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Farewell to stalwart of fishing industry

A Fleetwood man whose role as a ship’s rigger in the town’s fishing industry later came to be of historical interest has died, aged 94.

News
Bryning with Warton St Pauls Church of England Primary School

Work ‘bearing fruit’ but Blackpool primary school ‘good’ rank lost

The work being done by the headteacher and his staff to improve their primary school is ‘already bearing fruit’, but did not stop Ofsted saying it needs to improve.

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Old Rope to play Dead 'Uns

Old Rope tied in to make club gig debut

Blackpool four-piece band Old Rope makes its Fleetwood RnB Club debut at the port’s Royal Oak on Friday.

Music
Madeline Gilby to star in new touring production of Matilda The Musical

Young star goes Mad for new musical tour

A young Blackpool actress is preparing to travel the country in hit show Matilda The Musical.

Theatre and Comedy
Blackpool schoolgirl Issy Simpson, Britain's Got Talent's 2017 runner up, to headline Blackpool Magician's Convention

BGT star Issy and Sooty to cast their spell over Blackpool Magicians Convention

The veil of magical mystery is to be pulled back from Blackpool Magicians Convention for the first time in its 67-year history.
Whats on
Awful Auntie is on at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

Whats on
Food stored for distribution to families in need

Urgent appeal for freezer space by Blackpool Food Bank

Chiefs at Blackpool Food Bank have issued an urgent appeal for freezer space after a huge donation to their cause.
News

Mayoral visit for canopy opening

A canopy built at Westcliff Primary School, in Crawford Avenue, Bispham, will mean its youngest pupils will now be able to sit down for class outside even in rainy weather.

News
Police outside a house in Clinton Avenue, Blackpool, this afternoon

UPDATE: Murder arrest after man is found dead with 'head injuries' inside Blackpool house

A body of a man suffering from 'head injuries' was found at a mid-terraced house in central Blackpool, police said.
Crime
Auctioneer Rob Frowen will be exhibiting a replica Blackpool shirt

Blackpool’s famous FA Cup win items to go on display

They think it’s all over? It’s not even started...

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool pensioner, his wife and ex-wife on sex charges

A large-scale police investigation into an alleged child sex offences has continued with the appearance of three people in court yesterday.

Crime
Barry Bennell

Abuse accused Barry Bennell treated as 'god' at football ground, court told

Former football coach Barry Bennell was treated as "a God" on visits to Manchester City's ground, one of his alleged abuse victims has said.
Crime
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas

Woman arrested for 'drink driving' after being found on M6 in pjs

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas, say police.

North West
The Britain's Got Talent team, from left, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Declan Donnelly, Alesha Dixon and Ant McPartlin, on a Blackpool heritage tram

Britain's Got Talent stars hitch a tram ride into Blackpool for auditions launch

Britain's Got Talent's celebrity judges and presenters hopped on board a tram to launch the new series of the show in Blackpool.

TV and Film
Traffic chaos as tree falls on road near Blackpool

Traffic chaos as tree falls on road near Blackpool

Severe traffic congestion was building up tonight near Blackpool after a report a tree had fallen on a car.

News
Blackpool magistrates court

Blackpool: From the courts 17-01-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Crime
Police in Fleetwood are seeking information after a vehicle accident in the Freeport Fleetwood car park.

Pedestrian seriously hurt after collision

A pedestrian has suffered serious injuries following a collision in Fleetwood.

News
Blackpool magistrates court

Sex-obsessed North Shore man ‘a danger to children’

A man obsessed with sexual behaviour befriended families in Blackpool so he could groom their children.

Crime
Blackpool Victoria Hospital

£1m security bill at the Vic as 101 NHS workers are hurt in attacks in just one year

The amount of cash being spent on security at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has tripled in just three years –while at the same time the number of medics being injured in attacks has also rocketed.

Health
Uwe Rosler and Andy Pilley

Focus on Leicester for Fleetwood chairman Pilley, not Bell deal

Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley says there is no update on Amari’i Bell’s future as Town focus on tonight’s game at Leicester.

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