Latest News Blackpool

Headlines
22 people dead after terrorist attack at Manchester Arena during Ariana Grande pop concert

Twenty two people have died after a blast tore through crowds leaving a pop concert at Manchester Arena in a suspected terror attack.

Witnesses reported hearing a "huge bang" at the venue during a sold-out Ariana Grande gig on Monday evening.

GMP's Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said

yesterday 13:45
22 people dead after terrorist attack at Manchester Arena during Ariana Grande pop concert

Twenty two people have died after a blast tore through crowds leaving a pop concert at Manchester Arena in a suspected terror attack.

Witnesses reported hearing a "huge bang" at the venue during a sold-out Ariana Grande gig on Monday evening.

GMP's Chief

yesterday 12:39
22 people dead after terrorist incident at Manchester Arena during Ariana Grande pop concert

Nineteen people have died after a blast tore through crowds leaving a pop concert at Manchester Arena in a suspected terror attack.

Witnesses reported hearing a "huge bang" at the venue during a sold-out Ariana Grande gig on Monday evening.

GMP's Chief

yesterday 08:15
DREAMCATCHER: There's a ghost outside my room

DREAMCATCHER : Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey interpret your dreams

Today's dream from Noah:

This is the first time in years I have had this type of dream. The dream begins with me lying in bed in the dark. I turn to notice a ghost on the landing. I was terrified and

yesterday 07:09
SKYWATCH: swirls, curls and electric blue whirls

THE Sun isn't setting until almost 10pm now, so astronomers and sky watchers have to stay up really late - until around 1 or 2am - if we want to see a dark, starry sky and look at all the fascinating 'faint fuzzies' through our telescopes. But if that doesn't appeal to you there's still a lot

2017-05-22 22:09
Poetry festival returns for more chapter and verse

ONLY weeks to go before prominent poetic voices from far and wide head for Abbot Hall Art Gallery for the second Kendal Poetry Festival.

Running from Friday-Sunday, June 16-18, inspired festival co-directors Kim Moore and Pauline Yarwood have put together another superb line-up of

2017-05-22 21:03
PROPERTY: Sundown, bungalow with lovely gardens for sale in Heversham with Armitstead Barnett for offers in region of £425,0

AN ATTRACTIVE detached bungalow with mature gardens and a paddock is for sale in the rural village of Heversham, close to Kendal.

Sundown is a spacious four-bedroom home with lovingly maintained flowering beds and a manicured lawn to the front, on the market with Armitstead Barnett

2017-05-22 19:57
Police urge vigilance after thieves steal 100 sheep from moorland

A LARGE number of sheep have been stolen from North Yorkshire moorland over the course of the last month.

Between April 16 and May 20, about 100 hog horned sheep, were stolen from Ingleborough Common at the foot of Ingleborough, near Ingleton.

The sheep, ear tag 125037,

2017-05-22 18:51
Parry smashes Carus course record

CARUS Green golf club member Gareth Parry smashed the course record during the Steve Parsons Salver tournament.

Kendal-based Parry, 38, who has been a Carus Green member for more than 10 years and has a handicap of just one, shot 64, an incredible six strokes under par.

2017-05-22 17:45
Regional tennis title for nine-year-old Joseph

YOUNG tennis player Joseph McLaughlin, from Holme, has won his second 9 and under Regional Title winning the Ayrshire Open following on from his Wearside Open victory in February.

Joseph, who only turned nine in April, has been playing for three years training, at Heversham Tennis

2017-05-22 16:39
COLIN SHELBOURN'S ELECTION BLOG: Dear Theresa May

Writer and cartoonist Colin Shelbourn takes a sideways look at the 2017 General Election:

Dear Theresa May

Thank you for your recent letter regarding your decision to call a General Election. I’m thrilled that you specially wrote me, Theresa, when this must be a very

2017-05-22 16:39
Don't miss tickets for Rosemere Cancer Foundation's June 3 music night at Westmorland County Showground, Crooklands

MUSIC lovers are being invited to party the night away while raising money for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The charity is hosting a live music event on Saturday, June 3 at the Westmorland County Showground, Crooklands, as part of the popular Country Fest weekend.

2017-05-22 15:33
Skating star to open Cumbria School Games

JENNA Downing, the world’s number one female inline skater and ten times British Champion will be opening Cumbria School Games this summer on July 12.

She has competed in rollerblading events since she was eight and became the youngest ever female to turn pro aged 12.

2017-05-22 14:27
Skating star to open Cumbria School Games

JENNA Downing, the world’s number one female inline skater and ten times British Champion will be opening Cumbria School Games this summer on July 12.

She has competed in rollerblading events since she was eight and became the youngest ever female to turn pro aged 12.

2017-05-22 14:27
Cartmel and District beat Arnside in extra time to lift Eric Wilson Senior Challenge Cup

CARTMEL and District completed a memorable season with a league and cup double after an entertaining and hard-fought victory after extra time versus Arnside in the Eric Wilson Senior Challenge Cup Final at Lancaster & Morecambe College.

It was Arnside who started the brighter of

2017-05-22 13:21
'Invaluable' air ambulance service celebrates fifteen years

ONE of the region's most vital services is celebrating 15 years as an independent registered charity.

This weekend, the Great North Air Ambulance Service, which operates in the Lake District, Lancashire and Yorkshire, will celebrate with more than 350 supporters at its annual ball,

2017-05-22 13:21
Daily News
Heather Watson advances but Naomi Broady falls in French Open qualifiers

It was a mixed day for British tennis in the first round of the women’s French Open qualifying at Roland Garros.

Naomi Broady fell to a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann while Heather Watson came from a set down to beat Anastasiya Komardina and

today 00:49
Ian Poulter happy to put Wentworth ahead of FA Cup final and Monaco Grand Prix

Ian Poulter insists he would choose a weekend at Wentworth over watching his beloved Arsenal in the FA Cup final and a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.

Poulter has previously made no secret of his dislike for the BMW PGA Championship venue, especially after the controversial redesign by

today 23:41
Nick Kyrgios crashes out of Lyon Open

World number 19 Nick Kyrgios suffered an unexpected second-round loss to Argentina’s Nicolas Kicker at the Lyon Open.

The Australian number four seed, given a bye in the first round, took the opening set before eventually going down 2-6 6-4 6-2 against Kicker, who is ranked at

today 23:41
Thousands gather for vigil in show of defiance after deadly terror attack

Thousands of people have gathered in the centre of Manchester in a show of defiance, declaring they will not be afraid in the wake of the terror attack.

Crowds spilled from Albert Square on to nearby roads, standing together in an act of solidarity, and showing that the city “always

today 22:35
UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical’ following Manchester Arena atrocity

Britain was braced for further terrorist attacks following the Manchester atrocity as Theresa May said the threat level was being raised to its highest possible rating.

In a live televised statement from Downing Street, the Prime Minister said the terror threat level would be increased to

today 22:35
Ajax boss Peter Bosz: Europa League final has lost its glow

Ajax coach Peter Bosz says the Europa League final has lost its “glow” after Monday’s bombing in Manchester.

Manchester United did not hold a pre-match press conference on Tuesday in the wake of the attack that rocked their city.

An explosion at the end of a concert

today 22:35
Eric Cantona posts message of support for victims of Manchester attack

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has recorded a message of support and solidarity for the victims of the terror attack in Manchester, saying “my heart is with you”.

A suicide bombing killed 22 people and left many more injured at the end of an Ariana Grande concert

today 22:35
Birmingham candle-lit vigil cut short after ‘armed man’ arrested

A candle-lit vigil in Birmingham in memory of those killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack was cut short after a man believed to be armed was detained nearby.

The man shouted out as he was handcuffed and led away by officers with West Midlands Police, just a short distance from where

yesterday 21:29
Latest news from Blackpool
today 00:49 Heather Watson advances but Naomi Broady falls in French Open qualifiers
today 23:41 Ian Poulter happy to put Wentworth ahead of FA Cup final and Monaco Grand Prix
today 23:41 Nick Kyrgios crashes out of Lyon Open
today 22:35 Thousands gather for vigil in show of defiance after deadly terror attack
today 22:35 UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical’ following Manchester Arena atrocity
today 22:35 Ajax boss Peter Bosz: Europa League final has lost its glow
today 22:35 Eric Cantona posts message of support for victims of Manchester attack
yesterday 21:29 Birmingham candle-lit vigil cut short after ‘armed man’ arrested
yesterday 21:29 General Election campaigning to remain suspended after Manchester terror attack
yesterday 21:29 Sam Allardyce resigns as Crystal Palace manager
yesterday 19:17 Astronauts complete International Space Station relay box repairs
yesterday 19:17 IS claims responsibility for Manchester atrocity which claims 22 lives
yesterday 19:17 Manchester suicide bomber named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi
yesterday 19:17 Thousands gather for vigil in Manchester show of solidarity
yesterday 19:17 Tianjin Quanjian play down Diego Costa reports
yesterday 19:17 Andrea Radrizzani buys out Massimo Cellino to become Leeds owner
yesterday 19:17 Another star line-up for 11-day illustrious Ulverston International Music Festival
yesterday 18:11 NHS workers praised for their ‘superb’ response
yesterday 18:11 Drone came within 20 metres of plane at Edinburgh Airport
yesterday 18:11 Eight-year-old girl among first Manchester blast victims to be named
yesterday 18:11 Families comforting each other at Etihad Stadium support centre
yesterday 18:11 Theresa May hails ‘unbreakable spirit’ of Mancunians in book of condolence
yesterday 18:11 Baby Charlie Gard’s parents await ruling on taking son to US for treatment
yesterday 18:11 Champions Trophy teams reassured over safety following Manchester terror attack
yesterday 18:11 Koscielny to miss FA Cup final following unsuccessful red-card appeal
yesterday 18:11 Cracksman pleases John Gosden as Investec Derby hope enjoys Epsom spin
yesterday 18:11 Tom Dumoulin answers call of nature then retains Giro d’Italia lead
yesterday 18:11 PROPERTY: Hutton Bank, Newby Bridge, on market for £1.5 million with Thomson Hayton Winkley
yesterday 18:07 Former Blackpool striker Nile Ranger jailed for 8 months
yesterday 18:07 Lancashire shows solidarity with Manchester bomb victims
yesterday 17:05 Manchester’s community ‘an example to the world’, William says
yesterday 17:05 Islamic State’s responsibility for Manchester terror attack ‘not verified’
yesterday 17:05 Banned Joey Barton released by Burnley
yesterday 17:05 Hannah Macleod announces retirement from international hockey
yesterday 17:05 REVIEW: New album by acclaimed songwriter Albert Hammond
yesterday 15:57 I will make World Health Organisation more relevant, says British candidate
yesterday 15:57 Charles and Camilla express sympathy over ‘truly dreadful’ attack
yesterday 15:57 Rail strikes called off following Manchester terror attack
yesterday 15:57 Solemn duty to remember Holocaust victims, says Donald Trump on memorial visit
yesterday 15:57 Extra armed police at Wembley for FA Cup final
yesterday 15:57 How events unfolded at Manchester Arena
yesterday 15:57 James Anderson facing extended lay-off with torn groin
yesterday 15:57 Joe Marchant and Paul Hill ruled out of England’s summer tour of Argentina
yesterday 15:57 Antoine Griezmann casts more doubt on his future at Atletico Madrid
yesterday 15:57 Cumbria parks in harmony to give bees a chance
yesterday 15:57 Sir Roger Moore dies of cancer aged 89
yesterday 15:57 A trip back in time at Windermere hotel
yesterday 15:57 ‘My first year in new role’ - Cumbria's crime Tsar
yesterday 14:51 Girl aged eight among Manchester victims as IS claims responsibility
yesterday 14:51 Volunteers rush to Etihad Stadium after terror attack
Latest news from Great Britain
today 04:09 ‘We will do it’ Leaked call reveals Trump poised to attack North Korea unless China acts
today 04:09 BREAKING: Airport on LOCKDOWN as flight forced into emergency landing
today 04:09 BREAKING: Stansted Airport terror police arrest man 'plotting attack'
today 03:59 The strange tale of the Gold Nose of Green Ginger found in Bransholme
today 03:59 Miss Hull is crowned! Agatha Lawton juggles pageant and studies to claim victory
today 03:59 Hessle Road prostitutes given 18 banning orders in nine weeks in Hull police clampdown
today 03:59 Landlord David Wood's fury as Hull council try to force him to repair flat he does not own
today 03:59 Alleyway used by druggies and fly-tippers in west Hull could be shut off to stop crime
today 03:59 9/11 widows offer support to people of Manchester after terror attack leaves 22 dead
today 03:59 Manchester Arena attack latest: Olivia Campbell, 15, and mums who went to collect daughters confirmed among 22 dead
today 03:59 Brad Pitt is all smiles in all-white outfit for Tokyo premiere of new Netflix film War Machine
today 03:59 Brad Pitt is all smiles in all-white outfit for Tokyo premiere of new Netflix film War Machine
today 03:51 WATCH: Awkward moment Melania Trump refuses to hold Donald's hand AGAIN on Rome trip
today 03:51 BREAKING: Manhunt underway at NYC airport after man breaches security checkpoint
today 03:51 BREAKING: New Jersey airport closed as United Airlines plane engine catches fire
today 03:51 New Terror? Manchester bombing ‘could have been set up by pro-ISIS al-Qaeda splinter cell'
today 03:51 BREAKING: Anti-terror police arrest man at Stansted Airport as 'he tried to flee to Syria'
today 03:03 Sick online ISIS manual told jihadis to target kids days before Manchester attack
today 03:03 Libya link? Salman Abedi 'returned from ISIS stronghold DAYS before Manchester bombing'
today 03:03 BREAKING: Heartbreak for GMB appeal mum as daughter found dead after Manchester bombing
today 02:53 Liverpool touch down in sunny Sydney hours before taking on Sydney FC in front of 80,000 fans
today 02:53 Liverpool touch down in sunny Sydney hours before taking on Sydney FC in front of 80,000 fans
today 02:53 Kourtney Kardashian flaunts incredible bikini body aboard luxury yacht with toyboy lover Younes Bendjima and Kendall Jenner
today 02:53 Kourtney Kardashian flaunts incredible bikini body aboard luxury yacht with toyboy lover Younes Bendjima and Kendall Jenner
today 02:53 Sean Connery remembers friendship with Sir Roger Moore that was "filled with jokes and laughter"
today 02:53 Sean Connery remembers friendship with Sir Roger Moore that was "filled with jokes and laughter"
today 02:53 Missing Olivia Campbell confirmed among those killed in Manchester terror attack hours after mum's emotional TV plea
today 02:53 Mums waiting to collect teenage daughters at Manchester Arena both died in bombing
today 02:53 Mums waiting to collect teenage daughters at Manchester Arena both died in bombing
today 02:45 ‘Manchester will NOT be broken’ Ex-Ukip MEP urges Britons against complacency after attack
today 02:45 George Galloway blames Tory cuts for making the UK unsafe after Manchester terror attack
today 02:45 BREAKING: GMB mum reveals daughter Olivia Campbell is latest Manchester bombing victim
today 02:15 Dog 'eats' rugby player Matt Shepherd's passport
today 01:57 Twisted Manchester terror attacker ‘hung ISIS flag from house’
today 01:57 Saved by a SELFIE: Lucky teen reveals INCREDIBLE Manchester bombing escape
today 01:47 Antonio Conte ‘fighting’ to keep top Chelsea star? Transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers
today 01:47 Antonio Conte ‘fighting’ to keep top Chelsea star? Transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers
today 01:47 Brendan Cole's brush with death after Strictly star falls 40ft off a ladder - while holding a chainsaw
today 01:47 Brendan Cole's brush with death after Strictly star falls 40ft off a ladder - while holding a chainsaw
today 01:47 Director Zack Snyder thanks fans for support after stepping down from Justice League following daughter's suicide
today 01:47 Director Zack Snyder thanks fans for support after stepping down from Justice League following daughter's suicide
today 01:47 Dark theory behind dates of recent terror attacks - chilling coincidence or something more sinister?
today 01:39 Chocolate helps prevent irregular heartbeat and THIS is how much you should be having
today 01:39 'I wanted to help' Patient gives up his bed for wounded Manchester bombing victim
today 01:39 Former US judge says 'OVERLOAD' from extensive surveillance allowed for terror attack
today 01:39 People of Manchester praised for acts of kindness and bravery in face of bomb attack
today 01:39 Arthritis cure - adding THIS to diet could reduce painful symptoms in the knees
today 01:39 Manchester bombing: Sophisticated terror plot hints killer did not act alone, expert says
today 01:39 ‘Stick your ISIS up your a***’ Football fans sing DEFIANT song after Manchester bombing
today 01:39 Ariana Grande returns to America after 22 people were killed and 59 hurt at Manchester gig