Doctor cleared of toilet spying to face hearing

A doctor will face a medical tribunal accused of trying to spy on a man in the gents’ toilet at The Harbour psychiatric hospital in Marton despite being cleared at Preston Crown Court.

Rae Morris performs live on stage at the Lowther Pavilion to launch the Lytham Festival.

Blackpool-inspired single features on Love Island soundtrack

A Rae Morris song inspired by Blackpool has been included on a soundtrack to TV reality show Love Island.

Five pupils were sent home from St George's, in Marton, for not having the proper uniform or equipment.

Uniform policy defended after Blackpool school sends pupils home

A school has defended its uniform policies after it came under fire for sending pupils home because they weren’t properly equipped for class.

Silver and white vehicles collided on Cherry Tree Road at 6.45am on Friday. No arrests

Silver car badly damaged in crash outside school

A silver car was badly damaged after a collison with a white car close to St George’s High School.

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 01-06-18

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

Wembley referee makes jump to Football League ranks

The Fylde Coast has a new Football League referee.


Blackpool: From the courts 28-05-18

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

Empire bingo hall in Marton. Top middle: Callers Howard Batley and Linda Burns.

Eyes down, heads up as Empire stays strong

Hidden beneath the carpets and stage are secrets of a bygone era, an age when revellers danced the night away as they watched some of the biggest names in music perform; The Beatles, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
The scene of the accident (Picture: Google)

Driver in a 'serious' condition after falling ill behind the wheel and smashing into fence near to Blackpool's psychiatric unit

A 38-year-old man from Blackpool was in a 'serious' condition in hospital after falling ill behind the wheel of a car and smashing into a fence, police said.
Andy Mellor is leaving his role as headteacher for a year to take up his role with NAHT.  He is pictured with acting headteacher Claire Taylor and pupils Emily Greener, Phoebe Strangwick, Lilly Wilson, Riley Morgan and Joseph Brennan waving him off.

Headteacher who led school to ‘outstanding’ gets emotional send-off ahead of year-long presidency

A top headteacher said farewell to his staff and pupils as he headed off on a year of discovery in a top education role.

St Monica's Church, Mereside'Sent in by Ken Shenton, reader, for memory lane

Future of shut down church still unknown

The future of a Mereside church is up in the air as the last of its clubs move out.

Volunteer Geoff Pope surveys the workings inside Little Marton Windmill

No trouble at t’mill to offer a taste of history

A first Easter opening for a Blackpool landmark proved a big hit as hundreds of visitors flocked to take a look inside Little Marton Windmill.

Ralph Carte, Steven Roy Gratrix and Terry Duran from the Windmill Park Residents Association.

Blackpool residents homes to be lost as coffee plan agreed

Residents look set to lose their homes after petrol station chiefs won their battle to build a drive-thru coffee shop.

Picture: Lytham Fire Station

Fire crews called to business in Marton

Firefighters from Lytham were called to a commercial building in Langdale Road, Marton, shortly after 5pm yesterday, along with crews from South Shore and St Annes.


For sale: Former Blackpool chapel on Whitegate Drive is now a luxury pad

A giant fish tank sits in an alcove which formerly housed an organ, while a swimming pool has been built where the altar once stood.

A view from one of the houses showing the land in question, looking towards Progress Way. Marton Moss

Marton Moss future in hands of its residents

Residents look set to take the lead in deciding the future of a key part of Blackpool.

Moorevilla Nursery, in Midgeland Road, Marton, continues to be 'good', Ofsted said (Picture: Google)

Blackpool nursery Moorevilla rated ‘good’ by education watchdog Ofsted

Moorevilla Nursery, in Midgeland Road, Marton, continues to be ‘good’, Ofsted said.

Lancashire Care runs The Harbour in Marton

Two ‘serious incidents’ in one month at The Harbour

Two serious incidents were reported at Blackpool’s psychiatric unit in one month, triggering an investigation.

Lottie Harrison, Sophie Newton, Eva Edwards & Charlie Schools at the Young Seasiders Exhibition last year

Praise for ‘polite’ pupils at Our Lady following Ofsted inspection

A ‘family-orientated and caring’ school has been praised following an inspection.

Picture: Lancashire Police

Three men hunted after £1,000 of electrical goods bought with suspected cloned credit card

A suspected cloned credit card was used to buy £1,000 of electrical goods, including a vacuum cleaner, toaster, and kettle, police said.

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