Machete found in police crackdown on Blackpool properties

A tenant who made his neighbours’ lives a misery has been evicted after police found weapons including a machete and a baseball bat in his flat.

Steven Croft and Dan Whiston with youngsters at Brian House

Treats galore in hospice week

The youngsters at Brian House had some very special visitors to mark Children’s Hospice Week.

Jack Sowerby of Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood midfielder Sowerby rewarded with fresh three year deal

Fleetwood midfielder Jack Sowerby underwent a renaissance in John Sheridan’s short reign and he has been rewarded for that form with a fresh three year deal.

Fleetwood Town FC

Icon proof that Blackpool is the ‘Mecca’ for rollercoaster enthusiasts

Rollercoaster enthusiasts have hailed the birth of an Icon, as Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new ride opens to the public for the first time today.

Maya Hawke is supporting this year's outdoor theatre programme at Lytham Hall

Delight at global star’s Hall support

News that Maya Hawke, who starred as the feisty Jo March in the recent BBC TV version of Louisa Alcott’s Little Women, is backing the Lytham open air theatre season has met with a warm response.

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Ben Lester's Waffle invention

Cricketer’s live streaming of Fylde coast matches proves a hit with clubs

An entrepreneur with a passion for village cricket is bringing the joy of grassroots action to a small screen near you.

Councillor Kath Benson

Cuts will hit deaf children in Blackpool

Deaf children in Blackpool are in danger of falling behind at school due to council cuts of vital services they rely on.

People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of the passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine.

Another step closer to justice for Blackpool's Glenn Thomas

The nephew of a Blackpool man killed when his plane was blown out of the sky said he is “inching closer to justice” following news the missile came from a Russia-based military unit.

Simon Marx

Men deny murdering Blackpool dad who died in Turkey

The trial of two men accused of killing a Blackpool man has been delayed by a month.

Coun Gillian Campbell,  Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden and Gill Mathison of Create Developments at the Hampton by Hilton hotel

VIP tour of new Blackpool hotel

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden and Blackpool Council Deputy Leader Gillian Campbell have been given a special behind the scenes tour at one of the resort’s newest hotels.

Stuart Robinson of Class Decor, Blackpool

Blackpool decorator painting a brighter future

A Blackpool man has changed his life around and launched his own painting and decorating service Class Decor with the help of Blackpool Council’s Get Started business advice team.

County cricket returns to Blackpool as Lancashire host Warwickshire

LIVE: Lancashire v Warwickshire - Updates from Blackpool Cricket Club

Lancashire face Warwickshire in Blackpool as the club hosts a key Royal London One-Day Cup fixture.
Callum Mann plays the lead role.

'We can't wait to bring Joseph to Lowther stage'

The cast of Sound of Musical Theatre Company are putting the finishing touches to next week’s show - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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Coun Roberts and Coun Stansfield with pupils in the polytunnel

Blackpool pupils learn how to grow their own food

Youngsters are learning about healthy eating from cultivation right through to the kitchen at a Blackpool school.

Drivers are experiencing issues on Amounderness Way

Delays on major Fleetwood road

Drivers are experiencing delays on a major road in Fleetwood, says Highways England.
The site on Highfield Road following demolition of Booths

Project update: Highfield Gardens,Blackpool

Investment transforming former Booths supermarket site

Battaash (second left) is fancied to impress at Haydock

Racing tips: Haydock honours for Baattash?

Battaash can take all the plaudits on a busy Saturday when he makes his eagerly awaited return to action in the Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock.

Horse Racing

Frustrated rail users suffer fifth day of delays and cancellations on Northern network

Frustrated rail users face another day of disruption on Northern services in a week where timetabling changes and strikes caused chaos across the network.
Douglas Costa was on loan at Juventus last season

Gossip: Manchester United target will Costa lot

Friday’s football stories claim United want Bayern Munich winger

Mark Nelson in his Fylde days

Head coach Nelson on secrets of Lancashire's success ahead of Twickenham final

Head coach Mark Nelson has revealed the secret of Lancashire rugby union’s success as his team prepares for what has become an annual exodus to Twickenham for the Bill Beaumont County Championship final.

Rugby union
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