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  1. See birds in watercolour blackpool

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by Craig Daniel: Birds in Watercolour. Craig is a ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by Craig Daniel: Birds in Watercolour. Craig is a keen artist and has been since school. For years he has been developing skills in the art of watercolours and studying birds and wildlife. “In the past decade, I have...

    28/02/2017
  2. Bag yourself a fashion bargain and help raise hospital funds blackpool

    Bag yourself a fashion bargain and help raise hospital funds. You can get your hands on top styles from leading high street ...

    Bag yourself a fashion bargain and help raise hospital funds. You can get your hands on top styles from leading high street stores at the Ladies Fashion Show and Pop Up Shop on Wednesday, March, at Unity Academy, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. Funds raised at the event will go to the Blue...

    28/02/2017
  3. Clubs donation helps babies to have better rest in Blackpool hospital blackpool

    A kind donation from Lytham Rotary Club is helping babies to have a more restful time on the Maternity Unit at Blackpool Victoria ...

    A kind donation from Lytham Rotary Club is helping babies to have a more restful time on the Maternity Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Club members donated £1,158 to pay for a special monitor which beeps less than more traditional monitors whilst still alerting staff to any issues. ...

    28/02/2017
  4. Wyre councillor apologises to Blackpool for 'Cesspool' comments blackpool

    A Wyre councillor has apologised to Blackpool residents for remarks he made about the town from his Twitter account. Mike ...

    A Wyre councillor has apologised to Blackpool residents for remarks he made about the town from his Twitter account. Mike Barrowclough's comments were made under the Gazette's video of the demolition of the Premium Bonds Tower in Marton. He Said: "Just what's needed. When are they...

    28/02/2017
  5. Hundreds join Fylde anti-fracking demo blackpool

    Anti-fracking campaigners on the Fylde say they'll continue to step up their action against Cuadrilla following a protest at the ...

    Anti-fracking campaigners on the Fylde say they'll continue to step up their action against Cuadrilla following a protest at the weekend. Hundreds attended a demo against the plans with some protesters trying to enter the Preston New Road site. No arrests were made but Lancashire Police...

    28/02/2017
  6. Distracted driving - mobile phones blackpool

    From Wednesday 1 March 2017, new legislation comes into effect that means motorists who are caught using a mobile whilst driving ...

    From Wednesday 1 March 2017, new legislation comes into effect that means motorists who are caught using a mobile whilst driving will receive six points on their licence and a £200 fine, doubling the previous punishment. It is hoped that the tougher penalties will act as a deterrent and...

    28/02/2017
  7. Government launches major new drive on internet safety. blackpool

    Ensuring the UK becomes the safest place in the world for young people to go online. UK to be safest place in the world for ...

    Ensuring the UK becomes the safest place in the world for young people to go online. UK to be safest place in the world for young people to go online. Parents now more concerned about their children sexting than drinking or smoking. Ministers have begun work on a new Internet Safety...

    28/02/2017
  8. Residents encouraged to have their say about low priority & gluten free prescribing blackpool

    THE NHS in West Lancashire is hosting two events to discuss its low priority prescribing, which anyone from the local ...

    THE NHS in West Lancashire is hosting two events to discuss its ‘low priority prescribing’, which anyone from the local community is invited to attend. In line with many other NHS organisations in Lancashire and nationally, NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) proposes to stop...

    27/02/2017
  9. Lancashire's 'outstanding' Shared Lives service launches search for new carers blackpool

    Lancashire County Council has launched a search for people who could offer a family home to an adult living with a disability ...

    Lancashire County Council has launched a search for people who could offer a ‘family’ home to an adult living with a disability and unable to live independently. The Shared Lives concept is similar to foster care, making a real difference to the lives of adults who need extra support. Shared...

    27/02/2017
  10. Man, 32, missing from home in Skelmersdale blackpool

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 32-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Skelmersdale. ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 32-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Skelmersdale. Kirk Evans was last seen at around 11pm on February 19th at his home address on Whitburn. He was not at the house the following morning when his family woke up and...

    27/02/2017
  11. Plans confirmed to reduce the risk of avian flu in England after 28 February. blackpool

    The Government Chief Vet has confirmed new measures to protect against avian flu that take a more targeted approach to controlling ...

    The Government Chief Vet has confirmed new measures to protect against avian flu that take a more targeted approach to controlling the disease. Following plans set out earlier this month, all poultry keepers across England must continue to observe strict biosecurity measures, with housing or...

    26/02/2017
  12. Housing starts hit 9-year high blackpool

    The number of new build homes that have started to be built continued to rise last year to the highest level since 2007, figures ...

    The number of new build homes that have started to be built continued to rise last year to the highest level since 2007, figures released recently (23 February 2017) show. The latest house building data shows that 153,370 new homes were started in the year to December, up 5% on the previous...

    25/02/2017
  13. Planned road works in the North West blackpool

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 5 March 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 5 March 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    24/02/2017
  14. World premier Of "Cilla" The Musical blackpool

    Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her ...

    Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her hometown at the Liverpool Empire from Thursday 7th – 16th September before embarking on a nationwide tour. Cilla’s son, Robert Willis, will be the Executive Producer. ...

    24/02/2017
  15. Early squirrel getting some TLC blackpool

    A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male ...

    A tiny red squirrel is recovering with Wildlife Trust officers after a traumatic start to its life. The four-week-old male squirrel was found on the forest floor at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve by Natural England volunteers. It is now safely in the hands of Rachel Miller, our Red...

    24/02/2017
  16. Oystons lose court battle blackpool

    Owners of Blackpool Football Club, the Oystons, have lost their court battle with Valeri Belekon, the Latvian investor in the ...

    Owners of Blackpool Football Club, the Oystons, have lost their court battle with Valeri Belekon, the Latvian investor in the club. The Oystons were in dispute with Belokon. He provided 5 million pounds for the development of the South stand. But a dispute arose between them over profits...

    24/02/2017
  17. EXCLUSIVE - SHREK THE MUSICAL comes to Blackpool blackpool

    It's been announced that the larger-than-life production of Shrek The Musical will be stomping into Blackpool's Opera House in ...

    It's been announced that the larger-than-life production of Shrek The Musical will be stomping into Blackpool's Opera House in 2018. Shrek The Musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek! and the Oscar winning DreamWorks Animations feature film. Shrek and...

    24/02/2017
  18. Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent blackpool

    HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, ...

    HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, generating jobs and economic growth. ...

    24/02/2017
  19. Authorities need to work together with nightclubs and gyms to prevent drug misuse blackpool

    Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a ...

    Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a new guideline from NICE says. Local authorities should work with venues to ensure appropriate channels are used to target people who use drugs, or are at risk from...

    23/02/2017
  20. Storm Doris alert issued to drivers blackpool

    Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys today Thursday 23 February after Highways England issued a ...

    Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys today Thursday 23 February after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the country’s major roads. An amber alert for gales will be in place across the North, Midlands and East between 6am and 6pm on Thursday in...

    23/02/2017
  21. Dont use you mobile phone when driving the message is clear blackpool

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the ...

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel and the tough new penalties for those who flout the law. From next week, Wednesday 1 March 2017, new legislation comes into effect that means motorists who...

    22/02/2017
  22. Blackpool man wanted following two assaults blackpool

    âââ ââ&acir c;âPolice are searching for a Blackpool man in ...

    ​​⠋​​&acir c;€‹â€‹Police are searching for a Blackpool man in connection with the assaults of two women in the town. David Budgeon, 33, whose last known address was at Derby Court is wanted in connection with the offences which happened in the early hours of Tuesday 7 February and Thursday 8 December...

    22/02/2017
  23. New technology funding will help Blackpool motorists avoid congestion blackpool

    Blackpool has been awarded over £230,000 for technology to help drivers get around town easier. An app which notifies ...

    Blackpool has been awarded over £230,000 for technology to help drivers get around town easier. An app which notifies motorists of congestion and free parking spaces is to be rolled out across 19 councils, who will each receive a share of £4 million Government technology funding. Roads...

    22/02/2017
  24. Blackpool man on child grooming charges blackpool

    A Blackpool man accused of grooming boys over the Internet has made his first appearance at court. Dominic Cantley, is said ...

    A Blackpool man accused of grooming boys over the Internet has made his first appearance at court. Dominic Cantley, is said to have attempted to lure two 13-year-old boys into meeting him for sexual purposes after chatting to them on the chat site Boys Only. Cantley, aged 26, of Breck...

    22/02/2017
  25. Avocets return to Martin Mere blackpool

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of ...

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of the spring migration. The avocets, now currently 11, will remain at the centre until early August, using the reserve as their breeding ground. In the past,...

    22/02/2017
  26. Get online at your local library blackpool

    Lancashire County Council is supporting the national Be Online campaign to help people to get to grips with the internet. This ...

    Lancashire County Council is supporting the national Be Online campaign to help people to get to grips with the internet. This year's campaign, which takes place from Monday, 27 February to Sunday, 12 March, will focus on helping people to get the most out of being online. Libraries across...

    22/02/2017
  27. Baby friendly award for Lancashire Children's Centres blackpool

    Lancashire's children's centres have been recognised with a prestigious award for the high standard of care they provide to new ...

    Lancashire's children's centres have been recognised with a prestigious award for the high standard of care they provide to new mums and children. The centres, which are run by Lancashire County Council and the health visiting service, which is provided by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,...

    22/02/2017
  28. 11 arrests as suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled blackpool

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and ...

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The arrests were made in 17 simultaneous searches across North West England and Scotland yesterday. HMRC found residential premises, farms, self-storage...

    22/02/2017
  29. Member of staff assaulted by aggressive man blackpool

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on ...

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on Sunday 12 February? The incident happened at approximately 5.45pm on board a London Midland service heading towards Crewe. A man, who was believed to be...

    22/02/2017
  30. Prisoner serving life escapes during hospital visit blackpool

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, ...

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, Walton had escaped from their custody outside Aintree University Hospital as they were leaving the hospital, where Walmsley had had an appointment. As the prison...

    22/02/2017
  31. Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? blackpool

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine ...

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme, coming to Liverpool Empire on...

    21/02/2017
  32. Six-point penalty and 200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. blackpool

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new ...

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new legislation taking affect in March 2017 which will mean a six-point penalty and £200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. A newly-qualified driver...

    21/02/2017
  33. Showzam! hailed a great success blackpool

    Showzam! Blackpools annual celebration of circus, magic and live performance has been hailed a great success. Now in its ...

    Showzam! Blackpool’s annual celebration of circus, magic and live performance has been hailed a great success. Now in its 10th year the four day festival attracted people from far and wide to the resort, with more than 10,000 visitors attending the Showzam! Central events in the Winter...

    21/02/2017
  34. Council - Pick up your litter or risk a hefty fine blackpool

    More than 700 people have been fined so far since the campaign to make Blackpool the cleanest seaside resort by 2020 began last ...

    More than 700 people have been fined so far since the campaign to make Blackpool the cleanest seaside resort by 2020 began last year. The council and Keep Britain Tidy bosses were out in the town centre over the weekend to promote the message. The Keep Blackpool Tidy campaign, which...

    21/02/2017
  35. Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism blackpool

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities ...

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities Minister Jo Johnson is today (Tuesday 21 February) calling on university and student bodies to do more to deal with the spread of ‘essay mills’ - websites which provide custom...

    21/02/2017
  36. Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire blackpool

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire last night. The show staring Michelle Collins from Eastenders and Coronation Street and Joanne Clifton from Strictly runs until Saturday. Joanne Clifton is a...

    21/02/2017

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