Blackpool Gazette

MATCH REPORT: Fleetwood 3 Northampton 0

Fleetwood Town’s incredible unbeaten run rolls on as they made it 17 without loss thanks to a 3-0 win over Northampton.

Devante Cole gave Fleetwood the lead in the 42nd minute as he curled the ball home from an impossible angle after his initial shot was cleared off the ...

yesterday 12:33 open_in_new
Black ready to battle for Blackpool

New recruit Ian Black says he was only too happy to grab the opportunity of playing for Blackpool with both hands.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who signed until the end of the season following his release from Shrewsbury Town last month, was ineligible to face Crewe last weekend but is ...

yesterday 12:33 open_in_new
Anti-fracking protesters 'tried to breach' Preston New Road site

The road was closed on Saturday afternoon to allow for a 'significant police response' to deal with the situation, Lancashire Police said.

The force said around 150 of the 250 people who made their way to the site following an earlier anti-fracking demonstration tried to breach the secure ...

yesterday 07:03 open_in_new
UPDATED: More disruption as Blackpool flights cancelled

The only commercial service flying into Blackpool Airport has been hit by another day of disruption after Citywing today announced its flights between Blackpool and the Isle of Man would not be going ahead.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has revealed it has suspended ...

2017-02-25 19:49 open_in_new
UPDATED: Anger as ‘Viagra Hotel’ opens in resort

A Blackpool guesthouse has been renamed The Viagra Hotel prompting an angry reaction.

Enforcement action could now be taken, Blackpool Council has warned.

Neil Marshall’s decision to rechristen the former Vidella Hotel on Dickson Road has angered councillors who branded the move ...

2017-02-25 18:43 open_in_new
Did Hitler want to make resort his playground?
It’s a story that has been told many times before, but the airing of a new TV series has seen it resurface: Hitler loved Blackpool so much he spared it from the wrath of the Luftwaffe and planned to turn it into his own personal holiday destination. ...
2017-02-25 17:37 open_in_new
Our latest project update is on Blackpool Zoo’s new elephant house

Work began last July to build a new elephant house at Blackpool Zoo.

The project is part of a £5m spending programme at the East Park Drive attraction.
The facility will replace the former enclosure which was 75 years old and was built originally as an aircraft hangar.
It is ...

2017-02-25 17:37 open_in_new
Fleetwood boss hails ‘intimidating’ Highbury crowd

Uwe Rosler wants Fleetwood fans to carry on where they left off at fortress Highbury and maintain an intimidating atmosphere for Northampton this afternoon.

In their last home game, Town staged another blockbuster under the floodlights to fight back from a goal down to beat Bradford City ...

2017-02-25 15:25 open_in_new
More disruption as Blackpool flights cancelled

Passengers flying to and from Blackpool today have been told their flights have been cancelled.

The only commercial service flying into Blackpool Airport has been hit by another day of disruption after Citywing today announced its flights between Blackpool and the Isle of Man would not be ...

2017-02-25 14:19 open_in_new
South Shore duo lead rally spectacular after opening night
The Subaru Impreza WRC of Blackpool South Shore Motor Club members Simon Bowen and Richard Robinson took an overnight lead in the 2017 Legend Fires North West Stages after Friday night’s opening stage on Blackpool Promenade. ...
2017-02-25 14:19 open_in_new
Thousands raised in name of brave Ollie

A fundraising ball organised by the friends and family of a seriously ill boy raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Sport mad Ollie Alderson played for the Under 10’s at Thornton Cleveleys Football Club and was a member of his local golf course at Poulton before he was diagnosed with ...

2017-02-25 13:13 open_in_new
Bowyer: I’ve done my job to steady ship at Blackpool

Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer believes he has successfully stabilised the club on the pitch.

Bowyer arrived at Bloomfield Road after the club had suffered a second successive relegation, resulting in the departure of Neil McDonald.

Having also steadied the ship at Blackburn following ...

2017-02-25 03:17 open_in_new
'Stop flying' order on Blackpool's only commercial service

The only commercial flight into Blackpool has been halted following the intervention of aviation authorities.

The Civil Aviation Authority asked Van Air, which operates flights into Blackpool on behalf of City Wing, to stop flying following an incident in the Isle of Man ...

2017-02-24 20:41 open_in_new
Rosler: I’ll never stop Fleetwood fans dreaming

Uwe Rosler may be keeping his feet firmly on the ground but the Fleetwood boss says he never wants to stop fans dreaming of promotion.

Town are fourth in League One and two points from an automatic play-off spot, but head coach Rosler said ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Northampton ...

2017-02-24 18:29 open_in_new
AFC Fylde boss seven wins from heaven

The countdown towards promotion continues for AFC Fylde tomorrow when they entertain Tamworth in Vanarama National League North.

Over the New Year, Coasters’ manager Dave Challinor worked out that it could take 10 wins to take the team up.

Now that figure has been trimmed to seven ...

2017-02-24 18:29 open_in_new
MISSING: Man, missing for 7 weeks, may be in Blackpool

Police are searching for a man who has been missing for seven weeks and may be in Blackpool.

Robert Dolan, 50, from Clydebank was last seen around 4.30pm on Wednesday 28 December 2016 and was reported missing Tuesday 7 February 2017, say police.

He is described as white, 5ft 8ins in ...

2017-02-24 17:23 open_in_new
Two arrested after police use stinger to stop stolen van

Two people have been arrested after a stolen van was stopped by police using a stinger in Bispham, say police.

The vehicle was stopped on Red Bank Road at around 1.20am on 24 February after police spotted the stolen white van.

Police used what they described as "preemptive tactics" ...

2017-02-24 17:23 open_in_new
Blackpool’s ‘second tower’ to be blown up on Sunday

A Blackpool landmark will bite the dust on Sunday when it is blown up to make way for houses.

Demolition experts will detonate the eight-storey tower at the National Savings site on Mythop Road at 9am.

The famous building was once home to ERNIE - the Electronic Random Number ...

2017-02-24 16:17 open_in_new
A place only for the bold as Doris batters Blackpool

When storms hit, the public are always advised to stay at home – avoiding all unnecessary travel – for their own safety.

Yesterday was no different as storm Doris battered the Fylde cost.

The Gazette’s Rob Stocks reported live from the seafront – watched more than ...

2017-02-24 14:05 open_in_new
Blackpool man left 74 animals to starve

A pensioner has been given a lifetime ban on keeping animals after leaving more than 70 rodents and reptiles to starve to death in his home.

John Gosnell, 72, abandoned his pets in such horrific conditions in his Grasmere Road home that out of the estimated 74 animals, only three degus and ...

2017-02-24 14:05 open_in_new
NATIONAL SAVINGS DEMOLITION: Everything you need to know

Here's what you need to know.

We'll be there on the day to capture the moment this historic building falls, broadcasting live on Facebook and Twitter from around 9am.

- The demolition of the eight-storey tower at the National Savings site on Mythop Road is set to take place on Sunday ...

2017-02-24 11:53 open_in_new