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.

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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
American singer-songwriter Beth Hart

Blues star to headline at Opera House

American singer-songwriter Beth Hart has announced a UK tour and comes to Blackpool in the spring.
Viva Blackpool

Concert thanks for Abba’s music

Fans of the Seventies superstars Abba will be saying Thank You For The Music at a concert paying tribute to the band later this month.

Lucy Fallon

Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon up for award

Soap actress Lucy Fallon has been nominated for a prestigious Royal Television Society North West Award.

TV and Film
Joe Brown plays at Blackpool Grand Theatre as part of his 70-date tour

Joe shows no sign of wanting to slow

Joe Brown is a one-off, no question about it.

Money For Nothing will be playing Preston Guild Hall later this month

Next best thing to the guitar legends

Dire Straits may not have played together live for a long time, but the next best thing is coming to Preston later this month.

Lowther Pavilion

Chance to enjoy the magic of opera duo

The unique magic of Gilbert and Sullivan is now days away as Marton Operatic kick their annual show into shape.

Theatre and Comedy
Star Trek: Jason Isaacs

Blackpool Tower set for Trek beyond final frontier

Blackpool Tower is set to launch into space thanks to a new Star Trek 3D projection show for Light Pool and the Illuminations.

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