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UPDATED: Adamms Family-loving cockatiel back at his Bispham home after going missing

Three-year-old pet Billy, said to be so tame he will land on people's shoulders, arms, or head, flew off after getting spooked in his back garden in Whiteholme Road yesterday afternoon.

Vicky Louise, 20, the daughter of Billy's owner Michelle, said: "We've searched high and low and can't ...

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Steven Croft shines as Lancashire edge a Roses thriller against Yorkshire

Lancashire defended 311 and 16 off the last over to win a nail-biting Easter Sunday Roses clash by one run at Emerald Headingley and end their losing start to the Royal London One-Day Cup.

A thrilling clash swung this way and that, with Saqib Mahmood conceding two fours to Jonny Tattersall ...

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Casualty rescued after Scorton fall

A casualty was taken to hospital this afternoon after a fall in the Lancashire countryside

Shortly after 11.30am today the retained fire engine from Garstang assisted the North West Ambulance Service in a person rescue.

A casualty had fallen into a river in Scorton and hit their head ...

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Five Britons among more than 200 killed in Easter Sunday massacre in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Theresa May said the Easter Sunday massacre was "truly appalling", and "no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear".

Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said three Britons and two holding joint US and British nationalities were killed. A Blackpool businessman was ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Blackpool set a target of 6,000 season ticket purchases as they go on sale this week

Blackpool FC’s season tickets go on sale to the public this Wednesday and the interim board say they’re hopeful of reaching the 6,000 mark.

The interim board has stressed the importance of selling as many as possible to keep the club ticking over in the short-term before new ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Drink-drive Blackpool mum jailed for taking tot on terror ride

A mum was almost three times the legal limit as she drunkenly drove her toddler son around town late at night.

Melissa Rady, of Beardshaw Avenue, South Shore, was so drunk she was oblivious to the police car chasing her through the resort as she swerved her Peugeot from side to side – ...

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Squires Gate 0 Bootle 1: Late goal sees Gate beaten by promotion hopefuls

Squires Gate lost 1-0 against promotion-chasing Bootle as they gave them a tough game at The Brian Addison Stadium.

The visitors dominated possession in the opening exchanges as they looked to go 19 games unbeaten.

Gate’s first chance of the game came after seven minutes when Gary ...

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James Hill could make his first league start as Fleetwood Town head to Blackpool on Easter Monday

Clint Hill says Fleetwood Town youngster James Hill is in with a shout of making his first league start at dad Matt’s old club, Blackpool.

The 17-year-old made an impressive cameo off the bench in Town’s 1-1 draw with Peterborough United on Friday.

It was his first league ...

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UPDATED: Adamms Family-loving cockatiel back at his Bispham home after going missing

Three-year-old pet Billy, said to be so tame he will land on people's shoulders, arms, or head, flew off after getting spooked in his back garden in Whiteholme Road yesterday afternoon.

Vicky Louise, 20, the daughter of Billy's owner Michelle, said: "We've searched high and low and can't ...

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Britons feared to have been caught up in Sri Lankan Easter Sunday massacre

Britons are thought to be among those caught up in a series of explosions which ripped through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, killing more than 100 people.

Theresa May said the Easter Sunday massacre was "truly appalling" and "no one should ever have to practise their faith in ...

yesterday 13:11 open_in_new
Fylde coast cricket round-up: Fleetwood stun champions Blackpool on opening day; draws for St Annes and Lytham

The cat was thrown among the pigeons on the first day of the Northern Premier Cricket League season as Fleetwood stunned champions Blackpool at Stanley Park.

READ MORE: Fylde coast clubs look ahead to gripping cricket season Beaten only twice throughout the 2018 campaign, Blackpool went ...

yesterday 13:11 open_in_new
Fylde boss Dave Challinor could change winning team for trip to title-chasing Salford City

READ MORE: Danny Rowe dazzler seals Fylde play-off spot

The penultimate day of the regular National League season is an intriguing one in the promotion race as four of the top five face each other.

Salford have won their last five games but are under greater pressure than Fylde ...

yesterday 11:05 open_in_new
Family 'gutted' after Adamms Family-loving cockatiel goes missing from Bispham home

A cockatiel has gone missing from home in Bispham, with his owners appealing to Gazette readers to help get their bird home safely.

Three-year-old pet Billy, said to be so tame he will land on people's shoulders, arms, or head, flew off after getting spooked in his back garden in ...

yesterday 11:05 open_in_new
Firefighters called to blaze in St Annes

A shed went up in flames in Fairview Avenue, St Annes.

Two fire engines and crews were tasked with putting the blaze out at around 7.08pm yesterday, officials said.

The fire - in the back garden of somebody’s home – spread to “external fittings”, a fire service spokesman ...

yesterday 11:05 open_in_new
Theresa May condemns 'truly appalling' Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka

Easter Sunday attacks which left more than 100 dead in Sri Lanka were "truly appalling", Theresa May has said.

The Prime Minister said "no one should ever have to practise their faith in fear" following blasts which tore through three churches and three hotels.

The sites were hit ...

yesterday 11:05 open_in_new
National Action whistle-blower warned by police his life is in danger after scuppering Blackpool neo-Nazi Jack Renshaw's plot to kill Rosie Cooper

Robbie Mullen reported a threat against Labour MP Rosie Cooper to Hope Not Hate after 23-year-old Jack Renshaw, from Blackpool, spoke of his plan in July 2017.

Renshaw admitted making preparations to kill West Lancashire representative Ms Cooper - including purchasing a 19-inch (48cm) ...

yesterday 10:02 open_in_new
Woman and dog rescued from mud at Freckleton

Lytham and Fleetwood Coastguard raced to the scene after reports of the incident in Freckleton creek.

A passer-by had helped the woman to safety early on Saturday evening.

But her dog was missing.

After an hour's search by boat and on land, the German Shepherd was found safe ...

yesterday 10:02 open_in_new
Police use specialist tactics to stop M6 driver... here's why

Traffic police used specialist tactics to stop the driver of this white Range Rover on the M6 motorway.

The Lancashire Road Policing Unit accused the motorist of trying to "drive from Blackpool to London whilst drunk" overnight.

One person was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, ...

yesterday 08:59 open_in_new
Woman and dog rescued from mud near Freckleton

Lytham and Fleetwood Coastguard raced to the scene after reports of the incident in Freckleton creek.

A passer-by had helped the woman to safety early on Saturday evening.

But her dog was missing.

After an hour's search, the Coastguard located the dog safe and well and reunited ...

yesterday 08:59 open_in_new
Vision unveiled for multi-million pound holiday site near Blackpool

A £35m holiday park could be built on the edge of Blackpool if plans to transform 165 acres of Fylde countryside get the go ahead.

Pure Leisure Group, one of the UK's leading holiday park operators, has submitted plans to Fylde Council for the scheme on land at Windy Harbour between ...

yesterday 23:32 open_in_new
Lanes closed on M55 overnight

Highways England said it would affect the M55 westbound between junctions Junction 3 for Kirkham and junction 4 for Blackpool.

.Lane three will be closed for emergency barrier repairs from 8pm on April 20 to 04:00 on April 21.

The same applies on the M55 eastbound between Junction 4 ...

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