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The Eagle at Weeton: First look inside one of the Fylde coast's best known country pubs after £750,000 refurbishment

The Eagle at Weeton has been transformed into a top-end community focussed village pub complete with its own village shop, selling bottles of milk, artisan loaves, bacon by pound and cakes. It is the brain child of pub operator Ross Robinson and Star Pubs and Bars, Heineken’s pub ...

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Ride the Lights 2019: the date, start time, parking - and everything else you need to know ahead of Blackpool's biggest cycling event

Here is everything you need to know about the preview of the Blackpool Illuminations at the 2019 Ride the Lights event.

This year's Ride the Lights cycle hopes to be the biggest one yet, and organisers are keen to make it as accessible as possible.

The ride is not a race, just a ...

today 15:41 open_in_new
‘Make parents pay’ for cost of arson attack on Grange Park children’s play area

A children’s play area was deliberately set on fire in an arson attack - but three days on, no arrests have been made.

Blackpool Council and residents have spoken out about the mindless vandalism inflicted on the park outside Grange Park Children’s Centre.

Despite being given ...

today 15:41 open_in_new
Dozens of drivers caught speeding more than 10 times in four years

Dozens of British drivers have been caught breaking the speed limit at least 10 times in the last four years, according to official figures.

While nearly 250,000 motorists have multiple speeding convictions, 38 have been caught more than 10 times, with one driver clocked breaking the limit ...

today 14:38 open_in_new
Reads Avenue raid photos: armed and masked police arrest three men for conspiracy to supply class A drugs

Officers confirmed that the raid, which took place at around 3pm yesterday, was part of a cross-border operation.

Photos of the incident show the moment that armed officers arrive on Reads Avenue, just a few doors down from Sylvester Care Centre.

READ MORE >>> Five more ...

today 14:38 open_in_new
Residents on a Blackpool street say enough is enough after years of fly-tipping

Piles of rubbish mounting in an alleyway off Glenwood Street have repeatedly been reported amid growing frustration.

And within days of being cleared, fed-up residents say the problem returns as enforcement officers have so far failed to identify the culprits.

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today 13:35 open_in_new
Blackpool throat-slashing latest: a fourth person arrested for attempted murder after attack on Iddon Court and Elizabeth St

A fourth person has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a Blackpool man had his throat slashed on Iddon Court.

The man, 19, was arrested by police and is currently in custody.

He is the fifth person to be arrested in connection with the attack, and the fourth to be ...

today 12:32 open_in_new
Blackpool man arrested on suspicion of child sex offence

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming.

The man, from Blackpool, was arrested shortly after midnight this morning on Fleetwood Esplanade.

He remains in police custody.

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today 11:29 open_in_new
Quarter of drivers back more motorway tolls as M6 charges increase

One in four British drivers would welcome tolls on the country’s motorways if it improved road conditions, according to new research.

The study into attitudes towards road charging comes ahead of increases to costs on Britain’s only privately funded motorway – the M6 ...

today 10:26 open_in_new
These are the latest cases and conviction from Blackpool Magistrates' Court - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Here is the latest round-up of cases from Blackpool Magistrates' Court.

Lewis Jones, 32, breach of exclusion zone order

A man breached an court imposed exclusion zone,Blackpool magistrates heard.

Lewis Jones, 32, who lives in Blackpool but currently has no fixed address ...

today 08:20 open_in_new
Tram Sunday 2019: here are all the details of this year's Festival of Transport in Fleetwood

Here is everything you need to know ahead of Fleetwood's legendary "Tram Sunday".

The festival, which is expected to attract more than 70,000 visitors, is the largest event of its kind in the UK.

Vehicle enthusiasts from across the country flock to Fleetwood to see classic cars, ...

today 07:17 open_in_new
Fleetwood Carnival 2019: 21 photos of this year's 'bigger and brighter' event

Aside from the colourful parade, which has been an annual summer fixture in Fleetwood for almost 120 years, there were be lots of activities during the fun day to keep everyone entertained. The programme included the crowning of Charles Saer pupil Eva Taylor-Arnall as Fleetwood Carnival Queen ...

today 07:17 open_in_new
The Eagle at Weeton: First look inside one of the Fylde coast's best known country pubs after £75k refurbishment

The Eagle at Weeton has been transformed into a top-end community focussed village pub complete with its own village shop, selling bottles of milk, artisan loaves, bacon by pound and cakes. It is the brain child of pub operator Ross Robinson and Star Pubs and Bars, Heineken’s pub ...

today 07:17 open_in_new
Badge of honour as Blackpool's Jay Spearing plans for his future

Blackpool’s Jay Spearing has taken a big step towards a potential future career by completing his coaching badges.

READ MORE: Blackpool can fulfil potential with new owner says Charlie Adam The 30-year-old had been studying for his UEFA B coaching licence for much of last season ...

today 06:14 open_in_new
'The public deserves an investigation' into hold-ups to flagship Blackpool redevelopments

Two flagship projects in the major redevelopment of Blackpool town centre should be finished by now but are still a year or more from completion – prompting calls for an investigation.

Leader of the Tory opposition on Blackpool Council Tony Williams has demanded answers over delays ...

today 06:14 open_in_new
The parents of a Thornton girl born with a back-to-front heart aim to help others as they raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Healing Little Hearts

The parents of a tot born with a back-to-front heart are holding a fun day to help other families and patients get the health treatment they need.

The parents of a tot born with a back-to-front heart are holding a fun day to help other families and patients get the health treatment they ...

today 22:53 open_in_new
Computer science GCSE 'too much like maths' for some pupils, college boss warns

Bev Robinson, principal at Blackpool and the Fylde College, told a meeting of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) skills board that there was “anecdotal” evidence of a shift away from the subject based on feedback from pupils and parents.

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today 22:53 open_in_new
Electrified taxi firm launches new delivery van with 80-mile EV range

The company behind the electrified London taxi has revealed a new eco-friendly van that is say will transform inner city deliveries.

Based on the same platform and hybrid drivetrain as the LEVC TX cab, the new LCV van is designed for businesses operating in low-emissions zones which also ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
I thought the glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix would reignite my love for Formula 1 – I was wrong

It’s come to something when one of Formula 1’s leading lights says he’s falling out of love with the sport because drivers “all sound like lawyers” and aren’t allowed to say what they think.

But I know what Sebastian Vettel meant in the wake of his controversial penalty at the ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
Supermarkets slash fuel prices again, with up to 4p off a litre

The UK’s big four supermarkets have cut up to 4p per litre from the price of fuel in the latest round of a price war sparked by the fall in wholesale costs.

Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all announced over the weekend that they were making further cuts to their ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new
Subaru Forester review – leftfield SUV still going its own way

With a new Subaru Forester due in the UK late 2019 you could forgive the Japanese all-wheel drive specialists for running down the clock and shifting focus onto other models like the XV compact crossover, or the Outback estate.

But the Forester SUV is still a key part of Subaru’s ...

yesterday 18:41 open_in_new