Blackpool FC legend Jimmy Armfield dies after cancer battle

Blackpool Football Club’s most famous son Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82 following a long battle with cancer.
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Lifeboats launched for first time at around 9.30pm on Sunday followingreports of a person possibly in the sea between Central and North Pier.

Two search and rescue operations launched over 'concerns for safety'

Two search and rescue operations were launched overnight after police received concerns for safety on the Fylde Coast, says the coastguard.
The junction of Progress Way and Midgeland Road, Blackpool

South Shore roadworks set to run for five weeks

Motorists in South Shore look set to face further traffic disruption.

Ma Kelly's Showboat

Ma Kelly’s extension could be approved despite noise complaints

A Blackpool cabaret bar looks set to get planning permission to extend its premises despite complaints about noise.

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'Arrest made' over petrol attack

Police investigating a fire attack on a woman doused with petrol in Vietnam have reportedly made an arrest.
Karen Plant, Royal Bank of Scotland and Robert Wynne, Owner of 1887 The Brew Room

New Blackpool micro-brewery creates 16 jobs

A six-figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland has supported businessman and former Blackpool Mayor Robert Wynne, to open his £350,000 pub and micro-brewery in one of the town’s best known buildings.

Come Dine with Me

Come Dine With Me needs Preston & Blackpool contestants

Come Dine with Me is looking for folk from Preston and Blackpool for its new series.
Casualties cut from car after Blackpool crash

Casualties cut from car after Blackpool crash

Several people were injured in a three-car crash in Blackpool.

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Busy Bees Nursery is closing down after 30 years in Blackpool due to a change in the way government grants are given out for free nursery places

Blackpool nursery ‘devastated’ to be closing

The shock closure of a Blackpool nursery after almost 30 years has left staff ‘devastated’.

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Blackpool nursery 'devastated' to be closing

The shock closure of a Blackpool nursery after almost 30 years has left staff ‘devastated’.

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Concerns over rehab centre on Prom addressed

A round-the-clock drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Blackpool has improved since last been visited by watchdog inspectors, documents showed.

Dan Whiston and Cheryl Baker

Blackpool’s Dancing On Ice star Dan Whiston and Cheryl Baker skates on

Blackpool’s Dancing On Ice star Dan Whiston has thanked fans for their support keeping him and celebrity partner Cheryl Baker in the competition.
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Parkinsons Outfitters, 1973

Barry Band: Memories of Blackpool shop work in the 50s and 60s

Last week’s piece about Blackpool’s Church Street in the 1950s and 60s started a conversation about the junior shop assistants who kept our shopping streets looking smart.


New play area proves a winner at Blackpool primary school

Things have got a lot more interesting for the youngest pupils at Devonshire Academy.

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Mouldy kitchen dripped with grease at filthy Blackpool Chinese takeaway

The owner of a filthy Chinese takeaway received a suspended prison sentence after a court heard his premises were filthy with the kitchen covered in grease and mould.

Pianist Jong-Gyung Park, who is coming to Blackpool

Rare chance to hear pianist Jong-Gyung Park at Blackpool Sixth Form College

The North Fylde Music Circle makes its return for 2018 with a showcase from pianist Jong-Gyung Park later this month.

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Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash in a scene from the classic film Quadrophenia

Double trouble for former EastEnders star Phil Daniels at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool in the spring.
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Blackpool: From the courts 19-01-18

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

The incident happened on Avenue Road

Toaster sparks emergency in Normoss

A toaster sparked a fire in the kitchen of a family home in Normoss, say fire services.
Former Blackpool tram driver John Nicholls, known as Jack (left) in the 70s.

Farewell to Blackpool tram driver and war hero Jack

A former Blackpool tram driver who was one of the Fylde coast’s last surviving Dunkirk veterans has died.

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