Five to face court after police drugs bust

Five more people have been charged as part of an investigation into organised crime on the Fylde coast.

Pictures by Martin Bostock.  Blackpool miniature car club North West Nitro is hosting one of the country's biggest tournaments next month. Chris Sharpe-Simkiss.

Vroom!! Car club gears up for rally

A Blackpool radio-controlled car club is set to host one of the country’s biggest rally events.

Harry Trask

India jaunt gave Harry a new start

A Layton lad turned his life around thanks to a starring role in a new reality TV show.

Workers at the scene

Motorists diverted after 'emergency' shuts main Layton road

Westcliffe Drive in Layton was partially closed due to an 'emergency closure' this morning, Blackpool Transport said.
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Amie Rutherford is the new owner of the Layton Institute

New owner plans to put Layton Institute back on the map

The future of a historic Blackpool landmark has been secured after its new owner pledged “it’s safe now.”

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Eve Wheeler, who ran Studio D Photography in Blackpool, died at the age of 94

Farewell to Blackpool photographer who was invited to Buckingham Palace

The family of a well known Blackpool photographer have paid tribute to a talented artist.

Andrea Wade

Blackpool woman says she could find no help for her mental illness

When a young Blackpool woman felt she was losing her battle with mental illness, she had to travel more than 60 miles to get the help she desperately needed.

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Freddie the cat recovers from his injuries caused by an air rifle pellet fired into his eye

Cat left blind after ‘horrific’ point blank shooting in Blackpool

A cat has been left blind in one eye after being shot in an ‘horrific’ attack

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Carol and Len Fowler with friends in India

Death of founder of cafe for homeless

The founder of a Layton cafe that offered a hot meal and a helping hand to the Fylde coast’s homeless community has died.


Looking at Layton in years gone by

The changing face of Layton can be seen in our selection of archive photographs.

Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 15-12-17

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

Festive mayor singing in rain

Heavy rain failed to dampen festive spirits at St Annes’ Christmas lights switch-on.

Details for this year's Layton Christmas lights switch-on have been revealed

Details announced for Christmas lights switch-on celebration

Plans for the 2017 Christmas lights switch-on festivities in Layton have been finalised.

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Centurion Way Estate Leyland

‘Dummy firm’ director gets five year ban

A businessman who used a “dummy address” for his home improvements firm has been disqualified from being a director for five years.

Headteacher Jonathan Clucas

School responds to fears over park pervert

The head teacher of a school close to a park where a man made lewd comments towards a young girl has reassured parents that child safety remains a top priority.

Man made lewd comment to 10-year-old in park

Man made lewd comment to 10-year-old in park

A 'suspicious' man made suggestive comments to a young girl while she played with her friends.
The plaque was erected by Josephs mother, Alice Bolton

Lost memorial to resort war hero restored

A war memorial, thought to have been lost decades ago has been found in Layton Cemetery.

Year two pupils at Layton Primary School were treated to cricket sessions by the Lancashire Cricket Board's Jordan Clarke [left].

Layton youngsters bowled over after pupil, six, wins award

Year two pupils at Layton Primary School were treated to cricket sessions by the Lancashire Cricket Board’s Jordan Clarke yesterday.

Ben Taylor (pictured) and builder Danny Mustin have been hailed after helping a pensioner in the car park at Screwfix in Marton

Pair hailed after reviving pensioner who ‘died’ in Screwfix car park

Two men have been hailed as heroes for saving a grandad’s life after he had a heart attack behind the wheel of his car.

Paul Marshall'Paul Marshall, 32, of Cocker Street, Layton, jailed for 34 months for robbery

Jailed - Burglary duo who targeted kindly OAP when he left home to plant flowers at library

A disabled pensioner who helps to spruce up his community was burgled after telling two men he was going to plant flowers at a library.

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