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TEAM NEWS: Blackpool make two changes for Luton clash

Terry McPhillips has made two changes to his Blackpool side for today's clash against Luton Town at Bloomfield Road.

READ MORE: Blackpool’s players will still be up for the fight

Donervon Daniels serves the first of his three-game suspension after being shown a straight red ...

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UPDATE: Two air ambulances called to Bispham after 70-year-old man is hurt in collision with car

Witnesses said he suffered head injuries, though the severity was not immediately known.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said the man was in a collision with a black Honda, which was pictured with damage to its windscreen and bonnet, at around 12.45pm.

The driver stayed at the ...

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Blackpool's Fin Sinclair-Smith makes loan move to Marine

Blackpool's Fin Sinclair-Smith has joined Northern Premier Division side Marine on loan for 28 days.

READ MORE: Blackpool’s players will still be up for the fight

The 18-year-old has been named on the bench for every league game for Blackpool so far this season, but has yet to ...

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REVEALED: Most popular baby names in Blackpool, Fylde, and Wyre last year

Nationally, Oliver and Olivia were the most popular baby names in England and Wales for the second year running, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Despite the top of the lists remaining steady, there are eight new names appearing in the top 100 baby names lists: two for ...

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Electrical fault caused fire at Blackpool hotel

​Firefighters​ tackled a blaze at an unoccupied hotel in Blackpool.

Crews were called to the building in Yorkshire Street, South Shore, at around 3.15am today.

A ceiling fan had burst into flames.

Officers using breathing apparatus tackled the blaze, which caused ...

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Train services from Lancashire hit after power failure

Inter city rail services to Scotland were affected today after a power loss.

Some services were cancelled, Virgin announced.

The train firm tweeted: "Due to loss of power to the overhead electric wires near Lockerbie, lines into Glasgow and Edinburgh are currently blocked. Updates to ...

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Wembley win can be a springboard for Askin

Fighting in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium would be the pinnacle for most boxers, but Blackpool’s Matty Askin insists this is just the start.

The British cruiserweight champion takes on undefeated Lawrence Okolie tonight as he looks to take a huge step forward in his ...

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Barton’s tribute to Fleetwood Town’s standout player

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton hopes Ash Hunter will continue to light up the pitch and the dressing room at Highbury.

The 22-year-old has scored twice and added seven assists this season as Town head to Southend United, aiming to make it eight unbeaten in League One.

Hunter has ...

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Hundreds join rally in Blackpool against American preacher Franklin Graham

Up to 200 people braved strong winds outside the Winter Gardens to protest the arrival of an American preacher whose anti-gay and anti-Islam comments have been sharply criticised.

Franklin Graham, the head of Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, is due to speak at the Festival of Hope at ...

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Are Blackpool dog orders money-making idea? Will they affect disabled? Your questions answered

The planned changes to the restrictions placed on dog owners have sparked heated debate – and in some cases confusion over what exactly is being put forward.

So what exactly are the rules at the moment and what changes are on the table?

READ MORE: 'We don't hate dogs' - ...

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Arrests after theft of cash from OAP in Blackpool

Two people have been charged after a pensioner had £1,300 cash stolen in Blackpool.

Lancashire police revealed that CCTV images helped them to make arrests.

Blackpool police tweeted: "Good news! Yesterday an 81 year old in Blackpool for her birthday had £1300 cash ...

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Blackpool return excites assistant boss

Blackpool’s new assistant manager Gary Brabin has spoken of his excitement at returning to a club where he holds such special memories.

The 47-year-old made the move to Bloomfield Road from Port Vale earlier this week after Terry McPhillips brought him in as his new number ...

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Blackpool’s players will still be up for the fight

Terry McPhillips insists the double red cards brandished to his Blackpool players last weekend won’t deter his side’s fighting spirit in future.

Donervon Daniels and Marc Bola were sent off in the 1-0 win at Plymouth Argyle following a stoppage-time altercation.

While ...

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Lifting the lid on Fleetwood Town’s away day success

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton is enjoying life on the road and lifted the lid on the reason for their away form as they head to Southend.

Town are unbeaten away from home in the league in their opening eight games of the season.

Barton’s side currently sits eighth in the table ...

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Two shocking road incidents caught on film in Blackpool

This was the shocking moment a motorist was caught on camera risking life and limb to drive over a level crossing while the barriers were down.

Stunned onlookers watched on as the BMW forced its way underneath the lowered gates at Carelton Crossing on Thursday night.


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Fylde passengers set to face more problems on the railway

Fylde coast rail travellers are set to face further disruption after talks between train operator Northern and the RMT union over driver only operations.

The two had been to arbitration service ACAS to discuss the matter. Northern wants to operate trains without guards, while the union ...

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Lytham pensioner, 82, could die in prison after being jailed for 13 years for abusing boys with his partner

A paedophile has been brought to justice more than 40 years after sexually abusing two boys.

Kevin Coleman, 82, of Lions Court, Saltcotes Road, forced the boys to commit acts upon him in the 1970s, Preston Crown Court was told.

He admitted nine charges against the boys, who were aged ...

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UPDATED: Family speaks after grandfather, 82, dies in fire at his Cleveleys home

Three fire engines were called to the quiet cul-de-sac when neighbours spotted smoke billowing from an upstairs window.

The man, George Wiseman, was trapped inside the home, and six firefighters wearing breathing masks went in to rescue him.

He was found and brought out, but was ...

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No strings attached as Pinocchio fairytale wings its way to Pavilion Theatre at the Winter Gardens

The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio is coming to Blackpool - and that’s no lie!

The Immersion Theatre production will head to the Pavilion Theatre at the Winter Gardens for four performances across two days on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April.

Based on the fantastical ...

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Kaiser Chiefs head west with January date at Blackburn’s King George’s

The Kaiser Chiefs have announced a run of dates early in 2019 – with a date at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall scheduled for January 31.

The band have also announced that they are back in the studio working on their seventh studio album with Ben Allen, the producer who ...

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Fishers Field off limits as footie pitches undergo big makeover

What is happening?

Fishers Field, on the corner of St Annes Road and Highfield Road, South Shore, has been closed off to the public as water company United Utilities starts to re-seed football pitches torn up so waterwork could be carried out. One pitch out of three normally used by ...

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