The Gazette £10,000 Community Giveaway 2018

The Gazette is delighted to team up once again with Swallowdale Children’s Trust, who is giving away a £10,000 grant to help young people under the age of 25 across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre!

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Peter Emelone has been dazzling Blackpool with his energetic dancing

Thumbs-up to positive Peter Emelone’s dancing on Blackpool Prom

He certainly captured your imagination!

Here's our round-up of supermarket opening times this Easter.

Blackpool supermarket Easter weekend opening times 2018

Forgotten to pick up Easter eggs for the kids, don’t panic, here are the opening hours of Blackpool’s major supermarkets over the Easter weekend.


REVEALED: The ten WORST GP surgeries in Blackpool according to patients

The lowest rated GP surgeries in Blackpool have been revealed, based on ratings by patients responding to official NHS Choices surveys - how does yours compare?

Is your child a Top Tot?

Is your child a Top Tot?

Our hugely popular children's photographic competition is back and it's absolutely FREE to enter! This is the Fylde coast's premier baby photographic competition and it’s totally free of charge.
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REVEALED: Blackpool’s top 10 ‘romantic restaurants’ for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (Wednesday February 14) we thought we would take a look at which Blackpool restaurants you rank as best for romance.


When is Lytham Festival 2018?

Lytham Festival is now in it's 9th year and has established itself as one of Lancashire’s best music festival.

Happy 50th birthday to former Blackpool FC player Gary Parkinson

Fans and former colleagues have joined forces to wish former Blackpool FC player Gary Parkinson a happy 50th birthday.
Layton Institute

Blackpool landmark club gets special protection

Special powers are being used to protect a Blackpool landmark from the potential threat of demolition.

Festive pharmacy opening times

Festive pharmacy opening times for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

A number of pharmacies across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre are open over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
Here are all this year's bin collection times

When are the 2017 Christmas bin collections in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre?

It's almost that time of year when bins across the region will be overflowing with wrapping paper, cardboard boxes and empty bottles.
Jake, Jennifer and Scott Gallagher as Smee

Prepare to be Hooked at the Opera House Blackpool

This month, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Smee and the Darling family are taking the second star to the right and straight on till Blackpool for the brand new staging of JM Barrie’s literary classic at the Opera House.


Saving lives in the hurricane-hit Caribbean

For most people a trip to the British Virgin Islands would be about relaxing on a paradise beach.
Blackpool magistrates court

Blackpool: From the courts 23-11-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
The Christie Hospital, Manchester

Proton beam therapy coming to The Christie Hospital, Manchester

Proton Beam therapy is a specialist form of radiotherapy that targets cancers very precisely, increasing success rates and reducing side-effects.

Young volunteer working during her gap year

Worst-paid council staff face brunt of wage cuts

The lowest-paid workers at cash-strapped Lancashire County Council look set to bear the brunt of a new three-part savings plan aimed at slashing £12m off its £319m wages bill.

Gearing up for this year's Bonfire Night and fireworks displays

BONFIRE NIGHT 2017: Where to see a fantastic firework display in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Remember, remember the fifth of November.

Coun Hewitt and the flytipping left behind

Flytippers’ blunder at Fleetwood’s nature reserve

Just a week after Fleetwood’s nature reserve was the subject of a public meeting, fly-tippers have struck close to its entrance once again.

Foster and Allen

Folk duo together more than 40 years

Folk’s favourite duo Foster and Allen will be performing at the Lowther Pavilion on October 31.

Theatre and Comedy
A Judgement In Stone

Star has switched from song to stage to find One Love

He might have found fame in band Blue, but Antony Costa has found his ‘One Love’ in acting.

Theatre and Comedy
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