Events and Awards

Events and Awards

Jay Spearing gearing up for even better Blackpool season

Blackpool midfielder Jay Spearing insists the Seasiders won’t be resting on their laurels this season and will be aiming to improve on last season’s impressive finish.

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Pic posed by model

Pregnant women who smoke to get vouchers if they quit

Pregnant women could be offered shopping vouchers and other incentives to give up smoking.

Was council leader’s IRA jibe a ‘light-hearted’ play on words or ‘insulting’?

Was council leader’s IRA jibe a ‘light-hearted’ play on words or ‘insulting’?

A row has broken out after Blackpool’s council leader referred to a new group of independent councillors as the ‘IRA’.

Shaun O'Meara with the Loyal to Fylde card

Loyalty scheme to boost Fylde traders

A new loyalty card designed to boost business at Fylde shops and restaurants has been welcomed by traders.

Success - the winning pictures in Create Longridge 2018.'Wayne Hayhurst (Raymond James Investment Services) and Peace Townsend (Hoppy Days)  with first prize winner Adam Ralston (third from left) and Andrew Farmer (right) who came second.  Peace  is holding the painting by John McCloskey who won third place.

Create Longridge puts town in the picture

What a picture! Visitors to Longridge had the opportunity to say that 66 times over as they viewed the work of the artists competing for a coveted prize in the annual Create Longridge event.

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Mark Menzies, centre, with Gavin Williamson, to his right, at Farnborough for the announcement of the 2bn for future aircraft development

Fylde delight at £2bn for future aircraft project

Hopes are flying high among Fylde aircraft makers after the Government announced a multi-billion pound investment to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon – with BAE Systems at the forefront.

Talbot Road, will remain closed between the promenade and Abingdon Street until August 31 - and the junction with Abingdon Street will be closed from July 18 until August 22

More road closures in Blackpool town centre announced as work continues

The latest road closures in Blackpool town centre have been confirmed as an ambitious multi-million pound project to transform the town continues.

Coasguard were called out to the scene,

Coastguard called out to rescue man in Blackpool sea

A man was rescued after getting into trouble at sea in Blackpool.

Fleetwood take a single in their T20 semi-final against Fulwood and Broughton

Fylde coast cricket review: St Annes can't stop champions, Fleetwood beaten in T20 final

St Annes topped 200 at home to Netherfield but still couldn’t test the Northern Premier League leaders, who cruised to an eight-wicket win with a double-century stand.

Poulton sees one of biggest UK house price falls

Poulton is named in a new survey as one of the 10  towns in the UK which has seen the biggest fall in property prices since January.


Businesses offered low carbon initiative

A New initiative to help Fylde firms save money on energy and reducing their carbon footprint is being launched tomorrow.

The EVAs finals in 2017

Fylde coast's women vie for business awards

The Fylde coast has an impressive 34 nominations for the top titles in an annual awards which highlight women in business.

Nazi memorabilia in the bedroom of teenager Jack Coulson. Photo credit: North East CTU/PA Wire

Teenager convicted of making pipe bomb admits new terror offence

A teenager who already has a conviction for making a pipe bomb which was found in his Nazi memorabilia-filled bedroom has admitted a terror offence.

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of (left to right) Merse Dikanda, Jonathan Okigbo, and George Koh at The Old Bailey, London where they are on trial accused of the murder of 25-year-old Harry Uzoka from west London. Photo credit: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

Male model stabbed more successful rival to death in row over girl, court told

A well-known male fashion model was knifed to death by a less successful rival in a row over a girl, a court has heard.

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Fleetwood Town boss happy to be back on home soil after successful Hungary tour

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton is looking forward to some home comforts after a successful week in Hungary.

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Paul Stewart receives the cheque on behalf of SAVE from BST committee members Pauline ORourke (left) and Christine Seddon

Blackpool hero Paul Stewart grateful for grand generosity

Former Seasiders hero Paul Stewart says the money raised from his event in Blackpool will do much to help protect children in sport.

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The Scout Car Races took place in Middleston, Manchester,

Scouting Snapshots

With the British Formula One Grand Prix Final practice session taking place at Silverstone last Saturday, it was then very appropriate that The Scout Car Races took place in Middleston, Manchester, with top class young drivers showing off their talents.

Starmaker's Got Talent at Blackpool Viva.

Starmaker’s Got Talent returns

Viva Blackpool played host to the stars of tomorrow as Starmaker’s Got Talent returned in its annual talent show.

Massive Wagons will play a secret gig in Preston

Rock band Massive Wagons talk about that mural in Lancaster and find out how you can get tickets for their secret gig in Preston

If you've been to Lancaster recently you may be wondering what that big mural is all about that has mysteriously appeared on the one-way system through the city?

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United Utilities announce hosepipe ban from Sunday

Millions of people are facing a hosepipe ban, water company United Utilities has announced.
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