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  1. Nation faces older people homelessness time bomb,councils warn blackpool

    The nation is facing a ticking time bomb in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise ...

    The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years ago, councils warn. The Local Government Association says that older homelessness is a growing hidden phenomenon that...

    17/10/2017
  2. AFC Fylde 1 Wrexham 0 blackpool

    Danny Rowes first-half strike booked AFC Fylde a place in Mondays FA Cup first round draw at the expense of fellow National ...

    Danny Rowe’s first-half strike booked AFC Fylde a place in Monday’s FA Cup first round draw at the expense of fellow National League side Wrexham. Fylde top scorer Rowe slotted home the only goal of the game shortly before the break to earn the Coasters a thoroughly-deserved victory. ...

    16/10/2017
  3. Walsall 1 Blackpool 1 blackpool

    Substitute Viv Solomon-Otabor stepped off the bench to secure Blackpool a point in a 1-1 draw at Walsall. The winger, a ...

    Substitute Viv Solomon-Otabor stepped off the bench to secure Blackpool a point in a 1-1 draw at Walsall. The winger, a 63rd minute introduction, made an immediate impact on the game with his first goal for the club, cancelling out a first-half free-kick from Erhun Oztumer. Manager Gary...

    16/10/2017
  4. Parents of murdered Blackpool nurse deliver petition for stalking register blackpool

    The parents of a murdered Blackpool nurse have been to Downing Street with a petition calling for stalkers to be put on a ...

    The parents of a murdered Blackpool nurse have been to Downing Street with a petition calling for stalkers to be put on a register. Jane Clough was stalked before being killed by her ex partner Jonathan Vass in 2010, while he was on bail for raping her. The 26-year-old was stabbed 71...

    16/10/2017
  5. Poulton woman jailed following online scam blackpool

    A 54-year-old woman from Poulton who stole more than £525,000 from her employers to send to a fictional soldier she ...

    A 54-year-old woman from Poulton who stole more than £525,000 from her employers to send to a fictional soldier she befriended online has been jailed. Pamela Wareing, of Brompton Road, was sentenced to close to three years in prison at Preston Crown Court having pleaded guilty at an earlier...

    16/10/2017
  6. Hurricane Ophelia. What you need to know blackpool

    The Great Storm of 1987 violently tore through the UK, and exactly 30 years on, Hurricane Ophelia is on its way. Nobody, ...

    The Great Storm of 1987 violently tore through the UK, and exactly 30 years on, Hurricane Ophelia is on its way. Nobody, including Michael Fish, could have predicted the devastation caused by the storm that would ultimately claim 18 lives and cause more than £1bn worth of damage, but times have...

    16/10/2017
  7. Remembrance Day Service blackpool

    Blackpool will pay its respects at the annual Remembrance Day service on Sunday 12 November. Remembrance Sunday On ...

    Blackpool will pay its respects at the annual Remembrance Day service on Sunday 12 November. Remembrance Sunday On Sunday 12 November at Blackpool's Cenotaph at 10.55am. There will be the two minutes silence, a service and wreath laying ceremony in memory of those who gave their lives...

    16/10/2017
  8. Squires Gate Bridge repairs blackpool

    Essential work at Squires Gate Bridge will start on Tuesday 7 November, 5am as part of Blackpools bridges improvement programme. ...

    Essential work at Squires Gate Bridge will start on Tuesday 7 November, 5am as part of Blackpool’s bridges improvement programme. Work will involve replacing the carriageway, supporting steel and concrete beams and is expected to be completed by the end of March (weather permitting). Over...

    16/10/2017
  9. Lancashire's top football clubs want you to make the save of your lives blackpool

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has joined forces with some of Lancashires top football clubs to encourage fans to make the ...

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has joined forces with some of Lancashire’s top football clubs to encourage fans to make the save of their lives. Goalkeepers from...

    16/10/2017
  10. Steer Clear of Vehicle Crime blackpool

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of ...

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of value left inside them, like handbags, wallets, tools and Sat Navs. Vehicle registration plates are also sometimes stolen. So what can you do to reduce the risk...

    16/10/2017
  11. Life sentences for killer drivers blackpool

    Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Life ...

    Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Life sentences will be introduced for those who cause death by dangerous driving, and for careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs. New offence of...

    15/10/2017
  12. Planned roadworks in the North West blackpool

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 October and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 October and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    13/10/2017
  13. Over 6m investment in county council care homes blackpool

    Lancashire County Council is investing £6.6m to improve its residential care homes for older people. The council's ...

    Lancashire County Council is investing £6.6m to improve its residential care homes for older people. The council's cabinet today approved the funding, which will see improvements to all 17 county council-run homes. The scheme will help to modernise the buildings, improve safety systems,...

    13/10/2017
  14. Disabled Go blackpool

    People living with or caring for someone with a disability will soon be able to access information about facilities before they ...

    People living with or caring for someone with a disability will soon be able to access information about facilities before they visit for a health appointment. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Property Services Department is working in partnership with Disabled Go to undertake assessments...

    13/10/2017
  15. 12% smoking target in new Lancashire Tobacco Plan blackpool

    A plan to cut smoking rates across Lancashire to 12% by 2022 has been approved today. The Lancashire Tobacco Control Plan, ...

    A plan to cut smoking rates across Lancashire to 12% by 2022 has been approved today. The Lancashire Tobacco Control Plan, which was agreed by the county council's cabinet, sets out a number of measures to build on the work that has been delivered so far to encourage people to quit smoking. ...

    13/10/2017
  16. Lancashire Care has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Diversity Awards blackpool

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trusts Equality and Diversity lead has been shortlisted for the Head of Diversity and Inclusions ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Equality and Diversity lead has been shortlisted for the Head of Diversity and Inclusions Award at one of the UK’s most anticipated diversity awards. Emma Allen, Equality and Diversity Lead has successfully been shortlisted for the ‘Head of Diversity and...

    13/10/2017
  17. PHE urges those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated blackpool

    'Stay Well This Winter' campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People ...

    'Stay Well This Winter' campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free vaccination from today (12 October 2017), ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common. ...

    12/10/2017
  18. Challinor welcomes FA Cup timing blackpool

    AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor believes the Emirates FA Cup comes at a good time for his side. The Coasters host National ...

    AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor believes the Emirates FA Cup comes at a good time for his side. The Coasters host National League high-flyers Wrexham this weekend in the fourth qualifying round of England’s most prestigious cup competition. Challinor’s side have enjoyed quite the love...

    12/10/2017
  19. Draw Now Open For Free Hospitality Upgrade blackpool

    Season tickets holders are invited to enter a random draw for the chance to be upgraded to three-course hospitality for a home ...

    Season tickets holders are invited to enter a random draw for the chance to be upgraded to three-course hospitality for a home league match. To enter the free draw, please download an application form here, or alternatively collect one from the club shop/ticket office. Season ticket...

    12/10/2017
  20. Register now for free Switch-On 2018 wristbands blackpool

    The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2018 is open by public demand! It follows ...

    The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2018 is open – by public demand! It follows the huge success of this year’s event when a capacity audience packed the Tower Festival Headland Arena to watch a spectacular five-hour concert, culminating in the...

    12/10/2017
  21. Mersey Gateway Bridge to open to traffic just after midnight on Saturday 14th October blackpool

    Haltons iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. ...

    Halton’s iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. The plan is, weather depending, to have the bridge lit up with a spectacular light show and fireworks display on Friday evening, a few hours before it opens to...

    12/10/2017
  22. Missing from home Mark Baghurst blackpool

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a man from Southport who has not been seen since Saturday 16 September. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a man from Southport who has not been seen since Saturday 16 September. Mark Baghurst, aged 48, was last seen outside Heron Foods on Tulketh Street at approximately midday. He is described as white, around 6ft tall, of stocky build,...

    12/10/2017
  23. Next Up: Walsall (A) blackpool

    Blackpool return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday with a visit to the Banks's Stadium to face Walsall. Tickets for ...

    Blackpool return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday with a visit to the Banks's Stadium to face Walsall. Tickets for the match, which kicks-off at 3pm, are priced at: - £20.50 for Adults - £15.50 for Over-60s and Under-18s Ambulant/Wheelchair Disabled tickets are priced as...

    11/10/2017
  24. Professor green set to perform at slimefest blackpool

    The final addition to the lineup of completely sold-out shows, Professor Green will join Pixie Lott, The Vamps, Matt Terry, New ...

    The final addition to the lineup of completely sold-out shows, Professor Green will join Pixie Lott, The Vamps, Matt Terry, New Hope Club, M.O, Diversity, Jordan and Perri and more at Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST 21st – 23rd October. London, 9th October 2017 –Nickelodeon and VisitBlackpool have...

    11/10/2017
  25. Blackpool Transport's Awards Success blackpool

    Blackpool Transport have scooped the Vision of the Year award at the recent Global Light Rail Awards. The award, presented ...

    Blackpool Transport have scooped the Vision of the Year award at the recent Global Light Rail Awards. The award, presented at the Global Light Rail Awards in London on Wednesday 4 October, celebrates and rewards the most outstanding contributors to the Global Light Rail industry. The...

    11/10/2017
  26. Blackpool visitor figures up again. blackpool

    2016 survey reveals visitor numbers in Blackpool grew by a million last year Resorts visitor economy now valued at £1.5bn ...

    2016 survey reveals visitor numbers in Blackpool grew by a million last year Resort’s visitor economy now valued at £1.5bn 2017 summer survey shows growth of 500,000 adult visits over previous year Figures revealed as resort gears up for its busiest weeks of the year in October. ...

    11/10/2017
  27. Body found on Cleveleys beach blackpool

    Emergency services were called to Cleveleys this morning after a body was discovered on the beach. Police have released ...

    Emergency services were called to Cleveleys this morning after a body was discovered on the beach. Police have released this statement: "We were called at around 8am this morning (Tuesday) to reports the body of a man had been found on the beach close to Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. ...

    11/10/2017
  28. Defence giant BAE to axe 2,000 jobs - 750 to go at Lancashire sites blackpool

    BAE Systems, Britain's biggest defence contractor, is to axe 2,000 jobs in a bitter blow for Britain's manufacturing industry. ...

    BAE Systems, Britain's biggest defence contractor, is to axe 2,000 jobs in a bitter blow for Britain's manufacturing industry. Here's a breakdown of where BAE's cutting jobs: Warton and Samlesbury, Lancashire - 750 East Yorkshire - 400

    11/10/2017
  29. New advice on eating runny eggs blackpool

    The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and ...

    The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice. The revised advice, based on the latest...

    11/10/2017
  30. Two injured in Bamber Bridge collision blackpool

    Police are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge. Around 5.35pm on Sunday (October 8) a ...

    Police are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge. Around 5.35pm on Sunday (October 8) a Mini Cooper was travelling on London Way when it collided with a Skoda Octavia close to Brownedge Road. The driver of the Mini, a 62-year-old woman from...

    10/10/2017
  31. BAE Warton in massive job loss shock blackpool

    BAE Systems is to axe more than 1,000 jobs this week in a bitter blow for Britain's manufacturing industry. Many of the job ...

    BAE Systems is to axe more than 1,000 jobs this week in a bitter blow for Britain's manufacturing industry. Many of the job cuts will affect its Warton plant, with the company's new chief executive, Charles Woodburn, also "trimming" its workforce at other locations. Insiders said the...

    10/10/2017
  32. Blackpool man dies after pub incident blackpool

    Detectives are investigating the events leading up to the death of a Blackpool man who travelled to Turkey and passed away. ...

    Detectives are investigating the events leading up to the death of a Blackpool man who travelled to Turkey and passed away. 42 year old Simon Marx, died in Fethiye, Turkey on October 8th after travelling there for a holiday the previous night. It is believed that Simon was involved in an...

    10/10/2017
  33. Ambulance Manager Retires after over 40 Years blackpool

    Much loved sector manager for South Lancashire and Fylde, Graham Curry retires from the trust after a career spanning 42 years. ...

    Much loved sector manager for South Lancashire and Fylde, Graham Curry retires from the trust after a career spanning 42 years. Graham has worked his way up since 1974 when he started on frontline duties for Cleveland and later Lancashire Ambulance Service. Having spent the majority of his career...

    10/10/2017
  34. A Wild Exhibition at Martin Mere blackpool

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Sefton Art Group. Roy from the art group ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Sefton Art Group. Roy from the art group said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting at Martin Mere in October. The Sefton Art Group is one of the biggest art groups in the North West that meets weekly to engage in...

    10/10/2017
  35. Police across Europe prepare week-long crackdown blackpool

    Police from six European countries will be taking part in Operation Trivium next week, targeting cross-border criminality seeking ...

    Police from six European countries will be taking part in Operation Trivium next week, targeting cross-border criminality seeking to deny criminals the use of the roads. Coordinated by TISPOL (The European Traffic Police Network), officers from the UK, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands,...

    09/10/2017
  36. Goodbye round pound. Use by October 15 blackpool

    Just seven days to use the round pound before they swap the high street for the history books. As the round pound enters ...

    Just seven days to use the round pound before they swap the high street for the history books. As the round pound enters its final week, shoppers are today being reminded they have just seven days to use these coins before they swap the high street for the history books. From midnight on...

    09/10/2017

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