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Silence deafening over future of Blackpool hotel

The Hilton Hotel on the Promenade in North Shore will ‘cease to operate’ next week – but bosses have remained tight-lipped on who will be taking over.

Business
King Scar in the Wyre estuary

Closing in on Lancashire’s Roman legend

In the second of a two-part series, local historian Gordon Heald examines the clues as he attempts to unravel the mystery of just where on the Lancashire coast the semi-mythical Roman port known as Portus Setantiorum was located.

Nostalgia
A Cessna mid-air. Barry flew aboard one in British Columbia.

Barry Band: Happy holidays, but some fearful flights!

After two television episodes of Flights From Hell, 99.9 per cent of us will be thanking our lucky stars.

News
Bronte Barbe stars as Carole King in Beautiful

REVIEW: Beautiful - The Carole King Story, Opera House, Blackpool

With stunning sets and hits from the Sixties, Beautiful - The Carole King musical took its audience on a nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane.
Theatre and Comedy
Clive Garrad was jailed for two years

Man who molested young girl jailed despite protesting innocence

A 57-year-old man who twice molested a young schoolgirl showed "no remorse", a court has heard.

News
Rod and Emu inspect the poster for Emu In Pantoland at Blackpool's Grand Theatre in 1981

Barry Band: A bird in the hand – my close escape from emu

From time to time in TV compilations we see the dreaded Emu attacking the doyen of interviewers, Michael Parkinson.

Nostalgia
The pier in her new livery

Enjoying a grand old time at Blackpool’s pier

Blackpool’s pier heritage was celebrated with a fun day for all the family.

News
Robert Fitzpatrick

Blackpool man who left fiancee blind in one eye has jail term cut

A violent thug who left his fiancée blind in one eye has had his jail term slashed on appeal – sparking concerns courts are being too lenient on domestic abusers.

Crime
Former Fylde Council leader David Eaves

Funeral of former Fylde Council leader David Eaves to take place next week

The funeral of former Fylde Council leader David Eaves will take place next Monday at the White Church, Fairhaven.

Politics
Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn

Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn denies role in broke charity deal

The leader of Blackpool council has hit back at his political opposite number over the investigation into charity Jobs, Friends and Houses.

Environment
Emily Shilton

Walk to help Emily take a step forward

Staff from Bispham Endowed school enlisted the help of all their puppy power to raise money to help a disabled pupil walk.

News
Bob Dobson

Barry Band: How a young Blackpool policeman wrote his place in history

The young police constable posted to the Fylde Coast in the 1960s was soon conducting investigations on his own account.

News
Territory of the Setantii tribe of pre-Roman Brits on the Lancashire coast

In search of the lost Roman harbour in Lancashire

In the second century AD, Claudius Ptolemaeus, mathematician and astronomer of Alexandria, known to history as Ptolemy, produced maps of the entire known world, including the British Isles, accompanied by a list of the latitude and longitude of every place of importance.

News
The cast of Top Hat in rehearsal

REVIEW: Top Hat, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Top Hat will be forever Fred and Ginger’s show and this stylish performance by St Annes Musical Productions does them proud.

Theatre and Comedy
This year's the line-up sees Kendall Rae-Knight fromNewton, near Kirkham, joincontestants as they battle to be crowned the winning couple in the competition.

Love Island launch episode - with Blackpool beauty queen Kendall Rae Knight - smashes viewing record

The launch episode for the new series of Love Island, featuring local beauty queen Kendall Rae-Knight, scored ITV2 its biggest overnight viewing figures since records began, ITV has said.
Whats on

Temporary traffic lights installed as major work starts on Devonshire Road railway bridge

Temporary traffic lights were installed near to the railway bridge in Devonshire Road, North Shore, yesterday.
Transport
England's Marcus Rashford scores his side's second goal of the game against Slovakia, the most important result of England's campaign. They fell behind but goals from Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford got the win (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Employers told to allow staff time off to watch England at the World Cup

Firms are being urged to accommodate requests from staff to watch their team play in the football World Cup.

News

Can you help find these Fylde coast fugitives?

Here’s the second instalment of our new series, Crime Files. These 10 individuals are wanted by police for a range of offences - do you know them?

Crime
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 01-06-18

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