Blackpool school says ‘hola’ to Spanish counterparts - as pupils turn teacher!

Teachers from a Spanish school, which recently twinned with Mereside Primary School, visited Blackpool to learn more about the academy and resort.

Police are hunting Higginson, and say he may also be hurt (Picture: Lancashire Police)

Man in coma after being hit with CAR JACK during violent Blackpool street brawl - manhunt now launched

A 21-year-old man was left in a coma after being hit in the head by a car jack, police said.
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.


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.

Pupils at Mereside Primary dress in Spanish colours and costumes to celebrate their twinning with a Spanish school.  Pictured are Tayla Hawes, Keya Hughes, Erin Lambert and Camilla Pye.

Mereside Primary School twins with Colegio Las Cumbres near Madrid - with Spanish day held to celebrate

Pupils at Mereside Primary School are polishing their castanets and putting out the flags in celebration of the launch of their twinning project with a school in Spain.

Junction of Ambleside Road with Langdale Road

Police go to Blackpool school to hunt out vandals

Police are waging war against pintsized yobs after a spate of attacks in Mereside.
Jeremy Kyle

Tagged man breaks he can go on Jeremy Kyle show!

A man broke a court ordered overnight curfew to go to television’s Jeremy Kyle show.

Maggie Carley, 44, collapsed and died at her Mereside home while relaxing with a craft magazine and cup of coffee, leaving her family and friends heartbroken.

Mum who collapsed while drinking coffee had a ‘heart of gold’, heartbroken family says

A mum who died suddenly following a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis had a ‘heart of gold’, her devastated mother said.

Trisha Gardner who is doing a sponsored parachute jump on her 70th birthday to raise money for Macmillan Nurses in memory of her daughter Philippa ('Pippy') who died from breast cancer two years ago, aged just 37.

Blackpool mum’s jump will honour Pippy’s life

A Blackpool church warden is set to mark her 70th birthday with a charity parachute jump.

Sign outside Mereside Post Office

Sudden closure of estate post office

A Blackpool post office has closed temporarily.

Jack Staff and Rosie Sargeant with new born twins Carson (left) and Carter. Pic: MARTIN BOSTOCK

‘Miracle’ twin boys come home at last

The mother of twin boys born three months premature has welcomed her ‘special boys’ home at last.

Preston Crown Court

Prison for man who had card knife in public

A man who bought a credit card shaped knife off the internet to open parcels has been jailed for three months after being caught carrying it in public.


Cutting the ribbon at new Mereside orchard

The people of Mereside have celebrated the grand opening of their very own peaceful haven.

Luke Taylor Labour councillor  for Clifton Ward, Blackpool Council

Community to support estate library events

A month long programme of events is being held at Mereside Library in order to encourage more people to support the community facility.

The Mercedes was badly damaged, police said

Driver reported after Mercedes smashes into traffic lights

A motorist has been reported for driving without due car and attention after a Mercedes hit traffic lights in Preston New Road, police said.

The Walwyn family outside their home which was badly damaged by fire.  Pictured  clockwise from left is dad Graham with Jack, Adam, wife Sam, Tyler, Lucas and Mason.

Children ‘paranoid’ after latest inferno

A Blackpool mum whose house was gutted in a ferocious blaze last year has spoken of her family’s struggle after suffering a second fire.

Andrew Dickinson, whose body was found at Marton Mere

Body found in search for missing man, 34.

Police searching for a missing Blackpool man have found a body.


Fire crews called to electrical fire

Firefighters were called to an electrical fire at a home in Mereside.

An artist's impression of Blackpool new police headquarters

Work starts on town’s new policing base

Construction work has begun on the creation of a new, state-of-the-art police headquarters in Blackpool.

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