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  1. MHRA seizes more than 100 unreliable HIV home-testing kits blackpool

    MHRA are investigating a number of Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kits that may be unreliable and may provide false results. ...

    MHRA are investigating a number of Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kits that may be unreliable and may provide false results. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning people to not use or buy Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kit after seizing 114 potentially unreliable...

    23/08/2017
  2. Missing from home Sharon Gouldson blackpool

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 46 year-old Sharon Gouldson from Bootle. Sharon, was ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 46 year-old Sharon Gouldson from Bootle. Sharon, was last seen on Johnston Avenue, at 2.50pm, Monday 21 August. Sharon is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of slim build, with very long dark brown hair and brown eyes. She...

    23/08/2017
  3. New victim and witness rooms to improve court experience blackpool

    Victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms. In many ...

    Victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms. In many courts, traditionally victims and witnesses are asked to wait in sparse, unfriendly surroundings. So HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has invested £80,000 in victim...

    23/08/2017
  4. Reports of neglect to NSPCC Helpline reach record numbers blackpool

    The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West. In ...

    The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West. In 2016/17 the NSPCC Helpline dealt with 2,228 reports in this way following calls or emails from concerned adults – the highest number the charity has ever had to handle...

    23/08/2017
  5. Remember to get your child's Education Travelpass blackpool

    Lancashire parents are being reminded to start thinking about school travel arrangements for the next academic year. The ...

    Lancashire parents are being reminded to start thinking about school travel arrangements for the next academic year. The transport entitlement for all pupils who are starting secondary school is assessed by the county council, and any parent who has received a letter and an application form...

    22/08/2017
  6. St Annes man missing for over a month blackpool

    Police are appealing for information about a missing 52-year-old man from St Annes. Glenn Robinson was last seen around 3pm on ...

    Police are appealing for information about a missing 52-year-old man from St Annes. Glenn Robinson was last seen around 3pm on July 20 in the Church Road area of St Annes. He was reported to police as missing on August 10. He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with light...

    22/08/2017
  7. Filthy Blackpool convenience store receives hefty fines blackpool

    Zee Convenience Store Ltd has been fined for several food hygiene offences at its premises on 123-125 Church Street, Blackpool. ...

    Zee Convenience Store Ltd has been fined for several food hygiene offences at its premises on 123-125 Church Street, Blackpool. The company must pay £2000 for each of the six charges it faced under Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, costs of £420 and a victim surcharge of...

    22/08/2017
  8. Stolen golf buggy found in Grange Park blackpool

    Police are appealing for information after a stolen golf buggy was found burnt out in Grange Park on Thursday afternoon (17 ...

    Police are appealing for information after a stolen golf buggy was found burnt out in Grange Park on Thursday afternoon (17 August). It was located just off Dingle Avenue by a police officer at around 1pm and is believed to have been stolen overnight from the Stanley Park Golf Course. This...

    22/08/2017
  9. Man indecently exposes himself to Blackpool schoolgirls blackpool

    An investigation is underway following several reports of indecent exposure in Blackpool. The victims, all aged between 11 ...

    An investigation is underway following several reports of indecent exposure in Blackpool. The victims, all aged between 11 and 14, have been targeted between June and August. Around 6.50pm on June 18, a man exposed himself to three girls in Marton Drive. The offender was described as...

    22/08/2017
  10. LJLA encouraging more people with a disability to fly blackpool

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of ...

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of assistance they provide to passengers with a disability, with Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) receiving a ‘good’ rating in terms of the support it provides. The...

    22/08/2017
  11. Flowers not Fracking blackpool

    Frack Free Southport, Frack Free Formby, Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth and Sefton Green Party were firmly planted at ...

    Frack Free Southport, Frack Free Formby, Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth and Sefton Green Party were firmly planted at Southport’s Flower Show this week, raising awareness of impending fracking issues. They also had a presence at Jeremy Corbyn’s Rally, along with Ribble Estuary Against...

    22/08/2017
  12. Driver advice as clubbers head for Creamfields blackpool

    Highways England is advising drivers traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 over the forthcoming late summer bank ...

    Highways England is advising drivers traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 over the forthcoming late summer bank holiday weekend with up to 60,000 dance music lovers heading to the annual Creamfields festival in Cheshire. Creamfields 2017 features 4 days of events – running...

    21/08/2017
  13. 5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit blackpool

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The ...

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The Department of Health has announced £5 million of funding for a new obesity policy research unit at University College London. One year on from the launch of the childhood...

    21/08/2017
  14. Gordon thanks stem cell donors in Blackpool South for Blood Cancer campaign blackpool

    Gordon has teamed up with the charity Anthony Nolan to thank the 502 people in his constituency who have registered with them as ...

    Gordon has teamed up with the charity Anthony Nolan to thank the 502 people in his constituency who have registered with them as stem cell donors. Young men aged between 16-30 are the most likely to be asked to donate to give someone with blood cancer or a blood disorder a second chance at...

    21/08/2017
  15. Doncaster Rovers 3 Blackpool 3 blackpool

    Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers shared the points after a pulsating 3-3 draw at the Keepmoat Stadium, as Gary Bowyers men came ...

    Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers shared the points after a pulsating 3-3 draw at the Keepmoat Stadium, as Gary Bowyer’s men came from behind on three separate occasions. Sean Longstaff, Ollie Turton and Callum Cooke produced three brilliant finishes and the perfect response each time, as The...

    21/08/2017
  16. Blackpool man wanted by police blackpool

    A 31-year-old man from Blackpool is wanted by police after failing to appear at court. Elliot Jones, from North Shore, was due ...

    A 31-year-old man from Blackpool is wanted by police after failing to appear at court. Elliot Jones, from North Shore, was due to appear at Preston Crown Court on August 3 for a pre-trial hearing after being charged with rape by police in January. His trial is due to start on Monday (August...

    21/08/2017
  17. Man jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine to Blackpool blackpool

    A man has been jailed after being stopped on the M55 with 2kg of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment in his van. ...

    A man has been jailed after being stopped on the M55 with 2kg of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment in his van. Stephen Allen, 37, of Warrington Road, Prescot, was sentenced yesterday (Wednesday) at Preston Crown Court to six years and nine months in prison, after pleading guilty to...

    21/08/2017
  18. Southport Rescue help out at launch of Clipper Race-Video blackpool

    Southport Rescue had the honour of helping out at the start of the round the world Clipper Race on the River Mersey yesterday. ...

    Southport Rescue had the honour of helping out at the start of the round the world Clipper Race on the River Mersey yesterday. The biggest ever edition of the Clipper...

    21/08/2017
  19. Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams blackpool

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) ...

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) confirmed new measures to protect private pension savers from the threat of unscrupulous pension scammers. The measures will include: a ban on cold calling in...

    20/08/2017
  20. Healthwatch Lancashire launches online voice group blackpool

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their health and social care services. The ‘Voice Box Online’ Facebook group is open to members of the public of all ages and backgrounds who are experts in their own...

    20/08/2017
  21. The Prime Minister's statement on the attack in Barcelona. blackpool

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. ...

    18/08/2017
  22. Advice available for Lancashire young people blackpool

    Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, ...

    Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, support and guidance is available from 'Talkzone', the county council's advice service. Young people between the ages of 12 and 19 can access this support by...

    18/08/2017
  23. Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off blackpool

    Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP visits the North West of ...

    Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP visits the North West of England to look at what is being done to tackle hate crime. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP will be visiting the North West of England today to look at what is...

    17/08/2017
  24. Recycling shop sells a record breaking 100,000 of second hand goods blackpool

    Reclaiming and repairing unwanted items has helped Blackpool Councils recycling shop sell a record breaking £100,000 of ...

    Reclaiming and repairing unwanted items has helped Blackpool Council’s recycling shop sell a record breaking £100,000 of second hand goods this year. The money comes from the revenue made at the Tip Shop, which is located on the first level of the tip at Bristol Avenue, Bispham, and offers...

    16/08/2017
  25. Blackpool shop worker stole from workplace to pay off drug debt blackpool

    A Blackpool shop worker stole from his workplace to pay off a cannabis debt of several hundred pounds he owed to his dealer. ...

    A Blackpool shop worker stole from his workplace to pay off a cannabis debt of several hundred pounds he owed to his dealer. Jake Pickering-Cockell stole £750 from the safe at the Thorntons shop in Blackpool town centre and did not return to work. Pickering-Cockell, aged 19, of Cheryl...

    16/08/2017
  26. Sarah launches tasty vegetarian business in Blackpool blackpool

    Guidance from Blackpool Councils Get Started team has helped a Blackpool woman open her own new vegetarian and vegan café ...

    Guidance from Blackpool Council’s Get Started team has helped a Blackpool woman open her own new vegetarian and vegan café and takeaway in the town. Sarah Fox recently threw open the doors of her new business, PL. Greens on Mere Road, and is starting to build up a number of satisfied...

    15/08/2017
  27. Man sentenced for Cleveleys rape blackpool

    A Blackpool man has been jailed for the rape of a young woman in Cleveleys. Kieran Ralston, 21, of Manchester Road was ...

    A Blackpool man has been jailed for the rape of a young woman in Cleveleys. Kieran Ralston, 21, of Manchester Road was sentenced eight years imprisonment at Burnley Crown Court after previously being found guilty of the offence on Friday 14 July following a trial. The attack happened on...

    15/08/2017
  28. Concern mounting for missing Blackpool woman, 37 blackpool

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 37-year-old woman who has gone missing from home in Blackpool. ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 37-year-old woman who has gone missing from home in Blackpool. Anne Owen, who is thought to be around eight months pregnant, was last seen on April 27th on Talbot Road, Blackpool. She was reported missing to police on July 25th....

    15/08/2017
  29. Please binit4beaches this summer blackpool

    If youre planning on visiting one of the UKs hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to ...

    If you’re planning on visiting one of the UK’s hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to find a wet wipe buried in the sand next to your picnic spot. It’s unlikely that these wipes have been left here as litter; millions of wipes are wrongly flushed down...

    15/08/2017
  30. Blackpool Air Show a roaring success blackpool

    More than 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the free two-day Blackpool Air Show making it one of the most successful on ...

    More than 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the free two-day Blackpool Air Show – making it one of the most successful on record. An action-packed programme featuring the likes of the RAF Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Breitling Wingwalkers and the world-famous Red Arrows...

    15/08/2017
  31. Making Better Use of NHS 111 blackpool

    The Health Service wants us to use NHS 111 as the first port of call when we need urgent treatment. The big hope is that this will ...

    The Health Service wants us to use NHS 111 as the first port of call when we need urgent treatment. The big hope is that this will take some of the pressure off Accident and Emergency departments, by directing users to the most appropriate place. The mantra is ‘phone up before you turn up’. But...

    15/08/2017
  32. 2016 indicators of a changing climate blackpool

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released ...

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released recently by the American Meteorological Society. It has been widely reported that globally 2016 was one of the two warmest years (along with 2015) in a temperature...

    14/08/2017
  33. Overnight closures later this month for Broughton Bypass work blackpool

    Lancashire County Council has announced the latest overnight closures as part of work on the Broughton Bypass, close to the M55 ...

    Lancashire County Council has announced the latest overnight closures as part of work on the Broughton Bypass, close to the M55 junction. The A6 will be closed between the roundabout at junction one of the M55 and Church Lane, from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August. The road will be...

    14/08/2017
  34. Blackpool girl touched in park blackpool

    Detectives are appealing for information after a girl was touched inappropriately in a Blackpool park. Police were ...

    Detectives are appealing for information after a girl was touched inappropriately in a Blackpool park. Police were called around 5.40pm on Saturday (August 5) following an incident in Stanley Park. Around 4.40pm, a 12-year-old girl was playing near the memorial gardens when she was...

    14/08/2017
  35. Burnley man missing in Blackpool blackpool

    Police are appealing for information about a Burnley man thought to be missing in the Blackpool area. Ryan Hill, 30, ...

    Police are appealing for information about a Burnley man thought to be missing in the Blackpool area. Ryan Hill, 30, travelled to the resort on Sunday (August 6) and is believed to have stayed at a hotel, possibly in the South Shore area. He is described as white, 6ft 6in tall, of stocky...

    14/08/2017
  36. Baby giant born at Blackpool Zoo blackpool

    Blackpool Zoo has welcomed its first ever Giant Anteater pup as the summer holidays get into full swing. Proud parents ...

    Blackpool Zoo has welcomed its first ever Giant Anteater pup as the summer holidays get into full swing. Proud parents Andina and Eskil, who are both six years old, had their first baby at the end of July and the youngster can now be seen hitching a ride on its mother’s back! Although the...

    14/08/2017

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