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Star-studded send-off for Dale Winton as TV host laid to rest on 63rd birthday

The former Supermarket Sweep host who turned on Blackpool's Lights in 2006, was laid to rest at a humanist service in central London on Tuesday on what would have been his 63rd birthday.

David Walliams and Martine McCutcheon were among those giving readings at the funeral, which included a ...

yesterday 18:20 open_in_new
High hopes single is an iTunes hit

The release of a new single on iTunes could have staff and patients at the Fylde coast’s children’s hospice singing for joy if it proves a hit.

That’s because proceeds from the sales of Golden Days – written by accountant and part-time songwriter Simon Cox – will be going ...

yesterday 18:20 open_in_new
AFC Fylde announce retained list for 2018/19 season

AFC Fylde have announced five players are to be released as part of their retained list for next season.

READ MORE: Challinor confident of keeping players at Fylde

Following talks with manager Dave Challinor, it has been confirmed Jason Taylor, Matt Blinkhorn, Josh Ezewele, Henry ...

yesterday 17:17 open_in_new
Blackpool's rock rebels inspire young fashion designer's collection

A young Blackpool fashion designer has got her career off to a flying start, thanks to inspiration from  the resort’s punk festival.

Amy Vanderwal, 23, is next week launching her first collection of menswear for superstore Sainsbury’s.

The former Montgomery High and ...

yesterday 13:05 open_in_new
Marks & Spencer announce Lancashire store closure

The closures will affect its clothing and home stores, which have underperformed for several years.

M&S named 14 stores earmarked for closure on Tuesday, with 21 already having shut.

Bayswater, Fleetwood Outlet and Newton Abbot Outlet will close by the end of July 2018. Clacton ...

yesterday 13:05 open_in_new
Swing band to a-pier as part of landmark’s celebration day

A special day to celebrate the place of a Blackpool pier within the resort community will take place next month.

North Pier will stage the first Big Pier Watch Day on Saturday, June 9 - with free entertainment along the 500 metre walkway.

The event, hosted in partnership between ...

yesterday 12:02 open_in_new
Roar-some tribute to Amy Winehouse comes to Fleetwood

The full stage show from Lioness will be recreating the emotional rollercoaster of Amy Winehouse’s career.

The show, featuring Blackpool’s Emma Wright as the tragic star singer-songwriter, comes to Fleetwood’s Marine Hall on Saturday.

A spokesman said: “In her short ...

yesterday 12:02 open_in_new
Dad’s anger at car park penalty

A major Fylde attraction has defended its car parking policy after a tourist was angered at receiving a £100 enforcement notice despite displaying a blue badge.

Menashe Rosenberg was visiting St Annes Pier with his wife Paula and 12-year-old son Izzy, who is registered ...

yesterday 12:02 open_in_new
Welsh choir supports Alfie’s Homecoming show

Homecoming will be the biggest concert Fleetwood has ever hosted and will take place at Fleetwood Town FC’s Highbury Stadium on Saturday, June 2.

The choir of 11 to 19-year-olds, who were finalists in the 2012 series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, will open the show for ...

yesterday 12:02 open_in_new
Lifeboat launched to sea rescue in North Shore

Emergency rescue teams and a lifeboat were called out to the Promenade near to the Hilton Hotel at around 3am on Tuesday.

Crews say that although the man was only ankle deep in water, he was completely cut off by deeper water.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: "There were ...

yesterday 10:59 open_in_new
BREAKING: Marks & Spencer announce Lancashire store closure

The closures will affect its clothing and home stores, which have underperformed for several years.

M&S named 14 stores earmarked for closure on Tuesday, with 21 already having shut.

Bayswater, Fleetwood Outlet and Newton Abbot Outlet will close by the end of July 2018. Clacton ...

yesterday 10:59 open_in_new
Pool new boy Nottingham confident of making step up

Blackpool’s first signing of the summer Michael Nottingham is hoping he can repay Gary Bowyer’s faith by making the step-up to League football.

READ MORE: Social media reaction to Blackpool's first summer signing

The 29-year-old former Salford City defender put pen to ...

yesterday 09:56 open_in_new
Racing tips: Ayr victory for flying Jet?

Jet Streaming can pick up some valuable black type in the Tennent’s British Stallion Studs EBF Rothesay Stakes at Ayr.

The four-year-old was trained by Adrian Keatley in Ireland last year and after winning a competitive handicap at the Galway Festival, she was pretty reasonably ...

yesterday 09:56 open_in_new
'Bionic' gran will be first to undergo titanium operation

Grandmother Linda Edwards is set to make British medical history in a scenario like something from a science fiction film.

The 51-year-old mental health support worker is to become the first woman in Britain to undergo a 3D-printed titanium sternum implant, in a pioneering technique to be ...

yesterday 09:56 open_in_new
Fracking firm in law bid to cut protests

Along with some local farmers, it has filed papers to the High Court, for a hearing in Manchester on May 31.

Cuadrilla, which has also now applied to the Secretary of State to start fracking, currently has an injunction banning trespass on the site and neighbouring fields.

But now it ...

yesterday 09:56 open_in_new
‘The system has failed to help my sick son’

A heartbroken mother who attacked at knifepoint by her mentally ill son has told a court her son has been “failed” by the health and justice systems.

In an unusual step, victim Sarah Cox, who suffered a puncture wound to her leg and cuts to her hands when her son Edward ...

yesterday 09:56 open_in_new
Blackpool hoteliers hit out at plans for flats

A former party hotel in Blackpool’s holiday heartland looks set to be converted to flats, despite objections from other hoteliers who fear the move will undermine the tourism offer.

READ MORE: ‘Party’ hotel is stripped of booze licence

The council’s planning committee ...

yesterday 09:56 open_in_new
Gossip: Chelsea’s top target revealed?

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Daily Telegraph: Bayern Munich striker Robert ...

yesterday 08:53 open_in_new
Contraflow on Preston New Road due to anti-fracking protest

Drivers using Preston New Road this morning have been warned to expect possible delays following protester activity.

Police say that a contraflow has been put in place on the road near to the Cuadrilla fracking site.

A spokesman for Fylde police said: "Good Morning. Due to ...

yesterday 08:53 open_in_new
Barton will leave nothing to chance says new Town recruit Eyre
Steve Eyre will be by Joey Barton’s side when he takes over at Fleetwood next month, and he assured the Cod Army that the  new boss will leave no stone unturned to make a success of his first managerial role. ...
yesterday 08:53 open_in_new
More delays and cancellations on Northern trains after timetabling change

Read more: How late does your train need to be to claim compensation?

Northern has warned its customers to expect more problems today on routes between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport and Clitheroe to Manchester.

Travellers have been warned, however, that issues may affect the ...

yesterday 07:50 open_in_new