Trust chiefs say ‘staffing is a priority’ after Harbour worker’s concern

Bosses at Blackpool’s flagship mental health facility have insisted safe staffing levels are ‘a priority’, following concerns from a member of staff.

Anita Cottam shows off the physique which saw her finish fourth in the world championships

Marton mum continues to build success

A Marton mum who turned her life around after taking up weight training has ranked among the best in the bodybuilding world.
A number of parked cars were damaged in a crash in Marcroft Avenue, Marton

Motorist banned after crash near school

A motorist was banned from the roads for three years after pleading guilty to drug driving.

Debi Rusling (top left) has replaced Jo Snape (top right) at Baines' Endowed, which celebrated its 300th anniversary earlier this year

New headteacher confirmed at Marton

The acting headteacher at Baines’ Endowed Church of England Primary Academy in Marton has been given the job on a permanent basis.

Pic: Lancashire's Road Policing Unit

Van with 'Irish plates' in Blackpool turns out to be stolen

Traffic officers pulled over a van with Irish number plates earlier, and found it was a UK van reported stolen, police said.
UPDATE: Driver reported after crash causes traffic jams

UPDATE: Driver reported after crash causes traffic jams

A driver was reported for driving without due care and attention after a car crash in Marton, police said.

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.

The Halfords garage in Vicarage Lane, close to where the accident happened (Pic: Google)

Pensioner 'poorly' after suffering suspected heart attack behind the wheel

An 82-year-old Blackpool man who crashed his car yesterday may have had a heart attack, police said.
The junction of Waterloo Road and Vicarage Lane in Marton (Pic: Google)

Traffic lights out at busy Blackpool junction

The traffic lights at the junction of Waterloo Road and Vicarage Lane in Marton were out this morning.
Progress Way roundabout

Golf driver ‘flees scene’ after crash on Progress Way

A red Volkswagen Golf made off from the scene of an accident which saw another car smash into a lamp-post on a Blackpool dual carriageway, police said.


VIDEO: End 'almost in sight' at Blackpool's new £25m police station

Blackpool’s new multi-million pound police station is on track – with the end almost in sight, contractors said today.
A megafarm has 2,000 or more pigs

Intensive farming ­­­– an issue to stir emotions

Intensive farming - it’s an issue which can stir emotions and prompt distinctly polarised views.

Marton mum Anita Cottam once struggled to keep fit. She now works as a fitness instructor and has found success as a bodybuilder

Mum: ‘Bodybuilding changed my life’

A Marton mum who turned her life around after taking up bodybuilding now hopes to inspire other women to get involved in sports.

Cropper Road

Is this Blackpool’s worst road?

One of the worst roads in Blackpool will be fixed by the end of the year, highways bosses hope.

Mrs Crawley died after being run over by her own car last month

Farewell to ‘lovely lady’ killed in freak resort accident involving her own car

The family of a pensioner who died in a freak accident have gathered to say their farewells.

An aerial view of Marton Mere Caravan Park

Project update - expansion of Blackpool holiday village gets go ahead

Planning permission has been granted for an additional 31 caravans at Marton Mere Holiday Village.

Marton Burial Ground on Preston New Road

Tears over state of dad’s grave

A woman whose dad died when she was just a little girl was heartbroken when she couldn’t lay a Fathers Day 
bouquet on his grave - 
because the cemetery was so overgrown.

United Utilities, which is building a pumping station on land off Midgeland Road, also wants to install drainage basins

Moss drainage plans back on the table

Proposals to install new drainage measures on land at Marton Moss are due back before council planners.

Amy Tomlinson, aged 10 and Ellie Dillon, aged 11.

Pupils fall in love with opera magic of The Sorcerer

Pupils at a Blackpool primary school stole the limelight from amateur theatre aces when members of Marton Operatic Society called in to present a masterclass.

Former Booths site on Highfield Road

Project update; Final check out as former supermarket is demolished

The former Booths store on Highfield Road, South Shore, is being demolished to make way for a housing development.

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