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Blackpool linked with loan swoop for highly-rated Derby County prospect

Derby County youngster Calum MacDonald has emerged as a transfer target for Blackpool, according to reports.

READ MORE: Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan rejoins Blackpool on loan

The 21-year-old is on the verge of joining the Seasiders on loan according to the Derby ...

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Simon Grayson explains why Jamie Devitt and Ben Tollitt have been allowed to leave Blackpool on loan

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson says he had no intention of standing in the way of Jamie Devitt and Ben Tollitt in their search for first-team football.

READ MORE: Blackpool winger Ben Tollitt makes short-term loan switch to former side Wrexham

The summer signings have both left ...

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Blackpool winger Ben Tollitt makes short-term loan switch to former side Wrexham

Ben Tollitt is the second of Blackpool's summer signings to have been sent out on loan today, the winger joining Wrexham on a short-term deal.

READ MORE: Jamie Devitt leaves Blackpool for Bradford City just two months after arriving at Bloomfield Road

The 24-year-old only arrived ...

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Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan rejoins Blackpool on loan

READ MORE: Blackpool boss Simon Grayson calling the shots on transfers and hoping to get deals over the line

The 25-year-old rejoins the Seasiders having enjoyed an impressive season-long loan spell at Bloomfield Road last term.

The centre back made 49 appearances in all competitions ...

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Simon Grayson on Ben Heneghan's return to Blackpool

Simon Grayson has spoken of his delight at Blackpool's impressive capture of Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan.

READ MORE: Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan rejoins Blackpool on loan

The centre back returns to Bloomfield Road on loan until January 14.

The ...

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Jamie Devitt leaves Blackpool for Bradford City just two months after arriving at Bloomfield Road

READ MORE: Blackpool boss Simon Grayson calling the shots on transfers and hoping to get deals over the line

The 29-year-old links up with Gary Bowyer at Valley Parade having failed to make a single appearance for the Seasiders.

The midfielder was signed by Terry McPhillips in June ...

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Blackpool boss Simon Grayson does not underestimate the challenge posed by Rochdale

Simon Grayson has stressed the importance of showing Rochdale the respect they deserve.

Brian Barry-Murphy’s men have enjoyed a good start to the season, suffering a first defeat of the campaign in midweek despite an impressive showing against Sunderland.

While the Seasiders are ...

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Lancashire will release former England opener Haseeb Hameed at the end of the season

Haseeb Hameed will leave Lancashire at the end of the season after the club decided against offering the 22-year-old batsman a new contract.

The announcement marks a stunning downturn of fortunes for Hameed, who was once dubbed ‘Baby Boycott’ and exploded on to the international scene ...

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Life-saving Scooby is a doggy blood donor!

Handsome Scooby is saving lives... with a simple 15-minute lie-down.

The Dogue De Bordeux-Rottweiler cross is a fully-registered doggy blood donor, and has already donated two pints of blood to dogs in need.

His owner Anne Pratt, 65, from Bispham, said: “I have always known that ...

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Blackpool move has gone exactly to plan for Sullay Kaikai

Sullay Kaikai says he only has positive things to say about his time at Blackpool so far.

The winger has enjoyed an impressive start to his Blackpool career, becoming a fan favourite with his exciting displays.

The 23-year-old, who scored his first goal for the club in Tuesday ...

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Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton hails subs’ impact during Wycombe Wanderers draw

Joey Barton praised the “massive” impact made by his Fleetwood substitutes against Wycombe Wanderers and says the bench will be key to Town’s success this season.

Ross Wallace entered the fray when Jack Sowerby limped off before half-time in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw

In ...

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'Stumbling' man saved from Blackpool seafront late at night

Teams from Lytham and Fleetwood coastguards were called to Gynn Square at 9.51pm to reports of a person at risk on the cliffs.

They were told that the man was 'anti-police', and would resist contact with officers.

A coastguard spokesman said: "Due to his condition and the location, ...

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Fleetwood Town striker Paddy Madden lifts the lid on his goalscoring secret

Self-belief has been key to Paddy Madden’s success after the Fleetwood Town striker registered his 100th EFL goal this week.

The 29-year-old moved to England eight years ago when he left his native Dublin by swapping Bohemians for Carlisle United during the 2010-11 season.

He ...

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Violent death of Blackpool man to be reviewed in coroners court

A public review into the violent death of a man who was beaten outside a South Shore barber shop will take place at Blackpool Town Hall.

An inquest review into the death of Gary Williams, 31, has been scheduled for September 4 at noon with coroner Alan Wilson.

Mr Williams suffered ...

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Police's 'serious concerns' for woman spotted at McDonald's in Blackpool

Police are looking for a woman who they have "serious concerns" over.

Police officers Blackpool Police Station attended McDonalds on Bank Hey Street at 7pm on Thursday (August 22) following what the force describes as "serious concerns for the woman in yellow shown in the ...

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OPINION: Blackpool’s excellent start doesn’t mask the issues to be addressed

There’s no doubt Simon Grayson would have snapped your hand off had he been offered Blackpool’s impressive start to the new season at the beginning of the month.

Three wins and a draw from the opening four games is as good as you’re going to get and probably beyond ...

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Blackpool SLO column: Seasiders can become an example of a true community club

Top of the league after four games – what a fantastic start! Of course expectations were high, given the seismic changes of the last couple of months.

Thousands of Blackpool fans have been looking forward to the new season in a way we haven’t for years and surely few can be ...

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Fylde coast cricket preview: Fleetwood visit leaders Leyland for must-win clash in Northern League title race

READ MORE: Fleetwood title hopes dented by derby defeat and Lytham savour first victory

Third-placed Fleetwood visit leaders Leyland tomorrow for a match they simply must win if the title is to return to Broadwater for the first time since 2012. Last weekend’s defeat at resurgent ...

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Lancashire's railway crime in numbers: Figures reveal the levels of reported crime across the regions stations

Records were obtained from British Transport Police under the Freedom of Information Act. The force says it is “completely committed to reducing and preventing crime”. Please note: Crimes on trains are usually recorded at the terminus station. These are stations where 30 or more crimes were ...

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Knife man from Lancaster who was Pava sprayed at St Annes bar is spared an immediate jail term after becoming a 'reformed character'

A man who threatened doorstaff with a knife has been given a suspended sentence after a judge was told he had cleaned up his act and wanted to do a degree in criminology.

Maxwell Dennehy, 30, of Littledale, near Brookhouse, Lancaster, ended up being Pava sprayed by an officer who was ...

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