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  1. LJLA unveils ambitious plans for future growth blackpool

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is to set out its vision of future developments and continued expansion of its business ...

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is to set out its vision of future developments and continued expansion of its business through to 2030 and to 2050 as it launches its updated Airport Master Plan as part of a four week public consultation which starts next week. The Airport has ambitious...

    26/06/2017
  2. A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere blackpool

    A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre a White Stork enclosure. Three ...

    A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre – a White Stork enclosure. Three white storks have been released into the waterfowl gardens near the Eco-garden. Grounds manager, Steve Nasir, said: “The white storks are a great new addition to the...

    26/06/2017
  3. Most wanted David and Mark Gaskell blackpool

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. David John Gaskell, 27 years, was sentenced to nine-and-half-years in prison on 18 January 2011 at Liverpool Crown Court after being convicted of causing death by...

    26/06/2017
  4. Reappeal MFH Trevor Farthing blackpool

    Merseyside Police is re-issuing an appeal for information to help trace a missing 52-year-old man. Trevor Farthing was ...

    Merseyside Police is re-issuing an appeal for information to help trace a missing 52-year-old man. Trevor Farthing was last seen Wednesday 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road at around 9.30am. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as white, 5ft...

    25/06/2017
  5. Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside blackpool

    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an ...

    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. DVSA will be target lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to...

    25/06/2017
  6. UK to observe a minute​​s silence for victims of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack blackpool

    The UK will observe a minute'sâ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minuteâs silence will be held at 12 ...

    The UK will observe a minute's​ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minute​’s silence will be held at 12 noon on Monday 26 June in remembrance of those affected by the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park on Monday. The silence will be marked at all government buildings and other organisations may...

    24/06/2017
  7. Planned roadworks in the North West blackpool

    Planned road works in the North West summary for Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2017. The following summary of planned ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 23 June and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    23/06/2017
  8. Back to hard work after the election blackpool

    The General Election is over, and we can finally get back to business. For a snap election, it certainly seemed to last a ...

    The General Election is over, and we can finally get back to business. For a ‘snap’ election, it certainly seemed to last a while. I want to thank all those who put themselves forward for election, and especially our two MPs, Gordon Marsden and Paul Maynard – I look forward to working with them...

    23/06/2017
  9. Join the festivities on 8 July when 1926 will be revisited blackpool

    Blackpools Stanley Park is now in its 90th summer since opening in 1926. The Friends of Stanley Park along with Blackpool ...

    Blackpool’s Stanley Park is now in its 90th summer since opening in 1926. The Friends of Stanley Park along with Blackpool Council and other organisations are planning a huge celebration – and everyone is invited to come along to enjoy an historic and fun-filled day. To mark the occasion...

    23/06/2017
  10. UK Coastguard safety plea after 68 children reported missing on UK beaches blackpool

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 ...

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK coast. All children were found safely, but with so many reports coming in during the...

    23/06/2017
  11. Iconic hotel fined for food safety breaches blackpool

    The operator of a landmark hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety ...

    The operator of a landmark hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations. Britannia Hotels Ltd, which runs the Adelphi Hotel was sentenced after appearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court and was fined £232,500 and made...

    23/06/2017
  12. New affordable homes to be offered in Rufford blackpool

    If you are looking for a new home in Rufford keep an eye out for new affordable homes available to rent and buy that are expected ...

    If you are looking for a new home in Rufford keep an eye out for new affordable homes available to rent and buy that are expected to be completed shortly. West Lancashire Borough Council has negotiated an arrangement with Jones Homes to provide 14 affordable homes on their popular development...

    22/06/2017
  13. Council leader says no business rate promise will hurt budget blackpool

    The leader of Blackpool Council says the government has gone back on a promise to let local authorities keep all of the business ...

    The leader of Blackpool Council says the government has gone back on a promise to let local authorities keep all of the business rates they collect. No mention was made of this in the Queen's Speech yesterday. Simon Blackburn says he’s disappointed.

    22/06/2017
  14. Blackpool hub for victims of crime opens blackpool

    Lancashire Victim Services have launched their Blackpool Hub to offer emotional support, information and practical help to victims ...

    Lancashire Victim Services have launched their Blackpool Hub to offer emotional support, information and practical help to victims and witnesses of crime. The event, opened by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw served to share information about the service with local organisations,...

    22/06/2017
  15. The fixtures for the 2017/18 Football League season have been released. blackpool

    Blackpool begin their League One campaign on Saturday, August 5th away at Bradford, while Fleetwood host Rotherham. In terms of ...

    Blackpool begin their League One campaign on Saturday, August 5th away at Bradford, while Fleetwood host Rotherham. In terms of local derbies, Fleetwood Town will host Blackpool on Saturday, November 25th, with the return fixture at Bloomfield Road on Saturday, April 14th. The festive period...

    22/06/2017
  16. Blackpool Council warn of bogus tree services scam blackpool

    Blackpool Council is warning residents to be aware of a scam tree cutting service which is being offered in Blackpool and areas ...

    Blackpool Council is warning residents to be aware of a scam tree cutting service which is being offered in Blackpool and areas around the north west. The warning follows an incident on or around the 12 June when an elderly resident who resides on Daggers Lane, Blackpool was cold called by...

    22/06/2017
  17. Support 'Shared Lives Week' 17-25 June blackpool

    Blackpool Council is encouraging people to support national Shared Lives Week which runs from 17-25 June. The Shared Lives ...

    Blackpool Council is encouraging people to support national Shared Lives Week which runs from 17-25 June. The Shared Lives service offers an alternative to traditional residential accommodation for people aged 16 or over with a recognised need. Specially recruited carers provide much...

    22/06/2017
  18. Teenagers missing from Appley Bridge blackpool

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, ...

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, 14, were last seen at Middlebrook Retail Park in Bolton at around 12.20pm on Monday, June 19. Both boys were last seen wearing light blue school polo shirts, black...

    21/06/2017
  19. Beautiful But Deadly Hidden Dangers of Swimming in Reservoirs blackpool

    United Utilities has launched its reservoir safety campaign to coincide with National Drowning Prevention Week. This campaign is ...

    United Utilities has launched its reservoir safety campaign to coincide with National Drowning Prevention Week. This campaign is called ‘Beautiful but deadly’. With latest statistics revealing 300 people in the UK lost their lives in 2016 due to accidental drowning (source: National Water...

    21/06/2017
  20. Serious assault in Blackpool blackpool

    DETECTIVES in Blackpool are investigating an assault which has left a man with serious injuries. Officers are trying to piece ...

    DETECTIVES in Blackpool are investigating an assault which has left a man with serious injuries. Officers are trying to piece together the events which led to Tom Radley suffering a number of wounds, including fractures and internal injuries. Mr Radley, 32, of Raikes Parade Blackpool, is...

    21/06/2017
  21. Motorcycle collision on M6 blackpool

    Police are appealing for information following a motorcycle collision on the M6 in Lancaster. At around 9.35am on Sunday, ...

    Police are appealing for information following a motorcycle collision on the M6 in Lancaster. At around 9.35am on Sunday, June 18 a Suzuki motorbike was travelling north between Junction 33 and 34 when it collided with a Skoda Yeti which was towing a caravan. The motorcycle rider, a 38...

    21/06/2017
  22. New memorial garden unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters blackpool

    A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire ...

    A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters. The garden features a memorial wall with individual plaques for fallen officers and a fountain in the centre. The plaques are inscribed with...

    21/06/2017
  23. Hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men blackpool

    Men who have sex with men - especially those attending World Pride in Madrid - are advised to take precautions against hepatitis ...

    Men who have sex with men - especially those attending World Pride in Madrid - are advised to take precautions against hepatitis A. Public Health England (PHE) is urging gay and bisexual men to take extra precautions against infection of hepatitis A, as cases are increasingly reported in the...

    21/06/2017
  24. New Armed Forces and Veterans Champion for Lancashire blackpool

    Lancashire County Council's new Armed Forces & Veterans Champion has been talking about his role ahead of Armed Forces Day. ...

    Lancashire County Council's new Armed Forces & Veterans Champion has been talking about his role ahead of Armed Forces Day. County Councillor Alf Clempson represents Poulton-le-Fylde. He joined the Army aged 16 and went on to serve for 24 years in the Scots Guards. He attained the rank of...

    21/06/2017
  25. Eat safe this summer blackpool

    We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer ...

    We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer months? New research indicates that people in the North West could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge of...

    20/06/2017
  26. Locally four people have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. blackpool

    Beverley Robinson, Principal of Blackpool and the Fylde College is awarded the OBE for services to Further Education. She said: ...

    Beverley Robinson, Principal of Blackpool and the Fylde College is awarded the OBE for services to Further Education. She said: ''This honour is in recognition of the work of everyone at Blackpool and The Fylde College. The organisation is continuously recognised among the top performing...

    20/06/2017
  27. Blackpool MP's anger after UU water crisis prosecution blackpool

    United Utilities is to be prosecuted over water contamination that left thousands of local residents unable to drink tap water for ...

    United Utilities is to be prosecuted over water contamination that left thousands of local residents unable to drink tap water for more than three weeks. The cryptosporidium bug was found at Franklaw water treatment works outside Preston on 6th August 2015. It affected supplies on the...

    20/06/2017
  28. Inquest into Freckleton vicarage baby death continues blackpool

    The inquest continues today into the death of a baby boy at a vicarage in Freckleton. Yesterday the hearing heard that Ruth ...

    The inquest continues today into the death of a baby boy at a vicarage in Freckleton. Yesterday the hearing heard that Ruth Percival managed to keep it all a secret until her dad James found she'd given birth in the bathroom. He tried to revive the baby but he had died. Her mother...

    20/06/2017
  29. Blackpool FC issue statement over son of chairman blackpool

    Blackpool Football Club has been asked to issue the following statement on behalf of its Club President, Valeri Belokon. There ...

    Blackpool Football Club has been asked to issue the following statement on behalf of its Club President, Valeri Belokon. There are things in our life that exist above everything else and urgently affect all aspects of our life. It is today that we humbly recognise such circumstances and ask...

    20/06/2017
  30. New Blackpool Business Development Completed blackpool

    Enterprise Court, a new commercial development at the heart of the Blackpool Enterprise Zone, Blackpool Business Park is now ...

    Enterprise Court, a new commercial development at the heart of the Blackpool Enterprise Zone, Blackpool Business Park is now complete. With 6 out of 12 units already reserved off plan, some of the new owner/occupiers joined developer Lanceshire Ltd, Business and Government VIPs, Local...

    20/06/2017
  31. Your Blackpool delivered from today blackpool

    The latest edition of Your Blackpool, Blackpool Councils community newspaper, will be delivered from today. We use the ...

    The latest edition of Your Blackpool, Blackpool Council’s community newspaper, will be delivered from today. We use the newspaper to tell residents about the services we provide, local activities and events and community news and updates in our town centre and neighbourhoods. It tells you...

    20/06/2017
  32. Man dies in collision blackpool

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision. The collision happened at about 6.20pm on Saturday, June ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision. The collision happened at about 6.20pm on Saturday, June 17th when a 125cc scooter heading East on the B5254 Leyland Road at Lower Penwortham lost control on the approach to a right hand bend. The rider collided with a row of...

    19/06/2017
  33. Home Secretary statement: Finsbury Park incident blackpool

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given the following statement in reaction to the incident at Finsbury Park. Home Secretary Amber ...

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given the following statement in reaction to the incident at Finsbury Park. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “My thoughts are with all those affected by the appalling incident at Finsbury Park. I am in contact with the Metropolitan Police who have confirmed it is...

    19/06/2017
  34. UK to observe minute​​'s silence for victims of Grenfell Tower fire blackpool

    The United Kingdom will observe a minutes silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all ...

    The United Kingdom will observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower. The silence will be marked at all Government buildings and other organisations may follow suit. On Friday the...

    18/06/2017
  35. Have you seen Marcus Thomas from Wales? blackpool

    Marcus, 15, who is originally from Wales, was last seen on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Lancashire Hill, Stockport. He is ...

    Marcus, 15, who is originally from Wales, was last seen on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Lancashire Hill, Stockport. He is described as 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with brown shoulder-length hair extensions, blue eyes and speaks with a Welsh accent. He is also known as Nicola Joe Thomas and was...

    16/06/2017
  36. 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 16 June and could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 June 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...

    16/06/2017

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