South Shore

South Shore

Removal man 'staged kidnapping and demanded ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with pals'

A removal man from Blackpool staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with his mates, a court has heard.
The morning after the fire ripped through South Pier, in February 1958

Looking back at the fire which gutted South Pier Pavilion in 1958

Sixty years ago on Monday, a devastating blaze struck an iconic Blackpool landmark.

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Fire crews were called to the incident

Fire crew called to secure signs

Firefighters were called to secure advertising signs at South Shore which were loosed by strong winds on Saturday night.

Blackpool players line up as the funeral cortege for Jimmy Armfield passes through Bloomfield Road

Fans’ tribute to Jimmy

Fans at Bloomfield Road broke into spontaneous applause as Jimmy Armfield’s funeral cortege passed through the ground on its way to St Peter’s Church.


Art exhibition at the Solaris Centre in South Shore is a tribute to son

Artist Lee Loy believes pictures can sometimes say more than words.


YOUR tributes to Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield

Tributes are pouring in for Blackpool legend Jimmy Armfield, who has died aged 82.

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The junction of Progress Way and Midgeland Road, Blackpool

South Shore roadworks set to run for five weeks

Motorists in South Shore look set to face further traffic disruption.

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Blackpool magistrates court

Blackpool sex pest was not at correct address

A convicted paedophile who went to ground was apprehended when police issued a warrant at an address against a man they arrested on suspicious of having indecent pictures of children.

Three fire engines were called out to the scene on the Promenade near to Dean Street just before midday on Thursday, January 11.

Fire at South Shore ice cream parlour

A fire started in a newly renovated cold storage building at a South Shore ice cream parlour, say fire services.

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Man appears in court accused of New Year's Eve stabbing in Blackpool

A Blackpool man appeared at Blackpool Magistrates' Court yesterday, charged with a stabbing in South Shore on New Year's Eve.

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Women driven to suicide bid by revenge porn

A woman became suicidal when she realised pornographic videos of herself and her former boy friend were being shared on social media.

Crews were called out to the fire on  Bolton Street in South Shore

Man rescued from burning flat in South Shore by heroic neighbours

A man was rescued from his home in South Shore after he fell asleep holding a lit cigarette, say fire services.
Lytham Road shops, in South Shore, close to the junction with Waterloo Road, in the 1950s

Then and now: The shops of yesteryear in Lytham Road

This week’s then and now takes a look at Lytham Road, in South Shore.

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Arsonist believed to have torched motorbike in South Shore

A motorbike was deliberately torched in the early hours of this morning, firefighters believe.

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Narla with a PDSA vet

Warning after puppy eats liquer chocolates from under Christmas tree

Dog owners have been warned to be on their guard after a puppy needed emergency treatment after wolfing down a box of festive chocs.

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Picture: Nick Higginson

None of the cars pictured were involved in the hit and run.

Lytham Road crash was 'hit and run', police say

A man was hurt by a car in a hit-and-run last night, police said.
Lytham Road (Pic: Google)

Main South Shore road closed after accident

Lytham Road in South Shore was closed earlier, close to the junction with Station Road, police said.
Waterloo manager Ian Fletcher and Beth Fiddler from Streetlife launch their partnership

Waterloo Music Bar teams up with Blackpool’s Streetlife charity

‘Bin loads’ of food have been collected in just a few days after the Waterloo Music Bar launched an appeal for Blackpool’s Streetlife charity.


Duchess of Cornwall visits The Silver Line charity in Blackpool

The Duchess of Cornwall talked about the books she loved as a child with callers to The Silver Line charity at its HQ in Blackpool.

Daniel Faber was expecting a baby with his fiance Natalie

Scooter death accused makes first appearance at court

A woman accused of killing a scooter driver has made her first appearance at court.

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