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  1. Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets blackpool

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime. Operation Sceptre, running from 1-7 May, ...

    LANCASHIRE Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime. Operation Sceptre, running from 1-7 May, is a national campaign targeting knife crime and those who carry knives. While knife crime in Lancashire is no worse than many other parts of the country we are...

    28/04/2017
  2. Planned roadworks in the North West blackpool

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2017. Planned road works in the North West– ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2017. Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 28 April and...

    28/04/2017
  3. Fine social networks who fail to protect children online blackpool

    Next Government must not let internet companies off the hook Websites and social networks must be regulated and fined where ...

    Next Government must not let internet companies off the hook Websites and social networks must be regulated and fined where necessary Under 18s should be given extra protections online automatically The boss of childrenÂ’s charity the NSPCC is calling for the next Government to crack down...

    28/04/2017
  4. A mixed picture for the Bank Holiday weekend blackpool

    After the chilly, wintry weather this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with ...

    After the chilly, wintry weather this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with rain for some too. Over the next few days temperatures will recover closer to what weÂ’d expect for late April as the winds change from a northerly to a southerly...

    28/04/2017
  5. UK drug users at risk from dangerous heroin mix blackpool

    A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the north east of England could be present in drugs around the ...

    A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the north east of England could be present in drugs around the UK, the NCA warned yesterday. Fentanyl, which is up to 100 times stronger than street heroin, and its analogue carfentanyl which is 100 times stronger again, are...

    28/04/2017
  6. One week to go until Lancashire County Council elections blackpool

    There's now just one week to go until the county council elections on Thursday 4 May. The elections will decide all 84 seats ...

    There's now just one week to go until the county council elections on Thursday 4 May. The elections will decide all 84 seats on the council. The county council provides the majority of local government services in Lancashire including education, fostering and adoption, health and social...

    27/04/2017
  7. Two further arrests by detectives investigating escape of prisoner Shaun Walmsley blackpool

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley have arrested a further two people. A ...

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley have arrested a further two people. A 65-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man, both from Anfield, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting a person unlawfully at large and money laundering. They have been...

    27/04/2017
  8. 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022 blackpool

    Over a quarter of a million more in insecure work by end of next Parliament 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start ...

    Over a quarter of a million more in insecure work by end of next Parliament 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022. 290,000 more people could be trapped in insecure work by 2022 if current trends continue, the TUC has warned. This is equivalent to thirteen extra Sports...

    27/04/2017
  9. Same rules needed for TV and internet to protect children better blackpool

    Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee ...

    Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Culture Committee MEPs advocated tightening up the child protection provisions of EU rules on audiovisual media services and also those on...

    27/04/2017
  10. Blackpool Council officer was drunk at the wheel blackpool

    A council officer crashed her car while she was more than twice over the alcohol limit. Siobhan Evans, aged 28, of Norcliffe ...

    A council officer crashed her car while she was more than twice over the alcohol limit. Siobhan Evans, aged 28, of Norcliffe Road, Norbreck, an administrative officer for Blackpool Council, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. She was banned from the road for 19 months and fined...

    25/04/2017
  11. 'Persons reported' fire at flats in Blackpool blackpool

    Time and Date: 25/04/2017 03:41 Address: Promenade, Blackpool Incident Number: 1704009564 Press statement: The 999 ...

    Time and Date: 25/04/2017 03:41 Address: Promenade, Blackpool Incident Number: 1704009564 Press statement: The 999 call reported that people may be trapped inside a three-storey residential building divided into flats. Eight fire engines and crews were assigned in order to provide...

    25/04/2017
  12. Step into spring with fun May parks events blackpool

    A bank holiday walk through beautiful West Lancashire countryside starts May off on the right foot as the first of a programme of ...

    A bank holiday walk through beautiful West Lancashire countryside starts May off on the right foot as the first of a programme of free local parks events. All these events start at 10am, apart from the Medieval Weekend which takes place between 11am and 4pm, and are organised by West Lancashire...

    25/04/2017
  13. Public safety threatened by possible break in emergency communications blackpool

    Government has not put in place contingency plans for delays In the report, the Committee warns that a plan to take part of ...

    Government has not put in place contingency plans for delays In the report, the Committee warns that a plan to take part of the existing communications system out of service early "strikes a major, potentially catastrophic blow to the ability of our emergency services to carry out their job and...

    24/04/2017
  14. Liverpool’s Iconic Ferry Set to ‘Dazzle’ for Another Two Years blackpool

    Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter Blake’s artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: ...

    Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter BlakeÂ’s artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool, is to be kept until its next major scheduled service at the beginning of 2019. The Snowdrop was due to be...

    24/04/2017
  15. CLA welcomes scrapping of plans to increase probate fees blackpool

    Following a campaign by the CLA and others, the Government has dropped plans that would have seen probate fees rise from ...

    Following a campaign by the CLA and others, the Government has dropped plans that would have seen probate fees rise from £155 up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by...

    24/04/2017
  16. Planned roadworks in the North West blackpool

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 24 to Sunday 30 April 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 24 to Sunday 30 April 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 21 April and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    21/04/2017
  17. Concern growing for missing Blackpool woman blackpool

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was last seen leaving an address on St Heliers Road on Sunday 2nd April to go shopping. She didnÂ’t return home and hasnÂ’t been in contact with her family since. Claire...

    21/04/2017
  18. Blackpool woman charged with human trafficking blackpool

    A woman from Blackpool has been charged as part of a crackdown om human trafficking and modern slavery. 27-year-old Andra ...

    A woman from Blackpool has been charged as part of a crackdown om human trafficking and modern slavery. 27-year-old Andra Amzulin of Station Road was one of eight people arrested earlier this week in a series of raids at addresses across Lancashire. She's due in court this morning charged...

    21/04/2017
  19. Recycled goods boost charity funds blackpool

    Reclaiming and repairing unwanted items has helped Blackpool Council make a significant donation to a local charity. ...

    Reclaiming and repairing unwanted items has helped Blackpool Council make a significant donation to a local charity. Every year, the Council donates £10,000 to the MayorÂ’s charity, with the money coming from revenue made at its Tip Shop. This year will see Trinity Hospice receive the...

    21/04/2017
  20. Government should heed inspector's warnings on police demands says Commissioner blackpool

    Responding to the annual 'State of Policing' report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Lancashire's Police ...

    Responding to the annual 'State of Policing' report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said; "Finally, independent inspectors are seeing what we have been warning about for some time. Years of austerity have caused...

    21/04/2017
  21. Witness appeal launched after M6 collision blackpool

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after reports of a major incident close to Junction 28 near Leyland (pictured). A Volvo HGV was travelling northbound in...

    20/04/2017
  22. Blow to Roseacre anti-fracking campaign blackpool

    Campaigners against plans to frack at Roseacre Wood have expressed their disappointment over a High Court ruling against them. ...

    Campaigners against plans to frack at Roseacre Wood have expressed their disappointment over a High Court ruling against them. A local resident has had a legal challenge against the government's decision to hold a second public enquiry into the plans thrown out by a judge. Communities...

    20/04/2017
  23. Blackpool arrest in human trafficking raids blackpool

    Lancashire Police say they'll continue their crack down on human trafficking and modern slavery. That was after a Blackpool ...

    Lancashire Police say they'll continue their crack down on human trafficking and modern slavery. That was after a Blackpool woman was among eight arrested in a series of raids across the county yesterday. A 27-year-old was taken into custody at an address on Station Road. The seven men...

    20/04/2017
  24. Blackpool bridal shop suddenly ceases trading blackpool

    The company dealing with the closure of a well known bridal shop in Blackpool have moved to reassure customers. Dan Kerr Brides ...

    The company dealing with the closure of a well known bridal shop in Blackpool have moved to reassure customers. Dan Kerr Brides suddenly ceased trading yesterday. Corporate Recovery firm, Robert Kay Associates, said anyone who has already paid for or reserved items would still get them. ...

    20/04/2017
  25. Blackpool Police are appealing for information about a missing girl. blackpool

    Police said they were growing increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 12 year old missing person - Elise Wareing. Elise ...

    Police said they were growing increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 12 year old missing person - Elise Wareing. Elise left her home address in the South Shore area of Blackpool on the morning of Monday 17th April and is described as 5'8" tall, slim build with shoulder length light brown...

    20/04/2017
  26. Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere blackpool

    Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. On your marks, get set, ...

    Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. On your marks, get set, goÂ…Â…Â…Â…. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fourth annual plastic duck race on Monday 1 May at 3pm. All April, children have...

    20/04/2017
  27. Merseyside police appeal for information over city centre burglaries blackpool

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. ...

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. The force has issued photographs of the two individuals in the hope that the public can help trace them. James Riley Marshall Tung

    20/04/2017
  28. Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley blackpool

    A number of warrants have been carried out across Chorley as part of Operation Hawk - an intelligence-led operation targeting ...

    A number of warrants have been carried out across Chorley as part of Operation Hawk - an intelligence-led operation targeting Organised Crime Groups who are operating in the area. The team, made up of neighbourhood officers, response patrols and the Intelligence Unit, was first set up in...

    20/04/2017
  29. Southport Air Show aircraft announcement blackpool

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to ...

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to announce new aircraft displays as part of this yearÂ’s Southport Air Show. Taking place on 15 - 17 September 2017, the annual spectacle will see debut displays from the...

    19/04/2017
  30. Georgiana Olteanu missing from home blackpool

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image of her in their continued efforts to locate Georgiana, who has been missing since 18 March. Georgiana Olteanu 3 Merseyside Police has issued an...

    19/04/2017
  31. Eight people have been arrested as part of a major human trafficking operation blackpool

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning ...

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning across the country. The seven men and one woman were arrested following a series of early morning raids at addresses in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool in...

    19/04/2017
  32. New fast-track immigration appeal rules proposed blackpool

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, ...

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, has been drawn up by Ministers. The government today set out plans for a new process for detained foreign nationals appealing a Home Office decision to remove them...

    19/04/2017
  33. NSPCC and Lidl announce new Ł3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse blackpool

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term ...

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term commitment from the supermarket will enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay SafeÂ’ primary school programme · Support is vital, with two children...

    19/04/2017
  34. Attempted robbery at Penwortham garage blackpool

    CCTV images have been released by officers investigating an attempted robbery at a 24 hour filling station. The incident ...

    CCTV images have been released by officers investigating an attempted robbery at a 24 hour filling station. The incident happened at around 12.05am this morning (Tuesday, April 18th) after three men dressed in dark clothing and ski masks have tried to enter the Middleforth Garage on Leyland...

    19/04/2017
  35. Most primary pupils get the school place they want blackpool

    Most primary pupils get the school place they want. Nearly 98% of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their ...

    Most primary pupils get the school place they want. Nearly 98% of primary school starters are getting a place at one of their preferred schools this September. Figures for primary school admissions show that 89% will get their first preference and 8.5% will go to schools which were their...

    18/04/2017
  36. Water sports to begin on Stanley Park lake blackpool

    A brand new variety of family sporting activities is set make waves this weekend. An exciting range of new water sports on ...

    A brand new variety of family sporting activities is set make waves this weekend. An exciting range of new water sports on Stanley Park lake, as well as family bug hunts and den building sessions will take place every weekend in April, in a preview of Blackpool CouncilÂ’s next venture into creating...

    18/04/2017

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