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.

Bispham Village, from the roundabout at the Red Bank Road junction with Devonshire Road, in 1995

Bispham’s beautiful past – in pictures

This week we focus on Bispham, which in parts has changed beyond recognition over the last century.

Police launched a search after the Jaguar XF was reported stolen from a property in Maurice Grove j

Teens arrested after theft of Jag from Bispham home

Two teenagers were arrested after a luxury car was stolen following a burglary in Bispham, say police.

Biker Michael Benson speaks of his recovery at his Blackpool home

Biker seriously hurt after hitting taxi driver’s car left on double-yellows wants ‘justice’

After setting off for work, metal bender Michael Benson was forced to pull his 50cc moped over so he could pull on his waterproofs in the midst of a summer downpour.

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In the past,Christmas decorations weren't put up until much later in December.

How to help hospice AND get rid of your tree when Christmas is over

Got a real Christmas tree? When the festivities are over, would you like it to be collected and recycled?


IN PICTURES: Trinity Hospice Blackpool Santa Dash 2017

You may expect to see the occasional Santa around at this time of year – but there were literally hundreds of them taking part in a charity bash in Blackpool.


Man arrested in Blackpool following anti-paedophile group sting pleads guilty to sexual offences

A man who was arrested following a sting operation by an anti-paedophile group on Blackpool’s North Pier has pleaded guilty to sexual offences.

Damien Eichner

Roof escape bid after knife raids

A robber who tried to escape across rooftops after holding up three shops at knife-point within 15 minutes has been jailed for eight years and four months.
Blackpool magistrates court

Bispham convicted rapist was in company of boys

A convicted child rapist has been arrested after police saw him in the company of young boys.
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