Treats galore in hospice week

The youngsters at Brian House had some very special visitors to mark Children’s Hospice Week.

Lilian Atkinson meets Chris Shaw of RNS Publications who took her out in his Maserati car to give her an experience she never thought shed have.

Lilian’s ‘bucket list’ bonanza

Trinity Hospice is celebrating local organisations which have gone above and beyond to help make a difference to people with a terminal condition.

Lorraine Ferguson and Norah Corkhill from Glen Tanar care home

Norah has first paddle in 20 years

A 92-year-old woman paddled in the sea for the first time in 20 years as Blackpool basked in glorious sunshine.

Police were plagued with 999 calls from Hunter

‘Decrepit’ hoax caller who has plagued 999 lines for a decade

An elderly man who plagues the emergency services with hoax calls was asked by a judge: “Do you like prison food?”

Brian House is set to benefit from the screening

Rocky Horror Picture Show set to benefit Brian House

Fundraisers will be singing along to one of musical theatre’s most outrageous comedies in Blackpool this weekend.

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Bispham man, 63, to appear in court after being charged with historical sex offences

A man is due to appear in court charged with historical sex offences, police said.

Montgomery High School in All Hallows Road, Bispham, had a two-day inspection by education watchdog Ofsted

Bispham high school ‘still needs to improve’

Montgomery High School in Bispham still ‘requires improvement’, Ofsted said following an inspection.

Opening of Queen Mary School, Ansdell, 1930.

School’s out for good: Some of the Fylde coast’s lost schools

Prompted by the fact Elmslie School, on Whitegate Drive, would have marked 100 years next month, we delved into the archives for pictures of other lost Fylde Coast educational establishments.

Mark Presley, who was convicted of attempting to groom children after a sting on North Pier

Pervert convicted after North Pier video sting arrested again

A convicted pervert snared by a paedophile-hunting group has been charged with further offences.

Sainsbury's in Blackpool

Sainsbury's issues recall amid fears sliced beetroot product could contain small shards of glass

Sainsbury's has recalled a sliced beetroot product over fears there could be small shards of glass inside.

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Dog walker beaten in unprovoked attack in Little Bispham

A dog walker was badly beaten in an unprovoked attack, police said.

Blackpool magistrates' court

Double life drove Blackpool woman to steal

A woman who had been desperate for a baby went off the rails when she discovered her husband was living a double life and had a child with another woman.

Members of the Setantii Motorcycle Club brought a mountain of Easter eggs to Brian House hospice in Bispham.'The bikers with their eggs, and youngsters from Bispham Rugby Club who also brought eggs.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'25-3-2018

Kind bikers give Easter gifts galore

There’s nothing scary about these bikers – who gathered from all over the North West to hand out hundreds of Easter treats to sick youngsters.

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Grandmother died 11 days after being attacked by fellow resident at Blackpool care home

A pensioner died less than two weeks after she was attacked by a fellow resident at her care home in Blackpool.

Former Gazette photographer Rob Lock with his novel

Pier launch for photographer’s Blackpool-inspired novel

A well-known photographer-turned-author has chosen an iconic Blackpool landmark to launch his new book.

Ken Townsley

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.

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