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  1. Measles outbreaks confirmed in 5 areas across UK blackpool

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 5 areas of England. Latest update As of 14 December, there have been 29 confirmed cases in West Yorkshire, 20 confirmed cases in Cheshire and...

    16/12/2017
  2. Transport Secretary shows no understanding of importance of local bus services blackpool

    Transport Secretary shows no understanding of importance of local bus services At a time when bus services across the ...

    Transport Secretary shows no understanding of importance of local bus services At a time when bus services across the North West have been slashed, the Transport Secretary shows no understanding of the dependence on local transport. According to reports, Secretary of State for...

    16/12/2017
  3. Fleetwood chippy fined for food hygiene offences blackpool

    The owner of a Fish and Chip shop in Fleetwood has admitted 8 Food Hygiene offences in court. 68-year-old Ronnie Brambles who ...

    The owner of a Fish and Chip shop in Fleetwood has admitted 8 Food Hygiene offences in court. 68-year-old Ronnie Brambles who owns The Eating Plaice on Lord Street, was reported to officers by a customer who said she saw a mouse running across the floor. Brambles admitted eight Food Hygiene Act...

    15/12/2017
  4. Pair jailed for more than 30 years for Blackpool attack blackpool

    Two men have been jailed for a total of more than 30 years in prison for the robbery of a man in Blackpool. Dale Docherty, ...

    Two men have been jailed for a total of more than 30 years in prison for the robbery of a man in Blackpool. Dale Docherty, 23, of Dinmore Place, Blackpool and Jonathan Johnstone, 23, of Bowland Crescent, Blackpool, were sentenced at Preston Crown Court. Around 9.15am on October 15, 2016,...

    15/12/2017
  5. Educational Diversity wins gold award for young carer support blackpool

    Staff and students at Educational Diversity Pupil Referral Unit in Blackpool have been recognised for the fabulous work they do ...

    Staff and students at Educational Diversity Pupil Referral Unit in Blackpool have been recognised for the fabulous work they do with young carers by achieving a Young Carers in Schools Gold Award. The Young Carers in Schools programme helps educational settings to improve outcomes for...

    15/12/2017
  6. Titan launch regional campaign to raise awareness of the issue of 'County Lines' blackpool

    The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN) are launching a regional campaign to publicise the issue of County Lines, ...

    The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN) are launching a regional campaign to publicise the issue of ‘County Lines’, a tactic in which organised crime groups from large urban areas recruit others to travel to rural or coastal towns to sell Class A drugs for them. The launch...

    15/12/2017
  7. Martin Mere photo competition winner blackpool

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre have announced the winner of the 2017 Martin Mere Wildlife Photography Competition. Steve Liptrot, ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre have announced the winner of the 2017 Martin Mere Wildlife Photography Competition. Steve Liptrot, who grew up in Leyland, has won the competition with an amazing image of a peregrine hunting. Steve, who now lives in South Wales, said: “I was sat in the Ron...

    15/12/2017
  8. BBFC proposed to enforce age verification of online pornography blackpool

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the ...

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the age verification of online pornography in the UK. Age verification will mean anyone who makes pornography available online on a commercial basis must ensure under 18s...

    14/12/2017
  9. North West parents to benefit from Tax-Free Childcare roll out for under 6s blackpool

    Tax Free Childcare is now available to around 140,000 families in the North West whose youngest child is under six. ...

    Tax Free Childcare is now available to around 140,000 families in the North West whose youngest child is under six. Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare – part of the government’s Childcare Choices offer – for children who were aged under six on 24...

    14/12/2017
  10. Have your say on non-residential care charging blackpool

    A consultation giving people the opportunity to have their say about non-residential care charges begins this week. The ...

    A consultation giving people the opportunity to have their say about non-residential care charges begins this week. The eight-week consultation, which begins on Friday 15 December, will give people who use the service the opportunity to share their views by filling in a form that has been...

    14/12/2017
  11. Lancashire schools commended by Ofsted blackpool

    Figures from the latest Ofsted annual report show that the vast majority of Lancashire's children and young people continue to be ...

    Figures from the latest Ofsted annual report show that the vast majority of Lancashire's children and young people continue to be taught in schools that are either good or outstanding. The latest Ofsted statistics show that 94% of Lancashire's primary age pupils attend schools that have been...

    14/12/2017
  12. Gritters in action as wintry showers forecast blackpool

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as wintry showers are expected to hit the county early this evening. Rain, hail, sleet and snow are predicted, with the potential for difficult driving conditions,...

    13/12/2017
  13. Arriva Industrial dispute has been resolved blackpool

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: Arriva ...

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva North West is delighted that our latest offer of a two year pay agreement has been accepted by our drivers. Throughout this dispute we have maintained that talks and...

    13/12/2017
  14. AFC Fylde suffered late heartbreak in their FA Cup second round replay against Wigan blackpool

    AFC Fylde suffered late heartbreak in their FA Cup second round replay against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. Danny Rowe ...

    AFC Fylde suffered late heartbreak in their FA Cup second round replay against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. Danny Rowe put the Coasters ahead midway through the second-half after Simon Grand had cancelled out Ivan Toney’s opener, however Wigan substitute Will Grigg struck twice in the...

    13/12/2017
  15. Annual Carol Service Takes Place blackpool

    The Blackpool FC Community Trust's annual carol service took place at Bloomfield Road this afternoon. The service, led by ...

    The Blackpool FC Community Trust's annual carol service took place at Bloomfield Road this afternoon. The service, led by Club Chaplain Rev. Michael Ward, was held in the Sponsors Lounge and attended by the first-team squad and Community Trust. Readings were made by manager Gary Bowyer,...

    13/12/2017
  16. Educational Diversity wins gold award for young carer support blackpool

    Staff and students at Educational Diversity Pupil Referral Unit in Blackpool have been recognised for the fabulous work they do ...

    Staff and students at Educational Diversity Pupil Referral Unit in Blackpool have been recognised for the fabulous work they do with young carers by achieving a Young Carers in Schools Gold Award. The Young Carers in Schools programme helps educational settings to improve outcomes for young...

    13/12/2017
  17. Highways Englands intelligent network of the future blackpool

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways ...

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways England to schedule repairs. In a vision of the future outlined today the government company said an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve...

    13/12/2017
  18. 1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas blackpool

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding turning ...

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning wards into waiting rooms’ dementia charity warns. At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but...

    13/12/2017
  19. Ice warning in Lancashire blackpool

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, with an ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, with an ice warning issued by the Met Office. Rain is likely to fall on frozen surfaces creating difficult conditions. The county council is advising people to consider...

    12/12/2017
  20. Revellers warned to 'keep a clear head' around the rail network over the festive seas blackpool

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% ...

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% of those incidents happened over the festive period Network Rail, British Transport Police and RSSB unite to encourage people to “Keep a Clear Head” on and around...

    12/12/2017
  21. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act blackpool

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal ...

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal theft has fallen by more than three quarters in 4 years following action by government to tackle a spike in these crimes. A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act,...

    12/12/2017
  22. MP helps Dogs Trust campaign in fight against puppy smuggling this Christmas blackpool

    Gordon has attended an event in Parliament to highlight the plight of smuggled puppies imported to fuel the Christmas puppy trade. ...

    Gordon has attended an event in Parliament to highlight the plight of smuggled puppies imported to fuel the Christmas puppy trade. This week (5th December) Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity – invited a host of MPs and Peers, including Gordon to its annual parliamentary...

    12/12/2017
  23. Wigan Athletic vs AFC Fylde blackpool

    Tuesday 12th December, 2017, k/o 7:45pm DW Stadium Emirates FA Cup second round replay The Coasters make the short trip ...

    Tuesday 12th December, 2017, k/o 7:45pm DW Stadium Emirates FA Cup second round replay The Coasters make the short trip down the M6 tomorrow evening for our FA Cup second round replay against Wigan Athletic. The two sides went head-to-head in front of the live TV cameras little over a...

    12/12/2017
  24. Richards Wins Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round Award blackpool

    Blackpools Caleb Richards has picked up the third Checkatrade Player of the Round Award of the season for his outstanding ...

    Blackpool’s Caleb Richards has picked up the third Checkatrade Player of the Round Award of the season for his outstanding performance against Middlesbrough U21s at Bloomfield Road last month. Making his first competitive start in an unfamiliar right-back position, the 19-year-old showed his...

    12/12/2017
  25. Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room blackpool

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a ...

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a new relaxation room, which has been designed to help combat some of the psychological effects of a stroke. The room, which is a converted office space, includes...

    11/12/2017
  26. High Sheriff of Lancashire visits Cleveleys Coastal Community Group blackpool

    The High Sheriff of Lancashire visited the Cleveleys Community Team. The High Sheriff of Lancashire Robert Mitchel Webb JP DL ...

    The High Sheriff of Lancashire visited the Cleveleys Community Team. The High Sheriff of Lancashire Robert Mitchel Webb JP DL was greeted by the Mayor of Wyre, Councillor Alice Collinson when he came to see the works undertaken by Cleveleys Coastal Community group. Cleveleys was awarded...

    11/12/2017
  27. A contract for 24 Typhoon aircraft will support jobs at BAE Systems Warton blackpool

    A multi-billion pound contract to supply Qatar with 24 Typhoon aircraft has been signed, supporting manufacturing jobs here on the ...

    A multi-billion pound contract to supply Qatar with 24 Typhoon aircraft has been signed, supporting manufacturing jobs here on the Fylde. In addition, the agreement signed by the Qatar and British Governments also includes a clear intention to proceed with the purchase of Hawk aircraft. ...

    11/12/2017
  28. Boreham Wood 1 AFC Fylde 0 blackpool

    AFC Fylde suffered a narrow defeat in a game of few chances at play-off hopefuls Boreham Wood. Angelo Balantas first-half ...

    AFC Fylde suffered a narrow defeat in a game of few chances at play-off hopefuls Boreham Wood. Angelo Balanta’s first-half strike was the difference between the sides, although the Coasters had two glorious chances at the death to earn a share of the spoils. Dave Challinor welcomed back...

    11/12/2017
  29. Blackpool 1 Rotherham United 2 blackpool

    Two second-half goals from David Ball saw Rotherham come back from behind to beat Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road. The ...

    Two second-half goals from David Ball saw Rotherham come back from behind to beat Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road. The striker struck twice in the final 15 minutes to give The Millers all three points, with Blackpool having earlier gone ahead thanks to a stunning strike from Kelvin Mellor,...

    11/12/2017
  30. Poets view of rural beauty blackpool

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by David Secrett: A Poets View of Rural Beauty. ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by David Secrett: A Poet’s View of Rural Beauty. The exhibition, running until 20 January 2018 is focused on landscapes. As a professional trained artist, David’s view of the natural world and its ‘poetry’ results in...

    11/12/2017
  31. Festive fun at Martin Mere blackpool

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the ...

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want to get outdoors to walk off the Christmas turkey or your new year’s resolution is get healthier surrounded by wetlands and nature....

    11/12/2017
  32. Missing from home - Arthur Platt-now found blackpool

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming ...

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 83 year-old man who has gone missing in Wirral. Arthur Platt was last seen leaving his home address in Noctorum at 8.50am...

    11/12/2017
  33. 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 8 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December but 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...

    09/12/2017
  34. Ten minute passport renewal service extends to 16 to 25 year olds blackpool

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majestys ...

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majesty’s Passport Office announced today. The online passport renewal service, which takes an average of 10 minutes to complete, has previously only been available to...

    08/12/2017
  35. Boreham Wood vs AFC Fylde blackpool

    Boreham Wood vs AFC Fylde Saturday 9th December, 2017, k/o 3pm Meadow Park Vanarama National League AFC Fylde return ...

    Boreham Wood vs AFC Fylde Saturday 9th December, 2017, k/o 3pm Meadow Park Vanarama National League AFC Fylde return to league action this weekend for the first time in a fortnight following their exploits in the FA Cup.

    08/12/2017
  36. 'Give Way' introduced on Fishergate in central Preston blackpool

    New Give Way markings are being trialled on one of Preston's main shopping streets, to help to reduce queuing at peak times. ...

    New Give Way markings are being trialled on one of Preston's main shopping streets, to help to reduce queuing at peak times. People travelling along Fishergate, towards the railway station will now need to give way at the junction with Butler Street. Markings have been put on the road and...

    08/12/2017

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