‘The system has failed to help my sick son’

A heartbroken mother who attacked at knifepoint by her mentally ill son has told a court her son has been “failed” by the health and justice systems.

Police were involved in a short car chase in Blackpool in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Car involved in police chase was stolen

Police were involved in a short pursuit of car in Blackpool after it was seen being driven erratically in the early hours of the morning.

Vandals have wrecked the roof of 100-year-old bowling club in Layton.  Pictured is secretary and treasurer Derek Kay.

Yobs wreck popular Layton club’s roof as part of vandalism campaign

Members of an amateur bowling club have been left facing holes in their roof – and finances – after a spate of vandalism.

Crime 1
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 16-04-18

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

Mum of truanting children was given food vouchers after spending her last money on her eyebrows

Mum of truanting children was given food vouchers after spending her last money on her eyebrows

A mother gave in to her children when they said they didn’t want to go to school.

The garage torched earlier today (Picture: Google)

Garage torched in suspected arson attack in Layton

A garage at the back of Onslow Road, Layton, was destroyed in a suspected arson attack this afternoon.
Top Tots winner 1-year-old Lilah Jacques

Hey Lilah! Cutie is our 2018 Top Tots star

Little Lilah Jacques checks out her prize after being named the winner of the coveted Gazette Top Tots competition 2018.

Claire Smith, from Number One St Luke's and Number One South Beach, has signed up to the ReFILL scheme

War on plastic: Two more firms back ReFILL campaign and put our beaches before profit

Two businesses have pledged to back the ReFILL campaign by offering to top up people’s water bottles for free.


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.
News 1
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.”

News 1
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.

News 4
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

News 1
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.

Nostalgia 1
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.

Load more