Millionaire Ken Townsley makes pledge to help hospice

Fylde coast philanthropist Ken Townsley has now pledged more than £400,000 to Brian House Children’s Hospice.

Jimmy Armfield

Trinity Hospice’s gratitude as Blackpool FC donate £11,000 in ticket sales against Charlton Athletic in memory of Jimmy Armfield

The boss of Trinity Hospice in Bispham has spoken of his gratitude to Blackpool FC after the club pledged to give almost £11,000 in memory of Jimmy Armfield.

St Annes police station is one of eight across Lancashire to lose its public inquiry desk later this month.

'No change' vow as police station front counters to shut in Bispham and St Annes

Closures to the front counters at some police stations will not change the way officers work to keep communities safe, residents have been told.
Volunteers litter picking for Fylde LoveMyBeach

It’s snow joke, as litter-pickers brave the cold to clean Blackpool’s streets

The mercury might have plummeted to below freezing, but a bit of snow and ice didn’t put these hardy souls off braving the wintry conditions to help clean up their local environment.

Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School (Picture: Google)

Warning after pupil is ‘nearly knocked over by reversing car’

A pupil of Bispham Endowed Church of England Primary School was nearly knocked over by a reversing car, parents have been told.

Kelvin Wood is running to raise money for cancer charity Macmillan.

Bispham entertainer's running total of £30k for Macmillan Cancer Support

A Bispham entertainer who has raised tens of thousands of pounds for cancer charities will compete in the Great North Run on the anniversary of his beloved dad’s death.

Former Bispham High School

£3m grant will unlock land for 500 new homes in Blackpool

Blackpool has received £3m of Government funding which could help more residents get on the housing ladder.

Community correspondent and campaigner Marjorie Nye

Tributes paid to Marjorie Nye a true community stalwart

Tributes have been paid to a “gentle yet determined” community stalwart and campaigner.

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Frank Fox celebrating his 100th birthday at the Autumn Leaves rest home, Bispham. He is staying at the home after being evacuated from his bungalow due to the flooding last year. He's a former fireman who was the only member of his crew to survive a second world war bombing.

Blitz hero celebrates 100 years

A Second World War firefighter who survived a devastating bomb attack has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre

'Shattered glass' blamed for closing Moor Park pool for two days

The closure of the main swimming pool at Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre in Bispham has been blamed on shattered glass.
BES Utilities founder and managing director Andy Pilley, pictured at the firm's head office at Fleetwood Town's Highbury stadium, said legal action has been taken against Cheshire West and Chester Tranding Standards over a 2016 raid at the company's offices

Energy firms run by Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley sue for £8.6m over trading standards raids

Two companies run by Fleetwood Town FC chairman Andy Pilley are suing a Trading Standards team for more than £8.6m.
Police were called to the House of Tanning on Red Bank Road Bispham

Three arrested after tanning shop raid in Bispham

Three men have been arrested after a tanning shop in Blackpool was allegedly smashed up with a hammer, say police.
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.


Mayoral visit for canopy opening

A canopy built at Westcliff Primary School, in Crawford Avenue, Bispham, will mean its youngest pupils will now be able to sit down for class outside even in rainy weather.

Trinity Hospice chief executive David Houston (left) and HR manager David Warburton get ready for the charity cycle ride to Paris

From Blackpool to Paris by bike – to raise funds for Brian House

Are you keen on cycling and looking for a challenge?

The junction where the crash happened (Picture: Google)

Two-car crash at roundabout in Bispham

A crash between a blue Vauxhall Corsa and black Mercedes A Class car has been reported at the roundabout junction of Bispham Road and Moor Park Avenue in Bispham.

Dying patients could be discharged to Trinity Hospice as figures reveal extent of pressure on Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Dying patients could be discharged to Trinity Hospice as figures reveal extent of pressure on Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Dying patients could be transferred from Blackpool Victoria Hospital to Trinity Hospice in order to free up beds.

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Dozens of homes left without power in Bispham

Dozens of homes left without power in Bispham

A power cut has been reported in Bispham.
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Stock image (Picture: Fleetwood Coastguard)

'Flashing lights' on the beach at Bispham sparks 999 call

A 999 caller mistook a bait digger on the beach at Bispham for somebody in need of emergency help.
Moor Park Primary School and Nursery, in Moor Park Avenue, Bispham (Picture: Google)

Ofsted says headteacher and staff ‘have created a caring, warm and welcoming school’

The headteacher and staff at Moor Park Primary School in Bispham ‘have created a caring, warm, and welcoming school’, an Ofsted inspector found.

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