailed after the mother assumed the identity of a dead landlady to make more than £1m in a property fraud.

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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.
Police seized a Mercedes in Blackpool

Car seized after driver tests positive for drugs

A motorist had his car seized by police after failing a roadside drugs test.

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Some of the money stolen had been donated to the Sense charity.

Charity cash thief jailed after throwing away second chance

A thief with a history of stealing money collected for charities has been jailed.
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Holy Family Catholic Primary School (Pic: Google)

Blackpool primary school is rated ‘good’ by inspectors

Holy Family Catholic Primary School, in Seacrest Avenue, North Shore, has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

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The Claremont community and environment group

Proud North Shore community clean up local area

Residents and councillors in a North Shore community have been cleaning up their local area.

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Residents gathering ahead of the first meeting of the South Shore Community Partnership

Forum brings community together

A scheme to give Blackpool residents a stronger voice is set to expand.

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