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Ska legend promises to make his moves of old

While Jerry Dammers was the architect of The Specials and late ‘70s 2 Tone movement, bandmates Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers and Lynval Golding played a major role in establishing the guitar sound that brought ‘60s ska into the next decade … and beyond.

Whats on
There are plenty of reasons to be cheerful

BLUE MONDAY: Not feeling blue on the Fylde coast

It is supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

News
Orry, Church Street, Blackpool

Barry Band: Memories of Blackpool’s Church Street in the 50s

It was great to get out of the house after a spell of the awful coughing bug that ruined so many readers’ Christmas.

Nostalgia
Georgina Miller

Blackpool singing star's chance to sing at national singing competition

Blackpool singing star Georgina Miller has made it to the finals of a national singing competition.
News
Last years show attracted around 15,000 visitors

Pigeon show all set to attract thousands to Blackpool

Pigeon fanatics from across the UK will make their way to Blackpool later this month for the annual homing show.

News
A report into social mobility found Blackpool is one of the worst places in England to grow up poor.

REVEALED: How children's future is affected by where in Lancashire you live

Where a child grows up on the Fylde could have a huge impact on their opportunities to get ahead in life, a report has found.

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The latest map

FLU HOTSPOTS REVEALED: Map shows areas in the Fylde coast worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A potentially deadly strain of flu has spread to Blackpool and the Fylde coast, according to data used by health experts.
Health
Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 02-01-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Crime
Blackpool and Fylde Coast review of the year: September to December

Blackpool and Fylde Coast review of the year: September to December

News and events that made the headlines in 2017.

News
Blackpool and Fylde coast review of the year: May to August

Blackpool and Fylde coast review of the year: May to August

News and events that made the headlines in 2017.

Business
The annual New Year's Day dip

Help get the New Year off to a chilly start

Fundraisers looking to help some good causes will brave the freezing waters of the Irish Sea on New Year’s Day.

News
Ellexia Cooper with her pet lamb

Fleece on Earth for festive baby Ellexia

A toddler who celebrated her first birthday this Christmas received a very special gift.

News
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool woman punched friend in row over dog

A woman lost her temper with a friend she had known for many years when her dog was let out.

Crime
Review of the year: January to April

Blackpool and Fylde Coast review of the year: January to April

The people and events making the news in 2017

Health
When does the Next Boxing Day sale begin?

Next announces its famous Boxing Day sale will start EARLY... on Christmas Eve

The Boxing Day sales are a huge part of Christmas and Next is a huge part of that.
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Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 15-12-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Crime
Emergency services were called to reports of a person in the sea by Blackpool's North Pier

North Pier death: Man pulled from sea in Blackpool named

Tributes have been paid online after a man's body was pulled from the sea at North Pier in Blackpool.

News
Millie Hansford as Alice Fitzwarren

Comic capers make for golden debut at Pavilion

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

Theatre and Comedy 1
The cast of Dick Whittington at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

REVIEW: Dick Whittington, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

Theatre and Comedy
A new staging of Guys And Dolls

REVIEW: Guys And Dolls, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Like the illegal dice games that drive the story along in Guys and Dolls, you win some and you lose some in this unique production.

Theatre and Comedy
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