Match report: AFC Blackpool 2 Stockport Town 1

AFC Blackpool made it nine points in seven days with a 2-1 victory over Stockport Town to enter the play-off places in the North West Counties League First Division.

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Dean Ing (number eight) heads for goal 	  Picture: Albert Cooper

Match report: Barnoldswick Town 5 Squires Gate 0

Squires Gate’s seven-game unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday as Andy Clarkson’s men were beaten 5-0 at Barnoldswick Town.

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Debbie and Giovanni faced the dance off

Blackpool ballroom puts the soul into Strictly as latest celebrity leaves the show

Paralympic gold medalist Jonnie Peacock's race to the Strictly Come Dancing final has come to a halt, under the shimmering lights of Blackpool Tower.
Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse at the Tower Ballroom

Strictly comes home to let Blackpool entertain you!

If ever there could ever have been any doubt about Blackpool's place at the heart of Strictly Come Dancing - this year's opening number sent a clear message.
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A Piper PA-28 plane at Blackpool Airport, similar to the model which crashed in Barton. Photo: Alec Wilson

Man arrested after plane crash lucky escape

Police have arrested a man near Blackpool following a plane crash in September.

Danny Rowe heads home his second goal as AFC Fylde defeat Torquay United     Picture: Steve McLellan

Match report: AFC Fylde 2 Torquay United 0

Striker Danny Rowe took himself top of the National League charts with both goals as AFC Fylde poured more misery on basement club Torquay United.

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Many schools are breaking up later this year

When do schools in Blackpool break-up for Christmas in 2017

We're all starting to prepare for Christmas and as the wrapping paper flies, it's sometimes easy to forget exactly when the school holidays start and end.
Bowyer celebrates at the full-time whistle

Peterborough 0-1 Blackpool: Five things we learned

Blackpool FC writer Matt Scrafton takes a look at the key talking points from the Seasiders' morale-boosting win at Peterborough.

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McCann was left frustrated with his side's performance

Peterborough boss left 'fuming' after defeat to Blackpool

Peterborough United boss Grant McCann said his side's 1-0 defeat at the hands of Blackpool left him "furious".
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Mollie King and AJ Pritchard danced to Wings by Little Mix

Stars come out as Strictly comes dancing into Blackpool

Blackpool was firmly in the spotlight as hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing was broadcast to millions of home live from the Tower Ballroom.
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The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to Blackpool bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.

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Fleetwood Town's manager Uwe Rosler with assistant head coach Rob Kelly

MATCH REPORT: Fleetwood 0 Doncaster 0

Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns thwarted his home-town club Doncaster as his vital saves secured a point against Doncaster Rovers.

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Details for this year's Layton Christmas lights switch-on have been revealed

Details announced for Christmas lights switch-on celebration

Plans for the 2017 Christmas lights switch-on festivities in Layton have been finalised.

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Vassell marked his return from injury with a goal

MATCH REPORT: Peterborough 0-1 Blackpool

Kyle Vassell marked his return from injury with a match-winning goal as Blackpool got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory against Peterborough.

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Revoe Primary School's headteacher Dayle Harrison

'Serious' fire alarm fault fixed as Blackpool school set to reopen

Bosses at a Blackpool school say it will re-open on Monday after a 'serious technical failure' forced it to close on Thursday and Friday.

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Kyle Vassell returns from injury

LINE UPS: Vassell returns from injury for Blackpool

Kyle Vassell has returned from injury to take his spot in today's Blackpool team for the game away at Peterborough United.
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Driver freed after crash in Cleveleys

Driver freed after crash in Cleveleys

A driver had to be freed by firefighters after a smash in Cleveleys.

AFC Fylde loan signing Andy Mangan

No place like home for Coasters’ loanee

Striker Andy Mangan admits his loan move to the Coasters feels like ‘coming home’.

AFC Fylde
Dolly Menga made an instant impression with Blackpool

Bowyer explains Seasiders’ window shopping

Gary Bowyer says the signings of free agents Jay Spearing and Dolly Menga has helped bolster his depleted Blackpool squad.

Blackpool FC
One of the raiders stands on the street as lookout, while the other prepares to hit the salon's glass front door with what looks like a hockey stick (Picture: Ethan Hull Salon/Facebook)

Salon set to quit Blackpool town centre, saying it’s now too ‘scary’ for customers

A salon targeted in a smash-and-grab raid is to quit Blackpool town centre after 12 years, claiming it is now too “scary” for female customers.

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